The complicated relationship between men and dancing. Discusses social stigma, cultural factors, and more.
Do you remember in 1997 when actress Rachel Leigh Cook did a “this is your brain on drugs” PSA? She’s back with an updated PSA about the implications of the war on drugs and race. This time, the PSA tells the story of the lives of two drug users: one who gets caught and one who doesn’t.
Musician Lorde opens up about her experience with synesthesia.
Reflections from Dr. Elaine Aron on neurodiversity and highly-sensitive people (HSPs).
NASA has made their media library more accessible to the public.
New evidence suggests that humans arrived in the Americas earlier than previously thought.
The list of national monuments that are being reviewed (for potential reduction or elimination) by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Netflix has released a series called 13 Reasons Why, based on the book by the same name. While I’ve read plot synopses, I’ve never read or watched either one (my choice). The story is centers around a teenager who dies by suicide and the tapes she leaves behind to describe what (and who) contributed to her decision. I’m sharing articles about the series because the show addresses sensitive topics, and I think raising mental health and suicide awareness is important — and it’s also important to make an informed decision on whether to watch the show (or things to consider if you do). So, trigger warning in these articles for mentions and discussions of suicide, rape, and sexual harassment and assault. A guide to the series for parents and teachers. First-person articles from people who have watched it: Why I Wish I Didn’t Watch ’13 Reasons Why.’ 4 Important Lessons From ’13 Reasons Why.’ About the show’s visual choices and using teen iconography. From someone who lost a friend as a teen: 13 Reasons Why Tells a Captivating Story, but Not My Story. How the show’s promise to raise teen mental health awareness backfired. On how the show addresses rape culture.
Have some nostalgia with a show that depicts the background of an infamous fictional thief: A future Netflix release that might excite people who grew up in the ’90s: Carmen Sandiego! I don’t know how many hours I spent playing “Where in the World…” then “Where in Time…” on my computer, in addition to watching the PBS game show. I think I also watched the cartoon series a few times, too.
Creative Action Network: A global community of artist and designers making art with purpose. Plus, you can submit your own art that follow the different sayings and themes!
Live updates of the March for Science from all around the world.
There’s a theory that there are four types of introversion.
A few reactions to Starbucks’ limited-time-only Unicorn Frappuccino. What I’ve heard from people I know: “It’s sweet,” and “I’m not sure about this…”
50 things to say to you child instead of “How was your day?”
In this short film, kids describe their emotions.
How screen time may affect kids’ sensory processing abilities.
How having a transgender child changed this Texas mother’s perspective. Also talks about transgender children in schools, policies, bathrooms, and much more.
In case of emergency: A story (article and video clip) about the seed vault in remote northern Norway, full of seeds from plants from all over the world.
On a matriarchal tribe in southwest China.
In pursuit of a flat stomach? Why having a little belly fat is a good thing for women.
In light of the recent chemical attack in Syria, how chemical attacks impact children.
I didn’t getting around to posting links yesterday. I did, however, go to an art/open mic-like event and sold some of my art and jewelry!
Now on to the links!
Obituaries of two inspiring women: Shirley Childress, deaf rights activist, and camerawoman/photojournalist Margaret Moth (this one is from years ago, but still a stunning portrait).
Different types of exercise affect different parts of the brain.
One person’s therapy journey and three tips for finding a good therapist.
How several of the London Tube stops got their names.
Volcanoes have long been the subject of fascination in many different disciplines, from science to literature to art. A BBC reporter investigates why volcanoes are so compelling.
Quote: To the girl who reads by flashlight/ who sees dragons in the clouds/ who feels most alive in worlds that never were/ who knows magic is real/who dreams…This is for you. -Dedication from Hunted by Meagan Spooner
One woman’s journey from anorexia to body positivity.
A 19-year-old artist confronts stereotypes of black male teens through joyful photographs.
An exploration about the importance of of balance as a sense.
Is it more important to console children immediately, let them cry and express their emotions, or tell them to buck up? This article weighs in.
“One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today.” – From this fascinating article about heterosexuality.
Is there a high cost and disadvantage to having greater emotional intelligence and empathy?
Research shows that electing more women changes the way government works.
Breaking: the American Health Care Act, the bill that was intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, has just been withdrawn in the U.S. Congress.
How the color green became associated with St. Patrick’s Day.
A great post on self care strategies.
An “interim parent” — Meet someone who takes care of other people’s babies while they make huge parenting decisions.
Meals on Wheels, AmeriCorps, the list goes on. A list of 15 of the programs that the president’s 2018 budget would cut.
How the Oxford comma — or lack thereof — won a court case.
Pictures from the production of Ava DeVernay’s film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.
According to a recently released report, immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than naturally-born U.S. American citizens.
Through the end of April in the Cochella Valley, artists have replaced billboards with photographs of the landscapes that they’re blocking.