Posts Tagged ‘articles’

Friday link roundup 4/28

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.

Friday link roundup 4/14

Family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer for taking on big business.

New Mexico bans lunch-shaming for children with families who can’t afford school lunch.

What being an only child says about you according to science. This article challenges the “only children are spoiled” myth and more.

The psychological benefits of baking for others.

Some fascinating Easter traditions from around the world.

Jupiter and Saturn’s moons have the potential for supporting life.

Friday link roundup 4/7

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.

Link roundup

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.

Friday link roundup 3/24

Dedication

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.

 

Friday link roundup 3/17

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.

Friday link roundup 3/10

Iceland becomes the first country to make equal pay mandatory.

Slovenia adds the right to drinkable water to their constitution.

An Iranian playwright wrote a play about the refugee detention centers in Australia.

At five years old, a girl from Oklahoma becomes the youngest person to qualify for the National Spelling Bee.

A bookstore decided to demonstrate how sexism affects the publishing industry by flipping books written by men around. The result is eye-opening.

On the Native Nations Rise march for indigenous rights.

Photos and commentary from “A Day without A Woman”/International Women’s Day throughout the United States.