Posts Tagged ‘current issues’

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.

Friday link roundup 3/3

Outerwear that would be great for refugees in camps, homeless people, campers, and more. The company Adiff’s humanitarian-oriented inventions including reflective jackets and jackets that turn into tents or sleeping bags. Here’s their kickstarter campaign.

An Iraqi artist in the Australian refugee detention center on Nauru describes how his art saves him.

Ten books to read when you’re feeling anxious.

“Is she literally a cat?” Playboy’s (suprisingly) insightful flow chart about whether to catcall women.

A track-by-track guide to Tori Amos’ acclaimed album Little Earthquakes from Rolling Stone. 

How a girl from a remote Nepali village became a world-class trail runner.

The most common job in every state.  A look at the most common jobs in each U.S. state from 1978 to 2014.

Research shows that artists have structurally different brains.
On March 8, many  women in the United States are planning on participating in a strike to demonstrate the impact of women workers. How to spend March 8 – “A Day Without a Woman” – if you can’t take the day off.

Friday link roundup 2/24

How the font Comic Sans helps people with dyslexia read more easily.

How opening your car door a certain way – as many people in the Netherlands do – may prevent bicycle accidents.

On how horses can read human facial expressions.

A Muslim woman who worked in the White House during the Obama administration and stayed on briefly after Trump was inaugurated talks about the transition and her experiences.

NASA and European astronomers say that they’ve discovered 7 Earth-sized planets that orbit a dwarf star.

An interview with the filmmakers who made a show called RISE, a series about the indigenous resistance movement, past and present.

Friday link roundup 1/20

A study found that women only said 26% of the words in the biggest movies in 2016.

Thousands will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow for the Women’s March on Washington. Here are ideas on how to support the movement from home.

The Woman’s March has gone global; here is an article about the rallies in Scandinavia.

After posting yesterday, I was happy to see this article: For people who might not have the physical ability or stamina to join Saturday’s marches and rallies, activists created the Disability March so participants can participate virtually.  On this website, people can post their pictures and share why they’re marching.

Heroine: Women’s Creative Leadership is a regular podcast on women, leadership, creativity, and more.

Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie is being recognized for her dedication to protecting Indigenous communities and intellectual property.

Friday link roundup 1/6

5 Resistance Resolutions for the new year; this one includes self-care tactics in the midst of potentially challenging times.  This one is more political, and includes about ways to directly resist the Trump administration during its first 100 days.

Illustrator Emily McDowell’s take on honest New Year’s Resolutions.

“…We know everything we do is so the kids after us/will be able to follow something towards safety;/what can I call us but lighthouses….” A stunning resistance poem by Elisa Chavez, a poet in residence at The Seattle Review of Books..

Does someone tear you down or lift you up with their feedback? Elizabeth Gilbert’s poignant piece on how to figure out who to trust.

13 things Carrie Fisher said about living with mental illness.

From The Atlantic: When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools.

Friday link roundup 12/30

From election politics to celebrity deaths and more, 2016 has seemed like a very tense and intense year for many. But there’s more to this past year than that. I’ve gathered some lists and articles from different sources to honor 2016 as a whole.

From Buzzfeed: 17 badass women you probably didn’t hear about in 2016. I found it inspiring to read about these women from around the world, many of whom have persevered in the face of adversity.

The editors at Feministing recap their favorite feminist articles (from the internet outside of Feministing) from this year.

The Year in Reading: Avid readers – who are also prominent poets, artists, filmmakers, diplomats, and more – share the books that accompanied them throughout this year.

More books! From the BBC, their picks for the best books of 2016.

A list of the best (most highly rated) films from 2016, and where to watch them.

From Vox: best underrated albums, 15 songs that showed there was goodness in 2016, and more “best of” lists.

From Medium: 99 reasons why 2016 has been a great year for humanity. I found this article refreshing at a time where it’s sometimes challenging for me to find the bright spots in what’s happening around the world. This list shares progress made in environmental conservation efforts, global health, economics, and more.

On a similar note from commondreams.org via YES! Magazine, 5 Signs of Positive Change in 2016.

A timeline of historical events in 2016.

Words from 2016:  A list of words that defined 20165 Words that explain 2016. Slang words teens loved to use in 2016 and their meanings.

Friday link roundup 12/23

December 21 was the Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). Here are 10 sayings about snow in honor of the change in season.

This past week, it snowed for the first time in 37 years in the Sahara Desert.

On how Teen Vogue and other women’s publications have increased their coverage of politics and other issues in recent years.

“We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive to those who adhere to a minority faith. All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s.” Charles, Prince of Wales, spoke out against extremist populist groups and religious hatred on the BBC radio.

Looking for something to make as an appetizer over the holidays? Here are 10 cheese appetizers that look delicious.

This year, Christmas and the first day of Hanukkah overlap.

Suggestions for Christmas Eve activities and traditions for families.

Next week: Last Friday link roundup of the year! I’ll be posting lists from 2016: Best of, worst of, etc. If you’d like to submit a list, you can contact me here