Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Friday link roundup 6/2

Need a dose of laughter? 14 female cartoonists to follow.

From Buzzfeed:  a week of lunches on a $20 budget.

In light of the president withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement, mayors of numerous U.S. cities are affirming their commitment to it.

This piece from NPR looks at five things that could possibly change (in the U.S. and worldwide) in response to the U.S. withdrawing from the climate deal.

A reflection of the history of the Golden Gate Bridge as it turns 80.

Wonder Woman comes out in theaters today and is getting good reviews. A review with thoughts on female representation. This article reflects on whether Wonder Woman will change the luck (and prevalence) of superhero movies starring female characters.

Today is apparently National Doughnut Day in the U.S. Here’s a list of places that are offering deals (free, or free with purchase). Now, if you’ll excuse me while I go satisfy that sudden (and effectively marketed) craving….

 

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Friday link roundup 12/2

Next week, I’ll be doing a special holiday-themed Friday link roundup. This is an open call to send me your links for holiday-related posts, gift guides, tips, news, and more. You can contact me through the form here.

Also, I’m considering doing at least one link roundup with a specific theme each month, so if you have ideas for future ones, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks!

In the meantime, here are this week’s links:

What does embodiment mean to you? 20 yogis and dancers describe what embodiment means to them.

One way to counter-protest a rally: dress up as clowns.

The FDA has given the green light to continue a trial of using a “party drug” as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

An update on the wildfire in Tennessee.

A study finds that deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is up 29% from last year.

Close to 2,000 veterans arrive at Standing Rock to act as “human shields” for water protectors.

Research before reacting: A video on the importance of fact-checking information shared on social media.

Spotify has just released an ad campaign with billboards and posters that include commentary on people’s music listening habits.  One example to show you the quirky humor of these ads: “Dear person who made a playlist called ‘One Night Stand with Jeb Bush like He’s a Bond Girl in a European Casino,’ we have so many questions. Thanks, 2016, it’s been weird.”

Friday link roundup 10/14

In Arizona, drive-thru restaurant Salad and Go provides a quick and easy alternative to traditional fast food.

Ever heard someone say, “I’m being so OCD” or something along those lines? This article describes the real experiences of people living with obsessive compulsive disorder.

Women respond to men who told them to smile.

On October 13, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature. This page from The Guardian includes responses from various sources on this momentous occasion.

From Upworthy: A dad reflects on Donald Trump’s comments in a letter to his young sons, and makes powerful points about men and masculinity.

An obituary to the Great Barrier Reef has gone viral on social media channels. Scientists protest the article’s message and argue that while it is damaged and dying, it is not dead, and there could still be hope.

Friday link roundup 6/10

Actress Kristen Bell discusses her depression.

A sexual assault survivor eloquently addressed her attacker in the form of a letter.  (Contains graphic description of assault).

How often has someone told you to smile for a picture or any other reason? Various cultures may value smiling differently.

Are self-sustaining farmpods the future of food? The owners of a pod in Santa Fe, New Mexico discuss their process and outlook.

France declares all new rooftops must be topped with plants or solar panels.

Creativity expert and author Julia Cameron reminds us that there is no age limit for creativity.

Friday link roundup 5/27

U.S. President Barack Obama just made a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan.
A Survivor’s Tale: How Hiroshima Shaped a Japanese-American Family.

There’s a sanctuary in London where people with suicidal thoughts can go to seek refuge.

What “holding space” really means.

A new neighborhood on the outskirts of Amsterdam will be the first of its kind to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, producing its own power, and handle its own waste. It’s the first ReGen Village, and more might be designed and built in the future.

A safeguard against burn out and being constantly plugged in: In France, there is now a law that bans workers from sending work e-mails on weekends and holidays. Another way of looking at it is that French workers have been given “the right to disconnect.”