Posts Tagged ‘link roundup’

Friday link roundup 10/13

The Boy Scouts has announced that it will soon start admitting girls.

After 20 years, AOL is shutting down AOL Instant Messenger. Ah, all the memories of good chats….

About the “mystery box” aspects in television shows  The Good Place and This is Us.

From the New York Times: stories of several of the women coming forward about their experiences with film producer Harvey Weinstein.

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary online: better ways (or more effective ways) to say, “This sucks.”


Friday link roundup 10/6

Therapy dogs bring comfort to the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting.

Here is a link to one of the major GoFundMe donations campaigns for victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. You can find other related campaigns (including individual campaigns for specific people for medical costs, funeral expenses, etc.) here.

Lin-Manuel Miranda releases a new single to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Self-care and social media. This has some good insights and tools. The almost incessant access to online material — news, posts, etc — can affect our mental health, and it’s important to know when to take a break, step away, and how to best take of yourself.

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 12/2

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 10/7

Moving, redecorating or rearranging? 8 ways to help make your your home feel like a sanctuary.

How often do you think of your feet? 4 Steps to Happy, Healthy Feet.

On the U.S. and maternity leave (and lack thereof).

In Poland, which already has strict restrictions on abortion, a proposal to ban all abortions (including in case of rape and incest) will be dismissed due to protests against the ban across the country.

The peace deal in Colombia was put to a vote, and despite the anticipation of it being passed, 50.2% of Colombians voted against it, resulting in a defeat.

Wednesday, October 5 was World Teacher’s Day. The United Nations estimates that the world needs 69 million new teachers by 2030.

On the psychology of victim-blaming.

Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti and other areas of the Caribbean and is approaching Florida. Live updates here.

Friday link roundup 9/30

Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma. An important read for anyone who has experienced trauma and their loved ones.

Marzi of Introvert Doodles created a chart of a dilemma that introverts sometimes (er, often?) face: when to go out and when to stay in.

About an artist who painted her circle of women at the turn of the 20th century.

In Colombia, a peace deal brings 52 years of conflict to an end.

About the strategy Obama’s female staffers took to make sure their voices were heard.