Posts Tagged ‘links’

Friday link roundup 12/1

Family honors a grandmother’s memory by displaying all her quilts at her funeral.

This video might be a little corny. However, I laughed and I think it’s cute. It also includes a meaningful message about gratitude and gifts for the season.

The books that make up the Christmas book tree in the White House library. Well, there is consistency in color, if not subject material.

A sensory friendly Santa! The 30-minute visits include an opportunity for kids to sit with Santa as well as participate in arts and crafts activities in a low-key environment.

Participate in Susannah Conway’s December Reflections, a creative way to go through December through taking (sharing optional) a picture each day. There’s a Facebook group to go with it, so you get to see what other people from all over the world have come up with.

It’s December 1st! A variety of creative advent calendars.

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Friday link roundup 11/24

Last week, I was visiting my hometown, and for the first time in quite a while, I missed posting my roundup of links altogether. I know I’ve fallen into posting it anywhere between Friday and Sunday lately. Maybe it’s time for a change, but for now, I’m going to take it week by week. More updates coming soon.

This woman created a hospice for homeless senior dogs.

“This is actually happening. The so-called “revelations” about endemic male sexual aggression in Hollywood, in the media, in politics, in the tech world, and in communities large and small have not stopped, despite every conceivable effort to dismiss, discredit, shame, and belittle the survivors coming forward to demand a different world. The most uncomfortable revelation is the fact that none of this, really, was that revelatory.”             — From a post by Laurie Penny from several weeks ago. I think it’s worth reading. Go here for the full post.

On hitting a high note — an extremely high one — at the Metropolitan Opera.

Is there such a thing as too much gratitude? The author of this article weighs in.

The real history of Black Friday.

Friday link roundup 11/10

An open letter to Brené Brown: On using the term “obesity” and shame.

From the New York Times: A 10-year-old girl addresses what she sees in the classroom, and she wants more girls to raise their hands.

Video: Contestants in the Miss Peru pageant cite statistics on violence against women instead of their body measurements.

From Jezebel: This is what a news cycle that holds sexual predators accountable looks like.

The history of Veterans Day.

Link roundup 11/3

In the U.S. and need health insurance? Enrollment for plans under the Affordable Care Act for 2018 runs from November 1st through December 15, 2017. Find more information here.

There’s a hidden void in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Burrito: the extremely rare male tortoiseshell kitten.

On Sunday, set your clock an hour back… About how some people prefer the winter months.

 

 

Friday link roundup 10/27

Video:  A tourist asks if he can play with a group of Italian street musicians….and the result is amazing.

The quiet radicalism of singer-songwriter and activist Tracy Chapman.

On men taking classes to unlearn toxic masculinity.

On Danes and work-life balance.

On the benefits of being a “non-monogamous employee” — on working multiple jobs, having a side hustle in addition to a full-time job, etc.

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.