Posts Tagged ‘links’

Friday link roundup 8/11

U.S. Surgeons General call for an end to surgery on intersex infants.

Society double standards depicted in 10+ illustrations and comics.

A parents’ movement to wait until high school to allow their children to have cell phones.

One woman’s reflection on what to say when people ask why you’re not having children.

More on the solar eclipse: See what it will look like from anywhere in the United States.

A short video on why honeybees create perfect hexagons in their hive.

Friday link roundup 8/4

From Rachel Schneider: On being a new parent with sensory processing disorder.

From Jessica Valenti: On being “matronly” and one-piece bathing suits.

Photographer and artist Cindy Sherman just made her Instagram account public.

Want to know more about the solar eclipse coming up later this month? So much interesting information here.

Friday link roundup 7/28

From the New York Times: 5 takeaways from last night’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

This map shows the most popular attraction in each state in the U.S.

10 years after an urban bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, a survivor tells her story.

There’s a trend in U.S. kindergartens of more work and less play.

According to a recent study, fairy tales may be older than originally thought.

The military spends more on Viagra than on transgender service members’ health care. Stories of several transgender people who served in the military.

Friday link roundup 7/21

A group of young women from Afghanistan headed for an international robotics competition were initially denied visas to enter the United States, but later received permission to come. During the competition, the team won a silver medal for courageous achievement.

Ever been told to change how you think when you’re feeling stressed out? This blog post talks about how the stress response is based in the nervous system, not in your thoughts.

A post with great wisdom on giving support: Hold your tongue and offer your heart instead.

In terms of discussing issues like drug abuse and addiction (as well as other topics), who tells the story and how they tell it can affect public perception and opinion and even policy. Here’s a post urging people to  Just Say No to Media Coverage of Drugs.  I would also recommend looking for alternate sources and seeking the bigger picture.

Link roundup 7/15

First look at the new A Wrinkle in Time trailer.

On the contracting and expanding nature of grief.

A Delaware-sized iceberg broke off of Antarctica.

A teacher’s perspective on name-shaming in classrooms and the potential of underlying racism.

Hug a baby, grow a brain. Why hugging babies and young children may increase brain growth and intelligence.

Great story of people coming together for the greater good: A family got caught in a riptide off of the Florida coast and beachgoers formed a human chain and saved them.

Friday link roundup 7/7

An introverted yoga teacher reflects on her experience.

A stage actress who has had parts in the musical wrote a sequel to Fiddler on the Roof.

How did kids from Germany and Cameroon fare on a study on self-control? Read this to find out.

A town in Italy started using silent fireworks to help their animals, who often get distressed by the noise.

About a feminist retirement home in Paris.

How well do you know the shape of each state? From Time: An exercise in drawing the 50 U.S. States.

The public comment period for the national monuments under review by the U.S. Department of the Interior ends on July 10th.  Follow this link to post your comments.

 

Friday link roundup 6/30

Three big myths about the life of Helen Keller.

An app that identifies plants when you take a picture. This might have come in handy during a hike earlier this week…

In this article, feminist and journalist Jessica Valenti writes about her — specifically, her young daughter’s — experience with the health care system and how the current bill in the Senate might harm children who have health issues.

Fun video: A dog walks onstage at an outdoor orchestral performance in Turkey.

This article speaks about the need for acceptance of people with autism, not just awareness.