Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls →
“As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts…” Resist the urge to complement their cuteness; be inquisitive about their personalities and what’s on their mind. via fitvillians
Bibliographic: The 100 Best Design Books of the... →
Things I Wish I Was Doing This Weekend
1. Chasing an inflatable gold cube in the fields off somewhere 2. Painting 3. Drawing 4. Having a long talk with a friend and getting stuff off my mind. In order of most likely to happen: 3, insert: buying a pony, 2, insert: flying to Iceland this weekend, 1, 4. …Aaaaaaand what will actually happen: paperwork (meh), staying up too late (boo!), thinking about all those grown-folk things...
Twitter / @zen_habits: "Fight the marketing", btw,... →
It’s Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday! Always loved those characteristic lines and edges in her work.
Once again, when you isolate the effective treatment of women in the media and use these representations to create a critical dialogue with the 51%, you realize (again) just how well we’ve all been played. This may not be new information, but how we choose to interact with it and let it affect us is what will make a difference. Studies show the majority of the purchasing power is yours if...
"The worst thing you can do to any human being, of... →
-Tavis Smiley (feeling that 5:01!)
I need to keep a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of attitude
'Occupy' protests held around the world →
As this movement becomes more global, a brilliant question is posed: Can ‘a more egalitarian society here at home’ ‘translate into a more egalitarian global society’? A wise man did say, “Injustice is indivisible….”.
I think Congresspeople should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we can...– My friend Jessica (via venceremos) !
#Stuff my African mother says...
Asiyefunzwa na mamaye hufunzwa na ulimwengu. “If your mother doesn’t teach you, the world will.”
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is...– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV
BookList! DailyCandy Roundup of 101 →
Insider Out: One man's journey from the front... →
What do you hope this movement becomes? “My hope would be that, like all great social movements, that it gets so large in number and influence that it fundamentally changes the priorities of our elected officials so that they believe then that it’s their obligation to serve individuals and not corporations.” What do you say to critics of this movement? “I think that most grassroots movements...
Things I do not like
- Putting busyness and multitasking on a pedestal (at the expense of relationships… and sanity). - Checking multiple log-in sites and forms of communication just to plan a get-together or talk with friends (Why does no one just call? I have over 4,000 rollover minutes! Maybe I’m old school, but I like to hear people’s voices). - The healthcare/insurance system (although I am...
Time Lost and Found- Anne Lamott →
“…you have to grasp that your manic forms of connectivity—cell phone, email, text, Twitter—steal most chances of lasting connection or amazement. That multitasking can argue a wasted life. That a close friendship is worth more than material success.” Such an interesting read! Except rather than skipping...