Links I Dag Last Week

Great introspective / storytelling. Nightshift Excerpts From An Instagram Essay link

I’m a bit late to the party with this, but worth sharing over and over. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TedX speech about being a feminist and, having no qualms or apologies about. Important, so important, for men to hear as well as women link

In celebration of women , here are six stories about women who travel alone. Pretty awesome reads. link

And in keeping with the travel theme (mostly because I’ve got travel in my mind and heart recently) here’s another awesome read. The Art of Arrival: Rebecca Solnit on Travel and Friendship. link


Lucienne Bloch, Frida biting her necklace, New York, 1933
“We went to a Spanish restaurant and had a kind of strong stuff like Vodka which one drinks with lemon and salt. We acted most crazy. It was a fine afternoon and cheered Frida up.”

oh Frida <3

Lucienne Bloch, Frida biting her necklace, New York, 1933

“We went to a Spanish restaurant and had a kind of strong stuff like Vodka which one drinks with lemon and salt. We acted most crazy. It was a fine afternoon and cheered Frida up.”

oh Frida <3

(via du-st)

Links I dig this week

You can’t be as “happy as a clam.” Clams don’t have emotions, and they have little to be happy about. Explanation here

Astronomers have just added one more layer to the Earth’s celestial address. You can now find us at: Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Laniakea Galactic Supercluster.. So cool link

John Oliver Wants to Know: How Is Miss America Still a Thing? Please watch link

Wanna know how tattooing works… here’s a slow-motion video. Very cool. link

This woman is SO bad ass!!! Read this! The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years. link

These personal tales from the edge of life link

This is one of those links that are hardest to share and click on, and read, read to the end, but those are the most important. This is a feature on death. Powerful portraits of individuals before and directly after their death and their last thought on death and living. link

This is strange… and cool! John Malkovich you see, has gone ahead and recreated some pretty iconic, and universally recognizable portraits. Go ‘head and take a look, you’ll be laughing and feel creeped-out at the same time link

Links I dig this week

25 Famous Women on Childlessness here

This album is beautiful. Playing on repeat. 

Clive James, a writer, who is also terminally ill wrote a gentle beautiful poem about dying and knowing that the end is near, and how his final wish is to just “live to see” the maple tree’s leaves turn red. Showcased in this week’s New Yorker Japanese Maple

Did you know, that Oscar Wilde’s last words were “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go.” link

A very good argument against tipping worth understanding and discussing. Does tipping actually just encourage restaurants to pay service workers the minimum they can get away with? link

Condom-less male birth control may be available as early as 2017. Cheers to more gender equality when it comes to family planning link

Speaking of gender equality. Report: Most Men Still Out-Earn Most Women link 

How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking and Give a Great Presentation link

Which Cities Sleep in, and Which Get to Work Early (spoiler: New Yorkers get to work late.) link

Gwynn Guilford on how climate change will affect the wines we drink. “By mid-century, more than four-fifths of the land in France, Italy, and Spain that’s now used for vineyards will be producing grapes unsuited for wine, according to a 2013 study. Australia stands to lose up to three-quarters of its currently viable vineyard land; California’s looking at a 70% decline.” link

[personal favorite pet peeve] Stop telling women to smile campaign. link

humansofnewyork:

After I took his portrait, I asked him if he could remember the happiest moment of his life. He thought for a moment, put one finger in the air, and said: “Albania, number one!”

humansofnewyork:

After I took his portrait, I asked him if he could remember the happiest moment of his life. He thought for a moment, put one finger in the air, and said: “Albania, number one!”




“My local library branch started doing this “Blind Date with a Book” thing, thought you guys might like it. The shelf was full when we got there, but was like this as we were leaving. The books are wrapped in paper and have different designs on them, and then a few words vaguely describing the subject matter of the book. Things like “Drama”, “Plot Twists”, “espionage”, etc. The only thing exposed on the book is the barcode that you use to scan the book out. I thought it was a pretty cool idea.”

“My local library branch started doing this “Blind Date with a Book” thing, thought you guys might like it. The shelf was full when we got there, but was like this as we were leaving. The books are wrapped in paper and have different designs on them, and then a few words vaguely describing the subject matter of the book. Things like “Drama”, “Plot Twists”, “espionage”, etc. The only thing exposed on the book is the barcode that you use to scan the book out. I thought it was a pretty cool idea.”

(via mrsweasley)

literaryjukebox:

That’s the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they’re suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That’s why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster. So when you realise you’ve gone a few weeks and haven’t felt that awful struggle of your childish self — struggling to lift itself out of its inadequacy and incompetence — you’ll know you’ve gone some weeks without meeting new challenge, and without growing, and that you’ve gone some weeks towards losing touch with yourself. The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they did’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.

Ted Hughes in Letters of Ted Hughes

Song: “Love Is Everything” by Jane Siberry

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