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Suggestion Saturday: April 29, 2017

Here is this week’s list of essays and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

My Birth Father’s Double Life via WomenWriters. What a story!

Politeness Isn’t Enough; We Now Demand Friendliness. And It’s Destroying Authenticity. I couldn’t agree with this more. I don’t see how this will change, but I sure hope it will.

Not a Human Metronome via MichaelTMiyoshi.

Why Millennials Are Avoiding Small-Town America. It will be interesting to see if this trend shifts as my generation grows older. I honestly don’t see it happening for most millennials, but maybe I’m wrong about that!

His Heart, Her Hands. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. I was really surprised that this guy hadn’t written down all of his songs before he was given this diagnosis, but I liked the hopeful tone of this article.

The Medieval Sound of Silence via AprilMunday. None of the history books I’ve read have discussed this. I wonder what other differences we’d immediately notice between medieval times and our own that most people don’t think about?

So How Does a Centaur Eat, Anyway? Half of the reason why I’m sharing this with you is that I love finding other people who spend so much time figuring out how their favourite science fiction and fantasy stuff could work with our current understanding of the various branches of science. The other half of the reason why I’m sharing it is that  I couldn’t stop reading it. It was written so well.

From Bun. If the comic strip below is too small to read, click on the link on the left.

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Suggestion Saturday: April 22, 2017

Here is this week’s list of short stories, comic strips, essays, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. It’s much bigger than usual because several of the links are for comic strips and also because I kept finding things I thought you’d all love.

Mulu Canopy Walk – In the Face of Fear! via feetdotravel. If you have a fear of heights, this is a great post to read. I’m really proud of this blogger for facing her fears like that.

Come See the Living Dryad. This story was so engrossing I actually googled the characters in it to see if it was based on real events.

The Key to Success in Life. I can’t stop laughing at this.

It’s “Just a Bunny” via Best4bunny. This post is filled with photos of cute little rabbits. Is that the only reason I’m recommending it to you? Of course not! It is one of them, though.

Oscar and the Flying Fish via yadadarcyyada. A story of magical, flying fish as told from the perspective of a young child.

Rituals Part 1 and Part 2. This is something that totally should have happened in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode.

The Hippies Have Won. My parents aren’t old enough to be hippies, but we did eat hippie food when I was growing up. It makes me happy to see stuff like brown rice and whole foods become mainstream.

How to Survive the Next Catastrophic Pandemic. No, this isn’t a sly reference to a zombie movie or anything like that. It’s sensible advice that everyone should listen to.

From What Is Good Rhetoric? 

Philosophers have had a longstanding problem with rhetoric. The standard view of the quarrel is well-known: philosophy is a truth-directed activity concerned with reasoned argument, while rhetoric is uninterested in truth and concerned merely with persuasion.

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Suggestion Saturday: April 15, 2017

 Here is this week’s list of links from my favourite corners of the web.

How to Banish Negativity with This Simple Mind Tool via dlhampton. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean that it’s easy. It does work, though!

Happy Beaster. No, that isn’t a typo. What if the Easter Bunny wasn’t the only animal who brought you treats at this time of the year? Click on the link to read more.

Sadie and Maude. This made me smile. I wish there was more to it.

The Girl Who’s Going to Survive Your Horror Movie. Don’t worry,  this isn’t gory or scary at all. I actually found it kind of amusing.

You Can Now Buy a Calendar Full of Hairy Men Dressed as Fairies.  I saved this to share with you on Easter weekend because I think the next step should be for these guys to dress up as the Easter Bunny. Haha!

Happy Passover via JWilck. Oh, this was too funny.

Why Are Black Girls Missing via VIE_IS_ME. There are heartbreaking stories behind every one of these disappearances. I liked how this post explained what’s happening and how society can try to prevent it in the future.

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Suggestion Saturday: April 8, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Found a Baby Bird? I can’t remember if I’ve shared this infographic with you on a previous Suggestion Saturday post or not. It is a good reminder of what to do if you find a baby bird at this time of year, though.

If We Survive the Night. The twist at the end of this story was brilliant. (Fair warning: it’s a horror story, but don’t let that stop you if you’re not typically a fan of this genre. It’s fantastic and not at all what you might expect).

Discovering You’re Bi: What People Think vs. What It’s Really Like. I couldn’t stop gigging. This hit the nail on the head.

A Cure for Melancholy: Victorian Medical Advice on Treating Depression via MimiMatthewsEsq. This was fascinating.

The Ugly Industry: How the Beauty Industry Makes You Feel Worthless via WMASLAM63323693. What a great post. When I avoid advertisements, I’m surprised by how much less I think about being beautiful.

Magic Dog Vomits Any Liquid Required for Him via TarkabarkaHolgy. I’m sharing this with you because it is by far the strangest folktale I’ve heard of in my entire life…and I’ve read a lot of folktales! It’s hard to imagine how and why someone came up with it. Did they have a pet dog who vomited a lot? Was it a retelling of a nightmare? We’ll never know, but it’s still fun to think about.

Rainy Day Reading. Toronto has been getting a ton of rain this past week. Yes, this comic strip is an accurate picture of how I’ve been passing the time.

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Suggestion Saturday: April 1, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Non-Mythical Beasts. If you’ve ever wished that there could be dragons in the real world, this comic strip is for you.

The Water Cycle. This was too funny.

The Non-Complaint Department via notquiteold. I absolutely loved this.

The Myth of Not Aging via RADnursing. The only alternative to growing older is to die young. I like this post’s healthy attitude to aging.

Yuval Harari on Why Humans Won’t Dominate Earth in 300 Years. While I’m not entirely sure that I agree with the premise of this article, it still challenged me to think.

Accidental Therapists: For Insect Detectives, the Trickiest Cases Involve the Bugs That Aren’t Really There. This was simply fascinating.

From A Conversation About Science via MoxieJavi‬:

As an environmentalist and a concerned citizen, it is alarming that science has become so politicized. After all, scientific inquiry is what has brought us into the 21st century and continues to teach us more about the world and universe in which we live.

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Suggestion Saturday: March 25, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, calls for guest posts, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. In the Air. For those of you who live in places that have long, cold winters, does the air in your neighbourhood smell like spring yet? Guest Posts Wanted via DarciaHelle. Are any of you… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: March 18, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth. One of my favourite pastimes is reading articles about archeology, especially when it relates to Neanderthals and ancient modern humans. This was utterly fascinating. It makes me wonder what… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: March 11, 2017

Here is this week’s list of poems, stories, comic strips, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. I’m Sorry Steve’s Dead, But Maybe He Shouldn’t Have Touched My Snapple. The picture on the left was the perfect accompaniment to this short story. The story itself is told in multiple parts, for the record.… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: March 4, 2017

Here is this week’s list of poems, predictions about the future, open letters, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Late February. This poem perfectly captures what this time of year feels like. I wish I’d found it earlier so I could have included it in last week’s Suggestion Saturday post! Extremely Fair… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: February 25, 2017

Here is this week’s list of stuff from my favourite corners of the web. Counting Steps to Increase Physical Activity. Is everyone staying active this winter? I use a program similar to this one, and it’s been effective for me. Orthorexia Nervosa “Unhealthy” Healthy Obsession via Charmsthefoodie. This is a self-test for an eating disorder called Orthorexia.… Read More

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