Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Victorian Advice for a Dry January via MimiMatthewsEsq. I was fascinated by how much the Victorians knew about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol. I’ve always kind of assumed that their resistance to it had been for moral, not medical, reasons.
Healthy vs. Sick Goals. From what I’ve read, this flu season is worse than usual because the dominant strain of the flu is a nasty one and the vaccination is much less effective than usual. Stay healthy, readers! If you do become sick, this comic strip might help you crack a smile.
Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer. Confession: I’ve been guilty of this for years. There is something appealing to me about living in a world where you get to spend all of your time with your loved ones working as a team to survive. I’m lucky enough to have a spouse, parents, siblings, a sister-in-law, and niblings (which I recently learned is the gender-neutral term for nieces and nephews) who are all a joy to spend time with.
How One Couple Saved Their Marriage By Asking Each Other a Simple Question. Click-bait headline aside, this article was fabulous.
From Two Years Dead:
When I opened up my OKCupid profile, I was already two years dead.