Category Archives: Suggestion Saturday

Suggestion Saturday: September 15, 2018

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

I Used Every Pumpkin Spice Product I Could Find for a Week. Now My Armpits Smell Like Nutmeg. I can’t stop giggling at this article. Whether you love or hate pumpkin spice, you should really go read this.

At Least There’s Potatoes via seanpaulmahoney. Now that cooler weather is around the corner, I’m going to have to go back to eating potatoes more often again. They’re something I especially enjoy on a cold, crisp day.

Leaves Changing. This is a comic strip I recently discovered. Expect to see quite a few more links to them in 2018 and 2019.

There Are More Microbial Species on Earth Than Stars in the Galaxy. Raise your hand if this blows your mind.

The Art of Saying No via lisaorchard1. I couldn’t agree with this post more.

Watch Your Step: Why the 10,000 Step Goal Is Built on Bad Science. Well, this is disappointing. I’m still going to stick to my step count goals while we wait for more data to emerge. As someone who is young and healthy, I don’t think it’s going to do my body any harm to be a little more active than what the current recommendations think is best.  Obviously, this won’t be the right answer for everyone.

From Unknown Unknowns – The Problem of Hypocognition:

Tudor’s ice tale contains an important point about human affairs. Often, human fate rests not on what people know but what they fail to know. Often, life’s outcomes are determined by hypocognition.

From The United States of Space via Rad_Francis:

I’m aware that SF has a long history of equating humanity with American culture – it’s sort of the whole guiding metaphor of Star Trek, for instance, though it goes back further than that. But it’s a side of SF that’s always sort of bothered me, and I think it’s somehow more glaring here than in other SF novels I’ve read.

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Suggestion Saturday: September 8, 2018

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

7 Reason to Get On Your Bike via bloggerbythesea. Autumn is just around the corner, so it will soon be the perfect time of year for a bike ride.

Lineage. I’ve had similar thoughts about my ancestors. How about all of you?

Self-Care: How to Get More Done via SamAH4679. This was a good read.

Why Dogs and Humans Love Each Other More Than Anyone Else. Honestly, I have some mixed feelings about this article due to a video embedded in it that talks about why workplaces should become dog-friendly. I love dogs, but my allergy to them would cause health problems for me if it suddenly became socially acceptable for folks to take dogs everywhere with them. It’s been my experience that many of the people who want this change to happen don’t think about how hard it is to eliminate dander from a carpet or how sick someone can get if they’re allergic to dogs and must spend time with them in an enclosed space. I totally understand the exemption for service dogs, but I think the needs of those of us who have allergies should take precedence over the inclusion of any animal who isn’t performing medically-necessary tasks/services for their owners.

How to Give Yourself a Massage, No Matter Where It Hurts. I’m especially looking forward to trying the tips for shoulder blades and the upper back, but this entire list was helpful. I’m saving it for the next time I need a massage.

From Mentally Interesting Characters via bjornlarssen:

There is enough stigma around mental illness, and that stigma kills. Please don’t contribute to it.

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Suggestion Saturday: September 1, 2018

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, disgruntled dogs, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. I don’t know how it grew so large. Some weeks I struggle to find links for this feature, and others I want to add everything to it.

Ella in Cinders via tjtherien. Anyone who enjoys modern twists on classic fairy tales should click on this link right now.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Who else is planning to spend a lot of time reading this? It’s massive.

How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain via dlhampton. Ooh, I liked this.

What Waking Up to a Husky Looks Like. This is pure silliness, but it did make me chuckle.

Let People Love You via FictionOfTruth. Kat, the author, is a blogger I recently discovered on Twitter. If you’re not familiar with her writing yet, this is an excellent place to begin.

Good Humans Are Not a Scarcity. A short but good read. Sometimes after I hear about a shooting or a miscarriage of justice I’ve felt like there aren’t enough good people in the world, to be honest with you all. Posts like this give me hope that I’m completely wrong about that.

If Feeling Isn’t In It. Unlike the husky mentioned above, the dogs in this poem are much more content with humanity in general.

One Word After Another Book Club. No, this isn’t a blog post or an article. It’s a virtual book club a friend of mine started a few days ago that tries to find Indie authors to read. I think that’s a fabulous angle for a book club.  If you’re interested in this sort of thing, I’ll see you over there!

From Is the Future Female? Fixing Sci-Fi’s Women Problem:

I had succumbed to the same fallacy that seduces the tech world: the belief that diversity means seeking out more of the same, from different people. It is this idea that dictates every woman must learn to code, that expects people from diverse backgrounds to apply to organisations that show no sign of changing their monolithic cultures…

I read the 100 “Best” Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels – and They Were Shockingly Offensive. If you enjoyed the article above about sci-fi women problem, go read this one as well. It was linked to early on in one of the paragraphs of Is the Future Female?

 

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Suggestion Saturday: August 25, 2018

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

7 Reasons Why I Wish I Was Going to Hogwarts via bloggerbythesea. Honestly, can you blame her?

Are Cities Making Animals Smarter. This would make a great story. I’m just saying.

One Church, Twenty-Five ‘Witches” and a Thousand Skeletons via pk_adams. As grisly as this chapter in history was, I like the fact that these remains are going to be reburied and commemorated. It gives me hope that humanity is gradually learning from our past mistakes and will eventually stop doing this to each other at all.

Why Being Middle-Aged May Be the Best Part of Your Life. I hope this is right.

Is It Possible to Master More Than One Art Form via andre1begin. If you have a strong opinion about this either way, I hope you’ll hop over to Andre’s post and share it in the comment section.

Which is Better? Rewards? Punishments? This was so interesting.

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Suggestion Saturday: August 18, 2018

Here is this week’s list of links from my favourite corners of the web. Last week’s list was a little sparse. I think I more than made up for that this time around.

Don’t Worry About Feeling Sad – on the Benefits of a Blue Period. What do all of you think of this idea? I know I’m intrigued.

How a Disabled Person Feels When Someone Stares at Them via SarahJBpoetry. This is a blog I’m going to be keeping my eye on in the future.

It’s Never too Late to Be a Reader Again. Raise your hand if you’ve ever regretfully stopped reading something. I like the idea of returning to a book later on in life to see if it fits you better then.

Sand Castle Marketing via cynthiaharriso1. If you have a mailing list or are thinking of setting one up, go read this. I love this blogger’s approach to marketing. If only more authors and other creative folks thought this way.

Losing Earth – the Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change. Buckle down for a long read here. I’d be especially curious to hear the thoughts of everyone who clearly remembers 1979-1989. How much do you remember talking about climate change back then? Do you agree that we came close to finding a solution during that decade?

Broken Thoughts – The Story of My Two Broken Legs via sonzyb. Ooh, this made me wince. I also found it interesting because I’ve never broken a single bone and so didn’t know the details of how such an injury is treated. Keep in mind that there is one photo of her injuries and vivid written descriptions of them as well. It didn’t bother me, but I thought you all should know this in advance. If you like this post, be sure to click on part two at the end of it. There were four parts in all, and the author did link to the next one at the end of the first three parts in the series.

Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning. Seriously, how is this not the stuff of science fiction?

Beyoncé in Her Own Words: Her Life, Her Body, Her Heritage. I don’t normally pay attention to the lives of celebrities, but this article was interesting because of how private Beyoncé generally is. It makes me wonder why she decided to share such personal details about her family all of the sudden.

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Suggestion Saturday: August 11, 2018

Here is this week’s list of links from my favourite corners of the web. Yesterday I met a nice man named George McNeese on Twitter who is looking for other short story writers to connect with. Click on the links in the last sentence and say hello if you write short stories in any genre or… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: August 4, 2018

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other links from my favourite corners of the web. I did have a photo to include with it this time. There’s something whimsical about framing a shot in such a way that a cloud looks like a scoop of ice cream in a cone. Also, it matches… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: July 28, 2018

Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web. There’s no photo this week because I couldn’t find one that went well with the articles I’d found for all of you. Dark Secret. I’ve shared quite a few comic strips from this site over the last three… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: July 21, 2018

Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Bed Bugs. While I did see the clever twist coming ahead of time, it still amused me. The Joys of Repurposing via stuffoholics. While I think of myself as slightly better than average on this part of life, this… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: July 14, 2018

Here is this week’s list of short stories, articles, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Dust to Dust. This is one of those short stories that works best if it’s read on a hot, dusty summer day. Enjoy! Walk to Your Health via CorinneBlogs. It’s always nice to find other people who… Read More

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