Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. I can definitely tell that a lot of people are taking blogging breaks over the summer. It’s been a little more challenging for me to find good material to share with everyone recently, although I definitely enjoy sifting through all of my sources.
Resilience Is Futile: How Well-Meaning Nonprofits Perpetuate Poverty I’m not surprised by this at all.
It’s 104 Degrees Outside. 10 Reasons Why That’s a Good Thing. Last weekend Toronto felt like it was 104 degrees outside when you factored in our extremely high humidity. I found this post while googling something related to this topic and thought my readers would enjoy it.
Blind, Orphaned Red Fox Kit at Buttonwood Park Zoo. It’s been a long time since I shared a cute animal video with my readers. This one made me want a pet red fox. They’re so playful and cute.
First, we wanted them to ban all the terrible things we read about in magazines. No more child labor, choked ventilation, abusive bosses, confiscated passports. Companies should apply U.S. working conditions or, at the minimum, follow local laws where they operated. Second, we wanted them to send inspectors to see if those commitments were being met.
And most companies did these things. That was the easy part. The hard part, it turned out, is that these structures aren’t designed to make factories take better care of their workers. They’re designed to make factories look like they are.
What have you been reading? How do your reading habits change from one season to the next?