Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Lineage. I’ve had similar thoughts about my ancestors. How about all of you?
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.
There is enough stigma around mental illness, and that stigma kills. Please don’t contribute to it.