Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz April 13-19, 2014

Thoughty ThursdayI’m going to try something just a touch different this week. I’m not just dropping links, but hyperlinking text. Experts say readers prefer it.

Let me know what you think, will you?

What students really need to hear from Chase Mielke. Affective Living.

How social media has affected our reading habits. From the Washington Post.

Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty posted this fascinating article on the language of the minions. My interest in languages drew me in right away. LOVE.

Mindy Kaling featured on Upworthy. Backhanded compliments are so not.

Communication presented this bit of reverse psychology: 15 things highly confident people don’t do.

This post by Brenda Knowles on her introvert blog Space2Live was surprisingly controversial. At its core, it’s about the difference between being lonely, and being alone, but it sparked a small flurry of responses. Some people took exception to her association of decision-making with her masculine side and shopping with her feminine side. What do you think?

Upworthy presented Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s thoughts on marginalization in the sciences.

An amazing time-lapse video: the mountain. share what a reporter discovered while filming beavers close to his house.

ViralNova’s 28 happy-making pictures.

Trending Monkey. Puppies cuddling stuffies. And get your mind out of the gutter! This is CUTE.

And that’s it for this week.

Off to watch Vikings—Rawr!

3 thoughts on “Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz April 13-19, 2014

  1. I love that you mentioned the feminine/masculine controversy of shopping vs. decision-making that my post elicited. Mostly I thought of the purchases I made as feminine (undergarments, makeup, jewelry) and not so much the shopping itself. I absolutely believe women are as capable of making decisions as men but I have recently been re-visiting the differences between the masculine and the feminine essences. I believe there are solid differences but I also believe men and women have both essences within them, just like we all have characteristics of introversion and extroversion within us.


    • The controversy emerged on FB and the most vocal were people who, as children, strong female role models (mothers, aunts, grandmothers) and passive or absent male role models. It was quite interesting.


      • That’s great! I love that it spurred people to speak up.:) Women can and do step up and exercise their masculine essence especially when there’s an absence of it in their environment. The question is how happy are we about doing that? Would we rather be radiating our feminine energy? I recently read David Deida’s, The Way of the Superior Man. Thought provoking and controversial.


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