It’s time, once again, to pop that mental corn!
Kristi Coulter gave up drinking and realized why so many women use alcohol as a crutch. Quartz
She doesn’t owe you shit. James Fell’s Body for wife blog.
Jim C. Hines: what is this “rape culture” we keep hearing about?
Chuck Wendig posts a public service announcement: dear men, it’s time we had a conversation. Terribleminds
Cree Summer talks about diversity in animation and the myth of the carefree black girl. Tahirah Hairston for Fusion.
Marie Solis introduces us to Moya Bailey, the woman who coined the term, “misogynoir.” Mic
Laura McKeon examines the Matilda Effect: the disappearing act. Hazlitt
Siobhan Fenton reports that even though period pain has been proven as bad as a heart attack, doctors continue to ignore it. The Independent
Marianne Moen of The Dangerous Women Project features women of the Viking age, then and now.
The safest possible route.* Anna Lovind on Annapurna Living.
Maria Lally introduces us to hygge, the Danish secret to happiness.* The Telegraph
How to be perfectly unhappy.* One of the many reasons I love The Oatmeal.
Deshun Wang – Be the fiercest.*
The Assembly of First Nations urges Canada to invest in safe drinking water. Michelle Zilio and Matthew McClearn for The Globe and Mail.
Doris Jean Lamar is the last living person who is fluent in the Wichita language.
John Horgan on the secret life of terrorists. Nova’s secret lives of scientists and engineers.
Amy Schlinger shares six health benefits of walking 1,000 more steps a day. Rodale’s Organic Life
Fiona Macrae reports on a revolutionary new drug that promises to prevent Alzheimer’s disease from developing. The Daily Mail
SETI is investigating a signal from deep space. Will it prove to originate from an extraterrestrial civilization? Robin Seemangal for The Observer.
Jolene Creighton explains what the Kardashev Scale is and what it might mean for the future of the human race. Futurism
How do dogs “see” with their noses – Alexandra Horowitz. Ted.ed
What happens when otters see a butterfly – kawaii!
Nothing but thieves – Graveyard whistling.
*posts that comforted me this past week.
And that’s a wrap, people.
See you Saturday with the last of my CWS 2016 sessions, Grants for writers with Jack Illingworth of the Ontario Arts Council. It’s kind of timely. Deadlines are coming up.