Web Miscellany: Compilation #36

Hi! What are your plans for the weekend? I’ll be helping my mom with her garden, attending a consult with a genomics doctor, but otherwise taking it easy. Hope you have a good one. Here are a few fun links from around the web…

  1. Would you have a deconstructed wedding reception? I completely agree with the sentiment, “I want to be married, not get married.”
  2. The last few Saturday mornings have consisted of sauteed veggies, fresh strawberries and these Vegan Blueberry Muffin Pancakes (minus the sweeteners). Yum!
  3. Since the romper I purchased last week is the most clicked on link I’ve ever shared (haha!), here’s another favorite. For any petite or small-chested women who struggle to find bras that fit and flatter, Timpa is an absolute godsend! Be sure to size up, as they run small (so, if you’re normally 32A, order 34B).
  4. Mohandas Gandhi, in his search for the true roots of human violence, identified seven categorical acts of “passive violence.”
  5. From The Avocado Principles from Seth Godin. “If you get ahead of the cycle, waiting until the first one is ripe and then always replenishing before you need one, you can live an entire life eating ripe avocados. On the other hand, if impatience and poor planning gets you behind the cycle, you’ll be just as likely to waste every one you ever eat.” This sentiment is true of so many things–finance, relationships, etc.
  6. Did you know that a butterfly spends a third of it’s life as a gooey conglomerate of DNA within it’s cocoon? Check out this thought-provoking podcast from Jocelyn Glei on Hurry Slowly: Transformation Is Hard.
  7. And on the other end of the podcast spectrum, The Problem With Facebook on Making Sense with Sam Harris. The value we “the product” gain from Google, Amazon and Facebook is not equal to the value extracted from us. What if, one day, Google’s “are you human?” tests recognize that your crosswalk click time is slower (suggesting the onset of cognitive decline) and than sell this data to the highest bidder (likely your insurance carrier), thereby boosting your health costs? The data we share today may (and likely will) be used against us in some distance, or not-so-distant, future, so share wisely.
  8. Quote I’m thinking about from Brooke Hampton: “Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” I think this can be extended beyond just children, to our loved ones and even ourselves.
  9. Are we living in a simulation? Probability says you are more likely a simulated being than a biological one. While I can’t begin to wrap my head around this, it’s one of my favorite topics to muse on.
  10. What a fun Rube Goldberg machine! I feel like this video woke up my inner child.

4 thoughts on “Web Miscellany: Compilation #36

    1. Isn’t it great! My brother and I used to play a computer game called “The Incredible Machine” and create similar wonders/disasters in homes and hotel rooms across the country, haha! If I only had the time…

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