Saturday, April 30, 2016

This Week on the Internet

Jonas' tooth came out in a dramatically bloody class-disturbing display that raised his street cred and got him checked out for the first time ever. I love his new toothy grin. We've had a crazy day of Russell working hard outside, and the rest of us taking it easy and watching movies. Tomorrow I'm teaching Relief Society. I've had a long week with a lot of things to think about. But I think all the thoughts are in the beginning stages because I can't seem to put any of them into sentences to share with you. Time to end the paragraph I'd say.

Onto the Internet!

This was interesting - a guy talking about the benefits of going off of alcohol and coffee from a purely secular standpoint and motivation. Nice to hear some reasons besides "Because I said so".

Planning for retirement, it's not just about the money. I liked this article thinking about how you're going to fill your retired years with meaning.

Why do girls tend to have more anxiety than boys? Not sure if that's fair, or just gender stereotyping, which I loooooove. No wait. Hate. But I'm sharing this because I feel like conscientiousness is linked closely to anxiety for a lot of people. In high school especially it's rewarded and held up as a gold standard of behavior (or at least it was for me), but it has a hidden cost and isn't sustainable.

Spanking is wrong. And it doesn't work. Science.

I've loved HIIT in my past life that involved exercise. The idea is that you work out for a shorter amount of time, but go all in. This study suggest that even just one minute of "all-in" can benefit you as much as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. Sounds awesome, but possibly too good to be true. I don't care. I want to believe.

Interesting: Why so many smart people aren't happy.

My sister Abby introduced me to Hamilton and it's so unique and intriguing. I'm not a big broadway musical fan, but this is different. I love how it takes history and subtly presents it in a way that makes it more relevant than ever.

I've been thinking a lot about the short story The Yellow Wallpaper. Have you ever read it? I love it love it. The history behind it and politics around it are as interesting as the story itself.

Want this: Dessert for two, No-bake Cheesecake Cups.

Finally: Presidential Jokes, First Sign of Spring, and time for a grown up sticker chart.

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