Links make the world go ’round. And so does this bee made from pressed ferns by Helen Ahpornsiri:
- The Bustle hustle: “…only the personal sells, not the interrogation of the personal.”
- Fantastic article about universal design at Microsoft.
- What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team (submission from Petrea Mitchell; their comment: “Safe spaces and equal talking time show up in an unexpected context.”)
- Twitter’s missing manual: I knew a lot of this stuff, but there’s a lot in here about how conversations work on Twitter that I found really useful.
- Your Letters Helped Challenger Shuttle Engineer Shed 30 Years Of Guilt
- When critics become professors: “The wonder of modern American higher education is that it has managed to have it both ways, to emancipate and to regiment, to slot armies of dreamers, mavericks, and iconoclasts into their assigned roles in a highly technocratic society, to turn the most uncompromising and incandescent works of imagination — the poetry of Trilling’s erstwhile student Allen Ginsberg, say — into fodder for classroom discussion and assigned writing.”
- “As much as I’d like to conceive of myself as a sort of free-floating and entirely independent literary sensibility and quality inspector, the fact of the matter is that I am utterly a creature of corporate publishing.”
- The Unbearable Asymmetry of Bullshit
- Bless her heart: “Is it really about coloring? Or is it about spiritual hosts of wickedness sneaking mandalas into our homes and into our subconscious minds?” (In which it just goes to show that you can do a lot of research and still come to a conclusion which is utterly orthogonal to reality.)
- I was reading this article about ways to combat feeling overwhelmed and nodding right to the point where it recommended practicing “strategic incompetence” and then I noped out of it because that is a strategy that I’ve found really only works for men. And it’s amazing how well it does work for them.
- “Mothra stands (figuratively) as a symbol of the way women need to perform better, smarter, and faster than our male counterparts (literally) to even just be part of the conversation.”
- Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared?
- The Tyranny of “Do It Yourself!” How much do I fucking hate that admonition? A whole lot is how much.
- Rachael Acks goes to see Gods of Egypt so we don’t have to (and raises money for charity at the same time).
- Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something.
- The rise of American authoritarianism This is a long read and very much worth it, but I also think Fred Clark’s response to it is also quite important.
- I keep reading this and laughing. I feel a tiny bit bad about that, but not too much.
- You need this mashup of Hamilton and Star Trek in your life. You do. Trust me.
- You also need this marble machine.
- …and you might need this poem by Jo Walton, too.
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