The Week’s End // A Round-up of All Sorts of Interesting Stuff

Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re looking for some interesting reads to check out while you kick back and relax, or maybe before you go do something fun and exciting, look no further, I’ve got you covered! Every weekend I like to share with you the most interesting things I found across the great, wide web. Enjoy!

NASA Announces Evidence of Liquid Water on the Surface of Mars // GOOD

Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water,’ in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected.

Very exciting news! Scientists have found water before in the universe but it is usually frozen or vapor, this is the first time liquid water has been seen outside of our own little planet.

A Wrinkle In Reading // Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

“A Wrinkle In Time is still on the list of challenged books. It has been challenged as being too Christian and as not being Christian enough. Go figure.”

Oh this one got me riled up! Those poor kids will never know this amazing story simply because one parent was beyond ignorant and arrogant.

Episode 1 – What We Know // Limetown

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.

This is so good! I honestly thought it was real when I heard it. I had to Google “Limetown” to find out it was a fictional report. That’s how good it is.

Here’s 31 Horror Movies You Can Watch On Netflix For Every Day Of October // Thought Catalog

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — October is here!

I plan to watch every one of these :)

New Tumblr-esque Zine Puts Women of Color Front, Center, and in Sparkly Eyeliner // Broadly

Immediately noticeable about Isis Nicole magazine are the bright colors and maximalist aesthetic.

I don’t normally go for bright colors and heavy make-up but this zine strangely piqued my interest. Also I had never heard the phrase “maximalist aesthetic”, I like it.

Slavery’s ghost: Prison imperialism, Jamaica, and the UK // A Paper Bird

One difficulty has been the usual devil-in-the-details, human rights.

People go to prison and all of a sudden they aren’t people anymore. They are commodities with no rights and no voice.

Trademarks the government doesn’t want you to see // Strong Language

Anne writes and speaks about many different aspects of trademark law, but this topic may well be her favorite.

I’ve often wondered about trademark law when it comes to words deemed shocking or inappropriate, this answered a few of my questions and I had a chuckle or two at some of the brand names.

Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’ — whether you want them to or not // The Washington Post

You can’t opt out — once someone puts your name in the Peeple system, it’s there unless you violate the site’s terms of service. And you can’t delete bad or biased reviews — that would defeat the whole purpose.

Every once in awhile you read something and you know without a doubt it is a very bad idea.

My Work Doesn’t Speak For Itself // The Incompetent Writer

I feel like most artists dream of the day when our work will simply affect people, glowing with undeniable meaning and force.

As a writer or artist it can be shocking to realize that you must actually engage with people and explain your work and what you do. Your work does not speak for itself!

Fixing The System // Vice Special Report

President Barack Obama sits down with Vice and prison inmates at the El Reno correctional facility to discuss a growing human rights crisis

I can’t believe the president did this! I really respect him for taking time for the people who are so often silenced or plain ignored.

And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? If so, share with the class by leaving a link in the comments :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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