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!

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How to Make a Country Rich // The School of Life

If you were setting out to make a country rich, what kind of mindsets and ideas would be most likely to achieve your goals? We invent a country, Richland, and try to imagine the psychology of its inhabitants.

Richland sounds like a really shitty place to live. Richland sounds a lot like America.

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The Human Ante // Sasha Dichter’s Blog

While the rules of this game aren’t as explicit, there’s an ante that each player puts on the table from the outset. This is an emotional ante, a statement of how human you’re going to be in this conversation and in this relationship.

I love getting to know people. I love learning about their personal thoughts and deepest feelings. I’m really good at getting people to be open with me because I start by being open with them first. I make friends easily and I enjoy stronger relationships because I am willing to expose myself to people and I do not see my openness as a vulnerability.

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Stop the Madness // Huffington Post Highline

There’s a miraculous new treatment for schizophrenia that could transform the way we treat mental illness. And then there are the terrible reasons why most medical professionals have never heard of it.

America’s mental health care system is such a joke. I hope more people become aware of, and get access to, this new treatment.

Also, for an idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia check out this simulation of auditory hallucinations.

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Comics to Read – Persepolis // Sourcerer

One of the things that we often forget about the facts of history is that they are experienced by real people. Those people experience and view those events through the lens of their personal experience.

Every time I go into a book store I am tempted to buy Persepolis. I have seen the movie and thought it was such a great story and so well told but I wondered if they had left anything out, as movie adaptations always do. I think on my next trip the the bookstore I will just buy it.

and speaking of comics….

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Y: THE LAST MAN Is Finally Happening // Birth. Movies. Death.

It’s going to be a series on FX.

I’ve only read through book 2 and just like Persepolis I am tempted to buy more every time I am in a book store. I had been hearing rumors of it being made into a movie for years but I had pretty much given up hope on it. I think it would be great as a series though and I look forward to more news, and eventually watching it.

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Australia’s Best Hidden Beaches: Part 1 // Free People Blog

See all of what Australia has to offer with its hidden gems….

Australia has long been at the top of me and my girlfriend’s “Places to Visit” portion of our collective bucket list. We imagine the continent is all beautiful weather and strange and gorgeous landscapes. I plan to add some of the beaches to a sub list of “Places in Australia to Visit”.

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Sixteen Kinds of Hurt // Rustichello’s Folly

When my Dad was mad he’d threaten me with sixteen kinds of hurt.

This one hit me in the feels. An honest and emotional telling of a son’s attempt to break the cycle of abuse in his family history.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 // London’s Natural History Museum

View the winning images selected by our international jury. Wildlife Photographer of the Year champions ethical photography. Images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world.

The winning photo is amazing! Make sure to read the explanations too!

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Relieve Me // Of Opinions

Relieve me thus,
And forever be at my stay.

Hey guess what guys, I finished Pride and Prejudice this week, and what a coincidence, I happened to find a poem inspired by the story.

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I Must Have This Shirt // zen and π

I found out it can be had for $20 from Black Craft Cult. I feel a “treat yo self” purchase coming on!

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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 :)

One thought on “The Week’s End // A Round-up of All Sorts of Interesting Stuff”

  1. Thanks for the recommendations! I have read Persepolis but haven’t seen the movie, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The art is lovely and the story is brilliant, as I’m sure you know from the movie! You should definitely pick it up next time you go to the store!

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