The Week’s End // 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, 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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Being Poor // Whatever

Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.

This reminds me of moments in my childhood and some moments in my adulthood. More than anything though it makes me think of my mother, and how she must have felt all those years of my childhood.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Official Trailer // 20th Century Fox

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

This looks so dope!

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Motivated by Motifs // Daily Post

As inspiration this week, explore the use of motifs and symbols in your writing.

Never thought about exploring repetition, signs, or symbols in my own life but it is a good idea for the blog. Definitely something to think about for future posts.

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If I Had a Dollar (Why I Am a Feminist) // The Girl in the Hat

Because I was born in 1966, the year Betty Friedan and others started the National Organization of Women and challenged an industry which required flight attendants to quit if they got married, pregnant, or reached the age of 32.

Every woman should have a list like this. I’d be interested to see how much of our lists are similar and which parts would be different and why.

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I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – // zen and π

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –
The Stillness in the Room
Was like the Stillness in the Air –
Between the Heaves of Storm –

I only just recently became a Dickinson fan after watching a Crash Course literature video on her. I fell in love right away and found a playlist on Spotify with a bunch of her poems. Her poem I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – is my favorite so far.

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The Trump Effect, and How It Spreads // The New York Times

The things he says are outrageous, by design, but they were not spawned, nor have they flourished, in isolation.

Ok, ok, Donald Trump is no longer a laughing matter! I never thought he was but it’s time my fellow democrats, liberals, and progressives start thinking seriously about how we are not only going to deal with Trump in this coming election, but also all the damage that he’s caused….and all the damage that caused him.

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Affirmative Inaction // Just Above Sunset

Donald Trump figured it out. Americans are not a nice people, and they’re proud of that.

Sometimes the data coming out about Trump supporters makes it seem as though this country has, deep down, made very little progress since the days of the Japanese internment camps. Maybe not even since the days of slavery. Maybe this country isn’t really about what it says it is about?

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How to Respond to a Ridiculous Climate Change Argument // GOOD

Climate change deniers often say, “The Earth has always been warming and cooling, this isn’t any different!” Well, this is different. See why.

Earlier this week a friend of mine implied that he believed that climate change might not be real because the Earth has gone through many periods of heating and cooling over the ages. I have to admit I am a little disappointed in this friend.

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Of The Luxury of Depression // Of Opinions

It is time we buried this notion that mental illness is a disease of the privileged, for that would not account for the alarming statistics that come up everyday, which must include the impoverished in a world where the latter are easily the greater number of the global population.

I’ve never thought that people with more money are more depressed, I just knew that poor people don’t have the time or the money to face or treat their depression. Poor kids learn at a young age that depression is always going to be there but that they just have to “suck it up”.

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Serial Podcast

Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season.

I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about Serial for a long time but, somehow, I never got around to listening to it. This week Season 2 was released and I thought I better catch up before I fall to far behind on what could be a very interesting podcast.

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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 :)

10 thoughts on “The Week’s End // All Sorts of Interesting Stuff”

  1. Hey, thank you very much for including my essay, and also for sharing your thoughts on it. It is very true that less privileged people are given the message to ignore it and get on with “real life”, which makes the situation even worse. One can only dream of greater accessibility and affordability of help in mental health, so that people can still seek it out no matter what their peer group or family thinks.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you thinking of me but I just have so much to do I can’t dedicate a post to it. I will however check out you blog and your other nominees. Thanks again :)

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