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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Life at Zika Epicenter a Struggle For Afflicted Family // Associated Press Images

Around the fifth month of her pregnancy, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos fell ill with a high fever and angry red splotches on her skin.

There is currently an outbreak of the Zika virus happening globally. Zika is dangerous because it leads to some severe birth defects and autoimmune disorders. Babies born with the defect have abnormally small heads which can lead to behavioral delays, trouble walking, blindness, and who-knows-what-else, and there is no cure. This could be devastating globally, but it is already devastating for many families. of the ZIka virus:

Here’s a quick explanation of the ZIka virus courtesy of Vox:

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Everything You Missed From the First Head-to-Head Democratic Presidential Debate // Mic

Three days after the two candidates fought to a near-draw in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) faced off for their fifth debate on Thursday night on MSNBC.

In case you missed it, like I did, here are the most notable moments in the last Democratic debate. I was able to catch it on YouTube this morning and I thought it was very well done. It felt more like a conversation between the candidates rather than two hours of talking points. I honestly can’t tell who won.

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How To Make Something People Give A Shit About. // Jon Westenberg

You don’t want your dream to die in the chamber, because nobody read it, watched it, used it or listened to it.

I want to make something one day and my hope is that people will give a shit about it. I don’t want to be famous, I don’t want to be rich, I just want to do something that means something.

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Inside One Of The Best Defensive Matchups In Super Bowl History // FiveThirtyEight

During the 2015 regular season, the Broncos and Panthers allowed the NFL’s fewest and second-fewest yards per play, respectively, and finished 1-2 defensively in Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) ratings.

I have no idea what that statement means. What I do know is that I love the nerdiness of FiveThirtyEight’s political predictions and I am becoming increasingly interested in their sports analyses. I am not a football fan at all but I am a Coloradan and I was a little sad to see they predict a loss for our Broncos.

Bonus: If you are like me and want to find something to do besides watch football tomorrow, check out “10 Things To Do That Aren’t Watching the Super Bowl” from The Free People Blog.

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Phobic Football // Raising My Rainbow

Apparently flag football isn’t cool. You know what is cool? Spending $1,000+ a year and giving up all of your weekends to play Pop Warner and risk a traumatic injury.

It’s nice to hear people will stand up to coaches who say horrible things instead of believing it’s best to let the coach act like an ass to toughen the kids up.

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10 Things Tired People Understand // Hookup Culture 

Always tired. No matter what.

A post for people who consider napping a hobby and sleeping one of life greatest joys.

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Paw-anormal Activity: The Feral Cat in our Wall // projectophile

The only sound in the house was the kids’ open-mouthed breathing, their rhythmic snores like timid waves crashing on the shores of a public (but minimally-polluted) beach. And then….

A funny, interesting, and informative post about feral cats which I had no idea you could put to work in your yard to control the rodent population. I doubt something like this exists in my area but I wish it did. The squirrel population seems a little out of control.

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The Blogging Blues // Thirtysomething Belle

I’m currently lay here on my bed at 8.30pm on a Friday night tired, drained and pondering. I’m slowly finding myself caught up in things that I never even knew existed until last year. DA scores, page rankings, stats, plug ins, SEO and other technical joys that I don’t really understand nor want to be bogged down with.

I am starting to get a better handle on this blogging thing and I am learning that it can be as simple or as complicated as you make it. The trick is not to stress over the stats too much. You will get to where you need to be, just be patient and have fun.

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Beep … beep … beep … //  tychogirl

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Sputnik!

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Maria Popova on Finding Meaning // Radio Headspace

Brain Pickings was launched a decade ago, originally as an email to a group of seven friends, and now boasts seven million visitors every single month. In 2012, the site was added to the Library of Congress’ permanent web archive.

I have been a fan and follower of Brain Pickings for a very long time now. The site is a huge inspiration to me and Popova is one of my top blogging heroes. If you haven’t heard of her or her blog you are missing out big time my friend and I urge you to correct that mistake asap and immediately.

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And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? Has something on the internet made you think or feel strongly? If so, drop 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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