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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The Best & Worst Moments of the Texas GOP Debate // ReasonTV

The stage was set for an epic rhetorical bloodbath. Could the Cruz missile sink the unsinkable Trumptanic? Or was the GOP establishment able to Marco its territory?

If you have been following along with the election so far you already know that it is quickly becoming a helluva circus. This was, in my opinion, embarrassingly clear this past Thursday during the 10th Republican debate. You can watch the entire shit-show here or check out some of the highlights below. I cannot believe this is the best the GOP has to offer.

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This Week in War // The Political Notebook

A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism.

Here in America, we don’t always hear much about what is going on outside of our own borders. I admit I had little idea of the amount of war happening all over the world at any given time. There is a lot! Luckily I for the Tumblog The Political Notebook and every week I get a round-up of it all. Yeah, it’s a bit depressing, but at least I am more informed now.

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Dear Other Dude at the Playground… // Daddy Coping in Style

Like you, I just want my kids to be happy. And while I worry that wearing princess dresses might one day bring tears of betrayal for my son, right now, he loooooves to do so.

A father took his son to the playground wearing a pink dress. A father supported his son in his desire to wear a pink dress in public. The world is definitely changing and it’s a beautiful thing!

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34 Reasons to Stop Writing Forever // Juggling Writer

I am now 34 years old. To date, I have zero bestsellers to my name. Clearly it’s time to give up writing forever.

Oh God, some of these really hit home :/

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Bompton with Kendrick Lamar // Viceland

Kendrick and the Piru gang members he grew up with give a candid portrait of life in Compton, helping show a deeper side to a group that society has written off.

I love Kendrick Lamar and I love all things Vice. The two came together in this documentary showing the tragedy, the genius, and the hope that can be found in some of the most dangerous streets in this country

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Review: Memoirs of a Geisha // Victim to Charm

Chiyo grew up in rural Japan, surrounded by family and nature, but one day she is suddenly thrust into the life of a geisha-in-training.

I always thought Memoirs of a Geisha was an amazing film. I never got around to reading the book though. Like the reviewer above I am a little nervous to read the story of a Japanese woman written by a white man but maybe I should give it a try?

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Stop the Feels // The Mamabear Chronicles

The reason why I spoke up in the first place was because I saw something being poked fun at that shouldn’t be and I felt the need to maybe put a little data there to help people understand that more often than not, we don’t actually cause our own disease and to remind them that we’re human and have feelings…whether they like it or not.

For as long as people have been making jokes upon this Earth there have been people for whom those jokes are not at all funny. It used to be that off-color and offensive jokes were told in private, between like-minded people. Now those jokes are told in front of the whole world over the internet. Laughs are had, but feelings are hurt. Who is right and who is wrong?

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FEATURED VOICES: The First 7 Day // Neutrois Nonsense

I breathe into my chest, which still holds gently two docile mounds of mammary tissue and fat. I imagine what my life post-knife feels like. I calmly anticipate and accept the pain and constriction that only time (and a good surgeon) will afford this chest.

The ability to match a person’s outward appearance to match their inward view of who they are is a major miracle of science, but there is a psychological component too.

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The School of Life talks to Headspace // Radio Headspace

This week on Radio Headspace, we’ll be breaking the episode into three parts, and I’ll be speaking to three authors who have written books for an exclusive series commissioned by The School of Life. Each book in the series explores a particular aspect of living healthier and happier daily lives. I’ll be talking to the authors of ‘How to Make a Home’ (Edward Hollis), ‘How to be Bored’ (Eva Hoffman) and ‘How to Live in the City’ (Hugo Macdonald).

I love Headspace and I love, love, love the School of Life. The two have come together to produce three podcast episodes and, naturally, I think it’s the coolest thing ever.

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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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