The Week’s End // A Few of My Favorite Internet Things

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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Donald Trump’s message is violent to its core // Vox

Violence is scary. But violence as a political ideology is terrifying.

 I don’t know how things got this far. I don’t know why this man has gathered the following he has when we can all see that he will make this country one of hatred, violence, and exclusion. Since when has that been anything like what America was about?

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Free Bleeding: NYC Public Schools to Give Out Pads and Tampons to Students // Broadly

By the end of March, 25 New York City public schools will give students access to free pads and tampons. According to public health advocates, this is both essential and long overdue.

This makes absolute sense and I can’t believe it has taken us this long to consider the idea. I hope this program is extended to every school district all over the country. We offer free breakfast and lunch programs, why not this?

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Everyone’s clock runs out…eventually. // Rethinking Life

I think we’re a lot like watches…we have delicate parts that need to work together, if we are to run properly. If one part wears out, we don’t keep proper time.

Death has been on my mind lately. More than lately, it’s been a major source of anxiety for me since I was about 5 or six years old. I am working on accepting that death is an inevitable part of everyone’s life. I want to accept it so I can live!

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#56 – On Death and Life // Radio Headspace

It seems like the more we’ve started to acknowledge ideas around mindfulness, presence, living day to day, the more we’ve had to acknowledge our mortality, and dying, and how death affects the way we live our lives.

I was surprised that this podcast, instead of causing anxiety, helped relieve it. It sparked some ideas and gave me some sources I could pursue to find peace with the inevitable.

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Day 30: A Month After Rehab // PLOTLESSONE.COM

Once upon a time in a memory so fucking close…

Intense, urgent, heartbreaking, and a reality for many people who are dealing with addiction. Beautifully written.

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Two people, orbiting, rubbing, and reflecting one another.

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There’s Still Oil on This Beach 26 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill (Part 3) // National Geographic

By day, a secluded bay in Prince William Sound is the site of spawning salmon destined for supermarkets. But when the tide goes out and the beach is exposed, evidence of oil can be found, 26 years after the Exxon Valdez spill. Final segment of a three-part investigation.

I swear I love the human race but goddamn am I disappointed in us.  Not only for all the damage we cause but that we so quickly put on the blinders and forget what we have done. We should be talking about this all the time. We should have been for the last 26 years.

P.S. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 too.

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Weekly Walk 24 // Imperfect Happiness

It was 60°F when we left the house, and the clouds were amazing.

Tomorrow marks the first day of spring and I am thinking that on the weekends me, my lady, and maybe the dog if she can be good, and take some walks through the city and the parks nearby. Basically, I am considering stealing this wonderful idea for my blog.

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Ode to Barbie Now by S.J. Dunning // Sundog Lit

You squat in attics of deadbeat dads whose daughters circled you in catalogs we’d later find in a flood that ruined almost everything.

Daughters and their Barbies and the world we grew up into that was nothing like her mansions, cars, and perfectly sculpted men.

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This Lisa Frank Tarot Deck Will Bring Out Your Inner Fifth-Grade Mystic // Huffington Post

Hart brought back all of your favorite childhood Lisa Frank characters — the flirty puppies, the showbiz bear, the coy cheetah — to help read your energies and determine your fate. 

Lisa Frank will always have a special place in my heart. I remember sifting through folders, notebooks, trapper keepers, and pencils, trying to find the colorful characters I liked best, the panda, the lions, and the puppies. Those schools supplies were true works of art and brightened the grim realization that summer was over and we were heading back to school. Kids these days will never know.

I will be printing these cards.

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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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