Myths, Amnesia, and Tiny Mistakes

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The Myth of Co-Parenting
Motherwell | Hope Edelman

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How can women escape being the dominant parent? Did we take or accept this role unknowingly or was it always thrust upon us and we didn’t know what else to do but do it? We do. We endure.

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A Case of Reverse Amnesia
The Washington Post | James Hohmann

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I was kind of wavering on this issue at first.  Yes, Sessions’ lied (or perhaps innocently omitted) information during his confirmation hearing and that alone was worth him stepping aside and saying he would recuse himself from the Russian interference investigation.  (And it’s never a good sign when I actually agree with Lindsay Graham. Sigh.) However, I did wonder if the press was getting all huffy over nothing.  But then, I read this article and begin to doubt the whole thing all over again.  WTF Trump.  And sessions. And everyone.

See related: “The 3 Trump-Russia scandals, Explained” by Vox | Zack Beauchamp

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Tiny Mistakes Cause Inhalers to Deliver Half Doses
Futurity | Jade Boyde-Rice
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So, sharing this as a global FYI. It’s probably a good reminder to review the instructions of any medicine you take regularly.  This article pointed out that I too have been making mistakes. It’s unsettling to know that such tiny mistakes may be critical mistakes…

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Scientists Need to Stop “Othering” the General Public
ExtraNewsFeed | Jessica Pelland

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The importance of building trust between scientists and non-scientists and a reminder that scientists are part of the “General Public.”

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She’s 54, white, rural and a lifelong Republican. Why is she protesting Donald Trump?
The Washington Post | Terrence McCoy

 

Why has she come? She sat quietly toward the front of the bus, unsure, but hopeful, that this march, this trip to Washington, might provide an answer.

It’s an oldie but if you didn’t catch it the first time around, it is worth a read.  Poetic even.  It captures this sense of…disruption that I haven’t seen portrayed any other piece about the Women’s March in Washington.

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In Case You Missed It
@HerCurator this week

Her Curator (@hercurator) | Twitter

  1. This high-tech farm can grow perfect veggies literally anywhere in the world https://t.co/D9blS7SMAR via  
  2. This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research – Barking Up The Wrong Tree via
  3. Private vs. Public Companies: Trump wasn’t a real CEO  
  4. One unexpected outcome of the Oscars best-picture blunder: Vindication for Marisa Tomei 
  5. We have a vaccine for six cancers. Why are less than half of kids getting it? https://t.co/w6A68sgy3I via
  6. Embrace and educate instead of avoid. “Teaching Children to Play With Fire” (no really!)   
  7. RT: We reached all 26 members of the 2016 Armed Services Committee to see who met with Russian envoy Kislyak in 2016. Sessions was the only one.

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Music Find

Just for fun I thought I would share a random song each week that I stumbled upon.

Reading, LSD, the Good Life

Hebdomadal – (heb-DOM-uh-dl), adjective; taking place, coming together, or published once every seven days; weekly.  WotD.

In no particular order…

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The Way Each Myers-Briggs Type Feels About Reading
Personality Growth

Myers-Briggs summaries always a feel a bit like a horoscope reading, but as an INFJ I do completely agree with this summary.  I am constantly reading, both online and off, as well as audiobooks.  I’ve usually got 3-4 going at any given time.  I would love to hear what book you last read that left an impression.  Don’t be shy, leave a comment!

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How LSD Saved One Woman’s Marriage
Alex Williams | The New York Times

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This sounds awesome.  So, er, how does one procure LSD?

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What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life
Sebastian Purcell | Aeon

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What is the good life?

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12 Things About Being A Woman That Women Won’t Tell You
Caitlin Moran | Esquire

This write-up is surprisingly right-on.  (Not having anything to wear for who I need to be today is especially true.)  I was surprised to learn this one myself:

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Does Rh Negative Blood Type Equal Alien Heritage?
Humans are Free

Ready for a little deep dive into crazy?  I happen to be Rh negative and while investigating what exactly that meant I came across this gem.  Enjoy.

#BSC (apparently), Burnout, Post-Secret

I like “old news.” I capture and store it, to reflect on it later.  I figure, if it still resonates when I get around it, then the message is just as good as the day it was published.  I used to use Evernote, then later OneNote to grab quotes as they came along, but I find Highly is my new go-to.

The Feminist Legacy of the Baby-Sitters Club
Brooke Hauser | The New Yorker

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A little nostalgia if you ever read Ann M. Martin’s “The Baby-Sitters Club” series.  Also, did you know it was referred to as “BSC”?  My friends never did…

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The Surprising Way to Protect Yourself from Burnout 
Michael Lee Stallard | SmartBrief

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I keep thinking back to this article because it goes against everything we’re told about burnout. Burnout is from the stress of overwork. Or is it?

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15 of Carrie Fisher’s Best, Most Honest Feminist Quotes
The Cut

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Let’s take a moment and really appreciate what’s being said here.  Youth and beauty so often are considered accomplishments.  It’s something all American women strive for (or at least are told to strive for).  The young, simply celebrated for what it is; the old, for aging in a way that’s still deemed youthful.  It’s so ingrained that we hardly question what we’re doing.

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PostSecret
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I have been a longtime PostSecret fan.  I can definitely appreciate the feeling of being “post-secret” after checking in each week, even if the secret is not one that I share.  I tend to save the ones that are personally meaningful and have a whole collection of not-my-secrets-but-could be.

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Only 2 Ways to Fight Gentrification (you’re not going to like one of them)
Adam Hengels | Market Urbanism

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Talk of gentrification always makes me a little nervous.  Why? Because I’m a gentrifier.