Life has been a little insane lately. For those of you who don’t run in my circles on facebook, last week I was honored to be elected Chair of the Greater Boston Young Democrats (facebook), our chapter of the Young Democrats of Massachusetts. It’s been an amazing year being involved with their Board (as Secretary and a member of the Organizational Committee) and I can’t say enough about how welcoming and wonderful everyone in YDM and GBYD have been to me. Especially considering my political history!
But, because of this transition, I’ve found myself having less time for some hobbies (blogging, writing, coding…) and inundated with new ones (I’m feeling more informed than ever). Thus I bring you some of the cool things I’ve been inundated with this week. This isn’t a Friday, I’m in Love, rather some things that have caught my eye and made me go “huh, interesting.” I hope they’ll do at least that for you, too!
- The Drying Rack Trick at Team Chest Hair
- Then it dawned on me: How did I become a guy who needs two drying racks to do laundry?
- What I Learned About To-Do Lists from My Eight-Year-Old Son from Michael Hyatt
- …In order to be more intentional with developing habits that remind me that I am not simply a collection of my accomplishments and my to-do’s, I have started thinking about not only my to-do list but my to-be list.
- Why Going Green Can Mean Big Money for Fast-Food Chains @ TIMEWorld
- In late 2008, a fast-food burger restaurant in Sweden received an odd complaint letter. It was from a mother of two, asking the chain to get rid of the boxes that its kids’ meals were packaged in. Her children only wanted the fries and toys, she said, and she was annoyed at having to throw the boxes straight into the recycling bin. It was an unusual request with an unusual outcome.
- Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance by Ashley Judd | The Daily Beast
- We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.