Weekend Reading

Back from my holiday, so a bumper edition for you! Ohhh and if anyone has any good sources for interesting articles (newsletters, RSS feeds, etc) then leave a comment. I’m always thirsty for more! What It Means To Be Me Navigating boundaries as a biracial agender person.A Roundtable Discussion – In my sophomore year of college, while navigating my gender identity and coming to terms with the fact that I might be a trans guy, I took a course called The Sociology of Gender. Read: http://ift.tt/1EWoFgq Why we crave what’s cool You probably heard quite a bit during the last 24 hours about the latest cool new products from Apple, iPads and iPhones, that in some circles quickly become the …

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Weekend Reading

Enjoy this weeks random selection of random articles. No Weekend Reading next week as I’m on holiday, but will be back with a vengeance (and a bumper edition) in a fortnight. The Cold War : Epic Magazine “Sure,” Efrain said. He was guarded and didn’t know where this was headed. Dennis took the lead, plunging into a list of complaints: Efrain boxed his drivers in, dropped prices, even catcalled people. Efrain sighed or shook his head in denial at each allegation. Read: http://ift.tt/1VzUos0 On How to Disagree We live in a world saturated with disagreement. Read: http://ift.tt/1sq2etL Scientists say they’ve found a way to slow ice cream’s melting Ice cream is already a scientific miracle. It has all three phases …

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On Cheating

Poly Means Many: There are many aspects of polyamory. Each month, the PMM bloggers will write about their views on one of them. Links to all posts can be found at www.polymeansmany.com. There are many ways in which polyamorous and monogamous relationships are not only similar, but identical and, at a basic level, cheating is one of them. If you are seeing someone without telling your partner(s), you are cheating. Within a poly relationship this is no different and relies on honesty and trust, and no small amount of talking. Which is no different to any other aspect of polyamory, communication and honesty are key. So how could someone end up cheating? Well it depends on what the expectations are …

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Weekend Reading

I’m a little behind in my reading so a shorter set of links than usual. The incredible life and haunting death of world traveler Harry Devert Photos of Harry Devert almost inevitably show him standing somewhere breathtaking — a frozen cave in Iceland, a mountaintop in the Himalayas, a waterfall in Brazil — with his arms out wide and his face tilted up towards the sky. Read: http://ift.tt/1NN6dZz The contagious madness of the new PC It’s becoming pretty clear, as the year rolls on, that some of our brightest youngsters have gone round the bend. It’s as if they’ve caught a virus, a mental one, a set of thoughts and ideas that might loosely be called political correctness, but seem to me weirder …

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An august month

I can’t quite believe it’s September but it is, so it’s time to take stock of how my two ‘challenges’ went in August. I’ll start with the least successful. 21 days into Minimalism Suffice to say if I’d read ahead I probably wouldn’t have chosen this particular challenge. Day 4 asks you to pack up your entire home as if you are moving… yeah, safe to say I wasn’t THAT invested in the challenge. However I stuck to the principle and managed to declutter a few different locations so I’m happy enough with that. I’m also more than happy to admit that I failed at this challenge which, in itself, is also a small achievement. Go me! pats self on …

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