Here are some of the articles, essays, and blog posts I’ve read recently!
Articles & Essays
Book up for a longer life: readers die later, study finds : Survey of more than 3,500 people finds that reading books – markedly more than periodicals – appears to deliver a noticeable ‘survival advantage’
How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million : Inside the growth of the most controversial brand in the wellness industry.
The Pope has a message for death penalty hypocrites : Pope Francis, who has caused the heads of right-wing Catholics to swivel before, has done it again, proclaiming that the death penalty is inadmissible in all cases “because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” He also said that Christians should work “with determination” for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
Teach kids to cook and they’ll develop healthier eating habits as adults, science says : Have you ever wondered what causes kids (and some adults) to turn up their noses when served leafy greens? Science says it could have a lot to do with how people are taught to nourish themselves as kids.
This is the Way Paul Ryan’s Speakership Ends : The Republican leader is walking away. Don’t ask him about Trump anymore.
This Preacher Would Be Happy to Share Your Bowl of Açaí : Mr. Veach believes he can save souls by being the hip and happy-go-lucky preacher, the one you want to share a bowl of açaí with at Backyard Bowls on Beverly Boulevard, who declines to publicly discuss politics in the Trump era because it’s hard to minister if no one wants to come to church. Jesus is supposed to be fun, right?
Why 23andMe’s new venture scares me : So the recent announcement that DNA testing company 23andMe is partnering with GlaxoSmithKline, using test results to assist in drug development, makes me uneasy. You don’t get more personal than your DNA, and allowing corporate access to that information bothers me.
A Life in Progress : This is KEY to Crafting the Life You Want
Alexandra Franzen : Good Question: Traditional publishing or self-publishing?
Cosmic Spirit Tarot : 22 Summer Journaling Prompts To Make Shift Happen
Lavender Moon : going vegetarian
Little Red Tarot : Tarot decks for beginners
Omona They Didn’t: PRIMER: Colour Theory in KPOP MVs Part 2
Pernille Ripp : On Boy Books and Girl Books
She Picks Up Pennies : Why Freecycle is a Decluttering Dream Come True
Tarot by Hilary : Casting Love Spells: A Cautionary Tale
WordPress : Introducing: A Diverse, Free Stock Photo Library
Yes and Yes : How To Feel Richer + Fancier Without Spending Any More Money, How To Figure Out What Makes You Happy (So You Can Do More Of It), My 5-second Money Saving Trick, Why You Need A Bullsh*t Budget, and Why You Need To Literally Schedule Fun Into Your Life + How To Do It,