February Link Love

Just another round of click-worthy links that I recently gathered up.

Around the Interwebs

If you click on one link today, make it this one: Use emergency SOS on your iPhone. I’ve had an iPhone for 7 years, but I’ve never known about this (maybe it is new, but still, I hadn’t heard about this and think it’s so important to know!).

Goodbye to the Small But Crucial Dignity of Picking Out Your Own Groceries. This gets me so freaking mad. Read this and tell me how a society could be more demeaning to the poorest of the poor.

I tried a four-day work week for a month and ended up more stressed. I work a 4-day work week and these articles always throw me off a bit, because they always pose the question: “how you cram five days of work into four days?”. AHM, just as a reminder: you work 10-hour days, not just 8-hours, so it’s not really more work crammed into a shorter period of time. I feel that 10-hours of focused work make me more productive.

Have you ever tried to quit Instagram? Me neither.

I might have recommended Grammarly in the past but I think I need to retract that recommendation! Here’s why.

How not to die in America and a follow up: How people die in America. Let’s rehash one more time why healthcare shouldn’t be privilege, but a right!

The female price of male pleasure.

Tried and trued, I guess? Everyone snaps the same Instagram travel photos.

Around the blogosphere

I was one of the horrible people who asked other people incredulously “how the hell do you have time to read so much” before I turned my life around and started reading again. My friend Kate has compiled a list of 9 ways to make more time for reading, some of which definitely have helped me, and maybe they’ll help you (if you need help at all).

Do I need to stay informed? 6 gut-check questions to ask yourself. (Especially #3 spoke to me, but they’re all valid.)


5 health benefits of crochet (I am sure the same applies to knitting).

The magic of greeting cards. That’s why I make them. That’s why I send them.

Who doesn’t doodle every once in a while? 11 simple step-by-step floral doodles


German breakfast rolls, anyone?

Turkey Sloppy Joe Pasta.

Kefir Pancakes ‘Oladi’ sounds delicious!

Four Cheese Pesto Zoodles. Yum.

8 ingredient garlic butter mushroom and goat cheese fettuccine. Pasta? Goat Cheese? Mushrooms? GIMME!

Flourless Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.


Share a good link with me in the comments!

  1. Yeah, I had heard about the box of food instead of the SNAP program, and I read a bit of that article you linked, and I totally agree. Sure, it might be good for some people but not everyone. And it’s just mean to tell people what they can and can’t eat just because they live in poverty. It’s demeaning and wrong.


    1. I *love* how Republicans are for “small government” but always want to meddle in people’s (women’s/poor people’s) lives.

  2. I need to read that 9 ways to make more time for reading post because I. Am. Struggling. I love me some greeting cards, I think it’s becoming a lost art and I don’t want to see that happen! And lots of yummy recipes here, nom nom nom!!

    1. I looove greeting cards :)

  3. Thanks for the link, friend! :)

  4. I’ve given up social media (FB and IG) for the last 2 Lents and it was actually a really nice break. I do prefer IG as it’s a more ‘fun’ space since it’s just photos. I get really burned out on FB with all the ranting posts people put up or the posts that garner controversial comments. But I can’t completely give up facebook because I use the group function to keep in touch with some faraway friends and I’m friends with a lot of family on FB. I decided not t give up social media this Lent, though, as our baby will be more a couple weeks into Lent and I wanted to be able to share his/her arrival into the world as there are a lot of people who are excited to meet her. Plus I feel like I’ve gone through so much with this pregnancy that I didn’t feel the need to give something up this year…

    1. I keep FB for the same reason – some of these people are not on IG and it makes interacting as a group much easier.

  5. I think it depends on your personality and your job on whether a 4-day work week would work. Ideally, I’d love to work four 10 hour days and have a 3 day weekend! But honestly, I would not be a good teacher those last two hours. I’m probably not a good teacher the last 2 hours of the day anyway hahahaha. So then that would make it 4 hours!

    People being critical of “Grace” in the Aziz story ANGER ME SO MUCH. Do you listen to the Savage Lovecast? It’s a podcast by Dan Savage and at the beginning of each episode he has like a 5-10 minute commentary on something current. He spoke about Grace and he pretty much agreed with the article- how it’s baked into our society. Sure, women should be empowered and speak up and leave but… also they should feel like they CAN do that, you know??

    From the staying informed aticle… “knowing isn’t caring, ACTING is”… So tomorrow I am canvassing for signatures for local democratic state rep. I’m sick of kids getting shot in schools.

    1. True. I don’t think teachers could “efficiently” work 10 hour days… but I feel like a lot of jobs would get more productivity out of 10-hour days.

  6. I just installed Grammarly and have liked it a lot, but those terms are pretty terrible and I am not okay with that. Thanks for sharing, lady!

    1. Yeah, too bad… I loved Grammarly, but the policies are just wrong.

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