Hi Beautiful People!
Happy Friday. What are you going to be up to this weekend?
I’m working on an essay about Aristotle, virtue ethics and modern female self-confidence. I’m super excited about it. I stayed up till 2am working on it last night, while all my friends were out partying on St. Patrick’s day. Yeah, I stayed sober on St. Patty’s day to write an essay about ancient Greek philosophy. For fun. I also have a book review that I’m working on for you guys as well. It’s about this book. I won’t say too much more about it though, cause I’ll talk more about it in the review. Nerds of the world, unite!
So, to ease into the weekend, and give a virtual shout out to all the other awesomeness going on out there in the Interwebs, I present you with this week’s Link Love! May you catch the brass ring.
Havi Brooks’ “Recoding Your Mind” guided meditation is my slice of calm in a flurry of chaos. She guides you through giving yourself permission to change words in your brain that are holding you back, like turning worry into serenity. I downloaded a copy of it onto my Blackberry so I could carry inner peace around the world with me. Thanks Havi!
I’ve probs already shared this with you, but Paul Graham’s 2008 descriptive essay, “Lies We Tell Kids” bares sharing yet again.
Out.com’s 2010 Top 40 Under 40 introduced me to a lot of incredible queer activists/individuals that I didn’t even realise were doing such great work. It also makes me want to double my output and stop sleeping. At least until age forty.
Daily Grommet is your source for the newest and coolest and most innovative in like, everything. I don’t usually like to give serious endorsements to companies that are peddling to a sense of lack, but the products featured on Daily Grommet are genuine in their usefulness. Like the Alex water bottle. Dear Alex, I have a crush on you.
It could be extraordinary. True say girl!
Dangerous Liaisons. An article from The Advocate about homophobia in Africa. It hit a little close to home for me, but appropriately so. Thanks Jeff Sharlet!
Andrej Pejic. Stunning. Androgynous. Probs NSFW, as he bares his ass for Vogue. But still stunning. Thanks for being you, Andrej!
You can read the whole thing, but the 3 Success Secrets That People Don’t Talk About Enough are: 1) connect with people you find interesting, 2) make another person successful and 3) make friends not business contacts. V, v, true. Thanks Srinivas!
One of the profs at my school wrote a blog post comparing women in comedy to women in philosophy. The similarities are interesting and sad.
My friend Benjamin Bach interviewed Gary Vaynerchuck about his latest book, The Thank You Economy. I’ve always found Gary Vee to be really obnoxious, even though I follow him on Twitter. The interview surprised me in the end though, because of the response Gary gave after Ben asked him if he’d prefer if people bought the hardcopy, to try to get it on the New York Times list, or if he’d prefer if people bought the Amazon e-book.
“The best place to get it is the libarary, where you don’t have to pay for it but can still get the content.” I underestimated his commitment to getting his message out there. Often, the desire for numbers and dollars dilutes the original goal, doesn’t it? I’m glad he surprised me.
The Disappointing Gay Best Friend series on Vimeo crack me up errtime. Here it is in its entirety for you. Damn you gay best friend, why won’t you fulfil all my preconceived notions!