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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

TED Talks You Need To See, Volume 2




BrenĂ© Brown: The Power of Vulnerability


Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In this poignant and funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research - one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.



Andrew Solomon: Depression, The Secret We Share

In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression, and shares the conversations he's had with others who have shared their stories.






Terry Moore: How to Tie Your Shoes 

Short and simple, and the very first TED talk on the TED stage. This is quite literally life-changing.





Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts


In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.



Daryl Davis: What Do You Do When Someone Just Doesn't Like You?

Daryl Davis is an American R&B and Blues musician, author, actor and bandleader, known for his energetic style of Boogie Woogie piano. In an effort to improve race relations, he engaged with members of the Ku Klux Klan and has powerful words about the importance of dialogue with your enemies.  


Monday, February 18, 2019

Those Who Do Yoga, Of Which I Am Not One



It's 5:15AM and my alarm is going off and I stare at it in disbelief until I remember why I need to be up at 5:15. I am doing yoga. Yes. Yes I am.

I drag myself (literally - the legs aren't working right at this hour) out of bed, shove on some sweatpants, and decide to leave on the ratty tee shirt I slept in. What if I sweat? Do you sweat during yoga? People always look so serene when they do it. How can you be serene if you're pouring sweat?

Friday, February 15, 2019

10 Things That Will Probably Kill Me To Try But I'll Die Good And Happy



That's right, this is a list of stuff that will most likely give me a coronary but I'd consider that a reasonable risk/reward scenario. And we're off!

1. These Bacon Onion Rings. Recipe here, if you dare. 




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Netflix Pick: Abducted In Plain Sight



I just finished watching "Abducted In Plain Sight" on Netflix. Its a documentary about a pedophile who befriends and then manipulates a family - particularly the parents - while he grooms their daughter to his advances. He ends up abducting the girl.

The story is told through interviews with the victim and her family members, along with input from the FBI investigator and tapes of interviews with the perpetrator. Holy God. I literally screamed "What the F---!" at the TV multiple times over these parents who enabled all this. They're clearly a very loving family and I realize they've been through a lot, but damn. Just . . . damn. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Here It Is And Just In Time - The Unusual Valentine's Day Gifts Guide!




Know what those are? Why, they're heart-shaped pimple patches, of course. Because nothing says romance like blemish control!

Okay, so that's not a great gift idea. We're getting closer to Valentine's Day and you are desperate for a great gift that's not the usual flowers, candy, or case of craft beer. Don't worry - I've got you covered!







Friday, February 1, 2019

Once Again, It's Time For A Little Bathroom Humor


How is it I keep finding pictures for bathroom posts? The creativity and ingenuity of man is not to be underestimated, I guess. So take a seat and enjoy because I am flush with material!

Strap in, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.


Are you up for a challenge?