Stuff I like on the internets – December 2012
I decided to do something a little different for this post… inspired by Gala Darling‘s ‘carousel’, and thanks to all the time I have spent on the Internet due to recovering from surgery… here’s a collection of some things I’ve come across and have thought worth sharing for whatever reason – all the titles are links. Let’s start with some background music courtesy of one of my friends in Sydney.
quitting sugar: the how & why - on meals & moves by janetha
There’s a bit of talk here and there about a sugar-free diet and all the benefits to cutting it out of your diet, breaking the addiction and so forth. Sarah Wilson also talked about it in her ‘I Quit Sugar’ eBook. This is a great blog that explains one sweet-toother’s story, and really gave me something to think about with my diet. I don’t usually eat much sugar, and I don’t really have a sweet tooth myself, but sugar is in a lot of things!
Side story: When I was volunteering at the Sustainable Living festival for Vegetarian Victoria, a woman came past looking at information and we had a conversation about Veganism. She was of the opinion that Vegans just end up eating a lot of sugar. I was taken aback, I’d never heard that before… has anyone else?
I love Thought Catalog, definitely follow them on Twitter, RSS or Facebook because there are so many articles all the time that provoke thought, or make you laugh, feel, etc. I really liked the first article, especially coming up to New Year’s Resolution season! Black Swan is one of my favourite movies, and I love trivia, so this list of facts about the movie was great! A must-read for anyone who enjoyed the movie. I might watch it again tomorrow.
A fantastic segue from Black Swan, re: mental health. I’ve long managed by own depressive tendencies with a healthy lifestyle, keeping a positive mental state as much as possible and staying productive, whether with work or creatively. But diet is really, really important and this is a great article for those who are trying to manage their mental health. I have a few friends who struggle with depression and I really try to be there as much as I can because I completely understand, but one also has to help oneself as much as one can. If you’re struggling with depression then you’re not alone, please speak to someone like Lifeline on 13 11 14 or go to beyondblue.org.au for information.
I see a lot about the Paleolithic Diet and honestly, I tend to think of it as another diet that cuts out entire food groups unnecessarily. Besides, there’s way too much meat involved. I’ve seen one Instagrammer eating pate and fermented vegetables for breakfast. Sure, just like the cavemen… anyway, even though I’m yet to be completely convinced, there are some good points and I was interested to find the No Meat Athlete had a perspective on the Paleo way.
I love folk stories, Christmas, all things goth, The Spooky Vegan and since my beau is Italiano, I loved reading about La Befana, who treats the good children on her travels. I’ll be keeping my stocking out for the first week of January in case of a visit from her, and even though traditionally she’s an older woman, I would be totally fine if Gil Elvgren‘s depiction above is anything close.
During my Google Reader catch-up sessions in between trying to knock over some Uni work for Summer semester, I’ve rekindled by love for Gala Darling. It’s not just the pink and the glitter, but the radical self-love teachings and articles like this one. She spent some time with will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame.
will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company have joined efforts to launch EKOCYCLE™ to inspire new things made in part from recycled materials. Their “shared ambition is to motivate brands and people like you to join us on our quest to make more sustainable living cool.” Which I am totally down for.
“In 2010, I went to Coca-Cola with an idea. What if we could change the cycle of traditional recycling — taking a plastic bottle to make another plastic bottle — & instead build a sustainable community that cares about the planet enough to wear how they care? What if people began demanding the products they love to be made out of sustainable materials?” (Will.i.am)
Well, well, well. I have been simultaneously intrigued and found the concept completely abhorrent, but The Game as played by a woman has now got me hooked. She has a book. I bought it, it’s called The New Rules of Engagement. I’ll let you know how it is. If you haven’t heard of The Game and pick-up artistry etc. then do look it up, but read this article first because otherwise you may think of it as the chauvinistic mind-game that I have until now. It’s fascinating for a Psychology major, but hurtful for a girl (and yes, I am both of those things) unless you understand it, I think. That’s my experience anyway.
So this woman rates and reviews sex toys. Yep. Neato. I’ll talk to you later…?
Have you come across anything super-awesome on the Internet lately?