What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother? The article, in The Atlantic, is a fascinating look at the science behind all of those hormones we feel.
Unhappiness is a Palate Cleanser - happiness/unhappiness according to neuroscience.
According to the article:
We perceive things not by their absolute value but by their contrast to what came before.
What came before....interesting.
The Carb Flu? Is this why we're tired and cranky?
This list of commonly mis-used phrases is great. The first one is a huge pet-peeve of mine.
This is exactly what would happen to me if I tried to 'eat like a French woman' for a week.
I enjoyed (and agreed with) this article on providing feedback. I like the distinction between the three types.
These are the counter stools I bought for my kitchen, which are fabulous and a great value for the price but don't actually go with my decor. Oh well. I got them on sale for $119/each. Maybe I'll paint them?
An Arizona school was stamping kids' arms when they were low on lunch money? I can't imagine who the hell thought that was a good idea.
While we're on that topic, should schools be sending notes home regarding parents' choices for kids' lunches?
What happens when we tax soda but not bottled water?
I found this article on the difference between male and female brains interesting. I can't believe that anyone (let alone social psychologists and sociologists) could ever have thought there wasn't any substantial difference.
According to researchers:
New technologies have generated a growing pile of evidence that there are inherent differences in how men’s and women’s brains are wired and how they work.
Fascinating. Another article in The Atlantic follows this train of thought.
I'll be needing facial cleanser again soon, and I hear rave reviews about this cleansing gel for those of us gals with dry, dry skin. I typically use Shisheido's Future Solutions Cleansing Foam, which is amazing. The airport security staff at Portland International Airport once took it away from me, and I'm not going to lie: I harbor a grudge.
To cleanse myself of all that nonsense, I've been reading Hemingway short stories the past few weeks, and 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' is really hitting me this time around.
That's it for some bits and pieces this month. I bemoan technology often and wonder if the web is worth all the downsides, but having access to all of these articles and trains of thought is compelling, no?