Weekend Links 3.5.2010

5 Mar

Michael Jackson in the StarsSource

Over at Positively Present, how to love each and every day! A fantastic lesson for all of us, I think.

Fantastic Design over at Design*Sponge.

If you’re a college student like I am, then you’ll love this one: How to Ace Exams.

Check this out! It’s a really intuitive digital magazine concept. As a magazine addict, this would be fantastic to me – a portable way to have all of your magazines, without losing the richness of color and designs that editorials commonly provide. Count me in. Originally found here:

I can truly relate to this story: Fear is a Motherf’er. It’s certainly true, but it can be a useful tool for selt reflection, I think.

If you include unicorns in the title, I’m in there like swimwear. Even when it’s when unicorns vomit below the belt. By the way, I would totally wear those leggings.

This is just silly, but: woman goes in for boob job and comes out with four breasts. Wow! That really bites.

One of the best articles I have read in a very long time, by the inimitable Gala Darling, “Empty Bellies Do Not Beget Genius”.

A hungry girl is an ineffectual girl. A hungry girl is a girl sapped of energy, strength, life-force. A hungry girl can’t achieve anything, fix anything, come up with a bold, brave solution. Choosing to go hungry is a way of subjugating your own strength, your own power. It is a way of making yourself small & useless. It is asking someone else to take care of you. It is about giving up, giving in.

At 4Change Now, a Moment of Clarity, as inspired by Hov himself.

Here’s a link to another Creative Tip of the Week from Fly, and again, it’s on point! It concerns journaling, one of my favorite things to do.

Do you track your achievements? On Dumb Little Man, how to track your achievements and why you should do it.

An amazing resource, “Notes for Young Writers”.

Always locate the reader in time and space again and again. Beginning writers rush in to feelings, to interior lives. Instead, stick to surface appearances; hit the five senses; give the history of the person and the place, and the look of the person and the place. Use first and last names. As you write, stick everything in a place and a time.

Fantastic quote from a fantastic book, here:

Cherish your solitude
Take trains by yourself to places you have never been
Sleep out alone under the stars
Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back
Say no when you don’t want to do something
Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees
Decide whether you want to be liked or admired
Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here

Another resource for college students like me: 99 Cheap and Easy Ways to Stay Healthy in College!

Have a happy weekend, everyone!

xoxo,

Tara

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