Friday News Bites: Sandra Bland, Egregious Deaths, SCIENCE! + More

This week’s news stories primarily regard the #BlackLivesMatter movement, science-y bits, and a splash of book news thrown in. Let’s get started, friends.

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I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK

I have come to realize recently that my struggles with mental health are always going to be there. I can’t magically make my depression, anxiety, and PTSD disappear. I can’t magically change my brain into a neurotypical one.  Read More I Am Never Getting Better and That’s OK

Celebrity Rumor Mongering – Part 2

Did you enjoy spreading some internet rumors? Are you ready for some more falsehoods and untruths (with a few sort of real things sprinkled in for the internet sleuths)?

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It’s Time for Some New Dog Breed Categories

Even though I watch them every year, I really dislike a lot about dog shows. I don’t like the idea that purebred dogs are somehow seen as superior to mutts, I don’t like the ridiculous criteria these dogs are judged by, and most of all, I don’t like the useless way they sort dogs into groups. Any group that compares a Dalmatian to a Standard Poodle to a Chow Chow has no credibility. (Also, it’s totally rigged — Big Poodle has used its influence to muscle other breeds out of competition.) Read More It’s Time for Some New Dog Breed Categories

The Real Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen and Empress Matilda

The unexpected heir usurped, bereaved, and whose three children are the key to success… Read More The Real Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen and Empress Matilda

The Chub Rub Defense Squad

Thick thighs are great, until you want to wear a dress in the summer. Then you have to figure out the best way to keep from enduring the most horrible pain of warm weather: Chub rub.

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We Try It! Joining a Labor Union

In December of 2013, I was unemployed, unhappy, and desperately trying to figure out what to do about both. I needed to find a new job, and yet I was hesitant to chase after any job that was too much like my old one, because it had been a major supplier of misery and anxiety for me. I wanted something new and I was up for anything, so when my dad said I should apply for an apprenticeship for the union he is retired out of, I did.

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