Weekend reading: cancer, cats, dogs and smart people


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Ursula K. Le Guin on Aging and What Beauty Really Means. A lovely piece on the difference between cats and dogs – and cat and dog people.

CatsWhen did girls start wearing pink? Did you know that “[t]he generally accepted rule [was] pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl”?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the T. Swift. Joanna Robinson tells us why she loves Taylor Swift. See point three: She Makes Cat Ladies Look Good.

What living through cancer in your 20s looks like. Beautiful and heartbreaking pictures of 30-year-old photographer Amelia Coffaro’s battle with breast cancer.

The Food Lab: How to Poach Eggs for a Party. Did you think poaching eggs for a group of people was impossible? I did and I was wrong.

Why smart people are stupid. Question: “A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?” Once you have your answer, head on over to read the article.

Women Having A Terrible Time At Parties In Western Art History. I can identify with all these woman. Sometime parties are hard work.

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