Weekend reading: Taylor Swift, freezing your eggs and Ebola


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Don’t Say Goodbye. Just ghost. I am a ghoster. I will say goodbye to the host if I can but I am not going to take 20 minutes to say goodbye to everyone at a party.

If All Disney Princesses Were Taylor Swift. The whole gang is here: Tayriel, Jaslor, Swift White, Mulor, Taylorella and Tay. It’s the only way you could make Disney princesses any better.

Facebook and Apple to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. Facebook and Apple are trying to keep talented women in the workplace for longer.

These Cyclists Found an Awesome Way to Demonstrate Why Bikes Are Better Than Cars. Yes bikes take up less space than cars. But I think this is a good reminder of how much space drivers should give cyclists on the road.

Facebook introduces Safety Check. In the event of a disaster the Safety Check tool will help you let friends and family know you’re safe, check on others in the affected area and mark your friends as safe.

After terrorist threat, feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian cancels lecture at Utah university. A scary reminder of the threats and physical danger feminists have to deal with.

Relax. You’re not going to die of Ebola! Is the panic about Ebola more dangerous than the disease itself?

Diet Coke – Taylor Swift Kittens. Could there be anything better in the world right now than Taylor Swift drowning in kittens?

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Weekend reading: loving criticism, preventing burnout and sunburn


Learning to Love Criticism. This New York  Times opinion piece looks at why professional women are often at the receiving end of personal criticism.

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The Adventures of Business Cat. I loved this comic strip about the very serious adventures of business cat. You know you’re doing well when your business cat boss leaves a dead bird on your desk.

Rangers rescue baby elephant. These pictures show rangers jumping into a drinking hole at Addo Elephant National Park to rescue a baby elephant. They managed to get the baby out but when they ran away it started following them. “Please don’t leave me!”

You don’t need 8 glasses of water a day. How much should you drink? Three or four cups a day should be fine. (And tea/coffee/juice counts!)

“Preventing burnout is part of your job. Staying well rested is part of your job.” A necessary reminder about why having down time, looking after yourself and taking leave is important.

How the sun sees you. This video shows the not-yet-visible changes in people’s skin and the amazing power of sunscreen. And, as summer approaches, an important reminder that “a tan is a sign of skin injury”. Find out what actually happens to your skin when you get a sunburn.

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