Week Notes #100: Inspiring Links

Week Notes

A round-up of the week in links.


Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?
Companies make money spying on you.

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs
Bumblebee queens exposed to the neonicotinoid pesticide were 26 percent less likely to lay eggs.

City Break: Birmingham
If you're looking for a city break adventure and don't know where to go, visit Birmingham.

Twin Peaks Fan Art
Possibly the best TV series ever made.

Retro LEGO Kits
You're never too old for LEGO.

1970s Stock Photos

Mixing Metals
It's not longer a fashion faux-pas.

Blank-faced Japanese house
So extreme it's almost ugly.

When To Lower Your Expectations
As a freelancer, sometimes it's easy to forget you have control over your deadlines.

No, nothing comes for free.
Accepting a sample is an automatic behavior for many of us.

Why it Doesn't Pay to Work for Free
It devalues you and your work but it also devalues your peers and the industry you're in.

8 Women Who Have Inspired Me
I was thrilled be find I'd been included in Natalie's post!

Becoming a social media “influencer” is the new unpaid internship
Not everyone can build a huge online presence and make enough money from it to live.

How to Become More Self-Aware
How we can look at ourselves from another perspective to spot our weaknesses.

I’m A Woman, Shake My Hand, Damn It
Hand shaking isn't just for men.

Of course we deserve it.
"Some part of us thinks we have to earn love, pay our dues for joy, atone for pleasure, and work off the french fries with a thousand sit-ups in order to deserve them.

We need to keep talking about Charlottesville.
If we have the option to not participate in the conversation about white supremacy, then that is the very definition of privilege.

Tina Fey Means Well But Her Advice Is Terrible
Advising people to eat cake and ignore white supremacists isn’t going to make them fade away.

That Clutter In Your Home Used To Be Money
The easiest and quickest way to waste money is to spend it on stuff you don't need and later regret.

50 Things to Do Right Now to Put Your Life in Order
All you need is the time to do it.

Decluttering Burst
Let go of one hundred things in less than an hour.


Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymbery

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Tom Nichols