- Appreciate all that your body can do. Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you—running, dancing, breathing, laughing, dreaming, etc.
- Keep a top-ten list of things…
Important. I survived being a girl without tremendous body issues, somehow (sports + academics?), but this shit creeps in around the edges no matter what. sarabenincasa's habit of telling her reflection in the mirror (no matter how naked, flabby, flat, wrinkly, etc.) “I love you” is a good habit for everyone. I didn't even realize that I was paying particular attention when she wrote about that, but it has stuck with me.
Workin’ on my fitness. A mile feels a lot longer now than it did when I was 17.
XKCD vs hand-wringing about what texting does to kids’ literacy
It’s great, and the tooltip’s even better: “I’d like to find a corpus of writing writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality.
"What’s the most important thing your dad has ever taught you?"
"If someone hurts your feelings, don’t worry, because that person will also have a turn to get their feelings hurt. And also, you should never undermine people or make them feel unimportant. And also, if you drop out of school, he won’t deal with you anymore."
Good life lessons (except don’t disown your children if they drop out).
A plan used to be simple: you would agree to meet someone at a certain time and place and then you would meet them there and then. Now, a plan is subject to all sorts of revisions because “cellphones make people flaky as #%@*”.
A Plan: Once heralded as a firm commitment to an event in…
I love plans. I am old-fashioned like that. Your cell phone should be involved in making plans only if you are unexpectedly delayed.