Note: This contains some politically-oriented stuff, and my point of view. While well thought-out comments of any point of view welcome -- as I am quite open-minded -- trolls will be summarily deleted.
Happiness and compassion
25 Ways to Be Good for Someone Else (Be the Positivity You Want to Feel) -- great suggestions from a variety of people. My favorite were:
- Try to accept people with an open mind
- Give them the space to be.
- Pay attention to them.
- Listen to someone without trying to fix their problem.
- Give a simple well meaning smile.
The Importance of Tone -- blogger Happiness in this World talks about how we say things is often more important that what we say. I can so relate with that!!!
7 Simple ways to say no -- Zenhabits helps us figure out the extremely difficult task of telling people no.
Stuff that gets me riled up
Another reason why I fight -- fellow parent blogger, Jesus has two daddies, explains how NOT being able to marry the father of his children has affected him.
Great day in California -- Science based parenting talks about the decision in California to overturn Prop 8. For now (at least).
Macro images of eyeballs by Suren Manvelyan
More at Your Beautiful Eyes.
Don't be a Spock!
Adjust your monitor height! Good advice for us all!
Because I can't resist
Monkey saves dog!
That's right! Monkey saves dog!!!! Details at 6pm.
Rainbow poop cake!
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