Clippings: What I’m Reading This Week (1/26/15)

#THISGIRLCAN: I’m loving the #thisgirlcan PSA from the UK. In late January, as many people slow down on pursuing their fitness resolutions, it is a great reminder to keep going. And any time of year, it is an inspiration to all women to view exercise as fun and empowering. (It is also making me want to join a team! Those celebrations look like so much fun!)

 

#THISGIRLCAN! Photo from article above.
#THISGIRLCAN! Photo from article above.

 

Fair Pay: This is a great clip. Although the headline of this article is silly and extreme, the man featured here – farmer and entrepreneur, Johnny Georges – is an inspiration. He makes enough of a profit to meet his needs, and refuses to rip off his co-farmers and customers. I hope that slimy guy from Sharktank learned a lesson here. No one needs to make $6 per sale on every sale. Sometimes you need to make sure that you are doing the right thing to help people, especially if those people work so hard to support themselves and others.

 

Johnny Georges. From his public Facebook page.
Johnny Georges. From his public Facebook page.

 

That Painting Is Watching Me: Crazy stuff!! This article and photo gallery features the work of an artist who paints her subjects and, occasionally, their surroundings, before photographing them. Much cooler than the way I just explained it – check it out, and get inspired! What could you change about creativity that would be innovative and exciting!?

(AMAZING) pictures from article above.
(AMAZING) pictures from article above.

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Full Disclosure: A refreshingly honest essay from Salon.com on “why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from.” While I don’t think it is always relevant to discuss (I don’t necessarily know if my doctor fully forged her own path, or if she got into medical school because she knew the Dean), I do think this becomes a big problem if those writers are dispensing advice (personal or professional) that is impossible for most people to follow if they don’t have the same resources. And we certainly should not dismiss someone’s talent just because they have connections or have received assistance – this can only bring someone so far – but those with connections should not forget the benefits of privilege. Overall, an interesting article on the things we do not often, but perhaps should, share.

Photo from article above which sites (Credit: Toa55, IJzendoorn via Shutterstock/Salon) (salon.com).
Photo from article above which sites (Credit: Toa55, IJzendoorn via Shutterstock/Salon) (salon.com).

 

THIS.: Another plug for Andrew Golis’ brilliant new social media platform. Check this(.) out!

 

This. picture is from the article above (NYT).
This. picture is from the article above (NYT).

 

*Please note that I’ve semi-arrived in 2015 and I’m not putting the suggested links into the body of my text. (I write “semi” because I think there is an even better way to do this that I don’t know about yet! Share!) Anyway, this is likely not revelatory to anyone else, and probably caused zero confusion, but hey – just in case you couldn’t find them – that’s where the links can be found!

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