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The science of crying and of making eye contact


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This post is a little repository of information that Ali finds note-worthy, for a Saturday. Picture from here. I’ve done a little more than my quota of crying lately (ladies on average cry about five times a month, apparently), just because that is the season I am in. But I was reading a little article

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The Power of Vulnerability


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I forgot my iPod again today, but, amongst other things, I discovered I can listen to some TED talks on youtube, so I started with Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts. I am loving the book, Quiet, which contains so much more fascinating material than the talk. Then in the side bar came up

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Integrity and fear


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I liked this post on integrity from Don Miller. I don’t know about this link between integrity and being ‘integrated’, except that it is the same root word, or what that would look like precisely within yourself, but it is an interesting idea. And I like how he cuts people a little slack in this notion of

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The politics of nostalgia


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I loved this portion from Lost in Translation, by Eva Hoffman: In Speak, Memory, Nabokov makes the poetic, or the playful, speculation that Russian children before the Revolution – and his exile – were blessed with a surfeit of sensual impressions to compensate them for what was to come. Of course, fate doesn’t play such

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