A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.

Salon: The 50 dorkiest songs you secretly love (I really do, too. And, I totally had “Parents Just Don’t Understand” memorized…still do, apparently.)

Atlantic: Four Words To Seem More Polite (Interesting)

Salon: Study: Are Some People Born Conservative? (This doesn’t surprise me at all. and it reminds me of this quote:

“There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt. It’s true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it’s more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for we cannot feel these two emotions together, at exactly the same time. They’re opposites. If we’re in fear, we are not in a place of love. When we’re in a place of love, we cannot be in a place of fear.”  ― Elisabeth Kubler Ros

Time Magazine: The Science Behind the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Scary Mommy: Back to School: The 70s vs. the Today (This is just freakin’ hilarious…and so true. BTW — you know I totally fall short in the 2014 mommy skills. Let’s bring the 70s and 80s parenting back…when parents weren’t afraid their kids wouldn’t like them..cause you know they didn’t give a shit what you thought about anything…ever. So you’d just shut up, pop another bag of microwave popcorn, pour a tall glass of sugared KoolAid and go watch another Gilligan’s Island rerun.)