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

 Time: 5 Ways to Clean Up Your Messy Gmail Inbox

The Washington Post: After a Mass Shooting: A survivor’s life  (The ones who die aren’t the only victims)

BlogHer: 6 Ways to be a Kick-Ass Positive Parent (Some useful advice, real truths, and things to keep in mind here).

“Authoritative parenting techniques are popular because they appear to work. They recommend a defined action for a surefire result. But the “results” are short lived. And they can trigger bigger problems in the future. Choose instead to apply simple principles to bond with your kids to make them happy, independent and “well-behaved.”

Rolling Stone: Scott Weiland’s Family: ‘Don’t Glorify this Tragedy.’ (Powerful and so honest and raw).

“Our hope for Scott has died, but there is still hope for others. Let’s choose to make this the first time we don’t glorify this tragedy with talk of rock and roll and the demons that, by the way, don’t have to come with it. Skip the depressing T-shirt with 1967-2015 on it – use the money to take a kid to a ballgame or out for ice cream.”

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