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August 28, 2013
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September 2, 2013

Internet Inspiration – August 30, 2013

^ I went to their concert last night and it was awesome. This is my very favorite song of theirs.

The science behind honey’s eternal shelf life. Good to know in the event of a zombie apocalypse or collapse of the power grid.

I love these illustrations of the zodiac by Salvador Dali. But I’m Cancer, and he painted me as a lobster.

Loved this piece by Melissa about self-sabotage during a Whole30.

The first thing I’ll say is that often, when we fear a situation will come to pass, we have the tendency to create that situation ourselves. We do this for two reasons: first, to give ourselves a sense of control—if we create the thing we fear the most, we get to choose when and how it happens, and frees us from the sense of forboding (waiting for the situation to occur). Second, we create that situation so we get to be right—”See, I told you XYZ would happen. I just knew it!” Don’t underestimate the importance of feeling right—our brains crave that, and we will take drastic measures to ensure it happens.

An ode to the greatest comic strip of all time, and all the times it broke our hearts.

5 Things To Unlearn from Penelope Trunk. “This is actually true that usually you don’t learn about yourself when you’re studying, because if people tell you what to study, then you gain no insight into who you are.  But if you take a year off to learn about yourself, you reinforce the idea that education and self‑knowledge are two completely different things.”

I had finally convinced myself not to buy thousands of rolls of washi tape. And then I see this. Game over. [via Susannah Conway]

I’ve never been particularly in love with the exterior of any of the homes I’ve had as an adult, but I do want this artist to render them with watercolors and embroidery.

Zucchini and Cherry Chocolate Smoothie. I’m completely intrigued.