Internet Finds

Things I found in the internet and what I make of them

New theme up and running! Isn’t it pretty? I do love clean, minimal designs. You know what else I love? Just how much new information I can glean just by using my fingertips. Hello, internet! In this day and age, what are we if we don’t use it. Amiright?

I’ve been doing some (social? personal?) experiments here and there. Not to say that I’ve been throwing myself at those with passion that would rival that of Shah Jahan when he had the Taj Mahal built, but things have definitely improved in the forefront. Am I better person for it? I can’t say. It’s too early to tell. I’m just happy with these baby steps I’m taking. Equally happy with the small wins.

But enough blathering. During those days I have not dipped my toes in social media, I happened to come across great reads:

Do you believe in signs?

Sometimes, coincidences occur and their timing is so out of the ordinary that you can’t help but think if there’s more to those coincidences. It’s like you’re being sent signals and it’s up to you to make sense of them. Decode them, if you will. If you’re one of the people who believe in that, this post called “How to… pay attention to what the universe is telling you” is a good read. It talks about the ways you can pinpoint patterns and how you can go about dealing with them.

The modern dating scene and how it’s hurting some of us humans

In this article, “Modern Dating is Inhumane”, Rebecca Thomas muses on her own dating experiences and then fleshes them out to let us catch glimpses of what dating is about in this day and age. Or, to be more specific, how the version of ending things with someone plays out in today’s society. News flash: It’s not pretty half the time.

My own take in dating does not necessarily mirror Rebecca’s but it’s still a good read.

Bunny rabbits aren’t always cute and fluffy. Sometimes they’re scary.

Electric Literature lists down five stories that feature bunnies in their worst versions (and our worst nightmares). I don’t know about you, but Kelly Link’s “Stone Animals” sounds great. Here, see what it’s about:

The story centers around a family that moves out of the city into a house where everything is somehow a little off. The small disturbances grow more and more bizarre, and most of them center around rabbits that appear on the lawn.

Find your inner compass and passion

This article from 99u is an awesome read about the things you can do in order to continue moving forward to pursue your dreams, in spite of setbacks and difficulties. In this day and age, when competition is high and the world has gotten smaller (thanks to the internet), challenges seem to pop up more and more. Christian Jarrett talks about how, by taking the time to practice those three things, you will eventually succeed in what you want to do.

I  hope you enjoyed this short (so short!) list of internet round-ups. Let me know what you think. If you have any links to cool or great reads, let me know. I’d appreciate that. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!