It’s time for another round up of blog posts, articles and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.
A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A Brief History of Texting in Movies
On social media, memoir and how we tell our life stories – A Memoir Is Not a Status Update
On running and dealing with mental health issues – ‘Running helps me cope with post-traumatic stress disorder’
This is beautiful and left me a little teary-eyed – More than 60 years later, a love note from a familiar stranger
Song lyrics written as if they were Sonnets – Pop Sonnets
This post about rape culture is worth taking the time to read and share – Rape (Culture): A Dirty Little Word
It’s good to see beauty bloggers talk about products they have problems with. Here are two posts about a brand that has been popping up all over my social media timelines lately – Fuschia Makeup and Fuschia Make-Up and my two cents on private labelling
If, like me, you are always looking for books to read (you should see my ridiculously long to-read list) then here are some recommendations. I’ve already read a few from this list, with Jennifer Johnston’s ‘How Many Miles To Babylon?’ being my favourite so far – Ten Irish books that will change you
An interesting article on whether people with Coeliac Disease (or Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivities) need to avoid gluten in beauty products. I think it’s something that doctors don’t know enough about meaning the advice given can be a bit hit and miss. One doctor laughed at me for worrying about such nonsense because I don’t eat moisturiser, another told me to only avoid gluten in lip products and a third doctor told me that avoiding anything containing oats should be enough. It has been six years since my diagnosis and I’m still trying to figure out what products work for me – Do Your Beauty Products Really Need To Be Gluten-Free?
I’m still unsure how I feel about the development of a nail polish that changes colour when it comes into contact with certain drugs (Rohypnol, Xanax and GHB). It is a clever idea, no doubt. Setting aside the depressing fact that anyone thought it was needed in the first place, it does kind of feel like the onus is, once again, on women to prevent sexual assault - The Date Rape Drug Detecting Nail Polish…Thoughts?, Some questions about Undercover Colors anti-rape nail polish and Why is it easier to invent anti-rape nail polish than find a way to stop rapists?