Friday, July 12, 2013

Links that made me think V2

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"One day in history portraits" by Andrea Gjestvang image from GEO

Here is some stories and links that got me thinking this week....

Andrea Gjestvang has produced a collection of portraits of young people who survived the massacre at the summer camp of Norwegian Labour Youths  outside Oslo on July 22nd 2011. It is a really moving collection and reminds you of the fragility of life.

When I was in my late teens/early twenties, unfortunately like a lot of other girls, I had a pretty unhealthy relationship with my weight, never feeling quite slim enough or happy with what I had. I tried a lot of different diets but usually my love of food would have me falling off the band wagon within days of starting. These days I am a lot more accepting of my body and weight and attempt to just try and lead a healthish lifestyle with regular exercise and good meals. I can't imagine the pressure people whose body is basically their pay packet put on themselves to stay thin. This article by Kirstie Clements former Australian Vogue editor was such an eye opener for me and it made me so sad to hear about models eating tissues because it expands in their stomach and makes them feel full, I think I want to read the book after finishing the article.

I find what people spend their money on really interesting, so this article on how Australians are spending their money appealed to me.

Whats the use of working? Do the costs of childcare make it inefficent for mums to return to work?

What articles or other parts of the interweb have got you thinking this week?


  1. Love your recent "links that made me think" posts.... there are so many interesting articles online !! I came across this not long ago and it go me thinking ... I'm still three years away from 30 but I know that time can pass in the blink of an eye..

  2. Forgot to add the link (whoops)

  3. That article about what Australians are spending their money on was really interesting. I'd say from experience Australians DO spend a lot of money on coffee :)

  4. This is a great feature. No pressure ;)

  5. I love these new posts, really interesting.

  6. Great blog hun! Thank you for your lovely comment by the way :) This post certainly made me think. Hope to see you again soon xx

  7. Jeez, now that I read about all these stories, I can't help but hop on over to the sites and read them. I should work on my BA thesis, but now I found the perfect excuse for a little break. ;-)

    Have a happy week. xo.

  8. I remember reading an article similar to the one by Kirstie Clements a few years ago and it was a real eye opener.

    x Jasmine


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