10 Things I Liked Enough to Show You: 26 September – 2 October 2015


by Victor Bezrukov [ CC BY 2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

by Victor Bezrukov [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Joshua Ostroff's "Stop Being Scared, You Live In The Safest Time In Human History" at The Huffington Post:

People will attach much more significance to things that are easy to remember versus things that are not easy to remember. A big event will be easier to remember [than] many small events. So we worry a lot more about terrorism than we do about car crashes even though we're way more likely to die from car crashes.


Courtney Demone's "Do I have boobs now?" at Mashable is a trans woman's look at femininity, misogyny, and loss of safety:

Prior to coming out as a woman, I probably felt legitimately threatened or disrespected a handful of times in my life. Now, it happens almost every time I leave the house.



Zachary M. Seward's "Your phone’s homescreen is dead" at Quartz:

The battle for the homescreen is over.

An evolution to the next era of mobile is still in progress. I wouldn’t yet suggest that everyone clear out their homescreens, but it’s a great way to get a sense of where the iPhone and mobile computing are headed. With iOS 9, it finally seems possible to realize some of the major trends identified last year, like "invisible apps" that recede into the operating system and notifications as a primary interface.


Alex Cooke's "Why the iPhone Fashion Shoot Is So Important" at Fstoppers:

If someone is making great images with an iPhone, that puts all the more pressure on those of us with more advanced gear to put out stellar images. It takes away the scapegoat that is gear.


Amina Mucciolo's Instagram feed is delightful:



Molly Redden's "The War On Women Is Over — And Women Lost" at Mother Jones:

"Every day is just frightening," Chelian said. "I think things are bad, and then they get worse somewhere else. And you go, 'Oh my God, it could be worse.' And I go to sleep with that. I wake up with that."


"Photographer Edward Honaker Documents His Own Depression" at Ignant:

"…When I was in the worst parts of depression, the most helpful thing anyone could have done was to just listen to me - not judging, not trying to find a solution, just listen. I’m hoping that these images will help open up conversation about mental health issues. Everyone is or will be affected by them one way or another, and ignoring them doesn’t make things better."


Almost nothing makes sense in Bonnie Tyler's 1983 "Total Eclipse of the Heart" video, but it has more of the 1980s jammed into it than you'd think possible:


Olga Khazan's "Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s" at The Atlantic:

They found a very surprising correlation: A given person, in 2006, eating the same amount of calories, taking in the same quantities of macronutrients like protein and fat, and exercising the same amount as a person of the same age did in 1988 would have a BMI that was about 2.3 points higher. In other words, people today are about 10 percent heavier than people were in the 1980s, even if they follow the exact same diet and exercise plans.