~Stuff I pinned at my TIAW and Wisdom boards.
~This article about a doctor who no longer accepts patients who weight over 200 pounds is full of brain-exploding little gems like, “The problem with obesity is it has become socially acceptable,” and, “But I can’t charge double for an obese patient [the way airlines do].”
~Luckily this article has some good thoughts on the subject.
~I used to like to read Twilight and watch the movies. Not because I thought they were, like, good literature or Oscar-quality or anything. I liked them for the same reasons I like The Day After Tomorrow or Volcano. But, despite my enjoyment of it’s flaws, I found the whole Twilight phenomenon to be disturbing. What sorts of lessons does it teach girls? But then Fifty Shades of Grey came along. What started out as Twilight fanfiction has created another pop culture phenomenon which is equally as disturbing. Here’s an article arguing that the story is a poor cover of child pornography.
~Life with Crohn’s Disease. Funny how we forget that bodies serve a function that’s not directly related to looking a certain way. And when your body doesn’t serve it’s many functions in one way or several, it requires some rethinking.
~Or how about when your brain doesn’t fulfill its function?