Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Wednesday Wanderings

Who better to teach us about inspiration than Dr. Who?

Want to be an autodidact? I bet you do. This article was written specifically for men (since it's from the blog "The Art of Manliness") but it applies to everyone, I think! Check out why you should become a life-long learner.

This is the best advice I've ever read on how to eat in the most healthy way possible. If you want to change your diet to eliminate junk food, lose weight, or just enjoy good food, then you will want to read this!

For you knitters out there, here is the most ADORABLE hat ever! What's that, you say? Free downloadable pattern?! Yes please!

As some of you may or may not know who read this blog, I have synesthesia. My synesthesia is associated with words/letters = colors, music = colors, people = colors, time/calendar = colors. As I've aged, the synesthetic responses have faded a little, so some things that used to be completely overwhelming as a child are a little easier to handle now, thankfully. If you're curious to know more about this interesting neurological condition, read this article from NPR. Then hop over to see what Vladimir Nabokov had to say about his experience as a synesthete.

I'm not sure what to think about this article called "The Touch-Screen Generation", which explores how the youngest children are growing up with instant access to immediate gratification games and "educational" apps on the iPad. What do you think?

Tolkien Day happened this week! Woohoo! If you're a die-hard fan of his, then take this quiz to see how well you know Tolkien's writing. It was more difficult than I thought!



Tami said...

Have we ever discussed having synesthesia? I also have it. Letters and numbers have genders and personalities to me. Even some words and colors have genders and personality. I didn't know that it was unusual until college. I thought everyone knew that A is a female and is quite delicate! I didn't know the word synesthesia until Heather S. put a name to it several years ago. We should talk sometime!

-- Tami S