Friday Finds #14

Central Iowa woke up to thunderous rain early Tuesday morning. That rain quickly turned into an ice storm. Which meant I skipped work and schools were canceled. We followed that up with a wintry mix on Thursday. It goes without saying that I am completely over Winter.

I also finished up a course on Skillshare this week that I loved. Gabrielle Brickey's Design a Female Character: Sketching Portaits with Pencils was so fun. Her instructions were easy to follow and her art is amazing. I'm looking forward to taking her Photoshop Demystified: A Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting next.

If you think you might want to try out a class on Skillshare (everything from thinking like a chef to creating a podcast), you can get 2 free months of the Premium membership.

Quote of the Week

"Basically, I have two speeds ... Hostile or smart-aleck. Your choice." ~James Patterson

On my nightstand this week

It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool, Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

What I read/watched on the web this week

Politics & Social Justice

School walkouts are planned for April 20th, to mark the 19th anniversary of Columbine and support changes to gun control laws that will keep students safe in their schools.

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"Thoughts and Prayers" makeup tutorial.

The teenagers of Parkland, Florida aren't going anywhere. That gives me hope for our future.

Feminism and sex.

The results of Death, Sex, and Money's "Opportunity Costs" survey on the shame and pride we feel in our socioeconomic class.

What Every Woman Needs to Know

The secret history of menstruation, probably a good idea for guys to know this too.

It's about better, not fewer, calories.

Winning the HGTV Dream Home isn't what it's cracked up to be.

What made me smile

Funko Pop figures set off a cascade of feel good hormones for me. And now there is a Mr. Rogers. Seriously, how can I not buy it (when my shopping ban is over)? Hours and hours of my childhood were spent mesmerized by his neighborhood.

Humans really aren't that different from the rest of the animal kingdom. They self-medicate too.

Seventh graders respond to Black Panther.

This cat is almost always the highlight of my Instagram feed.

It's official, Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur are coming to TV. If you don't know these characters, Moon Girl (aka Lunella) is Marvel's smartest superhero, and still in elementary school. She's super into STEM and has a red TRex that helps her fight crime.

Podcast of the week

Something Large and Wild from This is Love



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