March 9th, 2014

red panda eating bamboo

Convalescent linkspam II

I don't know anything about this blogger except that this post includes a snark-free photo of Gabourey Sidibe and her gorgeous fuchsia lace gown from this year's Oscars.
http://myvintageonline.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-dresses-from-oscars-2014.html

Portraits of Boston published a very thoughtful interview with a woman who works with homeless people.
It’s absurd to say that someone chooses homelessness because given the choice for housing that’s affordable and realistic, no one would.

The same is true of saying, ‘Oh well, they choose homelessness because they are mentally ill.’ First, being mentally ill is not a choice. An individual who is mentally ill has trouble navigating everyday normal social situations, particularly if they have Axis I mental health diagnosis or even Axis II mental health diagnosis. These diagnoses make it difficult to navigate everyday life. To say that they’ve chosen homelessness would be simply to say that they’ve chosen it over trying to navigate normal society. That’s just not an answer. So, do I think people choose homelessness? Never.


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red panda eating bamboo

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A list of 875 free online courses from "leading universities". (Most are on iTunes)
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http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses

A list of free language lessons, sorted by language
http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons

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