Weekend Reads 09

Can you guys believe it’s already September?! I feel like just yesterday I was starting my new job and playing in the snow and it’s crazy to think that that is almost here again (kinda). I also walked outside today and was pleasantly surprised about how cool it was—57 degrees the first of September?! I’ll take it!

The Blind Traveler: How James Holman Felt His Way Around the World to Become History’s Most Prolific Explorer

I always try to include interesting stories on travel in these weekend reads posts, or share them on my Facebook page if they are short enough. I’m so excited I came across this article because it’s so interesting! Not only was this man blind, he desired to travel the world when travel was seen as a means to get from one place to another and not as a means of exploration and discovery. Such a fascinating read (and truly inspirational).

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The Startup Teaching Languages That Have Almost No Teachers

Most everyone knows I love languages. In another life, I like to think I would have been a linguist or polyglot (heck, I’m still young, maybe I might be one day). It’s a tragedy that so many languages around the world are dying as the widely spoken ones become more prominent. This is a great way to encourage people to learn endangered languages in a very easy way.

What Lena Waithe Wants From Hollywood

I’m a fan of Lena Waithe. I only discovered her from Master of None, but I immediately was drawn in by her performance. Her writing and acting in the Thanksgiving episode is phenomenal and if you have not seen it, you need to immediately!

Mysterious Circumstances: The strange death of a Sherlock Holmes fanatic.

If you’re a Sherlock Holmes or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan, read this. It’s long but worth it, and I won’t give anything else away!

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Co-founder To Dodge Startup Sexism

The fact that this is a thing is extremely upsetting. Whilst I’m incredibly lucky to work on such a gender-balanced team that values female strength, I have always grown up receiving different treatment because I am female. Some might say the genders are equal, but you can’t say they are once you read this.

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

I’m working on my creativity, inspiration and drive, so I’ve found articles like this really interesting. I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me, but I really liked reading this article.

 

Did you read anything interesting this week?

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