I should be going on holidays and going out and doing things not hiding inside because I’m too ashamed of what I look like and I’m too scared about what people are going to say

Keywords: dailymail , femail , Weight Loss

The worst bit is when you get people messaging saying “I’ll donate to your GoFundMe page if you send me a picture of your tits”, it happens all the time.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9663285/Woman-34HH-breasts-say-men-beg-pictures-exchange-donations-surgery.html

For five years publishers, agents and authors were duped into sending digital copies of new books into the ether

Keywords: opinion

It is a good story and maybe we’re fascinated by instances of literary fraud precisely because publishing is still widely regarded as a business grounded in trust, relationships and old-fashioned courtesy. I’m thinking of Can You Ever Forgive Me? or the curious case of author AJ Finn, the pen name of former editor Dan Mallory, who allegedly spent years creating a fictitious biography for himself within the publishing world. The idea of someone abusing that assumption of decency for their own advantage seems more shocking in this context than it might in, say, the world of finance or arms dealing.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/09/filippo-bernardini-book-thief-steal-for-money-revenge-love-of-reading

If I need to, I will definitely hold on to the job I get and try to work our way around this job-related-misery in whatever tiny ways I can

Keywords: books , motivation , work , corporate

There is a lot of debate going on about certain comments Prince Harry made on what is being dubbed as the “great resignation”. He said he’s quite happy people have quit jobs that make them unhappy or negatively affect their mental health. He said, and I quote, “Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn’t bring them joy, and now they’re putting their mental health and happiness first. This is something to be celebrated.”

https://boredcitygirl.com/2021/12/13/sticking-with-it

Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Promotes Google Search Engine

Keywords: Senate Commerce, Science,and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

Facebook wants to trick you into thinking that privacy protections or changes to Section 230 alone will be sufficient. While important, these will not get to the core of the issue — which is that no one truly understands the destructive choices made by Facebook except Facebook. We can afford nothing less than full transparency. As long as Facebook is operating in the shadows, hiding its research from public scrutiny, it is unaccountable. Until the incentives change, Facebook will not change. Left alone, Facebook will continue to make choices that go against the common good — our common good. […] At other large tech companies like Google, any independent researcher can download from the Internet the company’s search results and write papers about what they find — and they do!

Frances Haugen, Former Facebook Product Manager (via C-SPAN, ca. 10:32 – 10:34 am EST [ https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4980406/whistleblower-frances-haugen-calls-congress-regulate-facebook ] )

For more about recommendation systems, see e.g. Google Campaigns Against Donald Trump’s Re-Election in 2020 Campaign as President of USA (vs Joe Biden) & YouTube Recommendations: Platform for Influencers without Responsibility.

We need someone to place our hope in, especially living in the political and social tinderbox we find ourselves in

Keywords: anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , family , god , healing , jesus , life , mental health , olympics , prayer , recovery

Simone, God bless you, girl. I’m praying for you and I hope that you find the peace you’re looking for, and that you can drown out all the noise and clamoring opinions from those who placed you on a throne you never asked for.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/07/29/simone-biles-our-desperate-need-for-heroes