Early January Reading

What reading time looks like

I decided to post links to some of my favorite reads for each month in 2014… Today I looked at my list and thought, I can’t post so many links at one time! I need to spread them out.

So here’s are some of the things I’ve read and liked so far this year:

44 Things Every Short Girl Can Relate To  The definition of “short” is a little subjective, but at 4-foot, 11-inches tall, I’m short and people who are 5′ 4″ seem tall to me, so it’s annoying to hear “average” height people complain about being short. Some other notes on this topic, a person’s head is never an appropriate arm rest and no I should not have left my tall guy for any of you tall girls. Marry for love, not height ladies.

Young, Married & Pissed Off  Speaking of marriage, I kind of liked this post. To me (a bride at 22), this girl didn’t seem like she married all that young. I got really annoyed at people judging us for getting married at 22. Usually people are shocked at how long we were together before we got married (dated 3 years and engaged for another 2 years). I don’t raise an eyebrow at young people getting married, I raise an eyebrow to those who get married very quickly (before they really know each other).  I’ve written about this topic before, so I won’t repeat myself.

Why I Dress Up For Work Faith wrote this post about dressing nicely for work as a nanny even though yoga pants and hoodies are accepted. Dress codes for various professions are becoming more and more relaxed, which can cause many to fall into a “comfortable” clothing rut that can present a sloppy image. I think that taking the initiative to be polished at work shows a high level of professionalism and drive that as a young professional is crucial.

5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits that Stick A new year often means a clean slate and all sorts of new goals. By now, many of those new years resolutions are beginning to wain and the old habits are going strong. The key to achieving goals is to build habits that support them, this short article is a good place to figure out how to start. And you can start working on new habits any day of the year, not just January 1st.

Photographic Series Showing What 200 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods This is a cool series and study in serving size. I’m thinking of doing something like this with what carbohydrates look like in different foods. What are some common foods that you’d like to see in this? Not every food has carbs in it so that might be interesting… I now have to find white plates.

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels There’s no argument that medical technology has come a long way, but this is not the first glucose-testing contact lens I’ve heard of. When talking about this with a coworker, I said it would be really nice to not have to poke my fingers so much and I showed her my fingertips. There are some days that I avoid texting because the tapping on the screen hurts. I don’t know if I believe the claims of it being ready in the near future, but it’s nice to see people trying.

Read anything good lately? Let me know in the comments!