Good good links #126

No way! Insanity!

This would be my reaction upon realizing that we’ve almost reached the end of Janura already – despite New Year’s Eve being just yesterday. Honestly, somebody pinch me. This also means my birthday is coming up in a mere five days but – especially with recent going-ons [one of which I’ll mention in tomorrow’s post!] I haven’t made any plans for it yet. Moving on to today’s collection of great posts from all around the web. Whether you’re snowed in or just a little bored on a Sunday: there’s something for everybody.


Happy Sunday!

Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

Why Your Detox Is Bullsh*t via Cosmopolitan

A-men. The only thing a detox [program] will rid you off is money from your bank account.

#Imflattered Talks Back To Fashion Bashing via Dances with Fat

Screw society’s idea of what you should and shouldn’t wear: ” […]you are the boss of your underpants and also the boss of your regular pant.”

No food is healthy, Not even kale. via Washington Post

Oh, how this speaks to my language lover’s heart.Don’t ever say words didn’t make a difference.** Also: let’s get angry at the food industry and its sneaky way of using language to confuse us.


Good good [advice, inspiration and other insightful reads]

I Was On 116 Diets. Here’s How I Finally Lost 60 Pounds Without Trying  via Mind Body Green

[I doubt the number but the points she makes are valid either way] Obviously not included to promote weight loss these are lessons everybody trying to make peace with food learns.

How To Make More Friends This Year via Career Girl Daily

A life without friends wouldn’t be complete. These are some good tips on how and where to find “new” friends.

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats via Time Magazine

An oldie but goodie that inspires to rethink our spending habits, different “normals” around food and probably also helps us see how blessed we are.

3 Surprising Truths About Gender and Loneliness via Psychology Today

Some interesting insights into how women and men handle loneliness, gender-specific troubles we face and how to possibly turn things around next time this unpleasant feeling hits.



Why It’s Okay to Be Weird Online via Helene In Between

Because it’s what makes you stand out from the crowd and authenticity rocks.



The 5 Moves Everyone Should Be Able to Do—and What It Means If You Can’t via Greatist

Who else got up and tried some of these [unless they’re part of your routine already] after/while reading?

What No One Is Saying About the Body-Positivity Movement via Greatist

There’s no right or wrong for everybody but tuning in with what makes you feel good will determine your personal best path to go.



Good good [food]

Healthy 4 Ingredient 1 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Cake via The Big Man’s World

How to know a cake must be really good? When it tickles even my [non-cake fiend] fancy. This one surely does.

5 Ingredient Frozen Turtle Bars via The Lean Green Bean

It’s all about the date caramel this week and merging it with the classic rice crispy treat is genius.

16 Delicious Recipes Featuring Beans & Lentils via Cookie and Kate

Do I really even have to say again that I have a thing for legumes? Some may call it an addiction but there’s worse …

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup via Pancake Warriors

Cheese fiends take no offense: this is for everybody who can’t get enough vegetables and legumes in [read: me].

Big Time Vegan Mexican Bowl via The Vegan 8

Just a fair warning ahead: if you click the link you’ll get insane cravings for this delicious-looking dish.

African Curry with Cauliflower via Naturally Ella

If you – like me – are a fan of cauliflower, curry and chickpeas this is your recipe.



** I’ve actually had a post abut my beef with the word “healthy” sitting in my drafts folder for at least half a year. Now  publish it still or not …?


Happiness-inducing today: Getting done more than I expected upon waking up. Productivity always feels good.


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5 thoughts on “Good good links #126

  1. Kate Bennett says:

    Thank you for linking to that Time Magazine article. So much that just blows my mind. It’s crazy to think how rich we’d be in some countries (and poor) with the exchange rates. It’s hard to imagine spending hundreds of dollars on groceries, but I’m used to shopping for two and I’m pretty thrifty. That’s so cute they have the dog and his dog food in the Great Britain one. And all that soda! So many thoughts.
    Also, thanks for reminding me about Psychology Today. I no longer will go to Buzzfeed when I want some reading.

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Sorry, Kate. Your comment went into the spam folder – seriously, WordPress?! – and I only saw it now.
      The Time article is quite good at reminding us of the vast differences between people all around the world. At times it’s insane to think how blessed we are and how easily we take life as we know it for granted. Also, yes, BuzzFeed can be fun but I hardly visit it as often as before. Psychology Today satisfies my need for “deeper” reads.

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