Melissa Ford

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Study Finds that Happiness is Tied to Meeting (or Exceeding) Expectations

There was an interesting study out of University College London that found a mathematical equation for predicting moment-to-moment happiness. Basically, we really ARE Douglas Adam’s human lab mice....more

509th Friday Blog Roundup

I just watched online the pilot for a very cute new show on NBC this fall called A to Z....more

IComLeavWe: September 2014

Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point ....more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Blogroll

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more
First Challenge. Super-excited! :)more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Badges

The official badge for September. ...more
so adorable!! I will be grabbing one for my blog and participating this month =) ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—or even if you're not!—here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free writing!) ...more

Heal with September's NaBloPoMo

As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you need to find healing, we hope that you will take the month to write about your situation and take the words off of your heart. ...more

The Act of Wanting

I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Landline, a cute book about a woman who discovers she can talk to her husband in the past via a phone in her mother’s house,...more

Could You Give Up the Internet?

I picked up a book at the library that I was pretty certain I would need to own a penis to enjoy (note: own a penis; not borrow a penis), so I was pleasantly surprised to find Notes from the Internet Apocalypse thin but readable....more

Fark Finally Bans Misogynistic Comments

Fark has put its foot down. You can no longer make rape jokes in the comment section. You can no longer try to shut down a conversation by calling a woman a slut. You can no longer state that a woman deserved to be violated because of what she was wearing or what she was doing. In other words, women can expect to be treated like human beings instead of garbage when it comes to the comment section of Fark. ...more
I like the boundary examples you use! Thanks for this thoughtful and much needed reflection!more