5 Interesting Links for 03-19-2021

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Matriarchy (Archeology)

Definitions can lead to arguments even when both parties agree on most things, which is what led me to this article. It explores both the interpretation of the word matriarchy and the archeological record used to support or disprove its existence. I found the various elements discussed within fascinating. It looks a little deeper at matriarchy than rejecting anything not a reverse image of patriarchy or accepting simply because of female deities. (Via Penny Blake)

Paper (Art)

The Japanese art of Kirie or Kirigami involves making intricate artworks out of a single sheet of paper. Artist Masayo Fukuda has spent the past 25 years of her life perfecting this skill as demonstrated in an elaborate octopus. (Via @steampunktendencies on Facebook)

Stimulation (Cats)

Most people know dogs need stimulation, but cats are better off with some active playtime as well. Here are a few suggestions for how to provide stimulation easily and inexpensively. Your cat will appreciate you all the better for having made the effort.

Vaccine (Pandemic)

Scientists and doctors still have questions about the risk of catching COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated. The article goes over some scenarios and their estimated risks. In general, caution is better than returning to pre-pandemic behaviors even once you’ve had your shot. The virus and vaccines haven’t been around long enough for definite answers.

Emotions (Publishing)

Whatever path you choose to publication, most writers go through similar emotional stages along the way. The article lays them out like the stages of grief, so you won’t feel alone.

When the Shoe Won't Fit by Margaret McGaffey Fisk
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