5 Interesting Links for 07-05-2013

Failure (Life)

This article offers a critical life lesson that failure isn’t an end point but rather a hiccup.

New Adult (Publishing)

Angela James of Carina Press and Margo Lipschultz of Harlequin HQN discuss what the New Adult genre is.

Paleontology (Science)

Recent evidence of the earliest dinosaurs places them at Middle Triassic, some 10 to 15 million years before previous estimates, and offer a glimpse into a time before they were dominant.

Race Bias (Sociology)

I am of Western European extraction, and never experienced the life of a recent immigrant. I did, however, live in many different cultures which gave me an appreciation both for a broader perspective and the position of a minority. This article touches me both in the way English can be used to crush culture and in the bias in what qualifies as acceptable for studying “English” meaning literature. If you ever want proof of discriminatory tests, look no further than the GRE in English Literature, at least in the early 90s, though it doesn’t sound much different now. Like the author of this article, I studied literature. Unlike her, I choose minority and women’s lit only to discover my refusal to conform turned critical when I considered grad school. It’s a choice, but not a good one. Conform and have a chance at success. Refuse and later choices are made for you:

Good Computer Habits (Technology)

Five habits to keep your computer running and your money in your pocket. They’re good reminders even if you know it already.

Curve of Her Claw

Fall into a world where beauty is a facade, and one elf is pushed beyond reason to rid herself of the smooth-skinned curse. ~ Now available as an eBook:
Curve of Her Claw

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