Interesting Links for 12-17-2010

Just for Fun

When I was a kid, my grandmother would take me in to New York City to look at the window displays, but they had nothing like this back then. Enjoy a YouTube video of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Snowflake and Bubble 3D holiday light show:


With so many people out on the job hunt, here’s some resume tips from, of all places, Live Science:

Online Reading

The Observer by Kristine Kathryn Rusch is a perfect example of a story told in the absence of story. Everything is told, nothing is seen, and yet the character’s voice is compelling and traps you into a sense of being there. Enjoy:

Science and Society

A study looking at the partner preferences of financially secure women had both expected and interesting results that show the issue is not as straightforward as expected:

This article explores the brain’s reactions to stimuli, whether physical, empathic, or metaphorical:

I am linking to the below blog post because it makes some good points and because the tie in with the above article is too good to be missed. However, I also wanted to look at an aspect of it in more detail and will be posting that on Monday. I hope you’ll come back for that discussion as well.


Holly Lisle, a friend and mentor for many years, has once again hit the nail on the head with one of her articles in addressing a question that plagues me as a writer drawn to several genres. You might find it useful as well:

Advice from Sybil Baker on making the choice between writing short stories and novels for good reasons:

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