Carousel — Week Ending 11th July 2008

We Bite Back is at the very top of today’s Carousel because it’s important & awesome, & thank you so much, Eli, for linking me! Viz:

“Post-Pro-ana has finally arrived. This is the site that comes after the madness. We represent a worldwide virtual network of people proactively seeking recovery and happiness with the same dedication that proanas apply to seeking lower goal weights. We are striving to Postmodernize the online eating disorder community by challenging the pro-ana metanarrative. Stop shaming yourself for seeking support on eating disorder forums, and instead seek out one that strives to remain positive! We’ve got our wits, and we can take control of our lives by making better choices for ourselves. Sign up and read for yourself how many people are turning their lives around. Choose to be a success story yourself.”

Alice in Wonderland style from Hello Cocoa. Tooooooo cute.

Smaggle Style shows us how to make a necklace out of laddered stockings & tights — looks cool, too!

Raw desserts! I like the sound of raw-ified Ferrero Rocher (mmmm) & those caramello bars look good too…

Renewable clothing. Some people in the comments are all, “That isn’t reusable, what about the pens?!?!”, but I say, lighten up! It’s an amazing idea regardless! Looks fabulous.

Fashion-Ation is the brand spanking new fashion counterpart to The Cool Hunter. I like it very much, & I think you will too.

What benefits have you seen while raw? A discussion on the Give It To Me Raw forums.

Daphne Guinness is a stylish broad.

Pretties! Not many, but oooh, they’re good… BACK TO THE FUSCHIA (Jem-inspired!); Miles Aldrige’s Cabaret & finally, Tom Ford in Mr. Sex (totally not safe for work)!

Get your ashes hauled, get your leather stretched, get your noodle wet, get your oil changed… all this & more, when you read George Carlin’s sex euphemisms!

8 destructive thinking patterns and how to change them & 7 ways to be more spiritual without being religious are both pretty interesting reads.

6 Mistakes That Blew Up Your Job Interview & Michael Jordan’s 10 Secrets To Reaching the Top from Dumb Little Man, one of my all-time favourites.

Tina Su writes about How To Keep A Relationship.

…& if her advice doesn’t work, check out How To Cope When You Lose An ‘Anchor’ from We The Change!

A fabulous apartment in Brooklyn… with a catch. “BEDROOM MUST BE SHARED WITH APPROX. 700 LB. ADULT MALE SILVERBACK GORILLA…”

Fall Trends from WhoWhatWearDaily. Mmmm, pretty…

Oh, & in case you’re not sure (!), you can measure your happiness in various areas! Lots of fun! You can also test your strengths. Mine…

Creativity [originality, ingenuity], perspective [wisdom], vitality [zest, enthusiasm, vigor, energy], social intelligence [emotional intelligence, personal intelligence], leadership, appreciation of beauty and excellence [awe, wonder, elevation], gratitude, humor [playfulness]

Curiosity [interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience], open-mindedness [judgment, critical thinking], love of learning, bravery [valor], integrity [authenticity, honesty], love, kindness [generosity, nurturance, care, compassion, altruistic love, “niceness”], fairness, hope [optimism, future-mindedness, future orientation].

Half the time
Persistence [perseverance, industriousness], citizenship [social responsibility, loyalty, teamwork], humility/modesty (haha), prudence, self-regulation [self-control]

Forgiveness and mercy

Spirituality [religiousness, faith, purpose]

Okay, that’s all I’ve got! Enjoy your weekend!