Interweb Finds: loving words, a photo essay on cancer & more

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This weekend, I ditched the 2008 flip phone and traded it in for an iPhone. I was skeptical at first about joining this “club” but quickly got over that. I’m having way too much fun swiping back and forth between screens and am already improving my texting skills. (Those letters are so tiny!) I’m also now on Instagram, so if you’re there too, let’s be Instagram friends! If you have any suggestions for apps I just MUST have as a blogger/photographer/person who doesn’t know how to change a tire, let me know in the comments.

Here are some of my favorite web finds this week:

For the past three months, I’ve written for the delicately named Pooping Rainbows blog. Here’s my latest piece, “It takes so little.”

We are all writers (and, as Alexandra Franzen points out, we average more than 40,000 words per year in emails alone). So if you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I hate writing,” think about what you really mean, and then use these suggestions to get excited about words again.

These Hong Kong “apartments” are so small, they can only be photographed from above. (And I cannot believe that home prices there average at $1,300 per square foot.)

A beautiful essay by a California writer on being a “California writer.”

The site 99u is one of my favorite new finds. Here are two recent articles: Are you (subconsciously) afraid of success? And two epiphanies on negotiating—and seeing it as a challenge, not a threat.

A heartbreaking and poignant photographic essay: “The Battle We Didn’t Choose: My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer.” Warning: You will be moved and cry.

Give me. I love everything about this Apartment Therapy L.A. house tour—pink and green bath tile included.

 

Read or find anything good on the webz lately? Leave a link here, and don’t forget those app recommendations. I’m off to soak up the rest of my long weekend—Happy Easter!