I quite literally spent more than two hours early this week cataloging my library. I've recorded 170 of the ones I own, with probably another 100 to go in another room. I'm pretty near the estimate of 300 that I had guessed I owned.
And if you're curious, you can check out my shelf of owned books on GoodReads.
Relevant Magazine addresses why it's so hard to make friends after college.
Proof that the average American is obsessed with money. Or, the top 10 best and worst places to live measured by chances of upward mobility.
Probably the best essay I've read about leadership in quite some time. If you only read one link out of today's list, read this one, "Solitude and Leadership," delivered to West Point freshmen (or, plebes, as they call them). A very short quote from it: "...[W]hat
I saw around me were great kids who had been trained to be world-class
hoop jumpers. Any goal you set them, they could achieve. Any test you
gave them, they could pass with flying colors. They were, as one of them
put it herself, 'excellent sheep.'" However... "...[T]rue leadership means being able to think for yourself and act on your convictions."
The 5 stupidest habits you develop growing up poor -- surprisingly enough, a really good first-person-style account on Cracked.com. It's got some fantastic insight into the thought processes of those who know nothing but poverty. And that's apparently a lot of people in the U.S.
A hugely sarcastic list of 8 pieces of Christian dating advice keeping people single. I feel like those who've been single longer than comfortable will appreciate this. Warning: Maniacal laughter may ensue.
And for your entertainment today, my favorite video about kittens!