Link love (Powered by scarves and hot water bottles)

(From now, I will split these posts into categories to make them a little more organised. Let me know if you love it/hate it/have a better idea!)

MONEY
Sense blogs about work expenses - just how much should employees be expected to shoulder in costs?

J Money wonders if coupon and deal sites are really worth it. While I can see how it would be tempting to spend on stuff you don’t normally buy, but I’m generally looking to maximise our discretionary spending money (in terms of places to eat and things to do) and this is one way to do it.

Financial Samurai is getting closer to launching yakezie.com!  And he’s looking for people to step up as leaders.

LIFE
Not That Kind Of Girl becomes an early-morning runner, and survives.

PR Working Girl goes to her 10 year reunion and regrets it.

Rae has a great post on menstrual cups (always nice to hear from someone else who actually knows how inconvenient bad periods can be). I’m slowly gathering the courage to try them at some point.

Amber and her boyfriend are taking a leap of faith – he’s moving to her town without a job a lined up. I wish you both the best of luck.

A super simple mayonnaise recipe at Stone Soup that I really want to try once we get a blender/processor.

Revanche moves in with her other half (or more accurately, finally blogs about it after who knows how long :P)

Kara is househunting. I’m trying not to be jealous. (Surprisingly, it’s kind of working. Does that mean I’m becoming a better person?)

Airam reviews the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc). I am definitely intrigued. Speaking of books, I finally read the Lovely Bones. It was AMAZING.

Molly continues the retelling of her birth story. I was simultaneously intrigued yet repulsed.

Marian goes to prison (actually a detainment centre, but that doesn’t rhyme nearly as well).

Not So Ex Grad Student on compromise in relationships. “I don’t want to wake up one day ‘unsatisfied,’ assume that this feeling is an indication that something is wrong with the relationship itself (rather than recognizing life’s ebb and flow of happiness), convince myself I’m compromising, and walk away from it. I don’t want to blame any lacking I feel on my relationship when there simply are times when I will not have what I want, when I want it,” she says.

WORK

Speaking of compromise, Brunette on a Budget’s husband is turning down a major job offer in hope of one that will give them better work-life balance. Go and read it.

Also, don’t miss her post on the perfect day job for a writer – a job which she got, and accepted, by the way! “It doesn’t have to centre around writing full-time – in fact, I would actually prefer it didn’t. In an ideal world I would preserve my writing juice for other, more personal projects (like blogging, I say!)… The occasional article/column/blog post (with byline) at work would make me happy,” she writes. That is EXACTLY my thinking. I don’t know how or when Crystal crawled into my headspace. Also, I used to think ghostwriting (well-paid, of course) sounded tolerable, but her experience has made me rethink that view…

On a more practical note, FB presents some great Pre-Presentation Preparations.

And Rachel has six Powerpoint tips for young professionals. What are some of yours?

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8 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by scarves and hot water bottles)

  1. Thanks for the link love.
    I’ve also read The Lovely Bones and liked it enough to not want to see the movie and have the story ruined for me. Have you read Lucky? It’s an autobiography by the same author.

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