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MONEY

My Open Wallet shares an interesting graph showing how the percentages we spend on various things has changed over the years (VERY American-centric. By that, I’m pointing the finger at healthcare.)

Her Every Cent Counts blogs about clashing fiscal values in a young relationship, something a lot of us will have experienced at one point or another.

Blonde and Balanced explains why she always pays back her friends promptly. I don’t think I’ve ever borrowed money from anyone in my life, but I have been on the other end. I hate it!

Homeowner Little House on the Southern Prairie offers her take on ye olde renting vs buying debate.

Lastly….have you got a debt story to tell? Ashley is calling on readers to share their tales.

WORK/CAREER

Deadlines. Love em or hate em, most of us have to deal with them at some point. Riverboxx compiles a list of the nine worst deadline personalities – hopefully you’re not one of them!

At Stratejoy, Alisha ignores her gut to take on a project, to her detriment, and realises money is not everything.

FOOD

This was too easy. SassyGirl is in Singapore and posted this delightful medley of food pictures, among other things. I am of the opinion that Malaysian and Singaporean food is THE BEST in the entire world, so click through!

Melissa makes a pact to give up sugar, for health reasons. (Does that include home baking made from scratch?)

And at Stone Soup, a recipe for the ultimate comfort food.

LIFE

We all have a story to tell. Usually, when you’re thrust into new situations and meeting new people, you have to boil it down. So you condense your entire essence into a few lines – “I’m from/I do/I live” – but as Chelsea asks, are you happy with your elevator pitch?

With age comes change. Physical change. The Asian Pear asks what parts of your body you miss. (Answer: my pre-eczema skin, my knees – not that they’ve ever been all that great, I think they’ve always creaked – and my prepubescent vision.)

Dana gives props to the single ladies (and men) out there. Which reminded me of that Boston Legal episode where they try to introduce a “love contract”, and Brad – the rather hot conservative, ex-military lawyer goes on a diatribe about how lonely he is and how it’s impossible to meet anyone working 60-hour weeks…

Amanda wonders if living life without a set plan results in less stress…or perhaps less satisfaction?

Aaaaand to wrap it up: Jenny at Dinner: A Love Story draws up an agreement with her husband. That’s all I’m telling you here, but I promise, it’s worth it.

5 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by slouchy sneakers and omega 3)

  • Reply Suzie G September 11, 2010 at 22:53

    Hey, not sure how bad your eczema is and whether you have found something that works for you, but I gotten my hands on some stuff for my daughter that works a treat. It is Graham’s Natural Alternatives, and can be found at http://www.itchy.net.au
    They have eczema cream, shampoo, conditioner, bath oil, sunscreen, etc. All designed specifically for eczema and psoriasis sufferers.

    • Reply eemusings September 12, 2010 at 13:18

      Hey Suzie,

      I’ve started taking omega 3/6 pills and it seems to have done a pretty good job. I’m now using rosehip oil to fade the marks 🙂

      BUT. The skin on my face has now flared up badly. I THINK it’s eczema too but not sure – starting to look around for a dermatologist. My usual methods aren’t really helping at all. I basically look red, irritated and sunburnt, not to mention dehydrated beyond belief. I guess I’d better get an expert opinion, but do you have any experience with facial eczema?

      Esther

      • Reply Suzie G September 15, 2010 at 00:20

        Hmm. I’m definitely not an expert, but the sheet that the doctor gave me says that it can have some or all of those symptoms, plus bad itching. I’m guessing that maybe you have done some of your own research? It can flare up and down depending on weather; sand; dust; irritants from deodorant, shampoo, soap, washing detergent, basically anything with sodium laureth sulfate in it. There doesn’t seem to be an exact cause that has been found. As well as using the products from that Graham’s Alternatives, I am using a plain soap that contains only vege & oil olive. But definitely find a dermatologist and if you aren’t sure of what may be setting it off, they might be able to point you in the right direction – and make sure it is eczema too.

  • Reply littlehousesouthernprairie September 12, 2010 at 11:06

    Thanks so much for the link love! I love your roundups. I think I should start doing one too. So many good reads!

  • Reply The Asian Pear September 13, 2010 at 04:06

    Thanks for the link love. 🙂

    ah yes, pre-eczema skin. I miss that too. Speaking of which… *goes and lathers up on cream*

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