Sunday Links, 2/22/15

laduree macarons and pastel box

Fa(t)shion
The new issue of Skorch is fabulous, as always.
H&M has been hoodwinked by its own sustainability mandate.
-Love it: Rag & Bone NYFW brings us way back to the early ’00s with this runway trend.
-I’m so excited to hear that JNCO jeans are coming back, but I really wish they’d make plus sizes.
-Margot rounds up a bunch of awesome edgy accessories, including the purple shimmery boots that I have and should wear more often. (They make the bottoms of my feet hurt, but I’m planning to put in new insoles and see if that helps.)
Hard Candy will reissue a bunch of its popular shades from the ’90s.

Fat Acceptance
-This fat liberation manifesto from the ’70s is still completely relevant today.
Failed at dieting? Welcome to the Almost Everyone Club!
-The PDX Fat List is a directory of fat-friendly businesses in the Portland, OR metro area.
-Shannon interviews a group of people about their experiences with HAES and the negative impact of SDH (social determinants of health), and how the HAES community can better address SDH. He also writes a conclusion post about his views on the complicated relationship between HAES and SDH.
Health and the usual disclaimers.
Fining the parents of fat kids is a terrible, terrible idea ARGHHHHH.

Climate and Sustainability
-14-year old activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez gives 8 reasons to be optimistic about the climate movement in 2015.
“More research” into geoengineering is not such a hot idea.
Understanding Obama’s suckiness on climate.
If you think that California is dry now, wait until the 2050s. I so wish we could send them some of our excessive snow…
Big Oil’s explosive week: two disasters reveal the dangers of America’s energy boom.

pastel laduree candles

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Friday links, and more cupcakes

Happy Friday! Have a few interesting links from around the intarwebs, brought to you by these cupcakes that my roommate’s friend left on our kitchen counter.

Pretty good for store-bought cupcakes.

Surprise! New Study Finds That Being Fat Does Not Make You More Likely To Die – complete with yet another awesome Photoshopped picture of Lesley, and the observation that, “I realize the use of mortality — which, after all, eventually reaches 100% for everyone — is sort of curious, but this is how public health statistics work.”

‘Firefly’ getting TV reunion special, filming at ComicCon – squeeeee!

Ten Rules for Fat Girls

It’s a Fact

Two upcoming books that look good: Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion ed. Virgie Tovar, and The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts by Hanne Blank

Two amazing pieces of public art: a plexiglass watertower in Brooklyn, and playgrounds made of yarn in Japan

How Do I Start to Date? A Counter-Intuitive Primer – Although the letter writer turned out to be a douchecanoe, Captain Awkward’s answer and the comment thread is full of really, really good advice. This is why I love CA and the Awkward Army.

Cookie Monster Stars in Sesame Street ‘Call Me Maybe Parody’ – this made my week. Ok, maybe my month…Ok, maybe my life.