Of course, Mulan is harmful. Have you seen her with a sword?!
Daily Mail recently released this article entitled Could Disney princesses Harm Your Child? It included research from several prominent universities, including Brigham Young University; Taylor is a BYU alumni, and I, as a former student of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, was interested in what the article had to say. The article suggested that girls who spend regular time watching Disney princess movies and playing with Disney princess merchandise are prone to more female-stereotypical behavior, which becomes a problem when they avoid experiences that aren’t seen as “feminine.” It also points out that the Disney princesses perpetuate skinny culture, indoctrinating toddlers into thinking they need to be skinny.
I can see where the article is coming from, but let me go nerdy and analytical on you, and tell you why I have some problems with this article. Continue reading “Are Disney Princesses Harmful? – A Response”
Once upon a time, when I was President of the Honors Program to be exact, I was sitting during in a fascinating, Honors-exclusive lecture by a psychology professor on the psychology of scent. Apparently, scent is a more powerful factor than I had ever realized. It was during this lecture that I learned:
- Aside from lifestyle factors, scent is the number one indicator of compatibility in romantic relationships.
- If someone of the opposite sex smells bad to you, it may just be because your immune systems are too similar. Genetic diversity is a good thing so your body is saying, “Hey there! Don’t fornicate with this individual because you’ll probably produce immunity compromised babies!”
- Birth control, however, negates this bodily function. So often times, when women go off birth control to get pregnant and are having fertility issues, their partner suddenly smells bad to them.
- The amount of tips a stripper or pole dancer receives when she is ovulating usually goes up by 200% because of the pheromones she’s giving off and entering the noses of on lookers. On the flip side, they go down when she is menstruating. For the record, I don’t endorse this kind of behavior but I do find it to be an interesting statistic.
Continue reading “Bookish Candles and the Power of Scent”
Happy Father’s Day, everyone! I hope everyone is able to spend some quality time with their family and appreciate the dads and men in their life. I did my best to spoil my hubby, who is truly the greatest father to our son that I could ask for. He’s amazing. Continue reading “Top Five Worst Father Figures”
Ugh…SO, Taylor and I found a place and have spent the week moving in. Great, right?! Yeah, actually for the most part. However, the internet service won’t be starting until June 27th. Ugh! *insert irked emoticons here*
Thus I’ve been rendered out of commission for the time being as far as blogging goes. I will try to get in a few blog posts here and there when I do have internet.
In the meantime, enjoy these funny videos!
Okay, the blog might be a hit or miss this week because I am apartment searching again, and it’s a real pain in the butt; the place we’re looking to move is a 40 minute drive away. Thus I may not be home much to do the things I want to do. Please pray for me, everyone, that we find a place because I need to get out of here. I am getting desperate!!!
But let’s get back to the subject at hand.
My tribulations notwithstanding, I had the time this weekend to read this book by Kiersten White called And I Darken. It’s being released at the end of the month.
And. Oh. My. Gosh.
The Grisha trilogy was one of the more intriguing series I read this year. My favorite book was by far the first, Shadow and Bone, which is where I drew inspiration for this outfit. I want this one super bad! I have a strange obsession with antlers (I collect antler sheds), and this outfit is full of them! Continue reading “Fictional Fashion: Alina from Shadow and Bone”
Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2016
Series: Seasons of the Sword, #1
Genre: Historical Fiction
As a disclaimer, I have to say that I rarely don’t finish a book even if I hate it. And this book, I even tried to like. I tried so hard. But I got to a point where I just couldn’t do it anymore. I just couldn’t. Continue reading “Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler”
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
After seeing the popularity of this book in the blog-o-sphere and all over Instagram, I figured it was high time that I found out what all of the hullabaloo was about. And I must say, now I can why everyone is making such a fuss.
I read this book as fast as I could. And part of me isn’t quite sure why. Continue reading “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas”
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Series: False Hearts, #1
Genre: Science Fiction
It’s difficult for me to give a definitive review and rating on this book, as I was only given a lengthy excerpt as opposed to the full length novel. However, I shall do my best. Continue reading “False Hearts by Laura Lam Review”
Confession: I love to create outfits inspired by characters or stories that I love. Some I own, some I don’t, but I figured I would share some of my ideas here a few times a month.
This first outfit is inspired by Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Everyone loves Lizzy. She’s smart, strong and independent, but also a bit of a country bumpkin and tomboy. Continue reading “Fictional Fashion: Elizabeth Bennet”