Skirts with Pockets

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Welcome to Skirts with Pockets, a weekly collection of the online articles, websites, and other links that I've loved and now want to share with you. Please excuse any stray candy wrappers that fall to the ground as I empty my virtual pockets.

99u | A Brief History of the Pencil, as told by a Pencil Aficionado

This made me miss back-to-school shopping. And working at an office supply store. And having discretionary income for buying pencils.

Ethics Can't Be a Side Hustle

One of my concerns when I applied for a job as a state employee was that I'd encounter corruption at every level. But I forgot that I live in a combination sitcom-fairytale, so all of my coworkers are kind and considerate people who honestly want to help those we serve. So I don't have to make a tough choice about ethics in my day job, but I think it's important to think about it anyway—to make up my mind about who I want to be before a tough situation determines that for me.

Cycle science: Genetic evidence for PMDD

I love that scientists are finally saying, "Umm, hey, we maybe should learn how lady bodies work now." Bonus: the people behind this article make a really great app called Clue for tracking periods and other menstrual cycle information.

Carrie Fisher's most feminist act was her frankness about being bipolar in a world where women are called "crazy"

*applause*

Total recall: the people who never forget

I have a very good memory, and the people who know me well tend to find this very annoying. So dear friends and family: I could be much worse.

Tracing (and Erasing) New York's Lines of Desire

"Desire lines" is my new favorite phrase.

Rini

Rini

Oh man. If I ever thought I was going to have a cycle again, I would totally use and love the Clue app. Looks very pretty and also useful! But I will pass it along to all my endo network.

Also curious about these "desire lines"....

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

It is gorgeous and useful and sends out a great "cycle summary" via email at the start of every period. Love it. And I love how much effort they put into sharing good information about women's health. (I also really like iPeriod for tracking the severity of certain symptoms, so I use both right now.)

As for the desire lines, I HAD NO IDEA THERE WAS A NAME FOR THOSE PATHS. I am smitten.

gRegor

gRegor

This is awesome. I was just recently thinking that linkblog posts should come back. This gives me some more motivation.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Hurray! Let's all blog more often. :)