Friday Favorites Goes List Crazy

General / General : Eleanor Haley

This week we published yet another 64 list, 64 More Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief.  This was part deux to the original 64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief and was made up entirely of suggestions submitted by our readers.  You guys are awesome.  Truly.

Anyway, it may surprise you to know that when it comes to lists we’re kind of like “meh” – they’re easy reads but at times kind of limiting and lame.  This is why most of our lists are 64 things long, we are allergic to brevity.  Just the same, today we are going to celebrate some truly helpful internet lists by putting together a grief list Friday Favorites (weeeellll….technically 50% grief list and 50% randomness….or maybe 40/60…whatever).

20 Famous Writers on Death and Mortality via Flavorwire

WYG Favorite:


10 Reasons We Are Not Vulnerable with Each Other via Confessions of a Funeral Director

WYG Favorite:  #1.“Vulnerable = needy. Nobody wants to be seen as needy.  The image of a sniveling child, begging the help of their parent is so infantile.  We’ve grown out of that.  We’re adults.  We stand on our own.

But, vulnerability isn’t the same as neediness.  Vulnerability is a sign, not of dependence, but of a strength that bespeaks of our ability to be so confident in who we are that we’re willing to allow others to help define us.”

10 Great Articles About Death via Atlas Obscura

WYG Favorite:  # 1.  After Life by Joan Didion.  “Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.”

10 Books That Explain Death and Grief to Children via babble

I’m actually not going to pick a favorite, these are all good for varying reasons.

13 Inspirational TED Talks for Writers via Aerogramme Writers Studio

Because both reading and writing can be healing.  WYG Favorite: #4. Lisa Bu. How Books Can Open Your Mind.  

86 Films You Will Never Be Able to Look at the Same Way Again via BuzzFeed

WYG Favorite: #31. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was the first American film to show a toilet flushing.

77 Facts That Sound Like Huge Lies But Are Actually Completely True via BuzzFeed

WYG Favorite: #18. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.

20 Best Lists of 2013 via Rolling Stone 

WYG Favorite: #5. The 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time by the Rolling Stone


27 Problems Only Introverts Will Understand via Buzzfeed

WYG Favorite: #11. When your ride at a party doesn’t want to leave early, and no one seems to understand your distress.

15 Unmistakable, Outrageously Secret Signs You’re an Extrovert via Gawker

WYG Favorite: #9. When you go to a party, you do not silently slide up against a wall and wait for someone to inquire about the mystery guest.

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