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Changing the Holocaust Narrative

Tonight marks the beginning of Yom HaShoah, a day for remembering the Holocaust.

The link I’m posting has gone viral and the site is currently coping with the increase in traffic sporadically, so please do continue to refresh the page if you don’t get to the see images immediately.

http://popchassid.com/photos-holocaust-narrative/

Everyone says they would have fought against slavery 150 years ago. Now’s your chance.

Each day WordPress and their Freshly Pressed function brings at least one gem to the table. Last Sunday I noticed a post called ‘What choices do I have‘ which I found suitably intriguing.

I’m interested in consumerism and find the internet to be a great source of inspiration, and the blog in question is just another of those posts that remind me to think once again about my lifestyle choices. There are so many more things about my life that I could change, and posts like this provide a nudge and encourage me to take another step.

This blog post led me to Slavery Footprint, a site that evaluates your life choices and suggests the number of slaves that essentially work for you. There are lots of interesting stats dotted throughout and the site is beautifully made. At the very least, taking the short quiz will highlight habits that you probably wish you didn’t have, and it might spur you on to start making the changes you need to make in order to be the person you want to be.

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Sunday Selection

Happy Sunday! This week was manic, but I managed to read Nora Ephron’s Heartburn to take the edge of things. A friend lent it to me and it was rather enjoyable, and now I feel like a When Harry Met Sally / Sleepless in Seattle movie marathon!

I also went to Chicken Shop in Kentish Town for… you guessed it… chicken. It was rather tasty but I think I prefer the spice of Nandos! I need to catch up on a few reviews, so expect one for Chicken Shop, the Cinnamon Club, the Waffle House and Amico Bio soon.

Now onto my internet travels in the last week:

If you watch one thing this week, it has to be this amazing YouTube video.

For four years I had the best Easter / Summer job ever. Mostly because it allowed me to take something like this into work and not get teased for it…

Learning lessons from loved ones.

This is kinda cute. The Democrats are a clever bunch so I’m sure it was posed, but still…

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Zadie Smith – NW

Zadie Smith is the poster girl for North West London. She might spend half her year teaching Creative Writing in New York, but really she’s just a girl from Kilburn. If you work hard, you can succeed… or so the cliché goes.

‘Kilburn?’ I hear you say, your voice infected with a questioning tone. Yeah, Kilburn. A North West London area between Cricklewood, Willesden and… Maida Vale. Yup, London is a place of thin borders between rich and poor. In fact, Kilburn has reached dizzying levels of fame of late, as Tour de France and Olympic cycling champ Bradley Wiggins spent his childhood in NW6 too. Continue reading