Resolution Round-up: 18 January 2015.

Sky

This week’s resolution-related internet wanderings.

Dance

This one is an oldie, but a goodie.  I bought pointe shoes this weekend …

Marriage

This also did the rounds a few months ago, but I still need to periodically remind myself that kindness and generosity are the basis of a good marriage.

Nest

Apartment Therapy’s tricks for dealing with an unexpected housing-related emergency are very practical.  On first read, they are pretty obvious.  However, I know from experience “looking on the bright side” is not the first thing that comes to mind when faced with a waterfall down your stairs.  Alternatively, you could just burn the place down for the insurance money.

Language

How to answer the phone in different languages.  Did you know “hello” was a telephone greeting before it was used in person?

Life

The Ebola crisis has huge knock on effects in the communities it is ravaging.  With Sierra Leone predicted to have 280,000 people facing food insecurity by March 2015 (i.e. having neither the food they need, nor the ability to buy it), the number of people in Sierra Leone who have died from Ebola (just over 3,000 to date) will be only a fraction of the number who will go hungry from it.

However, there is hope yet.  Health workers are learning how to engage effectively with communities and ultimately prevent a disease to the point of eradication.

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