Monday Links

Today is called “bissextus.” It’s the word for the extra day added to the calendar¬†every four years. And while we’re on the subject of making you smarter, here are some links you might have missed last week. As always, challenging content and spoilers ahead – readers beware.

Book Riot brought us a list of fabulous, literary-inspired roller derby names.

Stylist ran Lucy Kalanithi‘s moving story about her husband’s death and her struggles through grief.

Heather Plett gave us a moving and important lesson on how to “hold space” for people in your life.

Huffington Post published an open letter to people who feel that they’re falling behind.

Thought Catalog excerpted Mate: Become the Man Women Want by Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller, with “Guys, Here’s What It’s Actually Like to Be a Woman.

The Washington Post let us know that Americans can study in Germany for free, and many are taking advantage.

The Emily Program Foundation talked about how stigmatizing fat prevents people from recovering from eating disorders.

The Establishment talked about using people with disabilities as “inspiration porn.”

And finally, Kate Maltby asks why Elizabeth I is always depicted as ugly and diseased, and what that reveals about our notions of women and power.

Go forth and have a great week, everyone!

Lise and Allie, your Zoetic editors
Lise and Allie, your Zoetic editors