Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links, April 19

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

“What Nobody Remembers About New Motherhood: No one should expect a woman with a newborn to be ‘on cloud nine.'” [via The Atlantic]

“Great Textpectations: The Definitive Rulebook of Texting” [via Ladyish]

Why the newest Dove Real Beauty ads reinforce a narrow cultural perception of “beauty.” [via Little Drops]

New Survey Says the Ideal Age Gap in a Relationship … when the man is four years and four months older than the woman. That’s great, but what about gay couples? [via How About We]

Mmm, beer… “Merely a Taste of Beer Can Trigger a Rush of Chemical Pleasure in the Brain” [via Smithsonian Mag]

“Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition” [via The Atlantic]

The story of Carlos Arredondo, the “man in the cowboy hat” pictured in that graphic photo pushing a man in a wheel chair with both legs blown off, is one of unbearable heartache and incredible heroism. [via Gawker]

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to wendy@dearwendy.com and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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  • iwannatalktosampson

    iwannatalktosampson April 19, 2013, 1:53 pm

    As far as that whole “dove beauty ad” thing is going on – I think people just want to be negative about. Like they’re just itching for a reason to hate on it. I think it’s a cool concept. All it showed was that other people see you more beautifully than you see yourself. How is that not a neat thing? We all notice our own flaws whereas others notice our beauty. And it even talked about inner beauty – like “eyes that lit up”.

    People are just annoying.

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  • mylaray

    mylaray April 19, 2013, 4:35 pm

    Weird, my boyfriend is 4 years and 4 months older than me, almost to the day. Not that I actually think it means anything.

    I thought that beer article was really interesting though.

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    haggith April 19, 2013, 6:34 pm

    ahhh the dove ad!!! have you seen the spoof? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T8Jiwo3u6Vo

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