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Friday Links: June 29

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

From ABCNews.com: “Are You In Love or Lust? Depends on Which Part of the Brain Is Activated”

From PoshGlam: “True Love: It Begins in the Mirror”

From Huffington Post: “The Video That Was A Dagger To A Working Mom’s Heart”

From YourTango: “3 Sex Mistakes You Should Avoid”

From The Hairpin: a collection of lovely personal vignettes that remind me a little of my Alphabet series: “Dating Myself”

From College Candy: “The 6 Craziest Things Done In the Name of Love”

From The Rumpus: “FUNNY WOMEN #81: xo, The Intern’s Mom

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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    lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 1:25 pm

    Oh sweet, I’m a published author again! Link 3 was mine.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 1:32 pm

      From an intern’s mom was hilarious. I work with a woman like that. She did all his reports, contacted teachers daily in high school, coaches, etc. Actually asked if she and her husband could sit in on college interviews, sent his college thank yous. Crazy.

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 1:34 pm

        You’re being hard on her LBH. I’m sure she’s setting the kid up for success!

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      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 1:33 pm

      I read that article and it made me really sad and I’m not even a working mom! Unless you count leaving Sampson at home alone when I go to work. (and clearly I count that).

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  • bittergaymark

    bittergaymark June 29, 2012, 1:39 pm

    Link 3 is sure one nifty illustration of why I am so anti-daycare. No, seriously. How sad would if have been for BOTH parents to be there watching that video and both being totally clueless…

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      bethany June 29, 2012, 2:00 pm

      I was always very anti-daycare too, because I had a stay at home mom who was awesome. However, seeing how exhausted some of my friends are (who are stay at home moms), I don’t think I could do it. I really don’t.
      Ideally, when I have kids I’d like to work part time- that way you get the best of both worlds… You raise your kids, you can go to all their stuff, but you still get to get out into the “adult” world and not get stuck in the at home bubble.

      Actually, I just got exhausted thinking about having kids… Might have to stick with cats!

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      kerrycontrary June 29, 2012, 2:00 pm

      I don’t think anyone should have to be clueless though. My mom had 3 kids and she was never completely unaware of what was going on with us. While she wasn’t a “room-mom”, she did come for plays and special projects. It’s unfortunate to work in an environment or a company that doesn’t allow for a flexible schedule due to child-care needs, which is why I’m glad that I work for a company that allows women to go part-time, or skip lunch so they can leave early, in addition to generous PTO.

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        MJ June 29, 2012, 2:06 pm

        Yeah, it’s really weird that mom was so clueless. I have friends who are working moms and they know what’s going on most of the time. Their kids enjoy daycare. It’s unfair to say that this article or video is the experience of all working mothers.

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      • Leroy

        Leroy June 29, 2012, 5:55 pm

        That’s what I thought too. She was oblivious and now blames her career for that. But plenty of people work full time and stay involved with their kids.

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      • JK

        JK June 29, 2012, 9:23 pm

        Yeah, that article really pissed me off. I mean, my husband (who luckily has a pretty flexible schedule so can go to some kindy things) every day after work asks our daughter about kindy, what she did, if anything special happened. And he always knows about what special things are coming up (and then watches the videos).
        There´s really no excuse for not asking your kid “SO how was school? Did you do anything special today?”

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  • landygirl

    landygirl June 29, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Is anyone shocked that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced?

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    • iwannatalktosampson

      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 2:53 pm

      Ah I wanted to start a forum on this. And NO! He seems like an awful human being.

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      jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 2:54 pm

      only shocked that their marriage lasted 5 years.

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    • Lili

      Lili June 29, 2012, 2:55 pm

      WHAT? When did this happen?
      Off to Us weekly now.

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      • landygirl

        landygirl June 29, 2012, 2:57 pm

        Its in People. Try Huffington Post, it’s on there too.

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 3:18 pm

        and adele is pregnant! what’s really funny is my husband texted me about that, haha.

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      • Lili

        Lili June 29, 2012, 3:29 pm

        I really hope she gets some good songs about pregnancy and motherhood out now. It’ll be nice to have something to listen to when I’m pregnant in 2019 and 2020.

        All I have now in my ‘pregnancy’ play list is the Garfunkel and Oates song Pregnant Women are Smug.

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      bethany June 29, 2012, 3:27 pm

      A friend of mine used to work with a friend of Kerr Smith’s (from Dawson’s Creek, who is friends with Katie Holmes), who said that the whole thing was set up anyway.

      I’m sure they had some sort of 5 Year Deal.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 4:10 pm

        Of COURSE it was a set up.

        I’d like to say that I knew Tom Cruise was a cuckoo-bird WAYY before everyone else figured it out. I have video proof.

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