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Friday Links, May 31

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


In her instant hit video, Joanna Rohrback, 61, creator of Prancercise, and author of this amazing book, instructs viewers to “stop talkin’ and do some walkin’” as she prances around in her white leggings, coral sweater, big hair and jewelry, and full makeup. The video is awesome, but the book reviews on Amazon are even better. Says one fan, a self-described brony: “As I felt the breeze in my long red locks, I knew that exercise would never EVER be the same. I went from lazy, lethargic to full of energy, life, joie de vivre. I am a new me. A new pony. I do not skulk around, I PRANCE. I prance PROUDLY and with gusto.” [via Yahoo Shine]

Male charm is all but absent from the screen because it’s all but absent from our lives. Most men hold charm in vague suspicion: few cultivate it; still fewer respond to it; hardly any know whether they have it; and almost none can even identify it. “The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men” [via The Atlantic]

“25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25” [via HuffPo]

“Student Loan Problems: One Third Of Millennials Regret Going To College” [via Forbes]

“[Now That You’ve Graduated,] What the Hell Should You Do With Your Life?” [via The Hairpin]

“Why You Keep Attracting Unavailable People” [via HuffPo]

“How Happiness Changes With Age” [via The Atlantic]

For you Crazy Cat Ladies: “The 25 Most Epic Cat Beards Of All Time” [via Buzzfeed]

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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avatar kerrycontrary May 31, 2013, 1:17 pm

That list of 25 things is actually fantastic.

avatar MissDre May 31, 2013, 1:32 pm

I agree. I’m older than 25 but I could still definitely take some of that advice.

avatar GatorGirl May 31, 2013, 1:40 pm

Me too. Also, I love dropbox a lot. I use it all the dang time.

Copa Copa May 31, 2013, 2:04 pm

Is it nerdy that I’m excited to learn what an Excel PivotTable is?

I’m 26, but it’s still good advice, relevant advice for me. I was kinda cringing while the page loaded because I thought it’d make me feel terrible about myself, but I’m glad it didn’t. It was a good mix of “yeah, I know that! I do that!” and “hmm, that seems like a good thing to remember.”

othy othy May 31, 2013, 2:09 pm

I learned about excel pivot tables last year. Changed my life. (I may be the biggest nerd ever).

avatar bethany May 31, 2013, 2:34 pm

I had to google it. I didn’t know what it was!

avatar kerrycontrary May 31, 2013, 3:00 pm

I liked the “ask for constructive criticism” one. My boss isn’t one to criticize a lot, but I really should be saying “thanks, but surely I could’ve done something better. What improvements should I make next time?”

avatar bethany May 31, 2013, 1:34 pm

I saw that Prancercise video yesterday! There’s a lady in my old town who used to walk around doing that all the time! I called her the dancing lady. She was wacko.

othy othy May 31, 2013, 2:06 pm

Wacko, or ahead of her time?

Copa Copa May 31, 2013, 2:09 pm

I saw the first 30 or so seconds this morning on mute (cause I’m at work), and it reminded me of the scene from Dirty Dancing when Baby is dancing down some stairs and across a bridge during the montage in which she’s learning how to dance. Haha.

avatar AliceInDairyland May 31, 2013, 1:41 pm

From the Hairpin article: “Because I like people, even though I don’t understand them, and would rather be alone most of the time.”

OMG this is me completely summed up in exactly one sentence.

Copa Copa May 31, 2013, 2:07 pm

A link for the animal lovers:

FireStar Firestar May 31, 2013, 2:44 pm

I love the dog that is just bouncing in excitement waiting for his ball to play with… so cute. We throw balls for our dogs but they feel like we should retrieve it ourselves…if we wanted it we shouldn’t have thrown it across the yard.

avatar SpaceySteph May 31, 2013, 2:55 pm

One thousand times “definitely.” It kills me. No faster way to get me to stop taking you seriously.

I’m also fairly embarrassed that I don’t know what a PivotTable is.

Copa Copa May 31, 2013, 3:08 pm

The only thing worse than spelling “definitely” with an “a” is when people mistake it for “defiantly.” Um, that’s a whole different word!

avatar KarenE May 31, 2013, 5:32 pm

Ohhh, I can’t bear to watch that Prancercise video. The camel toe is epically awful.

avatar EricaSwagger May 31, 2013, 4:32 pm

I definitely regret going to college. I’ve been at the same company since I was 18 and have moved up and up, and probably would have done so a lot sooner had I not been away at school for 4 years. Basically, I spent 40k to meet my boyfriend.

Fabelle Fabelle May 31, 2013, 4:54 pm

Yeah, I think I also regret going to college. For me, at least, I think it actually delayed my development rather than progress it? I loved learning about what I learned about (as an English major, why did I even write that sentence?), but now I’m 26-years-old not using my knowledge & wah wah wah, whiny Gen Y-er. There was an SNL skit on recently where they fake try to convince kids in high school that going to college is a waste of time & money, & I found myself getting actually upset watching it.

This was alll over the place, sorry.

Cassie CassieB May 31, 2013, 8:47 pm

I really appreciate that, around the 2 minute mark in the video, the camera person starts leaving her in the dust.