5 Links I Love—December 2020

I’m sharing 5 things I love over 5 days this week. Every month I share my list of favorite 5’s.

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5 Links I Love

Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations

I’d answer YES to this question. You, too? “After all we’ve been through this year, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to talk about this whole experience with others, in a deep, satisfying way?”

Why Your Christian Friends and Family Members Are So Easily Fooled by Conspiracy Theories

“Rather than attempt to debunk the plethora of conspiracy theories, it’d be more helpful to understand why we’re so enamored with them in the first place.”

How to Socialize in the Cold Without Being Miserable

We had a relatively warm family Thanksgiving dinner outside last Thursday, but it may be a different temperature for an outside family Christmas dinner. I appreciate all the tips I can get. 

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

I’m doing a serious look through this list of “top 10 large journalistic brands where I believe you can most often find real, reported facts.”

The 10 Happiest Songs, According to Science

Do you have a happy song? I have a few that I play when I need to immediately lift my spirits. Here are 10 songs through the years that might bring you joy. Does one resonate most with you? Of these, my favorite is #5. 


6 thoughts on “5 Links I Love—December 2020

  1. blankLinda Stoll

    I loved the socializing outdoors piece, Lisa – especially this part –> ‘You need something with high calorie content to enable the body to produce metabolic energy. So think fats and sweets: hot cider and cocoa, fistfuls of candy and s’mores.’

    ;-}

  2. blankDonna Reidland

    There are definitely so good oldies on your list of songs! Songs can have a powerful influence on us for good or for bad, can’t they! We have not been ordered to eat outside but we are keeping our gatherings small. But I did think about the challenges as I saw photos of blogging friends and their outside Thanksgiving gatherings. Blessings!

  3. blankDonna

    Lisa, I love ALL of your “5 Things I Love”! Terrific idea. These links are all interesting, loved the one about the conspiracy theories. Guilty as charged, I find them fascinating, while I don’t truly believe hem, I don’t put much effort into debunking them!

  4. blankDavid

    Is “I Will Survive” a “happy” song? Defiant and uplifting definitely, a real classic anthem.

    That’s a great post about conspiracy theories. Strange how they’ve become increasingly mainstream over the last few years. I think they are morally corrupting, the way they replace rational debate with innuendo and tribalism. And of course more often than not the Jews are to blame.

    “Read boring news” is very sound advice. As one of your UK correspondents I could swear by the Financial Times, and the Economist is always a good read (that and the Spectator — more political and lightweight — are especially good because they have a range of perspectives — always something from the “other side” that is actually well-written and hmm, …). Gratified that the Guardian wasn’t on the list LOL.

    I loved reading the New York Times when I was there briefly last year. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Christian Science Monitor but never got my hands on it — do you know it? Actual newspapers and magazines seems so retro now but much nicer than a laptop or a tablet.

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