8 Things of Note

A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
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We hope this week brought you some luck, and that you are enjoying the extra hour of daylight as we welcome spring in the coming days. As always, here a few conversations from around the web that we found particularly noteworthy. Happy reading and happy weekend!

First Lady Michelle Obama on why global girls’ education is so personal (and utterly important).

Raw and beautiful photos that show what it’s really like to be a ballerina.

“I miss that village of mothers that I’ve never had. The one we traded for homes that, despite being a stone’s throw, feel miles apart from each other. The one we traded for locked front doors, blinking devices and afternoons alone on the floor playing one-on-one with our little ones.”

Meet the historical women who have changed all of our lives.

In the new documentary “Screenagers,” children can’t resist the pull of electronic devices, and parents don’t know what to do about it. Sound familiar?

Highlighting different paths to motherhood: open adoption. “The more people that can love on this baby, the better.”

A stunning before-and-after of a cabin home, said to be “a big job and then some…"

The patronizing questions we ask women who write. (“Remember, you’re a woman, and there are consequences.”)

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