Internet links I read in one go during February

A large part of me actually detests link roundups as they're passé. And they feed into that reader's guilt thing and are insidious time robbers. 'Just close the tabs' is a mantra I need to practice. I can't read everything, nor do I want to! So forgive me for the dump below. I've not had Twitter so can't show off the fact I am an intelligent person who consumes fashionable content.

A lot of this article is rehash for me as I worked adjacent to this space, albeit in Eire, but the last lines paint a CHILLING world. Basically, babies who are hyped in utero ready for flogging before the nurses wash the gunk off them and prick the heel. My spine goes cold: https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/instagram-influencers-are-the-new-fashion-establishment.html?utm_campaign=thecut&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1

The behind-the-scenes of the Fifty Shades' soundtracks. I once arrived to book club with the first one blaring out of my tote bag and we all admitted it was a banger: http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/how-those-shockingly-great-fifty-shades-soundtracks-got-made.html

A thriller: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/jamison-bachman-worst-roommate-ever.html

How depression can creep up on a person: https://www.the-pool.com/health/mind/2018/1/zoe-beaty-on-what-depression-feels-like

Your life can fall apart. I appreciate candour around finance: http://www.refinery29.com/2018/02/188983/stacy-london-managing-money-heartbreak

 

Jean Sutton