24 June 2010

The Yes! Digest -- June 24th, 2010

This is: International Fairy Day. Celebrate magic by perusing this Flickr photo set of natural and made fairy homes.

Spirit food              

Hey you
        begin again
again    again    you'll see
it's easy    begin again

                        -- Grace Paley
Brain food:
Today's young adults:
  • "Trust technology heavyweights such as Apple, Google and Microsoft more than social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter." 
  • Are "not safety-conscious," at least in England.
  • Abuse Adderall? According to this piece at the Huffington Post, up to 30% of college students use the ADHD drug inappropriately and/or without a prescription.
UU news: General Assembly 2010 is taking place in Minneapolis through this Sunday, June 27th! To watch GA events live (including the bridging worship for youth and young adults, which will be at 7:30 PM central time tomorrow) visit the UUA's streaming video page.

A joy: Craft Hope organizes people all over the world to use their best creative impulses and their hands to help people in need. Get involved with their latest project by visiting their website or joining their Facebook group.

A concern: Times are tough for young adults in need of work, and it seems they might be getting even harder: according to this piece from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review some companies are specifying that only people who are currently employed may apply for jobs with them. (Wondering what it's really like out there? To read about one recent college graduate's search for employment, check out this Diary of an Unemployed Class of '10 Philosophy Major in New York City at The Awl.)

Churchy things:
Unchurchy things:
How to: Cook authentic Nepali food.

Young adults of note: Emily Hammond, a student of public health and epidemiology at Boston University, has spent the spring serving people and doing research in Kenya. She is chronicling her experiences at her blog, Another World.
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