My online favorites in the month of October:
Massage therapist Dale Favier about what people really look like (naked).
Alli Read for Cracked on The 5 weirdest side effects of moving to a new country.
Maggie Mason – aka “Mighty Girl” – wrote about her definition of friendship – the comments have plenty of suggestions for what “friend” means.
Rachel Hills on rich people financing “cool” people:
This dynamic between rich people and less-wealthy-but-rich-in-youth-and-cultural-capital people isn’t anything new. Until the last century or so, patronage was one of the few ways artists and intellectuals could make a living. Nor is it necessarily sexual – at least, not always in a direct sense. My friend’s sixty-something multi-millionaire friend, by all accounts, didn’t try to have sex with her. He just wanted to be around her; to experience the ego-boost of being at a table surrounded by young women.
Someone found a secret surprise dungeon under their new apartment.
And a useful guide to saying no to “everything ever” by Alexandra Franzen.