meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • “We got to linger in the experience for a while, from our own perspective, not the camera’s. Even though many of my childhood memories are hazy, they’re mine.” (NYT) Good read! Erin and I were talking about this last week after the Notre Dame fire. We couldn’t figure out why we didn’t have more photographs of our weekend rendezvous in Paris until we remembered we probably one had one roll of film each.
  • Waco: A fixer-upper. It’s difficult to shake the feeling, walking from shop to shop, of being haunted by the physical manifestation of a targeted Instagram ad. (BuzzFeed)
  • Trouble in paradise for our favorite fizzy mold tea (Munchies)
  • “It says here your doctor wants you to take six months off work to recover from your heart attack. We’ll give you six weeks.” (McSweeney’s)
  • ‘Bill Gates is driving his child to school; you can too.’ Even Melinda Gates Has Struggled to Get Her Husband Bill to Do His Fair Share (Fortune)
  • The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over. The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore. (The Atlantic)
  • And related, what if Instagram hides LIKE counts? (Tech Crunch)
  • Killfies and near misfies (Outside)
  • I took a step down the career ladder and I’ve never been happier: For most people, taking a lower-level job would be career suicide. But these executives prove it can be a launchpad to bigger and better things. (Fast Company)
  • For years, a subculture of teenage hobbyhorse enthusiasts flourished under the radar. Now the craze is a national export, and a celebration of girlhood. (NYT)
  • A great article was written about my Instagram friend. We ran Berlin together. (BBC)
  • And, what Caster Semenya IAAF discrimination case means for women and sport (BBC)
  • Veggie burger season is coming (Joy The Baker)
  • “When it’s your last day, you want to come in skidding sideways, your body worn out,” she said, discussing her approach not only to running but to life. (NYT)

Have a fun weekend!


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