meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • “Swimming is really a life skill — your child doesn’t have to be on the swim team, but they should know how to swim… How to keep yourself safe around water is just as important as other developmental milestones.” (NYT)
  • I like Laura Dern, I love Laura Dern’s house (Architectural Digest)
  • Women are happier without children or a spouse, says happiness expert… and men showed more health benefits from tying the knot. (The Guardian)
  • This would be so lovely in a guest room (Urban Outfitters)
  • He’s been making women pay ever since… Literally. Paul Gonzales scammed his online dates into buying him expensive dinners. Then they made him pay. (The Daily Beast)
  • What if we really did do the work to create a world where the sisters of Shakespeare and Mozart, or any woman, really, could thrive? A woman’s greatest enemy? A lack of time to herself. (The Guardian)
  • Let’s all get a B-Box! A beehive designed for use in close proximity to humans, like near your house or in an urban environment. (Kottke)
  • “Put it on the G-cal” The Scheduling Woes of Adult Friendship (The Atlantic)
  • There’s always a place to turn around and get where you need to go. Always. How to Live Your Life? You’ll Need a Plunger, for Starters – We asked readers to share their hard-won wisdom. Take a look at what they said. (NYT)

Am I sad it’s already August? Heck ya.

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