meanwhile, elsewhere

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

A ship isn’t built to stay safely tied to harbour. Go out into the sea—even when you’re not sure what you’ll find there.


  • The $100 billion reason not to return gifts this holiday season – 90% of products returned during the holidays won’t be resold—and some will end up in a landfill. (Fast Company)
  • Boxy, wide, with an unholy assemblage of zippers and giant pockets, the coat was not particularly stylish, but it was not not stylish. It kind of confused my eyes to look at it. What all of the women with Amazon coats are doing this winter (NYT)
  • And if you have no idea what coat we’re talking about (VOX)
  • The Decade the Internet Lost Its Joy – What began as cheerful anarchy was devoured by vulture capital and ruthless consolidation (Medium)
  • How Yoga Changes the Brain (Open Culture)
  • Netflix Reportedly Lost 1 Million Subscribers to Disney+ (Indiewire)
  • According to Google, searches for heroes — both superheroes and everyday heroes — soared around the world in 2019. (Google)
  • “I’m not travelling like this because I want everyone to do so, … I’m doing this to send a message that it is impossible to live sustainably today, and that needs to change.” – A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend. (The New Yorker)
  • The Miseducation of the American Boy – Why boys crack up at rape jokes, think having a girlfriend is “gay,” and still can’t cry—and why we need to give them new and better models of masculinity (The Atlantic)
  • How to Reflect More Meaningfully on the Past Year (Life Hacker)

It’s the last weekend of 2019 – time to up your cheese-quota with “see you next decade” comments.

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