meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Repost: Homemade holiday gift ideas (Shutterbean)
  • And if you’re riding the DIY train, how about some crepe paper festive clementines and poinsettias
  • “The Good Place” Creator Michael Schur Explained The Real Message Of The Show (BuzzFeed)
  • And speaking of goodess: Swissmiss!!! “I asked on Twitter and Instagram what small makers/shops I should support. All of the links below are from the suggestions I received… Running a small bootstrapped business myself (Tattly) I know first-hand what a difference it makes when kind humans share your product. ⁣Small businesses usually don’t have marketing budgets. We rely on word-of-mouth. ⁣So, dive in: (swissmiss)
  • Recycling isn’t working – here are 15 ways to shrink your plastic footprint (The Guardian)
  • And for almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots groups working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. But in this time of unprecedented threats, it’s often hard to know the best way to get involved. That’s why we’re connecting individuals with our grantees, in order to take action on the most pressing issues facing the world today. (Patagonia Action Works)
  • Homemade egg nog with rum! (Joy The Baker)
  • It may not be a shock that I want most of these things: Gift ideas for teens (Design Mom)
  • Why do Americans… Is something I question often but today’s Googling brought me here: Why do Americans write the month before the day? (The Guardian)
  • Where Type Designers Sell Experimental Work In Progress. (Future Fonts)
  • For decades, libraries have relied on fines to discourage patrons from returning books late. But a growing number of some of the country’s biggest public library systems are ditching overdue fees after finding that the penalties drive away the people who stand to benefit the most from free library resources. ‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity (NPR)
  • I Love Top Ten Lists [me too!] Writing an anti-Top Ten list is, a decade in, like throwing an “alternative wedding”—an even showier version of the thing that you’re supposedly opposing. (The New Yorker)

Pop a cork, it’s the weekend!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • A new crop of restaurants is embracing family-style, communal eating, creating a necessary spirit of communication and collaboration for our fractious times. This feels less like a restaurant than a dinner party — and that’s the point. Across the United States, restaurants are subverting the traditional power dynamic between chefs and diners, refocusing the meal not on what’s eaten but how (NYT)
  • Living with Dyslexia in the Nova Scotia public school system – screaming on the inside (Maritime Noon)
  • E.T. and Elliott reunite – crying on the inside (COS)
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jumpsuit / have you ever bought clothes on Amazon? (Strategist)
  • THE BEST HOLIDAY MUSIC LIBRARY EVER (The Lazy Genious Collective)
  • Speaking of music, I have been dreading the day my little Apple Shuffle dies. I use it to listen to audiobooks while running and it’s the reason why I still have wire headphones… but, check this mighty thing out! I am very intrigued! (Mighty)
  • Pure joy in the land of Instagram. Like this and this. (NYT Cooking Comments)
  • Baltimore Museum Of Art Will Buy Works By Women Only Next Year (NPR)
  • The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years (Slate)
  • And loving this book lamp! (SuckUK)
  • I need to practice (Taste Of Home)
  • I have no problem with Dirty Blondes from Dartmouth (CBC)
  • And I also have no problem with Montreal Bagels! (NYT – thanks Mat)
  • Come for the British royals, stay for the hats (Elle)
  • More on changing the narrative of winter: Sometime this fall — using a combination of Stoicism, stubbornness, and a sort of magical thinking that Jason-in-his-30s would have dismissed as woo-woo bullshit — I decided that because I live in Vermont, there is nothing I can do about it being winter, so it was unhelpful for me to be upset about it. I stopped complaining about it getting cold and dark, I stopped dreading the arrival of snow. I told myself that I just wasn’t going to feel like I felt in the summer and that’s ok (Kottke) And here’s my cousin’s post in case you missed it!
  • Infidelity, Netflix Style (A Cup Of Jo)

Relax, it’s the weekend!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • GIRL: I Changed My Body for My Sport. No Girl Should. (NYT)
  • BOY: The key to letting boys actually be boys? See them as the emotional beings they are. (The Washington Post)
  • GIRL: Why should words like happy and likable and popular be seen as synonymous with mean when we’re talking about girls? We treat a girl’s confidence as a sign that something unjust or poisonous is lurking just below the surface. (Ask Molly)
  • BOYS & GIRLS: Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds (NPR)
  • What Happens When Birds Get Drunk? And what you can do to help. (Audubon)
  • ‘You ain’t shit ’cause your good at sports. You ain’t shit ’cause you’re popular. You’re gonna be a good person. You’re gonna be kind. And you’re gonna do the right thing. You’re gonna stand up for yourself, always. You’re gonna stand up for each other, always. And you’re damn sure going to stand up for other people. Always.’ (Glamour)
  • 120,000 Ribbons Float Above Former Berlin Wall to Mark 30 Years Since the Peaceful Revolution (My Modern Met)
  • I’ve struggled with whether to allow my daughter to engage in the odd farce of curating an online image at such a young age, but I’m hesitant to ban her from relatively safe activities I know I would’ve loved as a teenager. (The Cut)
  • Who Says You Need a Bed Frame? Eight chic ways to style your mattress on the floor. (Domino)
  • If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home? In the age of global warming, traveling — by plane, boat or car — is a fraught choice. And yet the world beckons. (NYT)
  • The New Motorola Razr Is Proof That a Smart Flip Phone Can Be Cool as Hell. Forget the “2006 just called” jokes. This phone is legitimately worth your attention. *I loved my Razr!* (Esquire)
  • I’m so inflexible! And there’s a human stranger lying on top of me! Stretch Is The New Massage (Into The Gloss)

It’s the weekend, game on!

Also, it’s NOT too late to order your calendar – all the information can be found here. Thanks!

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