meanwhile, elsewhere

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


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meanwhile, elsewhere

Psst… pop the popcorn, it’s OSCAR weekend!

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


  • I am definitely the true morning person! (A Cup Of Jo)
  • “I think that people related to the post because it’s absolutely true. If you’re a working woman, you need a wife.” –What a CEO mom’s viral nanny ad says about gender, work, and power (Vox)
  • When I was a kid, brown-haired Barbies were a rarity (CNN)
  • For every Greta Thunberg and school-skipping climate change protester, there is another member of Generation Z buying inexpensive clothes on a smartphone. (NYT)
  • So I started watching The Goop Lab on Netflix… totally got sucked into episode 2 and now I want to take a few deep breaths and plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. *sucker* (Wim Hof Method)
  • What Kind of Tired Are You? (The Cut)
  • A Definitive Ranking of Food Scenes in This Year’s Best Picture Nominees (Food52)
  • If you don’t have lemons, what are you waiting for? (Coveteur)
  • We can — we must — assess the ways in which the rich and famous are able to exploit our admiration of their talents to pound into the ground anyone who might threaten their fame and reputation, how they so often bypass accountability and we just let them because, well, they’re so talented, or so attractive, or their politics line up with ours, or they handle a ball so well. Kobe Bryant and Complicated Legacies (Jill Filipovic)
  • How the Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Pivoted to Cookware (NYT)
  • I think one can measure a person’s character by what they do with shopping carts when they are done with them. (Scientific America)
  • What color is your name (Synesthesia)
  • I’m just going to leave this here: Brad Pitt and the Beauty Trap – Male stars face a double standard, too, and ever since he bared his chest in “Thelma & Louise,” his work has been undervalued. But look closer and he explores masculinity in complex ways. (NYT)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • How ‘Honeyland’ Became an Oscar Game Changer (NYT)
  • Why I Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) Gwyneth Paltrow–I already know I’ll be binging her Netflix series in spite of myself. (InStyle)
  • What do people want the morning after a party: a bagel. OK? So just give me one as a party favor. (The Hairpin)
  • …the language of “made by women” or “founded by women” has been overused to the point that it has little meaning at all (Bitch Media)
  • ‘How Do I Lose Weight?’ is the Wrong Question. If you’ve struggled with your weight all your life and want to change yourself, A Swole Woman has some advice. (Vice)
  • Everyone who walks, bikes or runs in Halifax should be given one of these (MOMA)
  • Make an Emotional Labor To-Do List with Your Partner (LifeHacker)
  • These are my people (Twitter)
  • How Aquarius Season and the New Moon Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign (Oprah)
  • A tragic ending and a system that failed her (Elle)
  • Does this and this make you more or less want to read the book American Dirt?
  • A second tattoo? (Tattly)
  • I Quit My Job After a Particularly Good Beach Day *and more stories about quitting (NYT)
  • I should probably wear this to my next marathon (Betches)
  • TBH, you are enjoying the ride (Instagram)

Friday + the last day of Januf’inary! Let’s do it.

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PS. Back in training. Daily lunch hour practice.

meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Why we should aim to read better, not more (AnOther)
  • Oh, so this is what I am supposed to do with the flaxseed I bought… (Bustle)
  • She realized that dinner parties were a seemingly casual way to invite boys you might be interested in over so you could talk to them without a beer pong paddle in hand… What’s your reason? Why hosting a monthly dinner party is a great new year resolution! (The Dinner Party Resolution)
  • “… it’s weird to be so open with a stranger. It’s like you’re acting vulnerable, but not actually being vulnerable with someone you don’t know and don’t care very much about. It’s not a problem for meIt’s just — odd. Odd, and not even really fun.” (NYT)
  • From Nova to Bodhi—the top baby names of the decade (Mother)
  • When life gives you winter, make lemonade (Joy The Baker)
  • Perhaps this is a good alternative to my on-going pursuit of finding the perfect black cardigan (Cupcakes & Cashmere)
  • I can also confidently say that if you’re not soaking in your own filth, even just occasionally, you’re missing out. Baths Are the Coffee of the Evening and More People Should Take Them. (Man Repeller)
  • Taste Atlas for the foodies on the go
  • The Meat-Lover’s Guide to Eating Less Meat (NYT) and a handy chart for roasting veg (NYTCooking)
  • “I’d love to get them into my office.” A Couples Therapist Analyzes the Marriage in Marriage Story (The Atlantic)
  • Where to watch all 53 of the 2020 Oscar-nominated films. (Mashable) PS. As of today, I’ve watched 28.5/53 (my Instagram MOVIE highlights)
  • With that being said, a lot of the documentaries and shorts are available to stream for free and they are so good! These three really stood out for me (so far): For Sama, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) and Nefta Football Club

It’s the weekend, you’ve reached your destination.

(Photograph by Beuford Smith via here)

meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Her treatment has proved what many of us have always known: No matter how beautiful you are, whom you marry, what palaces you occupy, charities you support, how faithful you are, how much money you accumulate or what good deeds you perform, in this society racism will still follow you. (NYT)
  • ‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession (The Guardian)
  • I’ve been loving oat milk in my smoothies and granola these days (CBC)
  • Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What’s Keeping Them Up? (TIME)
  • “I think I’m having a midlife crisis” (Rambling Renovators)
  • #16: Dogs Have The Biggest Heart Relative To Their Body… Obviously! (Bored Panda)
  • Hair Love, one of the Oscar-nominated animated short films is on YouTube. I suggest you give yourself seven minutes to watch it.
  • These make lovely travel albums (Chatbooks)
  • Can the Fitness Industry and Body Positivity Coexist? (medium)
  • Canada is a big country. We have big hearts but a small population. Nearly everyone killed was an immigrant. But nobody’s talking about that. Our headlines focus on the fact that they were Canadians, with deep roots here, who touched countless lives. The way it should be. (Twitter)
  • Hah! So true. I am still recovering. (The Cut)
  • “You should only wear one ‘nice’ piece of clothing at a time… Otherwise it’s too much. Too dressed,” Larry David says. “You have to be half-dressed. That’s my fashion theory, since you asked: Half Is More.” (Man Repeller)
  • Seasonal Depression Can Occur Any Time of Year (Life Hacker)
  • This one is for you, fellow design nerds (Paper Sizes)
  • This one is for you, fellow word nerds: “The ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won!” (The Washington Post)
  • This one is for you, my running besties (Yoga with Adriene)
  • This one is for you, my Dry January friends: How Do I Make Plans Without ‘Getting a Drink’? (The Cut)

Have a swell weekend. We are past halfway through January – I’ll drink to that!

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