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!


Ugg Life

You came for the pun but will stay to learn about my work-from-home-hack: Mini Ugg boots posing as slippers!

I call it Chalet Wear.

Regardless of whether you love or hate the Ugg, these boots are not conducive to slushy, salty Nova Scotia winters. But fret not friends, you can still have a pair because they make the perfect indoor shoe! Warm and comfy, yet practical for running out to empty the compost or zipping down to school because your kid forgot their violin. Once, halfway through grocery shopping, I looked down and realized I was still wearing my slippers but there was no judgment or shame because they’re actually boots.

Tell me about your life hacks, I must know.


meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • I heard a crowd roar from a couple blocks away. It had started! People were running! Were they tired? Were they dressed appropriately? Were they okay?! Spectating a marathon is nothing if not an empathy binge. – I Love Not Running Marathons! (Man Repeller)
  • And, Head up, wings out! And have fun kicking ass! 7 MYTHS OF WOMEN’S DISTANCE RUNNING (Oiselle)
  • My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest.
    If you’ve never had to mask the fruits of your success with a floppy-eared, stuffed bunny rabbit so you won’t get harassed by the cops on the way home from your gainful employment, you have white privilege… As to you “being part of the problem,” trust me, nobody is mad at you for being white. Nobody. Just like nobody should be mad at me for being black. Or female. Or whatever. But what IS being asked of you is to acknowledge that white privilege DOES exist and not only to treat people of races that differ from yours “with respect and humor,” but also to stand up for fair treatment and justice, not to let “jokes” or “off-color” comments by friends, co-workers, or family slide by without challenge, and to continually make an effort to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, so we may all cherish and respect our unique and special contributions to society as much as we do our common ground. (Yes Magazine – thanks Patricia)
  • Who wants to try this? How to Feel Nothing Now, in Order to Feel More Later: A day of dopamine fasting (NYT)
  • Comic Sans Turns 25 – this is exciting for all you who use WORD to design posters <insert tacky-happy clip art> (Open Culture)
  • The ‘Footloose’ Dance Warmup That Gets These High Schoolers Ready to Race. Should I mention this to my coach?!? (Runner’s World)
  • Self-partnered: the sudden, surprising rise of the single positivity movement—From Emma Watson to Lizzo – the singer who puts the ‘sing in single’ – more and more people are throwing off outdated stigmas and embracing a happy life on their own (The Guardian)
  • Airbnb responds (VICE)
  • Duh. (Lifehacker)
  • 5-Hour Workdays? 4-Day Workweeks? Yes please (NYT)
  • Déguste (Colossal)
  • Don’t stop doodling kids! (My Modern Met)
  • The World According to Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Because we can never have enough Phoebe Waller-Bridge. (Vogue)

“I have really always wanted a cocktail that you order with total confidence; you know, that thing that you order and everyone’s like, Holy shit, she knows what she’s doing with her entire life.” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge

It’s the weekend and we are halfway through November – rock on!

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