meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Ad agency CPB London launches ‘Imagine’ campaign to tackle gender bias (Creative Boom)
  • How Ikea tricks you into buying more stuff (The Hustle)
  • To follow up, I buy more than I intend every time I go to Ikea; however, on my last visit, I bought this for for $5.99, and it has changed my life. I will likely buy a few more on my next visit.
  • Bookmarking this so I can make a huge batch (that only I will enjoy) and freeze it for leftovers (Camille Styles)
  • 100% accurate (CNN)
  • Faces on a big screen (YouTube)
  • Does anyone want to get their ears pierced with me? (Making It Lovely)
  • Airplane passengers as explained by their pants (McSweeney’s)
  • Spaghetti pangrattato with crispy eggs (Smitten Kitchen)
  • The other day, out of the blue, I realized I will get to wear my Big Buckle Birks again, hopefully soon. This made me really happy.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Saturday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.



  • Sarah Polley has built her career on running toward dangerous subject matter: playing an incest survivor in the film The Sweet Hereafter; exploring the effects of abuse in the miniseries Alias Grace; directing a film, Stories We Tell, about the secret of her own birth. Now she’s doing it again in her first book. (Globe and Mail)
  • With remote workers flocking to its bucolic shores, the rapidly growing Atlantic province of Canada isn’t ‘looked at as the poor cousin anymore.’ (NYT via Jenna)
  • Smart move Ontario! The province says it will end the so-called “three-cuing system” – which encourages students to guess or predict words using cues or clues from the context and prior knowledge – and focus on phonics. (CTV)
  • If the happiness professor is feeling burned out, what hope is there for the rest of us? – Yale’s Happiness Professor Says Anxiety Is Destroying Her Students (NYT)
  • To watch list: Wildhood
  • Relating to Ben Stiller big time but disagree with his views on Mark
  • Remember the pandemic 2 years ago when were adorabily naieve – “I cut my own bangs…” (Cup Of Jo)
  • Rich with Imaginative Detail, Maria Prymachenko’s Colorful Folk Art Speaks to Life in Ukraine (Colosal)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



This series of posts and this series of posts are where I’m at today however most of this lighter content was assembled over the last few days… take what you need.

  • Life’s a Party, Not a Race (Cup Of Jo)
  • Uni-ssentials – true, gender-neutral design – New Balance introduces a new approach to contemporary basics. The traditional S-XL sizes have been reformatted as unique size blocks based entirely on body shape, with no pre-conceived notions of sizes and fits being specifically “for” anyone.
  • Gozney has arrived to the pizza oven party (design\milk)
  • Haha, this would clear me out! New Zealand hopes blasting music will cause protesters to leave – Mallard’s playlist has evolved in recent days, it now includes an out-of-tune recorder rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” (NPR)
  • YES, this! The public WANTS answers. Will we get them? The first day of the mass murder inquiry was dominated by a condescending and offensive panel on mental health (Halifax Examiner)
  • The Divine Honesty Of Heather Havrilesky – Havrilesky’s brutally truthful memoir has split critics into two camps: those who get it, and those who don’t. (Bustle)
  • New Rural – have you ever wondered what it might be like to live in the countryside? (SF Girl)
  • Quilts made by generations of women in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, have hung in the Met, the Whitney, and the Smithsonian Museum of Art. They’ve been shown at galleries and art fairs around the world … and now with Etsy, online sales have given Gee’s Bend quilters control over their work (The Verge)
  • She did it. My girl Alie finally did an episode (part 1) on ADHD and boy howdy, I lisened hard (Ologies)
  • And don’t forget, it’s PANCAKE TUESDAY next week! Man throws free pancake party for neighborhood to make friends: ‘My wife says I’m getting weird’ (Upworthy)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • I’m in the dreaming of a housecoast phase of winter (Food52)
  • What Ever Happened to Sun-Dried Tomatoes? (Taste)
  • Gaps in OBGYN care in Nova Scotia: “The medical system just isn’t structured to help” (The Coast)
  • And There’s an Endometriosis Treatment That Actually Provides Relief—But How Many Doctors Are Trained for It? (Prevention)
  • Very accurate assumption – my sister and best friend are both Librarians and I am pretty sure this is their life (McSweeney’s)
  • Read the Books That Schools Want to Ban (The Atlantic)
  • My vision has gone to shit and i am shaped like a 🍌 – How The Pandemic Is Changing Our Bodies (BuzzFeed News)
  • Now whenever I’m tempted to judge something as stupidly designed, I try to check myself and remember my seatbelt experience. My rule of thumb is: My willingness to judge something should be proportional to how much I know about it. (Danny Guo)
  • What Your Favourite Sad Dad Band Says About You. Me: Brick, Ben Folds Five, Blue by both Joni Mitchell and The Jayhawks and my funeral song is Nigh Swimming. R.E.M. (McSweeney’s)
  • Were friendships always so fragile? I suspect not. But we now live in an era of radical individual freedoms. All of us may begin at the same starting line as young adults, but as soon as the gun goes off, we’re all running in different directions; there’s little synchrony to our lives. We have kids at different rates (or not at all); we pair off at different rates (or not at all); we move for love, for work, for opportunity and adventure and more affordable real estate and healthier lifestyles and better weather. – It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart (The Atlantic)
  • Gutted for all of the skaters outside of the R.O.C. who’ve worked hard (clean) but are denied medals. But I feel sad for these very young girls who seem to be in an abusive program (mentally and phisically). Shame on their coaches: ‘I hate this sport’: Tears, anger accompany medals for Russian figure skaters (CBC)
  • Emma Thompson on living in a woman’s body: my daughter thrums with life, my mother is frail – and I’m balanced between (The Guardian)
  • No, they don’t: Seth Rogen Wonders If the General Public Cares about the Academy Awards (No Film School)
  • Why Eileen Gu matters – The geopolitical-fueled reactions to freestyle skier Eileen Gu — who has been marked as a traitor and claimed as a hero — reveals a lot about how society sees multiculturalism and identity. (Supchina via Kevin)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Rather than one A-Frame, let’s each have our own (Field Mag)
  • A new program in Canada gives doctors the option of prescribing national park visits (NPR)
  • I’ve never really liked my personality, and other people don’t like it either. I Gave Myself Three Months To Change My Personality – The Results Were Mixed. (The Atlantic)
  • The Russian women’s figure skating team has bigger problems than doping (Vox)
  • How A Pearl Necklace Helped Amy Schneider Make Jeopardy! History (Elle)
  • That’s How It Works When You’re a Woman on the Internet – Aubrey Hirsch on harassment and existing as a woman online
  • Criminal Podcast puts a spotlight on a Nova Scotia story
  • Has anyone used Libro.fm for their audiobook purchaces? I’m looking at alternative options to Audible but need to be able to download to a Shuffle.
  • I really want to see this movie (Glamour)
  • Airstream’s new camper is solar-powered and parks on its own (FC)

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