meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Can I binge <InsertShowName> in one week? Spoiler, you can not binge Grey’s Anatomy in one week.
  • David After The Dentist… thirteen years after (Buzzfeed)
  • Why Can’t I Stop Thinking About Child-Free Women? (Elle)
  • It’s been a hard year for everyone, especially the Goop: Gwyneth Paltrow broke down and ate bread during quarantine. How did you surprise yourself? (The Guardian)
  • This almost makes me want to go camping
  • Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids, and start raising kind ones (The Atlantic)
  • How do y’all feel about the return of the wide leg? (Kendi Everyday)
  • I just finished the book, My Salinger Year, and now I want to watch the movie and (re)read all of J.D. Salinger’s novels
  • Pantone launches urine colour chart to help polite Brits with their hydration (Independent via Jenna)

PS. I am writing my 2021 #100DaysofSummer list – let me know if you have any great (and achievable) ideas. Here’s 2020

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Update:
    I’m not languishing, I’m dormant.
    Like a plant. Or a volcano.
    I am waiting to be activated.
    (Austin Kleon)
  • Operation Mallard (a very long thread but a very good news story):
  • Road trip to Rhode Island anyone? … When we can. If ever. (Miss Moss)
  • Not so sure about this research (Good)
  • Fathom (Apple TV+)
  • Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome (HBR)
  • Hey serial killer fans, Dexter Morgan is back (Collider)
  • Why Longevity Experts Say You Should Get in the Habit of Sitting on the Floor + How to use the sitting-rising test (SRT) as a longevity calculator (I made mike do this)
  • Wow: In an effort to encourage more sustainable cooking, we won’t be publishing new beef recipes on Epicurious.
  • I was living in a hellscape where people refused to wear a simple piece of cloth in order to prevent others from literally dying because fuck them and fuck me too, fuck tiny children and beloved grandmothers, fuck it all, not one feeling beyond selfishness allowed. And here’s fucking Ted Lasso, being beautiful and heartbreaking and impossible and NOBODY ASKED YOU TO GO THAT HARD, SHOW. WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO NOW, HUH?How Ted Lasso Totally Did Awaken Lots of Things In Me Even Though Absolutely No One Asked It To Go So Hard (Patreon)
  • VACCINE SIDE EFFECT, OR HAVE YOU JUST BEEN ALIVE FOR 40 YEARS? = me: most definitely mostly Bs (McSweeney’s)
  • And… Over 1 billion women around the world will have experienced perimenopause by 2025. But a culture that has spent years dismissing the process might explain why we don’t know more about it. (NYT)

PS. Shame on spellcheck for not recognizing the word perimenopause.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Famed painter Alex Colville’s Nova Scotian cottage was for sale on the Amherst Shore (The Coast via Sarah)
  • And you bet I’ll have a print of his To Prince Edward Island painting in my future A-Frame
  • Science shows that placing one foot in front of the other leads to some seriously impressive mental and physical benefits – Why walking is the most underrated form of exercise (NBC)
  • A fancy outdoor oven (design\milk)
  • How many plants is too many plants?
  • Why be immune when you can be invincible (Twitter)
  • The Year Earth Changed, narrated by David Attenborough (Apple TV)
  • 2 Competing Impulses Will Drive Post-pandemic Social Life (The Atlantic)
  • And, Welcome to the YOLO Economy – Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of post-pandemic adventure (NYT)
  • Nova Scotia baffles experts by listening to them about lockdown, actually doing lockdown (Beaverton)
  • Damn Nike and their amazing commercials (Colossal)
  • What Do You Do When the Kids Are Still Unvaccinated? – There will be more than one reasonable way to approach the risks of family activities (NYT)
  • 100%
  • I am squeezing my eyes shut really tight and pretending I live in this house during our current lockdown (Rue)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Let’s go for a walk
  • Disagree! I LOVE my skinny jeans and I don’t care what you think about it. I also don’t relate to the people who haven’t worn jeans since March 2020. I’ve worked remotely for 14 years, happily almost always in jeans. (NYT)
  • That said, I look terrible in jean shorts which makes me sad. I need a list of best jean skirts, please.
  • Photographer shines a light on the absence of support when it comes to fatherhood (Creative Review)
  • The IKEA ScrapsBook—a cookbook for your kitchen scraps
  • This year’s halloween costume
  • There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing—The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus—and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021. (NYT via Erin Mac)
  • 150,000 Hearts
  • The Truth About my Son—Mark Rober talks about Autism
  • How to Stay Hydrated Even Though It’s Literally the Most Boring Thing in the World (Reductress)
  • It’s Oscar weekend and I can’t give myself an A for effort and there isn’t really a movie I’m cheerleading for. This however looks good: Together, Together
  • And happy birthday Bridget! Bridget Jones’s Diary Is Perfect, Just the Way It Is, 20 Years Later (Glamour)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Having something to look forward to is crucial, but spare yourself the disappointment of pinning it to a day. “Just say someday,” – Anticipating a good time is half the fun (The Guardian)
  • “This is what happens when you normalize anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim hate speech, bias, discrimination, and hate crimes— Islamophobia written into law. May Allah protect our sisters.” – French Senate Votes to Ban the Hijab for Muslim Women Under the Age of 18 (Vogue)
  • Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities (The Conversation)
  • Thanks to cottagecore, the Geranium is finding new fandom as of late (coco kelley)
  • But what’s cottagecore? The NYT says it’s all about small animals, calico tea cozies and not a lot of men.
  • It was never about the doughnuts. “It’s great that Krispy Kreme wanted to promote vaccination, but if they really cared about public health outcomes, they could, for example, add an extra week of parental leave for all employees or add paid sick days.” (Food & Wine)
  • I want to do this but instead of a painting, I want to hold a Toblerone up to a Swiss mountain (My Modern Met)
  • Using mRNA technology could significantly accelerate the pace of HIV vaccine development, as it did with vaccines for COVID-19 – Novel HIV vaccine approach shows promise in “landmark” first-in-human trial (EPR)
  • Local freelance writer (and barre friend) Lindsay Jones wrote a fascinating switched-at-birth story for the Atavist Magazine. It’s a story about two families from the small town Come By Chance in Newfoundland. You can listen to her talk about it on the podcast The Big Story.
  • A Year of Nothing but Dumb Little Walks – In the span of one year, we’ve all basically become delicate Victorian children who need to be taken out twice daily for fresh air and exercise. I’ve had enough. (Glamour)
  • Epic Quotes From Little Kids totally made my day! (Bored Panda)
  • I think Tim Bousquet’s thread below is an important read – …my fellow Nova Scotians: I love you. But the very thing I sometimes find most annoying about NSians is a big contributing strength in the pandemic: we’re compliant as hell. Government tells us to do something, we do it... it might be that recognition of the limitations of our health care system might be the very thing that led to Nova Scotia doing so well in the pandemic.
  • And finally, this was the most enjoyment I have ever experienced with a treadmill

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