meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • I gave up my career as a TD executive to become a florist (Toronto Life, thanks Kristin)
  • And… A Profession Is Not a Personality (The Atlantic)
  • Dear White Parents – a film and website packed with guides and resources for parents and children of all ages (via swissmiss)
  • Netflix Is Launching a Book Club (Apartment Therapy)
  • And… Squid Game was not alarming because I expected it to be as disturbing as it was – knowing there’d be a twist thanks to still not recovering from the experience of watching Oldboy in Korea on rental-bed-private-room. That said, I really don’t think kids should be watching this. (NYT)
  • How to survive winter: Reversible House Shoes and Better Sweater Mittens
  • Charlie (the British nutritionist/blogger–Runner Beans) was in Nova Scotia and is offering some Nova Scotia inspired maple-salmon recipes
  • Now this would guarantee us a view of the river (design\milk)
  • Who Called the Carbonara Police? (Taste)
  • How a Missing Sock Changed My Life–Not the sock itself, but a note attached to the sock. (Actually, the guy who wrote the note.) (Modern Love)
  • ‘Tis the season for cozy cabin dreaming (SF Girl)
  • And… Latkes! (Food52)
  • Tuna noodle casserole–I recommend a couple of tweaks: sub ground turkey for tuna because tuna is high in mercury, and you can’t afford to damage your kids’ brains any more than constant exposure to screens already has. Sub zoodles for noodles, sub yogurt for mayo, and then sub the whole thing for pizza because, what the hell, you’re pretty sure the kids love their dad more anyway: The Stress-Free Family Meal Plan (New Yorker)
  • Ten minutes a day in this resting pose does wonders for your burnout (Quartz)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Anyone who has ever spent time as a teenage girl is unlikely to find any of these revelations particularly surprising. Facebook and Instagram are simply carrying on a longstanding American tradition: stoking the insecurities of teenage girls to cash in on them – For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool (NYT)
  • A Modern Cabin in the Woods With a Compact Footprint (design\milk)
  • This will likely be added to my daily self-care routine (Cup Of Jo)
  • Is Vegan Fish the Answer to Sustainable Seafood? (Food52)
  • I really appreciate Ally’s remarks from her keynote address at The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Let’s Keep Talking Awards
  • …Whether it’s a mid-century modernist’s dream come true or a little bit more on the rustic cabin vibe… – On Trend: Wood Paneled Kitchens Are Where It’s At. (SF Girl)
  • Super sad podcast news – I’ve been listening to Your Wrong About since 2018 so I am sad about this change, hoping the best for Mike. But in super happy podcast news, I just discovered ‎Tig and Cheryl: True Story and I am truly laughing out loud at every episode.
  • A social-media-shabbat: I hated to think that other people’s pictures in boxes on my phone was giving me more dopamine than my gorgeous, hilarious toddler who was in that brief window of time when he was literally obsessed with me. (Romper)
  • First stop in the states: Detroit for Mom’s Spaghetti, Eminem’s new carryout restaurant (Takeout)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • ‘The stories will be the last thing to go’: Robert Munsch on his legacy as one of Canada’s great storytellers (CBC via Kim)
  • Use the 4-7-8 Method to Fall Asleep Almost Instantly (Inc.)
  • Let’s Ignore Each Other in the Same Room – Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too (NYT)
  • I have not gone to a movie theatre in 20 months – could this be the first one back? I thought it’d be this movie but it’s been pushed to next year!
  • All I want for Christmas is… booking a fancy hotel room (preferably not in Halifax) and marathon binging Nora Ephron movies. Alone. I know there are MANY mother’s who would happily book a room in the same dreamy hotel:
  • These jeans have been endorsed by every.single.blogger. between the ages of 35-50 however, the cost is what’s holding me back (Madewell)
  • A sad ending. An amazing woman who shared her diagnosis of ovarian cancer on Twitter in hope that it will raise awareness (twitter)
  • Accurate: Attached File (swissmiss)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Wealthy people want their food to be cool, but not cold. There are increasingly few freezers in the homes of the rich. Sometimes there’s a tiny one for ice cream. (Home Culture)
  • Could this be next year’s daily planner? And as a leftie, should I get wire or book bound? (Balance Bound)
  • Every person has to come to terms with — even if just for themselves — the gap between what they believe and how they live their lives. Why Did None Of My White Friends Consider Sending Their Kids To Our Neighborhood School? (Romper)
  • Wow! Woman Experiencing Burnout Even Though She Doesn’t Work That Hard (Ha. Reductress)
  • “In my head, I was panicking. I didn’t want to go to the most important competition of my life and not feel comfortable because I was worried about what I would be wearing,” reveals Team GB pole vault bronze medallist Holly Brashaw… Now she is speaking out to help other women feel empowered to make the same stand. (Eurosport)
  • Asa Butterfield on Sex Education Season 3 and the Difference Between Him and Otis (GQ)
  • Guess Who?: Aches and Pains of an Aging Body Edition (McSweeney’s)
  • This is our reality now: consuming crime and tragedy as narrative in real time, and continuously feeding the content economy that each one of us now plays a role in. The more fundamental question we’ll all have to answer eventually is not how this particular story will end, but how quickly we’ll move on afterward. Gabby Petito, Online Detectives, and the Queasy Places Our True-Crime Obsessions Have Taken Us (Vanity Fair)
  • And truthfully, would Would Gabby Petito’s story receive as much coverage if she were an Indigenous woman? (Global News)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • If you see me blushing whilst running with my shuffle, this book is why (The Cut)
  • How to Stop Languishing and Start Finding Flow (swissmiss)
  • Now Available for FREE: The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s)
  • You’re Not Alone: Monkeys Choke Under Pressure Too (Wired)
  • Misogyny is at the heart of the hate. The amount of scrutiny aimed at Barton’s words during a long night of live coverage, when everybody is bound to say something unclear or unpolished, is absurd. And the attention to her personal appearance would make God herself weep. (The Globe And Mail via Beth)
  • My grandmother’s handwritten recipes helped me find comfort in who she once was (Motherwell)
  • This Company Is Offering Plant Insurance for People Who Don’t Trust Their Gardening Skills (Apartment Therapy)
  • Worst nightmare: Half of Your Friends Probably Don’t Think of You As a Friend (The Cut via this podcast episode)
  • Well colour me happy! Iris Apfel + Her Hand-Selected Color Palette for Lowe’s (design\milk)
  • Goodbye, Summer (Honestly WTF)

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