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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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women. As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. ‘We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to.’ (WSJ)
  • What I Learned In Avalanche School. Ninety percent of human-avalanche encounters are triggered by humans, making humans the primary avalanche problem. Nature doesn’t kill people with avalanches. People kill people with avalanches… by taking an avalanche-safety course, we had statistically increased our chances of being killed in an avalanche. We were more likely to die now than we were at 8 a.m. (NYT) *David’s coach mentioned this article after telling him Mike is currently backcountry snowboarding*
  • Then I went down a rabbit hole: This story about the rescue at Cherry Bowl is amazing (Avalanche)
  • Orthorexia: an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food (Time)
  • Last week it was Dude With Sign and this week, Dog WIth Sign (Instagram)
  • I’m into this (Lainey Gossip)
  • Little Women’s Real Feminist Problem. Gerwig laid the story flat, cut it apart, and rearranged it; she added new sections and then turned the whole thing into a paper lantern—beautiful, unexpected, and glowing. She recognized what few filmmakers do when they approach a widely known story: Fans won’t countenance cutting major episodes, but they will happily see the story expanded in new directions. (The Atlantic)
  • Things I learned—good stuff (Design Mom) and (Twitter-Erin Ryan)
  • I did not get this memo so I am sticking with Meghan (because it’s the right way) (The Beaverton – via Ryan)
  • Seriously, if Halifax had a diner called All Day Baby, I’d be there Every Day Baby! (Oh Joy)
  • And may I introduce you to the breakfast board (Williams Sonoma):

Have a sweet weekend!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • 14 Morning Rituals (That Seem A Little Out There) But Will Totally Change Your Life (Thought Catalog)
  • January = Creating Healthy Eating Habits (Shutterbean)
  • The biggest excitement over the holiday was convincing my sister to try a new broccoli casserole recipe—a true Christmas miracle that tasted great! (Food52)
  • A Little Less Mid-Mod, A Little More #Grandmillenial. 21 Decade Trends That Are Simmering Down and The 21 Trends That Are Replacing Them (Style Me Pretty)
  • How lovely would this be as a gift to someone of a special song (Reign & Hail)
  • Just finished catching up on this show and now I am mad and sad on Ruth Wilson’s behalf… but I still love Pacey and how well Maura Tierney can wear an oversized dress shirt. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • And, have you watched this yet? (Los Angeles Times)
  • You had me at tacos but tater tots are the pièce de résistance (Candid Appetite)
  • 99 GOOD NEWS STORIES YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T HEAR ABOUT IN 2019—If we want to change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves. (Future Crunch)
  • Setting Intentions for 2020 Using a Vision Board—The difference between intentions and resolutions, and how this powerful tool can help you manifest what you desire (Medium)
  • And: How to Make a Vision Board That Works, for Real This Time (The New York Times)

It’s the first weekend of 2020. Hydrate and hygge.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

A ship isn’t built to stay safely tied to harbour. Go out into the sea—even when you’re not sure what you’ll find there.


  • The $100 billion reason not to return gifts this holiday season – 90% of products returned during the holidays won’t be resold—and some will end up in a landfill. (Fast Company)
  • Boxy, wide, with an unholy assemblage of zippers and giant pockets, the coat was not particularly stylish, but it was not not stylish. It kind of confused my eyes to look at it. What all of the women with Amazon coats are doing this winter (NYT)
  • And if you have no idea what coat we’re talking about (VOX)
  • The Decade the Internet Lost Its Joy – What began as cheerful anarchy was devoured by vulture capital and ruthless consolidation (Medium)
  • How Yoga Changes the Brain (Open Culture)
  • Netflix Reportedly Lost 1 Million Subscribers to Disney+ (Indiewire)
  • According to Google, searches for heroes — both superheroes and everyday heroes — soared around the world in 2019. (Google)
  • “I’m not travelling like this because I want everyone to do so, … I’m doing this to send a message that it is impossible to live sustainably today, and that needs to change.” – A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend. (The New Yorker)
  • The Miseducation of the American Boy – Why boys crack up at rape jokes, think having a girlfriend is “gay,” and still can’t cry—and why we need to give them new and better models of masculinity (The Atlantic)
  • How to Reflect More Meaningfully on the Past Year (Life Hacker)

It’s the last weekend of 2019 – time to up your cheese-quota with “see you next decade” comments.

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