meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Read on friends.


Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Read on friends.


  • New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster (The Guardian)
  • Barefoot in Quarantine. Ina Garten has served up comfort and cocktails for decades. We need that more than ever. (The Cut)
  • Parental control schemes for the parent on the remote-schooling brink (Google Doc)
  • My amazing neighbour Cindy made a version of these and they were so good (Food52)
  • We are approaching hibernation season – I wish I hadn’t already watched half of these (A Cup Of Jo)
  • And, (SPOILER), we finished The Good Place… It was sad, I am sad – The Good Place: was this the most devastating TV finale ever? (The Guardian)
  • 31 Spooky Movies to Get You in the Mood for Halloween 👻 (The Every Girl)
  • And this one:
  • Me. (The Onion)
  • Now that ~90% of you have joined me in the work-from-home lifestyle, may I take the time to remind you of last year’s post: Ugg Life
  • I need a book to read – anyone have a good one I can borrow?

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: hunker down, it’s fall.


  • Mailing Letters Under The Sea (swissmiss)
  • And speaking of post offices, I learned all about the one at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on this episode of 99% Invisible.
  • Even in the blissful bubble, I worry about this all day every day. Actually, every fall I worry about this but this year even more: How We Survive the Winter (The Atlantic)
  • Cozy up with OSTRICHPILLOW’s Huggable Heat bag (design\milk)
  • Entertaining for the whole family (Interesting Engineering)
  • “The prominent slave owner never publicly recognized the offspring of he and one of his slave romances but allowed him to serve in the house” is really “The rich human trafficker raped his female hostage and then held their son hostage as well at the death camp he owned” (Kottke)
  • The life-changing magic of rich people’s stuff (The Guardian)
  • Her story, how it’s published. Wow. (Humans of New York via Jill, my amazing sister who contributed this and so much more to my life)
  • Working out without putting their hair up… and 29 other Unrealistic Things About Women Shown In Movies (Bored Panda)
  • This is parenting burnout, pandemic style – You are not failing. Society is. (NYT)
  • Did you watch The Social Dilemma? The more I think about it, the more I hate it. Especially after reading this. (Slate)
  • 100 Days Of Summer is over. I will work on delivering my final report card next week but any guesses on how many I accomplished? (Hint, it’s not 100)

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Smucker’s is in a Jam (via Amanda): The comments are amazing: I swear every time I hear marketing/HR people talk like this I wanna drive off a cliff

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: read on.


  • “While some may prefer to be overcareful, we may prefer to be under-careful,… It’s about being free and finding yourself. If a child falls from a tree and breaks an arm, that might not be ideal, but it can serve a larger purpose. A children’s program featuring naked adults might be taking the Danish approach to the extreme, she admitted. But the Danish way of dealing with easing children’s anxieties over body issues is “to expose them” to naked bodies. (NYT)
  • Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation – I often type “k” when asked to do something, which makes my co-worker uncomfortable – I mean no harm (NPR) *Shout out to Binghamton
  • Maya Gabeira got whipped into an absolute mind-blowingly large wave at Nazaré, setting the Guinness Record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman at 73.5 ft (YouTube)
  • Math Problems for Fall, 2020: This 8:30 a.m. class has twenty-four students. Yesterday, twelve of you were still asleep when class began. Five of you minimized the Zoom call so that you could play Animal Crossing. One of you joined the call and then obviously fell back asleep. What percentage of the class noticed that I was still in my pyjamas and also drinking wine? (The New Yorker)
  • WHO is offering a free Basic microbiology course if you’re interested.
  • I love eating out. (NYT)
  • Maybe if I tried hard in the kitchen, things would not feel so grim (Love and Lemons)
  • How To Be At Home (NFB via Amanda)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: enjoy.


  • Problem solved: Students Without Internet Access To Attend Remotely By Peering Through Home Window Of Wealthier Classmate (The Onion)
  • Naomi Osaka Received A Surprise Message From The Families Of Trayvon Martin And Ahmaud Arbery (Elle)
  • Land Ark RVs. Yes, please.
  • David’s grandmother worked with him on math in the Spring and it was a huge help so I agree. However, if we go back to online learning – I hope teachers get online daily and teach math and science rather than send a few Youtube videos and hope that both the kids and parents can independently navigate the new math. (The Atlantic)
  • The balloon baby killed me (BuzzFeed)
  • SHOOT FOR THE MOON!
    EVEN IF YOU MISS, YOU’LL MAYBE LAND
    IN NEW ZEALAND!
    Middle School Hallway Posters For The 2020-2021 School Year (McSweeney’s)
  • Can’t stop watching (Instagram)
  • Business is blooming (The Desing Files)
  • How Tracey Deer Processed Her Trauma & Made The Best Coming-Of-Age Movie At TIFF = Beans (Refinery 29)

Until we meet again, xo

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