What are you up to this week? We actually started a Whole 30 on Monday. Have you ever done one? Any tips?? We seem to be right on track with the timeline of symptoms for completely cutting out sugar. Days 2-3 are known as The Hangover phase and “many Whole30ers report headaches, fatigue, and general malaise.” Haha, noted. Hope you have a good one, and eat a baked good for me! Now, on to the links…
A solar eclipse is coming to America (Aug 21!). Here’s what you’ll see where you live.
New neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy.
Downton Abbey movie is in the works!!! (In case you’re wondering what Lady Mary is up to.)
Related: For the love of DOWNTON!
Every year, the sky “rains fish.” Explanations vary.
Do emoji have grammar?
This title made me laugh.
Armed with science (and snark), a gynecologist takes on Trump, Goop, and all manner of bizarre health trends.
Applying lessons from cholera to the opioid crisis.
Inside New York City’s housing crisis.
This food bank goes beyond the pantry and invests in the local community.
Love crafting but hate shopping for supplies? Check out this subscription service.
Related: DIY: Paper flowers on canvas with Home Made Luxe.
State-sanctioned efforts to keep the incarcerated from reproducing began in the early 20th century and continue today.
P.S. Here are a few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Restaurants Are Not Food Culture and 100 Abandoned Houses.
Howdy folks! I hope everyone is having a wonderful and restful holiday season!!! Things were getting crazy busy around these parts (I worked a TON during the lead up to Dec. 25th) but after a lovely first Christmas as married folk they’ve started to level off. Phew! On Christmas Eve we stayed up late eating pigs-in-blankets and watching Home Alone (a new tradition if I have anything to say about it!). Then, on Christmas morning we slept in (bliss!), had cinnamon rolls and coffee while we opened presents, and proceeded to straight CHILL all day! Chet and our families spoiled me with so many lovely presents. (Including Alexa!) While we certainly would have preferred to make it home to Kentucky or Louisiana, we still managed to have a pretty perfect day just the two of us. Now, on to the next holiday! Do you have any fun plans for New Year’s Eve?
This book, about a little known interlude in Picasso’s life, looks right up my street.
6 ideas about what to do with your wedding photos. (I made a photo-book for my mom for Christmas and she loved it!)
In case you were wondering what Charlotte Church has been up to.
Duck Dynasty vs. Modern Family: 50 maps of the U.S. cultural divide.
Why straight rural men have gay “bud-sex” with each other.
How Miss Cleo went from joke to legend.
What chefs buy at Trader Joe’s.
2016: The worst year ever, until next year.
Everything is off the beaten track on the world’s most remote inhabited island.
Made me laugh.
Trump’s face photo-shopped on the Queen is an image I can now never unsee.
How cute are these Happy & Nuri stickers???
P.S. On the hunt for the comfiest bra and a movie recommendation.
Happy Wednesday! I landed in Lexington yesterday afternoon and am excited to get to work on all the final wedding preparations. So much to do! Before I left Miami, Chet (who will be flying in next week) surprised me with a new camera. I absolutely love it!!! I am the luckiest girl alive! I hope everyone has a great Wednesday, and now onto the links…
How to capsule your beauty products.
The cutest planter.
These teas sound AMAZING!
The long-term risks of early puberty.
Craigslist Confessional: Stealing office supplies to support family.
What we can learn from an Indonesian ethnicity that recognizes 5 genders.
I loved these books as a kid (especially the prairie one, obvi).
The serendipitous joys of traveling solo.
What to read once you’ve finished the latest season of OITNB.
Aziz Ansari on Trump.
America’s best little beach towns.
This is a long one but I HIGHLY recommend checking it out if you’ve got some spare time. It’s extremely eye-opening.