What’s up, buttercups? I haven’t been feeling too well the last couple of days. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m sick, (I NEVER get sick..so THERE!) but allergies and hormones are kicking my ass. Hopefully on the mend soon! Also, we finished the second season of Master of None. Have you seen it yet? SO. GOOD. (I loved the Thanksgiving episode especially.) I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and here are a few links to celebrate the mid-week…
How 3 fan favorites from The Real World are nailing the actual real world.
How the Swachh Bharat Mission is heading for failure.
I can’t wait to see this movie! (Have you read the book? It’s one of my favorite memoirs ever!!)
Related: 6 Beach Read Recommendations
How communal singing disappeared from American life (and why we should bring it back!).
Pregnant at 18. Hailed by abortion foes. Punished by christian school.
Forget adult coloring. What about adult PERLER BEADS?
Getting to know a father who has spent the past 30 years behind bars.
Donald Trump allegedly believes that exercise is bad because the body has a finite store of energy (exactly the logic used to warn 19th century women off education).
Made me laugh…because #FACT.
How a true-crime podcast became a mental-health support group.
Related: 6 True-Crime Documentaries For Your Inner Detective
My first shipment from Le Tote is scheduled to arrive today!! So pumped.
Hoarder? Splasher? Understanding your financial psychology could save you money.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may love — How to Eliminate Decision Fatigue and Get More Done and Corita Kent: In the Beginning was the Word.
Hi y’all! Hope everyone impacted by Winter Storm Jonas enjoyed their snow days. We had a picnic lunch by the ocean on Saturday and I enjoyed snapping pictures to send to my home-bound snow bunnies up north. Heehee! A sun-spotted sea captain warned me that I could still get sun-burned in “this cold weather.” (It was 70 degrees.) Noted, sir. This week I’m enjoying working with the sliding door in my bedroom wide open and re-watching the first season of Downton Abbey in the evenings (I’ve finally convinced Chet to watch it!). Have a lovely rest of your week, and here are a dozen things for you to click on if you so desire…
Have more Disney princesses than Ariel had their voices stolen?
Mass incarceration has created “million dollar blocks” in poor neighborhoods.
This Indian village welcomes the birth of baby girls in a beautiful (and smart) way.
A Jewish transgender man embraces life as a single father.
The ladies of So You Think You Can Dance – Season 12 are as fierce as ever.
This face mask sounds amazing!
Very clever tiny house design.
What do you think about this Making a Murderer theory?
I’m definitely guilty of taking a stealth vacation or two.
A few sites to see on the drive from Miami to Naples.
The birth of the Academy Awards.
Britney Spears is all of us. #SpiritAnimal
P.S. If you’re looking for a page-turner, I recently finished The Girl on the Train! So fast paced and gripping!
P.P.S. ICYMI – Baby Animals! Easy DIY on a Dollar Tree budget!
I don’t know about you but I’m a get in my comfies as soon as I get home from work type of gal. Especially in the winter, there’s something so cozy about standing at the stove fixing your dinner in a pair of pj pants. I have a few well-loved flannel numbers that I crack out when the days turn dark before 6pm. But, if you share my love of jammies and also enjoy doing some good with your dollars, I’ve got just the lounge-wear for you–Punjammies. These lovely pajamas are created by women in India who wish to remain free from sex-slavery. The idea was sparked by International Princess Project as a way to offer an alternative occupation to the women physically, emotionally and economically enslaved in the brothels in India’s red light districts. Inspired by the fabric of traditional Indian saris, IPP hatched their plan. Now, over 150 women in three sewing centers are gaining confidence from their craftsmanship and new profession. Getting in THESE comfies at the end of a long day means a fair wage and a fresh start for a woman who has broken free.
And if you need proof that this sort of organization is not just feel-good consumerism but can work to help end more far-reaching, systemic problems of poverty, violence, and gender inequity; check out this article by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn. I read it years ago and it remains a powerful reminder of the ability to create change by, at long last, placing your bets on the women in the room.