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.
Hello again! It seems folks all over the country have been experiencing a cold snap these last few days so I hope you’re managing to stay warm and toasty. The lows in Miami were in the 50’s and it was amusing to watch the locals break out their parkas and beanies. That’s practically an arctic blast down here! In other news, Chet and I are headed to St. Pete tomorrow. I’m super stoked to see my sister, play a little shuffleboard, and enjoy the gulf-side of the state for a few days. Have you ever been to St. Petersburg, FL? Any recommendations? I’ll post what we’re up to over on my Instagram. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are a few links for you to peruse…
The tech inside this 19th century conveyance isn’t stuck in the 19th century.
This and a set of stencils seems like a fun recipe for a whole host of DIYs.
Making Oprah: The inside story of a TV revolution.
How adorable would it be to scatter these around a wedding reception venue?
Why is this painting so captivating?
I’m obsessed with Alessandra Olanow’s illustrations.
Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech.
How we found (and lost) the dream of Personal Rapid Transit.
A genius way to give back.
A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English.
Make college football great again by making it more like high-school debate.
There are as many names for french toast as ways to cook it.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you might enjoy — My Three Favorite Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes and The Big Business of College Sports.
So I had a link post ready to go up on Wednesday and totally forgot to publish it. I guess that’s what happens when you go on a little mid-week trip to Delray Beach. Whoops! Our friends Carrie and Ganer (who visited us last week in Miami) were on the second leg of their Florida vacay and graciously invited us for some extended fun at the beach. We jumped at the chance, and had so much fun eating tacos, lounging in the sand, and collecting seashells. Carrie is an extremely talented photographer (she’s shooting our wedding!!) and asked if Chet and I would like to do an evening couples shoot by the water. Ummm, YES PLEASE! Pictured above is a little preview. I can’t stop looking at them! Those colors!!! Go check out Carrie’s site —> Sur La Lune Photography —> she does INCREDIBLE work.
Anyways, I thought I’d go ahead and pop up these links for you (a couple days late), share a few photos, and get back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday. Have a great weekend!!!
How to travel 6 European countries in 9 days with 0 planes.
19 things you might not know were invented by women.
If every state had an official word, what would it be?
This documentary looks crazy-awesome and right in my wheelhouse.
On the ground with a Doctors Without Borders operation in South Sudan.
13 years old in the age of likes and lols.
Makes me want to flip a house.
Looks like the perfect spot for a Miami stay-cation!
What successful people do on Sunday nights.
And Sur La Lune on Instagram!
How’s your week faring? I got a dose of winter over the weekend during my quick trip up to Kentucky. There was snow on the ground when I woke up Sunday morning and snowed the whole way down to the Nashville Airport (where I was flying out from). I was worried my flight wouldn’t make it out! I so enjoyed getting to spend some time with the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team and loved catching up with friends. A piece of my heart is forever and always reserved for these folks and that team. I’m beyond blessed whenever I get the opportunity to go back and watch new generations speak their truths and their passions. Ok y’all, have a fantastic rest of your week, and before you go, enjoy a perusal of the links below…
Kiese Laymon reflects on Bill Cosby and sexual violence.
When studying religion makes you a liberal.
Hospital bags around the world.
A wedding photographer opens up about her own rehearsal dinner.
It’s not just Flint.
People of all ages influence linguistic change.
Rehearsal recordings and demos from Full the musical.
This couple transformed an old church bus into a beautiful RV.
The midwives of El Paso.
Behind the scenes at a prison beauty pageant in Brazil.
How to become a powerful communicator.
Peek inside the pantry of a registered dietitian.
P.S. In case you missed it, check out my thoughts on saying “you’re welcome” and a new addition to my capsule wardrobe.
(Bill Cosby and sexual violence article via Adam. Photo shared with me by my dear friend Corn.)
Hi friends! Got any big plans as the count down to Christmas begins? Chet and I are leaving for Louisiana tomorrow morning, and I’m feeling like I have a million things to do today in preparation. (Getting actual work done the day before a vacation is so hard, isn’t it?) We’re excited for some cooler weather, chilling with friends and family, a million po-boys, and maybe the chance to explore Avery Island. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week, and in the mean time here are some links for you to peruse…
Thinking I should get a pair of these and just really lean in to this whole working from home gig. (I would never take them off!)
The AP Stylebook thinks climate change deniers are giving actual skeptics a bad name.
Santa, if you please!
Russians still aren’t sure about the last czars.
How to dress ethically from head to toe.
Christmas Gwynnie! (Made me LOL IRL)
I need to give this Cuban Black Beans crock-pot recipe a try soon.
Need to fill some stockings?
If you’re living that tiny kitchen life, this one item could go a long way towards making your life a little easier. (And it’s under twenty bucks!)
Well, this article is the culmination of sev-uh-rahl of my interests.
And another funny riff on Christmas gifts for rich people! Love you, Deadspin!
What I wouldn’t give to open an envelope and be greeted with this card.