Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and brought in 2018 with a bang. As exciting as the holiday season has been (the presents! the food! the christmas movies! the decor!), I’m feeling ready to return to routines … AND start new ones. How ’bout you? Hope you all have a wonderful day, and now let’s get back to one of my FAVORITE routines…my mid-week round-up!!!
This is what it’s like to have your period in a refugee camp.
How blackboards transformed American education.
After reading this book I now want to binge watch this and this.
The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal.
The mystery of who stole one of the world’s finest champagnes — and where it ended up.
Pilots reveal 16 nuances that keep your flight safe.
Related: Air Travel Tips & Tricks
Vinny was always my favorite.
50 questions to help you reflect, appreciate, and get excited for 2018.
The Habit Calendar features monthly themes to help you unlock your passions and form positive habits.
A judicial pact to cut court costs for the poor.
Where are all the nannies on Instagram?
Can surgical patients feel pain under anesthesia?
P.S. From the Finding Delight archives — Shirley and Ogling on Instagram and Irresistible Me Review.
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.
I hope everyone is having a great week! Did you do anything fun over the weekend? On Saturday, Chet and I went to Arcade Odyssey and Tropical Park! I like the older games at the arcade–pinball, Tapper, Burger Time. We had never been to Tropical Park before, but as with all the parks we’ve encountered in Miami it was well maintained and lots of fun. I hope all the Mamas out there enjoyed their special day on Sunday! Now, let’s talk links! There’s a lot of long-form this week so grab a cup of tea and get comfortable…
I will literally read any article written about Mt. Everest.
A fascinating look at these famous sisters. (I had no idea about most of these details!)
bell hooks on Beyonce’s Lemonade.
If you’ve seen the FX drama The Americans then you’ll love this article.
My favorite beauty blogger/YouTuber opens up about her 9 to 5.
Star Wars and Civil War medicine.
What to watch on Netflix this month.
Is Britney Spears ready to stand on her own?
A super easy weeknight dinner. (I made them the other night and they were delish!)
Monica Lewinsky turns her dark time into a force for good.
The right and wrong way to load a dishwasher.
What’s everyone up to this week? I’ve gotten back on the wedding planning wagon and am looking forward to a few purchases that should be arriving in the mail soon, including another wedding dress and 18 feet of bunting. We also scored a guestbook and a whole bunch of chalkboard signs for SUPER cheap at an office supply store that’s going out of business. Now I’ve just gotta get the invitations printed and I’ll feel proper on top of things. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are some little internet gems that I thought you might like…
Healers who prioritize compassion face challenges in our medical culture.
Yoga for wine lovers.
People in Shakespeare’s England were also obsessed with food.
An exploration of syndromes that are unique to particular cultures…like magical penis theft.
The relics lingering inside America’s great national treasures.
10 Trader Joe’s beauty products you have to try.
A tiny detail lost since hunter-gatherer times and how to rediscover it.
This looks like one of those rare cases of movie better than the book. (I can’t wait to see it!)
The Arctic suicides.
Ugh, too relatable.
Has the internet changed everything?
Decorating a rental on a budget.
What are you up to this week, loves? Chet and I are back in Miami after a wonderful few days in Gainesville, FL with the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team. We were able to spend some time with dear friends, watch amazing and intelligent performances, and attend a super lively awards ceremony where the team was named NATIONAL RUNNER’S UP!!! Huge congratulations to the nicest group of college students I’ve ever met…you blew me away every step of the way. ❤ Dear people not involved in speech & debate, if you ever get the opportunity to attend and observe a national tournament, DO IT! You will be moved and challenged in ways you never thought possible. Sending a hug to everyone on this Wednesday, and here are some links for you to click and ENJOY…
This van dweller offers a peek into his minimalist life.
Whoopi Goldberg says it’s high time we do something about menstrual cramps.
Made me giggle.
“We hear a lot about how social media lets us present our glossy, perfect selves, but use social media enough and it will put you directly in touch with your own mistakes.”
Applauding Amelia Earhart’s adventurous spirit and style.
Late sleepers are made to feel like losers.
The superior social skills of bilingual individuals.
These beach towels are gorgeous works of art.
Biology student by day, writer of Wikipedia articles about lady scientists by night!
Transylvania’s underground amusement park.
A quiche to keep your brunch game strong.
Time-saving tips for busy folks.
What are you up to this week? I arrived back in Miami on Monday evening after a few days at Western Kentucky University with the Forensics Team. They are preparing for two upcoming national tournaments and I was so excited to be a small part of their preparations. Such a talented, intelligent and passionate team! Lucky for me, the first national tournament is coming up this weekend in Gainesville, FL. So, Chet and I are headed up this Friday. He’s never been to a national tournament on the college level so I’m excited for his experience. Especially because collegiate speech and debate was (and forever will be) such a big part of my life. Can’t wait! Until then, let’s check out some links…
The making of Meryl’s first Oscar.
8 different households were given $100 to spend on groceries. Here’s what they bought.
90-year-old woman foregoes cancer treatment to take the trip of a lifetime.
Why are women still getting Toxic Shock Syndrome?
One of America’s first female celebrities.
All 50 states re-imagined as food puns.
The criminalization of black girls in schools.
A simple formula to make the most of your next grocery trip.
A week in Boston on a $14,000 salary.
In defense of budget-friendly wedding dresses.
Photographer documents a Chinatown family.
Sombreros over the South.
Wednesday again! What are y’all up to? Chet and I got dressed up and went to The Frost Museum on Saturday night for the opening of the Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibit. It’s always fun to have a reason to get cute AND geek out simultaneously. Haha! The book was open to the “To be or not to be” page of Hamlet which was definitely a nice choice. There’s just something so wrong about a book behind glass though. I wanted to flick through it so bad! Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel all that history at your finger-tips? I’m headed to Bowling Green, KY on Friday and I’m looking forward to giving some friends a squeeze. But what should I pack?! Half a year in Miami and I’ve already forgotten how to Winter. In the name of packing procrastination, let’s wander around the internet…
Bill Maher, Charlie Sheen, and modern day snake oil.
Why are men missing from the Zika Virus warnings?
A video game that mixes animation and magical realism to tell the story of a family’s profound loss.
A rape case which highlights differences in legal cultures and the colonial dynamic in the nineteenth century.
Broadly documents the fight to end revenge porn.
Leslie Knope + Ann Perkins = BFF
A yummy Valentine’s treat.
Thoughts on Gilmore Girls.
Remy Charlip and the problems of dance notation.
Financial advisor for millennials.
I totally want to stay at this Icelandic hostel.
Lessons from the longest study on happiness.
How’s your week going, friends? I can’t believe it’s February! I’m sure all you folks further North were pleased as punch that Punxatawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. Early Spring! Hope you all have a most wonderful day, and here are a few links in case you’re in a web-wandering mood…
In an interview with Tori Spelling, Lena Dunham captures the essence of my love for so many reality TV notables.
Discover the world through the eyes of some of the most well-traveled and talented photographers out there.
A reaction to the liberal backlash against Hillary.
Mid-Century Modern swoon.
Looking forward to this new documentary about the counter-culture icon Janis Joplin.
The 20 minute surgery that cured a prince’s deafness.
I would love if someone design-inclined gifted me a Matrimonial Map for my wedding.
A new series offering an insider’s peek into the last taboo facing modern working women–money.
Short answers to hard questions about Zika Virus.
A book by my favorite MTV VJ!
The science of “Little House on the Prairie” aka “hi, I’m switching career paths immediately because this is all I want to do with my life now kthanxbaiiii.”