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The new (to me) moisturizer I swear by…

I was recently sent a tube of Yu-Be moisturizing skin cream. I’d never heard of the brand before but because I had a few super dry patches of skin plaguing my hands I was eager to try it out. And now I’m totally in love!

I love that, unlike petroleum based skincare products, Yu-Be’s highly concentrated glycerin formula isn’t greasy. It just soaks right into the skin! It’s also enriched with Vitamin E and B2 to nourish and repair. The formula was thought up by Japanese pharmacist, Yoshikiyo Nowatari, in 1957 and according to Yu-Be’s website, has been Japan’s soft skin secret ever since!

Now that I know how well the skin cream works, I want to try their whole range.

Oh, and if you know me and my obsession with Himalayan mountaineering at all, you’ll know THIS little nugget sealed the deal to make me a life long fan…

“Mountain climber and explorer, Sumiyo Tsuzuki, became the first Japanese woman to ever summit Mt. Everest from the difficult Tibet side in 1998. Wearing a 1.25oz. tube, taped to a shoelace around her neck, she overcame the extreme winds and sub-zero temperatures with the help of her trusted, Yu-Be Skin Cream.” 

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I’m obsessed. 

P.S. You can find this and a lot of other products I love on the…*wait for it*…Products I Love page.

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On the rooftop of the world.

into thin air

I have a confession to make. For several years, I’ve harbored the weirdest obsession…Mt Everest. I will literally read, watch, or listen to ANYTHING I can get my hands on about this mountain and people’s attempts to summit it. The Discovery Channel show Everest: Beyond the Limit is totally a top 10 TV moment for me. (And I’m like the QUEEN of obscure reality TV programming.) I’ll also venture down the rabbit hole about other Himalayan peaks and press play on a documentary about K2 faster than you can say “acclimatization.” I even OWN an anthropology textbook about sherpas. What is my life?

This is all to say that I can’t believe it took me so long to read Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air! I’ve read a lot of articles and seen multiple documentaries about the tragic 1996 Everest climbing season but this book was a fascinating, in-depth look at the chain of unfortunate events that occurred.

I finished it yesterday and then proceeded to get lost in a web of Wikipedia and news articles from the late 90’s.

The obsession continues, you guys.

P.S. This movie is also about what went down in ’96.

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mid-week round-up

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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.

Freezer meals!

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.

mid-week round-up

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The Queen has arrived with this week’s Finding Delight mid-week links round-up! For those who don’t know, I’m Adam, and publishing this post in memoriam of Finding Delight’s editor-in-chief. (JK she’s still alive). Full disclosure — I’ve waited a year to guest post on Finding Delight, a feat that has been delayed solely by way of my own laziness and HGTV. But since this go-get-em blog is celebrating its 1 year anniversary(!), I’m taking the opportunity to give lazy Beth a posting break.

Below, please find links to a few of the things that have given me pause for thought over the past few days:

This Kylie Jenner birthday post definitely gave me pause for thought.

You just you simply must go see this documentary: Ballet 422.

Speaking of movies, did you catch Cinderella at the theater this weekend? I bet you didn’t know the original Cinderella’s more complicated backstory, aside from her scrubby clothes.

This song rocks.

Did you know poop will be the ruin of Mt. Everest?

Please read this long read: “My Saga, Part 2: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Passage through America.” And read the beautiful Part 1 via last week’s mid-week round-up. (Also note: Part 1 sharing credit should have been directed to this post’s author. Note to editors: I’ve note-ified my agent of the oversight. Final note: Noter and out.)

Are you in your PJs? Need a hard cry? Watch this less than 3 minute video produced by The Man.

Ashely Judd: This wildcat womyn is maybe my spirit animal.

KALE!

Check out this newsletter — I’m its managing editor.

Follow me on Twitter. And on Instagram if ya nasty.

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And just because I can-can, here’s a Beyoncé music video you’re required to watch. Under Beyoncé law, of which we are all, you are indeed required to view/pray with this video before continuing your day.

…I’ll wait…

Bless you.

And that’s all you get this week! In all seriousness, congratulations on year 1 of new delights found, Beth. This blog rocks and has forever changed the way I think about soup broths and Gwyneth Paltrow—at the same time. To everyone else, please share this post at your heart’s delight.

(photo by Thibault Montamat)