What are you up to this week? I’ve been super engrossed in the podcast Up and Vanished. Have you listened to it? Gotta love a program that makes you excited to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen after dinner each night. Great reason to pop in the headphones! Chet has even started listening on his commute and during evening exercise. (I wish he’d catch up to where I am! I hate having to be mindful of spoilers!!) Hope you have a magnificent day, and here are a few things I think you’ll love…
Such a pretty dress for a Spring-time occasion.
Related: 50 piece all-season capsule wardrobe.
10 fascinating death facts from the Victorian era.
“When a person initially died, so began the mourning process. Curtains were immediately drawn, clocks were stopped at the time of death and mirrors were covered because of the superstition that the spirit of the deceased could become trapped in the reflective glass.”
The secret plan for the days after Queen Elizabeth’s death.
Alison Wright on how her “Americans” character became a hit.
Would you try a bubbling clay mask?
The reality show no one was watching.
How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information as an adult.
The newest Sesame Street muppet has autism.
Related: A boy and his phone.
A playful stamp set for hand-made cards.
Do or Don’t: First looks.
Happy MY birthday to all of YOU! I have a ton to do today to get ready for our trip to Louisiana (!!!), but I thought I’d pop on to do a quick mid-week round-up. Posting will probably be sporadic or non-existent for the next few days as we have a lot to cram into our short trip. Never fear! I’ll be back soon with pictures and lots of great, new content.
I love you guys! Thanks for hanging out in my corner of the internet. I’m incredibly grateful for your support. (And if you’re new here, welcome!) I’m a year older, a year wiser, and so excited to embark on my next journey ’round the sun. xoxo
Nicholas Kristof live tweets the second presidential debate.
What can you learn about someone from seeing their bedroom?
Inside the New York Public Library’s last, secret apartments.
Kate Middleton’s expressive face is the main reason I love her.
The mystery of 1,000 missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.
These earrings would make a pretty and feminine addition to a Fall wardrobe.
Hating Kim Kardashian is the most boring thing you can do.
Arranged marriages in the 1800’s.
The ballerinas who burned to death.
The most influential reality show in TV history. (I’ve been saying it for years!)
Public speaking hacks for scientists!
Germany reunified 26 years ago, but some divisions are still strong.
Hi friends! What’s going on in your world this week? Chet and I are putting plans in place for an October trip to Louisiana. (Remember this? We’re hoping to hit up Festivals Acadiens again. Mmmmm, crawfish potatoes!) Hope your day is spectacular, and if you’re in an internet-y mood, here are 12 links to keep you clicking…
Customs that are totally normal in some countries, but weird everywhere else.
The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college.
Re-tracing a rail adventure across half the continent to Haight-Ashbury.
Archaeologists are discovering how fugitive slaves kept their freedom deep in the swamps.
Why do tourists visit ancient ruins everywhere except the United States?
Stacy London on ageing and style.
Extreme hunger is tearing apart Venezuela.
Mother Teresa: Martyr or Myth?
Ann M. Martin talks The Babysitters Club and rebooting another children’s series.
Why doesn’t Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s show nannies?
The consequences of monetizing your bliss.
So, this is going down in Lexington.
What have you guys been up to? Last Friday was Chet’s birthday, and we went to the Miami Pen Show. (We ended up with a few new pens and notebooks in our possession.) We also had beers by the pool and an evening treat of fro-yo. If you’re in the mood to peruse the internet, here are a few interesting links I’ve come across…
Amp up your popcorn game with these creative toppings.
Many migrants traverse the world’s most dangerous jungle in a desperate attempt to reach U.S. soil.
Take heart, Hillary. Before you, Victoria Woodhull was labeled as the original lying, manhating, one-percenter running for President!
“That time I was on a reality show…”
Am I the only one who thinks this packing gadget is kinda genius?
The American who accidentally became a Chinese movie star.
A fish so coveted people have smuggled, kidnapped, and killed for it.
Well, this is awkward.
A photography project protests hateful, anti-woman rhetoric at the RNC. (NSFW)
Interesting podcast uncovering the different ways colleges use their funds.
Good design and presidential politics don’t often meet.
Donald Trump’s ghostwriter tells all.
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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.”
What are you up to this week, buttercups? I’m over a week into Yoga with Adriene 30 Days of Yoga and LOVING it. A daily, at-home yoga practice is a great excuse to quiet your mind and have some “you-time”. Hopefully you guys had a nice long weekend and are feeling inspired today. Have a wonderful week, do good things, and here are some posts for you to enjoy…
I can’t wait to go back to the aquarium once this is built.
The invisible work of female farmers.
Swooning over these floral business cards.
Your daily dose of grammar knowledge.
Would some crafty little elf please make this for me?
Sriracha egg salad.
This budget friendly photo DIY would make a great wedding present.
Who wants to go?
The real cost of entertainment for The Biggest Loser.
SNL takes on gentrification and it is hilarious.
LOVE the bathroom in this tiny home.
P.S. How to build a light-box and BOOKS!