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mid-week round-up

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Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe it is already March. Did the month come in like a lion where you’re at? I hope you have a great day, whatever you’re up to, and here are a few links to explore (or bookmark for later)…

Rachel Dolezal was exposed as a white woman who had deceived almost everyone she knew. Why did she do it?

15 beautiful illustrations perfectly capture how it feels to be in love.

As automation reduces the need for human labor, some Silicon Valley executives think
a universal income will be the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya.

Tucking this podcast away for a rainy day.

A go-to meal for any time of day — but especially yummy at breakfast.

Everyday carry with the Tom Bihn Side Effect. (I totally want one now!)

Related: 3 Ways to Pack Your Tom Bihn Synapse 19

A shirt for those who dream big and hustle hard.

Related: Don’t Hide Your Hustle: Katie KelseyLatasha

10 days along the border.

I’m considering starting a Whole 30 this month and this cookbook came highly recommended.

The enduring portrait of Myspace Tom, the Mona Lisa of profile pictures.

When a woman deletes a man’s comments online.
“It is no surprise to me that online debate has become the international sport of cis white men. Those who are least likely to be negatively impacted by the outcomes of discussions regarding the rights of marginalized people, who are driven by little more than ego and the risk of slight discomfort if society is made more equal, can gleefully jump from post to post, forum to forum, challenging the heartfelt pleas of those most at risk. “Well actuallys” are flung at those working for justice and equality like drive-bys of apathy. And those who are fighting for their lives are then forced to battle each challenger bearing advanced degrees in Google and entitlement in order to prevent the outright dismissal of their lived experience.”

Long-distance Uber & Lyft drivers’ crazy commutes, marathon days, and big paychecks.

P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — 10 Ways to Take a Time Out and Practice Self Care and I Stopped Paying Women Compliments On Their Appearance and Here’s What Happened.

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mid-week round-up

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Happy Wednesday, pals! What have you been up to? I didn’t end up taking the trip up to St. Pete (as I mentioned in last week’s round-up) due to a sick kitty. However, I tried to make the most of my weekend at home and yesterday we spent the late morning/afternoon at the beach. Oh, and Wink the cat is all better! He’s lucky he has such loving parents. ; ) Hope you have a great day and here are some entertaining links for you to peruse…

Do you think Kristen Wiig is accepting applications for best friend? Because I would submit one!

A yummy slow-cooker soup for an easy weeknight meal.

This candle would make your house smell like Summer in the dead of Winter.

Why you should do a lifestyle photo shoot in your house before you move out.

Chet’s been obsessed with Gordon Ramsay lately. Tempted to sign him up for this class!

Adding Someone Knows Something to my ever-growing list of podcasts I want to listen to.

Victoria Beckham writes a letter to her 18-year-old self.

Passions flare over memory of The Manhattan Project.

Border Angels is an amazing organization and supporting the thousands of refugees in Tijuana shelters is a worthy cause. Consider donating!

Stripped of their dignity.

Warning: Abortion’s deadly DIY past could soon become its future.

How much do we need Obamacare? Just take a sad tour of GoFundMe.

P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you might enjoy — Please read Suspicion Nation. and The Power of Self-Care.

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What’s going on this week, guys? I hope you’re enjoying the book-themed week here on the blog. It seems fitting, given all the rain we’ve been getting, I just want to curl up on the couch and read novel after novel. Are you reading anything good right now? Hope your day is great wherever you are, and below are a few reads of a different variety (back to all-things books tomorrow though!)…

Voyages: Visual journeys by 6 photographers.

10 New Orleans musts for under $10.

Stop taking pride in not knowing how to do basic shit.

This ballerina starts her day with a corn-dog as a PRE-breakfast. (#spiritanimal)

Confessions of workplace masturbators.

I’m saving this podcast for a rainy day…or road trip.

Female debaters everywhere feel ya Hillz!

How to decorate a large wall.

30-minute sheet pan potatoes and chicken sausage.

Investments that will save you money in the long run.

Hugo Lucitante’s tribe sent him into the outside world so he could return and save their village.

Typecast as a terrorist.

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Hey friends! Have you been watching the Olympics? I can’t get enough. And it’s not just all the TV coverage (Thank you NBC Sports App on the Roku!!!), it’s the 5 gajillion articles online that I just have to read each day. Sports journalism is somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine and wow does it ramp up during the Olympics. Needless to say, I’ve rounded up a few for you below. Have a great rest of your week, and enjoy the links…

The economics of some of the biggest sports at the Summer Games.

The dark and dangerous ways the banana became the world’s dominant fruit and why its future is at risk.

With every new year comes a kale or Greek yogurt.

How Bela and Martha Karolyi transformed U.S. women’s gymnastics.

Wouldn’t these Purple Power Bowls make a fantastic workday lunch?

The five piece French wardrobe.

What $100 can buy, state by state.

Women are winning medals because they’re incredible athletes. Period.

What are those spots on Michael Phelps’ back?

Now I wanna throw a rad, beach-y hot dog party!

Gary Vaynerchuk weighs in on Instagram Stories and the evolution of social platforms.

Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and the psychodrama behind the Beach Boy’s sun-streaked legacy.

P.S. Go check out The Finding Delight End of Summer Reboot!

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How’s everyone doing today? We spent the weekend and last couple days without internet but I’m happy to report that it has made a triumphant return. We joked that we were living in prairie times. Luckily we had DVD’s for entertainment and a library to schlep to in order to get some work done. It’s funny how reliant we become on this one little thing. I felt like a whiny child who got a toy taken away! Something to think about. I’ve always harbored a slight desire to institute a technology-free weekend once a month. Now I feel it’s a must! Could I even do it? Could you? Anywho, since we aren’t there yet, enjoy these links brought to you by TECHNOLOGY…

“I’m pro-life. And I’m voting for Hillary.

Great adult coloring books to take on-the-go!

I would love to hang this print in my living room.

Competition between women doesn’t need to have an agenda.

A protein-packed breakfast muffin recipe.

Why the Clinton America sees isn’t the Clinton colleagues know.

Twinning.

A menstruation investigation about bleeding on the job.

The case for more female cops.

The year I went off birth control, I had great sex, cried a lot, got angry, and split up with two different guys. Coincidence?

Who knew I would want this tectonic plates necklace so badly?!

Grape, feta and bacon salad with creamy dijon dressing. #yum

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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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What are you up to this week, friends? My mom is flying down to visit us on Saturday, and I can’t wait to show her around. I hope she’s ready for lots of tropical plants and Cuban food! I just finished the book “Me Before You.” Have you read it? Chet’s mom mailed it to me the other day (Thanks!) and once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. I’m looking forward to the movie! Hope you all have a wonderful day, and now check out these links…

A perfect cocktail for adult summer camp.

The female journalists on Hillary’s campaign trail.

How self-deprecation is taking over the internet.

For summertime travels.

Would you try The Pomodoro Technique?

How to make an origami corner heart bookmark.

If Hillary could go back in time to tell one person she’d been nominated for president…

An algorithm that unpacks the master rhymes in Hamilton.

Thoughts from a refugee camp.

Chicken, leek, and pea pasta bake.

How Hawaiian immersion schools saved the Hawaiian language.

9 contradictions to embrace for greater happiness.

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What are you up to this week? Our wedding invitations are starting to show up in folk’s mailboxes and I’ve been giddily checking our online RSVP’s with WAY too much frequency. We also booked our tickets to Lexington last night. I’m really excited that I’ll be in Kentucky so soon! I opted to fly in earlier then Chet (he has to teach a summer class) so I can take care of all the last minute planning…as well as drink daily Ale-8’s and buy copious amounts of my favorite treats from Good Foods Co-op. Hope you’re all doing well and have some fun plans for this week. In the mean time, here are a dozen links for you to peruse…

Surviving for a week on gifted gift cards.

I’m learning that swivel seats are a must for luxurious van dwelling. (I have weird interests.)

How freaking cute are these watermelon coasters?

Students learn about Julia Child’s impact on American culture.

Comedian replies to email scammers and here’s what happens.

Thoughts on heels.

A notorious prison escape artist discovers a new (legal) way to lift life sentences.

Don’t judge a house by its exterior.

A great dinner to cook up when you’re feeling lazy.

Dreamy family camping trip.

I heart Amy Poehler.

Ikea tips and must-buys.

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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.

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Welcome to another edition of the mid-week round-up! I hope everyone is faring well on this lovely Wednesday. Today, I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to the Western Kentucky University Forensics Team for their win at the National Forensics Association national tournament in both Lincoln-Douglas debate AND individual events. So proud to be a Hilltopper! #4’s up! STNJ! Now, onto the links…

Mexican Quinoa Salad looks like a really yummy, weeknight dinner.

Mary Kay’s empowering pyramid scheme.

Monica Lewinsky and the politics of heterosexuality in the 1990’s.

College dorms of yesteryear.

SUPER cute pregnancy announcement by Irish vloggers the Saccone-Joly’s.

10 printable Mother’s Day cards.

Attn: Lexington Catholic High School educators: Books for white teachers.

Just another reason I need a yard.

The wondrous survival of a 72-year-old woman lost for 9 days in the wilderness.

What women do when no one’s watching.

How soon until we photograph everything and look at nothing?

33 DIY projects in case you feel like makin’ and craftin’ this week.