Eid Mubarak to our Muslim readers! What are you doing this weekend? My dad is visiting Brooklyn, so I’m taking my day off to hang out with him. We plan to walk around the neighborhood and prepare a seafood dinner. Hope you have a good one and here are some fun links from around the internet …
Lots of readers asked for our book recommendations at one point, so here you are! (There is a “Books” tab at the top right of our homepage.) We will add more to it.
There’s a perfect number of days to work from home and it’s two. (The Atlantic.)
My spring nail polish.
People share what is common in their country and not in others. “There is a tradition in Argentina where, when a lost child is found on the beach, an adult picks them up on their shoulders and walks up and down the coast, clapping their hands. People on the beach will also clap with them to make it easier for parents to find their child. “
Life in Looks is a fun series – this is Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek.
Where do you fall on the Pantone Pee Chart?
A unique chance to start over. (The Atlantic.)
“The dish I bring to every potluck.”
Meet America’s newest chess master: 10 year old Tanitoluwa Adewumi!
Fun news: Winc, the wine subscription service, is offering new customers free shipping for 4 bottles for $ 29.95. We love their Sauvignon Blanc. (Discount is automatically applied at checkout.)
Plus, three reader comments:
Says GE when did you know it was love: “When? Exactly this year. Alone during the lockdown. Somewhere in the middle of this mess, at the ripe old age of 39, I fell in love … with myself. “
S says when did you know it was love: “I saw my husband across the room at a party and I knew for sure that I had only felt once before – when I met my dog. My husband doesn’t like this comparison, but my two experiences with love at first sight really worked for me. “
Says Ellen to 12 reader reviews, “I’ve never felt more alive than I did a few years ago when I started skipping. I’m not a runner and running is good, but I wanted a little more cardio. Here’s what works for me: cardio clothing, an upbeat playlist, a shallow open space (like a parking lot), and a willingness to skip. I get questioning looks and lots of smiles – it’s really liberating. And as an added bonus, I’m over 50 and it doesn’t hurt my knees. “
(Photo by Melissa Male.)
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