Thursday Tidbits 10/23/2014

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Larry King tweeting random thoughts at 2am is hilarious.

Su-per interesting. “And so the woman who calls another woman basic ends up implicitly endorsing two things she probably wouldn’t sign up for if they were spelled out for her: a male hierarchy of culture, and the belief that the self is an essentially surface-level formation.” What do you really mean by “basic bitch”?

Check out this awesome video of night skiing with LED ski suits.

You didn’t realize you needed to read this. 7 wines to pair with your favorite Halloween candy.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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On Resolutions & Getting It All Terribly, Hilariously Wrong

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Three years ago, my New Year’s Resolution was to become a more interesting person.

I wish I were kidding.

I wanted to go places I had never been, meet people I had never met, and do things I never could have imagined. I wanted my life to be vast and incredible and unavoidable. I wanted to have stories for my children about grand adventures and faraway places with just the tiniest, most charming bit of danger. (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 10/16/2014

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Children vs tasting menus. This is extraordinary – kids have so many words.

And there’s also a Dutch biker gang fighting ISIS in case you were wondering, “who’s got that whole thing under control?”

How Millennials are Reshaping Charity and Online Giving.

12 ways to get a free education because paying for things is ridiculous.

But I mean, most importantly, the first lady saying the word “turnip.”

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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21 Lessons I Learned In 21 Years

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Today marks the beginning of my 21st year of life.

I’ve spent most of that time learning and getting it wrong and figuring it out and learning again.

Some lessons were easy, some lessons were not. Here’s the basic gist:

1. The “urban tribe” is BS. You’re not alone if you’re living on your own instead of with a group of quirky best friends who do nothing but hang out and get into trouble together. You will have friends all over the darn place, and that’s the beauty of this whole thing. Don’t think you need to build your life around sitcoms.

2. The second week home is hard. The second week after you come home from traveling will always feel lonely. Your brain is saturated and your heart is so full it feels like it’s breaking. People stop asking about it and everything will go back to normal — but, for a while, that will feel terrible. That’s okay. It’s worth it.

3. Say “yes” and figure it out later. I love the e e cummings poem, “yes is the only living thing” because it’s true. Try things you aren’t quite prepared for or feel too young for. Say yes to an opportunity that feels too big for you. You might end up thoroughly overwhelmed, but just say yes, put on your big-girl pants, pretend like you know what you’re doing, and figure it out. (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 10/9/14

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HUGE Happy Birthday to Papa Sampson, the fella up there with the killer sunglasses. Triathlete and selfie connoisseur, he keeps it 100 and inspires me every day. I love you!

This is very real – definitely something I’m working on. What If Having An Extraordinary Life Isn’t The Point? ”Taking a summer to build wells in Africa is, for some, a genuine calling. But so is fixing a neighbor’s plumbing, feeding one’s family and sharing in the burdens and joys of a local church. Sometimes, the best way to change the world is to live extraordinarily in what looks like an ordinary existence—to radically love and serve those around us every day, no matter where we are.”

I’m eating a smashed chickpea and avocado salad sandwich right now and it is delicious. DE-licious.

Learning to Measure Time in Love and Loss. Beautiful words about jail, Paris, and cereal.

I have been listening to the new Jon Bellion album on repeat, and you can download it for free right now on his website. That is a beautiful thing.

Why Men Have Horrible Memories. While it’s a bit of a generalization, it’s an interesting thing to look at. It’s all about how we are spoken to as children.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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Thursday Tidbits 10/2/2014

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{image via Williams Sonoma because waffles are only a couple of weeks away.}

Watch people try Jewish foods for the first time.

Watching 3-year-olds fight about the weather is pretty close to perfect.

Scientists just invented a real life invisibility cloak, which is pretty much nuts.

Real life Dwight & Jim.

While climate change is serious business, I would love to see these Back Bay canals happen. Cool things are going on in Boston.

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What I Learned From 10K Training: Tips & Tricks From a Reluctant Runner

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I’m less than one week out from my first 10K (crossing something off of my 15 Before 30 list), which is a hilarious sentence to me. I laughed out loud when I saw the training schedule for the race. Six miles was a hysterical joke.

But yesterday I woke up and looked forward to running.

This is not a drill: this is real life.

I am by no means an experienced runner, but I have acquired a few tips for embarrassingly novice runners (I was just there – I get it) to get out onto the street and get started. (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 9/24/2014

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Joanna Goddard from Cup of Jo shares 10 lessons she has learned over the course of her career.

Stop Being Lazy. There are so many (SO MANY) good ideas here. I’ve already started making fewer to-do lists and scheduling my day better. It’s awesome.

John Oliver teaches the world a little something about the Miss America competition. This video is a good use of your time.

I just… no. Too cute. Royal Dutch Airlines knows where I’m at right now.

A priority isn’t a priority if you have fifty of them. A darn good chat about why we get so stressed out these days and how we can prevent it.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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