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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

a. As an ex-political scientist, I thought that this piece in Slate on what political scientists got wrong about the 2016 election was spot on.

b. I was thrilled to learn about Arianna Huffington’s latest business endeavor, Thrive Global, a new website chock full of motivational essays, apps, training tools and more, whose tagline – “More Than Living: Thriving” – sounds just right to me. I will be contributing to Thrive as a writer but today I’m sharing a post I absolutely loved about deep reading.

c. As someone who blogs about adulthood, I’ve long been a fan of the website Full Grown People, that rare beast which dares to tackle long form personal essays online. Here’s a fantastic essay about what online dating is really like and how it doesn’t always have to be a trainwreck.

d. And for lighter fare, The Conversation UK had a great write up of the 2016 Bad Sex in Fiction Awards.

e. Finally, borrowing from my day job, this year’s winners of the World Bank’s CGAP Photography awards, depicting financial inclusion across the globe are absolutely breathtaking. Do check out the one labelled “Always with a Mother.”

Have a lovely weekend and a fantastic holiday season! See you in 2017!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. As an erstwhile Jersey Girl, I can’t get enough of the whole Chris Christie #bridgegate. So, ICYMI (that’s twitterese for ‘in case you missed it’), here are Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen reworking the lyrics to Born to Run.

2. I was absolutely floored by this collection of maps that explain the world , courtesy of The Washington Post.

3. On the more serious end of things, here’s a beautiful essay about what it’s like to be in love with an addict over at Full Grown People.

4. And on the lighter side, check out lol my thesis, which offers pithy quotes about thesis topics. Truly lol.

5. Finally, words cannot express how much I love this chart of famous movie quotes. Genius!

Have a great weekend!

 

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. In honor of the late, great Nelson Mandela, #BBC Trending brings you a short, moving video on the minute before Mandela’s death.

2. Eleanor Parker, the actress who played the Baroness Von Schraeder in The Sound of Music, also died recently. Before her death, McSweeney’s did a hilarious send up of the Baroness calling off her wedding.

3. New York-o-philes like myself will be drawn to Brain Pickings’ round up of writers talking about loving – and leaving – New York.

4. I also loved Lisa’s honest account of heartbreak over on Amid Privilege.

5. It’s Christmas! Here’s one person’s hilarious account of their annual family Christmas pageant over on Full Grown People.

6. The Guardian has amassed a wonderful collection of the Year’s Best, Worst and Most Revealing Selfies.

7. Finally, Buzz Feed’s take on How The Media will Report the Apocalypse is – yes, you guessed it – to die for.

Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful holiday season everyone!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. In the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda, I was really moved by these hand-written messages by survivors letting their loved ones know that they were safe.

2. At my new favorite webzine, Full Grown People, I absolutely adored this essay by editor Jennifer Niesslein on what it’s like to be in love with someone over the years: in this case, her husband.

3. Also about relationships – but this time the ones we leave behind – is the hilariously titled “The Sex Toys in the Attic” by Joyce Wadler in the New York Times’ Booming column.

4. Anyone who’s logged time in the US and the UK will appreciate Zadie Smith’s New Yorker blog on takeaway vs. takeout on both sides of the pond.

5. In lighter fare, writers will enjoy best halloween costumes for writers at Beyond The Margins. Personally? Huge fan of the Oxford comma….

6. Finally, social media geeks will love Shit Social Media in Radio.

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. I always love hearing what Parade’s Connie Schultz is thinking about. Here she is reflecting on menopause and marriage.

2. And as long as we’re contemplating the ups and down of middle age, I really like the concept – and title – behind this new website: Fifty is the New Fifty. It sure as hell is.

3. And speaking of great websites, I don’t think I’ve shouted from the roof tops enough about my new writing home: The Broad Side. (‘Real Women. Real Opinions.’)

4. If you have trouble sleeping at night, drop whatever you’re doing and read this hilarious insomniac’s to do list over at another of my new fave websites for grown ups: Full Grown People. (Subscription required but it’s free!)

5. On The New Yorker blog, I really enjoyed this post on pet words we writers tend to (over) use.

6. Speaking of writers, the amazing Nicola Morgan gives us a peek into a typical day in her writing life on her Heartsong blog. Funny and yet spot on.

7. If you like to read, you’ll love this quick tour of 30 excellent bookstore windows at Flavorwire.

8.  Worked in online journalism? Been a SAHM or SAHD? You must watch this video of the journalist quitting her job…hilarious.

9. Finally, and a propos of nothing, check out The Guardian’s slide show of the world’s most famous photographs…in play doh.

Have a great weekend!

 

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On Occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. Kindly drop whatever you’re doing and watch the late, great writer David Rakoff give one of his last speeches. You’ll thank me later.

2. I couldn’t have summed up my ambivalent feelings about London vs. New York better. Here’s Sarah Lyall’s take on moving back home after all these years.

3. Deconstructing the French, over at The Guardian.

4. I loved Cecilia’s post on her Only You blog about  what’s on her bookshelf, which was frighteningly similar to my own. (Maybe that’s why we clicked?)

5. And speaking of good reads, I’m all over this new e-magazine, Full Grown People which is all about…adulthood.

6. I was sort of bummed to discover The Death Clock, via The Happiness Project. Did all those cigarettes in my early 20s really take *that* much time off my age?

7. Whenever I die, I sure hope someone writes a song like this for me. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

Have a great weekend!