Well we made it through another week, barely. What was supposed to be a trip to somewhere warm turned into a stomach bug taking over our house followed by strep throat. It just doesn’t end. In happier news though. My brother and sister in law welcomed their baby girl this week, and it was truly just what we needed for some feel good joy. I hope all of you are staying healthy, though from the looks of my text threads, many are not. Either way, hang in there, and hopefully enjoy this extra long list of good reads.
Here’s the best of the week…
–Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 2.10.23
From the archives, the case for reparations. (The Atlantic)
The meaning of African American studies. An important read, especially during Black History Month as GOP leaders across the country try to strip the teachings from curriculums across the country. (New Yorker)
These sugar cookie bars might need to be on your Valentine’s Day menu. (NYT Cooking)
If you’re in need of any beauty products Credo has an amazing gift with purchase for orders of $125 or more. I stocked up on my favorite Follain soap, OSEA Body Balm, and this EVOLVh hair trio (this is my new fave!).
TikTok’s ‘Scar Girl’ Is a Sign That the Internet Is Broken. (The Atlantic)
I must admit I did not know Vermont or Rhode Island’s state flower. Here’s a list of state flowers for all 50 states. (USA Today)
This organic cotton exercise dress is so cute. The lavender looks just like the one I have from Outdoor Voices.
Flip phones are Gen Z’s favorite new nightlife accessory. Forgive us while we get a little excited about the prospect of flip phones. (Bustle)
On psychedelics, reshaping your mind isn’t always a great idea. (The Atlantic)
An oral history of How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. Also, how is this movie twenty years old?! (Vanity Fair)
“We have a high cultural tolerance for women’s suffering. It’s not regarded as important.” An incredibly thorough look at how women have been misled about menopause. (The New York Times)
Really late to this show, but we just started watching Party Down because I was listening to a podcast with Adam Scott and he mentioned they were rebooting it. It’s so ridiculous. It’s a nice break from heavier shows. -Caylin
The best way to comfort someone who is sad. (The New York Times)
Are you suffering from the Fleishman is in Trouble Effect? (The Cut)
If you feel like your nose will never be unstuffed again, try this spicy ginger tea recipe. (Bon Appetit)
Wow, this is a big deal. Real Simple has put a person on their cover for the first time in the history of the magazine. (Real Simple)
Shouldn’t we all be terrified about the implications of ChatGPT? (The New Yorker)
Have you seen this controversial list of the new etiquette rules…some of them have created a ton of backlash. (NY Magazine)
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