Click. Read. Love. 2.17.23

By Jess & Caylin
17 Feb 2023
Vermont living room | Click. Read. Love. 2.17.23

Happy Friday. We woke up to thunderstorms this morning in Vermont. Thunder and lightning in Vermont, in February, eerie. In other news, my Facebook was hacked and my IG was shut down over the last week. A frustrating and perplexing situation resolved only because I knew someone who knew someone who knew someone. I have found myself increasingly thinking about how I can take my ideas and passion and turn it into action, and so this week, I also decided to run for school board in Woodstock. A frightening prospect for this introvert, but one I feel is more important than my personal fears. We’ll see how that one plays out. I’ll keep you posted. Wishing you all a great weekend.

Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)

Click. Read. Love. 2.17.23

Now that we’re a little older and appreciate a bedtime of 9PM, Boyz II Men have a remix of their classic for us for Valentine’s Day.

Lusting over the lookbook for Sézane’s pre-Spring collection. Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to get my top picks when it launches on Sunday.

All the Beauty in the World, Patrick Bringley’s memoir about his ten years working as a guard at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art sounds like a fascinating read. (NPR)

A compilation of essays on friendship. “The act of choosing friendships is what gives them value.” (The Atlantic)

When it comes to love, is it about math or magic? (This American Life)

The new midlife crisis—millennials are doing it a little bit differently. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Ilia has some new multi-stick shades and the poppy red is so pretty!

The biggest struggle for streaming is one we can all relate to. (Variety)

Say hello to loud quitting. (Lisa Congdon)

An 85-year Harvard study found the No. 1 thing that makes us happy in life: It helps us ‘live longer’ (CNBC)

My absolute favorite body serum is on sale. It makes my skin so smooth and I like to put on a body oil afterwards for ultimate hydration.

Have you ever felt like you’re just too sensitive for this world? (Oprah Daily)

“After the Dobbs ruling, some young women who know they don’t ever want children are seeking straightforward procedures to get their tubes tied or removed. Too bad they have to go up against doctors, their families and, oh yeah, the patriarchy.” (Cosmo)

We all need to pay attention to the massive environmental disaster in Ohio. (Curbed)

The originators of the concept of Impostor Syndrome question its value.

“I’m not exaggerating when I say my two-hour conversation with Sydney was the strangest experience I’ve ever had with a piece of technology. It unsettled me so deeply that I had trouble sleeping afterward… I no longer believe that the biggest problem with these A.I. models is their propensity for factual errors. I worry that the technology will learn how to influence human users, sometimes persuading them to act in destructive and harmful ways, and perhaps eventually grow capable of carrying out its own dangerous acts.” (The New York Times)

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  1. Lauren wrote:

    Kudos to you on choosing to run for your local school board! I look forward to hearing about that experience as it’s something I’ve considered for myself as well (though I have a 3 month old so haven’t put my thoughts into any action yet and likely won’t for a couple years).

    Thanks, as always, for being one of the best corners of the internet!

    2.17.23 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thank you Lauren! I will definitely share my experience and any information/tips I find along the way. I think we need more helpful resources and info to make the process easier for folks interested in doing it! Appreciate the support.

      2.17.23 | Reply
  2. Zoë wrote:

    GOOD FOR YOU FOR RUNNING! That’s fantastic, I wish you the absolute best, we need more people with good values who care about all kinds of families out there. Thank you. (ALSO- the NYT article about AI: bone chilling.)

    2.17.23 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thank you so much Zoe! I really appreciate it. And same, I was SO freaked out by the AI article. Scary.

      2.17.23 | Reply

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