Happy Saturday. We got back late last night from a very short trip to California. I don’t have many bad things to say about Vermont, but one thing that is not easy is traveling from this state. It’s a LONG drive to the airport, and coupled with a cross country flight, it’s going to take me a week to recover. But Marin got to meet her cousin for the first time and she loved it so much, it was worth it. It was certainly nice to get a day in the warm sun at the beach too. Wishing you all a great weekend. ?
Here’s the best of the week…
–Jess (J) & Caylin
Click. Read. Love. 4.8.23
March Madness is over, but this conversation about double standards about player’s behavior on the court is a must-read. (NPR)
In response to ChatGPT—here’s why reading writing by humans is important. (The New Yorker)
Incredible reporting by ProPublica. For over 20 years Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been treated to luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow. (ProPublica)
The secret history of J. Crew. (Vanity Fair)
Meet the woman planning for the next pandemic. (Chatelaine)
These AYR jeans are great for spring. Super stretchy, light wash and the ideal ankle length.
A must read on the damage of anti trans bills from a leading physician providing gynecologic and reconstructive surgery. (NY Times)
Celebrate this win! The Wisconsin Supreme Court is officially flipped. (The Washington Post)
“The first time I realized what standardized beauty was, I was seven. I turned on the TV to 18-year-old Britney Spears in a red latex jumpsuit, with blonde hair and blue frosted eye shadow. As I watched her sway her hips in the iconic Oops!… I Did it Again music video, a message was planted in my psyche: blonde, thin, and white is hot.” An ode to women of color. (Cup of Jo)
A new study finds 1 in 6 adults struggle with infertility around the world. (Popular Science)
If you’re looking for a lightweight spring jacket that’s warm and reversible this one is so great. I got this last spring, and brought it to California this week. I wore it the whole trip. -Jess
Who can relate? The truth about hybrid work and flexible schedules is a seven-day workweek. (Wall Street Journal)
Have you ever heard of the communication practice called mirroring? (Well+Good)
If you were obsessed with Lancome Juicy tubes like me, check out Merit’s new Lip Oil Gelées. I love every color. -Jess
The importance of being idle. Early retirements. Flexible hours. Less drama—only good vibes. Is a big chill out the balm we need in these chaotic ’20s? (Town & Country)
If you’re looking for something entertaining to stream this weekend, check out The Night Agent (Netflix)! -Caylin
Not surprising after the expulsion of two Black legislators, in a study assessing democracy in every state, Tennessee came in last. (Vox)
This money advice column is always a great read—even if the question doesn’t relate to you. (NYMag)
“The looming threat of a TikTok ban or forced sale is giving creators and their communities much to consider.” (Glamour)
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