Happy Friday! I’m in Rhode Island for a girls weekend which I could not be more excited for. Getting to spend time with my two oldest friends for 48 hours is a privilege and a gift! Looking forward to logging off and soaking up every minute with the girls I’ve known since Barbie Girl by Aqua was at the top of the music charts, IYKYK. Also, more thoughts to come, but go see Barbie!
Click. Read. Love. 8.4.23
If you’re not feeling inspired by your book club, here’s how to keep your book club from becoming a wine club. (The Atlantic)
I’m here for all the think pieces about the Barbie movie. (The New Yorker)
For my fellow mountain bikers, Backcountry has a bunch of great gear on sale, I ordered these shorts!
In the battle between Temu and Shein there are really no winners. (Jezebel)
A fake AI generated video has a cautionary tale that’s very real for parents sharing images and videos of their kids online. (ABC News)
Confronting the dangers of ultra-processed food. A cocktail of additives and preservatives poses a risk to people’s health. (The Economist)
“When Lonely Children Go Viral, Should We Rejoice?” (The Cut)
How Barnes and Noble is trying to emulate cool, indie bookstores. (WSJ)
“Whether or not “tomato girl” will actually outlast the summer remains to be seen, but it’s clear that the aesthetic has entered the realm of microtrends—those niche style movements that often shoot to viral popularity before falling into oblivion, leaving a trail of purchases in their wake.” (Business of Home)
Inside the fiasco that turned Daily Harvest, a vegan food company backed by celebs including Gwyneth Paltrow, into a cautionary tale. (Bloomberg)
Did side hustles put an end to hobbies? (Business Insider)
Nick Cave on the fragility of life. (The New Yorker)
The best memoirs by women to look forward to in 2023. (Glamour)
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