With the weather already turning cooler, I’m feeling like the summer is slipping away too quickly. So it’s important to take some time and step away –– read a book, dangle feet in the water, and squeeze our children a little too tight. This weekend, I hope you’ll have time to pause, breathe some air, and take in one of the intense pink sunsets that typify this time of year. When you do any of these things, they’ll be better with a mint julep in hand. (You can check out our pared-down take over on Cosmopolitan.)
And below, some weekend reading. Have a good one, you guys.
1. I could spend hours on Social Media Desk. It’s jam-packed with innovative, smart ways to use and learn from social media, and general tips on being a savvier internet citizen. I discovered the site through another favorite resource for fresh takes on everything internet, the Twitter feed of Meighan O’Toole. (Yeah, one of my links is a Twitter feed. Whatever.)
2. Speaking of smart stuff from the online sphere, I spent some time last night checking out Joy the Baker’s weekend links and really liked her perspective. This post on better productivity was particularly useful, with smart info and easy ways to just close the stupid laptop and remember how to actually live life.
4. This Human of New York, from Brittany, Herself –– on connections, humanity, empathy, and judgement. We can all do better.
5. Running a company that benefits the corporation and employees and a map showing how the middle class has been increasingly squeezed out on NYC (hi, I don’t live there anymore). And, finally, on a related note, Williamsburg gets a Starbucks. (But you should absolutely, positively go to Oslo instead.)
And from us recently:
1. Homemade junk food
2. Easy Spanish recipes
3. Pasta salad that isn’t gross
4. Desserts with marshmallows!
5. No-churn ice cream and sorbet recipes
6. Matcha mint iced tea
7. Summer berry pudding
8. Grilled potato salad
9. Watermelon sorbet (every bit as good as it sounds)
10. Massive desserts (party on!)
11. Desserts with weird names that you’ll love anyway