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Weekend Reading Vol. 19: Self-Care, a Former Boy Scout Camp, and Why Writing Matters

Weekend Reading Vol. 19: Self-Care, a Former Boy Scout Camp, and Why Writing Matters

 Matthew drew this pic of me in 2013. I haven't aged a day.

Matthew drew this pic of me in 2013. I haven't aged a day.

I spent the week napping as much as possible. Summer colds make zero sense.

Stuff to Read, Sick-In-Bed Edition:

A Movie Based on Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' Is on the Way. Emma Thompson will make sure this is perfect. (Jezebel)

This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake. This article isn’t new, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot this week. Because I called a physiotherapist to help get my core and pelvic floor back on track post-babies. Would I rather have a bubble bath and read a novel? Sure. But what I NEEDED to do was to take CARE of mySELF. So I let a (qualified) stranger assess my uterus. Self-care, folks. It’s not for wimps. (Thought Catalog)

How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It). I want to learn to quilt this year. But knitting has always been on my list. And this article makes it sound way more doable than all of my attempts thus far have led me to believe. (New York Times)

This Former Boy Scout Camp Is Now An Epic Family Compound. New plans for when we get rich: Buy a camp. Throw money at designers and contractors. Invite everyone. (Architectural Digest)

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions. Guys, the game was rigged against Canadians! Oh, and then a guy rigged the entire thing. True crime at its weirdest. (The Daily Beast)

This Woman Has Spent Millions Making Her Entire Life Pink. Can't knock her commitment to colour. (Cosmopolitan)

Also: The Bright Side: Why Women Fell Out Of Love With Black. (The Guardian)

100 Best TV Episodes of the Century. The Pushing Daisies pilot made the list! (The Ringer)

The Very American Killing of Nia Wilson. My heart hurts for the world we live in. Every single day. (The New Yorker)

Why Writing Matters In the Age of Despair. “We write because words are the most powerful tool of citizens in a regime that seeks to erase their existence. We write to make it known that we are here. We write to make a personal accounting of who we are in the face of a power that wants to erase us.” (The Rumpus)

Why Toddlers Deserve More Respect. "There is more of an awareness that when we say the 'terrible twos' we’re really talking about the adult experience rather than the child’s." (The Atlantic)

Here Comes the Sunscreen. A photo essay that hits too close to home. (The New York Times)

 

 

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Weekend Reading Vol. 18: Rom-Coms, JOMO and Glamorous Grandmas

Weekend Reading Vol. 18: Rom-Coms, JOMO and Glamorous Grandmas