Hello, friends! I can’t contain my excitement about this weekend – because for a change it’s going to be all about relaxing. Andrew’s brother and his girlfriend are visiting and we’ve plans to eat lots, walk around, take in sights – the works! I’ve so much work piled up, but I’m so excited to be “forced” to put it – and all my tools – down for a bit. Here’s to a refreshed brain by the end of the weekend!
Separately, I have about 45 egg whites sitting in my fridge – any suggestions what to do with them? I have a short list, but I’m always curious to see what others are doing.
My morning is looking pretty busy – lots of work + a breakfast meeting before family arrives, so here are the links from this week – and I hope you all have a terrific weekend ahead. xo, olga
An excellent, searing piece on misogyny, entitlement, and nerds.
My no-soap, no-shampoo, bacteria-rich hygiene experiment. I found this article fascinating. Recently, I’ve banished all cleansers with SLS out of our house and made a conscious effort to only get cleansing agents with naturally derived detergents. I think we are much healthier for it, but this articles goes even further, suggesting that we later just entirely too much. What do you guys think?
James Hamblin of The Atlantic tries to make sense of the sugar controversy.
How comments shape perceptions of sites’ quality and affect traffic. Very interesting food for thought.
Summer is upon us, which means beach time! On our last beach vacation I read The Goldfinch. In three days. Granted, I was down with the flu, so it was pretty much the only thing I could do. But, in general, I like to take vacation as an opportunity to tackle a really big and ambitious book. The way my brain relaxes is if I engage it fully. Here are nine beach reads for ambitious people.
This is fascinating: taking more time between babies reduces the risk of premature birth.