Pancakes by Sarah Jampel

What are you up to this weekend? The boys and I are going to see Spiderman (their second time, my first), and I’ve heard such great things. We’re also celebrating our features editor Caroline’s new book on Saturday at 4 p.m. at McNally Jackson Soho. Come join! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Broad City is back!

Want to be happier? Try “rough scheduling” with friends.

Whoa, this maple pie.

Oooh, Ruth Reichl’s new book looks fantastic.

The weight I carry.” What it’s like to weigh 460 pounds in America.


Ellsworth Kelly stamps! Let’s write letters.

This week’s New Yorker cover is an ode to indoor plants.

What winter beauty do you swear by? I use this every day.

My friend Lisa has a sweet birthday tradition.

The one thing Marie Kondo regrets giving away.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Amy on enjoying winter with kids: “I used to teach toddlers, and one of our favorite activities was taking ‘tape walks’ outside. We would make each child a bracelet of duct tape, flipped inside out so the sticky part faced outside. They were allowed to bring back anything they found that stuck to their bracelet. The children would return to the classroom with blades of grass, dried leaves, flower petals, and even little pebbles stuck to their bracelets. It was a super easy (and cheap!) way to get fresh air and keep things fun for everyone involved.”

Says Margo on enjoying winter with kids: “I usually tell my kids to go outside, and if they stay out long enough to get roses on their cheeks, I’ll make hot chocolate for them.”

(Photo by Sarah Jampel.)