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Have a Great Weekend.

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What are you up to this weekend? We’re giving each other haircuts! Wish us luck, it’s definitely harder than it looks. Have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Camping? Dining out? Here’s how experts rate the risks of 14 summer activities.

Freezer wine.

Have you seen Never Have I Ever? The Netflix comedy is so funny and great.

I’ll be wearing these shorts all summer.

Tina Fey is turning 50, and here are 50 of her best moments.

Face mask street style in Brooklyn.

Made me laugh.

These bars are next up on our baking list.

Or these cookies!

What a lovely 280-square-foot apartment.

And thank you so much for all the comments on this post. They were really thoughtful and informative.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Emily on becoming anti-racist: “I can’t recommend Harvard’s implicit bias test enough. EVERYONE has some implicit bias and if we aren’t aware of it or believe it can’t happen to us, then we can’t do anything to fix it. It’s free, anonymous and quick. I hope everyone takes it.”

Says Jen on becoming anti-racist: “When I was teaching 10th graders, we journaled about our greatest fears. Every single young man in my class wrote that they were afraid that the police would kill them. I can’t stop thinking that George Floyd was once a 10th grader in somebody’s class, too. Now, it is no longer enough for me to just try to be a nice white person.”

(Photo by Casie Giroux. Tina Fey link via Girls of a Certain Age.)

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  1. Meg says...

    If anyone makes those cookies, here’s something I wish I had known – a smaller jar of Skippy is exactly 1 3/4 C, which I learned after multiple utensils were used to measure it out!

  2. Bren says...

    The frozen wine for cooking is brilliant!!

  3. Amy Blas says...

    Check out the LuLuLemon “On the Fly” shorts. That is what I am living in! I also got multiples of the Boyfriend shirt which is like wearing athletic wear but looks like an actual shirt! Softest thing ever!

  4. Ashley says...

    Going to try that peanut butter cookie recipe today! My son is two months old and has a milk protein intolerance so I’m off dairy. Was excited to see that these are dairy free. Thanks!

  5. Those luscious strawberries though…yummm

  6. SJS says...

    I am in St. Paul, MN. The Twin Cities stand with George Floyd and there have been many peaceful protests and righteous anger since his murder. What is happening now is rioting, mainly by people who came in from other states, with the goal of causing destruction. Hundreds of small businesses (many minority-owned) have been vandalized, looted or burned. The residents are left without places to buy food and with services closed down during a pandemic. I hope people aren’t confusing this destruction with protests for justice.

    • Sasha L says...

      Thank you for helping everyone see what’s really happening. My heart is with you.

  7. M says...

    I am a bit concerned with the NPR covid article. They say hotels are low risk but the hotel in which Biogrn had its conference in Boston was closed right away and allegedly was found in the ventilation system. Similarly in Singapore they found the virus in bad HVaC systems there. Watch Pandemic on Netflix.

    • saoma says...

      Reminds me I want to change my car’s air filters pronto – thanks!

    • SARAH says...

      Pandemic on Netflix is amazing

  8. Rusty says...

    You moved me with your anti-racist post. Some ‘big’ conversations have been had as a result.
    Thsnk you. xox

  9. Melanie says...

    I always love the selected reader comments. Thanks for the awesome curation.

  10. Nora says...

    We all view the world through filters, many of which we’re unaware. These filters are often adopted in early childhood and shape our every interaction with the world. Some of the most important work I’ve done in my life was to learn what my filters are. Because you don’t know what you don’t know you don’t know. It was only after I became aware of my filters that I was empowered with choice. In every. Single. Situation. In life. It took work and vulnerability to uncover, but it has made all the difference. It really starts with the individual.

    • saoma says...

      Exactly. Everyone is capable of self-realization.

  11. Fiona says...

    I live in Minneapolis. My city is on fire. I’d like a post about that.

    • Emily says...

      Yes pls. Some balanced reporting would be so appreciated! I disagree with but respect many of the comments and philosophies presented here, but still love reading about perspectives that may differ from mine. As a site with a strong beating heart at its center, it’s really important to present a variety of perspectives on any issue presented.

    • Annie says...

      Yes Hopefully there will be lots more posts and continued discourse to come here and all over about the importance of BLM and other such movements for the lives of BIPOC in this country

  12. Colleen S says...

    I took the implicit bias test last night. My sister scored that she favors African Americans (I believe that was the term in the test) and I scored more for the Europeans. I’m not surprised by this, but I am also in no way opposed to what is happening in Minneapolis.

    • S says...

      Our cities are burning – our local governments believe white supremacist groups are among those inciting riots only to cause destruction – everyone should have a problem with what is happening in Minneapolis.

    • Anne says...

      You should keep digging on why you scored in such a way. Unpack and unlearn. Also the protests are not a black vs white issue. The protests aren’t even about white people. It’s for black lives.

    • Rosemarie says...

      I an European and took the test. For me it was really strange to start with choosing a test corresponding to ‘my race’. That choice indicates for me exactly the point that race is a box to tick. In my country that box doesn’t exist. And there is a discussion whether the gender box should exist. Because what’s the use? (I took te european version; scored Asian-american perceived as American. And european-american as foreign)

    • Rosemarie says...

      And then the most important word was forgotten..
      The point that is should NOT be a box to tick.

  13. Marianne says...

    While I was interested in seeing Never Have I Ever, I was disappointed to read about its demeaning, one-dimensional treatment of its large-bodied character. It’s frustrating to see fat people again and again depicted as gluttonous, lacking self-awareness, and romantically hopeless. It reinforces the false belief that fat people are just too lazy to make themselves attractive by societal standards, so they “deserve” to be less-than. Especially disappointing in a movie that supposedly celebrates people who are normally marginalized in film.

    Hoping to find a more positive movie for my weekly movie night with my teenage daughter– any recommendations?

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2020/05/9826809/never-have-i-ever-fat-character-eric

    • Catherine says...

      If you like Dolly Parton’s music, Dumplin’ is a really sweet movie on Netflix. It’s based on a YA novel.

    • Deb says...

      Have you seen Booksmart? Favourite “teenage” thing I’ve seen in a long time. Not sure I’d want to watch it with my mum though and I’m well into my 30s :-D.

    • Christina says...

      Marianne, I completely agree! I was so disappointed in the depiction of that character. I tried to look past it for all the other great roles in the show, but thank you for bringing this up.

    • Annie says...

      Why pick on one of the few shows out there with a dynamic South Asian majority cast? This show, first and foremost, is for South Asian girls who never saw themselves represented in a regular way in Western film and tv, and not as a sidekick.

  14. Claire says...

    Thanks for yesterday’s post on becoming anti-racist, Joanna! Would you and the team be able to extract all of the reader-suggested books, podcasts, documentaries, etc. and share them in a follow up post?

    • Julie K says...

      Yes please, this would be a fabulous resource!

  15. S. says...

    A gentle nudge to include the rest of the comment that Jen left – it was a list of Black-owned bookstores for folks to support, and another commenter added one more in the thread. Reposting all four here:

    Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery (Chicago)
    https://bookshop.org/shop/Semicolonchi

    MahoganyBooks (Washington, D.C.) https://www.mahoganybooks.com/

    The Sister’s Uptown Bookstore (New York)
    https://experienceonekin.co/collections/the-sisters-uptown-bookstore

    Harriett’s Bookshop (Philadelphia)
    https://www.harriettsbookshop.com/

  16. Joanna Goddard says...

    Fixed! Thank you xo

  17. jane says...

    I can’t see the insta link – I just get a sign up page.

    I always have a ziplock of frozen rosé in the freezer : ) along with another of cubes of frozen strawberry puree to add. Perfection on a hot afternoon.

  18. Charlotte says...

    Hey Jo – Is your “Motherhood Around the World” series returning this summer? I hope so, it’s my favorite! I really missed it last year.

    • Anne says...

      Yes, me too! I vote for Motherhood Around the World, Quarantine Edition

    • Kaitlin says...

      Hi. Just adding my thoughts re: the “Motherhood Around the World” comment. I LOVE that series too – it’s also my favourite – but I think it would be interesting to see a “Motherhood Around the USA,” or “Motherhood in (blank) city” to provide insight and contrast into the lives of mothers and their families from different backgrounds. I’m not American (Canadian- we have our own deep issues), but I would imagine that poverty, racism, lack of educational and job opportunities, poor access to healthcare, and no mat leave (contrasted with all of those things) can make being a parent a VERY different experience within the same city.

    • Kylie says...

      Ohh I love that idea Kaitlin!