Eid Mubarak to our Muslim readers! What are you up to this weekend? My dad is visiting Brooklyn, so I’m taking tomorrow off to hang out with him. We’re planning to walk around the neighborhood and make a seafood dinner. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Many readers have asked for our book recommendations in one place, so here you are! (There’s a “books” tab on the top right of our homepage.) We’ll keep adding to it.

Half-renovated houses.

There’s a perfect number of days to work from home, and it’s two. (The Atlantic.)

My go-to spring nail polish.

People are sharing what’s common in their country and not in others. “In Argentina, there’s a tradition where if a lost child is found at the beach, an adult will pick them up on their shoulders and go up and down the coast clapping. People on the beach will also clap with them, so the parents will more easily find their child.”

Life in Looks is a fun series — here’s Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek.

Where do you fall on the Pantone pee chart?

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to start over. (The Atlantic.)

The dish I bring to every potluck.”

Meet America’s newest chess master: 10-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi!

Fun news: Winc, the wine subscription service, is offering free shipping on 4 bottles for $29.95 for new customers. We love their Sauvignon blanc. (Discount automatically applied at checkout.)

Plus, three reader comments:

Says GE on when did you know it was love: “When? Right this year. Whilst in lockdown, alone. Somewhere in the middle of all this mess, at the ripe old age of 39, I fell in love… with myself.”

Says S on when did you know it was love: “I saw my husband across the room at a party and I just knew with a certainty that I had only felt once before — when I met my dog. My husband does not appreciate this comparison, but both of my experiences with love-at-first-sight really worked out for me.”

Says Ellen on 12 reader comments: “I have never felt more alive than when I started skipping a couple of years ago. I am not a runner, and walking is good but I wanted something more cardio. Here’s what works for me: cardio clothes, an upbeat playlist, a flat open space (like a parking lot) and the willingness to skip. I do get quizzical looks and lots of smiles — it’s really freeing. And an added bonus, I am over 50 and it doesn’t hurt my knees.”

(Photo by Melissa Male.)

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