What are your weekend plans? First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for the incredibly generous outpouring of support for Kim, both with the GoFundMe and your beyond lovely notes. I know that Kim, her fiancé, and her family are all incredibly touched and grateful, as are we. Truly. Hope you have a wonderful weekend — squeeze the people you love! — and here are a few links from around the web…
The Worst Person in the World looks like a legitimately great rom-com.
How heavy a workload can/should you truly handle? Loved this New Yorker essay.
What a fun Istanbul apartment. The striped reading nook!
Why we care so much about baby names. (The Atlantic)
What’s the best red velvet cake recipe?
Loved this story of one couple’s IVF journey. (The New Yorker)
Amy Schneider — now Jeopardy’s top female earner and the first openly transgender contestant to compete in Tournament of Champions — wears a good-luck charm.
A rad Seinfeld remix.
Plus, two reader comments:
Says Tracey on parenting teens: “As an aunty, I would offer the advice: deliberately choose them. ‘There’s MY guy, how have you been?’ ‘I love it when WE cook together.’ The teenage years are full of anxiety about having a group among their peers; make it clear they have one with you. They’ll sometimes roll their eyes, but if you stick with it, you’ll be golden. Everyone wants to be chosen.”
Says Irene on parenting teens: “Every holiday, my teen makes me a Spotify playlist of her recent favorites. It is amazing how much more conversation you can have with your teen once you understand and enjoy their musical preferences. Next time they ask what you want as a gift, tell them to design a playlist for you. They will love the creative aspect and the fact that you are interested in their ‘culture.’ And the music is great!”
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