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The Longest Way 1.0 – walk through China and grow a beard! – TIMELAPSE from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.How was your week, guys? I attended my first Passover (fun!), drank wine with lady friends deep into the night, and as you read this I’m hosting Easter dinner for eight, cooking in this teeny tiny kitchen. Wish me luck!

Links for you!

I love a good subscription box. This one gives $1 from each monthly subscription to charity!

Well, this is lovely. Buy a t-shirt, send a kid to school.

What do you think of the ‘ban bossy’ campaign?

Instead of drawing focus to how girls don’t fit the traditional male model of leadership, maybe we should look at how the model of leadership is changing, as is the world around it. It might even be time to encourage certain boys to be lessbossy, that the way to increase your power is to assume the mental vantage point of the least powerful person in the room. And just as we shouldn’t criticize girls for acting quote-unquote ‘masculine’ (“that bitch”) we shouldn’t criticize boys for acting quote-unquote ‘feminine’ (“that pussy”). It might help to recognize that the most powerful and beloved leaders can tune into the crowd and move it from the inside out, combining traits that are associated with both genders.What? You can stream music on Youtube?

I loved this guide to cultural hand gestures. (I used to get the ‘come here’ gesture wrong when I lived in Taiwan all.the.time)

Is this cute or dumpy?

I just discovered this local fashion blogger: MEOW.

Did you know my first job out of a college was event planning? Yup. I loved this behind-the-scenes look at the industry.

As the planner and coordinator, it’s always our fault. I hate saying it because I have a feeling I’ll get slack on that point, but it’s true. It doesn’t matter what vendor screwed up – if your photographer didn’t get an important shot or the rental company didn’t bring enough chairs or the fire alarm goes off because the band brought a smoke machine you didn’t know about. It’s always going to be the planner’s fault. Actually, let me rephrase that – a good planner will more than likely take responsibility for it.

Things to eat/bake/cook: carrot green chimichurri, crispy smashed potatoes, lemon raspberry pie heart crusts, dino pasta with dino kale, raw pad thai.

Do you, too, suffer from Rental Kitchen of Doom? It’s totally possible to make rental kitchens adorable!

Yup. 10 universal truths.

I really liked this post about how we can think differently about time and wasting vs. spending.

Gosh but I love homes in repurposed buildings! Look at these old school houses that have been home-i-fied!

Around the world in 80 diets!
Willie Ishulutak, an Innuit soapstone carver in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada with one day’s typical food, and drink. The caloric value of his day’s worth of food on a typical day in the month of October was 4700 kcals. He is 29 years of age; 5 feet, 9 inches and 143 pounds

Naming products for a living: not what you thought.

Such a pretty dress for spring!

Did you see that COMPLETELY OFFENSIVE Cadillac ‘Poolside’ ad? Ford created their own as a response and it’s great.

Let’s make a pact that we’re never going to wear these.

I had no idea. Did you know William S. Burroughs killed his wife? And it’s just a quirky footnote in his history?

In the story, as it’s commonly repeated, Burroughs fired at Vollmer during a party while enacting a “William Tell” game. Having, according to him, accidently aimed low, his bullet struck Vollmer’s head, killing her. Burroughs himself mythologized the event, claiming it was the genesis of his becoming a writer, while distancing himself from it, as well, seeing it evidence of an “invader,” or “Ugly Spirit” inside him.A few Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: Amazing quotes from our girl Zora Neale Hurston, True Story: A nudist resort helped me love my body, 10 ways to feel rich.

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Kathy

We are very conscious, in our family, not to call our VERY independent little girl "bossy". She has all the qualities of an excellent leader and we want to gently lead her in that direction (with boundaries, of course). Great list!

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