Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys? I’ve started getting Real Massages once a month and they make suuuuuch a huge difference in the way my hands/arms/shoulders feel after hours and hours of typing. (My amazing masseuse is running a Groupon if you’re in MSP!)

In addition to getting awesomely pummelled, I started ghostwriting a book for Penguin and attended ‘Wine and Film Club’ with six of my favorite people (aka asked the wine store guy to recommend a wine flight and then watched a documentary on Netflix).

I found the best links on the whoooooole dang internet. Just for you.

September always feels like a fresh start, so I love Elise’s 12 Tiny Changes  project. Each month her whole community will be working toward the same small change (drinking more water, doing meal prep on Sundays, etc). She’ll be sharing resources and tips each month and guiding everyone on Instagram. Awesome, right?

And if you’re looking for a little more ‘yes’ in your Fall, you might like my ‘Yes! Daily‘ app. It’s got a five-star rating!

I’m Agnostic and my husband is a secular Jew, but we still like to celebrate and honor the Jewish holidays. We have this lovely letterpress print hanging in our dining room and it’s a great reminder. Also: happy Rosh Hashana!

Random product recommendation. We got this for the backyard and we looooove it.

Have you heard of ‘granny flats’? They’re garage apartments or tiny alley houses that were traditionally used by grandmas who wanted  or needed to live closer to their kids – without actually living with them. They’re becoming more and more popular as primary homes and ways to better utilize space in crowded, expensive cities!

Want to travel the world without quitting your job? Here’s how the ‘digital nomads’ do it.
This autumn, when the sea starts to get chilly in the UK, he and his family plan to head off to Spain and Portugal, where they will continue with a similar mix of work and play throughout the winter. If this lifestyle sounds idyllic, you may be surprised to know that Thomson and Tipping need to earn only just over £600 a month to get by. They have managed this by moving into a camper van, living simply and working from a laptop with a mobile Wi-Fi connection while touring the British coast.

Have you tried retinol? Would you? Here’s how it’s been going for Kara.

I loved this: Little old lady annihilates subway slut-shamer.

An Autumn-appropriate jumpsuit.

Haaaaa! What will happen if I don’t take my phone out right now

* A female celebrity will do something in public and I will miss the chance to ask aloud, “Yes, but is she a feminist?
* I’ll get invited to a party on Facebook and will not be the first person to post a flippant remark, like, “new phone who dis.”
* I will have to spend at least one second of my life not agonizing over how everyone else’s life seems better. (How are you always at a cottage? Who drove you there? You don’t have a car and I don’t understand.)

Have you heard of Alltherooms.com? It searches hotels AND Airbnb AND Vrbo …. and all the other sites I don’t know about.

Presented without comment: It turns out parenthood is more depressing than divorce, unemployment, or the death of a partner.
Of those new mothers and fathers whose happiness went down, 37 percent (742) reported a one-unit drop, 19 percent (383) a two-unit drop and 17 percent (341) a three-unit drop. On average, new parenthood led to a 1.4 unit drop in happiness. That’s considered very severe. To put things in perspective, previous studies have quantified the impact of other major life events on the same happiness scale in this way: divorce, the equivalent of a 0.6 “happiness unit” drop; unemployment, a one-unit drop; and the death of a partner a one-unit drop.

Instagram death match: Rosé vs. Avocado Toast.

If you want to strengthen a friendship, here’s what you should do on their birthday.

Hope you had a great weekend, guys!

4 Comments

Helena

Massage therapy schools also frequently offer massages to the public for cheap ($25 where I live.) It’s a great way to get regular massages at an affordable level!

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Emily

I rent a 1930s “duplex” in the Atlanta area. One side is much smaller with only one bedroom, and there are two ways to enter the other side of the home from inside. Our landlord said it was originally built as a Granny Flat. Both sides still have the original 1930s farmhouse sinks and glass cupboards. It’s pretty cool, but until I rented it didn’t know anything about Granny Flats!

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