Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys? I didn’t really announce this publicly, but I’ve been slooooowly winding down ghostwriting projects and this week I finished the last of them! From here on out, it will (hopefully) just be “writing writing,” consulting, ecourses, and blogging. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Other than, you know, giant changes in how I structure my business, I spent this week trying new restaurants, attending dinner parties, and trying the country’s first vegan butcher shop. (The Korean bbq jerky is amaaaazing!)

Links for you!

You’ve probably already seen this but I’m linking to it anyway: a Palm Springs home that was last decorated in 1969 and is still amazing. Pink bedrooms for the win!

If you, like me, share one bathroom with three males and two pets, these will make life a lot easier.

What if your GPS was navigating your existential crisis?
At the intersection of deep dissatisfaction and fear of change, Google “Costa Rica yoga retreat.”
Merge that idea with something more affordable that requires less PTO. Sign up for a meditation workshop at The Learning Annex and make an appointment with your hairstylist to get bangs.
Walk 200 feet to the nearest Starbucks and celebrate your new life choices with a vanilla Frappuccino.

Charleston house tour: industrial + traditional = dreaaaamy.

Yes! A tankini with a peplum! Adorable!

A hilarious new-to-me blog: Abby Has Issues. Prepare your ‘older post’ finger.

Good, important, funny: The Caucasian’s guide to talking about race.

Let’s settle is once and for all: does money make you happy?
Someone earning $100,000 per year is only a little more satisfied than someone earning $50,000. The best available study found that each doubling of your income would increase your life satisfaction by about 0.5 points on a scale of 1 to 10.

Welp, there goes the next five hours of your day. You’re going to love Today I Found Out.

How to hate yourself. (It starts with making a list of people who are better than you. Starting with Grimes.)

Amazing things happen when you ask yourself “why?” five times. Really!

I was homeless at 17, but I was never houseless.
A home is more than four walls and a roof: it’s a space where you have security and privacy, where you feel safe and have control over your living space. When asked about the importance of a home, we often recite the famous saying, “Home is where the heart is”. So why is it that when we talk about homelessness we do so only in terms of ‘houselessness’?

Oh dear. I’ve inadvertently been trying to give myself the same hair as every woman on tv.

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: 5 surprising small bedroom storage ideas, 5 ways to make your tiny galley kitchen feel bigger, and 22 free (or cheap) things to do when payday is far away.

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  1. Ashley

    I’ve looked forward to these posts every weekend since forever. I made it to HB last weekend when I was in town- amazing, right? Love from a longtime reader.

  2. Sarah Von Bargen

    Thanks so much for reading, Ashley!

  3. Joy

    Hi Sarah! I’ve followed Y&Y for a couple years, but always through a blog reader… most recently, Feedly. In the last months (ish?) I’ve noticed that your posts now come up cut off, with a “Read more” link. Is this something you’ve changed on your end? I know it’s ridiculous but it’s one of my “stupid lazy” things — I hate having to click through to read the whole post!
    Just wondering what had changed. Keep up the amazing work — I love Y&Y as much as ever!

    • Sarah Von Bargen

      Hi Joy,

      Yup, we’re experimenting with different layouts, post lengths, truncated posts, etc. We’re still waiting for the analytics to come through for the past few months – we might go back to full length posts, not sure yet! Thanks for reading and for your patience 🙂

  4. Megan

    I love your Web Time Wasters every week and this one is exceptionally good!

    • Sarah Von Bargen

      Thanks, Megan! I love putting these together 🙂

  5. Rachel Kurzyp

    Thanks so much for sharing my piece on homelessness Sarah. Made my day!

  6. Rachel aka secret squirrel

    Thanks so much for doing these round ups Sarah! You are so good at winkling out the really interesting, thought-provoking stuff.
    Good luck with the direction away from ghostwriting. You are such a talented writer, (if it is ok to say that), I believe you can do anything 🙂

    • Sarah Von Bargen

      Oh, you’re so sweet to say so, Rachel! Thanks so much! <3


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