Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? I met friends for coffee and lunch, went to a buddy’s Bad Movie Night party, took a day trip to St. Peter, and saw The Florida Project. So good!

Links for you!

A must-read for anyone who had kids in their life – nieces, nephews, and godchildren included!

Oooof. It’s hard to maintain anger and action for four years. A good reminder:
As we look once again towards the Women’s March, it’s worth differentiating between how much we’re watching and how much we’re doing—and noticing how endlessly watching can wear down our ability to do.

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter

I was on the Photogs Unite podcast this week, talking about money, happiness, and why you buying that new lens probably won’t solve all your professional problems.

I almost never buy books without readying them first (libraries FTW). If you’re a fellow non-book-buyer, here are other ways to support your favorite authors.

Whaaaaat?! Have you seen this article about the dolphins who ‘lied’ and fooled their trainers?!
When people drop paper into the water she hides it under a rock at the bottom of the pool. The next time a trainer passes, she goes down to the rock and tears off a piece of paper to give to the trainer. After a fish reward, she goes back down, tears off another piece of paper, gets another fish, and so on. This behaviour is interesting because it shows that Kelly has a sense of the future and delays gratification. She has realised that a big piece of paper gets the same reward as a small piece and so delivers only small pieces to keep the extra food coming. She has, in effect, trained the humans.

Have I already told you all my travel makeup tips?

I loved this little winter adventures list. Adventures don’t have to be huge to be invigorating!

Related: I think this is the best travel website I’ve ever seen. Well done, Oregon!

Fellow self-employed people and entrepreneurs! How to change your business when you’re already established.

If you’re looking for design inspiration outside of “millennial pink” and that brush stroke font, this will help!

Hairstylist secrets!

This is such a good reminder if you’ve lived in the same home for a while: revisit the spaces you’ve resigned yourself to.

YES. Not everything needs to be a side hustle. Not everything needs to be monetized to bring value to your life.

A friend made these for me once and still think about them: French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

Hope you had a great weekend!

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Heidi

LOVE the book for anyone with children in their lives. Where has this been in my life?
I am going to read it because I have three nephews, and also for communicating with the other adults in my life. Because adults are really just big children, with more self-control.

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Gillian Whitcombe

I had to leave a comments and say – I was totally raised by “How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk”, which I didn’t realise until my mom gave me her old copy when I became a teacher! Reading through was like reliving my childhood! 😛 I took my copy to my first teaching job in Japan, and met a very cute guy who.. wait for it… had his mom’s copy along with him too! Needless to say, we are married and it’s great because we resolve conflict in exactly the same way thanks to that book! <3

And I don't comment often, but I love your posts!

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