How was your week, friends? I stuck to my spending diet but was still able to brunch with lady friends, take Loretta on a dog date, meet a friend for lunch, saw a movie, and went to a barbeque! Not bad for a fun budget of $30 a week, eh?
Links for you!
You’ve heard that the Office of Refugee Resettlement has lost track of 1,500 migrant children, right? This is the man who’s in charge of that. His office’s number is 202.401.9246.
My friend Celina emigrated from Syria to America 20 years ago and now she’s back there, visiting family and it’s really eye-opening. You can follow along with her trip on Instagram.
A good reminder if you have kids, a partner, or regularly interact with humans: Just let them be upset.
Fellow renters who are also design nerds: what to do with those oak cabinets you don’t like.
Oh my gosh. This is so good and Polly’s advice is not necessarily what you’d expect: Should I Dump My Toxic Friend?
It’s obvious that your friend is obnoxious and annoying. But you won’t know if she’s still worth it until you speak up, without anger, and state what you need and what you won’t do for her. She will probably still be insecure and bitchy and threatened and a million other annoying things, but she might also learn a lot from the way you stood up for yourself and your needs without making it about what’s wrong with her. That’s the big challenge for most of us, in most relationships: stating our needs without dragging the other person.
Related: what if we all bought + used these this summer?
You’ve already watched Ali Wong’s two comedy specials on Netflix, right? I loved this interview with her.
A good idea and an easy way to help: Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
OBVIOUSLY, Russia devoted tens of thousands of dollars in genetic research to creating a line of domesticated foxes.
But today, 58 years after the start of the program, there is now a large, sustainable population of domesticated foxes. These animals have no fear of humans, and actively seek out human companionship. The most friendly are known as “elite” foxes.
I really appreciated this: A ‘No Makeup’ House Tour.
How to Deal When You’re the Last Single Person in Your Friend Group
When my last single college friend got into a relationship, I was happy for her, but also bummed I’d lost my partner in crime. This, it turns out, is totally normal, and not a sign that you’re jealous and bitter. It’s easy (and okay!) to be envious of your coupled-up friends, especially if you’re sick of fruitless first dates and constantly having to puzzle out Westworld episodes on your own.
Hope you’re enjoying your long weekend, friends!