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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Menstruation: the last great sporting taboo.

From Lucky Peach: a guide to the regional ramen of Japan.

On that note: thanks for all you do, umami. 

Manterrupting. Bropropriating. Goofy words, but we’ve experienced it. Some advice to help make it stop.

It’s not yet a pressing matter for our family, but stories like this one make me really grateful to have a year of maternity leave if/when the day comes.

Mixing a classic cocktail with AutoCAD.

I used to be embarrassed to have Ivanka Trump as a professional role model — she grew up with a silver spoon in mouth, after all — is her success really of her own making? Interviews like this one remind me why I’m over it. 

Looks like my husband can (almost) join me on that trip to Cuba.

Insights from my day job: things media companies could learn from the roll-out of the State of the Union.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Old Havana, Cuba]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

good reads | 10

sea urchin pie noma japanI love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Cancun feels like a built up tourist destination… because it was designed that way.

California accounts for 80 per cent of the world’s almond production, but its water source is running dry.

Rene Redzepi explains why Noma uprooted to Japan. 

Doug Whitney should have died years ago. How helpful genetic mutations are changing our approach to fighting disease.

Joan Didion for Céline. YES.

A pretty printable calendar for 2015 by Coco and Mingo .

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Sea Urchin Pie by Rene Redzepi on Instagram.]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

good reads | 09

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

A gal named Bridget responds hilariously to holiday cards like ours.

How much DID the auto bailout cost? 

The secret life of pigeons in Toronto.

Death in Yangon: the day my fiance died.

“Just realize: if your travelling is a box-ticking exercise; if you predicate even one iota of self-worth on how many countries you’ve visited; if you think in bucket-lists inspired by clickbait ‘10 best’ listicles appealing to the lowest common denominator …travelling isn’t making you interesting. It’s just confirming your position as one of the crowd.

The psychology behind mysteriously fluctuating online sale prices.

From the archives: David Foster Wallace writes about a magical toy cement mixer.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: New Yorker holiday covers through the years]

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Sarah Koenig in studio

I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Meet the world’s trendiest vegetable. 

My photos have called Flickr home dating back to September 2008, as the “member since” badge at my profile’s top-right reminds me. Flickr was my early-adopter-slow-mo’ Instagram, if you will, and I still use it regularly to chronicle my days over any other social platform. This was a welcome trip down memory lane, about an online space I hold dear.

The man who ruined The Food Network.

Speaking as someone who was once best friends with a narcissist, Harvard Business Review hits the nail on the head with this assessment.

An historic deal negotiated on Canadian soil.

The family tree of wine grape varieties. 

Austin and I have enjoyed following Serial (albeit, casually) and this article on its complicated ethics offers food for thought.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Sarah Koenig in studio, photographed by Elise Bergerson for Rolling Stone]

good reads | 07

le-petit-princeI love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Beyoncé and Kate Middleton are not fashion icons, and that’s okay.

A foodie’s lament. (Aside: can we stop using the word foodie? As someone who deeply loves to eat well and explore cuisine, I’ve always begrudged the label. What an awful word.)

This Detroit burger joint pays its staff $15 per hour and runs a profit. 

The divorce surge is over, but the myth lives on.

Potentially-valid criticisms levelled at this first look aside, I’m excited to see how Pixar adapts my very favourite children’s story for the big screen.

Product of Mexico, part one. 

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: drawing from Le Petit Prince]

good reads | 06

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Fast fashion is dramatically changing the nature of thrift stores. 

The food is amazing but please don’t eat here. 

“Greek life” was banned on the Queen’s campus, so until I left college, I thought fraternities and sororities were just a feature of bad teen movies. Frank Bruni argues it was to my benefit. 

Speaking of my alma mater: we are the Gaels. Cha gheill!

Writers pick their best books of 2014. 

Given my propensity to make puns, China wouldn’t want me.

Love Pantone’s choice of marsala as Color of the Year 2015.

A new study suggests that the ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing. 

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Lani Elias Fine Art Photography]

good reads | 05

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I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

So, you’ve finally started wearing the right bra size.

Nine GIFs that brilliantly explain responsive design.

The art of slowing down in a museum.

God, the ocean, sunsets… pinterest? What Americans are thankful for, by state. 

In short: stop eating supermarket chicken.

Austin and I are big proponents of living in a small, smart space — we make regular use of almost all of our living area. The data backs it up.

Is it possible to learn synaesthesia? 

The secret life of passwords.

Olive tree leprosy is as disastrous as it sounds.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Synesthesia Solids by Lunchbreath on Flickr]