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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

Michael Pollan writes about the use of psychedelic drugs in palliative care.

I turn 29 next week, which inevitably has me thinking about turning 30. Elise Blaha Cripe’s essay about the past decade and the one ahead was helpful as I consider 29, and all I want it to be.

Warby Parker sees the future of retail. 

Noma’s next stop? The East Village. 

Loving Food52’s 2015 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks. If only March Madness was such fun.

While I have many contemporary role models, Ruth Bader Ginsburg often tops the list.

Sesame Street spoofs House of Cards. 

I’ve been dreaming of tangia since our return from Marrakesh, so this recipe came at the right time.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

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: Stephen Doyle for The New Yorker, February 2015]

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

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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 momentous day for my country: in a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down the ban on doctor-assisted suicide.

Daniel Frank ranks the best and most underrated restaurants in Toronto.

On public shaming. But mostly, a reminder to be thoughtful with our words and to treat others with kindness — online and off.

The newcomer’s guide to eating in Portland, Maine. (And here’s ours.)

On Being interviews Mary Oliver, and it’s just about the most beautiful thing, ever.

Museums are banning selfie sticks. Rejoice.

Think twice before always baking the office cupcakes.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

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: Mary Oliver and her dog, from On Being]

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

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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 on point: The Kinspiracy.

And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

The environmental absurdity of K-cups. 

This about sums up how I feel about the current measles-outbreak fueled vaccination debate. 

Decanter Magazine just named Ontario’s own Tawse 2011 Estate Chardonnay the second best outside of Burgundy (it’s on the cover!). Stock up while you can!

I had a breast reduction when I was 24-years-old and it radically transformed my emotional and physical well-being. So much of this article resonates, and makes me wonder how my teenage years and early-20s would have differed if I made the choice sooner.

Some (actually-useful-not-clickbait) advice about how to spend money on clothes, from InStyle’s Cindy Weber Cleary.

For your inner chemist: where wine flavors come from. 

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: framboisejam instagram compilation from The Kinspiracy]

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

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karie-reinertson-quoteI 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

No big deal. Just a flipped-over iceberg. 

Chemistry is amazing: UC Irvine chemists figure out how to un-boil an egg.

Loved Stacy London’s Top Shelf on Into the Gloss.

Your e-reader is watching you. (Aside: did you finish The GoldfinchI did, but only with a Herculean final push!)

Why 2013’s Burgundy is better than expected. 

“Pay attention to what you pay attention to.” Great advice for business and life from Karie Reinertson, from the Design*Sponge Biz Ladies series.

Getting grief right. 

As someone who loved flipping through the SkyMall catalogue as a kid, this ode to the fallen publication gave me a laugh. 

A majestic time lapse of Alaska’s northern lights. 

And because it’s the end of January and I’m exhausted of hearing about cleanses and detoxes and diets — a few comforting, rib-sticking recipes:

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: an Outstanding in the Field sunset, my own]

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

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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.

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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.

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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]