📖 READ: A gynecologist (finally) asked women for office design advice. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, First Wives Club, Harlem) happy cried when she met Whoopi Goldberg. Applauding this woman for starting her graduate program at age 53. Meanwhile, we’re fantasizing about going to Santa School. How to care less about work. The insane resurgence of vinyl records. Longreads’ best personal essays of 2021.
🎧 LISTEN: NPR’s best songs of 2021.
The LEGO x Target collab is so much fun.
Monty Python socks.
Goth-y gifts from women-owned small businesses.
Monday: Street Gang, a documentary about the early years of Sesame Street. (HBO Max)
NEW ISSUE: Self-Care
As we wind down this 2021 — the shit show keeps on keepin’ on! — we are reminded, once again, that taking good care of ourselves needs to be the constant in a world of whiplash changes. Even if the term “self-care” feels worn out and emptied after so much IG overexposure, our own self-care makes the world a much better place. So this month, we’re putting on our oxygen masks first and sharing a few ways we’re caring for yours truly. Here’s to a self-caring 2022 for us all!
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Fine Feet — Margit revamps
This Year, My Self-Care Was Called “Framily” — Benish goes home
The Perfect Girls Getaway: When What Goes Unsaid Is The Whole Point — Annette says nothing (and everything)
TOMORROW! Hi. High. Let’s Talk About Cannabis.
Join us tomorrow evening for a discussion about the benefits of cannabis and CBD, including how they can be put to good use for your work, your creativity, and your joy. Carolyn Gerin, CEO of Cannawise, and Sara Payan, Education Office at Apothecarium, will share their insider industry knowledge and answer audience questions during the event.
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OBSESSED: HappyLight SAD Lamp
By Jen Roventine
“HappyLight, you’re more than just an inanimate desk object. You’re my daily dose of full-spectrum light in a world (cough, Minnesota) that’s often ugly and gray. In this frozen land of 10,000 lakes, you’re the 10,000 lux that keeps me going until the spring thaw. When I spend time with you, my mood lifts, I feel more energy, and my focus is restored. I’ve come to rely on you as much as my morning coffee, and that’s saying a lot.”
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