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Heartbreak for New Zealand

March 15, 2019

Illustration by Lisa Congdon


March 14, 2019


Illustration for The New Yorker by Igor Bastidas

Who Have You Hugged Lately?

March 13, 2019

Pets count.

Painting by Oriana Ingber

Fighting the Fidgets

March 12, 2019

I used to be a knitter and took my sweaters-in-progress everywhere. As the needles clacked away, my restless mind calmed down. It was a great way to deal with nervous energy. Now we have iPhones.

Glass sculpture by Carol Milne

Art Matters

March 11, 2019

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo’s book, The Godfather. To mark the date, there have been a lot of media stories about the epic novel. But this one on NPR is my favorite, a beautiful example of how art changes lives. Don’t miss it!

Illustration by David Shrigley


International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Illustration by Paul Thurlby

Procrastination Season

March 7, 2019


Chart by Michelle Rial

Mid-week Affirmation

March 6, 2019

Image from Lee Crutchley

Carbo Loading

March 5, 2019

A friend of mine is on a carb-free diet, and today I got anxious just hearing about it. For me, life without carbs just wouldn’t be as sweet (or in this case, salty).

Photo by Philotheus Nisch

How was your weekend?

March 4, 2019

This morning in ballet class, I got the dreaded question – how was your weekend? There was a long silence while I took the time to think, did I do anything exciting? Later in the day, I remembered a highlight was going to the Farmer’s Market early Sunday morning and surrounding myself with gorgeous fruits and vegetables. Does that count?

Chart by Michelle Rial