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What Have You Learned Today?

April 24, 2015

Lisa Congdon

With the help of a fun iPhone app, I’m finally learning Spanish.

Illustration by Lisa Congdon

I’ll Really Miss this FLOTUS

April 23, 2015

Living in a Drought on Earth Day

April 22, 2015

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Each morning as consciousness begins to seep in, I mouth a few moments of gratitude, inventorying the elemental things I take for granted. The air in my lungs, sturdy muscles in my legs, a healthy heart, and these days I include a thanks for water flowing from the faucet.

Earth by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Serious Comfort Food

April 21, 2015

Grilled Mac & Cheese

Nothing lifts me up like a good grilled cheese sandwich or a bowl of mac & cheese (especially on date night). Only until I saw this, did I even imagine combining the two. I feel better already.

Resilient Spirit

April 20, 2015

Boston Marathon

The next time I feel a pity party coming on, I’m going to look at photos from the Boston Marathon and read stories of the bombing survivors who crossed the finish line. I’m humbled and inspired.

Photo from the Boston Globe


Breaking the Habit

April 17, 2015

Ella Frances Sanders

Illustration by Ella Frances Sanders

When to Look Up

April 16, 2015

Jean Jullien

Crossing a busy street
On a first date
Walking the dog
Watching the final season of Mad Men

Apple Announces Revolution by Jean Jullien

Modern Dictionary

April 15, 2015

Modern Word

image via boredpanda

How Important is the Right Tool?

April 14, 2015


Home repair is not my thing, so I own a basic toolkit, and I’m fine with it. Where I really expend time and energy is in the kitchen. There is high-end cookware that I dream about (like Le Creuset). But more and more, I reach for lightweight nonstick pans and even aluminum roasters that I buy in bulk at Costco (forgive me, environment) because they’re easy to maneuver and clean up. Do you have a surprising favorite tool?

Photo by Reverbere Studio

Can You Imagine Life Before Pizza?

April 13, 2015

New York Times


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