Reading Lists: Staring at the Tree

Last year was my first ever with a Christmas tree and I LOVED it.  Since it currently gets dark around 4:15 PM, I like to turn on the tree as soon as the sun goes down and curl up on the couch with a good book and music playing softly in the background.  Here are…

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Bad Feminist

I picked up this book because I, myself, identify as a bad feminist.  Sure, I want women to be offered the same opportunities as men, but I won’t be burning my bra anytime soon and think men should give up their spot on the subway for me.  But as Roxane Gay displays through this collection…

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Monday Reads

Morning people are actually happier people. Read on for other interesting characteristics of early birds and night owls. Before the arrival of Europeans, it is estimated that 300 languages were spoken in what is now the US, but it is predicted only about 20 Native American languages will survive into 2050. You’ve probably heard a…

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Monday Reads

We know acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, relieves your pain (a physical sensation), but research now shows it may reduce your positive feelings (an emotional sensation). This shows pain and pleasure may be more linked than we thought. Everyone rolls their eyes at messy teenagers, but there’s a scientific reason why they’re averse to neatness. The 2016…

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Monday Reads

I’d heard wild salmon is better than farm raised, but the price of the farmed stuff has been too tough to resist. Now that I better understand, I may be changing up my fishy habits. It’s hard to imagine because it’s been raining a good bit on the east coast, but Cali is in major…

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Parlez-Vous Jewish?

Hello dear readers!  I’d really appreciate it if you mosied on over to Quarterlette for my latest piece. I typically prefer not to discuss religion or politics, but I recently saw a few articles that I could not ignore.  I was compelled to examine and express my feelings on the subject.  I hope you enjoy.

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