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Weekend links

On swimming holes :: Seth Haines How to make a simple budget (and why) :: Shaun Groves In defense of the suburbs :: Nish Weiseth 75 years in the making: Harvard just released its epic study on what men need to lead a happy life :: FEELguide “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just (read more…)

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A new way to subscribe to the blog!

Hi friends—just a quick but super important announcement here. After almost seven years, this blog is finally moving to a better email subscription service. If you’re already subscribed to the blog via email, your email address should have migrated to our new service, so there’s nothing you need to do! (But read on for a (read more…)

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On resisting the digital and embracing the analog

I recently spent ten days in Tuscany with Kyle and some writer friends, and my re-entry has been a bit more brutal than I would have guessed. Picture this: rolling cultivated hills seen usually on wine bottles or in b-grade hotel art—absolutely everywhere you look; air sweet as honey, food you’ve only dreamed about. Sounds (read more…)

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Weekend links

Surrounded by digital distractions, we can’t even stop to think :: NPR Not all passports are equal, as this map will show you :: HuffPo How Finland keeps kids focused through free play :: The Atlantic This brilliant trick will help you bike in a skirt without flashing everyone :: Slate 30 magical photos of (read more…)

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#068: Nerd is a good thing

I‘m talking to Anne Bogel about books: good summer reads, how to encourage kids to read, when to buy versus when to check out at the library, e-reader versus the real thing, and more. Plus, Anne shares her book matchmaking “services” and we talk about her famous summer reading list. If you enjoy chatting books (read more…)

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