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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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Naming and framing

I‘ve been amazed, time and time again, at the power of what I call “names and frames.” Basically, what you name a problem, and how you frame it, can radically change how you feel about it, and how you work on solving it. For most of Sarah’s and my married life, money’s been very tight. (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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To know them is to love them

Have you ever had an unexpressed need or desire, maybe even one you didn’t realize you had until someone satisfied it for you? I’m convinced we all do. My sister recently gave me a present for no particular reason, something she had seen in a gift shop that instantly reminded her of me: a small (read more…)

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Listening to the people around your table

Entertaining goes deeper than inviting guests and whipping up a simple meal. It means practicing community around the table, sharing stories, and finding out more about what makes our guests so interesting. People are hurting, our experiences make us real, and it’s our privilege to be their friend and listen. I served a platter of (read more…)

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