We don’t know about you guys but we’re just about ready for this warm weather to get the heck out so the sweaters, knee socks, and boots can have their stage time. But that hasn’t stopped us from doing some major fall stress shopping. This weekend, we’re featuring Arianna Friedman, our Lifestyle Editor this season. Check out her things because they are bomb (and she is just SO. FUNNY. Pardon my fangirling). ~ Nancy
Just wow. I can confidently say that I follow absolutely none of the math that went into making this map, but you don’t need to understand algorithms to appreciate this interactive infograph. It gives structure to something so vast and seemingly intangible. I wish I were that smart.
- Pic Stitch
True confession: I am a pic stitch bitch. I’m obsessed. Haters gonna hate, but let’s be honest, if someone took the time to make you a pic stitch collage for your birthday, you would more than heart it. Nobody has ever made me a pic stitch birthday collage, but then again, I have never made a collage for anyone either, only these repetitive mosaics.
Astra Taylor’s research deconstructs hidden flows of capital behind seemingly democratic social platforms. It’s fascinating. You should read it.
Sorry not sorry, Ira. Radiolab
picks more though-provoking topics than This American Life.
is a nicely plated grilled cheese with gruyere, then Radiolab
is the grilled cheese with jalapeño jack that fell on the ground so now you’re deciding how valid the five-second rule is in this context (just eat it). My daily commute to class is a leisurely 15 minutes one way (10 minutes speed walking), so I usually get through at least one episode a day. Some other favorites are Good Job Brain
(a weekly offbeat trivia podcast) and Freakonomics
– Those Theo chocolate bars they sell at Liz’s Place
I’m all about trying unconventional food. Last year I went through a bug phase (I mean, nothing big, like I ate a firefly larva–it was one time). Now it’s chocolate and Theo
has a whole line of weird combinations. I’ve found that the curry chocolate and the gingerbread spice chocolate taste pretty much the same. The chili dark chocolate is underwhelming. I should probably start a blog about this. Ok, I will– boom
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