Odds and Ends

18 famous authors’ houses worth seeing.

Lots of questions about the subtle yet brightening shadow I wear in this video. It’s the shade Aura and it’s 15% off right now! (20% off if you are a new customer with the code CLEANFORALL20.)

10 best countries for Americans who want to live abroad.

The Nue Co is offering 25% off sitewide for my readers with the code WHOORLAUG25. I am such a fan of the Magnesium Spray (reviewed here) and the Barrier Culture Cleanser and Moisturizer (reviewed here and psst it’s great for teens too). A quick list of all my faves can be found here.

Did you all read about the U.N.’s climate-change report that was released earlier this week? Gah.

More and more children are dealing with long COVID. Breaks my heart.

I know I’m gonna get some Leo pushback, but I think August is the worst month of the year. So hot and humid, back-to-school BS, and ALL I WANT IS FALL WEATHER. Too early to talk about this sweater?

IKEA, you’ve gone too far. Too far.

Have you read about Anna Sacks and her social media trash walks?

The lost canyon under Lake Powell. The drought is revealing some interesting things.

Do you remember calling “time and temp” on your landline phone in the 80s? We had an entire discussion about this on Instagram this week. LOL (Also, I love how Northern California’s phone number was POP-CORN.)

I’ve been living for the Delta variant memes this week. When all else fails, laugh. (Or maybe get vaccinated.)

If you are looking to educate yourself on women’s reproductive issues, check out this weekend’s RePRO Film Festival. Really incredible films and 100% of them were directed by individuals using she/her pronouns.

Happy Friday! School started this week for my son and next Monday’s the day for my daughter. I’m really happy to get back on a school schedule, although is Delta going to throw us for a loop soon? We shall soon see.

image credit: audrey bodisco