I’m loving these recordings from StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects. Their weekly broadcasts appear on NPR, but you can listen to hundreds of recorded stories in their database. Their goal is to provide people of all backgrounds with the opportunity to share their story, and I think they’re doing a pretty good job.
When we were determinedly saving money last year for our move, Kris and I started reading the money-pinching blog And Then We Saved. With money tight again post-move, I’m loving the author’s list of “56 Things to Do Instead of Spending Money.” She also provides ideas for cheap (and free) dates, earning money on the weekends, and how to travel on a tight budget. She also provides tutorials to teach you skills that save money, like learning to cut your own hair. (And no, this is not where I learned about the minimalist game, but I’m glad she’s doing it too!).
In this article from ELLE, Justine Harman asks “Why Aren’t We Talking About the Millennial Mystique?” It’s a pointed article that queries the rise of “lifestyle” blogging and a continued stress on the pursuit of perfection in the home. It’s a short article that I think could go a lot further, but it’s a start.
This article by Maureen O’Connor on “ethnic plastic surgery” is wonderful. Well researched, utterly topical, and decidedly fascinating, O’Connor delves into the complex worlds of beauty and race and how different cultures perceive the pursuit of beauty via plastic surgery. “Is Race Plastic? My Trip Into the ‘Ethnic Plastic Surgery’ Minefield” is a great article, if a little long. Read it!