Hello, Friends. How are you? How was your week? I know I already mentioned this, but it felt so strange not to share a weekend link list last Friday, and I’m happy I get to share one today!
Our weekend plans? We are visiting four houses that are for sale. We are test driving a 7-seater Peugeot. We’re going to an art show on Saturday night. And there’s a big Vide Grenier in town this weekend too. Vide Grenier translates to “empty attic” and it’s basically a huge community yard sale.
And here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you:
-Man Kaur started running in 2009 –– when she was in her 90s. Earlier this year, she won gold in the shot put, javelin, 60-meter dash and 200-meter run at the World Masters Athletics Championships. She’s currently 103.
-“Women weren’t included in clinical trials until the 1990s. We make up 70% of chronic pain patients, but 80% of pain medication is tested only on men. Doctors know less about us so they tell us it’s all in our head.”
-Best news. A long list of big chains have banned open-carry in their stores.
-Related: In the four weeks since the El Paso shooting that left 22 people dead, more than 40 potential mass shooters have been arrested.
-A journalist spent a 24-hour shift with a woman who is a home health aide to a man with Alzheimer’s. She is his social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and much more. Here’s what the journalist learned about this fast-growing, low-paying, relentlessly demanding job. (NYT)
-Hah! More Honest Latin Mottoes For Your Overrated University.
-A long fascinating/infuriating piece about tech’s crisis of conscience.
-The Cherokee Nation has named Kimberly Teehee as its first ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A treaty from 1835 created the position — but it’s never been filled until now. I am totally here for this.
–American athletes have been warned they will face “consequences” if they stage political protests at next year’s Olympic Games. Thoughts?
-I really loved what Elizabeth Warren said at the Climate Town Hall — light bulbs, plastic straws and cheeseburgers are “exactly what the fossil fuel industry hopes we’re all talking about.” She said that instead we should focus on 3 industries that produce “70% of the pollution.”
-Related, sometimes when something seems like an earth-friendly no-brainer (like using LED lights), we get the opposite effect of what we are looking for. I’m also interested in learning more about how nighttime illumination is considered a serious environmental pollutant.
-KFC is testing Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken nuggets and boneless wings in their restaurants.
-In 2015 we imported a restored vintage Vespa from Vietnam, and last week, the day before we moved to France, we said goodbye to it.
-Our Airbnb is in the countryside next to a farm, and I forgot that means flies! Lots of flies. My local friend recommended getting an electric swatter. I ordered this one — it looks like a tennis racquet. Have you tried one?
Here are a few things I saved on Twitter this week:
-He asked for ideas for good quick meals to make when you’re dealing with depression.
-A really interesting thread on emotional labor.
-This short, silent video left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS.
-An excellent thread on wealth and poverty.
-A cool thread on African architectural styles.
I hope you have a really wonderful weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.