Embrace your weird in the office

Interesting Jennifer Romolini piece in the NYTimes this week about using your freakishness to your advantage in an office setting. The impulse to want to fake it, to be more poised, polished or more like what you perceive all those #bosses on Instagram to be, is powerful — especially if you’ve spent a lifetime feeling […]

Long live the croissant

The story you know about about the croissant is a lie. But the croissant’s contentiousness isn’t limited to its origin story. For almost as long as this pastry has existed, people have been arguing about how to make it, what shape it should be, and whether its crunchy quiddity has been dented by the variety […]

Procrastinating? You’re not lazy

Why Laziness Is Not Why You Procrastinate (Your Emotions Are) — from Peter Economy (no idea if that’s his real name) According to Fuschia Sirois, professor of psychology at the University of Sheffield, it logically does not make sense that anyone would partake in something (like procrastination) when he or she knows it is going to […]

Remembering Hazel Scott

READ: This Black Woman Was Once the Biggest Star in Jazz. Here’s Why You’ve Never Heard of Her She was prominent as a jazz singer throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In 1950, she became the first black person to have a TV show, The Hazel Scott Show This story by Lorissa Rinehart originally appeared on Narratively […]

Your own star-gazing suit

If you’re like me, you’re usually standing around wondering how to dress like an 18th-century astronomer. So imagine my pleasure when I found : How to Dress Like and 18th-Century Astronomer over at AltasObscura. The suit is insulated with wool and flannel, and boasts a pair of built-in slippers to keep [Nevil] Maskelyne’s toes nice […]