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12 Jan, 2019

Weekend reading:January 12 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

If you’re Canadian and use milk bags and have never cut the tip off the bag by sawing it with a steak knife because nothing else was available, you’re lying — jump for my love (@JodiesJumpsuit) 6 January 2019 You Should Meditate Every Day, nytimes.com 4 Ways Walking Improves Your Brain, myfitnesspal.com The new Canada […]

05 Jan, 2019

Weekend reading: January 5 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

1 Woman, 12 Months, 52 Places, nytimes.com The Best Skin-Care Trick Is Being Rich, theatlantic.com The surprisingly bright future of retail, fastcompany.com How to properly feed a hungry pack of Raptors, theglobeandmail.com ‘Dry January’ Has Benefits All Year Long, smithsonianmag.com Share the post “Weekend reading: January 5 edition” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

29 Dec, 2018

Weekend reading: December 29 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

This thread is a lesson for everyone. ?? https://t.co/87uijVXmUp — andrea tomkins (@missfish) December 29, 2018 11 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2019, nytimes.com How to Work With an Instagram Influencer According to an Influencer, hootsuite.com A Peek at Your New Plate: How You’ll Be Eating in 2019, nytimes.com I Used to Write […]

22 Dec, 2018

Weekend reading: the Christmas edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

These aren’t your average Christmas light shows. https://t.co/P5kJmdmonW — WIRED (@WIRED) December 22, 2018 Home Alone a festive film? Hardly – it’s the Muppets every time, theguardian.com The gift that made me believe in the magic of Christmas again, todaysparent.com How do you write a Christmas letter for 2018, a year of hell?, theglobeandmail.com The […]

16 Dec, 2018

Weekend reading: December 16 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Whoever designed this is a genius and going to hell. pic.twitter.com/J3xPVGRk0s — Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) December 15, 2018 Did a slave make your sneakers? The answer is: probably, fastcompany.com Porch piracy has ruined online shopping, but there’s a simple fix, fastcompany.com Americans Are Weirdly Obsessed With Paper Towels, theatlantic.com The perfect ways to get fit […]


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