The Muddle

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emilybooks:

Beth Lisick is the undisputed master of the small, strange personal story, but in this collection she transcends punchlines and gets real. Yokohama Threeway is a lot weirder and, we think, even awesomer than her earlier collections of funny anecdotes.  Lisick has a knack for telling a story quickly and then getting out, just stopping, before drawing any fake-profound conclusions. Shitty jobs, the Bay Area’s influx of rich assholes, Stephen Elliot, the humiliations of childhood,  an alcoholic coworker, the ex-boyfriend who wanted to teach her how to wash her ass properly — no one is spared in these subtle, perfectly rendered, hilarious and true snapshots of the artist’s life. 
"This book is fucking great."—Kathleen Hanna
Download the book as .epub or .mobi (for Kindle), or get it via our iOS app.

Can’t wait to read this!  Love Beth - she’s so great!

emilybooks:

Beth Lisick is the undisputed master of the small, strange personal story, but in this collection she transcends punchlines and gets real. Yokohama Threeway is a lot weirder and, we think, even awesomer than her earlier collections of funny anecdotes.  Lisick has a knack for telling a story quickly and then getting out, just stopping, before drawing any fake-profound conclusions. Shitty jobs, the Bay Area’s influx of rich assholes, Stephen Elliot, the humiliations of childhood,  an alcoholic coworker, the ex-boyfriend who wanted to teach her how to wash her ass properly — no one is spared in these subtle, perfectly rendered, hilarious and true snapshots of the artist’s life. 

"This book is fucking great."—Kathleen Hanna

Download the book as .epub or .mobi (for Kindle), or get it via our iOS app.

Can’t wait to read this!  Love Beth - she’s so great!

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theatlantic:

How to Stop Wasting Time Comparison Shopping

Recently, my husband and I wanted to buy some new sheets. But how to choose? Would they lose their shape over the years? Begin to pill?
A friend pointed us to Sweethome's recent sheet review. This was no joke. These testers had examined the cotton fibers under a microscope, washed the sheets multiple times, and even given them a literal smell test to make sure they didn’t have any noxious post-factory odors. We were suitably impressed, and bought their recommended sheets without thinking about it twice.
But the experience left me curious about this magical little site. Who were these people and why were they so serious about sheets? I decided to ask Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Sweethome and its partner tech-site, Wirecutter, about the work they do and why it matters. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.
Read more. [Image: Alex Farris/The Sweethome]


Omg, love me some sweethome.  It is the Good Housekeeping for us Gen XYers.  Go check it out!

theatlantic:

How to Stop Wasting Time Comparison Shopping

Recently, my husband and I wanted to buy some new sheets. But how to choose? Would they lose their shape over the years? Begin to pill?

A friend pointed us to Sweethome's recent sheet review. This was no joke. These testers had examined the cotton fibers under a microscope, washed the sheets multiple times, and even given them a literal smell test to make sure they didn’t have any noxious post-factory odors. We were suitably impressed, and bought their recommended sheets without thinking about it twice.

But the experience left me curious about this magical little site. Who were these people and why were they so serious about sheets? I decided to ask Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Sweethome and its partner tech-site, Wirecutter, about the work they do and why it matters. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.

Read more. [Image: Alex Farris/The Sweethome]

Omg, love me some sweethome.  It is the Good Housekeeping for us Gen XYers.  Go check it out!

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theatlantic:

In Focus: Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They’ve kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition’s six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, a new category this year. Be sure to visit the contest page at Smithsonian.com to see all the finalists, and vote in the Reader’s Choice Awards as well.

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Awesome.

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leanin:

"Strong is the New Pretty" is a new photo series by Kate Parker which shows her two daughters and their friends "just as they are: loud, athletic, fearless, messy, joyous, frustrated. I wanted to celebrate them, just as they are, and show them that is enough.  Being pretty or perfect is not important. Being who they are is."

Photos by Kate T. Parker.

Love this.

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peterwknox:

gatsbylives:

explore-blog:

Apparently, people who hate on interracial and same-sex families still exist. When they unleashed their bile on a Honey Maid ad celebrating modern families, the company came up with this enormously heartening response. 

This is my new favorite thing.

Well done all around.