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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends.

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1.    These life lessons penned by a 27-year-old woman dying of cancer will make you stop and think.

2.    How to end the opioid crisis.

3.    The movies to look forward to this year.

4.    Male nurses explain why nursing is the job of the future for men.

5.    The geographic areas where people live the longest and clues to why.

6.    A 3 step natural prescription for menopause and perimenopause that works for most women.

7.    This double chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze is great for a Valentine’s Day dessert.

8.    The strange brands in your Instagram feed.

9.    Will facial exercises make you look three years younger?

10.  Americans are pretty ugly when parking their cars.

11.  Harvard links chemicals in clothing to flight attendant health complaints.

12.  14 ways to survive 14 hours flying in coach.

13.  How the elderly lose their rights.

14.  90% of workers likely to see more money in pay check next month.

15.   How about a blood test instead of a colonoscopy?

16.  Tonya Harding is no hero.

17.  How to avoid theft when traveling.

18.  These are the cars people keep for 15 years.

19.  Is your ID approved for travel?

20.  Why does Alzheimer’s affect more women than men?

21.  A great guide for buying traditional foods on a budget.

22.  I love this simple and satisfying avocado salad.

23.  How to read a skin care label.

24.  Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales of La Boulangerie and Cochon Butcher in New Orleans, Louisiana shares her king cake recipe.

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The Chic ListThe best things to do, eat, read, watch and listen to this week.

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MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE: The Museum of the Bible recently opened in Washington, DC. It was named one of the top 10 attractions in the U.S. for 2017. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s incredible. Tickets are free and can be reserved online. The museum also features a restaurant called Manna and a coffee shop named Milk & Honey.

The museum is close to the National Mall and within walking distance to the Smithsonian museums and the U.S. Capitol.

DOWNTON ABBEY: THE EXHIBITION: If you are a fan of the hit television show Downton Abbey, you may want to plan a trip to NYC soon.  Some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run are on display. Visit the exhibit in New York City now through April 2, 2018.

EAT

BETH BIUNDO SWEETS: I could not recommend a good bakery in New Orleans until now. Beth sells a variety of sweets and baked goods, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, tarts, and ice cream at her beautifully designed store. The shop is located on Baronne St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

LITTLE PEARL DC: The cute café is a coffee shop during the day and a wine bar at night. My favorite drink is the coconut nutmeg latte. The menu also includes breakfast pastries, salads, and a Japanese chicken sandwich. The evening menu includes an organic orange wine from Italy. There’s even a gluten-free menu. The new hot spot is the latest opening for James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Aaron Silverman. Aaron’s other restaurants are Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls.

READ

SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT: MASTERING THE ELEMENTS OF GOOD COOKING: Chef, teacher, and author Samin Nosrat believes anyone can cook great food as long as they have an understanding of salt, fat, acid, and heat.

Check out Samin’s interview on the Bon Appetite Podcast Episode 124.

TREATING PEOPLE WELL: THE EXTRAORDINARY POWER OF CIVILITY AT WORK AND IN LIFE: A guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, written by former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama.

WATCH

HOME TOWN HGTV: I am so excited about the premier of season 2 of Home Town on Monday, January 8 at 9 p.m.|8c. This is my favorite show on HGTV. The show focuses on Ben and Erin Napier, a woodworker and artist living in Laurel, Mississippi, who are passionate about restoring local homes and restoring their charming small town back to its heyday. During each episode, Ben and Erin help newcomers to town find and renovate their historic turn-of-the-century dream home.

I recently visited Laurel with my mom. We stopped at The Laurel Mercantile co-owned by Erin and Ben. Everything sold in the shop is made in America. If you live in the South, I recommend a road trip to Laurel.

I also fell in love with Erin’s blog, where she documents the good things that happen every single day of her life.

 

I, TONYA: Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.

LISTEN

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SOUNDTRACK: The soundtrack from the original motion picture movie is a celebration of imagination. “This Is Me” is one of my favorite songs on the album. The soundtrack is currently no. 1 on the billboard charts.

SARAH R. BAGLEY PODCAST EP. 232 REBEKAH GREGORY ON TAKING HER LIFE BACK AFTER THE BOSTON BOMBING:  On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her 5-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running. When the blasts of the bombs went off just three feet away from her, Gregory’s legs took the brunt of the blast, protecting her son from certain death. 18 surgeries and 65 procedures later, Rebekah’s left leg was amputated.

In her book, Taking My Life Back, Rebekah vividly recounts her horrifying experience on the day of the bombing, her desperate desire to locate her son, and her extensive injuries, recovery and eventual amputation.

In this podcast episode, Rebekah talks about her faith and how it has sustained her through various challenges in her life, her experience during the bombing and the details of her injuries and recovery, surviving the aftermath and her eventual marriage to her college sweetheart and miracle baby, and what it’s like to live with a prosthetic leg.

If you have some recommendations, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

1.    Ways to save on travel in 2018.

2.    This decadent but easy-to-make dessert combines two Southern classics.

3.     You’ve heard of Oxycontin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxycontin and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?

4.    Chef Thomas Boemer elevates comfort food to something more elegant, but just as comforting, in this mashup of chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pie.

5.    How the spouses of two late memoirists who wrote about dying fell in love

6.    12 incredible useful things you didn’t know google maps could do.

7.    Tyler Haire was locked up at 16. A Mississippi judge ordered that he undergo a mental exam. What happened next is a statewide scandal.

8.    Is this why Chip and Joanna Gaines left HGTV?

9.    Everything to know about controversial Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk.

10.  Apple watch finds a medical purpose.

11.  A better kind of nursing home.

12.  When cancer strikes twice.

13.  Inside the high drama world of youth dance competitions.

14.  A broad review rules out drugs, exercise, and brain-training stops Dementia.

15.  17 time wasting apps to delete.

16.  How to have hard conversations without conflict.

17.  A tour of Instant Pot’s company headquarters in Canada.

18.  Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages. Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.

19.  What does it take to overcome life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods.

20.  Sheryl Sandberg on how to get to gender equality.

21.  Are we all awake during anesthesia?

22.  The number of companies offering employee bonuses, pay hikes, and increases in benefits in reaction to the tax reform victory is now over 100, with thousands of workers impacted and charities too.

23.  The instant pot is here to stay.

24.  The best cheese at Trader Joe’s.

Question of the Day: 

Alabama or Georgia? Who will win the College Football Playoff national championship?

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link loveHere are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

1.    ‘The Crown’ season 2 syllabus. ‘The Crown’: what to remember before watching Season 2. ‘The Crown’: a look back at Season 1 and the history behind it.

2.    Why do we fall in love with one person and not another? A brain-based personality test helps people understand themselves better and why they are attracted to certain other personality types

3.    10 ways to keep kids entertained during travel.

4.    Nicole Davidge of Southern Shutter, out of Hammond, LA shares her LSU birthday party bash.

5.    Where all the grandparenting books?

6.    A new kind of tech job emphasizes skills not a college degree.

7.    Find out what tech tools frequent travelers should pack.

8.    Inside the new world of funeral styling.

9.    The best travel security apps.

10.  The case for trying really hard to make friends as an adult.

11.  Skin cancers are rising and so are questionable treatments.

12.  Another study suggests women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk for breast cancer.

13.  The future of online shopping is finally here and it’s not Amazon.

14.  The best online password managers to lock down accounts.

15.  All of the terms of service agreements that you didn’t read.

16.  Everything you ever wanted to know about at home microneedling.

17.  Love these baking tips.

18.  What to do when a personal crisis is hurting your professional life.

19.  Veteran food blogger David Lebovitz on his new book and Bay Area beginnings.

20.  These Italian hazelnut cookies are delicious.

21.  Why trying new things is so hard to do.

22.  This fantasy fudge recipe is perfect for holiday parties.

And I’d love to know what are you baking this holiday season?

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

1.    How to win a negotiation.

2.    In The Demonizing of Essential Oils: How a Skincare Launch Started A Witch Hunt Against Natural Beauty, writer Janna Mandell examines attention on essential oils as skincare bad guys, and spotlights what fear-mongering looks like from both sides of the natural skincare industry.

3.    You can finally have breakfast at Tiffany’s.

4.    How Facebook figures out everyone you’ve ever met.

5.    How to host a dinner party.

6.    Bake this flourless sweet potato chocolate cake for dessert this week.

7.    Ten tips for fascinating table talk for your next dinner party.

8.    Should we really be popping melatonin like candy?

9.    Why the Apple Watch series 3 beats all other wearables.

10.  25 best fiction reads of 2017.

11.  What are the most popular travel destinations for 2018?

12.  Over the past few decades, loneliness has reached almost epidemic levels, with men uniquely suffering its effects. How and why has isolation become such a threat?

13.  Here’s the latest on the secret to a good night’s rest.

14.  Which pasta shapes to use when, from Bon Appetit.

15.  Just in time for Thanksgiving, the very best mashed potato recipes.

16.  This carne asada steak salad sounds so good.

17.  9 sites you didn’t know have amazing shoes.

18.  Save this international travel prep list for your next trip abroad.

19.  Uber ‘Express POOL’ offers the cheapest fare if you’ll walk a little.

20.  The master guide to figuring out your red lipstick shade.

21.  Do women need periods?

22.  What if You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for you? Soon, with simple blood tests, we might soon all know that and a lot more.

23.  Who delivers Amazon’s orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers alike are nearly oblivious to the program’s existence.

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.

1.    Should you listen to your gut? Not always! Find out what the top experts say about our unconscious mind and explains when and when not to let intuition take over.

2.    Drew Brees has a plan to save football.

3.    How to hang artwork properly.

4.    How the Pioneer woman saved a small Oklahoma town.

5.    How to navigate extreme weather.

6.    How to save money on your next trip to Orlando.

7.    Why lack of sleep is your worst health enemy.

8.    How to back up your iPhone.

9.    The stranded traveler’s disaster plan.

10.  What’s in that $5 bottle of Trader Joe’s wine.

11.  Breakfast tailgating: delicious recipes to help you plan ahead and keep it simple.

12.  Closing in on cancer. Science will win the technical battle against cancer. But that is only half the fight.

13.  How to use Twitter and Facebook for emergency travel information.

14.  Children need close pals, not popularity: why research suggests that intimate friendships have long-term benefits, such as higher self-esteem and lower levels of anxiety and depression.

15.  Questions about hotel safety and security that should be addressed.

16.   The secretive family making billions from the opioid crisis.

17.  Why you might not want to order tea or coffee on your next flight.

18.  18 new restaurants in America you need to check out.

19.  How to reduce stress in anxious times.

20.  Should you really buy that home?

21.  Is that a real service dog? Under federal law, you can’t even ask.

22.  America’s silent opioid epidemic.

23.  How Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman became one of food blogging’s biggest stars.

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Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do LIst

I put together a fall to-do list with some ideas for the upcoming season. I’m also sharing some of the fun things I’d love to do this fall. I hope it inspires you to put together a list of your own to celebrate this time of year.

If you are a list maker like me, try the 52 Lists Project Journal. It’s divided into seasons and then weeks. Each week you are asked to list something. At the bottom of the page, there is a “take action” suggestion. There’s also space to make your own lists. You can print out a sample collection of the lists here to help you get started.

I also love using a Bullet Journal. The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all the above. Here’s how to get started using a Bullet Journal. Watch this great video for more details too. Find out why it’s such a great journal here.
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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

1.    A list of ways to help Houston.

2.    How to avoid scams before donating to an organization.

3.    The rise of chronic Lyme disease and what to do about it.

4.    The Lyme prevention checklist.

5.    Why do so many men suffer depression in silence?

6.    Do you know how other’s see you? We don’t always correctly read how the outside world reads us. Find out how to improve your perception and the benefits you’ll see.

7.    5 awesome YouTube app features.

8.    How to maximize your next Uber ride.

9.    Are multi-level companies forcing people into debt?

10.  The search engine Bing is bigger than you think.

11.  The best macaron recipe.

12.  36 hours in Cincinnati.

13.  Hostess with the mostest Patricia Altschul of Southern Charm shares her favorite party tips and recipes.

14.  Sorry your home isn’t an investment.

15.  Everything you ever wanted to know about taking a cruise.

16.  These salted dark chocolate chip and roasted pecan cookies are sure to please the cookie lovers in your life.

17.  The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore.

18.  How to set smartphone limits for your kids.

19.  Please forgive us at Blue Apron for this week’s meals.

20.  This Philadelphia travel guide includes some of my top recommendations.

21.  “Support and love must flow to the patient and fear and discomfort must flow away. If you are not good at expressing love and gratefulness to your friend, learn how to do so quickly.” The tech community is mourning the loss of Ted Rheingold, who died of cancer over the weekend. The last thing he wrote is worth a read: Etiquette and the Cancer Patient.

22.  A new kind of classroom: no grades, no failing, no hurry.

23.  Football Favoritism at FSU: the price one teacher paid.

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

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1.    Here’s how to get over heartbreak from a man’s perspective.

2.    What to say when people ask why you haven’t had children.

3.    A non-runners guide to running.

4.    Instagram is pushing restaurants to be kitschy, colorful, and irresistible to photographers.

5.    A passenger is being hailed as a hero after alerting authorities to a man allegedly sending child-sex texts mid-flight.

6.    The people who love taking Disney cruises, without their kids.

7.    Most of us know about the perils of sugar but a new study has found a link between sugar and depression, particularly in men.

8.    5 ways to beat social anxiety.

9.    This s’mores slab pie is everything it should be.

10.  The man who wrote those password rules would like to apologize.

11.  Rome, Italy travel guide.

12.  Men’s backpacking guide for a European trip.

13.  How to pick the juiciest rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.

14.  Traveling Together? Apps to help split and pay the bills.

15.  How to plan a trip with the new trip advisor.

16.  Tips for women traveling solo.

17.  How to free up space on an iPhone.

18.  The gear you need if you are traveling to see the eclipse.

19.  Why you should visit Milwaukee.

20.  Why salt is the single most important ingredient.

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

P.S. Download the Pocket App to save articles to read later offline.

1.     Do you have someone difficult in your life? You can avoid the anxiety of interacting by adjusting your thoughts before an encounter.

2.    The fact that food expiration dates are essentially unregulated and mean nothing is bad enough, but the waste they cause is unthinkable and preventable. Check out this guide to everyday food preservation.

3.    How to build resilience in mid-life.

4.    What’s the most secure way to lock your smart phone?

5.    How to pack an emergency kit for any disaster.

6.    Where to stand at an event to meet more people.

7.    Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child.

8.    When gut bacteria change brain function.

9.    How to train yourself to be a more rational thinker.

10.  A Marine’s loving sendoff for the cancer-stricken dog who saved him.

11.  The technology behind good coffee.

12.  Have you been watching the Bachelorette? This was a great article.

13.  How to delete Google from your life.

14.  Make chef Tanya Hollands’ famous waffles this weekend.

15.  Bouchon Bakery’s famous Nutter Butters.

16.  Is it better to rent or buy?

17.  The best food cities in the world.

18.  How people with different conflict styles can work together.

19.  Why kids need exposure to germs.

20.  In case you’re tired of your same old email sign-off, this list provides many alternatives.

21.  This Arkansas Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for college football viewing parties.

22.  Have smartphones destroyed a generation?

23.  A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live.

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It’s time for summer vacations and beach days which means more time to read. Here are a few suggestions that I’m sure you’ll want to add to your summer reading list.

1.     The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | In this epic novel full of old Hollywood glamour, a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love.

2.    Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan | From the bestselling author of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “China Rich Girlfriend” comes this fun, frothy take on the lives of the Singapore super-elites. The stakes are high, as the entire Shang-Young clan rushes to the deathbed of their matriarch, Su Yi. A battle ensues over the family fortune and who stands to inherit it all.

3.    My Glory Was I Had So Friends by Amy Silverstein | If you want inspiration, this is a book that won’t fail you. This memoir is about what friendship and living life as a transplant recipient meant to one woman. Amy Silverstein lived with a donor’s heart for 26 years that she was told would last only ten. When her heart started to fail, her only chance for survival including uprooting her life in New York and moving to California to await a transplant. Nine of her friends help her by flying to California and helping take care of Amy while she awaits news on a transplant and a new heart.

4.    Fly Me by Daniel Riley | It’s 1972, and Suzy Whitman has no use for her degree from Vassar. Instead, she’s joined the hedonism of the Los Angeles beach scene and become a stewardess for Grand Pacific Airlines. Amid all the debauchery and fun, though, Suzy becomes involved in a drug-trafficking scheme.

5.    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman | Eleanor Elephant is about the importance of friendship and human connection. Eleanor is an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger.

6.     Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs | An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she’s enjoyed. When her ageing father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her. Returning to the place of his youth sparks unexpected memories that will lead Camilla’s family back to the dark, terrifying days of the Second World War, where they uncover their family’s surprising history. While Provence answers questions about her family’s past, Camille meets a handsome American historian who stirs a passion with her, and who may hold the key to her future. Sometimes the best journey of your life is the one that takes you home.

7.    Out of Line: A Life of Playing With Fire by  Barbara Lynch | In this funny, fierce, and poignant memoir, world-renowned chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch recounts her rise from a hard-knocks South Boston childhood to culinary stardom. Barbara appeared as a guest judge on season 12 of Top Chef, which took place in Boston in 2014. She oversees seven critically acclaimed restaurants in Boston including No. 9 ParkMenton, and B&G Oysters.

8.     The Alice Network by Kate Quinn | An exciting faced paced novel about a pregnant American socialite who teams up with a female ex-spy and a hot-tempered young soldier in the aftermath of World War II. A story of courage and redemption.

9.     Sugar by Kimberly Stuart | Sugar is a contemporary romance, set in the high-pressure commercial kitchens of New York and Seattle. A funny and clever story of how a female chef learns to thrive in the ruthless world of premier restaurants.

10.   One Summer Day in Rome by Mark Lamprey | One Summer Day in Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself.

What are you excited to read this summer?

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

P.S. Download the Pocket App to save articles to read later offline.

1.    Airlines redesigning uniforms find out how difficult it is.

2.    What you need to know about your passport.

3.    The very best wireless ear buds for active people.

4.    How breastfeeding lowers a women’s risk of heart disease.

5.    How to browse the web and leave no trace.

6.    Understanding the power of color in your wardrobe.

7.    36 hours in Birmingham, Alabama.

8.    Southwest Airlines gets serious about Hawaii.

9.    This app lets you check out library books free.

10.  Don’t make these difficult mistakes when writing emails plus a template for writing good emails, even when it’s difficult.

11.  The 10 physical skills every man should master.

12.  101 books to dive into this summer.

13.  A collection of brownie recipes.

14.  What it really means when you give someone a low ride-share review.

15.  The secret to small talk.

16.  Why we need a national conversation about the opioid crisis.

17.  The apology critics want to teach you how to say sorry. In apologies, saying “I’m sorry” matters less than taking responsibility: “I know I did something that hurt you” or “This is my problem and I’m going to fix it.”

18.  An open letter to parents with highly sensitive children.

19.  The wellness epidemic.

20.  The best natural anti-androgen treatments for Hirsutism (facial hair).

21.  This chocolate peanut butter pie sounds delicious.

22.  Some great podcasts for kids.

23.  LSU’s Kramer Robertson’s mom (and Baylor women’s basketball coach) Kim Mulkey on life, sports and Kramer’s hair.

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