’Tis the season to scour last-minute online shopping deals, wrap up hectic end-of-year projects, and plan travel with prowess you never knew you possessed. Nothing sucks up your energy quite like the holidays. Before you completely lose it in all the madness, take the night off, glue your bottom to the couch, and get some self-hibernation inspiration from these pointers. Seclusion doesn’t get any better than this.
Since 2009, New York Times journalist and poet Alan Feuer has collected, curated, and shaped craigslist Missed Connections ads into featured poetry collections for the paper. These fresh and oh-so cheeky “found poem” compositions evoke romantic perspectives in otherwise mundane circumstances. For instance, whoever imagined a timeless meet-cute at a port-o-potty? Knock Knock combed through Alan’s NYT “Poetic Connections” section and transformed his work into a sweet, funny, and curious collection: I Hope You Find Me: The Love Poems of craiglist’s Missed Connections.
Very Important Flowcharts for Life’s Most Challenging Decisions Make Logical Choices (Kind Of) with “Consequential Dilemmas”
Have a bothersome quandary that you need to solve, like, right now? There’s a flowchart for that. A sequel to best-seller Inconsequential Dilemmas: 45 Questions for Life’s Peskier Questions, our new book Consequential Dilemmas: 45 Flowcharts for Life’s Bigger Questions was designed with realistic stumpers in mind.
Those of you in western Massachusetts should stop by the Our Precious Pooper Book Shower in Northampton, featuring a reading and signing with author Megan Rubiner Zinn. Enjoy light snacks, a handful of giveaway prizes, chat about babies and their weirdness, admit your doubts, and buy a journal or two.
You probably did not realize you had a High Five Game. Well, you do. We all do: some have mad skills, other have jack squat. It’s everyone’s innate ability to consistently slap with style and grace. Or, tragically, leave someone hanging. Here are five different spins on the traditional high five you can break out for your next very important greeting.