Happy Tuesday, friends!
(And to those of you buried under what, as of Monday evening, is supposed to be an epic snowfall, happy stay-the-hell-home day, am I right? Let me know if you want a postcard from SoCal.)
I’m back in the the swing of things at school for my last semester EVER, working on my freelancing (and job-hunting) game and reading a LOT. Right now, I’m reading three books simultaneously, and over the weekend I plowed through Stephen King’s On Writing. I love writing, but when I read a lot, I love writing even more. Kinda cool how that works, huh?
Anyway! As promised, your monthly interweb finds:
A round-up of the most scenic national parks. Uh, I need to get on the road. I’ve only visited three (and driven through two) out of 25!
Related: scenic cabins to make you hate winter less. (I’m really thinking of you, East Coast!)
If you’re like me and psyched that Friends is on Netflix but don’t want to watch the entire series through (again), here’s a handy list of the best episodes.
A fascinating (and important) read: What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad.
“[M]en appear to be just as dissatisfied with the stickiness of gender-based norms as women: Nearly half of fathers report dissatisfaction with the amount of time that they are able to spend with their children—twice the rate of mothers who say the same. The gender-equality debate too often ignores this half of the equation. When home is mentioned at all, the emphasis is usually on equalizing burdens—not equalizing the opportunity for men, as well as women, to be there.”
On a similar note, can we solve our childcare problem?
“Conservative women have long charged feminists with hypocrisy for employing other women at low wages as they make headway in corporate America. […] I don’t think hiring a nanny is hypocritical, but I do think that a failure to acknowledge how another woman’s hard work enables your own is a major feminist blind spot.”
The Debt Project is a photo series and catalyst for an honest conversation about the way debt cripples people all across America. We talk about debt as a national problem often, but very rarely do we open up about our own struggles with debt. Do you agree?
A beautiful reminder for when you’re having a shitty day: today is not over yet.
$837/month for a one-bedroom apartment blocks from the beach is unheard of in Santa Monica. When can I move in?
Vitriolic comment section aside (seriously, wtf is all the hate about?) I love these vintage photos of hippie communes.
Hilarious and accurate: Disney princesses with realistic hair.
That’s all the web finds for this month. Stay warm, and read a good book if you have the day off! What’s on your reading list?