Issue #179 – Someone Better Out There?
|Breakups. Make-ups. Ball and chain. Romantic partnership is fraught with feeling (and non-feeling), exasperation, and unexpected delight. Come to think of it, not too unlike entrepreneurship. And as many startups fail, we continually shift focus to the ones that thrive through a combination of resilience, focus, luck, denial, and knowing what (and what not to) take seriously. Is your union, or lack thereof, making you feel like you’re in a rut? Today’s list is aimed at lifting you out.|
THE WHAT LIST
June 14, 2019
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
Why You Will Marry The Wrong Personis a thought-provoking op-ed by the witty (adorably quirky) essayist Alain de Botton that addresses the fallacies of mind reading soulmates and the notion that we are the easier person to live with. Watch with your partner. Maybe you’ll both learn something. Not that we need to learn anything. We’re perfect.
Tired of laying out the same ho-hum cheese plates and crudité platters? Up your party game with this rainbow hackwe found on A Cup of Jo, one of our all-time favorite sources for creative inspiration.
School’s out and summer is underway. Looking for something to do with bored kids, friends, or all by your lonesome on a lazy summer day? We got sucked into this watercolor class by Yao Cheng on Creativebug and were amazed at how easy it is to make something beautiful. Framable even.
|It’s our job to tap into the zeitgest and know what’s trending on the interwebs. We’re addicted to the video series What The Kids Are Watching, produced by the trend-watching/setting geniuses over at Moving Images & Content. Sign up for their newsletter if you want to hone your marketing and cultural edge.|
Last week we published The What’s Best Books Summer 2019, featuring 13 of our favorite books so far. But, when pressed to name our Top 3, we had to let the cat out of the bag. If you only have time to read a few books this summer (or this year), make it these. You won’t be disappointed.