- The Portable Edith Wharton, edited by Linda Wagner-Martin, published by Penguin Classics. I don’t love that they include excerpts from the novels (seriously? A chapter of The Age of Innocence? Like that’s enough?) but I love the selection of short stories, letters and nonfiction.
- The Garden Grazer is a recipe blog I just found and am totally crushing on. On which I am totally crushing. I think if you’re going to use crushing as a verb, you’ve got to let the ending-on-a-preposition thing go. Anyway, she’s a vegetarian, the recipes are very health-conscious and her pictures make me hungry.
- Ashley Judd’s awesome puffy-face essay.
- This definition of the difference between work and play, via The Happiness Project. (spoiler: the difference is all in your mind.)
- Ok, and these 9 steps to serene and organized, also via The Happiness Project. (bear with me. I just found the blog, so I’m quoting it quite a bit right now.)
- And since I’m a sucker for a to-do list (they make goals seems so achievable) I’m loving a few of the suggestions in this “Hack your mind to get motivated” post, via Life Hacker. My favorite suggestion is what the author calls a “Daily Review” in which you visualize what a successful version of your day would look like in order to organize your priorities.
- This post, “Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Prose and Life,” is kinda awesome, via Brain Pickings.
[ETA: and this response to the Texts from Hillary tumblr (purportedly from Madame Secretary herself) is awesome. If it is actually from her. And I like to think it is.]