Food and Wine Magazine: 3 Ways to Feel Better About Valentine’s Day While You’re Alone on Your Computer

On Valentine’s Day in 2012, I had just published a blog post about eating a cake all by myself. I logged onto Twitter to promote it and saw a Tweet about an insane wait at Red Lobster — around two hours. I was intrigued. I opened a bottle of wine and started researching what people on dates were tweeting about. The […]

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The New Yorker | Attachment Planting Your Succulent

You should have seen me before—I was such a mess. I killed three succulents in two weeks! I knew my life needed changing. So I started “attachment planting.” It’s the perfect next step for people like me, who aren’t responsible enough to have kids, a dog, or an uncracked iPhone, but who want to give […]

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The Rumpus | Behind Trees

In middle school, my AOL away message should have said: “Off playing the Sims; probably killing an effigy of you.” Because I was. The Sims was my favorite computer game and I played it almost every day. In it, you built painstakingly detailed houses and filled them with people you created and controlled completely. I […]

The New Yorker | Some Gentle Reminders From Your New Co-op

Welcome, new member, to the Green Life Co-Op Community! We are so excited to have you join our humble grocery family. But, before you get shopping, we ask that you please contemplate the following membership meditations: —As a member, you will become a Steward of Green Life, or “the Life,” and have the privilege of […]

Buzzfeed | The 5 Stages of Running Up Mt. Tam

Mount Tamalpais is a gorgeous gesture of land that towers 2,574 ft. above Marin County. Hiking to the peak means being in the company of clouds, then surpassing them and standing in the sun, above a misty sea that covers the Bay Area. It’s gorgeous and hiking to the top is challenging, fun, and worth […]

BuzzFeed | When 7/11 Made You Think YOU Could Be Beyoncé (and Were Wrong)

The world (some of the world) was rocked when Beyoncé released a laid back, fixed-camera video for her song 7/11. The casual style of footage made about 19 million people think “I’ve danced in my underwear in a hotel room. I might be Beyonce!” These people were wrong.