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I went to the dentist recently and she said my back teeth had started to develop tiny fractures, most likely caused by grinding my teeth at night. What I wanted to tell her was that she could add to that all the days I had bit my tongue at something on the news or at the office that had left me incensed.
Those days are mostly behind me now, but the effects are permanent (I should plan on wearing a nightguard for the rest of my natural days, how sexy). It reminded me how important it is to be intentional—to order our lives in ways that bring joy, or at least balance—lest the effects, often greater than a nightguard, be permanent.
Wishing you better balance this week.
I’ve gotten such pleasure out of the stories curated by Longreads–this one is no exception.
Keep an eye on Trump, but keep our focus on the bigger picture.
Janet Yellen: BAMF.
Clean labels are “more about catering to a culture’s fears and biases than the genuine pursuit of better-for-you food.”
As good an obit as I’ve ever read.
Dashboard Confessional is back.
Glen Weldon on why we fall down the podcast rabbit hole.
This is a fcked up way to do business.
Did you know most doctors will not even talk about a hysterectomy until you’re 35? As someone who has suffered through debilitating periods, fibroids, and even a tumor, I call bullshit.
If appliances designed for the male ego are what it takes for parity in the kitchen, I guess I’m in.
That time Mr. Rogers appeared in Esquire.
If you do this, you are a bad person.
I’ve fallen a little in love with The Paris Review podcast.
The Bedtime with Babish podcast has been helping me with said teeth grinding and insomnia.