Web Time Wasters


How was your week, guys?  I went to an open mic comedy night (and didn’t die of second-hand embarrassment), donated blood, and by the time you read this, my BFF and I will be roadtripping to Nashville to see Freya, Winona, and Kaelah! Along the way we’re staying in this amazing treehouse Airbnb, stopping at the museum of surgical science (!) and making a few stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  So much fun!
Anyway!  The links!

Lyft is great for getting around new cities if you don’t have a car/can’t drive/don’t want to rent a car for the whole day!

My hair is stick straight and I want nothing more than messy/sexy/beach hair, while my hair would prefer to look like a news anchor. A friend recommended using a curling wand AND I AM NEVER GOING BACK. It’s not an exaggeration to say that my life will now be divided into Pre-Curling Wand and Post-Curling Wand.

This exhaustive post is super helpful if you’re thinking of buying a house.

It’s easy to become blind to panhandlers and the homeless.  I would so encourage you to watch this interview with a really articulate man who happens to be homeless in Chicago. Heartbreaking and eye-opening.

I love these photos of kitchens around the world.

Things to eat: thai-style loaded baked potatoes, fruity striped ice cubes, peanut butter and cayenne ice cream.

Do Whatever You Effing Want

If you want to change your life, change your life. Change your story and then change your habits and then just do one small thing after another to move you in the direction you want to go. It doesn’t matter how slow you’re moving as long as you’re moving. As long as you’re making relentless forward progress. And guess what? Part of forward progress means pausing sometimes and getting off track sometimes and wandering around in circles and taking sixteen steps back because that’s what real change in real life looks like.

Name your price for the album of Tales of Troubadours?  It’s worth $15, guys.  Hip hop with banjos?  I am IN.

Smart thoughts about feminism.

An adorable DIY to try on your framed artwork.

100 amazing trans Americans you should know.

You’ve probably heard about Beyonce Art History already, right?

Did you know there’s a children’s book based on Maya Angelou’s poem Life Doesn’t Frighten Me?
I think it would be great for a kiddo in your life – or a recent grad – or someone starting something new!

Super stylish clothing for Muslim women – such a cute lookbook!

The Reddit thread about creepy things kids say is simultaneously hilarious and really, actually creepy.  Don’t read it before bed!
My 3 year old daughter stood next to her new born brother and looked at him for awhile then turned and looked at me and said, “Daddy it’s a monster..we should bury it.”
He was cuddling with her and being very sweet (he was about 3 at the time). He takes her face in his hands, and brings his face close to hers, then tells her that she’s very old, and will die soon.
Then he makes a point of looking at the clock.

Some Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: The art of being happy, True Story: I Searched For God And Found Myself Instead, In which we talk about uncomfortable things.

Hope you had a great week, friends!



Kentucky Bourbon Trail! My fave: Buffalo Trace Distillery – the bourbon cream is waaay better than any Bailey's you'll ever have, and it's not sold in many states so have a taste at their tasting counter and buy a bottle (or two). Also they have adorable plush bison toys and delicious bourbon chocolates.


I need a hair wand tutorial. I bought one and I hate it! Help your fellow stick straight hair girl!

Jason Brown

Thanks for sharing Common Labor with your readers – We really appreciate it!!! I think Reddit is all too often a scary/hilarious place…


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