Web Time Wasters

What’d you get up to this week, friends? I spent some time on Lake of The Isles (which I’d never done, despite living in Minneapolis for eight years), did some one-on-one coaching with a long-time client, and today we’re hosting a mini family reunion. Here’s hoping everyone impressed by our snowcone maker!

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My most affordable ($35!), wildly effective (helped a student bring in $7,150!) class Bank Boost is re-opening on Wednesday! It’s a live course and there are only 250 spots, so you might want to jump on the wait list!

How to spend your privilege 

Related: Dos and Don’ts for bystander intervention

On Instagram Stories, we were discussing abandoning books when the foreshadowing gets too heavy.  Apparently I’m not the only one! This week, I gave up on this book because …. well, I won’t ruin it, but I was convinced if I stopped reading then the main character wouldn’t make terrible life choices!

Three people doing things many of us fantasize about doing:

1. Katie and her husband William just bought a French Revival fixer-upper on five acres. Think: got a kitten to help with the mice, pulling up buckthorn after work. William’s an architect and woodworker, so you know the end result will be amazing!

2. Sara and Joel were feeling burned out by their jobs and a bit bored with Minneapolis. So they quit their jobs, sold the house, and in mid-August they leave for a six-month road trip to find their new hometown and new careers!

3. Caroline and her husband are sick of the current administration so they’re moving to Berlin! If you’ve ever wondered what an international move with three cats looks like, follow along here!

Does a genius lie dormant within you? A Person Can Instantly Blossom into a Savant–and No One Knows Why

I loved this: New Names For Acne and Cellulite
Saddle bags, love handles, bingo wings/arm flab, muffin tops — any anything that you pinch, grab or squeeze in a way that makes you get mad at yourself and think “there should be less of this” — will henceforth be known as “cozies.” Don’t you already feel snugglier?

Mustaches, sideburns, and any sort of facial hair that goes beyond the peach fuzz bracket shall now be called “angelhair.”

Ahhh! An Anne Of Green Gables scented candle!

A bad habit I’m breaking: procrastinating with unnecessary work tasks!

Related: 5 reasons you ‘can’t’ break your bad habits.

Self-care around the world.

JOMO, FOMO’s benevolent younger cousin.
Don’t think of JOMO as a detox, but more like an integral part to a healthy, well-balanced nutrition plan for your brain. You may not always want to do it, it may not always feel natural or fun, but, like that kale smoothie you choke down or the probiotics you spring for at Whole Foods, you do it because it’s good for you.

Have you been mesmerized by the choreography in this music video yet?

Oh dear. More recycling won’t solve plastic pollution.
Litterbugs are not responsible for the global ecological disaster of plastic. Humans can only function to the best of their abilities, given time, mental bandwidth and systemic constraints. Our huge problem with plastic is the result of a permissive legal framework that has allowed the uncontrolled rise of plastic pollution, despite clear evidence of the harm it causes to local communities and the world’s oceans. Recycling is also too hard in most parts of the U.S. and lacks the proper incentives to make it work well.

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