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9 Things to Read This Week (28 August 2020)

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9 Things to Read This Week (28 August 2020)

Zissy Lewin
9 Things to Read This Week (28 August 2020)

1. “How do you adjust to an ever-changing situation where the “new normal” is indefinite uncertainty?” A longish but good read on getting through a pandemic. It discusses surge capacity –  mental and physical adaptive systems that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters. During a pandemic which is long-term, surge capacity reaches its limits which explains why you don’t feel good. There are tips on dealing with life and a line that sums up the new normal “Our new normal is always feeling a little off balance, like trying to stand in a dinghy on rough seas, and not knowing when the storm will pass.” [Elemental Medium]

 

2. How to carve out alone time when you don’t live alone. [The Every Girl]

 

3. 13 tips to make the most out of your freezer. [Bon Apettit]

 

4. One of my favorite podcasts is Home Cooking. It’s light and funny, but at the same time interesting and educational. I always learn something new. In this week’s episode, Samin spoke about this column she wrote about sabudana kichdi, a savoury tapioca dish she spent weeks perfecting, now if you’ll excuse me I need to find the right tapioca… [NY Times]

 

5. Pandemic behavior explained: why some people don’t play by the rules. [Reuters]

 

6. “Establishing order can feel a lot like establishing boundaries when it comes to protecting your schedule, values, and space.” How to use the French concept “Mise en place” to stay more productive while working from home. [The Good Trade]

 

7. This stretch feels wonderful after sitting in front of a computer screen. It’s called wring the towel and loosens your neck and shoulders. It takes just minutes. [Well + Good]

 

8. Korean skincare tips for glowing skin (moisture starts on the inside!). [Vogue]

 

9. Tips on learning a new language as an adult. [Darling Magazine]

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