And all through the house…
This is the last post before January. Thank you for sticking with me so far. I don’t have an article for you this week, just some links to what I’ve been watching, reading, and listening to.
This is article got this project rolling for me. The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis. I don’t much care for the title, but it rounds up the research into the biology of happiness and what’s really going on our heads as we age.
This list of innovative products for women caught my eye, especially a concierge clothing company for women who hate to shop. Me too please. Their idea of a professional woman is 10 to 15 years younger than me but I love the idea.
And a discovery
About six weeks ago, I discovered podcasts. Big time. Not the loud talking, interview-style rants, but high production quality, narrative podcasts. I listened to Startup, Season 1 in which Alex Blumberg, formerly of This American Life and Planet Money, chronicles the starting of his own podcasting company.
It’s the honest story about a middle-aged guy, taking a big career risk to start something new and meaningful. Sound familiar? Oh, and you get to hear what his wife thinks about it too. Check it out.
What I’m reading
This book has become a sort of handbook for me. Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife, by Barbara Bradley Hagerty. I’m also reading Pivot, The only move that matters is your next one.
Oh, that’s cool
Sometimes the things you find on the internet just plain cool. Like the discovery that the oldest water in the world is actually even older than we realized. And in preparation for holiday feasts, a lesson on how to butter and eat bread.
Wouldn’t miss an episode
The Brainscoop is a YouTube channel by Emily Graslie of the Field Museum in Chicago. It’s always amazing. This latest takes a look at shoes, and how they convey status and celebrity in different cultures. Fascinating!
That’s all I’ve got for 2016. Have a safe and wonderful holiday. Mintedleaf will be back in the New Year. See you then!