Sorry the weekend reads are arriving on Monday! The week got away from me, but I figured, better late than never! A couple weeks ago I developed a serious hankering to bake, so I had a few people over this weekend and made more sugar laden treats than anyone knew what to do with. Seriously, everyone went home with a to-go box full of cookies and cake and brownies and it was great! It was all such a nice reminder that I still love being in the kitchen, and I still get so much pleasure out of watching people eat something I've made. As everyone's sugar coma kicked in, one guest noticed my stack of Pablo Neruda books. I've loved Neruda's poetry for over a decade now and it's nice to be able to just thumb through his works every now and then. If you're not familiar with him, check out my favorite, Your Laughter.
Oh Buzzfeed, you are so good at promoting yourself! And making my digital strategy heart pitter patter.
All that "dark traffic" going to your site - the stuff you can't track or really account for - it's probably coming from Facebook (mobile).
Melody Kramer, digital strategist and generally smart thinker, started a blog. Make sure you follow it.
This New Yorker piece on Angela Merkel has me obsessed with her approach to power and leadership. #longread
Alfajores are the perfect cookie, and such a guilty pleasure of mine. My friend Russell has the easiest recipe for them!
"I feel like we’ve been studying [all] women in STEM, but what we’ve been really studying is white women." New research that shows women of color may be less impacted by the stereotype that STEM careers are masculine.
Leslie Bradshaw, entrepreneur and co-founder of Jess3, wrote about how she gained and lost 60lbs. I appreciate the discipline, but I don't know if a regiment like that would be sustainable for me.
Fast Company does round ups of creative activities - things to watch, read, listen to and do - that will undoubtedly make you the most interesting person to chat up at all those holiday parties.
Yellowstone National Park reintroduced wolves to the park after being absent for nearly 70 years and the impact they had on the park (beyond the obvious food chain stuff) is astounding!