An open-access academic article about how work that looks at social media's implications for well-being needs to consider people's background in the process. My father wrote some wonderful reflections on Nobel Prizes deserved and not received, and more generally about the politics of the Prize and science. A nice short piece with some excellent tips about writing. A helpful guide to whether people whose accounts you block on various platforms (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp) know that you have done so, how to block, and what alternatives exist. More on a topic probably on many of our minds. My free Covid tests arrived in the US on Jan 28th. I had signed up for them on Jan 18th. Steven Levy in Wired reflects on how impressive it was for the US Postal Service Web site to accommodate many millions of requests for free Covid tests in a short amount of time. The Women’s Funding Network's campaign to raise awareness around the spike in domestic abuse cases since Covid. Seriously. My own 2020 Covid coping mechanism included drawing abstract faces. You can see many of them here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eszter/albums/72177720296452373 LibraryThing is a great tool for keeping track of the books in your library (physical or digital, work or home). I have been using it for years and it often helps me locate items since you can tag books in all sorts of ways including location. It also helps me avoid (for the most part 🤯 ) buying duplicates of books I already own. I recently finished this book about the Dutch resistance during WWII. It starts out way before the war, which gives helpful context about the Christian family that is the focus of the book and their community. Then come accounts of how the family hid their compatriots, the various complicated logistics involved in shuttling people to hiding places elsewhere as well, and then eventually the road to prison and ultimately a concentration camp. Understandably, it's a tough read, but I found it very worthwhile. I'm trying to eat more leafy greens and finally found a kale recipe I like. I used a very high quality Hungarian dessert wine, Tokaji Aszu 5 puttonyos, so your mileage may vary.
In case you don't have one of these in your kitchen, I wanted to mention it. It was a game-changer for me. Not having to chop onions by hand was itself worth the price of admission, but it works well with other foods.
Hand-powered food chopper. (I like this Chef'n brand.) Example of a Wordle result. I've been playing in German and French, it's a good way to think about languages. This links to a word I put in. Wordle in German: https://wordle.uber.space https://web.schabi.ch/spielen/wordle in French: https://wordle.louan.me in Hungarian: https://szozat.miklosdanka.com https://jealousmarkup.xyz/szofejto Just because... Some beautiful pictures. Watch this little gem from the Muppets while *turning on captions* (press CC in the lower-right corner) making sure you have the Swedish Chef caption on. It's worth it.