Weekend Reading [03.18.17]

Tess’ Reads:

  • Stephen Colbert has been on fire the past few weeks, and that might be the only good thing about this election. As Vox says, “His jokes have flown faster and more furiously, sharpened at the ends to wound even as he delivers them with his familiar broad smile.” You can read more about political commentary, the late show, and bringing humor without ignoring the facts here.
  • We’ve all done it – swirled wine in the wineglass before drinking, taken a delicate sniff, or even said something completely off the cuff about “notes of chocolate” (whatever that means). But, this article delves into what it actually takes to become a sommelier from scratch.
  • Hold on to your hats, Netflix is innovating again — by getting rid of its 5-star rating system. According to Netflix’s president of product ““Five stars feels very yesterday”; user activity, he argued, is far more instructive than users’ self-reported tastes,

Eloise’s Reads:

  • Aperitifs, the often forgotten “alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite”, creeping back into the limelight. The New York Times did a quick little write up of why they’re great and included two recipes that we’d love to try.
  • As we all know, sitting in a chair all day staring at a computer screen with minimal breaks or human interaction is  not great for you. Surprisingly, money is not the answer to the fact that only 13% of all employees worldwide feel stimulated at work. But, if you’re looking to make a change in your 9-5, check this article out.
  • Since everyone is always trying to eat healthier but can’t always afford to by a pressed juice every day (I wish) from Whole Foods, tips are a huge help. Most of the time, we just need a little inspiration and guidance. Click through this quick slideshow that shows, not only which healthy foods you can buy on a budget, but ideas on how to cook them.


P.S. We’re currently reading: The Butterfly Garden