A week ago, I picked up the kids from school and we walked home together instead of our usual car commute. It was a beautiful, unexpectedly warm day in the high 60s, enveloped by cold status quo days. As we came closer to our house, some of the kids in the neighborhood were riding scooters with their grown-ups close by. Perry and Dylan joined the kids and I started catching up with my friends as scooters zoomed around us. We wore masks and tried to stay further apart but dare I say, it felt sort of normal? It was like one of those relaxing summer nights when there’s nothing to do except drink and catch up with friends for hours.
Part of me was tuned into the conversation and the other part was looking after my kids while my inner monologue was screaming, “look at us! We’re doing pre-pandemic activities!” It’s truly something that can’t be reimagined via Zoom. I’m looking forward to more of these simple (maybe not so simple?) experiences to come.
Below are this Sunday’s links from around the web. Have a wonderful week!
The Sunday Edit
The chilling parallels between Woody Allen and J.D. Salinger and what happens when women speak their truth. // Vanity Fair
People are keeping their vaccines a secret and it kind of makes sense. // The Atlantic
Racial disparities in healthcare and differences in pain management. “…researchers found that about 50 percent of medical students and residents attribute higher pain tolerance to Black patients compared to white patients. These students falsely believed Black people have less sensitive nerve endings, thicker skin, or stronger immune systems so therefore would require less invasive pain care than white people. As a result, residents and medical students “made less accurate treatment recommendations” for Black patients, according to the study published in 2016.” // Women’s Health
The Women’s Health article above mentioned Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge and became one of the most vital tools for medical advances. If you’re interested in learning more, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a must read! // Amazon
An NYC pharmacist who wants to go back to the basics. This is the type of pharmacy I envisioned working in when I was in school – a local neighborhood store serving as a destination for all your health and skincare needs (therapeutic and preventative). // The Cut
I’m reading Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb and I’m hooked. More to come! P.S. There’s over 11,000 reviews on Amazon. // Amazon
Adam Neumann and the fall of WeWork. This is a great article on the background of the company and how Neumann had “reimagined the millennial workplace as a capitalist kibbutz.” // Vanity Fair
Have you used Olaplex No. 3 hair repair treatment? It truly works and there’s no other product like it (there are almost 70,000 reviews on Amazon). // Sephora
Chic black slides for summer nights. // H&M
An ivory ribbed knit dress that will look lovely with the aforementioned slides. // Abercrombie & Fitch
Why can’t I resist a dress with an underwire cup silhouette? // Revolve
My kids have been loving the Lego Friends Heartlake City line. They have fun kits like salon, restaurant, hospital, and more. // Target