8 Things of Note

Our favorite links from around the web this week.
By Brooke Klauer ,


Tiny Fey telling it like it is: "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute." Yes! Have a brave weekend, friends—and for more motivation, read on.

How to say yes to the right things.

“To my ten-year-old, I’m pretty candid. We talk about bigotry and sexism. We talk about what you do when people make laws you think are unjust and elect leaders you think are corrupt. Do you follow them anyway? Or does it give you an opportunity to grow your mind?”

Fascinating: a linguist examines women's friendships.

Teaching proper table manners definitely makes our list of parenting goals. How about you?

“Telling women to sit down and be quiet is not only morally wrong; it’s also economically wrong. We need strong people, both men and women, everywhere: in leadership, in business, in government.”

How not to end up hating your partner (especially after kids).

The great reward for aging.

We love tips from experts, especially ones this pretty.

And, this is sure to brighten your day!

p.s. We cannot wait.

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