8 Things of Note

A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
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Hello, friends! Our goal for the weekend: embracing the ordinary that can sometimes feel mundane—opening ourselves up to joy in the every day. Who's with us? As always, a few conversations from around the web we found particularly noteworthy—happy reading and happy weekend!

'Why Women Should Stop Calling Themselves Old

“Just when some resolution seems near, a new unknown is never far behind and we get to decide all over again whether we will choose control or community, hardened hearts or hopeful souls.” A beautiful essay on questions and answers.

How to handle the most common Thanksgiving disasters. (Frozen turkey! Lumpy gravy!)

"What is it in your life that you think you cannot accomplish? Or what is it that people have said that you cannot do? Wouldn't it feel really good to prove them all wrong? Because I believe ambition is not a dirty word." Reese Witherspoon’s inspiring speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Why DIQ (do-it-quick!) is the new DIY (do-it-yourself).

The evolution of simplicity, for better or worse.

Emma Watson interviews Malala Yousafzai. “We all have to work together. That’s how change will come.” #WithMalala

What the holidays are really about: The Other Letter. (Tear inducing.)

p.s. Did you see this dreamy abode

* Ageism article via our friend Jenny Jimenez