Sunday, What’s Good?

I like to have Sundays off to physically and mentally do a little clean up and organise. I began this one by trawling through the copious amount of bookmarks that I have saved on my Mac (since well before last Christmas), usually articles on self-improvement or interesting tidbits that I saved for a time that never came.

Some were plain boring, some even were not relevant to who I am as a person anymore but there were a select few that were incredibly interesting and I would finish them feeling much better about myself/the future/life in general, or inspired, or downright disturbed.

So here’s a round-up of the best articles/listicles/whatever-you-want-to-call-them-icles that have been knocking around my bookmarks, Pinterest boards, and Facebook saved links. Consider it a ‘random article archive masterpost’. Grab some coffee and have a read through.

Special shout out to Facebook for constantly reminding me I have 88 (gasp) saved links to check out, most of which are actually dead now.

1) The Locals-Only Guide to San Francisco

Did you know I spent a summer in California? Yeah, I hardly ever talk about it…

Anyway, I’m set to go back after reading this article. I thought I did a fair share of San Francisco but I didn’t see most of these places. Now if someone could fund my airline tickets, I’d be on my way. A one-way ticket will do…

2) How To Be Mindful With A Cup of Coffee

I’ve already reached my quota on NYT articles this month (which is a definite indicator I should fork out for a subscription) but if you only read one article this week, make it this one (it barely takes 30 seconds). I tend to gulp down my coffee when I’m doing work or on the run, never thinking about the actual process but there is something to be said for doing it ‘mindfully’. Mindful is more than just the buzzword of the decade so click-through to read more on how to do it.

3) Ferrero Rocher (No Bake) Cheesecake

Rosie from The Londoner was pretty much one of my main inspirations for starting this blog because every recipe she posts (as well as everything else she posts) looks incredible. I’m planning to make it closer to Christmas and have a few friends over to test drive it.

4) Inside Santa Monica High

More of a photo exhibition on the lives of the teens in Santa Monica High in California. You wouldn’t be the only one to mistake these photos as snippets from the 1990s but if you look closely you can see the occasional iPhone and charger. The point is that these are timeless photos. School rituals and traditions, teen behaviour, and school antics have hardly changed over the decades and the photos also have a purpose of showing us a side of high school kids just being themselves, a side we don’t see on social media or TV.

5) Dustin Hoffman

This isn’t any old interview with Dustin Hoffman, this is the interview with Dustin Hoffman. From therapy to mental health to life’s uncertainty, this interview presents a side of the actor no one has really seen before, and showing that the rich and famous are not immune to off days. What I took from it is that working your way to where you want to be is hard and sometimes discouraging, but it’s worth it.

6) Learning to Deal with The Imposter Syndrome

I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS. Carry on.

7) 18 Little Things to Start Doing Now If You Want To Be Ahead of Everyone Else in Ten Years

This listicle really made me think, and some of the things I have already begun to implement. It’s pretty self-explanatory and definitely required reading.

8) Unearthing The Secrets of New York’s Mass Graves

This feature came out a good few months ago now but it captivated me from the beginning and to be honest, I haven’t really stopped thinking about it. Hart Island has been home to over a million graves – and hardly anyone knows about it. No one can visit it unless with very special permission – which is incredibly rare to get – as it’s maintained by local prisoners. The New York Times did as much exploration as they legally could on this island, including the use of drones to capture footage. I found it fascinating.

Is there anything you think is worth reading?

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