I thought I’d mix up my weekly weekend reading post. Instead of just links to articles, I want to share stories. I often get stuck down a rabbit hole of internet goodness (me + Reddit + sofa + tea = my perfect Sunday) so it’s only right I share (ha!).
Netflix: Abducted in Plain Sight
It’s no secret that I love my crime documentaries. But have you seen Abducted in plain sight yet? OMG. I do not know, one person who has seen this documentary and not had the same WTF moment(s). If you haven’t seen it, get it on your list this weekend!
Oh, and when you’re done, Hadley Freeman wrote this brilliant piece in The Guardian about it.
The Perfect Rent Controlled Apartment in New York
I love to know how people live. And this piece in the New York Times about retired actor Albert S. Bennett and his perfect rent-controlled apartment is wonderful.
He first moved into the Greenwich Village apartment in 1955 and his rent was just $90. Go here to read his story. It’s a fabulous insight into real New York life.
Ghosting. Why people do it and how to get over it.
Another one from the New York Times. But have you ever been ghosted? I have, I think it was because I’d never been to Nandos – or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.
But this piece by Adam Popescu investigates why people ghost and just what you can do to get over it.
Ghosting — when someone cuts off all communication without explanation
It’s funny because I kind of think of ghosting as a modern thing, but remember before we had mobile phones, email and social media? If you broke up with someone or fell out with someone, you just didn’t ever get in touch again. It was kind of easier to get over then wasn’t it? You were forced to have that time apart rather than having to access to what the other person (the ghost) was up to at all hours of the day.
Anyway, have a read, and let me know if you’ve ever been ghosted and did you ever see that person again?
A reminder that flying was once quite glam
The worst part of travelling is being squeezed on to an uncomfortable plane with little room until you reach your destination. I found these pictures from the 1970’s
River of 11,000 Glowing Books Flows Down City Street
I found this on Web Urbanist.
Thousands of books flooded the street in Ann Arbor’s Literature vs Traffic installation. It was designed to create a space for quiet reflection on the value of pedestrian-friendly public spaces and the absence of noise pollution.
The Reddit Forum That Guesses Who You Are Based on What’s in Your Fridge
I told you that I often fall down the rabbit hole of
Fess up, who else enjoys a good nose in to other people’s fridges?
And finally, how to say no when you’re a people pleaser
ARGH, people pleasing, it’s hard to say no, especially if it’s deep rooted in your core. A brilliant piece from the Stylist on how to say NO if you’re a people pleaser.
This is probably my favourite take away from the article:
How other people think and feel is beyond your control.