Things I’ve Found Online This Week

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

Pic courtesy Katherine Marks for The New York Times

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

Continental Airlines coach lounge in the 1970s
American Airlines economy class piano bar – you read that right, economy class!!

Amazing right?

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 reddit but seriously, this subreddit which allows posters to post a picture of their fridge so other users can determine who they are, how old they are and what they do.

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. 

Author: Rachael

I'm a journalist and creative consultant. I write about how busy women (just like you) can live, work and eat - better.

19 thoughts on “Things I’ve Found Online This Week”

  1. You learned a lot this week! I know about ghosting, and I hate the idea. I think people should just put it out there instead of running away.

  2. I went straight to that Reddit thread and spent some good 15 minutes just reading and laughing at it. I might even post a photo with my fridge, haha. 🙂

  3. This is such a great read. So many things you’veearned in the internet. Honestly, sometimes browsing and learning new things makes me scared of.

  4. These are all so interesting! I have actually been avoiding that documentary – is it scary? I hadn’t heard of those other stories, but they are fascinating. I was just talking about how expensive it is to live in NYC.

  5. What a good collections you have there, I love the flight which look so luxury back in the old days but yes, we do have something like this now in real life, some rich and famous in facts are flying like so nowaday.

  6. This is such a fun read! I never knew American Airlines have this new economy class piano bar; I would like to see it the next time I’m in the US! You list some fun facts here!

  7. There has been so much buzz about this documentary, abducted in plain sight. I am all for a good mystery and for picking apart sketchy details, so I think I’m going to have to give this one a watch.

  8. This is my fist time to learn about that word “Ghosting” These are all interesting and I’ll check that show on Netflix.

  9. So many interesting findings! I am still wondering how come I don’t have Netflix, lol. The photos of the American Airlines lounge are :O jaw-dropping!

  10. OMG I watched abducted in plain sight. I have seen a ton of these type shows, I watch ID daily. This one shocked me and not much does anymore. Those parents were horrible. It’s a crazy story and I felt so bad for that girl. An interesting one to watch for sure.

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