If life in the APW office in January was no-chill, February is shaping up to have at least some chill (thank the Lord). For the first time in a long time I’ve had a lot of work tasks on my plate that can (and should) be taken care of while binge watching Netflix. Which means, I got down and dirty with United States of Tara this week (a season in three days?), and it is excellent. I should have known, with Diablo Cody as showrunner. Otherwise, I’ve generally had time to chill with my kids and work on projects around the house. (Yes, like everyone else, I’m way into decluttering right now. Of course, that’s been a lifelong interest, but now it’s trendy.)
Here is to chill (but not outside), and your open thread. Take it to the chorus.
HIGHLIGHTS OF APW THIS WEEK
Why 2016 is about giving up the scarcity mentality—and embracing abundance.
If only everything was as gorgeously designed as these wedding invitations.
We broke down the budgets of your favorite movie weddings—and they are absurd.
Instead of having a million wedding toasts, why not use Speechbooth to capture them while the party’s rocking?
What’s the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation?
You know what’s really unique (and forever)? Your fingerprint. In a ring.
What is a “wedding ceremony re-do” and can we throw one?
Why Susan Saradon’s sixty-nine-year-old cleavage helped prove how much misogyny there is in Hollywood.
Despite a massive snowstorm (thanks #mynameisjonas) this was the little wedding that could.
Dear “nice guys,” buying drinks and holding doors does not give you access to a woman’s body.
“No one could imagine that behind Newton’s large eyes and frail appearance hid one of the most prodigious brains in the world.”
The CDC wants women to just stop drinking, already. Sheesh.
Why charging for emotional labor is an inherently feminist act.
The best Twitter beef (and hashtag) of all time. Also, bless Amber Rose forever.
The Flint water crises is a bigger deal than the media is making it out to be—and it’s not over yet.