Cold Borscht chilling in the fridge made with beets, leeks, dill, lemon juice, vinegar, chopped hard-boiled eggs, salt, pepper, chicken broth, and sour cream.
Rumi, trans. by Coleman Barks, read by my mom aloud before we began Christmas Night dinner.
Sleep Deprivation Makes Us Appear Unattractive and Sad
Have you ever wanted to tell someone they look sleep-deprived, but then just before you do, stopped yourself? Because, wait, are they really sleep-deprived? Or is that just how their eyes usually look? Also, remember, not everyone likes to be told they look tired.
In 2010, researchers at the University of Stockholm found that people who appear tired are also more likely to be perceived as unhealthy and less attractive. (So, yes, “You look tired” is an unambiguous insult.) The Sweden-based research team published even more specific details in the academic journal Sleep this week to help us sort the inexorable facts on the link between how we sleep and how we appear.
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Detail of Édouard Vuillard’s The Album
Modica, Sicily, in Italy
Semiotics 101: A sign shines in philadelphia.
ICA Phila. Sontag screen test fail.
Barkless & fit
Lemon cucumber the first!!!