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Friday finds, volume III (Dec/23/2016)

Friday finds, volume III (Dec/23/2016)

HOW YOU DOIN'?

TFW Kevin McCallister is you leaving the office on this last FRIDAY before a long weekend/vacation/drool-worthy St. Barts getaway!

ENJOY!

Here are this week's eleven finest finds:

It’s nice to e-meet you. Today is all about connections. Networking, in person, FaceTime — we are in constant contact (and sometimes need a break). // How to make connections and introductions more powerful and tactile.

“The best connections are based on what I’ve come to call uncommon commonalities—rare similarities”
— Adam Grant, Motto.

Mr. Stanley Marcus, the de facto Mayor of Dallas. // He created a place where [ordinary women and men] “could become, if only for a moment, their best selves.”

Is there a better combo than Chanel and The Ritz? // Pretend you were at the Chanel Métiers d’Art Show.

Karl Lagerfeld taking a bow after the Chanel Métiers d'Art Show on December 6th. Image via T Magazine - The New York Times.

Karl Lagerfeld taking a bow after the Chanel Métiers d'Art Show on December 6th. Image via T Magazine - The New York Times.

Will people think you are weird because you meditate? // Does it matter what people think?

The science. // Behind chicken noodle soup [with a soda on the side?]. 

goop's Gwyneth Paltrow and Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine. Image via Man Repeller.

goop's Gwyneth Paltrow and Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine. Image via Man Repeller.

Attention goop fans! // Watch THIS!

In the mood to give yourself a last-minute Christmukkah gift? // Customize your own leggings.

I will speak more about the right foods to eat in the future, but this is an excellent resource. // What is better, sushi or granola?

The New York Times "surveyed Americans and a panel of nutrition experts about which foods they thought were good or bad for you." Image via The New York Times.

The New York Times "surveyed Americans and a panel of nutrition experts about which foods they thought were good or bad for you." Image via The New York Times.

Tiz the season // for sweet nothings.

You know that Negative Nelly who corners you at the holiday party? // There is a way to walk away in a good mood.

Who knew encouraging someone to try a new dish could be stressful. // Are you a “picky eater?”

 

May you and your family a very merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah. Stay #blessed.

XOXO,

Header image is Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister in 1990's Home Alone.

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