Links: Book Recs, Pockets, & Food Videos

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.Happy Wednesday! How is your week going so far? It’s definitely one of those weeks where I can’t remember what day it is. We’re steadily making our way through August and inching ever closer to autumn. Hooray!

A bit of a personal announcement. I adopted a cat! He’s 9 years old and a Maine Coon mix. He’s fluffy, dreamy, and really likes making sure I’m awake at 5am.

Let me introduce the Bitchery to Linus!


If you’re curious as to why women’s clothing doesn’t have more pockets, I found this article to be incredibly interesting:

Much has been written about how sexism dictates whether a garment gets usable pockets. While class unquestionably plays a part, men’s clothing tends to have capacious, visible pockets; women’s clothing tends to have small pockets, if any at all. Content with their pockets, men have little to say about them, but women have been complaining about the inadequacy of their pockets for more than a century. “One supremacy there is in men’s clothing… its adaptation to pockets,” Charlotte P. Gilman wrote for the New York Times in 1905. She continues, “Women have from time to time carried bags, sometimes sewn in, sometimes tied on, sometimes brandished in the hand, but a bag is not a pocket.”

A BAG IS NOT A POCKET! Say it with me, fashion industry!

USB Wall Outlet Adaptors!

What do we want? More USB ports! Where do we want them? EVERYWHERE!

If you’re looking to add more Filipino romances to your TBR pile, @Chachic_ on Twitter has some recommendations and many of which are 99c!


In the chance you ever get lost while hiking or doing whatever else people do in the wilderness, Atlas Obscura has some handy tips for wayfinding:

Tristan Gooley is an expert at what he calls “natural navigation.” In a series of fascinating books, most recently How to Read Water, but also The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide, he shares incredibly useful tips and insights aimed at helping people notice simple truths about the world around them. Gooley’s particular genius is that once he shows you something about nature that you didn’t realize before, you’ll never be able to not see it again.

Recently, we sat down with Gooley and asked him to share five of his favorite natural navigation tricks with Atlas Obscura readers. The illustrator Chelsea Beck then took Gooley’s concepts and created gorgeous animations for each one. The words that accompany them are Gooley’s.

Not sure if I’ll remember any of these, but it’s pretty helpful regardless

Food artist, David Ma, has started a video series combining food porn while mimicking famous directors’ styles. So far, there are four videos, with my favorite being “What if Tarantino made Spaghetti & Meatballs?” but the Wes Anderson one is a close second.

Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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