The Week of February 18–22

In case you missed it…

Imperfect advice from strangers.

Alone in Shanghai.

– How to look more like McDonald’s characters.

– “… a healthy dessert that called for black beans and a sugar substitute …”

– The comments on this “if sitting is the new smoking” post are hilarious.

– Things we have in common with Michelle Obama.

– “we are going to have to put off this ball”: Texts From Pride and Prejudice.

Reading your way through the stomach flu. (Jackie Collins, Justine Blau…)

– First Pages of Fake Lifetime Movies: ‘The Triumph.’ Or, ‘Poop Cruise.’

Ask an Apology.

– And making somewhat revolting-sounding cakes (pies?) from Martha Washington’s recipe book.

Have an excellent weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday!