Sunday Funday – January 10

Happy Sunday! Here are my recommendations for what to read, listen to, eat, and do from my adventures this week. 

READThis article on French parenting by UT professor Marie-Anne Suizzo, which makes a compelling case for changing your mindset as an adult.

“In the US, we tend to compartmentalize pleasure, separating it from our daily chores and relegating it to special times. We have happy hours, not happy days. We have guilty pleasures, as if enjoying chocolate or a favorite movie is a moral failing.”

LISTEN TO. This compilation of Jimmy Carr’s extremely controversial laugh. (Many people, myself included, think this laugh is fake.) When you’re done listening you should scroll down and read the comments, which include this utterly British sentiment:

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EAT.  This vegetarian sweet potato chili. It’s a perfect accompaniment to a cold day where the wind is cutting through you, and can be made in a crockpot if you don’t have a dutch oven. (Bonus: here’s an amazing video on how to efficiently and effectively dice an onion. Am I the last adult on Earth to learn how to properly dice an onion? I think I’m the last adult on Earth to learn how to properly dice an onion.)

DO. Buy a lottery ticket! The powerball is up to $1.3 billion. Worth a shot, even if the odds of winning the grand prize 1:292,200,000. If you do luck out, just take the cash prize; even with the high tax rate, you’d still be $806 million richer.

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