20-something miseries

The Best Books, Movies, Podcasts, and Music to Explore This Month

It's August, and you know what that means: time is still passing while we are trapped in this hellscape of open misogyny, rising COVID numbers, and kidnapped protesters.

Spiral notebook with blank checklist
book reviews

Book Review for The Checklist Book: Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day by Alexandra Franzen

Franzen recognizes that in order to create checklists that you actually stick with, they need to fill a need beyond "getting things done." They need to help you live the kind of life you want to live.

hair, skin, and other elements of physical appearance

The 11 Best Products for Fine Hair, Under $30

Over the years, I have tried every product for fine hair under the sun, and now I'm going to pass on 11 of my all-time favorite products (including styling tools!) that are all under $30.