How To: Carpe the Ordinary Diem

There’s still a couple of weeks to run around in Havaianas and slivers of tie-dyed Indian cotton before the temperatures sink to single digits. This year, I suggest we be prepared. The list below looks daunting, but it’s not like I’m asking you to daily fold your socks to make them autonomously stand up in the drawers as Marie Kondo would have it. The below needs to be done once a year.

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One In Ten

I read Norwegian author Karen Havelin‘s novel “Please Read This Leaflet Carefully” already in May, on my way back from New York. I read a book review about it in the Guardian last week and it lingered back onto my radar. The novel is about a Norwegian expat who lives in New York and suffers from severe endometriosis. “Niche!” you scream. “One in ten” is my response.

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Glossy, Happy People

Even if you’d (want to) have nothing to do with the contouring makeup trend, you will have noticed that the mere application of foundation and matte powder these days seems very “Pearl Jam & a velvet choker -90s”. It’s hilarious how we are being reminded that our makeup should make our faces look as three-dimensional as possible, in case someone had confused physical reality with one-dimensional virtual reality.

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