FALL IN

Again, the season shifts, and like every year the change is expected and welcome. Today it is raining where I am, but I still wait for that first day when the temperature is cool enough for me to wear a hoodie, my puffy vest, and wool socks. Bundling brings comfort, perhaps a leftover joy of infancy. We like being wrapped up. It is a simulacrum of a hug. Read these with tea. Or quiet. Welcome to fall. —LJ

LITERATURE IS THE REASON I GET UP IN THE MORNING
Autumn by Grace Paley
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
The American Bystander: new humor magazine
Shakespeare’s language not as original as dictionaries think
What are we allowed to say?

WOMEN ARE GIRLS / GIRLS ARE WOMEN?
Girlhood, Céline Sciamma’s coming of age story
Good Girls Revolt, a new show from Netflix
Girl at War by Sara Novic
The girl in the title: more than a marketing trend
Girlhood gone: notes from the new Nashville

HOT TIPS
Penguin / Random House: what our editors look for on the opening page
NYTimes: how to submit modern love essays
Washington Post: can I submit freelance work to WaPo?

PSYCHOLOGY
Culture specific diseases and mental disorders
Exporting western mental disorders
Crazy Like Us: the globalization of the American psyche
The lethality of loneliness

Image Credit
Pro-tip: email subscribers click title for gratuitous image of Kate McKinnon in flannel.

Nurture in Nature

RELATIONSHIPS
Obama’s nighttime playlist is all kinds of sexy
New episode of Livin’ and Lovin’ in NYC: sex in long-term relationships
Why it’s important and a-okay to not be a badass all the time – especially when you’re looking for love
Esther Perel: the secret to desire in a long-term relationship
Which way the toilet paper should go

BEING BETTER
What actually makes us happy
What it really means to hold space for someone
How toxic systems work to keep you in them (workplaces and relationships)

Time: various thoughts (by mwah)

FOOD PORN
Feed your eyes (and your belly)
Bay area nom noms (recipes and more)
How to make rasberry cordial from Anne of Green Gables
Nashville women and the recipes that tell their stories

GOOD NEWS
The decline of war
Iconic punk label dischord just uploaded entire archive to bandcamp
Why Americans are the weirdest people in the world
Cooperation in nature

CUTE SET
Dog rescues hummingbird, hummingbird becomes live-in Tinkerbell
Goat and donkey best friends
Cat and barn owl
Kitten learns how to clean from momma cat

Image credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
(Pro-tip: email subscribers click title for cute pic of Barack and Michelle Obama)