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Caffeinated Links

  • C. Booth is one of my favorite skincare lines. I’ve been using their tea tree oil toner on my face every day for the past week and a half and it has cleared up my skin straightaway. (Not that while I like C. Booth, I don’t think this effect is specific to just their product; rather it’s sold me on tea tree oil in general)
  • TIME talked to the man who revised U.S. dietary guideline for 5 tips on eating healthy
  • Writers, when you get discouraged, never forget that the The New York Times said of Steinbeck during his lifetime: “limited talent is, in his best books, watered down by tenth-rate philosophizing.” Steinbeck never published another work of fiction and died 6 years later
  • These Korean Engrish signs are gold, particularly “If you want to ride again, pleas reenter after existing”

And finally, Natalie Tran of Lonely Planet went to the world’s smallest country..Monaco

Novel Beginnings

GrapesOfWrath

Ooh. I just started The Grapes of Wrath and, I’d forgotten what a language master Steinbeck is.

To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth. The plows crossed and recrossed the rivulet marks. The last rains lifted the corn quickly and scattered weed colonies and grass along the sides of the roads so that the gray country and the dark red country began to disappear under a green cover.”

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