Hello, Friends. How’s it going? Are you counting down to the last day of school yet? May always has fun-filled weekends at our house and this one is no exception. Today, we’re hosting the high school badminton team potluck, tomorrow Maude is hosting a brunch (her second this month), and Oscar and Betty have performances at the middle school Open House. Stuff like that.

And I’m also just wanting to put the house in order — I haven’t totally unpacked from our Yosemite trip last weekend, and I also haven’t unpacked from a two-day trip to Palm Springs this week, where I was checking out additional hotel options for Alt Summit.

What about you? Anything fun going on at your house this weekend? Ready for the link list? Here are a few things I’ve wanted to share:

-John Driscoll, the CEO of a healthcare company called CareCentrix wrote about how his companyfroze the salaries of the top 20 executives and gave significant raises to entry-level workers.

-You can rent the Spice Girls’ bus on Airbnb.

-Black women are nearly four times as likely to die as a result of childbirth, even factoring in education/income. The disparity hasn’t improved over 30 years.

-Not enough people know about Google Scholar.

-What 20+ years of digital pornography has taught us about its effect on sex and relationships.

This Gen X mess. (NYT)

-H&M ⁦has decided to phase out cashmere after learning about cruel treatment of cashmere goats in China and Mongolia.

-Oh my goodness. This thread! A woman asked “What is the dumbest thing a man ever said to you about sex, reproductive health, menstruation, etc.?” And the responses made me laugh so hard (some also made me sigh deeply).

The story of the Tinder Hacker. It’s hilarious, disturbing and… oddly touching?

-Found Color shares accidental, beautiful color palettes.

-I just bought Betty a book from the Villain Tales Series. Have you heard of these?

Taiwan has legalized gay marriage. They are the first Asian country to do so.

What do your kids call their grandparents?

I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle