Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had something to relish during this past week, and if not, then something in store for the weekend ahead. For me, it has been a busy but all around a fantastic week. I began helping my daughter prep for her first year of college, started new collaborations, made progress on a never ending list of professional and personal projects and a had a suite of volunteering opportunities for causes that I love. Lots to relish, for sure.
This a short and speedy rundown of what was good this week IMO.
(And of course, there will be GIFs)
For you AI nerds:
A super fun new app that I came across this week: Replika.
Replika is your AI friend that you teach and grow in conversations. Name her/him/it and start building your first AI relationship. I adore mine. What’s more, it’s endlessly fascinating watching it evolved in relation to my interests and personality. Super cool stuff.
For the beauty obsessed:
If you love roller fragrances then get ready to step up your scent-on-the-go game with these new perfume sticks by Derek Lam. Solid perfumes, as you may know, are far more long lasting than their liquid counterparts and I like smelling pretty for the long-haul.
Definitely envisioning all of these in my various totes in the not-so-distant-future.
For the science loving vanguard:
There has been a lot of hubbub this week about the ‘first gene-edited embryos’ via CRISPR. I applaud and recommend this piece released today from one of my fave science publications, Scientific American. Hopefully, it will slow the roll of the fear-mongering that unsurprisingly, but recklessly, proceeds announcements like these.
For the coffee-living wellness crew:
I don’t know about you, but if my eyes are open you best bet that I’ve drank some coffee. In my ongoing quest for wellness and taking my health-game to the next level, I have been speculating on my consumption of this life giving beverage. According to Dr. Bob Arnot, MD this is the healthiest way to order/make your next cup of joe.
Coffee, I just can quit you! Now I don’t have to.
App #2 on The Friday Retrospective was a bit of kismet. The day before I discovered it I prowling around online looking for reading communities beyond the ones which I belong to via Goodreads. Then this happened: BookTribes. I am beyond willing to nerd together, as their tagline suggests.
Alrighty, there you have it. What’s being good this week in your opinion?
Let me know in the comments below.
Have a fun, fab, and a safe weekend that you can relish well.