Hi all, this is Jess: Ben's sister, and your first guest editor while the Dr. and Mr. discover New Zealand. (A shoutout to the happy couple for a lovely wedding and managing what can be a turbulent process so graciously—though, not without multiple reminders that I made this engagement survival guide for that reason.) Your regularly programmed Linkage (did I just make that a thing?) will return soon, but if you want to hear more from me and can pardon the bitter cliché, I have a podcast. Enjoy! J—
You've probably heard there's much ado about Facebook. To Break Up or Not to Break Up: the dueling op-eds are the latest in Big Tech's antitrust saga. But don't forget about the Secret Crush caught up in the romances.
ESG investing keeps heating up. This week, Fidelity's Women's Leadership Fund joined the fray.
"Camp is, evidently, pantless" and Me! gets more and more confusing at the Billboard awards.
I can vouch from Brooklyn: "zapping" is indeed the latest Instagram trend.
And "silan" could very well be the next big food obsession. Relatedly, Philly darling, Zahav, is 2019's James Beard champ and only trusts silan-vendor Soom for its tahini.
One more sweet tidbit: Saturday Candy comes every week in Sweden. Before you rearrange your food groups, a brief history of the many USDA food guides.
Okay, and one bittersweet one: Subway laments the famed five-dollar-footlong in its hoagie Catch-22. Good thing Wawa reigns supreme anyway: Miami already agrees.
If you know Ben, you know Dyson should really stop worrying about electric vehicles and instead devote its energies to making better hand-driers. To start, all Wash+Dry purchasers should be required to use these compatible sinks.
Sounds from a vertical piano. And if you can get past the supremely grating voiceover, words from the modern piano-maker himself.