Everyone has their own small tricks for reading more books (or at least, pretending you read books), and more generally, working our way through a never-ending backlog of podcast episodes, old New Yorker issues, Spotify playlists, and other assorted content.
When we last rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were planning vacations, easing back into exercise, and spending our free time on some professional development.
Different people have very different thresholds when it comes to keeping our homes tidy, and one person’s “minor oversight” can be another’s “unforgivable squalor.” Personally, I can turn a blind eye to a sink full of dishes, but leaving for the day with my bed un-made gives me a bugs-under-the-skin feeling that lasts…
When we last rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were meditating, color coding our inboxes, and finding ways to improve upon our morning coffee.
Unless you are very lucky (or just very young), you’ve most likely given up precious hours of your life to meetings that either ran way too long, or didn’t need to happen in the first place.
When we last rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were email batching, meal prepping, spring cleaning, and scheduling in extra downtime.
When we last rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were installing our own bidets, cutting back on caffeine, and protecting ourselves from exercise-induced injury.
When we last rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were embracing our caffeine addictions, trying our hand at Blue Apron meals, making the most of work-related travel, and improving the contents of our inboxes.
Elevator rides can be a fraught experience, what with all the murky etiquette around button-pushing, door-holding, and chit-chatting, all mixed in with a healthy dose of claustrophobia.
When we last rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades, our editors were gratitude journaling, crafting the perfect sandwich, and easing back into our exercise routines.
When we rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were doing more walking on our way to work, gaming our credit card rewards, exploring new podcasts, and investing in fake sunlight.
If there’s one reliable truth in this harsh capitalist world, it’s this: Everyone loves free stuff. Enjoying the finer (and free-er) things is an innocent enough source of joy, but unfortunately, marketers are onto us all. What, you thought it was a coincidence that every product is now trying to package itself under…
When we rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were giving in to the pull of Glossier, revisiting the Snuggie, cutting back on booze, and boosting our home wifi.