What Caught My Eye | #1

Just some random topics from this week

📚 This is something that hit me on a very personal level. As someone who literally hasn’t put books down since I was 4 years old, the past few years have been difficult for me because I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to and then going into a shame spiral about it. Turns out, there may be a deeper reason.

💃I’m sure you’ve seen the French Olympic logo but if you haven’t seen this thread on who she is, you’re truly missing out.

🙄 Did you know that we’ve been complaining about the “decline of the younger generation” since 624 BCE? According to research, the pervasiveness of “kids these days” complaints across the millennia "suggests that these criticisms are neither accurate nor due to the idiosyncrasies of a particular culture or time."

📑 Would you like a simit? One of the defining foods of my childhood and Turkish identity as a whole was just added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defined as “a type of bread often coated with molasses and covered in sesame seeds, originating in Turkey.”

Now I’m homesick again…