A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

NY Times: Getting Real About Rural America

“There’s nothing wrong with discussing these issues. Rural lives matter — we’re all Americans, and deserve to share in the nation’s wealth. Rural votes matter even more; like it or not, our political system gives hugely disproportionate weight to less populous states, which are also generally states with relatively rural populations.”

Marc and Angel Hack Life: 15 Ways to be Irresistibly Attractive (This has nothing to do with physical beauty….)

Scary Mommy: Americans Spending over $39 Billion Drunk Shopping (I believe this. I have two strict rules about using my phone when I’ve been drinking — NO social media and NO amazon.)

Reader’s Digest: Here’s Everything We Know About Universal’s New Harry Potter Ride (OMG…now I want to go back to Universal Orlando!)