I have always been skeptical about existence. This money is great for what feels like a consolation prize: While other people are jetting off to the Blue Lagoon in a camper van, you. reach to stay in your house and go to your usual supermarket for Cheerios!
So I was intrigued to find, thanks to my friend Catherine Pearson, that I’ve been settling the wrong way. Obviously, my habit of stumbling into the break without a plan will not bring about any restorative results. Instead, one should take a break and rush for a week’s travel. Jaime Kurtz, professor of psychology at James Madison University and author of the book “The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations,” asks himself, “If I were to move soon, what would I most want to do, and who would be able to do it?” Do I want to have more time?”
I love this “live each day as if it were your last.” Any reminder that time flies, no matter how small a word, is good if it makes you live better or more purposefully. And now, in the middle of July (already!), it’s time to try this. At the end of this week, you can, for example, search for something vegan ice cream it doesn’t taste bad. (The new varieties are made with creamier plant-based milk that tastes more like the real thing.) You can try it running in the pool, which is simple for connections but effective for running on land. You can go for a walk or drive while listening to “Slow Radio,” a The most inspiring BBC podcast with natural sounds. (This section shows the nightingale’s song and the first cry of a newborn lamb.)
Whether you have the right vacation planned for the coming weeks, you can think of each week coming as its own two-day break, and plan it as a trip to somewhere, a trip that’s more fun than “sleeping”. as much as I can” and “mow the lawn.” What do you most want to do this weekend, and who do you want to hang out with? Sometimes, when we are busy doing things and living in the next crisis, just asking ourselves what we want to do and then doing it, can be a little refreshing.
🎬 “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” (Friday): Barbenheimer. Boppenheimer. Call it what you will, but between next week’s release of the new “Mission: Impossible” movie and next week’s double appearance of Greta Gerwig’s poppy look at one of the most iconic dolls of all time and Christopher Nolan’s respectful look at one of the funniest very much. famous physicists always, the movie is back! (For this month, at least.)
📚 “Crook Manifesto: (Tuesday): What do you do after winning your second Pulitzer Prize? If you are the author of Colson Whitehead novels, you write a crime story set in Harlem in the 1960s. And what do you do when the book is well received? You write another one! Whitehead’s thrilling sequel returns to Harlem ten years later, and his commentthe ace crime writer Walter Mosley called it “a glorious and complex work of men who rob people, evil and slow.”
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
The best part about Naz Deravian’s crisp-edged recipe shish kebabs is that you can cook them outside on your grill, or inside the broiler, making them versatile depending on the weather and your mood. If you have time to let this sit in the fridge overnight, it will be very firm and full of cumin, paprika, dried oregano and garlic. But even a few hours make a big difference. Serve with bread on the side and a load of herbs on top to refresh the freshness with different vegetables and all the meat is well heated.
The Hamptons House: It looks like a The place of the James Bond villain.
Small house: Style in the bus 600 square feet.
What you get for $1.1 million: Queen Anne Revival of 1888 in Versailles, Ky.; an artisan home in Denton, Texas; or a distribution center New Hope, Pa.
Search: A single mother in Oakland, Calif., was looking for a home for a family of three. Which one did he choose? Play our game.
TIPS FROM THE WIRECUTTER
Water slides are a great way to beat the heat of summer days. My brother gave my family a roller coaster that included a climbing wall that led to a slide that led to a water pool equipped with water cannons and a basketball hoop. The whole thing screams too much. Which means my kids love it, of course. And that is important. So, if I may: Think hot water jet to your house. Yes, it’s a kitschy monstrosity. But your children will cry with joy. – Ben Frumin
Novak Djokovic vs. Carlos Alcaraz, Wimbledon men’s final: The future of tennis has arrived with Alcaraz, a 20-year-old Spaniard who wears down opponents with his speed and relentless hitting. Unfortunately for Alcaraz, the old guard never left. Djokovic, 36, has won the past four Wimbledon titles, as well as the Australian and French Opens this year. While his teammates are resting, Djokovic seems to be playing his best tennis. “It’s great to be Novak Djokovic right now,” The Times’s Matthew Futterman wrote. 9 a.m. Eastern tomorrow on ESPN.
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Alcaraz was a great young actor, but he also had an opportunity: a candy maker saw him playing and helped him compete with the best in the game.
In the women’s final this morningOns Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova are each vying for their first Grand Slam title.