There are so many smart thoughts around the web this week—here are a few of our favorites.
The threat Trump poses: “What we are witnessing is nothing less than an assault on the fundamentals of the country itself: on our legacy institutions and our sense of protocol, decency and honesty.” (The New York Times)
How to invest in both purpose and profit: “Where we invest financially is one of the most direct and simple ways we can contribute to values-based positive change in the world.” (The Good Trade)
Amelia Earhart on preferring her maiden name professionally: “But I think women in aviation should have the same privileges as women who write, and my husband doesn’t mind. For social purposes, I think Putnam’s a grand name, though.” (The New York Times)
Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple
"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."
The military is officially ignoring Trump’s tweets: “In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect . . . and will all remain focused on accomplishing our assigned missions.” (Hive)
How to ask for what you want: “Healthy entitlement is the sense that you have the right to want things, even if you might not get them.” (Goop)
The case for traveling alone: “Because in the midst of an annoying situation compounded by an even more annoying situation, that’s when my humor and patience kicked in and I knew then – even before touching international land – that traveling alone was going to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed to learn.” (Wit & Delight)
The gender disparity in anxiety: “There is no greater risk factor for anxiety disorders than being born female.” (The Science of Us)