Weekly Reading, Vol. 5

So, in case you missed it, Argentina won their match against Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1. Not as rousing of a victory as many would have hoped, especially considering it was the first time for the Bosnians in the World Cup. (And they rightfully looked adorably honored just to be on the pitch.)

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

1) I finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It was one of those books that everyone and their grandmother seems to have read, so I finally decided to check it out. It was excellent.  I blew through it in an afternoon, and have already started another Gillian Flynn book, Sharp Edges. I could totally see these books being great plane reading.

2) I’ve spent most of the morning with my jaw on the floor from this story on Jalopnik. 70 hour required workweeks with no chance for overtime? Days full of useless meetings? Confusing and CYA bureaucracy? Sounds vaguely familiar.

3) Sadly, Hillary Clinton continues the discussion that family leave just isn’t “possible” in the US yet. I’m still struck by just how expensive and difficult it can be to have kids in the US, one of only a handful of countries that doesn’t guarantee ANY paid time off after having a child.

4) Cuts of meat in foreign countries is a fun adventure. Here’s a good guide to all of the cuts of meat that are in Argentina.

5) Starbucks has hatched a plan to pay for college for some of its employees.

6) How small urban design decisions can be used to deter the homeless and skateboarders.

What’s on our weekend agenda? WORK. Someday, we’ll be done with the seven day schedules.

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