Friday Link Roundup: SF’s Underground Shipwrecks and Mom Hair

Friday June 24, 2016

Well. This has been a kicker of a week. At least it’s the weekend?


From around the web this week:

In tragic local news, two cyclists, Heather Miller and Kate Slattery, were killed by hit-an-run drivers within hours of each other Wednesday night in Golden Gate Park and SOMA. Last night, a pedestrian was also killed by a hit-and-run driver in North Beach. This doesn’t bode well with VisionZero’s progress. In reaction, SFMTA is calling for speed check cameras throughout the city. The SF Bike Coalition has a sample email you can send to Mayor Ed Lee.

Did you know the Financial District is full of buried ships? UpOut put together a very cool map of where they are.

Did you happen to catch Lindsay Lohan (yes, that Lindsay Lohan) live-tweeting the Brexit results last night? And it made sense? And she’s also tweeting about national park budgets?

This was thought-provoking: children need 3 hours outdoors everyday to protect against myopia.

The New York Times published a snarky take on “mom hair.” After reading it, I’m still not sure what this haircut is? Because that lady’s hair looks pretty cute and put together. My tribe tends to go the “I no longer know where my hair dryer is and are you freaking kidding me about this?” route.

But, thank you New York Times, for sending me down the internet wormhole that ended up in this Saturday Night Live skit with Brie Larson. WELCOME TO THE CLUB, SUCKERS. (For the record, I don’t know anyone with that haircut either.)

This bit about red solo cups was actually mind-blowing. Who knew??

Apartment Therapy has been doing these before-after gifs showing how rooms improve with wallpaper and now artwork. FINE, you have a point. Related: I need TV wall help that doesn’t involve a gallery wall.

I can’t get enough of Christo’s new project, The Floating Piers in Italy. Their website has a fantastic drawing and photo essay of how it came to be (and how it works). (Oooh, more photos from Flickr.)

2 Responses to “Friday Link Roundup: SF’s Underground Shipwrecks and Mom Hair”

  1. On the “mom hair,” I can certainly relate — seeing it in writing that you shouldn’t cut your hair because longer hair distracts from extra fat on your hips/belly/thighs/butt is so depressing.


    6/24/2016 at 6:15 pm

  2. As a person who had super short hair for a long time, I do agree with part of it — long hair can feel like a cloak, but I don’t think it’s actually true, if that makes sense. A cute, flattering haircut is a cute, flattering haircut is a cute, flattering haircut. I’m pretty sure that my long postpartum hair (that I didn’t cut because OH NO MOM CUT) wasn’t flattering in the least, mostly because I had it tied up half the time, exposing all the wonderful postpartum bald spots.


    6/24/2016 at 7:17 pm