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Five years ago, my son Tilo, 5 y/o at the time, recorded an instructional video on how to draw a person. It brings me so much happiness.

– “Putting 12oz of Oatly into your latte and adjusting for the higher GI of maltose means adding almost a tablespoon of table sugar to your drink.” Oatly: The New Coke (This makes me sad, as I love the brand so much. Didn’t realize it was so sugary. Also, read the first comment, seems to counter what the article says.)

– What are the world’s most interesting people reading? Books Read By

I am here for my purpose, by Brené Brown.

– I love Holley’s answer to: “How do you decide who you want to connect with?”⁣

– I am here for Zach’s blob touch experiments.

Time anxiety is the fear of wasting your time – the obsession of spending your time in the most meaningful way. (via)

The Social Dilemma

– I asked: What is the funniest or most clever Wifi Network name you have ever come across?

Marketing is about making soulful bets (Mailchimp always got this!)

– This packable travel bottle seems nifty.

– Adam JK launched the 2021 version of his Unsolicited Advice 2021 Planner

– This Not To Do List Instagram account made me look.

– Every Sunday at noon ET my friend Tony LeRoy offers a donation based guided meditation. You can access it via Zoom or Facebook or even as simple as via Instagram. Here is one of his recent ones. I always feel so good coming out of these.

– I like the SOMA Sport Bottle.

This DIY “Dollhouse” Kit is everything.

– This is a lovely and unusual looking chair.

– I wear this Mudra pendant every day. Absolute favorite.

Fred Dust wrote a book outlining seven essential elements of meaningful conversations. Pre-Ordered! You will also be able to listen to it.

VOTE mask!

– “I saw a post on LinkedIn that recommended adding an emoji at the beginning of your name because you could see who was using some sort of automation tool to send out connection requests. I can confirm it works.”

– I immensely inspired by how sawyer shares the books he’s read. Best part: When you click on the book you can see his highlights. (Unless he listened to it as an Audiobook)

– I grew up in a house where talking about death was totally normal. So, articles like this don’t make me uncomfortable: Why I Hope to Die at 75, An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly

– Wow. TikTokers venting about their MAGA parents. (via)

– Urgently Looking For Anti-Racism Training for Your Company? Start Here.

– I highly recommend Baratunde’s new podcast How to Citizen. So timely. So good.

– Can’t wait to read this one: Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

– Earlier this week I wrote about how I have been holding my breath since March.

– The fashion instruction that made Parsons world famous is now available online. The Parsons’ Fashion Design certificate covers design fundamentals — from color theory to flat sketching. A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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  1. re: oatly, there seems to be some sort of vendetta against them lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of “oatly = coke”, “oatly = french fries”, “boycot oatly because they took an investment from a company that also invests in companies that contribute to deforestation” etc etc. I would like to call BS on all that.

    Milk actually has 57% more sugar per cup than oatly, 11g per cup for milk vs 7g per cup for oatly. The GL for oatly is indeed 33% higher than milk, but they are 5.5 for milk vs 7.4 for oatly (per comment section on Nat’s article). Both of these are quite low, and my feeling is that >90% of consumers don’t know the GL for anything they eat. Actual coke is 150% higher, and unless you were previously monitoring the GL of the foods you ate I see no reason for alarm with oatly.

    Honestly this seems like either alarmist clickbait to take advantage of “these trying times” / peak cancel culture for clicks or straight up dairy industry PR. Oatly is making a product that gives roughly the experience of milk, has roughly the nutritional profile of milk, has a small fraction of the environmental impact of milk, and does not require shutting cows in disease ridden pens for the duration of their lives. It (or any other non-dairy milk) is a step in the right direction, just because it isn’t a perfectly healthy wheatgrass shot with 6 calories and 0 grams of fat doesn’t mean it is the same as soda and cigarettes. Let’s just drink our oat milk and peace and leave the clickbait for Buzzfeed.

    Disclosure: I am in no way shape or form associated with oatly. I drink it once in a while, but that’s pretty much it. I just think hate to see a small(ish) business being attack for doing mostly the right thing. Is the content of oatly significantly different than silk, planet oat, etc? No, they just aren’t owned by a large corporation. Lets keep supporting them and companies like them that are trying to make the world a better place

  2. I think you should keep enjoying your Oatly! But, if you want something with less sugar you can read some product reviews online and set up an at-home taste test of various plant-based milks. To me that sounds like fun, but I’m a bit weird.

    There are so many ways that plant-based foods can help move us toward better health ourselves and for our planet. Here are just some of the areas where plant-based foods can have a positive impact:


    type 2 diabetes:

    animal welfare:


    antibiotic resistant bacteria:

    Also, 65% of people in the world are lactose intolerant, so there’s also the issue of Oatly vs. “bloatly.”

  3. Connor, thanks for your thoughtful reply. I appreciate it. I will dig deeper. :)

  4. Hey, I remember this video!
    Hope Tilo is doing great :D