Mighty Life List
Apr 25 2017

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen

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Hello! This isn’t an ad, it’s a thing I use.

A few weeks ago, I told you about the face cream I’ve been using for years, and mentioned that I have a favorite sunscreen too.

This is it: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen. I’ve been using it on my face, neck, chest, and hands for the past few years. As my girlfriends and I enter our 40s and 50s, we talk about how you can really see who has been wearing sunscreen and sun hats their whole lives — especially the white ladies, although everyone seems to get age spots and the like. I haven’t been militant about sunscreen until the last five years or so, but man, it’s kind of shocking the difference it made when I started applying religiously.

Why Anthelios is the best:

• It works. It doesn’t seem to require as much reapplication as other sunscreens. My age spots are fading, and I’m not picking up any new freckles, which has been a lifelong problem for me.
• It’s a watery liquid, so lightweight you can’t even feel it on your face and neck. You can get a sense of the texture at 2:37 in this video.
• It doesn’t have that overpowering sunscreen smell, and it also doesn’t smell “tropical.”
• It goes on matte.
• It absorbs almost instantly, and feels good under makeup.
• A little goes a long, long way.

Target carries it, but it’s a couple bucks cheaper on Amazon. It’s around $30 for a 2 oz bottle that goes and goes. So it’s not cheap, but again you don’t need much. I put it in the category of good makeup and preventative health stuff like vitamins. Protect your skin, healthy peoples!

If you have a sunscreen you’re devoted to, especially a whole-body one, I’d love to hear.

Apr 21 2017

Fridaaaaay, Links!

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16:  Festivalgoers attend Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2017 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Katie Stratton/Getty Images for Coachella)
Photo by Katie Stratton

Roundup of the “most Coachella” outfits at this year’s festival. I particularly like the line of girls laughing mirthlessly and gazing into the middle distance.

Terrifying Glass Bottom Pool in Houston Lets You Swim 500 Feet Over the City Noooope.

I’m curious about these Moment iPhone Lenses. Supposedly they’re high quality telephoto, macro, and wide-angle lenses that mitigate the need to carry a huge DSLR. Which would be good because I keep taking my DSLR places and failing to remove it from my bag.

Did you hear that Taser is offering free body cameras to all U.S. Law Enforcement?

This video of the system for crossing the street at the Boston Marathon is efficiency porn.

Truth.

Army Guy gummies via Laughing Squid

A solar-powered device that pulls water from desert air.

My fully optimized life allows me ample time to optimize yours.

I got you something,
Maggie

Apr 19 2017

Glasses to Correct Colorblindness

Enchroma glasses let colorblind people see color the same as a typical eye would. I was crying some fat tears over this 66-year-old grandfather whose family chipped in for a pair. This is him seeing color as most people see it for the first time.

Apr 18 2017

Snacks! A Bit of Cheese

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A Bit of Cheese

• Cottage Cheese
• Drizzle Olive Oil
• Salt and Pepper

This is so delicious!

If you have historically assumed that the texture of cottage cheese would be objectionable, I was once like you. Then I was served some as a side at a hotel restaurant that’s been around since the ’50s, and was surprised to find it creamy and satisfying. Then! I read about a chef has it for lunch every day, and was like “Oh yeah! Cottage Cheese is tasty.” Yum.

Apr 17 2017

Molly Goddard’s Blue Dress

Cloud cosplay!

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Photograph by Lucie Rox

This is a dream wedding dress. Your something blue is covered.

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Photograph by Lucie Rox

More of Molly Goddard’s work here and here. She has some interesting ruched leggings as well.

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Photograph by Charlotte O’Shea

Apr 14 2017

Fridaaay, Links!

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Girls at festival – Coral Springs , Florida – 1983

My brain keeps coming back to this observation on friendship. It runs counter to my upbringing, not being a “fair weather friend” was a big deal in our house, but I love the idea of it.

I got myself a a watchy watch. Punctuality rules.

These happy photos of Khoudia Diop are terrific, and full of little pretties. via @Afrobella

Shark baby! Ferocious. Also, the exact stripey, ruffle-yay, little girl swimsuit you’ve been looking for.

Dolphins will risk death to eat octopus, there’s a video. Hard to know who to root for in this bad-ass animal showdown.

I tried to bake brownies tucked inside Easter Eggs, and succeeded spectacularly.

Don’t know him, but Sam Altman seems like such an interesting, curious guy. He traveled across the U.S. to talk to people about why they voted for Trump, then summarized what they liked about him and didn’t. Neat project.

The NBA’s winning percentage has been rising steadily since the 1980s, perhaps because apps like Tinder, Instagram, etc. are making it less time consuming for players to find “companionship” while they’re on the road. Totally fascinating. via kottke

A nice line of poetry from Search and Rescue by Michael Chitwood:

“The busy gray nest
swallows hornets like words
returning to the mouth.”

Feminism,
Maggie

Apr 13 2017

Inbox of Forgotten Emails

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I lost some time to the Inbox of Forgotten Emails, a collaborative project between MailChimp and Creative Mornings.

The site lets you share emails you wrote but never sent, and it reminds me of something I once read about the appeal of the early personal Web, “Knowing someone without having to know them.” Also, reminds me of a long-form PostSecret.