Elegance Hacking: The Secret to a Calmer, Happier Workday [The Muse]
“I want to make elegance easier to achieve, more often, and more regularly. I’d like elegance to just be there when life is feeling inelegant.”

Why Scruffy Hospitality Creates Space for Friendship [KnoxPriest]
“Friendship isn’t about always being ‘excellent’ with one another. Friendship is about preparing a space for authentic conversation. And sometimes authenticity happens when everything is a bit scruffy.”

Gifts and Talents and the Road to Hell [Glory 2 God For All Things]
“For the excellent life of the Body of Christ is not constructed on the foundation of our gifts and talents. It is quite the opposite.”

Job Seekers with ‘Learning’ Attitude Have More Success [ScienceDaily]
“The more intentional job seekers are about learning from the process, the more successful they are likely to be in their job searches.”

East & West [YouTube]
A webseries adaptation of North & South! I’m thrilled.

Words of Wisdom

The soul untried by sorrows is good for nothing.

St Theophan the Recluse

Orthogals joins the Ancient Faith Family

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Many thanks to the editorial board for the invitation and especially to Gabe Martini who was patient with our many design requests. We think the new site is beautiful, and hope you will too.



Families: Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be [BeliefNet]
By the newly-departed Fr. John Garvey.

Why Women Stay Quiet at Work [NY Times]

Majority of Young Women, Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships [ScienceDaily]

The Good-ish Atheist [Seraphic]
She’s back!

What Men Are Really Looking for in a Woman [Verily]
When I saw the title I raised an eyebrow, but this article doesn’t suck. It’s basically one guy elaborating on what he likes about dignified, independent women. When it comes down to it, he’s describing the kind of woman I like to be friends with. Oh—and read the comments.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Say a prayer for all those who’ve been hurt, will you?