Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend

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Tomorrow marks the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year, which is Mother Nature’s way of saying, “Y-E-S!” Here’s what to read while you’re off the grid.

Memory: The latest research on how to retain information does not bode well for our collection of highlighters, via New York Magazine.

Love: To anyone who has ever had a crush (ahem, everyone), this essay on the madness and intensity of infatuation is for you, via The Philosophers’ Mail.

Food: Two photographers traveled to 24 different countries to capture 30 families with their entire day’s worth of food, via Trendland.

Gifts: The most deliciously seasonal (and under $10) hostess gift you could ever give, via The Kitchn.

Word: mudita (n.; Sanskrit): the vicarious joy you feel when someone else is happy; the opposite of schadenfreude.

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