The "I Gave At The Office" Edition

Dear Subscribers,

Happy Thanksgiving!

My one daily life observation/comment for this week:

Two-factor authorization SUCKS. And I really don’t think you need it for things like shopping apps and other b.s. And, if you don’t want to have your phone with you all the time while you are doing other kinds of work, it is really intrustive. And, from an identity pirater’s pov, even a non-nefarious one like me who has to go into apps and websites all the time for my ancient mother (yes, to look at her bank balance, renew her New Yorker subscription, and pay her Rx drug bills) you can get pretty easily get into these sites, change the email and phone to yours, and then get the code anyway. The whole thing really peeves me. Especially when article after article says “put the phone away,” “don’t have it near you for better productivity,” and then you have to go running after it somewhere in the house to…shop at Zappos or pay a bill. Maybe paper checks, like other handy, efficient analog things such as telephone calls and paper ‘to do’ lists, are going to make a comeback.

I don’t even have one-factor authorization to send you this list every week, so I hope it’s okay. From Politics to Pop Culture, and everything in between, I deliver an amazing list of content to you, every Sunday morning in the LZ Sunday Paper. I hope you have lots of time to comb through this week’s list before you get stuffed later this week. Curl up and dive in.

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See you in two weeks! Travel and other two-to-multi-factor b.s. will be occupying my long weekend.

The Pic(k) of the Week:

The WTA Cares Enough About Peng Shuai To Stand Up To China. Does Anyone Else? via The Washington Post


How Thanksgiving Became A National Holiday via The Farmer’s Almanac

Indigenous Chef Elena Terry: ‘We Are Still Here and Our Cuisine Is Delicious’ via HuffPost


The Art Of Botox via The New York Times

The Texas Pastor Preaching About Abortion Rights via The Cut

Kamala Harris Becomes First Woman With Presidential Powers As Joe Biden Has Routine Colonoscopy via Glamour

Letter To The Editor: 3 Women In The Senate Object To ‘Sexist’ Focus On Sinema’s Style via The New York Times

Grandmothers May Be More Connected To Grandchildren Than Own Offspring via The Guardian

I’m A Jaded Journalist. Why Was I Nearly Fooled By NXIVM? via Elle

The Professor via Longreads

True Crime: The Notorious Mrs. Mossler via Texas Monthly

Behind The Young Williams Sisters’ Epic Beaded Hairstyles In King Richard via Allure

Frequently Used Heart Emojis via Dirt


Petra Mayer, Books Editor For NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies At 46 via The New York Times

Pauline Bart, 91, Sociologist Who Mapped Women’s Challenges With Humor and Compassion, Dies via The New York Times

When A Child Comes To Understand Death via The New Yorker

And What’s Not To Love About…

Female Octopuses Throw Things At Irritating Males and We Totally Get It via Science Alert