Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you’re interested in except Game of Thrones.
Awesome. Amazon Prime continues to be so, so worth it.
I completely disagree with any backlash about their increase in prices—we are completely addicted, and an extra $1.60/month is nothing. It’s still cheaper than the Netflix subscription I paid for for many years, and the shipping is insanely fast. Also, I just learned that they deliver on Sundays—including this past Easter Sunday when I got a package.
This recipe is a Mexican-influenced spin on breakfast eggs that is a favorite in Austin, Texas. I had a lot of fun cooking with Adriene of the beautiful YouTube channel Yoga with Adriene (check out her 29-day yoga Reboot to feel great this spring).
Lena Dunham, with a great response to David Letterman telling her to “please get some help” after she describes that taking too much time off gives an opportunity for her “existential angst to creep in”.
This jumped out to me as a clear generational divide in terms of openness to therapy, and reminded me of the words we use casually that play a part in influencing deeper widespread feelings of shame about seeking “help”. “You need professional help” is probably something I said as a 4th grader on the playground to someone doing something weird, and I’d like to remove it from my casual use.
So in the past month, I’ve rethought using words including “bossy" due to Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign, "starving to death" and "wifebeater" from Louis CK’s SNL monologue, and now this. It’s all a good dose of perspective.
“I just wanted to follow up from your call last week to let you know that I was able to speak with your doctor and correct your claim from July successfully, so we’ll be sending you a check for $227.”—Rep from my health insurance company just now, blowing my mind that she actually followed through. Today is a good day.
“Researchers at Harvard found that at least 50% of URL-based legal citations in US Supreme Court opinions, for instance, no longer point to the originally referenced material.”—Linkrot on the Million-Dollar Homepage (BoingBoing)