Things I Read This Week: December 16, 2016

pantry(via The Kitchn)

How was your week? My 31st birthday was this past Monday, so the whole week has been dedicated to celebrating with friends and eating loads of good food. Here’s what I’ve been reading:

The New York Times – The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth
Sara Seager is on an obsessive quest, and I am fascinated by her work, even though I don’t understand it in the slightest.

Glamour – Christine Lagarde Shares Her Tips for Demanding Professional Respect
“If you think that you’re going to feel miserable in any particular environment, don’t put up with it—just run. They don’t deserve you. And that’s exactly what I did.” Yes! This is good life advice — we’re conditioned to think that you need to stay in a job/relationship/place forever, and that leaving means you’re a quitter, but that’s not true. Christine Lagarde wants you to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

CTV – Viola Desmond to appear on new Canadian banknote
Viola Desmond will be featured on the $10 bill starting in 2018, marking the first time a women is featured on a Canadian banknote (other than the Queen). Desmond stood up to segregation in 1946 by refusing to be relocated to the “blacks-only” section of a movie theater in Nova Scotia. I think we need this now more than ever.

The Kitchn – This Pantry Has a Very Inspiring Amount of Countertop Space
I’m jealous of whoever gets to cook in this beautiful (and HUGE) kitchen, pictured above. Their pantry has has more available countertop space than I have in my entire kitchen. Alas! We do what we can with what we have, or something like that.

Damn Delicious – Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
I made this recipe for my birthday dinner earlier this week and it did not disappoint. Pro tip: if you’re at home while your pork is cooking, set your slow cooker to HIGH for a shorter time rather than LOW for a longer time, because the smell of cooking pork will be so insane that it’ll be near impossible to wait for it to be done.

The Wall Street Journal – From Street Rapper to Motivational Figure, Gucci Mane’s Radical Makeover
Did you ever think you would be reading about Gucci Mane in the WSJ?