Things I Read This Week: January 6, 2017

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Happy New Year! It’s good to be back. My house guests are gone, the holiday decorations are put away, and it feels like I need a week-long nap to recover from the festivities. Here’s what I’ve been reading:

Food52 – Magic Cookie Bars
I can’t resist ordering this dessert when I see it on a menu. Also known as Hello Dolly bars, these cookie bars are easily customized and great for parties … you know, if you’re not tired of those yet.

The Atlantic – TV Shows to Look Forward to in 2017 (So Far)
I’m really looking forward to Riverdale (with Luke Perry!), The Good Fight (a spin-off of The Good Wife that follows Christine Baranski’s character, Diane Lockhart — honestly, what the show should have been about in the first place), and Crashing. Now let us pray that Please Like Me gets renewed for a fifth season soon, because I need more!

Apartment Therapy – How Not To Let Gloomy Days Bring You Down
Some good advice for a tough, grey, cold time of year.

Fast Company – 10 Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2017
I don’t necessarily believe in setting New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe in trying to be a better friend/partner/employee/human being from one year to the next. This list has some good insights on how to tackle the work front. And if you have some resolutions you’re hoping to keep, read this, too: 5 Ideas You Need to Hear (And Hear Again) to Stick to Your 2017 Resolutions.

Coachella 2017 Lineup: Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar Headline
Can we talk about how Beyoncé is only the third woman ever to headline Coachella, and the first black woman ever to do so? Yikes. Obviously, Coachella isn’t the only festival with a gender parity issue, but seeing as Coachella’s line-up has a huge influence on who we hear on the radio and see in concert for the rest of the year, it’s a big deal. I can think of a number of other female artists who would make a great choice if Beyoncé isn’t free to headline every year — I think Drake can probably get you Rihanna’s number. (Also … road trip?)