Introducing lists: a new product feature in beta. Lists are an easy way to quickly organize and share stories, from personal favorites, to recommended reads within a topic or area of expertise, to themed lists around stories that inspire you. Want to save your favorite stories so you can revisit them? Organize ideas on the best writing on UX Design for your colleagues? Share helpful advice with friends? Tap the bookmark icon on a story to get started.
“People are attracted to lists because we live in an era of overstimulation, especially in terms of information,” says David Wallechinsky, a co-author of the fabulous Book of Lists, first published in 1977. “And lists help us in organizing what is otherwise overwhelming.”
I can’t agree more. Here are my favorite lists of stories:
And that’s why it breaks my heart that so many of these attacks target Asian elders while they’re looking for a bundle of greens or a few limes, small bites of joy during these trying times. Loneliness and isolation have taken their toll on older people during the pandemic. Farmers markets …
Grace Hwang Lynch
When going to the wet market in Hong Kong, my mother and grandmothers would examine every vegetable bundle, cuts of meat, or eggs as if they are little gems. Cooking a family meal from the best ingredients is their way to express love. ❤️
Michelangelo sent his servant to shop at the market with the following grocery list. This list called for herring, tortellini, two fennel soups, four anchovies, and some wine, and he did a quick drawing for each item. According to this article, “because the servant he was sending to market was illiterate, Michelangelo illustrated the shopping lists.” While the modern-day version in Apple Notes app is not museum-worthy, history shows us a drawing is an effective way to communicate ideas no matter how mundane the ingredient is.
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