Weekend Read


Highlights from what we’ve read this month to keep you up to date.

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Common Sense has formed a partnership wtih the Child Mind Institute around issues of well-being in the digital age. Click here and spend some time readingabout how to spot signs of addiction, anxiety and depression and to learn about keeping media use healthy and balanced. Also, here’s a nice primer from Girlboss about ways your words can help change the stigma of mental illness.

I’ve been thinking alot about how our kids learn about sex in the digital age, and how sexting and porn influence their relationships. Even as the boomer classic “Our Bodies Ourselves” goes out of print, there are a rash of books and sites that confront the issue, as a new generation defines sexuality for itself. Joanna Coles has a new book called “Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World“, and here’s a Recode Decode podcast in which Kara Swisher interviews Joanna about her findings.

Maira Kalman is a prolific illustrator and writer and this profile of her captures the magic of her art perfectly.

I’ve been enjoying a newsletter about California news and history called California Sun – you can sign up for the daily feed here.