1. Via the Smitten Kitchen newsletter, this account of a dinner party in your 30s vs. your 20s is great.

You’re not a 20-something playing House. You’re not “adulting”; you’re a goddamn Adult. And inviting people over to your place for food and drink and good-time having doesn’t have to be a thing.

(Of course, the “dinner party” in your almost-40s ends up as takeout and one other person. But maybe that’s just me.)