1. The NY Times has a “happiness project” going on for January and apparently an 8-minute phone call with someone you care about can life your mood?

“A study of 240 adults in 2021 found that when participants received brief phone calls a few times a week, their levels of depression, loneliness and anxiety were ‘rapidly reduced’ compared with people who didn’t receive a call.”


2. Of course, if we all are anthropomorphic woodland creatures we probably aren’t depressed or lonely in the first place:


3. I wish this were the case and it wasn’t just rich people getting richer with all this price gouging, but I’m going to think of this every time I buy eggs: