Link Love: Pollution Tourism, The Failure of Retail Therapy and the Next Big Thing in Dinner Parties

A round-up of what we’re reading right now. 

Care for a vacation in Chernobyl? A new book explores the world by visiting some of the globe’s most polluted places. [Via Afar]

Does retail therapy really do anything to make us feel better? As it turns out, you might be better off “underindulging.” [Via LearnVest]

The main seven reasons why you’re unhappy and what you can do about them. [Via Pick the Brain]

What to do when your dream job isn’t so dreamy anymore. [Via The Daily Muse]

Liven up your house so that you’re truly celebrating the summer season. [Via CasaSugar]

You’re planning a dinner party and you just can’t bring yourself to do another taco buffet. Solution? Noodle bar party. [Via Big Girls Small Kitchen]

Ordering food online might seem to be a quick fix for the busy schedule, but it’s actually making you fat and broke. [Via NPR]

With summer in full swing, it might be high time to take on one of these 8 outdoor DIY projects. [Via Curbly]


Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.