hobbies

Teach Yourself an Arbitrary Skill During Social Distancing

Teach Yourself an Arbitrary Skill During Social Distancing

It’s long been my belief that everyone should learn a quirky skill, if not several, to teach themselves to find joy in the arbitrary. There doesn’t need to be a “reason” to be good at anything outside of enjoying that thing, especially if it walks the line between being challenging…

Find A Hobby That Gets You Off Your Smartphone

Find A Hobby That Gets You Off Your Smartphone

Every day, I try to do at least one activity that is both engaging and smartphone-free—and if it’s social, that’s a bonus. Sometimes it’s group exercise class at the YMCA. Sometimes it’s choir rehearsal. Sometimes it’s as simple as spending an hour reading a physical book.

How To Identify, Collect And Sell Rare Books

How To Identify, Collect And Sell Rare Books

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, one of the U.S’ most famous used bookstores, recently showed off one of its most expensive titles, a first American printing of The Fellowship of the Ring for sale at $5,497. On their Instagram account, they pointed out the telltale signs of this rare printing, including…