Splendid Sundays Volume 172

Sunday, March 08, 2015

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

The art of agenting: Jonathan Lee interviews literary agent Chris Parris-Lamb "It’s not my job to tell the author what they want to hear. I have to be honest. That’s the main thing. The only thing I can give an author that no one else can is my opinion, and that’s valuable. Take away my honest feedback and I add no value at all." [Guernica]

Turks & Caicos is switching time zones to give tourists better-timed sunsets. "Adopting Atlantic Standard Time will provide a boost to resorts, bars and restaurants." [Skift/AP]

Marie Kondo and the cult of Tidying Up "Ms. Kondo offers a philosophy for people struggling with letting all that stuff go . . . She asks 'Does this spark joy?'" [The Wall Street Journal]

The number of legally married same-sex couples in the US has doubled over the past year. "Among married same-sex couples, more than one in four (27%) are raising children." [The Williams Institute/UCLA]

Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:

The 2015 UK Wedding Study from Splendid Insights is now available for download, along with the Premium and Luxury wedding budget reports.

Currently reading: Creativity, Inc from A Year of Books and Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 by Moshe Kasher.

Quotable: "Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation." — Robert H. Schuller

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