Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Welcome to the most Female Congress in US History!

Related: What It Looks Like To Have A Record Number Of Women In The House Of Representatives

“For the first time in a presidential election, 2020 could see several women running for the White House in the same primary — and that could finally break the cycle of gender-based criticism that plagued Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to conversations with several Democratic campaign veterans and political scientists.” — Why 2020 could be different for women

Related: Before you run against Trump, you have to run against Hillary (if you’re a woman)

Picking Up Steam Now: The Bath. For a new generation, the tub is a place to rest, heal and get arty. (Psst: I love bath time! For my new favorite bath product, see this week’s Wendy’s Picks.)

Can Alexa and Facebook predict the end of your relationship?

Top sex trends for 2019 revealed – including ‘poly’ relationships and ‘gifting’

Tucker Carlson blames high-earning women for ‘men in decline.’ (Tucker Carlson can go jump off a bridge.)

11 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2019 (In short: more sex and CBD, less spending and screen time)

And a new essay from David Sedaris, called Father Time, to kick off the new year (his newest book, Calypso, is on my list to read this year. If you saw my post from yesterday, you know I am aiming to read 25 books this year, all by female or gay male authors, and I’m taking recommendations if you have any!).

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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15 comments… add one
  • anonymousse January 4, 2019, 3:55 pm

    I love the new female Congress. This was an especially bright bit of news. It’s encouraging.

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    • anonymousse January 4, 2019, 4:01 pm

      Also, might I suggest this 19 lb. bag of Epsom salt found on
      I probably take a bath every other night and I stay in for at least an hour. I’m going to have to try your Japanese milky bath, Wendy.

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      • JD January 6, 2019, 9:47 am

        I’m a bath a night gal. Sadly our only tub here is in sons bathroom and that would involve me cleaning it every time I use it for me to relax so I don’t take them unless he is out of town. Sucks to not have my nightly baths. Tonight is my last one for a while. Growing up my mom would take a bath and I’d sit with her and we’d talk. It was such a ritual. I’d have already moved somewhere with a tub in our master if it existed. Around here even the fact that we have a second bathroom is rare. Cannot wait for my own tub back.

      • Kate January 6, 2019, 10:05 am

        I love baths, and have a good old deep iron tub… but it’s not compatible with my lifestyle of only washing my hair once or twice a week. I like the water hot, and I get so red and sweaty and it kills my hairstyle. I took one last night though, and then washed & blow-dried this morning.

      • JD January 6, 2019, 10:22 am

        Kate that’s funny because my husband just said he thinks I’m going to burn to death my baths are so hot. I have to keep the door cracked or I’ll pass out.

      • Kate January 6, 2019, 10:33 am

        I have felt light-headed before. It’s probably not super safe.

      • JD January 6, 2019, 10:38 am

        No for sure not. Feels so good though. I’m freezing right now and all this bath talk makes me want to take one.

      • anonymousse January 6, 2019, 4:11 pm

        I have them super hot, too. I bring a big bottle of water with me. I have noticed that the combo of super hot water and salt fries my hair. Now I try to soak and wait until the water has cooled down before I dunk my head. Or I use a deep conditioning mask or something.

  • YoYo January 4, 2019, 5:02 pm

    My reading goal last year was all female authors (this year, focusing on woc). Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was my favorite of 2018. Also Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, and Roxane Gay’s Hunger. Currently reading Becoming (and omg, it’s as good as everyone says it is) with something by Octavia Butler up next!

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  • JD January 6, 2019, 9:44 am

    The bathing article makes me laugh. “It’s a gadget free zone” while stating about all the bath selfies. ??‍♀️

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    • anonymousse January 6, 2019, 4:13 pm

      That’s funny. I admit I take my iPad in. It’s not luxe, but I put it in a ziplock for safety. Most of the time I try to chill and maybe read, sometimes I comment on here.
      It’s so weird to me how people take selfies and pictures of everything. Most of the time when I am having fun… I don’t even think to photograph it.

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      • JD January 6, 2019, 6:28 pm

        Agree. I really never think to take pics. More recently I’ve made a point since i realized husband and I have so few. Once I get that one out of the way though i forget again.

    • Kate January 6, 2019, 4:22 pm

      I just take my Kindle in. And tea.

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      • ktfran January 6, 2019, 6:11 pm

        I read my kindle while in the bath too. Usually I bring a large glass of icewater. Occasionally a glass of wine.

    • JD January 6, 2019, 6:31 pm

      About to take my last bath for months. Sad face. It’ll be a long one. I bring my iPad for my books on there. I don’t link my email or texts to it though so I can use it to avoid that stuff. Sometimes I online shop of course too.

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