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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard – the Best of the Internet

It’s Friday, June 27, 2014 – time for Hot Coffee on the Boulevard! Have a great weekend.

We’ll be back on Friday, July 11 with more piping hot goodness for you. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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Gourmet Magazine writer and former New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl has written a novel. It’s called Delicious. We can’t wait to get a taste!

Sharon is reading an entertaining book about a midlife woman, her cheating husband and a family vacation called, appropriately, The Vacationers by Emma Straub. You’ll enjoy it!


If you are looking to read more this summer, join this summer reading challenge from the Left to Write book club. Get support, share your success and win great prizes.


Put your coffee down and laugh out loud at David Sedaris’ love for his Fitbit.

Amazing photography creates unbelievable art. Inkblots will never look the same.

For those who love the English language, this article has 66 things you probably never heard before.

Hat tip to Patricia Patton for pointing us to this article from the Freakonomics guys about how to break mental habits so you can be crazy smart.


Alli Worthington on why page views are worthless, and so much more.

Helene Bludman of Books is Wonderful has some great photo apps for making your images super-impressive.

100 influential (and interesting) people to follow on Twitter.


In another installment of Sharon’s obsession with tiny living spaces, here are some beds that are spectacular.

For a bit of nostalgia and just plain gorgeousness, this look at cool people from the past is a must.

These wedding dresses make us want to get married again. Or have a daughter getting married. Or something.


A gorgeous couple - and we can't wait for Justin Theroux's new series on HBO, The Leftovers.

A gorgeous couple – and we can’t wait for Justin Theroux’s new series on HBO, The Leftovers.

Gigi is on it’s way back to Broadway. Ooh la la!

We’re as excited about Meryl Streep playing Maria Callas as Liz Smith is.

Clear your schedule. There’s a site called (Also, and It’s a viewer for commercials, movie trailers, news, comedy shows, and all those things you’ve forgotten. Here’s the movie trailer for Love Story from 1970, or as Anne described it to her kids, The Fault in Our Stars for old people.

This owl is a real hoot. Bah-dum-dum.

For Game of Thrones Fans…




Cheetahs take our breath away.

Sharon and Anne

Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris are the managing partners of Midlife Boulevard.

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Friday 27th of June 2014

This is my new place to get my Saturday morning reading. Thank you!

Claudia Schmidt

Friday 27th of June 2014

OMG, snort laughing at that GOT video by Steve Love!

Jennifer Wagner

Friday 27th of June 2014

Great one this week. I'm interested in all of the links. Now I'll never get any work done.

Carol Cassara

Friday 27th of June 2014

Some good reading here...will settle in after a while with another coffee and peruse! Tweeted.

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