Ben Huberman
Ben leads the Editorial team at WordPress.com / Automattic, and contributes to Longreads, Discover, and The Daily Post.
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  1. Staying Home for the Holidays? You Can Still Eat Your Way Around the World

    Find inspiration in these Saveur Blog Awards-honored sites.

    Cooking
    Ugandan eggrolls, from A Kitchen in Uganda
  2. Why I Can’t Write a Good Personal Essay

    At Tenure, She Wrote, a grad student explains her decision no longer to write narratives of inspiration and gumption: “A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body ‘productive.’”

    Academia
  3. 1 in 7

    As Movember draws to a close, here’s Ross Murray’s unexpectedly hilarious post recounting his recent prostate-cancer diagnosis. (While you’re there, do check out Ross’s post-surgery update.)

    Health
  4. CrimeReads

    From thrillers to mystery novels, CrimeReads — created by the Literary Hub team — explores the far reaches of the world of literary suspense with essays, reading lists, and more.

    Books
  5. The Agenda

    Tablet Hotels’ magazine, The Agenda, offers healthy doses of glossy escapism and travel inspiration for jet-setters, couch-surfers, and armchair travellers alike.

    Design
  6. How to Avoid Three Common Website Mistakes When Selling Your Cat-Themed Tarot Decks

    A few simple tweaks can turn a functional website into a lovely, welcoming, and visually coherent one.

    Animals
    Image via The Considerate Cat
  7. Corvid Research

    Dr. Kaeli Swift studies crows, jays, and other bird species in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and shares updates and stories that engage an audience of bird-lovers and experts alike.

    Animals
  8. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture
  9. Hakai Magazine

    Hakai Magazine explores our changing world through stories on oceans, coastlines, and marine life, written by today’s leading — and most engaging — scientists and environmentalists.

    Animals
  10. The Arcade Blogger

    If vintage arcade games make you feel warm with nostalgia (even if you weren’t born yet when they first appeared), Tony Temple’s posts at The Arcade Blogger will be right up your alley.

    Culture
  11. Golden Girls Fashion Corner

    From purses to wallpaper, the fashion and design choices in iconic ’80s (and early-’90s) show The Golden Girls get the love and respect they deserve on Claire’s blog.

    Culture
  12. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  13. IKEA Hackers

    Whether you’ve never assembled a single BILLY bookcase or are already on your fifth POÄNG chair, IKEA Hackers — a community of DIY lovers led by Jules Yap — may inspire you to turn your Allen wrench in new directions.

    Crafts
  14. The Adverts 250 Project

    Every day, The Adverts 250 Project highlights ads from Colonial America, shedding light on the era’s material culture and everyday life, and showing the pervasive presence of slavery in 18th-century advertising.

    Business
  15. Meeple Lady

    For board-game geeks, Meeple Lady is a one-stop blog where you can find reviews, convention recaps, and game-store profiles.

    Jetpack