Why it matters: Contrary to what it might feel like when you see the news every day, 2018 is not the worst year to be alive. It turns out the worst year ever was A.D. 536.
So at least you can be thankful this Thursday that you dodged that bullet.
Why it matters: Speaking of Thanksgiving, this is a pretty interesting article about who ends up doing the dishes after the meal is over. The article focuses on the gender norms that often come into play, but I had a laugh because it reminded me of my childhood.
The traditional Turkey Day in my house growing up featured loads of kids. And despite what people say about how a big meal makes humans lethargic, nothing made my cousins, siblings and I scatter faster than the announcement that it was time to do the dishes. I knew all the best hiding places and was an expert at staying out of the line-of-sight of my Aunt Deva because she was the one that always "recruited" the kids to lend a hand scrubbing pots.
Come to think of it ... Aunt Deva is still the one who does the dish duty recruiting!
Whether it be via planes, trains or an automobile, a record number of Americans are expected to travel this year for Thanksgiving. Up to 54 million Americans will travel over 50 miles this year for turkey day. Break out the noise-cancelling headphones and try not to fall asleep on your seat mate (those aren't pillows!). -- Bridget
The second Wreck it Ralph movie ventures into the deeply complicated world of internet culture. Having viewed the extended trailer, WYWW can assure you the movie completely nails it with clever, nuanced depictions of YouTube culture, viral videos and the rabbit hole of online comment sections.
I am all in! Not only is a Mexican food museum a great idea, so is a Mexican food hall of fame. Whenever I visit a new Mexican food restaurant, I judge it by the quality of the carne asada burrito. I would savor the chance to visit a place with all the best carne asada burritos.
Of course, no conversation about burritos is complete without a bit of genius from Homer Simpson. Where's my burrito?
Katie Bayne is joining The Honest Co.'s board of directors, giving the business a total of two women on its board. "The dialogue will get richer and deeper with women and men in the boardroom who have experience across different industries and backgrounds," said Bayne, who built her career at Coca-Cola and is now founder of Bayne Advisors.
Recent research suggests women and men tend to have similar levels of risk tolerance. Assembling diverse teams can lead to better decisions by limiting the potential for groupthink, Michele Wucker writes.