NPR: “As December draws its darkest hours ever longer, inching moment by moment toward the shortest day of the year — in the northern hemisphere, at least — the Pantone Color Institute is striking a defiant tone. The global experts in hue have crowned ‘living coral’ as their annual color of the year for 2019.” (Given the state of the nation, it’s a little more orange than I’d like…)

+ NYT: The inventor of the water bed is reprising and updating it for a Casper world. “Mr. Hall said that he hopes Afloat’s market will be not just aging, achy boomers, but Gen Xers and millennials. ‘It’s like salmon,’ he said. ‘They’ll return to the place where they were spawned.'” (If that’s true, my daughter will be most comfortable sleeping drunk in the back of a Volvo…)