“People say age is just a number, yet this truth glosses over the fact that number refers, rather crucially, to the number of years one has been alive.” Sarah Miller reflects on dating a younger man. Darkness on the Edge of Cougartown.

+ “Midcentury Modern architecture and Japanese shou sugi ban wood exteriors. Wall-to-wall block-print wallpaper and shabby chic crystal chandeliers. These are not features on a Los Angeles home tour but the kind of amenities you might find in some of the city’s more elaborate chicken coops.” LA Times: From chandeliers to AC, how some LA owners pamper their pets.

+ At long last, a self-driving garbage can.