“Yes, many people simply have more time than ever for these activities. But I suspect another reason people are flocking to them is because they satisfy our basic needs for autonomy and mastery.” Brad Stulberg on Why We’re All Gardening and Baking So Much. (I have a slightly different theory. I think people feel so little control over issues in the outside world, so they’re trying to reassert that control in areas closer to home.)

+ The other activity going gangbusters this summer: Many Americans Are Hitting The Road — In RVs. (Any activity that enables me to take a bathroom with me wherever I go is a winner in my book…)