Thursday Tidbits 1/28/2015

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A look inside the world’s military ration kits. I love looking at stuff like this. Super interesting.

How giant websites design for you – and a billion others, too. UGH human-centered design. I want to talk about it forever. The perfect intersection of people, impact, and design.

It’s been a seriously snowy week. Class cancelled two days in a row – so magical. This guy is also really into snow.

So Benedict Cumberbatch said something he probably shouldn’t, but he apologized QUITE gracefully. This article makes quite a fuss dissecting it, but it’s also an interesting look at how celebrities apologize and what it means for the state of progress.

The Exploding Kittens card game (created by the makers of the Oatmeal) is now the most-backed Kickstarter in the history of ever. Goal: $10,000. It reached $10,000 in 8 minutes. It’s currently over $4.2 million with 22 days to go because the Internet is weird.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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Winter Wonderland in Boston

Snow in the city isn’t as magical as it sounds. The flurries start and before you can find a pair of matching socks, the snow blowers, shovels, and snowplows are clearing it all away and leaving dirty, slushy piles in their wake.

Not beautiful.

So when it snows, you have to head to a spot where the snow blowers and snow plows can’t be found. The park.

It’s been a beautiful winter in Boston.

 

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Thursday Tidbits 1/22/2015

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This awesome app recreates coffee shop sounds as ambient noise so you can be productive and stop reading blogs.

Cattle auctioneer becomes accidental rap god. This is delightful.

This is SUCH a helpful post by Joanna Goddard from A CUP OF JO about how to outsource your life. From laundry to babysitters to rides to the airport, this post covers everything.

I want to do this some time this year. This is a beautiful minimal wardrobe via 25 for Mankind.

Never mind corporate responsibility – companies can solve actual social problems via Fast CoExist

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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How to Make Awesome Resolutions

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I’m a big fan of resolutions.

Goals. To do lists.

We talked about this.

But fewer than 10% of resolutions are ever reached. Why? Because they’re unreasonable and unrealistic. Here are a few tips you can use to start getting things done and make sure you don’t get to December empty handed. (more…)

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11 Search Terms That Brought People Here

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WordPress has this handy-dandy feature that allows you to track how people find you – what they’re searching for on Google, what links send people to your blog, the whole thing.

Hundreds of different search terms have shown up. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • “double decer tooth brush” – I really hope this is a toothbrush that brushes your top and bottom teeth at the same time. I would be SO in the market for one of those.
  • “how do i reach these keeeeds”
  • “seriously who farted netflix”
  • “train hopping”
  • “selfish unappreciative adult son” – Rude, Google? Rude.
  • “my brain likes color coding” – Me too, anonymous Google user. Me too.
  • “sarah lucas egg”
  • “franz egg” – Someone was really mining for eggs.
  • “don’t let the crazy make you crazy image”
  • “how much do prostitutes in and around paris champs elysses cost” – K.
  • “what are things that happen in safaris” – Let me tell you.

So… I’m glad you’re here. However you got here.

 

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Lately, feat. Anjolee Diamond Jewelry

January has been pretty great. Watching movies, reading books, learning Spanish, it’s all off with a bang. Thinking of taking a couple of weeks in May to head down South and get some Spanish in my brain. Let me know if you have any suggestions of international homestay Spanish programs that won’t make my wallet cry!

A few things I’ve been excited about lately: (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 1/15/2015

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Thursday Tidbits are BACK and better than ever (and by, “better than ever” I mean, “probably very much the same”)! I hope your winter vacation was calm and freezing and beautiful. I’m ready to roll into this awesome year.

Fascinating read about authors’ artistic processes. I read about this author once who would write a chapter of a book, then immediately throw the entire thing away, and write it again. That. Is. Terrifying. To. Me.

Cracking the sitcom code, based on one of my favorite episodes of Parks & Rec.

110%. Please stop making gross looking/gross sounding stuff. Thanks. Related Article That Is Hilarious and So Cringe-Worthy: The Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014.

You should donate differently.

Be still my beating heart. These are gold. 17 Hilarious Five-Star Reviews of Fast Food Restaurants.

Happy Thursday (of 2015), everyone.

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

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The year has begun! Let’s get it going. Coming at you live from my living room on this fine (freezing) Saturday afternoon in January. 2015 is happening and it’s happening fast. Here were the 10 most popular posts from the blog last year:

10. 21 Lessons Learned in 21 Years

I turned 21 this year and it turns out I had a lot of things to say about it. Stuff about friend dates and apologizing and how to stop a brain freeze. Y’know, the important things.

9. How to Pack Light for a Weekend Trip

A weekend jaunt might be my favorite way to travel. You have to make quick decisions and plan carefully and stuff your days full of everything. Here’s how to pack. (more…)

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2015 Calendars From Etsy Under $30

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Christmas is over and it’s time to think about the next year. Tomorrow is 2015 and you’re almost out of cookies so you might as well just curl up on the couch eat the rest of them, right? Probably should.

This also means it’s time to grab a new calendar. There are some lovely handmade ones on Etsy: (more…)

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