Thursday Tidbits 11/19/2014

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An interview with Miles Teller from Whiplash.

Benedict Cumberbatch does 10 flawless imitations in one minute. Just Benedict Cumberbatch, keeping it 100 as usual.

Low-budget musical theater costumes. Laughter tears.

Check out some beautifully creative cup doodles.

Baby fox fights and the teeniest of nibbles.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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New Music November

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I’m the sort of person who likes new things.

New movies to talk about (I’m sorry to everyone I know about how often I’ve mentioned Whiplash this month. It’s been aggressive), new music to listen to, new shows to watch.

We live in a world where people are constantly creating new and incredible things and I want to know them all.

So, scouring the New Music Tuesday playlist on Spotify is one of my favorite weekday activities. This month brought into the world a heck of a lot of good music and I want to share it all with you. Here’s a quick rundown: (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 11/13/2014

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Firstable, this is both hilarious and deeply unsettling.

This is important. I think I need a little re-wiring of the brain. The Disease of Being Busy. “What happened to a world in which we can sit with the people we love so much and have slow conversations about the state of our heart and soul, conversations that slowly unfold, conversations with pregnant pauses and silences that we are in no rush to fill?”

The most adorable Anderson Cooper giggle fit in the world.

So this is amazing. Watch the new T Swift video and read this “stark and unignorable” commentary.

NPR on the Dunkin Donut cronut. They must be the greatest people ever.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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How To Make Cheap (Or Free) Weeknight Plans Boston

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Last night I spent the evening watching four week’s worth of Last Week Tonight in bed with a plate of leftover tacos. It was an important night. Sometimes, those nights are crucial. But some nights require a bit more effort – some nights, you want to put on pants and do something awesome. Those nights don’t have to be expensive:

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Three Things To Do In Portland, Maine In The Cold Months

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The fella and I love Portland. All we talk about while we’re there is how wonderful it is — how pretty it is, how easy it is to park, how easy it is to navigate. You can always find the perfect cozy restaurant within ten steps. Last weekend it was snowing and freezing rain-y the entire time and we still had the best time.

Exploring. Portland has the fewest restaurants per proprietor in the United States. Which means the fewest chains. Which means you’re going to find something you’ve never seen before. Portland is full of small, unique coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. We found ourselves looking for dinner in the middle of Portland and ended up at this dark, charming restaurant called The Little Tap House. We tucked ourselves away in a quiet corner by the window and couldn’t have been happier. These places seem to present themselves in Portland if you allow yourself time to find them. (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 11/5/2014

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Michael Earnheart used to stop by the bagel shop where I worked before college to grab coffee and now he’s writing about beautiful poems. Stagger onward, rejoicing.

An awesome look at Reese Witherspoon while she talks about her role in “Wild.” You go, Reese.

Another wonderful clip from Last Week Tonight about Lowe’s robots and everything else.

Such a refreshing look at de-cluttering: “Discard everything that does not spark joy.”

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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Thursday Tidbits 10/30/2014

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Things that are terrifying. Someone out there wants to eliminate airplane windows.

Interesting read about “fingerprint words.” Do any of you know your fingerprint words?

Cackled my way through this. Women Having a Terrible Time at Parties In Western Art History.

In case you wanted to check out the best and worst of SkyMall.

Being a real person means being informed and knowing what’s happening on the planet. Here’s an awesome read on how to stay informed more easily.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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How To Pack For A Trip Around The World

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It’s been over a year since I began my first out-in-the-wild, take-on-the-planet travel excursion.

It changed my world – I learned how to be by myself and how to talk to new people and how to figure out what to order for dinner when I can’t read anything on the menu.

In a couple of weeks, Northeastern is announcing the winner of their Global Officer co-op position. This student will have the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the globe for six months while making a huge impact within the Northeastern community. They will choose their destinations, build their own timeline, and tap into the Northeastern community around the world.

To celebrate the Global Officer co-op position, I wanted to take a second to talk about how to pack up and get going for a trip like this.

What do you carry with you from Istanbul to Bali to Iceland? (more…)

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If We Went On a Coffee Date

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I’m a huge fan of people. Huge fan.

Some days I like being around lots of people – especially lots of people I don’t know.

But most days, I like just being around one person.

One on one.

I’ve found myself a person who likes to schedule coffee dates. Let’s talk. Let’s dig deep. Let’s talk about big things and little things.

I’m learning so much about how interesting people on this planet are and how incredible people can be when they are following what they love. My friend Lauren from Team Neon Fitness is now on a supplemental OCR team. OCR – obstacle course racing – is some serious business. There’s fire and mud and walls to climb over, and races can easily last five, six hours.  (more…)

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Thursday Tidbits 10/23/2014

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Larry King tweeting random thoughts at 2am is hilarious.

Su-per interesting. “And so the woman who calls another woman basic ends up implicitly endorsing two things she probably wouldn’t sign up for if they were spelled out for her: a male hierarchy of culture, and the belief that the self is an essentially surface-level formation.” What do you really mean by “basic bitch”?

Check out this awesome video of night skiing with LED ski suits.

You didn’t realize you needed to read this. 7 wines to pair with your favorite Halloween candy.

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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