Web Time Wasters

How was your week guys? I won’t bore you by telling you how busy I was BUT OMG I WAS SO BUSY MY HANDS ARE GOING TO FALL OFF AND MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE.

A Facebook post I wrote about how to help refugees went viral (as I type this it’s been viewed by 1.2 million people!) so I also spent a lot of time refreshing the page and deleting racist slurs and blocking people. :/

I’m recovering by eating popcorn for dinner, brunching, and sleeping.

But enough about me! Let’s talk about you!

I loved this quote from Georgia O’Keefe.

Random recommendation: grating your cheese with this makes every dish feel fancy (and you use less cheese!)

Super interesting: You really don’t need to work so much.
Once upon a time, it was taken for granted that the wealthier classes enjoyed a life of leisure on the backs of the proletariat. Today it is people in skilled trades who can most find reasonable hours coupled with good pay; the American professional is among those subject to humiliation and driven like a beast of burden.

If you’re trying to buy fair trade items this holiday season, Befair.org is an awesome one-stop shopping portal!

Ooooh, stock photos. Is this what you think lesbians look like?

My sister is adopted. This article was so, so interesting and enlightening for me.

New lifestyle idols! Kate and her wife restored an old Airstream and are traveling around America with their five-year-old daughter. AWESOME.

Ooof. Yes. How to stop eating crap all the time.

Privilege is an incredibly touchy subject. Most of us want to believe that we don’t have it and that we’ve gotten where we are “on our own.” I’ve certainly indulged in that perspective before! If you find yourself having that knee-jerk reaction or a you’re not sure how privilege works, this comic will clarify things.

Love it! The classic Richard Scary children’s book Best Word Book Ever has been updated to be more inclusive!

20 rules for life as a twenty-something.

I love Elise’s commitment to ‘slow,’ ethical fashion. Here’s her super comprehensive guide to slow fashion basics – tees, hoodies, etc.

My friend Dana is an elementary school teacher turned graphic designer and now she’s turning some of her favorite student quotes into screen prints. I particularly liked this one!

FASCINATING. 11 smells that are slowly disappearing.

A reminder to all of us: girl-on-girl jealousy is not inevitable.
We aren’t competing with other women, ultimately, but with ourselves — with how we think of ourselves. For many of us, we look at other women and see, instead, a version of ourselves that is better, prettier, smarter, something more. We don’t see the other woman at all.

And a Yes & Yes post you might have missed: How to get what you want in 2 easy steps. Seriously.,

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