I hope you're all having a great weekend! I know I occasionally do a Things I Love Thursday post, but perhaps a weekend roundup of links, Instagram highlights, & my weekly posts will be fun to start! The categories may change somewhat week-to-week, but I'll still try to categorize these links so you can find something you're interested in.
Fashion & Blogging
\\ This Thrifting 101 by Marlen is spot on. She lets you know the kinds of things you'll constantly stumble upon in thrift stores.
\\ These photo tips on lighting by The Clothes Horse are great for anyone just figuring out photography. I definitely agree about cloudy days being my favorite for outfit photos!
\\ Love these beauty rules nobody should follow. Red heads look great in red lipstick!
Career & School
\\ Reasons the final months of grad school are the worst. One of my favorites: "Because waking up with paralyzing anxiety about all the work you need to be doing shouldn't be just another morning in your life."
\\ Check out the blog post I wrote for Georgia Aquarium featuring some super cute sea otters and ice sculpture enrichment items they get for - and in between - holidays.
\\ 5 scientifically proven ways to maximize your work break. The tip about taking a real break resonates with me. It helps improve concentration!
\\ 7 tips for a successful first week on the job.
\\ Have you seen the new trailer for The Giver movie? It's one of my favorite books so I'm excited to see the film. One thing though. Why is the trailer not in black and white? Anyone who has read the book knows the people don't see in color. It would be true to the book to see Jonas begin seeing the world in color a la Pleasantville. (Apparently the film is going to start out B&W though, so no worries!)
\\ An overview of the new Twitter profile. Do you have it yet?
\\ Have no idea what net neutrality is about? This article sums it up quickly and easily.
\\ Scientists have regenerated an organ in mice: the thymus. This could lead the way to organ regeneration in humans.
\\ Food groups that protect you from the sun. Dark chocolate, tea, & greens? I already eat everything on this list which is a good thing considering my paleness!
\\ Interesting post on how we're killing our bodies' good bacteria with antibiotics.
\\ Studies suggest children can understand more complex math than we give them credit for. They're being under-challenged and benefit from being exposed to advanced content.
The Color Run
Mom came to visit me at the Aquarium on her birthday:
A weedy sea dragon:
This week's Throwback Thursday for National Siblings Day. 2010 in some wonderful thrifted high-waisted suspender pants:
This Past Week's Posts
\\ Outfit: Jean Jacket, Comfy Jersey Knit Dress, Blue Lace Top, & Floral Shoes.
\\ Outfit: Red Jeans, Checkerboard Shirt, Floral Print Heels.
\\ Life Lately: The Color Run in Atlanta 2014