July 6, 2014

Weekend Roundup \\ 11

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope all my US readers had a great holiday weekend. Mine has been pretty good! Here are a few links from this past week to entertain you this Sunday evening.


My Fourth of July nails were gaudy and colorful:

Jeanie and I had to take a mall mirror picture:

\\ The definitive guide to creating better, more-frequently-clicked YouTube thumbnail photos.
\\ 11% of #NoFilter pictures on Instagram do indeed have filters. Liars!
\\ On ridiculous requests bloggers get from brands.
\\ Google launched the Made With Code initiative to inspire girls to learn computer science.
\\ How the Jurassic Park dinosaurs switched from stop motion animation to CGI.
\\ Disney is one step closet to making an Enchanted sequel.
\\ Disney's Tarzan revisited 15 years later.

\\ Why brands should use GIFs.
\\ Tips on answering, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
\\ A trick to remembering someone's name. Have you used this one?
\\ Questions you may want to ask before leaving a job interview.

\\ Turns out fish are much more intelligent than we thought.
\\ My college just successfully performed a kidney transplant on a cat aided by feline adult stem cells.
\\ Once they can read, kids trust written communication over oral communication.
\\ In case you didn't know, there is no such thing as a "chemical free" product. Literally everything is made of chemicals.
\\ The FDA just approved a motorized exoskeleton designed to help paralyzed people walk again.

\\ The #LikeAGirl campaign is really interesting.
\\ The big thing everyone's missing in the Hobby Lobby case: Birth control pills do a lot more than regulate fertility. On a similar note John Oliver is spot on by comparing the whole issue to showing up at a buffet and saying you don't want to pay for the part that goes to beets because beets are an awful root vegetable. 
\\ This Twitter rant about lists of trends guys hate is spot on.
\\ 55% of consumers are willing to pay extra for socially and/or environmentally conscious products.
\\ This blog post is for those of you who feel behind in life or are moving back in with your parents.

The Past Week's Posts
\\ What to Wear on the 4th of July
\\ Outfit: red fauxhawk, comic print shirt, & blue shorts
\\ Remix: 4th of July patriotic colors
\\ Video walk-through of the last part of Titanic: Adventure Out of Time


Isabella said...

1) I love that you went all-out with your nails! They're fabulous.
2) I should try that name memory technique - I used to be freakishly good at remembering names, but not anymore.
3) GOOD POINT about the Hobby Lobby case. I mean, I think pregnancy prevention is an extremely legitimate reason to use birth control, but it's worth mentioning that Hobby Lobby also wants to deprive women of a drug they may need to manage endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, debilitating menstrual cramps, etc. (AUGH. I am so mad.)


Ina R. said...

Aw your nail design looks so cute! And thanks for sharing the ridiculous offers from brands link, I enjoyed reading it. It's really ridiculous sometimes, unbelievable...

gabrielle said...

your july 4th nails were adorable! so impressed by how neat they came out. you always share the most interesting links!


Justine Prabucki said...

Your nail design is crazy amazing. Also the exoskeleton is really interesting! Im passing that along.

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