Link Roundup #3

Here’s what I’ve been reading recently:

I was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

Anyone planning on going through their closet? Here are some organizational tips.

7 Days of outfits inspired by Taylor Swift. I happen to love her classic girly style – she’s one of the few celebs I tend to watch for!

I personally won’t be participating in the ugly sandal trend – but for those who are interested, here’s how to make them cute.

Excessive TV viewing is linked to reduced sleep in children.  Yikes! Time to cut back on my TV time.

Glamour tells you how to get oil stains out of silk. I’m sure I’ll be using this tip at some point.

Interesting: after going to space, cherry trees blossom six years early.

College students are struggling with basic living expenses and often going hungry.

After studying ASL for a year in college, I could understand why my deaf teacher was so against cochlear implants. They’re killing an entire subculture. Read: The silencing of the Deaf.

When we talk about trigger warnings on XOJane.

Someone witnessed and live tweeted the worst date ever – it is hilarious.

See this adorable 4 year old wearing construction paper versions of Red Carpet gowns. So cute!

 This ombre criscross nail art tutorial is to die for. Plus it has a gif showing you how to acheive it (since the whole article is in french).

This study shows how Rock/Paper/Scissors can be predicted. After analyzing my own choices, I tend to pick scissors first then switch to rock.

And this foot workout for toning your legs looks easy for me to incorporate into my routine.

I love the intricate hairstyles on Game of Thrones – here’s pictures of quite a few of them!

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As a coffee-addict this article on What People Order At Starbucks around the US is pretty interesting! I’m almost always a grande iced white mocha – guess I don’t fit in the with rest of Washington!

Barbie gets a multicultural makeover. These are absolutely amazing.

A must read: Where Lucy Became A Redhead and Marilyn Became A Blonde: Historic Max Factor Building Chronicles Hollywood Beauty Biz.

Reality check for bloggers: You won’t make money from blogging.

In The End, People May Really Just Want to Date Themselves. I’ve never really been a believer in opposites attract, so this doesn’t surprise me.

You might want to check out Buzzfeed’s video If Girls Hit On Guys Like Guys Hit On Girls.
Because it is hilarious.

These pictures of 33 Unbelievable Places to Visit has been passed around a lot – but since they’re so gorgeous I couldn’t resist sharing it again.

Read this article, In Defence of Fake Beauty. Here’s a fantastic excerpt: “What we have is not a war against fakery, it is a war against that which displays itself as fakery; we’re all supposed to be pretending that we’re naturally wide-eyed and soft-skinned and blushing and blemish-free. Women are expected to be photorealist portraits of femininity, not expressionist canvasses; lies are tolerated only in so far as they are told convincingly.”

Because I can’t resist anything Frozen: Here’s Let It Go sung in 25 different languages.

Anyone who knows me, knows I am completely a little obsessed with Game of Thrones. Claudia Boleyn makes a great case for why you shouldn’t hate Sansa Stark.

The founder of the blog For Brown Girls, Karyn Washington died from suicide. Rest in Peace, Karyn.

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Here’s what I’ve been reading around the web for the past week or so…

This article on how “the vast majority of people are incapable of recognising what ‘overweight’ actually looks like on a woman, let alone ‘healthy'” is spot on.
“I’m one of the worst teachers in my state.” On why standardized testing is not how we should be judging a teacher’s abilities.

Let’s talk about privilege. You’re missing the point if you think it’s about guilt.

There is no “Friend Zone.”

These gorgeous pictures featuring real animals from Russian photographer, Katerina Plotnikova.

Check this out: Portrait analysis reveals 21 distinct complex emotions that are common to humanity.

If you’re single, you’ve likely received an unsolicited “dick pic.” Hypothesis: The purpose of these is to test boundaries.

This article is perfect. Why I am tired of talking about feminism to men.

If you’re as obsessed with Game of Thrones (both the books and the HBO show) as I am, read this interview with Maisie Williams (Arya) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran).

Books bound in human flesh seem like something out of Hannibal. Harvard found three in its library.

In keeping with my literary bend; this article on the Harry Potter epilogue: Where Do Books Go After They End?

I tend to read a lot of health/science related articles at work and these stuck out for me: The origin of Lou Gehrig’s disease may have just been discovered and this study found that early morning sunshine is a factor in keeping your weight down. Super interesting!

And these videos:

This 11 year old girl singing Frozen’s “Let It Go” is fantastic.

And these two unconventional makeup advertisements made me tear up.

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