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November is upon us!
Crazy non? It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season (although a) anything not summer is great, & b) there’s no such thing as fall in Texas.) I’m so excited for next two months: finishing up this semester & registering for spring, delicious holiday foods, delicious holiday dresses, the knowledge that cold weather is looming (I wore shorts this week, come on!).
Let’s get to some links!
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I can’t believe how fast it has gone by.
Slow down time with some lovely links.
That’s it for this week (& the last linkstream of October, can you believe it!?) If you are just dying for more, check out past linkstreams.
I have definitely been swarming in a sea of school.
Paper writing, essay reading, brain science studying, oh my! It has definitely been an interesting experience, challenging yet exciting. I’ve made new friends, learned some things (oh imagine!), spent a lot of money on coffee. If like me, you need a break from it all– check out these links!
- A few weeks ago, I downloaded the IFTTT app. I’ve definitely heard about it & know that it’s super useful for automating tasks, so why I hadn’t thought to try it, I don’t know! Here’s 101 of the best recipes you can start implementing. (My favorite? Automatically turning Instagram photos into Twitpics.)
- My iFriends will know all about iOS7 by now but here’s more: the top 10 secret features & everything you can ask Siri (like what planes are above me right now! what!?)
- I personally love the new iOS– it’s clean, bright, & minimal; & I think more functional as well. Of course, not everyone feels that way. Gizmodo explains why we hate brand change so much & that the problem may not be with redesigns but with ourselves.
- For mah’ ladies! Food & drinks to get rid of period pain.
- Finally a political party I can get behind: space party. & for beginner space fanatics: a field guide to space.
- I love command hooks!
- Travelers: a killer guide to kicking jetlag’s ass.
- Outside the lines is the fuckin’ shit. Must buy a copy now!
- We live in a modern age where snapping photos is as easy as blinking. So what then do you do with that ever growing collection of pictures accumulating on your phone (or computer)? Make books!
- Another modern era issue: people posting spoilers immediately after an episode airs! (I’ve been guilty of this though, I’m sorry– sometimes I just get so freaking excited about Game of Thrones though…) Spoiler shield can block this & save you all that frustration.
- Apple cider vinegar. Use it.
- Shauna launched a design studio: We Are Branch.
- Danielle is launching the worlds biggest book club (!!) & is looking for help!
- Magical doorways & hidden stories.
- The myth of the effortlessly perfect girl (or, models don’t eat cake for breakfast). Very interesting.
- If you’re interested in learning to code, check out Sarah’s advice!
- October is the best month, right!?
- How to make your own filofax–super cute & way cheaper!
- What planet are you on?
- The government shutdown is basically Arrested Development. There’s always money in the banana stand!
- 5 popular beliefs that are holding humanity back, from Cracked.
- Perfect timing: 6 helpful reminders for the overwhelmed person. Really, really good advice.
- Similarly, here are tips for surviving a panic attack.
- & even more de-stressing advice (can you tell it’s midterm season?!)
- James Altucher is the king of the internet. How to cure jealousy.
- Metaphoric key magic : “When you can’t get in your front door because the key does not work all of a sudden, it is time to re-examine your life.”
- Even if you’re constantly working in front of a computer all day, that’s no excuse to not be kind to your body.
- Scientists at MIT created a new state of matter. How very Star Wars.
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- This summer, all I’ve read have been Phillip K Dick books & stories — he has quickly become one of my favorite authors & my mind has consistently been blown by how brilliant he is. Of course then, I was super stoked to see Brain Pickings article How to build a Universe: Phillip K Dick on reality.
- The difference between writing & editing,Do you want to play an infinite game? (Have I mentioned how much I love Carolyn?)
- I have a zillion things to share with you from pagan things, a totally magic tumblr: the magic booze correspondence table, how to use tarot as a writing tool, urban magic: sunglasses (yes please),
- It’s strange that it took this long for NY fashion week to get a plus size fashion show, but, hey! progress!
- I can totally relate: it happened to me, I don’t have a best friend. Although, it’s a bit of a bummer to not have that one super close friend, it mostly just teaches you how to be a really good friend to yourself & in turn, be a better friend to the world.
- The powerpuff girls could have replaced your gender studies class.
- Everything I need to know I learned from Hermoine Granger. (Because Hermoine was always my favorite).
- Alex Franzen discusses how to create some negative space online & 50 ways you can be really super generous.
- My iPals, iOS 7 came out yesterday, did you update?
- A secret of willpower is tracking your efforts & not your accomplishments.
- Follow me.
- Your brain on imagination.
- If you ever wondered what habits might increase happiness, here are the habits of the super happy.
- If you’ve ever been told you’re a visual, auditory, or tactile learner, or that you’re more right or left brained, IT WAS A LIE.
- What happens to your brain when someone likes your facebook status.
- Putting time in perspective is pretty crazy to think about.
- As someone who’s really only made the transition from night lurker to day bug within the last few years (& I mean, it took several years to really, truly adjust) I loved this article on embracing the nocturnal life.
- The 5 greatest things ever accomplished while high.
- Maybe you don’t only live once (on trying new things not reincarnation).
- How to overcome self limiting beliefs.
- This looks freaking delicious!
- Lastly, I wrote about overcoming procrastinator tendencies & wrote part 2 of my ultimate notetaking guide!
It’s happening! The start of the semester was last week & it’s already a little overwhelming. Luckily, I totally got this. My classes are interesting (biopsychology, drug use & modern psychology, poetry, & essay writing), my professors all seem friendly, I’m in the heart of Houston — exploring a new campus & downtown in general, & it’s challenging but actually pretty neat. If nothing else– I’ll definitely have a ton of writing practice this semester (so much writing!).
Let’s blow off some steam together & browse through these links, yea?
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