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  • Instagram is removing likes in Canada for a test run, would you be against it happening here in the US?
  • According to this article, about 10 milligrams of the gold in an average wedding ring came from the collision of two neutron stars 4.6 billion years ago.
  • Figure out what type of creative you are with this quick and beautiful quiz by Adobe!
  • For any fellow Lyme Warriors who have stumbled across my blog and are desperate for studies on medications, I found a collection of medications that have been proven to work.
  • Everyone knows they’re addicted to their phone by now… right? Well this article dives into that a little deeper and it’s an important read.
  • After looking for a bridal luncheon dress for months (and returning two tries) I think I finally found one. It’s from Abercrombie, which I didn’t even shop at when it was the go to place in the early 2000’s. The clothes online are nothing like I remembered and that’s a good thing.
  • Chelsea at Found in Translation shared this article with me in the comments of one of my posts last week. It’s giant collection of reasons the world is getting much better than it has been. Good news is the best news.

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  • The most inspiring story as of late has to be Selma Blair making her struggles with MS known. Chronic illness is a terrible burden to bare, it is greatly misunderstood, so spreading awareness is wonderful and brave. Here is her interview about it.
  • This video showcases a church doing ash Wednesday drive thru style. I normally don’t have ash’s on my forehead today, but I love the reminder that seeing them brings no matter your denomination. We’re all mortal and not meant for this world but the one after.
  • I’m a pen snob, just ask anyone, I’m really picky and I have a lot of opinions on what makes a good pen, so I was happy when I found a ranking of 100 pens. Though my favorite didn’t make it high on the list (which makes me wonder…)
  • This articles headline says it all: Religious practice is declining. Here’s why that’s bad news for disaster recovery.
  • I haven’t had a lot of luck with underwear and bras from Victoria Secret, which was my go to when I was younger. They’ve gotten uncomfortable and the quality has decreased, there has also been a lot of backlash against them for not being body positive, so I was really excited to hear that Target is launching three new intimates lines, because let’s be honest, I was in Target anyway!
  • This baby panda video is insanely cute and funny. It’s hard getting work done with the help of baby pandas!
  • This article on the cult of wellness touches on the same topics I did in my Lyme Disease post on fake medicine and real medicine. This article though speaks about the wellness move in general, from oils to Fitbits.

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  • These beautiful pictures of microscopic plankton make you realize where we’ve been pulling our ideas from for science fiction films. They also make you realize how little you actually know about the ocean and it’s stunning creatures. It really is a whole new world down there.
  • I’ve been looking for the perfect black cardigan and I’ve found it at Loft. It’s the perfect length, cut, and it’s super soft.
  • This article is about the seven essential behaviors of creative people rings true. Learn how to help channel your creativity!
  • Bringing back this blog post from last year talking about five ways to beat the winter blues because lets face it, this time change started bring them out a few weeks ago.
  • This Christmas video is the kid version of drunk history. Kids tell the Christmas story, adults act it out. Super cute!
  • I’ve been loving this Instagram account (especially her stories). Lynzy is a mother of three in the medical field and her page is lifestyle based. She covers a lot but she does try ons at different stores each week and I’ve enjoyed them because they always gives me really good outfit ideas.
  • Samaritans Purse released their holiday giving catalog. It has a TON of amazing causes to give to, and they’ll send you a card for it if you’d like to give a donation as a gift to a loved one!

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Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a good day. It’s been a busy week for me, but I finally managed to finish this round up. I hope you find something good in it.

  • Millennial are killing… divorce? Finally something good. This article explains why divorce rates are falling, a lot of it has to do with who is choosing getting married. It also adds that cohabiting unmarried couples tend to be unstable, which is something that this book touched on in a chapter that really struck me, actually that whole book struck me, so I feel the need to link it whenever I can.
  • If you’re a Carolina girl (or boy!) like me, you might be interested in getting this cute Carolina Strong T-shirt. 100% of the proceeds go to Hurricane Florence recovery. Mine is in the mail as we speak!
  • This article by The New York Times on Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s “health” brand, is hysterical, in depth, and truly wonderful. It’s the best written article I’ve read in a long time.
  • I didn’t know our grey squirrels were boring or plain until I saw the the Malabar squirrel in India. Talk about having a beautiful animal to dig up your flower bulbs.
  • Speaking of animals and hurricanes, studies have shown that birds can predict them far before us, which isn’t surprising, what is is the fact that they’ll lay their eggs months early to avoid the storms.
  • “Social justice in the shadows” is the title of this article, which is insightful, moving, and also sheds warning. I’d suggest anyone read it.
  • This article could also be titled “even when you sit up straight you’re doing it wrong” and you should read it. Good posture now rids of of bad back pain later, and after Lyme, I’d like to never have back pain again.

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I’ve always loved internet round ups so I thought I’d start doing them at least once a month. I’ve made a few before, but this time I’m making a format and going to try to stick with it. So here are seven things from around the web!

  • Since I’ve started working again I suddenly need to wear less of my beloved denim and more dress pants. These slacks are going to be the only ones I buy from now on.
  • It’s a dream come true! Joanna Gaines is opening a line at Target. Excuse me as I go buy things for the apartment I have yet to move into.
  • If you’re a bookworm and/or a writer, this twitter feed has been making me laugh recently. It’s been a wonderful addition to my timeline, because I’ve recently done a lot of unfollowing to get rid of politics and bring in things I love.
  • I saw this seven year old being a fashion CEO on my Facebook timeline the other day and started laughing very loudly in my cubical. This is basically how I imagine the fashion world works.
  • This song off of Thomas Rhett’s new album is sublime. I’m obsessed with it.
  • My last blog post on mental health got featured. It’s the first time that’s ever happened, so I was beyond excited to see it. I’m really glad I added that category to my blog this year.
  • I love good satire news, I recently found the Christian version of the Onion.  I didn’t expect it to be so good.

Link Love: Posts to Start your Year

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I’m rounding up some posts that I think are really good and important reads. These don’t just qualify as interesting or pop culture. I honestly think that these will really change your views on a few things- in a very, very good way!

  • This post is a longer one, and not really a post, more of a PDF file, but it’s called the Low Information Diet and it talks about how we are information overloading 24/7. It’s by Tim Ferriss and it’s brilliant.

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  • This post by Born to Sweat is titled Your Job Doesn’t Have to Be Your Passion, and That’s OK. It’s something I think my generation needs to hear having been raised on the idea that we have to do what we are passionate about and if we don’t we are failing. Sometimes work is work, and that’s alright.

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Five Blogs You Need to be Following:

I’ve been playing with the idea of doing a blog roundup for a while, mainly because some of my favorite blogs are ones I’ve found listed on other’s roundups. The only reason I’ve hesitated is because there are just so many good blogs out there and narrowing down my bookmarks folder to a just a handful seemed like a real task. But after going through them and pulling out my long list of favorites, I started narrowing it down by what would be more relevant to readers of this blog. These are the top five from that process. Check them out and make sure you have plenty of time to read them when you do!

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