Midweek Links: Edition 9.7

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It’s that time of the week – one in which the days feel endless while the approaching nearness of the weekend taunts us. To help deal with midweek ennui, I’m taking a break from writing a speech for a communications class to share some links with you that I’ve enjoyed recently.

Grab your coffee (or tea or beverage of choice), pair with a cookie (preferably fresh from the oven), sit back, and enjoy these articles and videos. Then leave a comment and share any that you’ve especially enjoyed lately. (Because it takes a village to survive the work week…)

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You know what else helps a person get through the week? Getting a surprise package from Penguin/Random House stuffed with goodies…
  • “The irony of the American-perpetuated French Chic stereotype is that it is reciprocated. In Paris – real Paris, not Saint Birkin – the latest instance of a long-term fixation on the United States as the crucible of cool is a fascination with all things Brooklyn, Williamsburg and hipster. Lena Dunham’s “Girls” and buffalo check are the key aspirational references here.”

In the article “Cool Is Where You’re Not“, Luke Leitch reflects on the ways that we tend to see other places in ways that their natives don’t, how cultural myths are pereptuated as a result, and how consumerism is right there, ready to profit from our misconceptions.

  • “Basically, if you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything.”

In this 4 minute article, James Clear outlines some simple steps to increasing productivity. As someone who struggles to stay on task in the office, I am attempting to utilize these ideas. Hopefully I’ll have a similar success story for you soon…

  • “Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.” 

Belgians Are Hunting Books, Instead of Pokemon.” Yes, it’s true. I love it! And I have to credit Nicole for this article, as I first saw it on her Facebook page (which you must follow for equally tantalizing articles that she shares!)

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

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Until next time,

Shelbi

p.s. Don’t forget to enter this amazing giveaway with JORD Wood Watches here! One lucky person will win a $75 e-voucher to JORD and everyone who enters gets a $20 e-voucher. You can only win with this kind of giveaway! I hope you’ll check it out. You can read my review of the watch here.

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