Happy Weekend + Links I Love


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Happy weekend! It’s absolutely freezing here and 15 cm of snow is on the way. It’s been a very emotional week and all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch Christmas movies like this one. What are your favourite Christmas movies? I’d love to hear!

How are you spending the weekend? There was SO much good stuff on the Internet this week so it was a bit of a challenge narrowing down my favourites. But here you go…

+ Book lovers, rejoice! NPR’s Book Concierge is out. I look forward to this app every year. NPR staff and critics share the over 300 titles they loved. Happy reading!

+ A perfectly cozy holiday movie night.

+ I spent last Christmas in New York and my favourite part of the trip was walking around Manhattan and gazing at the magical holiday windows. Thanks to Google Shopping’s Window Wonderland we can experience the magic without leaving home.

+ You NEED to check out Will’s dining nook makeover! LOVING the black matte and metallic combo.

+ What President Obama read, watched, and listened to during his eight years in office.

+ I watched this movie this week. The performances blew me away. Tobey Maguire deserves every award under the sun for his performance.

+ While watching it I remembered this TED Talk, We train soldiers for war. Let’s train them to come home, too. Psychologist Hector Garcia is doing important work.

+ Loving these tips for getting better sleep at home and on the go this holiday season.

+ The year’s most captivating film performances according to Times critics AND the year’s best actors channeling classic film-noir looks. Such an incredible feature!

+ Amazon Go’s check-out free shopping is simply brilliant. Opening in early 2017.

+ The sexual assault survivor fighting to protect victims’ identities. “British newspapers are banned from reporting the names of victims of sexual assault, and victims can request to give evidence behind a screen, all in the service of “victim protection.” The fact that police routinely provide perpetrators with their victims’ full names is a glaring anomaly in a process that has otherwise good intentions.”

+ ‘Tis the season for peppermint affogato and hot buttered rum.

+ This week Instagram launched new tools to keep people safe. The anonymous reporting for self-injury posts is such a great feature: “If you believe that someone you care about may be thinking about injuring themselves, you can report it anonymously, and we will connect your friend to organizations that offer help.”

+ Favourites from my Instagram feed: Best part of aging via @iamsarahgrafferty, Attitude runs deep in this family via @emilyschuman, Move aside, onesie. The TWOsie is here via @winstonsih

Reading update:

I read and loved Jason Priestley’s memoir. Read all about it in this post.

This weekend I’ll be reading The Nix. Have you read it?

(Photo snapped at the Winter Village in Bryant Park last Christmas.)

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