Happy Weekend + Links I Love

Protesters hold signs aloft outside Macy's before the kick off of Black Friday sales in New York

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope all the American readers had a lovely Thanksgiving.:) Did you brave the Black Friday sales? Any good buys?

Foxcatcher finally opened here in Toronto and I watched it last night. One word: intense. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo all gave the best performances of their careers in this one. Carell was downright scary. It took me a good two hours to fall asleep after watching it. I just couldn’t turn my mind off. Got any fun weekend plans? If you’re lounging around in your pajamas and indulging in leftover pie, cozy up with these links I loved this week…

+ “The smallest details are there — the way Dave touched his beard, held his coffee cup, these personal touches.” Family guides ‘Foxcatcher’ portrait of wrestlers’ tragedy.

+ 5 clever ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers: Buttermilk sweet potato pancakes with coconut whipped cream, leftover stuffing waffles, turkey brie grilled cheese sandwich with cranberry mustard, turkey tortilla soup, and leftover pumpkin pie milkshake.

+ I picked up Max Lucado’s You’ll Get Through This and I cannot put it down. If you’re going through a difficult time or even if you’re not, I highly recommend it.

+ Grief and the Holidays: “How is it that the world is still spinning—that people are still going to work and posting witty Facebook statuses and hanging Christmas garlands—when one of the most important people in your life is gone?” This post from The Everygirl, Getting through the holidays when you’ve lost someone really hits home.

+ Health: NPR probes the question, Millennial doctors may be more tech-savvy, but is that better?

+ On Monday night, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown sparking even more protests. But Lieutenant Jerry Lohr, one of the commanders in charge of security at the Ferguson police station has managed to develop a connection with protestors.

+ Gripping images of protests following the grand jury decision in Ferguson.

Must read: “I already know there will be no indictment. I’ve been a black man in America for a long time.” Carvell Wallace, father of two living in Oakland on the Grand Jury decision in the Ferguson case. How do you parent after a night like that?

The importance of forgiveness: This post from Free People, 3 lessons in forgiveness shows us what can happen when we care more about our relationships than about being right.

+ “The first hurdle we have to get over when dealing with food is knowledge and the second is finding balance.” In defense of carbohydrates.

+ Beyonce’s makeup artist on when we should toss out our makeup.

+ Avoid the holiday crowds and try your hand at these simple, beautiful homemade gifts: these gorgeous monogram mug candles or these beautiful jewelry dishes.

Kate Spade Saturday: Jamie Chung inspires us to party it up in metallic this holiday season. Shop all her holiday picks.

(Photo of the crowds outside Macy’s by Andrew Kelly for REUTERS)