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January 9, 2013


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Here are some of the best links, photos and videos of the day. << Did the clown in IT scare the bejesus out of you too?? Did the supernatural twins in The Shining send tingles down your spine? Take a look at some classic scary movies scenes. << I am fully aware that the following sentence might make you look at me a little bit differently. I’ve avoided One Direction for as long as I could but I TRULY enjoyed their new music video. Like a LOT. Don’t you worry, I’m already looking at my life and my choices. << I know I keep mentioning how much I love Parenthood but it really does bring up all the emotions. Try to get through an episode without getting a little misty-eyed. That’s why this tweet by...


January 8, 2013


Here are some of the best links, photos and videos of the day. << This teen is using Twitter to spread positivity by tweeting compliments to his classmates. Love it! Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy << As a Brooklyn girl, I’m definitely looking forward to the film My Brooklyn which explores the effects of gentrification on the borough. This article shows how zoning becomes an important tool in gentrification. << You may or may not have heard the EPIC romance that is Taylor Swift and Harry Styles is no more. We all thought that was going to last, didn’t we? Anyway, one of my favorite reporters Ben Aaron has solved the Taylor Swift Dating Dilemma. << It’s Pre-Fall 2013 Fashion time. Here are a few looks from Carven and Céline....


January 7, 2013


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Here are some of the best links, photos and videos of the day. << Love this piece written by Mandy Stadtmiller illustrating how doing “morning pages” led to some incredible changes in her life.   << I bet five years ago you couldn’t have thought you would love Masterpiece Theater as much as you do now, huh? If you haven’t seen the season premiere last night here’s a recap of the first two seasons of Downton Abbey.   << HBO Girls return this Sunday and here’s an inside look into costume designer Jenn Rogien’s thought process behind all the characters’ style . << Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso is one of my favorite Instagrammers. Here is a picture of her travel outfit. How amazing is she? We’re not worthy!   << Yesterday,...


January 7, 2013


Power Ballads by nature are a little bit corny. I mean all that lovey-dovey, emotional crap with guitars and drums. And aren’t we’re supposed to feel some type of shame in knowing all the words or wanting to sing it at karaoke? But, I’m more than okay with listening to a power ballad in the company of *gasp* music elitists and holding my head up with pride. You know why? Because if they would just loosen up for a minute, maybe they could enjoy the cheesiness of the song without feeling like their cool card is gonna be revoked. And, truth be told, I have music elitist tendencies too. I’ve hated that an artist that I liked became super popular and the song I loved to play suddenly is everyone’s favorite new...