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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Le Fantôme: a Jake Scott film starring Mads Mikkelsen and the new Ford Edge.

LISTEN
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings by The Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan.

LAUGH
Koala Shows Up With A Surprise For The People Who Saved Her Life Years Ago. From The Dodo.

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88 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars from Felt Magnet. Tis the season to craft holiday gifts!

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The Daily Beast ongoing Lost Masterpieces feature. Neato & fascinating ‘masterpieces’ are discussed and examined. Includes ‘The Mystery of FDR’s Final Portrait,’ ‘North Korea’s Best Building Is Empty,’ and ‘Where Is Lincoln’s Lost Slavery Speech?’

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Plant some trees (The National Forest Foundation will do the hard part). The NFF will plant a tree for every $1 you give to our tree-planting programs, helping restore National Forests damaged by wildfire, insects, disease and other impacts. Wonderful to do anytime, but this is also a lovely, lasting & unique gift for anyone with blanks on their holiday list.

CRAVE
Keebler Limited Batch Peppermint Fudge Stripes Cookies. I bought a pack on a whim and discovered they were delicious. I’m almost angry I like them so much. (Keebler.com doesn’t have a direct link for them–hope you find some at your local grocer!)


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Find Momo. Momo is a border collie. He’s hiding in all of these photos.

LISTEN
The Revolutionary Life of Emma Goldman. Part of the #OrdinaryWomen series.

LAUGH
Photographer captures what kittens look like mid-pounce.

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Create change. Speak Up: Responding to everyday bigotry. From the SPLCenter.

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Boundaries of Taste: Perfection, performance, and the allure of the kids’ menu. Helen Rosner for Guernica.

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Be surrounded by elephants in 360.

CRAVE
Luster loft fleece blankets & throws. So soft so cozy.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
The chai walas of India. A photostory with Al Jazeera’s Showkat Shafi.

LISTEN
Jupiter’s song in space.

LAUGH
Hippos eating watermelons–whole.

CREATE
Ina Garten’s Herb & Apple Bread Pudding. Hello.

READ
Stronger Together. A Harvard Crimson OpEd from members of the women’s soccer team in response to revelations of the sexist “scouting report” members of the 2012 men’s soccer team kept to rate incoming female soccer recruits.

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Watch this little guy getting the best pets ever.

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All of these awesome Yankee Candle holiday fragrances. I love me a Yankee Candle! Especially the fresh and citrus scents.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Arctic by Tim Kellner. Hypnotic, gorgeous, let it loop several times and take it in.

LISTEN
Movies With Mikey’s superb deconstruction of ‘John Wick,’ one of my fave action movies in recent years (& at all), that wonderfully captures the myriad reasons why. It’s going down for real.

LAUGH
Corgi Launch, Shiba Swim. RIP, Vine.

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Super easy–and cute and chic!–ghost decorations.

READ
The Battle For North Carolina: Political, social, and demographic forces in the battleground of North Carolina promise a reckoning with its Jim Crow past. By Vann R Newkirk II for the Atlantic. Especially important as we barrel toward the 2016 election.

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Webcam of the Aurora Borealis. I mean, not guaranteed, but a lovely view regardless.

CRAVE
Travel to Carlsbad Caverns and witness the nightly bat swarm.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Historical pictures of famous landmarks.

LISTEN
A wonderful rendition of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, rarely produced full-length for television, performed by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra & the Westminster Symphonic Choir. From PBS.

LAUGH
A cool af squad of dawgs (please don’t pardon the awful pun).

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Awesome pumpkin luminaries.

READ
Life lessons from Dolly Parton.

RESTORE
Go to this address using your phone’s browser: paperplanes.world

CRAVE
Attending this event. Beyond the veil spooky Halloween fun.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Fragment of a Queen’s Face in yellow jasper. One of my favorite pieces in the whole of the Met in NYC. Part of the permanent collection, Egyptian Art in Gallery 121.

LISTEN
Ruth B – Lost Boy.

LAUGH
Puppies and a piglet. omg :3

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Spiced bourbon cherries. Sounds delicious and like a perfect holiday gift.

READ
My Son, The Prince of Fashion by Michael Chabon for GQ magazine.

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Denali National Park webcams. Majestic views and the majestically cute sled dog puppies.

CRAVE
Tea & Book Club by Bookishly. I feel as if this was made just for me. And just for tempting me!


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.

LOOK
Journey, a visually stunning and emotionally resonant indie video game from thatgamecompany. This links to a letsplay youtuber I enjoy and she presents the game in full and without commentary.

LISTEN
This NPR story with the actor who portrayed The Most Interesting Man in the World.

LAUGH
Shake paws with Dug in real life.

CREATE
Color America’s treasures in this Find Your Park coloring book celebrating The National Parks and its 100 Year Anniversary.

READ
A Home Invasion, A Torture Session, One Lawyer Nearly Killing Another—The Gruesome November Night in One of Washington’s Wealthiest Suburbs. By Jason Fagone of the Washingtonian.

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A baby sea otter asleep on Mom’s tummy.

CRAVE
These Crayola markers. They’re my go-to when coloring. I love the range of colors (and tones!) and there’s something about the size that just delights. Fine work and broad strokes.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.

LOOK
Bits of Pluto, a wonderful twitter account. Just like it reads on the tin, it tweets awesome pictures of Pluto.

LISTEN
In The Dark, a true crime podcast about the murder investigation of Jacob Wetterling. Think Serial but in reverse–looking over the decisions made in the criminal investigation and not an unraveling of the crime itself. H/T to Bree for the rec!

LAUGH
Kitteh being ridiculous kitteh.

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This year I’m taking part in InkTober. It’s fun and a great way to get back into a creative groove. As the website says, “Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.” Word.

READ
Wil Wheaton’s life reboot. I’m really inspired by his honesty and the straightforward–but in no way simple or easy–steps he took to undertake the reboot. And I’m really glad he continues to update how he’s doing. Good going keep going, Mr Wheaton. 🙂

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Sunrise Earth, this one from Yellowstone National Park. I love starting my day with one of these.

CRAVE
A thunderstorm in your living room. Or hung over the bed. Or several arrayed in your library.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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New weekly(ish) feature! Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own. 🙂

LOOK
Last week in panoramas: A weekly digest of panoramas taken at Picture Post sites.

LISTEN
Has anyone *not* heard this yet? I’m here to save you if that’s so. Dolly & Pentatonix sing Jolene.

LAUGH
Doge happiness.

CREATE
Cherry Pistachio Scones (so gooooood).

READ
The epic journey of a stolen iPhone.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams.

CRAVE
Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt Body Lotion. It smells great works great and is great.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.