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Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

College Fashion (one of the first blogs I started reading years ago!) has been killing it lately:

Starbucks fan? Well they’re totally seducing you with these design tricks.

If you’re a woman, and I’ll wager especially in a city, you’ll relate to this video on what it’s like to be a woman walking alone at night. (Somehow I haven’t developed any of these automatic defense mechanisms, and I wonder if that will change when I get older…)

Curious about why Cosmo is featuring more stories about reproductive rights? The answers may surprise you.

The World Cup is approaching, but Brazilians are less than pleased on how the host nation is being portrayed in this year’s theme song. (I think we can all agree it can’t get better than “Waka Waka.”)

Will make you cry: 75 photos capturing the 21st century so far.

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah

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Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

With the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, summer blockbuster season is here. FiveThirtyEight takes a look at the defining features of the modern blockbuster.

Speaking of moneymakers, FiveThirtyEight also examines Hollywood’s financial excuses for continuing to focus on male-dominated films.

Also useful: (actually practical) advice on standing out on LinkedIn (in a good way).

Can you guess how this photographer captured photos of this small town?

For fellow Instagram addicts: apps to improve your iPhone photos.

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah

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Happy Monday! Enjoy these reads to start your week!

Media & Feminism

It’s almost summer (or so I hear), which means a lot of nonsense about “bikini bodies.” This piece on loving (or at least ignoring) your cellulite will remind you that a lot of it is nonsense.

Speaking of bikinis and the like, NPR had an interesting piece examining sexism in two very different places: the Middle East and Latin America.

Pretty Little Liars can be a very silly (but entertaining) show on many levels, but Hello Giggles reminds us it does nail one thing: the workings of female friendships.

How Jennifer Garner’s career transformed from Alias to moving maternal figure.

Money, Money, Money

Bad news if you’re going to be borrowing more student loans: rates are going up (again).

And in case you forgot, student loan debt is costly to the economy as whole, not just students.

Need some encouragement to pay off loans and stay on budget? This handy millennial finance infographic from Greatist will help.

Misc.

Pretty cool: the Beatles waiting for traffic to shoot their Abbey Road album cover.

Any list reminding me why Florida is awesome is guaranteed to make me homesick.

It’s spring so these tips for buying flowers on the cheap is especially timely. Then use these tips to make your flowers last longer.

~ Sarah