Link Love

News

The oldest survivor of the Holocaust has died, and she leaves behind quite the legacy.

Education

Long read alert: from Newsweek, an examination into how colleges handle their students’ mental health issues.

Media

Time introduces us to the cinemagraph, the GIF’s more refined and complicated cousin.

From NPR, how diversity in media benefits Hollywood’s bottomline and, from a personal column in the Times, what it means to see a family onscreen that represents your own.

The Academy Awards are this Sunday (finally!!), so I totally enjoyed this analysis on the content in Oscar acceptance speeches. (Hint: Meryl gets thanked a lot.)

Misc.

Helpful: how to dress warmly in the morning but cool in the afternoon. (I think this is a hint of spring!)

Adorable: the Milwaukee Brewers have let a stray dog join their team for spring training and the results are aww-worthy.

~ Sarah

Link Love

Short but sweet this week!

The big story this week? Michael Sam, a potential NFL draft pick, came out as gay. (And we’re one step closer to this not being a story at all one day.)

Interesting: despite the push for growth in the American textile industry, up-and-coming designers are learning local manufacturing is difficult to support.

From R29, this lovely piece on the “Gilmore Girls” score made me nostalgic for Stars Hollow.

Before you spend your Valentine’s Day with Frank Underwood, catch up with the actress who plays Zoe Barnes in this New York Magazine profile.

Want to feel old? Mean Girls‘ tenth anniversary is this year. Want to cheer up? The director spilled to Vulture 10 behind the scenes secrets.

~ Sarah

Link Love: Holiday Edition

Link Love

Ok, there’s nothing particularly festive about these links but if you already need a break from your family, I’m at your service!

Finance

As someone who is starting to pay off those student loans (only government ones, thank goodness) this Forbes story on a 20-something who worked to pay off nearly 100 grand in three years was both inspiring and overwhelming.

On the other hand, this blog post from Huffington on a student who graduated college debt-free was just infuriating. College wasn’t all that for me, but there is more to it than that paper diploma. (Or maybe I’m just jealous?)

Sports

The Winter Olympics around the corner, but before that comes the Trials, where this unexpected and inspiring Olympic hopeful will be competing.

Feminism & Media

From NPR, when it comes to feminism, who is considered a woman of color? As a light-skinned Latina-American, I definitely found this article interesting.

PSA: not all women share the same “female” experience — not even close. [h/t Harper Honey]

Surprise! You can fake a sleek physique on Instagram and Pinterest, no Photoshop required.

Or you could use Photoshop, like this photographer in these satirical ads criticizing the beauty industry. (See all the photos at Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep.)

According to the New York Times, if you’re planning on being an assistant in the magazine industry like The Devil Wears Prada, you better have a handle on social media. #TheTimesIsOnIt

Despite a very strong year for women in film, they (we) continue to be under- and misrepresented in film, even compared to television (and especially if you’re a minority).

Fashion

Also from NPR, an interesting series on the afterlife of American clothes. Hmm…

Any good reads to share?

~ Sarah