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Happy Friday!

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In defense of Rory Gilmore’s bad decisions.

I’m definitely interested in trying my own lazy-girl version of this lavender lemonade recipe.

Can Instagram bring back straying users with email “Highlights?”

I am so excited for the LOVE Park redesign — keep it coming, Philly.

Need a digital detox? There’s an app for that (of course).

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I love love the advice that Natalie Portman gave on confidence in her commencement speech at Harvard this week. (Link is to a recap if you don’t want to watch the whole thing, but it’s worth reading.)

~ Sarah

P.S. If you come back on Monday, things should be looking pretty different around here. Fingers crossed!

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14 healthy beauty products you can find in your local drugstore.

How to protect your eyes from too much screen time.

A (brief) history on working mothers in television. (Kind of surprised the author didn’t mention Connie Britton in Friday Night Lights or Nashville though!)

If Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte tried OKCupid…

And finally: What one teacher learned from shadowing students.

Any reads to recommend?

~ 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