Thursday, August 6, 2015

Love List

1. "Make sure you send me the pics!" If you've ever uttered those words after hanging out with friends...and then had to repeat the request a couple of times, you will be excited about the Moments app. The app is a private way to give photos to a chosen group of friends and for you to get the photos you didn't take from them. (Newsroom)

2. Let me be clear. I HATE to iron. I should own stock in Proctor & Gamble based solely on the amount of Downy Wrinkle Release I buy. These tips from PureWow on removing wrinkles without an iron are right up my alley. (PureWow)

3. I heard about Mystery Show on Pop Culture Happy Hour. Yes, I listen to a lot of podcasts--there are two on this week's love list. They are quickly replacing radio for me but I digress. On Mystery Show, Starlee Kine solves mysteries that can't be solved by using the internet or on a person's own. These aren't your run of the mill mysteries but I don't want to say too much. Check out the show! There are only 6 episodes so far. Binge, binge, binge. (Gimlet Media)

4. We've all seen before and after fitness photos. Last week's love list highlighted the ways people can make it appear weight has been lost by manipulating angles. The idea is not to get hung up on what Instagram is showing you--it may not always be true. Despite that, this week, I'm totally hung up on a before/after series. Photographer Blake Morrow did a series with Beth Beard in which she poses before and after a 150-pound weight loss. They are so creative and a beautiful way to celebrate Beth's pride in her accomplishment! Check the pictures out here. (Women's Health)

5. Another Round is easily my new favorite Podcast. There is something irresistible about the chemistry between Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, who transition with ease from topics as important as microagression in the workplace to lighter fare like Tracy's love of animals (most recently, silkie bantam chickens). Listening is like having a conversation with my best girlfriends. It's fun and meaningful at the same time. You can check it out here. (Buzzfeed/Another Round)

6. I've been writing a lot this year about living my dreams or at least mustering the courage to take the first step. I came across this Buzzfeed post about the 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old. It is a great list to remind you to live a life you love. (Buzzfeed)

7. The Tree of 40 Fruit is a series of hybridized fruit trees by artist, Sam Van Aken. Each tree grows over 40 different types of stone fruit including cherries, plums and almonds. The trees are created through grafting and blossom ombre color patterns ranging from pink to white. Who wouldn't want to own one of these? (Sam Van Aken)

8. I've struggled with procrastination FOREVER. I've tried a ton of tactics to get around it and many work for a while before I ultimately fall back into my old patterns. Maybe it's linked to a lack of passion for the things I push into forever "later" land. How to Boss Yourself Around offers some new suggestions and strategies. I like the fresh approach of acknowledging your feelings about a task and pushing through anyway. (The Cut)

9. FlashTattoos made the Love List a little over a year ago. Now they've upped their game and put out a special Beyoncé collection. It's filled with honeycombs and bees as you might expect but the collection also includes the song lyrics and powerful monikers she is know for like "Flawless." My credit card literally walked over to my hand. (Flash Tattoos)

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