The Week: August 30, 2013

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Aug 30, 2013

I woke up early, and my day has been full of sunshine and fantastic things (like breakfast with one my oldest friends, and lunch with my sweetie, and recipes for pork carnitas that I am so making this weekend).

Oh, and Rand is working from home today. It’s basically the most magical thing ever, because every couple hours I get to barge into his office and make out with him.

Which reminds me, it’s been about two hours since our last snog. While I go do that, you enjoy these links.

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Tara Isabella Burton writes about what it’s like to be a woman traveler – and how she once regarded her gender as something that held her back in her travels (instead of paying attention to world she was privy to because of it).

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10 fascinating facts from Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age. As someone who grew up idolizing Clarissa (and her clothing), I might have to pick up the book when it comes out this September.

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If you haven’t seen This Charming Charlie (a Tumblr that mashes up old Peanuts cartoons with the lyrics from songs by The Smiths), you probably should. Warning: I had a few songs stuck in my head all day after visiting the site.)

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This amazing Facebook post, about the how varying a chocolate chip cookie recipe impacts the finally product, is surprisingly mesmerizing.

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In the wake of recent events, this is an important read for anyone who feels uninformed (myself included): 9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.

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A Pennsylvanian man heads deep into Venezuela to find his mother, an Amazonian tribeswoman who he hadn’t seen since he was a child.

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An illustrator collaborates with her four-year-old daughter on some sketches. The result is kinda magical.

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NPR’s headline about The Onion turning 25 is awesome: “Area Man Realizes He’s Been Reading Fake News For 25 Years.”

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DIY caramel sauce that requires only three ingredients, all of which are in my kitchen. The weekend just got dangerous.

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Some are horrifying, some are fascinating, some are beautiful. This Quora thread of the most significant photos ever taken will haunt you.

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Have a gorgeous weekend, you guys!

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