End of Week Diversion

End of Week Diversion

di·ver·sion | An activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.

We’re back from Goa and I know, I know!  I owe you all some photos and stories… They’re coming soon but, in the meantime, I’ve been catching up with all my online reading and I have five links to divert you at the end of your work week:

1 | Money’s Too Tight to Mention
Real talk from Katherine Ormerod about how all those bloggers and Instagrammers seem to constantly have the newest and the best.  Before you get jealous, read about the financial reality from someone who has been there.

“Living on accessories is fine when you’re young, but to be a fully independent woman who isn’t waiting for Prince Charming to rescue her means making financially responsible decisions.”

2 | Instagram Just Ruined Instagram
Instagram is changing again… and while this Mashable writer is ready for the end of days, I’m just left wondering what new thing to take up and what to leave on the table.

“Instagram is… was about sharing a single, perfect pic that encapsulates the moment you’re experiencing.”

3 | Abstract: The Art of Design
Netflix is giving design the “Chef’s Table” treatment by featuring several aspects of design in this documentary series which came out February 10.  The quote below really struck me!  I’m going to have to think on that one…

“You’re looking for a moment when you feel you’re as close to the soul as possible. That’s what good design is.”

4 | Genius tips for shopping online
This blogger always has great tips about minimalist living so her shopping tips aren’t about getting more (and more, and more!) but just about shopping smarter online. Like the idea to abandon your shopping cart:

Always do this…The chances are you’ll receive an email within 24-hours and it’s likely that email will contain an incentive to bring you back to the site.

5 | Wit & Delight’s Guide to Hibernating Like A Human
We’re in the home stretch of winter! Check out this blog posts for some good tips on how to stay refreshed and healthy feeling through these final months.

Happy hibernating!

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