what we like this week

First of all, thanks to our dear friends at The Midwestyle for featuring our holiday gift guide and hello to any new readers that little mention has snagged us! For the uninitiated, this is the part of our blog where we tell you about all the cool stuff we found on the internet this week. Emily likes to talk about long-form journalism article detailing important but obscure scientific discoveries, Taylor Swift, recipes for soup, and Brian Williams. Katie likes sad music, movie trailers, Erin Foster, and info-graphics about political unrest.


  • Real life romantic comedy hijinks! I can’t decide if this is totally awful or totally awesome.
  • “No one looks stupid when they’re having fun” and other advice from Leslie Knope
  • The Low Line– an stunning equivalent to New York’s High Line Park.
  • I already own a perfectly good planner but that doesn’t mean I’m not considering ordering this beautiful one!
  • “What We Really Watch on TV” let’s be honest, if House Hunters or Planet Earth is on I am set for the night
  • And finally, Hanson is launching a “Mmmhop” beer brand. Just take a second to let the geniusness of that fully sink in.


  • So JK Rowling wrote a short Harry Potter prequel for charity. The story recounts an adventure had by Sirius and James. Download the free version here (from Goodreads).
  • Best Tumblr I have ever seen: a guy screen shots texting conversations with his delusional 17 year old cousin. Dying. (Thanks, Seth!)
  • “Make Friends Like It’s The Sandlot or Stand By Me” (via Thought Catalogue)
  • What would Jean-Ralphio do? I love Ben Schwartz, guys. (via GQ)
  • “Flick Chicks” by Mindy Kaling: A profile of the types of women that show up in movies. Hilarious and so true. (via The New Yorker)
  • My mini playlist for escaping the winter doldrums: “Midnight City” by M83, “Shake it Out” by Florence +The Machine, “Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino, and “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)” by Ellie Goulding.
  • A really thorough and interesting take on the Penn State scandal. Worth the read for sure. (via Sports Illustrated)

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