Tag Archives: News

Blog Roundup

– Throwback! Facebook is bringing back the “away message.” [Nylon]

– What Spotify users prefer to fall asleep to. Any guesses? [Billboard]

– Anthony Bourdain’s 3 best tips for eating out when traveling abroad [Entrepreneur]

– 20 mistakes inexperienced managers make from an Amazon exec via Quora [Business Insider]

– An illustrative guide to the most annoying trends on Instagram [Distractify]

– Summertime in a cup! Starbucks is introducing your campfire favorite (S’mores!) as a frapp. It will hit stores April 28th and you better believe we’ll be the first to try it! [Refinery29]

– The best food to order at every single major league baseball park [Esquire]

– Late night munchies? SF has got you covered. [Refinery29]

– 5 career mistakes that are OK to make in your 20’s [WhoWhatWear]

– Overdue, but we said goodbye to The Bold Italic :( [The Bold Italic]

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Blog Roundup

– The summer music festival economy explained. [Vox]

– Ellen Pao announces that Reddit will no long allow for negotiation in salaries during the hiring process. [Salon]

– After 3 years of dating, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have decided to go on a break. [People]

– Karlie Kloss encourages young girls to code! Yeah! [Fashionista]

– Surprised babies are more curious and eager to learn. [GOOD]

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The Sisterhood Exists In Real Life

Hands down – this had to be one of the sweetest things I’ve read all week. Growing up, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was one of my favorite series. I couldn’t always exactly relate to all of the situations that happened in the books or even felt like I resonated with one character, but there were a series of moments that I maybe identified with spread out between the four characters. After the series was turned into a movie and then a sequel, I was ecstatic. The actresses selected were such a good fit, but sometimes that’s all it is – just acting, right? It’s sometimes rare for people that are cast in a movie to stay friends afterwards, but not these 4.

It was revealed this week that Blake Lively made Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, and America Ferrera the godmothers of her newborn baby. Awwww!

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Edit: 4/12 oh this is disappointing that it isn’t true after all… [E!]

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A Full House Reboot

As a 90’s child, I couldn’t get enough of Full House. It was my favorite show and I was convinced that Michelle Tanner and I were pretty much the same person… but you know as two different races and two completely different families. When I saw Alamo Square for the first time and the Painted Ladies (highlighted in the opening credits) I could have died out of excitement. So when it was announced earlier this week that Netflix might be signing on for a reboot of my favorite series, I nearly thought it was an April Fool’s prank. Luckily it wasn’t.

Here’s what we know so far:

– Netflix will be taking on 13 episodes continuing the series.

– It will be titled “Fuller House” instead of “Full House.”

– Candace Cameron Bure will reprise her role as DJ and Andrea Barber will return as Kimmy Gibbler! (The Gibbler!!)

More importantly, are they still in San Francisco? Alamo Square? Where are Danny, Jesse, and Joey now? Are they all still living together? I have so many questions.

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Stanford Unveils A New Kind of Financial Aid

Stanford University recently announced a revision to their current financial aid plan. Beginning with the class of 2019, any student whose parents are making under $125,000 a year will now receive a full ride to the university. That is…Amazing. When I read this news, I remember feeling overwhelmed and happy knowing that so many talented students will have this opportunity to attend such a great university without this huge burden on their shoulders.

I still remember when I was applying to schools and even hesitating to apply some universities because I didnt want to be trapped under a lifetime of debt regardless of whether or not I could get in. I didn’t even want to try. Seeing the price of tuition just made me want to give up. This new change for Stanford students is going to make an incredible difference and I hope other universities across the country will join in and start making revisions to their own financial aid programs as well to accomodate the increasing costs of tuition just about everywhere.

Also just for reference, one year at Stanford for an undergraduate costs $65,000. If you times that by 4, you get $260,000 for an entire undergraduate career.

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015

I looked at this and all I could get excited about what Jamie xx! AMAZING!

Also, I think I had the opportunity to see TV On The Radio and The Kills at CHBP a couple years ago, but great to hear that they’ll be back again.

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Blog Roundup

– 8 Graphs That Capture the Truths of Breaking Up [The Bold Italic]

– How addicted to the internet are you? [PsychCentral] I received a healthy score of 14! What did you all get?

– The Secrets of Highly Efficient Napping [i09]

– How my old neighborhood of Capitol Hill is evolving and unfortunately, not in a good way [Seattle Times]

– The science of why Legos are so painful to step on [Quartz]

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Osheaga 2015

Kendrick is going to have one busy summer!

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I’m Part of a Recall Y’all!

Actually this is more scary than exciting, but Kraft has called for a re-call for 242,000 boxes of macaroni and cheese because they believe that 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese might contain pieces of metal!

In a press release the company gave instructions so customers can find out if they’ve bought any of the possibly contaminated boxes. The issue has affected boxes of the “original” flavor size 7.25-oz with the expiration dates September 18, 2015-October 11, 2015. The boxes must also have the code C2 below the expiration date.

In their company statement, Kraft said, “Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.”

 

I actually just got up to go check my Kraft boxes and discovered, to my surprise, that they are no longer in my cabinets. It’s cool, I guess I’m currently containing metal then.

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In Case You Missed It… Zoolander 2

As we all know, our favorite models Derek and Hansel walked the Valentino runway earlier this week and it wasn’t just a random decision. They are, in fact, making a Zoolander sequel and this was the most perfect way for them to reveal the news. Zoolander 2 is slated to be released February 12, 2016. Can you believe that it will have been 15 years since the first movie was released? I’m so curious now about what my 11-year-old self thought about that film.

And what! They also got to meet Anna Wintour. They really went all out for publicity.

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The New MacBook

Believe it or not, before I accepted my current job that I am in, I have always been a PC kind of girl. However, when it came time to choose my hardware, Kevin suggested that I try out using Macs just in case I might end up liking it better. Plus, if I didn’t, I could always revert back. While I do, indeed, love my MacBook Air, I haven’t quite adapted fully and still use a PC for my personal use. Actually, I might be one of the few employees at my job that prefers to use two laptops instead of combining both my work and personal. What can I say? It’s hard to let things go. I’m not that nerdy on the Mac though and have never really cared too much about Apple’s big announcements, but this new MacBook is sexy. Also, we hear you, Chet Faker and we’re convinced even more now than ever that we need to own this laptop. Nice song choice, Apple.

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Next Season on The Bachelorette…

25 men will go on dates with both Kaitlyn AND Britt! For the first time ever in Bachelor/Bachelorette history, there will be two bachelorettes and they pretty much were the babes of last season’s The Bachelor. In the beginning of the season, Britt was the frontrunner for The Bachelor, but seeing Kaitlyn get as far as she did, others were convinced that she would be the next Bachelorette. Tough choice, but having both of them will definitely make up for some entertainment.

Apparently the guys will go after both of them and ultimately decide who they think will make the better wife. Will there be one of them left standing? Will both of them go after the same guy? Will Britt and Kaitlyn each have a rose to give out at the very end? So many questions about logistics. We’re looking forward to May 18th when the next season starts!

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Bay Bridge to Darken on Friday

There are so many pretty parts to San Francisco, but the Bay Bridge lit up is definitely near the top of the list. I remember when I used to have this view on a weekly basis and how much I a) loved it and b) took it for granted when it was no longer a constant. It is absolutely gorgeous. This coming Friday, however, the lights from the world’s largest LED light sculpture will come down as there was only a contract for a 2-year display.

People loved the Bay Lights so much, though, that the nonprofit organization behind it, Illuminate The Arts, managed to raise $4 million to make the exhibit a permanent fixture.

The 25,000 LEDs will come down so Caltrans can perform maintenance on the bridge cables. They’re planning on having them back up by February 2016, though, just in time for Super Bowl 50.

We’re so sad to see them go, but time flies and as long as they’ll be back, we won’t pout about it.

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