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19 Jul 2018

Blog Roundup

  • A Spice Girls Exhibit Is Coming This Summer [Nylon]
  • The Emojis We Don’t Need [Vice]
  • Aly Raisman Takes The Floor [ESPN]

  • America’s Ramen Obsession, Explained – I don’t know if I agree with how yummy all these creations are supposed to be! [The New Yorker]

  • ‘Sister Survivors’ and victims of Larry Nassar Accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS last night [Vogue]
24 Jun 2018

Instagram Launches IGTV

This week, Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom announced the launch of IGTV. If you loved creating content on stories, then you’re going to love IGTV because instead of just having bite-size content, you can now have a recorded video up to an hour long. I was told that if I updated my app that I’d have IGTV within it so that I can watch the videos of those I already follow, but have yet to see it appear. Instead, I decided to download the standalone app so that I could see what this was all about.

So far, I’ve watched a couple of videos, but the biggest takeaway is really that it’s a longer version of Stories. The format that I seem to be drawn to within IGTV is anything that resembles a Q&A or an interview, but ultimately I love the bite-size content more because it feels shorter. If I were at work, I wouldn’t feel comfortable watching an entire video off of IGTV.

It has been less than a week and since I don’t have it fully integrated into my app just yet, I want to be able to give it a fair shot. At some point, I even want to try recording my own IGTV video or putting a string of videos together for my own channel. Until I’ve given it some more thought though, we’re going to put this on hold!

Readers, have you tried out this feature and are you into it? I know everyone was quite bullish on Stories at first, but look at how quickly you all adopted that into your lives!

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26 Feb 2018

Blog Roundup

  • A team of 14 female Nike designers reimagined the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1. The result? 10 new creations. [Fashionista]
  • Most popular shows on Netflix in 2017 by state [High Speed Internet]
  • How to: cut down your wedding list [Vogue]
  • How to nail your first 5 minutes [Valet Mag]

  • Frank Ocean interviews Timothee Chalamet [vman]
  • Why do Google, Airbnb and Pinterest all have similar logos? [Fast Company]
  • The 10 best films from the last decade [Cool Material]
  • How to break up with your phone [New York Times]
  • 10 Cooking mistakes home cooks make [Cool Material]
25 Jun 2017

Blog Roundup

We’re doing a different format this week. This two-part article about a girl who texted her boyfriend to commit suicide is now facing nearly 20 years in prison. Read the two parts to the article here:

  • The Bizarre Trial of the 20-year-old Who Texted Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself [Vice]
  • Inside the Tense Courtroom When the Suicide Texter was Found Guilty [Vice]

Other roundup news:

  • Chance the Rapper Hires American Sign Language interpreters for upcoming shows [Hypebeast]
  • What Would Happen If You Never Used An Alarm Clock? [Digg]

  • Skateboarding legend Brain Anderson on coming out [The New Yorker]
  • I was an investor, she was a founder. [Source]
21 Jun 2016

Currently Craving:

It’s nearing 11:00 PM which means that the almost midnight craving wave is starting to come over me and what do we want?! None other than a good ‘ol fashioned hot dog. Have any of you ever seen that film, “Now You See Me?” There’s a scene in that film where they talk about a subject who gets led into doing something because he’s been getting clues and hints about it for a duration of time. When you start to hear and see something that just keeps coming up, you naturally find yourself craving that. Well, today my dad told me he ate a hot dog. Step 1. Then I was in Capitol Hill in the Pike/Pine area where I normally pick up a hot dog after a night out like I did in college. Step 2. and Step 3 – I just came across this article on Cool Material outlining the 12 best unique hot dog toppings. If that’s not a sign, then I don’t know what is.

You can make yourself even more hungry HERE.

15 Feb 2016

Blog Roundup

  • San Francisco’s tiniest house! [UpOut]
  • How a Grammy is made [Billboard]
  • My friend Kurt takes a ride with Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph [re/code]
  • 8 Up-and-Coming Cities to Visit in 2016 [Cool Material]

  • My Little Sister Taught Me How to “Snapchat Like the Teens” [Buzzfeed]

  • James Franco was in Seattle earlier this month [Kiro 7]

  • Congratulations to Seattle band Tacocat for recording the new Powerpuff Girls 2016 theme song!
  • Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang will design the new uniforms for Alaska Airlines [Alaska Air]
03 Jan 2016

Blog Roundup

  • How to spend time alone with yourself [Refinery29]
  • Tinashe talks music industry prejudice [The Fader]
  • 26 bad workplace habits to kick in 2016 [Refinery29]
  • Start saying “Thank You” Instead of “Sorry” [Medium]

  • 20 U.S. breweries you should visit for your bucket list [Cool Material]

  • Vintage and contemporary photos of Playboy Bunnies [Flavorwire]
21 Dec 2015

Blog Roundup

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  • The top 10 Instagrammed restaurants in America [Cool Material]

  • Polly Pocket sets that every 90’s kid loved [BuzzfeedI owned 75% of all of the sets that were shown in these photos.

  • The 10 biggest trends in 2015 [High Snobiety]
  • The 41 most Instagrammed It Items of 2015 [Refinery29]
  • The 6 Shoes Every Grown Man Should Own [Cool Material]
  • Dropbox was given a Michelin Star [Medium]
  • Things that Pitchfork was disappointed about in 2015 [Pitchfork]

Also, just want to note that there will be many more round-up posts as we get closer to the end of the year! I just need to wrap everything up with work first before my focus shifts to Yow Yow! Don’t worry, we’ll do our usuals that we love to do every year and look forward to.

Instagram

  • Unintentional power pose 💁🏻‍♀️
  • Not your average rainbow roll! Every piece of fish is seared and topped with different flavors of masago
  • Takin’ it easy
  • I spy a little face 😐
  • Double Carbs! Chinese donuts wrapped in thick rice noodles with soy sauce drizzled over the top 🙌🏽
  • Living in my summer vacation ☀️
  • My favorite go-to-snack these days - a fresh log of spam musubi! 😋
  • OK these first two days at home have been lovely, but where should I escape to out of the city for a day?
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