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Barbie Beyonce Life

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Who remembers my favorite Instagram account of 2015 for Socality Barbie?! Well it looks like someone has done it again with a Beyonce Barbie and it’s just as good as you would imagine it. In these Instagrams, Beyonce Barbie recreates some of her most iconic moments from award shows to Lemondade. We can’t wait to see this take off.

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A Short Made For Lyft

This was the best thing that I watched today. Thank you so much Doobybrain for sharing this. Too often, tech companies get such a bad rep for who they’re competing with, what scandals they’re involved in, and their impact on San Francisco and the Bay Area. It’s the ads that show a lot of heart though that really strike a chord with me and we’re loving this one for Lyft that was made by Academy Award winner, John Kahrs. Everything in this looks amazing and what a great piece to watch right in the holiday season. Well done, Lyft.

 

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Starbucks’ Holiday Gift is Free Espresso!

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We’re just a little bit late on this, but starting today, Starbucks is giving out free tall espresso drinks to customers that show up to randomly selected Starbucks stores between the 1-2PM. Every day, 100 stores will be selected as part of this holiday cheer program! To participate in all the fun, make sure you visit this page every day up until January 2nd when the holiday cheer ends. This is a cute idea by Starbucks and being that I come from Seattle and drink Starbucks almost every day, this is something that we can get behind. :) Enjoy!

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Our Next Flyknit Racer

If these weren’t coming out next spring, I would’ve had this on my Christmas wish list this year for Kevin! How beautiful are these? So white. So clean. I’ll never wear them outside of my house for fear of getting them dirty!

But of course we will because they will go with every single one of our outfits.

There’s no specific date for when these will be released other than Spring 2017, but you can bet we’ll have our ears close to the ground for this one.

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American Breakfast is Dessert

When you go to brunch on the weekend, are you more of a sweet or savory person? For me, I tend to lean savory. As much as I love seeing a cinnamon apple waffle or a berry french toast with whipped cream on a menu, I know that I can only handle a couple of bites. To be honest, while I have a sweet tooth, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of dessert so having it as a full meal is a bit overwhelming for me. This video by Vox which compares sweet breakfast items to actual desserts shouldn’t be all that surprising, but is still an interesting watch.

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President Obama’s Last Turkey Pardon

Even when they are “Dad jokes” he still makes them sound cool. Pls don’t leave us.

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Sesame Street: Mannequin Challenge

Tommy has been trying to convince me for the last week that the Mannequin Challenges are really cool. I’ve watched more than several by now, but this is probably my favorite so far and even then I’m not blown away by it. I just think there was so much work that went into that made it awesome plus – who doesn’t love Sesame Street?

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“Are Print Magazines Dying?”

That was my first thought when I read a headline today that Teen Vogue would be scaling back that issues from monthly to quarterly. Granted, it’s Teen Vogue so it’s not like adult Vogue which would be an even bigger deal, but usually when this happens, it means that it might be on its way to being phased out. I’m not a collector of magazines these days, however, my coworker next to me somehow started receiving a subscription to Teen Vogue in the last year and started passing them over to me. I didn’t know where to put them where I was cleaning my place this weekend so they are in a stack on my bathroom counter for now.

I don’t think I would be surprised if Condé Nast announced that they would be going purely digital within the next year. Should we start taking bets now?

According to a statement from the company, “the new frequency is designed to capture key audience moments relevant to young readers lives,” and the new print edition will debut in spring 2017 as a larger book with a collectible, “keepsake” feel. 

Also the reason why I believe Teen Vogue might be folding is because Lucky saw the same death as well back in 2015 when they scaled back to quarterly and then…well we know what happened after.

Teen Vogue, let’s just do a thank you now – thank you for being the high end print magazine that helped me shape my teenage years and taught me how to use better makeup and to look up to amazing style icons before anyone else during my youth years.

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Would You Eat It?

This is so weird to me. Pringles is coming out with a new line for the holidays that includes “cookie flavored” chips. But, why can’t we just eat cookies without it having to be in chip form? The flavors we have to choose from include: Pecan Pie, Sugar Cookie, and Salted Caramel. I think I am… not rushing to try any one of those! However, I am a fan of the packaging; nice move on coating it with Christmas sweater print. You’ll be able to buy these in your local grocery store soon, but like maybe you’ll just want to buy regular cookies and regular chips instead.

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Dining at the American Girl Cafe

This is just an all-around fantastic video. I’ve been hoarding this since September to watch at a later date because a) I didn’t have the time immediately (that’s right, too busy I can’t spare 10 minutes) and b) I have always wanted to eat at the American Girl Cafe. It’s actually very close to me at the Stanford Shopping Center so I feel like I can pretty much go whenever I please. The only downside of this experience though is that I never owned an American Girl doll, myself. Too much $$$$ amirite?!

Whatever the case, I certainly had a fascination with it growing up and while I couldn’t own a doll myself… I was a subscriber of the American Girl magazine for several years. Michael and Molly are hilarious in this video which makes me want to watch more from them.

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Unsatisfying Moments by Parallel Studio

It’s fun to just watch this and check off all of the incidents that happen to you, right?

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Style Girlfriend

First off, it’s not even an app! I’m actually very intrigued by Style Girlfriend because I can’t even tell you how many of my guy friends ask me for style advice on a regular basis. Actually the last interaction that comes to mind is Tommy on a shopping trip and sending me photos of every shirt in a store.

“What do you think about this one?”

“Do we like this one?”

“How’s this?”

I think my response was… “Isn’t Leslie [your girlfried] right next to you?!

From now on, when my friends ask me for style advice, I might just direct them straight to Style Girlfriend. However, what kind of good friend would I be if I didn’t check this out for myself to make sure that this was legit? It’s likely that the next time someone has a question, we’ll ask together and make sure that whoever is typing on the other end has an answer that matches mine. For now, we think this is a pretty good idea!

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Apple’s New Campus is Extravagant

This aerial tour of Apple’s new campus in Cupertino is kind of crazy. I knew it was going to be massive, but I didn’t know just how large and dominating it would be. The video (shot on a drone) by Matthew Roberts shows the work and progress that has been done up until pretty much today, but there’s still a lot left to finish before employees begin to move into the space in early 2017. I’ve actually driven by parts of this every now and then since this is in my backyard, and sometimes it’s a little overwhelming. I realize I work in tech and some of these things should still feel normal to me, but after three years, some parts of are a lot to take in.

I actually can’t wait to see all the articles that will be on this space after its completion.

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*for real, I almost just wrote “Best, Katie” instead of Source…because that’s how many emails I’ve been writing lately.

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Most Entertaining Thing I’ve Watched All Day


There are no words. How these students are keeping a straight face through this entire thing is just beyond me. One teacher parodies Top 40 songs to introduce new rules and guidelines in her class and the video has gone viral.

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