I watched this clip of The Daily Show today where Jon Stewart unpacks white privilege. It is so excellent. The clip was reposted by someone on my timeline in the wake of the upsetting decision of a grand jury not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Bill Gates posts all the books he reads (and reviews most of them!) on his own personal version of GoodReads..
The Spark Notebook looks so wonderful! It’s beautiful and seems very functional as well. Planners and notebooks are really having a moment right now, which I couldn’t be happier about.
I’m planning to take this free Skillshare course on Documentary Photography, it looks amazing.
Oh my goodness, the Jurassic World trailer. I wrote to a friend: “I don’t care about the dangerous dinosaurs, I hope this park becomes a reality in my lifetime.”
I have an account on Quora, and the most surprising thing for me is that it is the only email newsletter I get where a) I am excited to see it in my inbox, and b) I almost always click through to something interesting every time even if I didn’t intend to.
This week I added “learn to scuba dive in Koh Tao” to my Southeast Asia bucket list based on awesome articles like this one.
The Book Depository ships free worldwide! Ahh!
As I write this, my mum’s on a plane to Tokyo. By the time you read it, we will be together! I am so indescribably excited and in a way relieved to see her: it’s been too long, it’s unnatural. I am not going to be posting on the blog next week in order to make the most of our time together but I’ll be back the week after that. To my American readers: Happy Thanksgiving! To everyone else: we all have so much to be grateful for, and I for one am using American Thanksgiving as a happy excuse to practice gratitude. What are you grateful for today? Have an amazing weekend.
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