Link Love: What I’m Reading This Week

link loveHere are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of Link Love. Have a great weekend, friends!

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1.    There are “times when you say no to the good opportunities so you can say yes to the best opportunities.” Read Lin-Manuel Miranda’s commencement speech at UPenn.

2.    The type of friends worth fighting for in life.

3.    The life of a frequent business traveler.

4.    These vegan chocolate cupcakes with salted buttercream are delicious.

5.    Tips for conquering a long haul flight.

6.    Will single women transform America?

7.    For a taste of New Orleans, try this recipe for the Cochon Butcher muffuletta.

8.    A reward expert provides a strategy for building and cashing in reward points and mileage benefits.

9.    When to cook with fancy salt and when cheap will do.

10.  In defense of absurdly early bedtimes for kids.

11.  How to improve your chances of recovering a lost item.

12.  The best travel hacks for traveling with a baby.

13.  These creamy spinach enchiladas are delicious.

14.  Snapchat isn’t the place you go to look pretty; it’s the place you go to be yourself.

15.  This piece about Hamilton’s Leslie Odom, Jr., the impassioned actor who plays Aaron Burr, is a great portrait of dedication.

16.  The real reason why so many women have to spend so much time getting ready.

17.  Secrets of pro cake decorators.

18.  The quickest, easiest way to share photos and videos on your iPhone.

19.  Why dating is drudgery.

20.  Understanding Epigenetics and what it means for aging, cancer, and obesity.

21.  Where to eat in St. Augustine, Florida.

BLOG I’M LOVING Chocolate and Zucchini: Clotilde Dusoulier shares delicious recipes from her Paris kitchen. She also writes a monthly newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

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READ: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.

WATCHSheryl Sandberg’s commencement speech to UC Berkeley’s Class of 2016 is a life lesson for us all. She continues to amaze. Take a break and watch (or read the transcript).

SEE: Sing Street: So good! One of my favorites so far this year. Listen to the soundtrack here.

LISTEN: Another Round Podcast Episode 54: Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) shares her experiences with endometriosis, pain, marriage, food, pregnancy, and more, as covered in her memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate.

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