Bless this post: In light of what’s going on in Ferguson and information pouring in from all sorts of media outlets, one Tumblr user has compiled a long list of good, active sources to follow for info.
A fashionable statement you can make to help: The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” tee benefits Operation Help Or Hush, which began offering aid to protestors in Ferguson and is now including a lot of focus on general community outreach (meals for kids, etc.).
Also Ferguson-related: Chris Hayes discusses the paradox of race in America.
On a somewhat lighter note, this is a great idea: There’s a petition to put a Robin Williams character into the next Zelda game.
How addicted to coffee are you? Find out with Buzzfeed’s interactive quiz.
Another fun quiz: Which city suits your style? I got NYC – what about you?
Loved this: How to Make Decisions in the Dressing Room, from UnFancy.
The Tumblr, “OMG, hold up, I love this song!” will take you on a musical trip down memory lane. I had forgotten so many of these…
Speaking of nostalgia, Teens React to Saved by the Bell.
OK, one more for “back in the day”: Things You Forgot About Your MySpace Page.
8 Amazing Movies to Get You Pumped for Back to School Season — just what we need!
Also from HelloGiggles, 7 Male Celebrity Feminists.
Important stuff: A new app may help spot skin cancer, according to Vogue.
A basic timeline from Buzzfeed of female “firsts”– we recommend enjoying this link with Wikipedia in another tab to research the ones that catch your interest. A fun little “research” project for a lazy afternoon!
For a little celeb gossip, we were both surprised and excited to hear that Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin of Coldplay are now together – here’s the scoop on them.
We are obviously psyched about this: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte returns this week!!!!
22 GIFs Guaranteed To Be The Most Interesting Things You See Today, via Buzzfeed. Mesmerizing.
Fascinating: Gut bacteria are bullies in your body who demand you to eat pizza or go on a Nutella devouring spree, according to the Atlantic. Do you trust your gut?
Buzzfeed has a pretty good packing list for freshmen.
ELLE shares some good skincare tips from a facialist.
Speaking of which, Makeup.com has an article on facials you can do yourself! We’ll definitely be trying the “Goddess Venus’ Complexion” facial ASAP.
Beautezine has a video that will make you start wearing sunscreen, if you aren’t already slathering it on daily.
Byrdie has a great list of quick beauty secrets every girl should know.
Speaking of which, this post is fascinating because the ice bucket challenge, despite being used for social media fun, has actually resulted in a lot of good and money donated.
And in final ice bucket news, watch Anna Wintour take the challenge! Pretty awesome – and surprising! – that she did it.
There’s always room in your life for pretty neutrals, right?
Lauren Conrad shares some tips for decorating with a roommate.
How pretty is this off-the-shoulder top DIY? Try it now before summer ends…
We always love these types of posts: Inexpensive celebrity fashion finds that average folks can actually afford, via Seventeen.
Racked took an in-depth look at meditation as an alternative health trend that is becoming mainstream. Do any of you meditate?
So touching: Short film Pothound follows the life of a street dog. It’s won numerous awards and is sure to tug at your heart strings.
And finally, if your heart isn’t sufficiently melted from that film, these photos are sure to do it. So cute!