Week in Review: What I Read

There was a flood of really interesting articles on the web this week. Here is a very small selection of what I perused:

  1. Work Wear: Office Style at the New York Public Library (WSJ)– One of the things I was most excited about doing in NYC was getting my very own NYPL card, corny I know. This story reminds everyone else of what I already know: Librarians are pretty stylish folk!
  2. Letters from Authors to Their Young Fans (Flavorwire) — Authors may be curmudgeonly some of the time but these letters prove that they can also be huge teddy bears. Read through to the end and you’ll come across some of the most heartwarming letters I’ve ever read.
  3. Having Your Coffee and Enjoying It Too (NYT) — It seems as though every day there is new evidence to “prove” that coffee is good/bad for us. This article examines the newest findings and shows that a coffee habit doesn’t make a huge difference overall.
  4. The Timeless Resonance of Dorian Gray (Everyday eBook) — This one just might be cheating since I love Wilde so much but I had to share it! The story truly is timeless and this article sets out to prove it.

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Week in Review: What I Read

This week has been spent playing catch-up after a lovely weekend away in Chapel Hill, NC (more on that later). Here are a few articles I found interesting this week:

  1. How Gen-Y And Millenials Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Burnout: As someone who has been incredibly stressed at the end of senior year, I found this article enlightening. I agree with the author that all too often my generation has a drive to “do more” or “be more” without a real end-goal in sight. Without this thing to work toward it’s hard to appreciate accomplishments!
  2. Wealth or Waste? Rethinking the Value of a Business Major: Music to my ears! So often the value of a liberal arts education is downplayed and it is nice to see a major news outlet acknowledging the good things about majoring in a “non-professional” area.
  3. Private Islands for Rent: I know where I am headed for my next vacation! Who hasn’t dreamt of living it up like Johnny Depp on a private island with all the ameneties? It’s like Never Never Land only you get to be a grown-up.
  4. 17 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee: I guzzle coffee like Lorelei Gilmore and I’m not ashamed to admit it. My coffee consumption is second only to my tea consumption. That being said, it’s always nice to read a little more about my (second) favorite beverage.