Friday Favorites

Each Friday, I share what I enjoyed reading, watching, and listening to in the past week.

I have to start today’s post by saying happy birthday to my mom!! She’s currently the official photographer for many of the pictures you see in these posts.

On a much more somber note, I don’t want to let this week go by without touching on the tragedy that occurred earlier this week at a high school in Florida. I know it’s been all over the news, but I think this video interview – shot by one of the students while he was hiding from the shooter – really drives the message home. 

 But on a happier note, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, enjoy this really cute video of different people dueting on the sweetest love song from the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

As a public health researcher/student, I hear about the opioid epidemic a lot. I really loved this article and infographic about how different people would spend money to combat the issue. The dean of my school was one of the people interviewed!

I’m getting excited for both the Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran concerts I’m going to later this year (even though they’re still months away), so I enjoyed this behind-the-scenes from the End Game music video.

The New York Times’ “Modern Love” stories are some of my favorite articles to read each week, and i love that they added a short podcast version with old stories narrated by new people. I talked about my love of the romcom The Big Sick before here, so I couldn’t pass up this Modern Love narrated by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the writers (and real life inspiration) of the movie.

Finally – remember when I shared Refinery29‘s “Money Diaries” (here)? Well, as with many things on the Internet, the comments section of those articles can be a scary place. This piece in the New Yorker asks why people are so harsh and judgemental about the way women spend money. It’s a really interesting read. I love reading the “Money Diaries,” but I read them just to learn more about other people’s lives, not to judge them for buying things! (Anyone who knows me would tell you I, of all people, should not judge someone’s shopping habits.)

Enjoy your weekend!

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