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A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
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A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
Image Credit: Garance Doré

Image Credit: Garance Doré

How was your week? We're feeling a bit under the weather, so this weekend calls for lots of hot tea, relaxing and catching up on all sorts of inspiration—the start of which you'll find below. Enjoy!

“I’ve begun to think about this trend as the reductive seduction of other people’s problems. It’s not malicious. In many ways, it’s psychologically defensible; we don’t know what we don’t know.”

The five books Bill Gates suggest we read this summer.

Our dear friend sent us this reminder: “Friendship is the most underrated relationship in our lives... It remains the one relation not bound by law, blood, or money—but an unspoken agreement of love."

Sheryl Sandberg gave the UC Berkeley commencement speech, and spoke publicly for the first time about her husband’s death last year: “But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.”

Who pays for design mistakes? Designer Emily Henderson lends her opinion, and includes actual scenarios she’s encountered on the job.

Refinery29 partnered with ABC News to survey a random sampling of millennial women about the upcoming election, with surprising results: 78% of women believe this election is going to have an impact on their lives, but fewer than half believe the presidential candidates are talking about the issues that matter to them.

A lovely interview with a beautiful style icon.

And, things no one tells you when starting a business.

p.s. Did you meet Kristine, the medium and spiritual guide?