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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: via Town&Country Magazine

Image Credit: via Town&Country Magazine

Happy Mother's Day weekend to our mama readers! Cheers to a relaxing (and rejuvenating) weekend celebrating the different and unique ways motherhood has touched your life. But first, here’s a bit of inspiration from around the web—happy reading!

How to negotiate a raise, if you’re a woman. “Alternate eye contact and smiling at eight-second intervals to properly position yourself as somehow miraculously both a woman and a capable employee.” (See also: “Do it.”)

Mothers on the lessons their children have taught them.

Audrey Hepburn through the years (to celebrate her would-be 87th birthday).

Conscious buys for Mother’s Day, chosen by Lauren Bush Lauren (founder of the FEED project).

Why so many smart people aren’t happy.

“So if you're ever asked whether you know the gender of your unborn baby, I have the perfect and most honest response, ‘No matter what, I will love them with all of my heart’.”

How to get over common creative fears.

And the best foods for a dose of energy (coffee need not apply).

p.s.  The intersection of motherhood and a creative career.