8 Things Of Note

Our favorite noteworthy links found online this week!
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Happy Friday, Clementines. We hope summer has been good to you thus far; we certainly love these long (but not-so-lazy) days to soak it all in. As always, a few conversations from around the web we found particularly noteworthy—happy reading and happy weekend!

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses how to she found the courage to chase her dreams and, likewise, how she hopes to open doors for girls all over the world.

One advice column answers the age old question: Do I have a baby or a career? “Because having a great career is the best and having babies is incredible and having both is AMAZING, and no I'm not kidding, not even a little bit.” (We tend to agree.)

Author Jennifer Weiner on the pressure to look good. To her daughters: “I urged them never to lose sight of who they are, inside and out, and to ignore the haters who saw them only as bodies, as objects, as things.”

Are you a summer bride? Here’s your ultimate wedding guide from the editor-in-chief of Brides Magazine.

Do you read the blog Humans of New York? It’s a daily reminder that we’re all in this together. Here are a few inspiring life lessons learned from everyday people as they go about their everyday lives.

“My dad is old and white; I’m young and brown. It’s often been more complicated than it should be.” One woman explores what it means to look the part.

8 tech professionals share their work secrets. (These ladies are smart, fearless and inspirational.)

And, why conversations are so important. Remember, you can affect positive change through your words. (Bravo and thank you, Design Mom!)