8 Things of Note

A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
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Here we are again, ready for the weekend and feeling a bit overwhelmed with the state of the world. So, our anecdote will be to love one another, hold dear ones tight and look for the good. Happy weekend, Clementines, and enjoy a few highlights from around the web this week. 

Soundbites from this year’s commencement speeches, with plenty of words of wisdom for graduates (and us all!).

Jennifer Aniston is setting the record straight: “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone.”

With so much going on in our word, here’s a bit of advice on when (and how) to speak up on social media.

Anne Lamott on how to find the time for creative expression: “Time is not free—that’s why it’s so precious and worth fighting for.”

How to support a friend through infertility.

Living and dying in the age of the internet. “Watching someone’s life and death from the safe distance of your phone screen is one thing. Stopping by to see a dying person is quite another.”

10 Olympians we should be all excited to watch in Rio. (Summer Games are just around the corner!)

Decorating secrets from an IKEA stylist. (Or, how to achieve that light, bright and airy Swedish interior look.)

p.s. In case you are adventuring this summer.