Hannah’s Links of the Week // April 24th

The internet is awesome. Every day brings countless new opportunities for killing time and having fun doing it right to our fingertips. But remember, not everything has to be a complete waste of time! Here are five ways to procrastinate right now that your future self may actually thank you for!

  1. Write a letter to your future self. FutureMe.org is a magnificent. You write a letter, pick a date for it to be delivered and there it goes! When I was 16 I wrote one to my 18 year old self and when I got it, I had long forgotten about the site, but now had this beautiful note written for myself, by myself. It sounds ridiculous but just try it! I swear your future self will thank you for it. And yes, you’re all free to e-mail me too 🙂
    FutureMe.org // write a letter to your future self
  2. Figure out if you have what it takes to be a great leader. The good people of Forbes have brought us another great story on how to succeed no matter what job or industry you’re in. In addition to doing the self-test to see if you have what it takes, be sure to take note of their five important principles to live and work by in order to exude leadership without really trying!
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  3. Learn how to look beautiful without make-up. From SPF to hot water with lemon, MindBodyGreen comes through again, this time fully loaded with ways we can improve our skin to feel more beautiful sans all the beauty products. What girl wouldn’t love that!
    Learn how to look beautiful without make-up on!
  4. Get a free education for life via Pinterest. I know, I know. Pinterest? Really? In all seriousness though, I can’t tell you how many things I’ve learned just going on Pinterest and reading through the picture links. How many recipes, home remedies, health tips, DIY projects I’ve found and gone on to try with success. So if you don’t already have an account, it’s about time you made one and started learning beyond the classroom about things you actually care about.
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  5. Earth Month Tips for the Home. As if I needed another reason to love Whole Foods, but here it is: a list of easy things you should be doing to stay green at home. You’re probably already doing some of them without realizing it–taking shorter showers, using recycled paper in your office–but it’s good to take a moment and reconsider the impact of your choices.

  6. On Giving Boston a Chance. Given the events of the past week, I think everyone should read Josie’s take on what Boston means. What this city really is. Somebody I know was sent it from somebody they know so now I’m sharing it with you guys. If you’ve ever spent a good amount of time in this city, you’ll really appreciate her post.
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  7. Anti-Cancer Lifestyle Tips. Actually, let’s just call these 14 things everyone should already be doing if they care at all about their health. Seriously.
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  8. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1). For the wanderlusters in all of us: a stunning compilation of 30 destinations around the world that will take your breath away. Adding all of these to my bucket list.
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