The Friday 5: Week 2

After last week's #strugglebus moment when I couldn't come up with a fabulous alliteration for sharing links on a Friday, I somehow stumbled across "The Friday 5" by the end of the post. It's funny how life works like that. The answers to most of your questions find their way to you, often in the least expected ways. So how does this work? Each Friday (if I can commit to it...and I will try!), I will share five awesome links to some really cool content. Some of them will be serious, some will be hilarious, some will be blogs, others will be videos or news articles. The point is, sometimes the blogging community shuts it down for the weekend and there isn't a whole lot of new content to read over your Saturday breakfast in bed or lazy couch snuggles on Sunday. I know that I have read some really interesting, thought-provoking, laughter-inducing content from my favorite bloggers' recommendation!

Here goes, week 2:

The Friday 5

  1. Honestly, there is not much better than attractive British men and innuendos. Put them together and you've got a recipe for 12 wonderful minutes of laughter. Am I the only person who laughs hysterically watching other people laugh? The nerd-turned-uber-hottie Matthew Lewis (as in THE Neville Longbottom) participates in a British radio show called "Innuendo Bingo." Need I say more? Thanks Buzzfeed for this gem!
  2. There are some ugly people in this world. By ugly, I mean they have an incredibly unattractive soul. Luckily, this world is also full of beautiful, strong, intelligent, and inspiring people. Be careful who you choose to make fun of, as this article and video warn: "Bully Calls News Anchor Fat, News Anchor Destroys Him on Live TV." I admire her for her courage and beauty.
  3. As a sorority woman myself, I have a high regard for the Greek community and am incredibly passionate about its many opportunities. While I grew up with the stereotypes in mind, I quickly discovered that Greek life is comprised of so much more. Unfortunately, some of the ugly traditions, such as hazing, prevail in some universities, despite the large push for hazing prevention. In a recent issue of Cosmopolitan, a sorority woman shared how her hazing experience was, weirdly enough, "worth it." I am appalled for numerous reasons, especially because Cosmo has been trying to create a new image for itself. See why Huffington Post thinks "Cosmopolitan's Sorority Hazing Article Sets Us Back 20 Years."
  4. Have you ever thought about what your favorite word is? I came across this wonderful writer and editor from Paper Raven Editing and loved many of her blog posts (and services!), but "A Question You May Never Have Been Asked" really made me think. I don't know if I have an answer to this question just yet! Do you?
  5. Justin Timberlake. You don't need any more convincing. Just click: #hashtag.

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all survived the week and have great weekend plans ahead!