Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Round Up

I'm not sure why, but I love seeing mashups and reimaginings of Disney things, particularly Disney princesses. Perhaps it's having grown up with them, there's that nostalgia factor, or perhaps a girl never truly grows out of her princess phase. In any case, this week we have Disney characters dressing up for Halloween and ultimate mashups including Disney Avengers. And for a trip in the way back machine, because this one is from a long time ago but I saved it because I liked it so much, Hipster Disney Princesses. Or even this one featuring the princesses in accurate period costume. Have you seen any fun ones around the web? If so, share them with me, because apparently I love them all!

Can you believe it's been 10 years since Lost premiered? That is just craziness! There are quite a few retrospectives around the web, but this (sorta kinda long) article articulates quite well why the show was great and why no one has been able to replicate it since then. Some have tried (The Event, FlashForward), but none have succeeded.

If Lost being 10 years old makes you feel old, then what about Friends debuting 20 years ago? That's right, Friends first hit the air 20 years ago! Can that be any longer ago? What's so great about Friends is that it actually holds up all these years later, aside from the fashion, perhaps. But the situations, particularly in the golden years of the show, are still relevant to today because they are so character-based. Anyway, this article explores some of the most memorable things from the show. Do you have a favorite episode? Off the top of my head I'd say The One Where Everybody Finds Out.

Science has come a long way since the days humans thought the Earth was the center of the universe, but there are still some things that scientists can't quite explain. The Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science explores some of these things, including the whole dark matter deal (what the heck is dark matter, and why is there no real evidence of it?), similarly dark energy, which is really just the name for the unaccountable stuff in the universe, and, of course, why haven't we seen any real evidence of aliens despite the enormity of the universe? All valid questions. Will we find the answers in our lifetime? One can hope!

I don't often like to think about money, because it can be quite a depressing topic, but this article about some things we might believe about money that aren't true is interesting. Like sticking to a budget might not always be the best idea. I don't know that I really stick to a budget, per se, more like I have a vague idea in my head of how much money I have to wiggle with, and use that as a budget. But their point is that if you have a certain number in your head for a particular product, you will always go toward the high end of that budget. Interesting!

That's all for this week! Anything you've found interesting that I missed? Until next week!

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