It’s Saturday. But more importantly, it’s the first official weekend of summer. Huzzah! We made it! Unless, of course, Mother Nature wants to show her sense of humor and then it may snow tomorrow. But here’s hopin’ it’s nothing but sunshine and sandy beaches ahead!
To kick off your summer, here are some wacky weekend links. They’re sure to start your weekend off right.
- My life as an undocumented immigrant: There’s bravery and then there’s sharing your experiences in the New York Times about being forced to live a secret life. This is simply an incredible read. As a follow up, The Atlantic shares the legal risks behind his confessions and also an interesting tidbit that The Washington Post had the opportunity to publish Vargas’ story but chose not to.
- 13-year-old boy invest a burglar-proof alarm system: Every now and then someone invents something that makes you wonder why it didn’t already exist. This is one of those times. Good for you, kid.
- How Branding is ruining journalism: This is pure comedy that I’d encourage anyone in the Internet marketing world to read. You can thank me later for the laugh. Poor dinosaurs. They’re always being extinct!
- What David Sedaris teaches us about middle age: I adore David Sedaris and his made my heart swell. If only we’d all live the same way this writer catches David living.
- The Survivor: As Esquire notes, after your wife and children are brutally murdered, you either go on living or you choose not to. If you have a weak stomach, maybe skip this one. It’s an incredible story, but horribly chilling and one that will stay with you.
- The 6 Commandments of online photo sharing: Should you really tag that photo of your friend passed out drunk on the couch? I mean, maybe not, right? Here are some tips for how NOT to burn yourself or your loved on via Facebook photo sharing.
- Hitting the Reset Button: Every wish life had a reset button? Turns out it does.
About the Author
Lisa Barone co-founded Outspoken Media in 2009 and served as Chief Branding Officer until April 2012.