Now Trending – Best Links Week of 8.4

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I read so many great articles this week! The Internet was full of great content. Isn’t it always though? It’s a black hole. These are the best links I found this week (get ready, they are seriously awesome).

Breaking up is hard to do (especially if you aren’t okay with being single!) Lonely Planet found the best places to break up at to take the sting out a little bit. (Hint: It’s not Mad Mex).

I spend a lot of time on planes, trains and automobiles (actually just planes and automobiles, not trying to be a train kid). Yoga teacher Chris Chavez has the best yoga poses to do while traveling.

Speaking of being on a plane, ManRepeller discussed the assholes you meet on planes this week. People – let’s learn how to walk through airports and respect personal space, okay?

Serena and Venus are well-known for their on-the-court fashion. Elite track runner Maggie Vessey has been designing her own eye-popping outfits that take on-the-track fashion to the next level.

Emily sent me this funny Food Pyramid for Runners and it felt pretty true. (Except for the most part, I stick to “what we should eat” and “what my friends think I eat” – acai for life.)

I’m a boomerang kid by choice (because I would rather spend money on traveling and clothes than rent… and I genuinely like living with my dad. Also it’s an Italian thing), but photographer (and boomerang kid) Damon Casarez did a photo series of boomerang kids who are living at home because of student debt.

On the topic of boomerang kids, HelloGiggles put together a list of classes we wish existed – starting with Adulthood 101.

It’s not all kale and Pilates for our generation – CNN Money has an infographic on which states have millennial that spend the most and least on burgers, coffee and booze.

Soo… J Crew has a fitness line. That’s all.

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Ob. Sessed.

This feels weird to put under food but whatever. A journalist took a homeless mother grocery shopping to see what she would buy. She was surprised (and so was I!) that she chose fresh fruits and vegetables over food that would make the money stretch further, i.e. instant noodles and crap like that.

Davida does it again with Maple Pistachio Seared Scallops. Need I say more?

Greatist had an awesome breakdown of what type of coffee is produced from different brewing methods.

People think going gluten free makes you lose weight. Maybe – if you’re not replacing your pasta and bread with gluten-free pasta and bread that is equally as full of calories and carbs. FitSugar had a great piece on whether going gluten free helps you lose weight – or whether it is the placebo effect.

I have been craving cashew butter ever since I saw Susie’s post about Trader Joe’s Cashew Butter. Luckily, Lee from Fit Foodie Finds created an amazing looking Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cashew Butter.

Healthy Aperture had a “breakfast cheesecake” (aka healthier cheesecake) that looked insanely delicious on their blog this week.

Chat with me?
Are you a boomerang kid? What are your thoughts on boomerang kids? What classes do you wish existed to prepare you for being an adult? What are the best articles you read this week?


27 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 8.4

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on August 8, 2014 9:30 am

I don’t think I could live at home again, but I think it’s just because of my family? Hah. I do miss living with a dog though, and having a fridge filled. Luckily rent in Denver is super reasonable so I still have the cash to travel and do the things I want – but if I still lived in DC I bet I would be much more strapped!
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:36 pm

I always love the idea of living in DC until I think about how much it would cost to live in DC haha.

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Amber on August 8, 2014 9:41 am

Classes I wish existed to help me be an adult
REAL FINANCES 101 – writing a check, balancing a checkbook, how to make a budget
HOME REPAIR 101 – how to plunge a toilet, not set your house on fire while cooking
Also a fitness j crew line, I laugh at how expensive I bet that will be!
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:34 pm

The J Crew fitness line is PRETTY pricey… it rivals Lulu of course.

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on August 8, 2014 9:59 am

I find that runner’s food pyramid suuuuper weird because I feel like most runners actually eat like the “what we should eat” section… at least if you care the least bit about your performance, I guess.
As for college classes I could have used… basic freaking finances 101.
And also as for the homeless mother shopping piece, that’s definitely a really great idea & I am surprised but also not surprised at the results. I’m sure that most parents want to buy that stuff (perishable) for their kids, if they could. She had the rare opportunity to, so she did.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Definitely agree with most runners eat what we should eat… that’s what I thought, too.

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Farrah on August 8, 2014 10:29 am

I’ve never heard of the term “boomerang kid!” I like spending my money on food and little else (heh), but if I had the money and the time, I would love to travel again. *-*

I wish there’d been classes on practical knowledge–how to fix household appliances, maintain cars, and the like. Financial responsibility would be an awesome one for anyone to take. As it is, I pretty much just pinch all the pennies. :P
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:32 pm

How to fix household appliances would have been THE BEST.

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on August 8, 2014 10:45 am

That other cashew butter totally one -ups the TJs one. The only problem would be that the other requires effort….
My bro was a boomerang kid, but I was not. I think that it is like private or public school–totally dependent on the circumstances!
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:31 pm

Seeee I love the TJ’s Cashew Butter (I had to go buy it immediately, obvs)

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on August 8, 2014 10:47 am

STFU to the J. Crew Fitness line. Well there goes my savings! faaaaaaack.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:31 pm

I literally need everything on that site, I can’t even go on it will just end poorly.

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Bethany @ Accidental Intentions on August 8, 2014 11:30 am

Oh gosh, what I would’ve given for Adulthood 101. Honestly, I feel like that would’ve been SUCH a better way to spend tuition money than debating over what an author may or may not have meant in some piece of literature. Granted, I guess that comes with the territory of majoring in English, but we did a lot of that in my gen ed classes, too, which were a total waste of time. Maybe they enhanced me culturally, but unfortunately cultural awareness of 1600s traditions doesn’t do me much good when it comes time to file my taxes.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:30 pm

I definitely wish I could go back and take some classes… not that gen ed classes were particularly helpful lol.

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Caitlin on August 8, 2014 12:15 pm

Hahaha the adult classes we wish existed…spot on
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:29 pm

Could I go back to college and take all of those?

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ganeeban on August 8, 2014 1:51 pm

Loved the Boomerang link, thanks for sharing! I was one at one point, I had no shame in it either. I wish I could say I traveled during that time, but I didn’t :/ xoxo, ganeeban
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:29 pm

Hey, you could always be a boomerang kid again!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on August 8, 2014 3:58 pm

I read that homeless piece – it’s really interesting and not what I would have expected. As for the boomerang kid thing…I just moved back in with my parents this week and am already looking forward to when I can move out again, lol.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 12:28 pm

Haha I’m starting to look forward to moving out again…

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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating on August 8, 2014 8:54 pm

Interesting articles! I’m a boomerang kid too. Recently graduated with my Bachelor’s degree this past December and currently live with both my parents at their house. Luckily, I made it out with NO student loans OR debt. Thanks to a lot of hard work to get LOTS of scholarships and financial aid. So right now…it’s just the job searching that is killing me. That and I’m finishing up my Institute for Integrative Nutrition schooling as well to get my holistic health coach certification.
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 9:57 am

I don’t have any student loans or debt which is nice… and very unusual for people our age!

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Kailey (Pint Size Foodie) on August 8, 2014 9:10 pm

I love it when athletes show their sense of fashion, especially runners ;) And Trader Joe’s bringing back their cashew butter is just about the best thing ever!
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 9:56 am

I can’t stop eating the cashew butter. Obviously I went and bought it (and the peanut butter w/ chia and flax) on Friday!

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Tina Muir on August 9, 2014 7:55 am

SO many good posts! I don’t know where to start! I will start with one I know about; Maggie Vessey! She has been wearing some interesting outfits for her races, but still running just as fast as she always did. It is a great way to get attention, and maybe one of the sponsors will pick her up. My friend Alexi Pappas is kind of doing the same, she is unique and wears what she wants to wear. Good for them!
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Cassie on August 13, 2014 9:44 am

I wonder how she is running so fast with those outfits… I am such a plain Jane when it comes to what I race in – lulu speed shorts, nike tank – that’s it. I have to check out Alexi!!

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