5 Things Your Commute Needs: Emma Watson, Kids Being Awful + More!
We’re (almost) midway through March, meaning we’re closer than ever to some of the best parts about the first six months of the year: St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and finally spring. While we had a super busy week last week (hey, Homemakers!), we’re ready to tackle another one with five of our go-to commute picks for the week.
1. Homemakers (Available on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes + Noble, IndieBound + Books-A-Million): In case you haven’t picked up our handbook for the digital generation yet (what are you waiting for?!), here’s a little insight into what it offers: You’ll be provided the tools, tips and tricks to live more creatively at home, in the office and yes, even on your commute. Filled with charts, recipes, DIY projects, tech shortcuts and more, this book is one you’ll be putting down for only one reason — to get your maker on.
2. Follow @kidsaretheworst: We are extremely grateful for social media when it provides us with accounts like this one. Scroll through this feed of guaranteed-to-make-you-laugh shots of kids covered in markers, flipping off the camera, crying and doing things that are so wrong they’re right. Not only will you be endlessly LOLing on your way to work, you’ll probably be keeping the chuckles going long after you arrive with your co-workers. One thing we’ve learned from this gem is that kids really love to draw on themselves.
3. HeForShe Conversation With Emma Watson: ICYMI, Emma Watson — a UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador + all around amazing lady — held a live Q+A on Facebook yesterday in honor of International Women’s Day for the gender equality organization. Check out the video here for all the girl power feels. (Photo via Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty)
4. Inc. Uncensored (Available on iTunes, Soundcloud + Panoply): If you’re into all things tech and startups this is the podcast for you. Hosted by a variety of Inc. editors and writers, this weekly audio show delves into the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, tech and high-growth businesses while also providing insight on industry trends, best practices and spotlights on a variety of *cool* companies. This is one standing meeting you won’t want to miss.
5. Connect (Free on iOS, Android + Web): This all-in-one communication app makes it easy to stay in touch and plan for the week’s Happy Hours + dinners. By pulling friends from your social networks, email accounts and phone contacts, you’ll be able to see where they are on a map, chat with them and even create groups for simple communication. Just make sure to say hey to them IRL if one pops up next to you on the subway.
What are you turning to in order to survive this week’s commute? Let us know in the comments.
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