I was jealous that Lucy got to host last week’s Happy Hour, so I asked Meg if I could pop in and say hello to everyone today. (Hello APW, I miss you!) After last week’s whirlwind trip to Alt Summit, this week has been spent catching up on snuggles with my dog, going out to “sorry I’ve been so busy this month” dinners with Michael, finally succumbing and binge-watching two-and-a-half seasons of Girls, and making the most of what we learned last week while it’s still fresh in my brain. Which reminds me, if daily posts don’t give you enough of your APW fix, you can follow us on Facebook or on our newly launched Instagram platform (our handle is @APWTeam). There have been some really interesting conversations happening on both accounts, but particularly on Instagram where we’ve launched an #APWEntrepreneurship series of discussions about women, work, and the state of the internet. And if you’re lucky, there’s even some behind-the-scenes action from us staffers.
Now it’s back to work for me, but for you it’s Happy Hour! So hop on it.
Highlights of APW This Week
This post on marrying down is just so good. Go read it if you missed it. (And the subsequent discussion about how society approaches ambition differently in men and women is damn good.)
Do the Google results for “Fruit Centerpieces” make your eyes bleed? Here is our take.
It’s Elisabeth’s last post as an intern (sniffle.) But she goes out with a bang on brilliant post about body politics and weddings.
Need help on what to look for in a venue?
You guys, I found a way to put the “Shoes” song on APW. Would it be gauche if I clapped for myself? Anyway, we thought you might want some help shopping for wedding flats (because you don’t need heels in a floor length gown, you just don’t). But the comments win for best suggestions this week.
And the tearjerker comment of the week goes to…
Let’s start with the APW team’s manifesto for 2014: The Complete Guide To Not Giving A Fuck. “Those who don’t give a fuck change the world. The rest do not.” Must read.
The revolution will not be printed on a thong. (I feel sort of dubious about all the shade being thrown at efforts toward progress, no matter how small the steps may be. But apparently I’m the only one.)
In shameless self-promotion: our own Emily’s T’s roundup of ten amazing podcasts done by women.
NFL cheerleading is a scam. Like, an actual scam.
I have watched Vin Diesel’s dance moves no fewer than five times this week. I have. No words.
Then when I was done with that, I watched this Full House reunion on repeat (I am not embarrassed to admit that this was my childhood.)
Are blogs dead? Design Sponge’s “State of the Blog” is a smart, insightful commentary on the constantly shifting sands of online media.
A signal boost for Sophia Banks, whose stunning photography business is under attack by transphobic feminists.
Turning the online bullying of women into art.
Thumbnail image by Sweet Monday Photography
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