It’s June first, and even though Summer doesn’t technically start until later this month, we’re loving this wave of beautiful weather and summer vibes flowing through New York City. In celebration of the season, these five writers shared memories of summers they’ll never forget. Stroll down memory lane with these stories at www.nytimes.com.
With all of the frustrating delays and interrupted service, it can be hard to remember how lovely riding the New York City subway can sometimes be. Where else can you see over-sized dogs stuffed into one-of-a-kind carrying cases, or get an impromptu mid-afternoon alien dance recital?Yes, these are both real life examples. We love this collection of weird, uniquely subway moments put together by the New York Times: www.nytimes.com
Did you know that there’s a correlation between the divorce rate in Maine and the per capital consumption of margarine in the US? Neither did we. These graphs made us giggle, pointing out that just because data points are correlated, doesn’t mean one caused the other. Check out more weird graphs at www.fastcompany.com.
The next round is on Coors Light! After numerous attacks on the brand from competitor Bud Light, Coors decided that they, and their customers, wanted to move onto something better and more interesting… like sitting down with a cold drink. So, they created ‘The Coors Light,’ a smart beer tap that will monitor for any negativity from Bud Light on social-media and broadcast-media, and give out a free round of drinks every time it’s detected. That’s one way to keep it positive! Learn more about the campaign on thedrum.com.
Just a nice little reminder how nice it is to doodle. Drawing is the simplest, fastest way to get an idea down, but can also be a great way to channel your energy into something positive. As the author and illustrator of this journal puts it, “ the great thing about a sketchbook is that it is for you. It’s where ideas, conscious and unconscious, form. Accidents happen, but they are happy accidents.” Read more about her story at nytimes.com.