Happy Monday! I'm a little bleary-eyed after staying up to watch the VMAs last night (for the first time in YEARS). Come to think of it, it's the first time I've switched over to cable in actual months. So many crazy things happened—not surprising—and watching while constantly refreshing Twitter was the best way to experience it.
Now, it's back to the grind and back to our regularly scheduled news content :)
The Elements of a Good Story, via the Atlantic (this one's actually a video, too!)
A great piece on refusing to make your job your life by Chelsea Fagan
Where the weirdest keyboard symbols come from via Vox
Working your way up in the workplace as a boss-lady by Molly Sims
An interview with Alison Bechdel about the Bechdel-Wallace Test by Megan Garber
Real Simple's podcasts (there's even one called Adulthood Made Easy!!!)
Stephen Colbert's podcast
Loveblood by King Charles
Seven + Mary by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Adventures in Real Time by Dylan Gardner
What are you reading and listening to this week? PS: follow along for even more on Instagram!