Hello, friends! Here's installment number two of Found and Favored. I plan on some day making some of these themed, but this time around the theme is nothing more than "Kayla thought this was neat." :)
DigitalCameraWorld recently did a "99 Common Photography Problems and How To Solve Them" article, and I was surprised to see how many problems on that list were ones that have come up in my own limited photography lifespan! This whole site looks as though it'll prove to be a valuable resource, with other articles with titles like "101 Photoshop Tips You Have To Know" and "Manual Focus: What You Need To Know To Get Sharp Images." +1 Knowledge!
I recently placed my first order for a cleanser and a pore-refining mist from SUPER. I can't remember how I stumbled upon this skincare line, but it was extraordinarily tempting NOT to drop $150+ on everything from toners to moisturizers to the highly-praised eye cream... especially considering I tend to get obsessed with things, prep an entire routine, go along with it for a few weeks, then drop it entirely. My hope is that I see results and fall in love with the line, so it seems more like a treat than a chore to take better care of my face. Starting with basics instead of pouring all of my money into a complete line that I'll be overwhelmed by and lose interest in quickly! I love that it's based in healthy superfoods and doesn't include harsh chemicals.
I think saw this on Reddit, and I thought it'd be a good tie-in with my previous post regarding my (and our!) inability to focus and retain information due to the constant stimulus. The first article to bring my attention was this one: Is Google Making Us Stupid? What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains, printed in The Atlantic in 2008. This infographic (above) has some great ideas for maintaining focus and - dare I say it? - sanity in a world that is constantly shoving information at us. As much as I love the internet, what it does and what it's capable of, it would do all of us a lot of good to unplug for a bit sometimes. :)
There's a similar article from recently about sugar's effect on our ability to learn and retain information as well... but I could not justify going into detail about it while eating a chocolate bundt cake. My conscience will allow me to link to it though, in a gesture of goodwill for you dear readers. (Hot air, Kayla, blowin' hot air...)
Oh, one last thing before I go...
Internet, I thank you... and readers, you're welcome. ;)