Stuff is Happening: What’s the news around the world?

“A person who won’t read

has no advantage

over one who can’t read.”

-Mark Twain

I read a lot of blogs, like a lot of blogs- and news sites.

They aren’t all fashion and beauty related. I love reading blogs about technology (iPhone 8/X/finallyAppleisupdatingthedarnthingyall), politics, cooking, pop culture, classic literature, language and everything in between! Btw if you need any #newread suggestions I have your back.

Across all the blogs I read though, some of my favourite posts are round-up post! I know I just did one about my summer and Instagram, but there is SO much news around the world that I couldn’t stop myself from posting a general round up too. Let’s check out the news around the world together!

1: First stop: HOUSTON.

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I can not express how heart breaking the news coming out of Houston is. There are SO many people in need, who have lost EVERYTHING. I’m not even going to ask if you can imagine- because we can’t. There is something we can do- give. Give from what we are #blessed with to those who are in need. There are so many ways to give but here’s my favourite (their CEO doesn’t make millions and they don’t just minister to the physical, but also to the spiritual):

The Salvation Army

I know across America people are struggling. Being able to give $1 might not seem like a lot. $1 multiplied by dozens of people though adds up quickly. Will you be part of that? Money aside the BEST thing you can do in this situation is:

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess. 5:17

2: On the lighter side: Let’s talk Taylor Swift.

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Image: Photos by Class

Ugh. If you know me, you know I’ve never been a fan. Personally, it’s cause she claimed to be “country” but my “country” isn’t this diluted poppy stuff that I feel really started with her. Hey, everyone has their personal preference! In case you haven’t been online at all: Taylor Swift released a new song. People have a lot of feelings about this:

Taylor Swift is a snake.

Taylor Swift is mocking Kim Kardashian.

Taylor Swift’s new song is inspiring conspiracy theorists.

I’ll be honest. The new song is catchy- as catchy as “I‘m Too Sexy for My Shirt.”  (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself on that one.) On the Kim K. thing: bullying is never cool- even if it’s hypothetical, and this does look probable. Everyone has an image that they portray- famous people above all. Taylor, you do you babe, you do you.

3: Back to the serious: North Korea.

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Image: Google Maps

This blog is NOT about politics, nor am I about to make it. This is world news craziness though! North Korea has fired missiles over Japan– a US ally. If you don’t think this is news, check again. You definitely want to keep your eye on this one!

4: BONUS: Anna Wintour

This didn’t happen this week; it’s Anna Wintour though and she’s timeless. (Plus you need an upper after some of the above and I have to do something about style.) Have you watched her answer 73 questions with Vogue? No? Click that link!

What news around the world are you following this week?

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  1. Bible Bill
    September 10, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Let’s put blame where blame is due. Country died the day Garth decided he could fly.

    Bible Bill

  2. September 6, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    My heart has been breaking for Houston. It’s so important to stay updated with things that are happening everywhere.

    Thank you for sharing love!

  3. September 5, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never been one to keep up with much world news until the last couple of years. Something about having kiddos has made me want to take more of an interest in it for their future.

  4. September 3, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t love TSwift! I also strongly dislike her new song but I will say it is pretty darn catchy!

  5. September 2, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I love reading other fashion and lifestyle blogs but yes it is so important to be current on world and local news too. What’s going on in Houston is just so devastating.

    xo, Laura

  6. Sandy a la Mode
    September 1, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I agree it’s important to stay on top of current events around the world! They’re do definitely have an impact!

  7. September 1, 2017 / 11:56 am

    You’re definitely on top of current events .. me, not so much! Haha. I have been following the coverage of Harvey though and it’s SO devastating to watch but I’m also blow away by the support they are receiving from people across the country!

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  8. August 30, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Everytime I read your posts I am reminded why I love you. You’re so good at making this whole blogging thing more than just fashion.


    • August 31, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      THIS. I needed to hear this so badly Krista. You don’t even know! Thank you thank you thank you.

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