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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard – the Best of the Week

It’s Friday – time for Hot Coffee on the Boulevard – the best of the internet for the week. Ending June 13, 2014.  Have a great weekend!

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BOOKS WE LOVE

If you’re looking for a sweet little gift for a friend, a mom, or a daughter, Drew Barrymore’s Find it in Everything – a collection of serendipitous heart sightings – is just the thing.

BLOGS AND CAN’T MISS ARTICLES

Carol Cassara is exploring the afterlife on her blog. There’s some fascinating things to learn.

The epidemic of school shootings is horrifying and something must be done to change the gun culture in our country. (graphic)

Are you looking for an affordable car? Here are 10 for under $18,000. You give up space, but what great prices!

Our country is more politically polarized than ever. No surprise here.

This post on recovery and defiance from Cecily Kellogg deserves to be read.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECH

Linked In – the sometimes-forgotten ginormous networking site – and how to make your profile stand out. Great tips here.

If you want to see where you’re showing up online and what others are saying about you, the website Icerocket is the place to go.

BEAUTY, FASHION AND HOME

If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea, Sue Pekarek’s post on her blog Housekaboodle will make you want to go. Soon.

Engagement rings. From Vogue. *Sigh*

Yes, these AGL shoes are pretty expensive. But take it from Sharon, if you’re going to a blogging conference (or anyplace else you’re walking A LOT), they are totally worth it.

Anne loves monthly subscription boxes. She just got her first Julep Maven box. Love! You can use the code FREEBOX to get your first month free.

ENTERTAINMENT

Not sure how we feel about this list of the last decade’s most overrated filmsThe Descendants did NOT suck.

Most of us in the U.S. are a bit uninformed about the World Cup, THE major sporting event for most of the globe. Grown and Flown has a quick and informative guide to understanding what it’s all about.

What a joy it was to see Audra McDonald win her 6th Tony Award – the most ever won by a performer!

Films that are better than their source books? Mmmaybe.

Orange is the New Black season two came out on Netflix this week. Are you recovered from your weekend of binge watching? Facts about the show.

TODAY IN OUR HISTORY

June 13, 1967: Thurgood Marshall nominated as the first black Supreme Court judge.

June 13, 1970: The Long and Winding Road is the last number one song for the Beatles.

Today is the only Friday the 13th for the year 2014. Do you have Friggatriskaidekaphobia?

Happy birthday to Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club) and Richard Thomas (The Waltons). Good night, John Boy!

Sharon and Anne

    Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris are the managing partners of Midlife Boulevard.

    Carolann

    Thursday 19th of June 2014

    Love this! Subbed and g+ - awesome blog!

    Sue

    Tuesday 17th of June 2014

    I was so excited to see my link here today. Thank you so much for including me in Hot Coffee on the Boulevard.

    Rena McDaniel-The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver

    Saturday 14th of June 2014

    Great stories again this week. This fast becoming my favorite read!1

    Suzanne Stavert

    Friday 13th of June 2014

    This is awesome! A potpourri of wonderful news! Thanks! Tweeted!

    Shelley Zurek

    Friday 13th of June 2014

    Tweeted and G+ ya!

    Sharon Greenthal

    Friday 13th of June 2014

    Thanks Shelley!

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