Videos, Photographs, Sites That Are Worth a Look

It’s one of those nights where I’m by myself, listening to music and relaxing. My cat just hopped on my bed and nestled herself across my arms, not seeming to mind that her body’s moving up and down to the clickety-clackety rhythm of my wrists as I type this.

I told myself earlier in the day that I was going to read tonight and leave the computer turned off when I got home from work. Oh laptop, how you tempt me. At least I spent my time looking at interesting videos, photos and sites that I can share with you. … Enjoy!

“How Different Groups Spend Their Day”: A New York Times interactive graphic that illustrates a snapshot of the way Americans live. I was surprised to see that the average time spent sleeping per day is eight hours and 36 minutes. That seems like a lot. I’m lucky if I get six hours.

“This Is Where We Live”: This animated video features lots of books and cut-out paper figurines. It makes me want to curl up with a good book.

“We’re All Gonna Die: 100 Meters of Existence”: Use the arrow keys to scroll through 100 meters of photos taken along the Warschauer Strasse in Berlin.

“Fifty People, One Question”: This site features video interviews with 50 people. All of the 50 people are asked the same question. See how they respond — how their demeanor changes, how their emotions take over, how they choose to share themselves.

Scrabble (and origami!) pillows. Oh my. I’d really like some of these.

“Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie. I like the music video to this song a lot. Interesting how so much happens at once in one spot — a bed.

(Note: I found a lot of these links on the “Gentle Pure Space” blog. Check it out.)

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

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