This week’s distractions: 11 November
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For most of us, this week hasn't been the best. So, for a brief window of time, let's concentrate on the fact that it's Friday, which means a brand new list of interesting/bit odd links to try and take your mind off things. (Apart from our first link, which is totally about the election but we couldn't not include it - you'll see why.)
- One of the things we thought about once we had a chance to process the election result this week is how disappointed Leslie Knope would have been that we weren't going to see the first female President (we're with you Leslie). Luckily the Parks and Recreation writers ensured we got to hear what she thought and it's as perfect as you'd hope.
- Meanwhile, little things like these adorable felted food sculptures that fit together by hugging are helping us remember that good things do still happen in the world.
- This week saw the release of the first teaser trailer for Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Now, we love Luc Besson but we're not sure if we've forgiven him just yet for Lucy so we'll reserve judgement for now.
- It's so easy these days to get overwhelmed and stressed with everything you have going on. Especially as the end of the year comes around and you put pressure on yourself to complete the targets you've set yourself for this year, both professionally and personally. We liked this article about noticing the signs of burnout and what to do to tackle it..
- We instantly followed Sabeena Karnik's Instagram account as it's filled with her amazing papercut designs. You can also buy her work from her shop.
- HBO has released the trailer for its Beware the Slenderman documentary, based on the true story of two children who killed their friend in 2014, claiming they were told to do it by the Slenderman — an eerie figure who started out as a meme created by a user on the Something Awful forum. This looks to be an equally creepy and sad look at the influence the internet can have.
Have you forgiven Luc Besson for Lucy yet? Did you enjoy it? Is Valerian actually going to be any good? Tell us what you think in the comments.