The Weekend Guide

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In honor of Betty White’s birthday, make it golden.

WRITE
Personalized Notebooks
What:
Record your musings in girly lined tablets. Each one comes with your name on the front and contact info inside.
Why: Play the name game.
Where: Online at thepaperwink.com.

RALLY
What:
Donate $10 to the Red Cross’s earthquake relief efforts by texting “HAITI” to 90999 (you’ll see the charge on your next cell phone bill).
Why: At press time, an estimated 3 million people needed help.
When: Immediately.
Where: Here, there, and at twitter.com/redcross.

USE
Stoppy
What:
Bright, bubble-shaped conversation pieces will keep your windows and doors where you want ’em. And they work on almost all surfaces (carpet, linoleum, stone, etc.).
Why: Make it stop.
Where: Online at utrdecorating.com.

DECORATE
Colorful Chalkboard Paint
What:
If you’re sick of dark green and gray, branch out with 24 new colors.
Why: Paint the room red.
Where: Online at hudsonpaint.com.

WEAR
Creative Growth Tees
What:
Proceeds from these super-cool shirts go to Cali’s Creative Growth Art Center, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting artists with disabilities.
Why: It’s a stroke of genius.
Where: Online at creativegrowth.org

LISTEN
Contra
What:
The preppy, New York-based Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album is catchy with its African influences, synthesizers, and clever lyrics. We can’t stop listening to “Horchata.”
Why: It’ll tide you over ’til Eclipse.
Where: Online at amazon.com.

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