The Grown-Up Version of Saturday Morning Cartoons, Week 2

Good morning, everyone — and, of course, happy Saturday!

First of all, I want to thank all of  you again for your wonderful comments and support on my body image and fitness posts. I’m tickled pink — thrilled, actually — to know that those posts resonated with so many people. I plan to write many more such pieces on issues like this, so stay tuned! 🙂

For today, though, we have a busy day planned — and I’m really hoping to get outside and enjoy the one freaking day of nice weather we’re supposed to have before it gets cold and nasty again. Ok, ok: it’s more accurate to say that I’m practically rabid in my vehemence that I WILL SPEND TIME OUTDOORS during this all too brief interval of sunshine and mild temperatures.

Sick of winter
Story of my life, y’all.

Since a lot of you seemed to like the article round-up from last Saturday, I’m going to do the same thing this week — and feel free to let me know if there are other topics you’d like to see in this little muster of reading material. Enjoy, and have a lovely Saturday!

 

Health and Fitness:

New York Times: New Worries About Heading the Soccer Ball

Greatist: Healthy Passover Recipes

MindBodyGreen: Five Ways to Get More Good Germs in Your Gut

FitSugar: Creative Ways to Make Kale Chips

Oh She Glows: Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Macaroons

Greatist: Seven Bodyweight Exercises We’re Doing This Week

 

Relaxation and Stress Relief:

New York Times: Mindfulness Requires Practice and Purpose

Blissful Healing Arts: Stress Relief When Your Brain is Being a Jerk

Huffington Post: How to Do Less and Live More

MindBodyGreen: Five Benefits of a 10 Minute Meditation Practice

 

Gender Issues:

Jezebel: Women Profiled in Feminist Housewives Piece Say New York Misrepresented and Misquoted Them

Good Men Project: Beyond Steubenville – Why You Must Hear NPR’s Harrowing Coverage of Rape in the Military

TresSugar: New App Lets You Call Out Company for Sexist Ads

 

Humor and Warm Fuzzies:

Buzzfeed: 32 Tips for Taking the Perfect Wedding Photo

HuffPo: Cow Photobombs Horse, We Can All Go Home Now

Greatist: 5 Things That’ll Make You Happy From Around the Web

TresSugar: Spring-Themed Someecards

 

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