Article Round-Up: April 21-27

Good morning, everyone, and happy Saturday!

I slept in until 8:15 this morning, which is basically unheard of for me — true to my grandma status ways, I usually wake up on my own at 7. I get this trait from my dad, who’s also an “early to bed, early to rise” sort of dude; I’m pretty sure my own tendency towards such things is hard-wired and inherited from mi padre.

My sleep habits used to really irritate me when I was in high school (“Why can’t I be a normal teenager who sleeps in until 10 or 11 on the weekends? What am I, a teenage mutant ninja turtle honors student?”), but now I really like it. It gives me quiet time to myself in the mornings, and I use that time to get stuff done. By the time other people are waking up, I’ve checked things off my to-do list and thus feel no guilt about getting some R&R and spending quality time with the people I love. Win!

Anywho, on to this week’s article round-up — grab yourself a beverage, sit back, and read away.

There, now doesn’t that make you feel all relaxed and filled with Saturday morning serenity?

Health & Fitness:

NYT: Do We Have to Cool Down After Exercise?

NPR: Recalls of Diet Supplements Highlight Mystery Ingredients

Mind, Body, Green: The 6 Best Fruits and Veggies to Buy for Spring

NYT: Long Runs or Sprints?

HuffPost: Vitamin P: The Secret to Health and Longevity


Stress Relief & Life Management:

Huffington Post: Easy Stress Relief: 5 Ways to Decompress in 5 Minutes

Mind, Body, Green: My All-Time Favorite Tips for Dealing With Stress

Huffington Post: Want Less Stress and More Happiness? Get ‘FAT’


Gender Issues:

Fast Company Infographic: How Barbie Stacks Up Against An Average, Real Woman 

Atlantic: ‘Messages of Shame Are Organized Around Gender

Slate: How Not To Be an Overt Sexist

Atlantic: Even Candy Land Isn’t Safe from Sexy

NoGym: We All Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder 


Humor & Warm Fuzzies:

Buzzfeed: 21 Photos That Will Turn Your Heart Into Goo

Funny or Die: The Childhood Drawings of Kim Jong Un

 NPR: Masterpiece in a Mug: Japanese Latte Art Will Perk You Up

Buzzfeed: Can You Make It Through This Video Without Happy-Crying?

Buzzfeed: 29 Ways Your Life Could Be A Million Times Worse



5 thoughts on “Article Round-Up: April 21-27

  1. Brittany @ FreckledNettles April 27, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    I’m right there with ya on the Grandma status. I think I’m the only college student who actually loves getting up around 7ish to start my day! Great articles by the way. Love your blog!

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte April 27, 2013 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks, for stopping by, Brittany — I’m glad you like the blog! 🙂

      Also, welcome to the grandma status club! When I was in college, the early-waking ways went from being annoying to being a jackpot when I realized I could be the only one using the laundry room at 0730 on a Sunday morning. 🙂 It has its benefits!

  2. Alex @ therunwithin April 27, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    all these buzzfeed articles are making me one happy girl. Hope you are having a great Saturday!

  3. jessielovestorun April 29, 2013 / 3:09 am

    I’m such a grandma too.. oh well! I have no shame 🙂 Ha Ha, loved the ways your life could be worse. These posts are always so much fun to read.

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