Good morning, y’all — I’m a bit fuzzy-brained this morning after staying up waaaaaaay too late reading, so I’m nursing a behemoth cup of java as I write this.
For me, at least, there are few things more enjoyable than getting totally sucked into a book. I love it when I can’t bring myself to put a book down, even as my eyelids start feeling like they’ve been weighted with anvils. (Eventually the need for sleep wins out, but this is basically the only context in which I’ll fight off the desire to head out to dreamland.)
The only problem with this situation comes when my body decides it wants to wake up early, in spite of having stayed up late the night before. Habits die hard, y’all.
Anyways, this week’s article round-up is below; grab a beverage, read, and enjoy!
Health and Fitness:
MindBodyGreen: 5 Ways to Naturally Reduce Inflammation in Your Body
NYT: The Problem of Breast Pain in Women Who Exercise
NPR: A Sleep Gene Has a Surprising Role in Migraines
MindBodyGreen: How to Shop for Safe Supplements and Vitamins
Huffington Post: May Superfoods in Season This Month
Stress Relief and Life Management:
Blissful Healing Arts: CAUTION: Work In Progress, or The Problem With Perfectionism
Huffington Post: Common Stress Relief Tricks: What Works and What Doesn’t?
Greatist: Yoga Isn’t Just Good For Your Mind, It’s Good For Your Genes
Feministing: The Cross-Dressing Kurd Men for Equality
Atlantic: Marissa Mayer’s Potentially Revolutionary Paternity Leave Policy
Slate: Stephanie Stewart, Amy Clark, and Others Shine a Light on Pregnancy Discrimination
Atlantic: The Benefits of Men and Women Being Friends, Even if One is Married
Humor and Warm Fuzzies:
NPR: From Battlefield to Boston, Marine Comforts Bombing Survivors
Buzzfeed: Dream Job Alert: Surrogate Gorilla Mother
StudentBeans: 22 Geniously Defaced Textbooks and Exam Papers
Buzzfeed: The Most Ironic Things That Have Ever Happened