Article Round-Up: May 5-11

Good morning — I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a good start!

Today is gray and rainy here in DC (although we did get an impressive thunderstorm last night, which yours truly luuuuuurved), so it’ll be an opportune time to go see a movie. Great Gatsby: I’m lookin’ at you, kid!

In any event, though, I plan to do quite a bit of reading. For those of you who also love your weekend reading, this week’s article round-up is below — grab a cuppa joe and enjoy!

Health & Fitness

NYT Well: The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

HuffPo Healthy Living: Breast Cancer and Diet: Not Just What, But When

NYT Well: Owning a Dog Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

Greatist: 14 Must-Try Tools to Speed Recovery

NYT: Turning a Smartphone Into a Workout Buddy

NPR: Price Break for Cervical Cancer Vaccines in the Developing World

 

Stress Relief & Happiness

HuffPo: Reasons to Keep Dreaming

Mind, Body, Green: 11 Easy Ways to Slow Down and Find Balance

Greatist: The Myth of Happiness — And How to Truly Be Happy

Mind, Body, Green: Are Your Limiting Beliefs Keeping You from Happiness?

HuffPo: Learning to De-Stress in the Wake of Bad News, National Tragedy, and Terror

 

Gender Issues

Slate: Air Assault: Sexual Assaults in the Military are Skyrocketing

Atlantic: What a Mother Needs Most is Time

Slate: The Problem with Merida’s Princess Makeover

Guardian: The Most Incongruous Book Covers of All Time

 

Humor & Warm Fuzzies

The Calming Manatee

Buzzfeed: The 20 Best Carrot Hugs of All Time

HuffPo: High School Baseball Team Lifts Car off Student; Saves Her Life

Buzzfeed: 47 Tattoos Being Regretted as We Speak

8 thoughts on “Article Round-Up: May 5-11

  1. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish May 11, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    Haha, I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off the weekend than with carrot hugs! How cute! Those tattoos, however, are a completely different story. To say they’re cringe-worthy would be a massive understatement. Yikessss.

    I hope you’re able to see Gatsby tonight! It follows the book to a ‘T,’ which made me happy, however the modern day hip hop music seemed a bit…out of place? Nevertheless, it was a fun show—the sets, costumes, and cinematography were beautiful!

    Happy weekend! ❤

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 11, 2013 / 7:44 pm

      Amen! I loved the carrot hugs, and the tattoos are hysterical — I mean, if this isn’t proof that there are people with more money than sense, I don’t know what is. 🙂

      Happy weekend to you too, m’dear!

  2. Jorie May 11, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    Ton of great articles, Lillian! I particularly loved the HuffPo article about nutrition and breast cancer, and the regrettable tattoos, although they made me cringe.

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 11, 2013 / 7:42 pm

      Oh, the regrettable tattoos cracked me up! The ones with the misspellings and grammar mistakes are particularly awesome. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  3. jessielovestorun May 12, 2013 / 12:01 am

    Ha Ha Ha, totally love the carrot hug article! How funny.

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