Grown-Up Saturday Morning Cartoons: Article Round-Up for May 12-18

Good morning, and happy Saturday!

I hope everyone’s weekends are off to a good start – what are y’all up to this weekend? Is anyone planning to see the new Star Trek movie? (Not gonna lie: I’ve been looking forward to that for months – I can’t wait to see it!)

In addition to our Trekkie plans, I’m excited to do some cooking that will, pleaseohpleaseohplease, yield better results than this week’s Great Crock Pot Experiment. GF blueberry pancakes, Mexican breakfast scramble, and these banana bread protein bars from Oh She Glows are all on deck — the kitchen will look like a disaster area once I’m done, and I’ll probably start weeping when I see all the dirty dishes, but oh well.


16 Reasons Adele Is A Flawless Angel Walking Among Us


On the workout front, I decided to go running yesterday and give my muscles an extra day of recovery before my next lifting session. I fired up my beloved Charity Miles app and busted out a few miles for Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign that enables American girls to help raise awareness and funds for UN programs focusing on women and girls in the developing world. (How cool is that? I seriously wish these sorts of things had existed when I was a teenager, because I would’ve been all over this like white on rice.)


Anyways, since I ran yesterday, today’s workout will involve getting my strength training on. For now, though, I’m doing some reading while enjoying a cuppa joe.

I apologize for the fact that there are so many articles in this week’s round-up. There are just so many good ones, and I couldn’t decide which ones to post…so I posted all of them. (Sorry, sorry!) I figured this would allow y’all to decide which ones you want to read instead of me deciding for you. It’s a mo’ betta approach, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading, and have a lovely Saturday!


Health & Fitness:

Mind, Body, Green: 10 Free Ways to Optimize Wellness

Greatist: 15 Key Resources for Women’s Health

NYT Well: When Athletic Shoes Cause Injury

Greatist: The Advanced No-Gym Workout

Kylie Bisutti, Former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Reveals Drastic Weight Loss Methods Involved


Stress Relief & Happiness:

HuffPo: Boost Your Mood: Simple Moves To Help You Feel Happier

NYT Well: Shaking off Loneliness

HuffPo: Meditation for the Time-Deprived

Mind, Body, Green: Use Your Unique Gifts to Serve the World


Gender Issues:

Atlantic: What if Men Stopped Dating Much Younger Women?

Blisstree: If You Have ‘Tiny Breasts,’ You’d Better Be Prepared to Make Up for It

Washington Post: No Merida Makeover? ‘Brave’ Director Brenda Chapman on Disney Princesses and ‘Sexing Her Up’

The Frisky: I Was Sexually Harassed At The Corner Store

HuffPo: Men Experience Simulated Labor (side note: the best quote in here is”Stop smiling!“)


Humor and Warm Fuzzies:

Slate: My Husband’s Other Wife

Tiny Buddha: When You Don’t Get What You Want, Something Better May Be Coming

*More tattoo fails!*ย The Most Blatant Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Ever Seen in Tattoos

Happy Place: Stolen Laptop Returned Bedazzled, Full of Jesus-y Photos

7 thoughts on “Grown-Up Saturday Morning Cartoons: Article Round-Up for May 12-18

  1. Alex @ therunwithin May 18, 2013 / 10:16 am

    I love the Saturday reads. I always bookmark this post to read after work. Have a great Saturday!

  2. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama May 18, 2013 / 11:21 am

    Thanks for the great list of reads. I saw a segment on the Merida makeover on the Daily Show this week, so the Washington Post article immediately jumped out at me. I just took my daughter to see Disney Princesses on Ice. I was initially hesitant – I don’t want my girls growing up believing in the whole princess propaganda. But my 3 y/o had such a good time, and the princess push wasn’t as obvious on ice. I do hope that Disney listens and decides not to ‘glam’ up Merida!

  3. liveandbeawesome May 18, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    Great articles, thanks! And have fun with the baking. If I didn’t have the compulsion to eat everything I bake then I would do it every day.

  4. thepaceofitall May 18, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    Great list of articles, thanks for sharing! You’re right, there ARE too many good ones to make the list smaller. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  5. Jorie May 20, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    Loving the round-up, Lillian! That sexual harassment article was really eye-opening. I think any young, urban female can relate, unfortunately. And that was a lovely article about the man’s “other wife” on Slate.

    • Lillian @ Seize the Latte May 20, 2013 / 9:54 pm

      The Slate article made me tear up, and the Tiny Buddha article straight-up made me cry. (At work, no less — I had to close my door and have a moment after reading that one.) ๐Ÿ™‚

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