Y’all. I slept in until 9:45. Considering that I’m usually up and at ’em around 7 on weekends, this is unheard of!
It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do. Now that I’m comfortably settled into my 30s (and thus no longer trying to be cool by going out and partying on the weekends), I find that I get really excited about the idea of going to sleep. There have been many, many times when I find myself thinking — usually sometime around 7 p.m. — “Man, I can’t wait to go to bed. Sleeping is going to be awesome.”
Sho ’nuff, it is. Sleeping FTW.
Anyways, all that is meant to explain why I’m late in posting this — but hey, better late than never, right?
I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend, and that some R&R is in everybody’s future. Happy reading!
Health & Fitness:
NYT: For a Better Smoothie, Just Add Chia Seed
Time: Mediterranean Diet Better Than Low-Fat Diet in Keeping Aging Brains Sharp
NPR: Fifteen Years After Vaccine Scare, a Measles Epidemic
Guardian: Walking Works – So Why Are We So Sedentary?
Huff Po: Breakfast Around the World – Healthy Ideas from Abroad
Stress Relief, Happiness, & Life Management:
Psychology Today: Find Your Passion, Find Your Strengths
Blisstree: Morning Time-Savers: Get Ready for Work Post-Gym in 15 Minutes or Less
Greatist: 10 Unexpected Ways to Meditate Every Day
Mind, Body, Green: 10 Fun Ways to Reduce Your Cortisol Levels
Huff Po: Happiness Tips – 9 Simple Steps to Joy
Atlantic: Towards a More Expansive Definition of ‘Princess’
Huff Po: Honoring America’s Women in the Military
Slate: Meteor Employee Shoots Bulls-Eye Against Sexism, With Help from the Hawkeye Initiative
Atlantic: You Don’t Have to Have Kids to Be a Great Mother
Humor & Warm Fuzzies:
Huff Po: Dogs and Babies Sleeping Are What The World Needs Now
Huff Po: This Memorial Day, a Simple Act of Kindness
Buzzfeed: 25 Signs You’re Addicted to Reading
Buzzfeed: One Team Has Perfected the Post-Game Photobomb (*this one made me laugh so hard I cried)