Article Round-Up: June 30-July 6

Good morning, everyone — happy Saturday! Hopefully everyone’s weekend got off to a good start; here in muggy DC, I’m chillin’ with my numero-uno homie, Aleve, and some green tea.

As it turns out, my blissfully pain-free state on Wednesday morning was largely due to the narcotics they’d given me in post-op recovery. Blergh. That’s the bad news — the good news, though, is that now things are largely under control with NSAIDs, which is a huuuuuuuuge upgrade. Give me Aleve over Percocet any day, y’all. Narcotics, while effective, are SO not my friends. As I’ve learned recently, they give me weird, unwieldy side effects like hyperactivity, wanting to clean ALL THE THINGS, nightmares, and nausea. It’s no bueno! As it turns out, I’m an OTC and/or herbal remedy kind of gal.

Anyways, I’ve got more rest and recovery on tap for the weekend. I’m reading Dr. Lissa Rankin’s mind-bogglingly awesome book, Mind Over Medicine, and I’ve been devouring it like it’s a tray of really good GF brownies. I fully intend to park my tuchus on the sofa and read  the crap out of it later today. I also want to see This is The End with Brandon, since we both laughed hysterically when watching the trailers — and laughter, really, is the best medicine.

With that, I hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday!

There aren't enough days in the weekend, quote


Health & Wellness

NPR: Coke Changed Caramel Color to Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi in Transition

Greatist: Building an Injury-Free Body

Girls Gone Sporty: Hiking 101: Tips for Hitting the Trails

Mind, Body, Green: The 5 Healthiest Summer Fruits and Veggies


Stress Relief & Life Management

Lissa Rankin: 5 Tips to Help You Recover from Perfectionism

Huffington Post: 3 Yoga Moves for Anger: Poses to Help You Calm Down

Greatist: 24 Tricks to Help Survive Hot Summer Nights (Without A/C)

Mind, Body, Green: Is Suppressed Anger Making You Sick?

Regret Free Life: A Sure-Fire Way to Make Better Career Decisions

Huffington Post: 5 Signs That You’re Ready for a Career Change


Gender Issues

Slate: In the Coast Guard, Sexual Assault Gets Washed Away

Huffington Post: Millennial Women See the World as More Gender-Equal than Previous Generations

Atlantic: What the Rising Number of Single Dads Says About Fatherhood in General

Goldiblox ‘We Are the Champions’ Video Features Girls Who Crush Gender Stereotypes


Humor & Warm Fuzzies

Huffington Post: Abandoned Dog Ringo’s Story is Going to Give You Hope

Buzzfeed: 26 Invaluable Life Lessons, According to Sloths (#24 made me nearly die of cute overload)

Happy Place: 15 Brutally Honest Text Message Aut0-Replies That Would Significantly Improve Your Life

Buzzfeed: The 17 Most Epic Pieces of Presidential Fan Art Ever

Buzzfeed: 9 More Embarrassing Spelling and Grammar Errors

5 thoughts on “Article Round-Up: June 30-July 6

  1. Kat July 6, 2013 / 9:29 am

    That movie is very funny- I laughed a lot! Glad you are on the mend and hope you continue to recover do you can enjoy the weekend!

  2. Alex @ therunwithin July 6, 2013 / 10:31 am

    ugh sometimes living in that blissful pain free period is that much better, sorry it couldn’t have lasted for longer! I am glad you are getting your rest. Hang in there and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. jessielovestorun July 7, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    well I eat 3 out of the 5 healthiest summer fruits & vegetables… which it should be 4, but you see I’m allergic to peaches. GR!

  4. August 4, 2013 / 12:01 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
    It’s the little changes that make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

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