I feel as if this month has yielded some interesting reading. I've got tabs open galore on my laptop, and I just keeping seeing another fascinating headline or dig into an article that turns out to be legit or see yet another face cream I probably need to try.
To that end, here is a roundup of what I've been reading so far this month:
Apparently Kelly Clarkson lost 37 pounds using this book, and she didn't exercise at all. I was set to dismiss this entirely until I read up on it and looked at the list of foods the author suggests are problematic. Readers, those are almost all the foods that make me sick. Interesting. That said, one of the reviews is from Tony Robbins, so I'm still reserving judgement.
Howard Schultz is quitting SB and going to run for president?
The history of bedtime beauty routines. The slices of raw beef had me laughing. I wonder what people will say in another 100 years.
I am really tempted to buy this robe. I've searched for years for a robe with shorter sleeves that weren't kimono style, and this is a nice price-point.
Can quitting sugar save your skin? This article was pretty compelling. She includes pictures, and I like her 'rules' for doing it.
The same author says CBD oil helped her anxiety. As someone with anxiety but who absolutely hates 'drugs,' I am ever-so-slightly compelled. Ross writes:
I found that if I’m super anxious for a specific reason and my hamster wheel is already spinning out of control, CBD doesn’t help much — it’s just a drop in the bucket (pun intended) at that point. Where it does help is when I’m experiencing low-grade, general anxiety, in which case CBD relaxes me just enough to make an appreciable difference, as if I’ve treated my brain to a 10-minute nail salon massage.
This article on minimalism and what it means to the author hit home with me. It's about minimizing and maximizing. :)
I want to read this book but am afraid it might be depressing. There are times I can't do depressing.
My daughter went through a slime-making phrase. She'd love this Mermaid Slime.
I want to clean up my skincare/make-up routine after reading about all the dodgy chemicals and hormone-impacting ingredients in so many products. Sephora is apparently feeling the same way. I probably need the Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer.
The Indignity of Celebrity Suicide over at The Paris Review. An excerpt:
Suicide becomes part of the national and international discourse after a celebrity takes his or her own life (remember, more recently, Robin Williams) as if those lives are more important or valued than the other 123 who die every day. Why the disbelief? Why the sudden attention to a disease that has plagued humanity since the beginning of humanity? We all wear our own masks, whether or not we’re celebrities.
Seattle's plan to tackle homelessness gets ditched. This whole thing is fascinating.
A productivity 'hack' I've never thought much about. Thoughts? I am actually tempted to get behind this.
That's it for me. I have a day ahead of me, unfettered. I had a bunch of hustle yesterday, so I'm thinking I'll put on my Audible and clean the house a bit, organize my closet and take Sandy for a much-needed walk. I should probably action something really lovely for dinner while I'm at it.