Weekend Reads

Collective slow clap for Friday. Who’s got fun plans for the weekend? I just reserved a bike for a 6:15 spin class after work, because if I don’t book these things they just don’t happen. Accountability, ya’ll.

There was a lot of good stuff circling round the interwebs this week, so let’s get to it:

This timeline from Greatist depicting how the “perfect” female body has changed over the past 100 years is worth a look. To sum it up, body ideals have changed dramatically, courtesy of the media. I think we all know this to be true, but what’s interesting here is the commentary that encompasses trending diets, the influence celebrities have on said trends, and how fashion is affected. Here’s the money quote: “The media‚Äôs idea of beauty is subjective and changes, but confidence is always in style.”

I’ve proclaimed my love for S.W. Basics around here before, and one of these days I will go into further detail; for now just take my word for how wonderful their products are. TODAY only, they’re having a 50% off sale on makeup remover (I’ll never use another type ever again), so hop to it!

We attended the launch party for a new medical practice called Parsley Health this week in Williamsburg, where we had a chance to meet the (lovely) founding doctor, Robin Berzin. After perusing her site for a bit, this article really hooked me. Her philosophy on health care and why she’s starting a radically different kind of medical practice, is exactly why we need more doctors like her.

Speaking of new approaches to wellness, my coworker believes that singing can provide all sorts of benefits for our health. That’s why she created a song circle, in which a group of people come together to sing, led by a professional musician. Singing releases “feel good” endorphins, alleviates anxiety, lessens depressions, lowers cortisol levels and increases immunity. She had me at endorphins, but the other stuff sounds pretty good too. If you’re in the NYC area, sign up here to belt it out on February 8th.

Not to toss you down the black hole that is Instagram when you’re trying to finish up the week’s workload (don’t blame us when you end up causally surfing your boss’ sister’s husband’s best man’s pics), but our friend Cleo churns out poetic, feel-good vibes on the reg. This gem spoke to us. Some things are always in style, you know?

Happy weekend, happy reading!

Featured image via Greatist

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