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Links for your Friday:
- Scented temporary tattoos Y/N
- The mind-clearing magic of running (reminding me I need to start again)
- Sylvia Plath's drawings are so beautiful
- A new discovery sheds more light on female pharaoh Hatshepsut's reign
- Bae joined Instagram
- This is one of my favorite blogs right now
- There's a new documentary coming out about endometriosis. I'm excited about how it frames the intersectionality between women's health and feminism.
- Get $35 Airbnb credit for your next trip
- Read a motivating quote from a powerful woman
- I love this DIY moon tote bag (because that's what I need; another tote bag ;)
- 19 different ways to practice self care
- All of these books are now on my reading list
- 24 movies to watch before you turn 30
What's going on around here:
I'm going to Brooklyn tomorrow to throw a bachelor party! I can't say too much more about it now, but I'll share all the details next week :)
Hallelujah menstrual cup! Dudes, I am never going back to tampons. I had recently tried a new brand of tampons – one that's made of non-GMO, unbleached, organic cotton that's ostensibly safer and healthier for you and the earth – but I was disappointed when it came to how the tampons actually worked. (Plus there was still the waste of the applicator.) I'm not going to namedrop the company because I think it's cool what they're trying to do. But they just were not that great in a practical sense. This new cup, however? LOVE it. It took a day or two to get comfortable with the process, but I'm hooked. It's just a cheap $5 one from Amazon, because I didn't want to invest in a $30 DivaCup until I knew if I liked it. An upgrade is for sure on the horizon. (Here's a helpful step-by-step guide to using one.) So now this is my life I guess...reusable pads I sewed at home, and a reusable menstrual cup. No more money for Big Tampons. Slowly adjusting emotionally to hippie status.
Do you buy in to personality tests? For the longest time, I thought I was an introvert. I definitely have some of those qualities – like needing time alone to recharge. But it never felt like it fit perfectly. Yesterday a co-worker and I were talking about the movie The Revenant, and I told him I probably wouldn't see it because I heard there was animal violence. I can't deal with that in movies or TV shows...the empathy just hurts and makes me so sad. He mentioned it sounded like I had traits of a highly sensitive person, or HSP. I looked it up, and boy, that sure does fit more than the label of "introvert." Which means...what? Haha! Kind of like a horoscope...okay, cool, but is this going to have any effect on my real life? We'll see :)
That meal-planning app is still making our lives awesome.