Issue #123 – Are You A Good Friend?
Is it April already? Maybe that explains April Fool’s Day. Time is playing tricks on us. This week we’ve been thinking a lot about time and how much we choose to invest in the people we love. How often do you de-prioritize communicating with friends and family because you are too busy with your routine? Today we challenge you to take a moment to reach out to 3 people you love. It’s a simple practice that can be a two minute text, a phone call, or an email check-in to express what you appreciate about them. You might be surprised at how good it makes you feel.
The What List
April 4, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Space. We are ardent astronomy fans and frequent visitors to the NASA website. If you also have your head in the stars you will love thisSpace Calendar, which details upcoming rocket launches, meteor showers, and eclipses from now until the end of the year.
The News. The Fuller Project is an excellent source for US and global news that investigates the issues that most affect women. We’ve also subscribed to their newsletter to keep abreast of what’s happening abroad.
The Bean. We’ve been trying to go vegan but haven’t been able to wean ourselves off eggs, which is why we can’t wait to try this scramble. It’s an egg-citing breakthrough! Check out the video. It’s pretty compelling.
The Class. Our friend Mera turned us on to a free, fascinating Stanford course on Human Behavioral Biology with Professor Robert Sapolsky. Sapolsky spent a year in Kenya studying baboons, which changed the way we think about stress and the brain. He also tackles the question of free will. Spoiler alert: we have none. Watch on your lunch break.
The Cure. GP discovered this product two years ago in Japan and we used it again this morning. Eureka, this stuff really works! If you’re feeling scaly after a long winter, slather some Cure Gel on your face then rub off. It’s slightly watery in texture but works almost like a pencil eraser to uncover smooth, soft skin.