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This Week in Wellness

As self-described wellness geeks, we spend plenty of time on the internet, tracking down new information about everything from meditation to the chemicals in our beauty products. In our new weekly update, we share the best of the best with you, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list.

  • Scary Chemicals in Kids' Makeup

    Scary Chemicals in Kids' Makeup

    Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

    Perfectly timed for Halloween, an important safety warning about the chemicals in kids makeup (including face paint). Testing by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found lead, cadmium, parabens, and even formaldehyde in products specifically marketed to kids.

  • Ode-to-Boob Superfood Energy Bites

    Ode-to-Boob Superfood Energy Bites

    Lenny

    Lenny Letter featured goop pal Shira Lenchewski’s boob-inspired energy bites in an effort to get us all to feel ourselves up more (in the name of health, of course). ‘Nuff said.

  • Well + Good's Healthy Voter Guide

    Well + Good's Healthy Voter Guide

    Well + Good

    A comprehensive voter guide to the issues we care about most, including healthcare, paid family leave, GMO labeling, and getting toxins out of beauty and cleaning products. Take note of a hugely important one that was relatively new-to-us: the tampon tax.

  • Migraines Could Be Caused By Gut Bacteria

    Migraines Could Be Caused By Gut Bacteria

    The Guardian

    A new study provides evidence to support something headache sufferers had long suspected—that foods high in nitrates (like processed meats) are linked to migraines. As it turns out, migraine sufferers have significant commonalities in gut composition.

  • The Anti-Helicopter Parent's Plea

    The Anti-Helicopter Parent's Plea

    The New York Times

    A fascinating take on helicopter parenting, and the difficulty of finding a balance between protecting and over-shielding, from a Silicon Valley mom.

  • Meditation for A Calm Heart

    Meditation for A Calm Heart

    Bonberi

    There’s something inspiring about meditation training coming from the younger set. Case in point: Bonberi’s series with spiritual teacher Jordan Bach (sirens in the background are proof that this will relax you in literally any environment).

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