What We’re Reading Now: Misty Copeland on Body Positivity, Waking Up With Jessica Alba, and Much More…

You’re working, you’re moisturizing, and you’re sleeping—you’re busy. We know. Don’t have time to scour the web for the best skincare, anti-aging, nutrition, and wellness articles every week? Charlotte’s got you. The best of the week is right here.

 

~ The world’s most famous ballerina is breaking the mold. The American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal dancer Misty Copeland explains why her athletic build is unconventional for ballet, how she deals with the criticism, and what she hopes to teach future dancers. — People Magazine

 

~ Work stressing you out? Now is the best time to hit the gym (or get your workout in at home). According to a recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, people in good shape are better equipped to handle work-related stress— The Huffington Post

 

~ Great skin goes beyond Hollywood. Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas explains how anyone can improve their skin health by putting in the work. — W Magazine

 

~ Ready to take your spiritual practice to another galaxy? Check out Inscape, a new, Instagram-worthy meditation space located in New York’s Flatiron fitness district that uses an app (instead of a teacher) to lead sessions and encourage students to find the teacher within. — Vogue

 

~ An honest, wholesome way to start your morning. Get some morning inspiration by reading how founder of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty Jessica Alba kick starts her day. — Well + Good

 

~ Considering an IUD as a form of birth control? Here’s a breakdown of five different IUD devices on the market and their side effects that will help you decide. — The Cut

 

~ Just breathe. Recent studies have shown that controlled breathing reduces stress, increases concentration, and boosts immunity. Reach your zen by trying out these three basic breathing exercises. — The New York Times

 

~ You woke up like this. Wait… like what? Research suggests we should start paying more attention to how we feel when we wake up because it actually tells us a lot about our bodies— Sakara Life

 

~ All that screen time could be hurting your sleep. A recent study has linked excessive use of smartphones, especially before bedtime, to poorer sleep quality— CNN

 

~ Over the Kim K contouring trend? Good news. There’s a new way to tone and define the contours of your face that doesn’t involve makeup. — The New York Times

 

Image via People Magazine

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