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

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November 18, 2016

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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