Link Love: What We're Reading This Week
Some of our favorite reads from the week, designed to nourish each pillar of your life.
LOVE, SEX, COMPANIONSHIP
The Hormone-Free Birth Control Method No One Talks About (It's Not An IUD), Mind, Body, Green
"Fertility awareness, also called natural family planning, is the name for a group of hormone-free birth control methods that help determine when a woman is potentially fertile — which is usually only about eight days of your cycle."
"Whether you’re 47 or 17, male or female, whether your breakouts are once a month or multiple times a week, the reason they come back and back is frustratingly simple: Human error... the only way to keep skin blemish-free on any sort of long-term basis is to constantly treat it as an active, broken-out complexion. The right products make a serious difference, but the key is major, unwavering consistency."
FOOD + NUTRITION
Here's What Sugar Really Does To Your Body, Refinery29
"Sugar isn't always nice to our bodies: That's something we learned from the documentary That Sugar Film. But sugar isn't necessarily an evil demon across the board, either. In fact, as a helpful new video from Fig. 1 reveals, there are different kinds of sugar in our diets and they can affect us differently — which means we should be careful about what types (and how much) we're taking in."
"Those who’ve tried it swear by it and call it “liquid gold” with reports of everything from improvement in the behavioral and cognitive tests of autistic children to accelerated wound healing in diabetics and the relief of autoimmune disease."
"How to Make Everything’s Andy George aims to discover the complex process of making simple products that are often taken for granted by making everything from scratch. This is how he made a sandwich over the course of six months..."
Power Of Heart (The Electromagnetic Field), S-Life Mag
"Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can however, be exchanged between people through their hearts."