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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] FEBRUARY 20

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1. Group Chat (aka our livestreamed mentor sessions) is back! I’ll be interviewing Jules Miller, founder of newly-launched supplement line The Nue Co. at The WW Club HQ next Wednesday February 28 at 10.30am EST. Lock in! 

2. Philanthrophist powerhouse Melinda Gates speaks on the work her(and husband Bill’s) Foundation are doing for women and girls. The emphasis on data is particularly insightful: “What we don’t measure, we don’t work on.” Indeed.

3. The fastest way to close the gender gap? Let workers (i.e. working mothers) control their own schedules.  

4. Innovation inspiration! Fast Company lists the companies who are doing it bigger, doing it better, and doing it differently to everyone else.

5. Also good from Fast Company: the story of how a 27-year-old former Vogue staffer created the first fashion search engine. Bravo.

6. Because men give good career advice, too… (!) Some words of working wisdom from Complex Media’s big bawse Noah Callahan-Bever, via The Coveteur

7. It’s still hibernation season, and so this article from The Book Lifeon homes as the embodiment of our ‘spiritual values and merits’ feels particularly topical. 

8. Two months into the year and still feeling a bit meh? Inc. offers us14 questions you should ask yourself if you want to find ~your passion~ (usually a problematic aspiration, I think, but this article is pretty helpful.) 

9. For anyone following my New York correspondence for Courier; I just uploaded a couple of recent columns to my personal website. 

10. If you only click one link on this list make it this article titled ‘Maybe You Should Just Be Single’. It’s a must-read. I’ll leave it at that. 

Phoebe
<3

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] FEBRUARY 13

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1. The WW Club podcast is back! If you missed my conversation withJasmine and Melissa Hemsley in Londonhere’s a full audio recording featuring lots of talk on wellness, nutrition, caffeine, the importance of sleep, and more. Enjoy!

2. In related news, this article from Harvard Business Review has someuseful insights and tips on effective recharging. Spoiler alert: Closing your laptop won’t cut it. 

3. And if the idea of stopping feels totally alien to you, you’re probably a ‘mover’ like Sarah Wilson. Here’s the Australian writer on what that means for her, and here’s the best advice (and antidote) she ever received on how to put those impulsive tendencies to good professional use.

4. Speaking of keeping it moving… If (like me) you’re currently in the process of navigating NYC’s horrific rental market - or might be doing so in the near future - these tips on renting an apartment from Refinery29 will be a godsend. 

5. Also useful - and an interesting business concept whether you’re moving or notFlip, which helps renters sublet or get out of their leases entirely.

6. Listened to all our archived podcasts and still thirsty for more? The Violet Sessions are a new, very enjoyable personal discovery. Don’t miss the episode with Penny Martin! 

7. Have you seen that Naomie Harris NY Mag cover?! Take a look, and then read the profile behind it. Love a story on a London girl from a council estate done good :)

8. If you’re new to working from home - or just struggling with the whole thing - The Guardian has rounded up some apps that will help you keep your mind and time on track.

9. And if you haven’t yet made the jump to freelancing - but kinda want to - The Cut’s brilliant ‘Money Mom’ column has some advice for you. (When you’re finished reading that, definitely give the archives a scan as well.)

10. Last but not least, I had the opportunity to interview the inimitable Cindy Gallop this week and she was as fierce and fabulous as I might have hoped. Watch her keynote speech from last year’s Three Percent Conference and you’ll see why.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] FEBRUARY 6

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1. I hope this email finds you well, but if you’re struggling to navigate this strange time we’re living in here are a couple of articles that might help: Some tips from Ann Douglas on how to avoid being psychologically destroyed by your newsfeed and an article in a similar vein from The New York Times

2. Right now, I’m thinking a lot about how my friends with young children/siblings are helping these vulnerable minds to process world events. This letter from anti-FGM campaigner Leyla Hussein to her 14 year old daughter is lovely (and might also be helpful to those of you with daughters of your own).

3. OK, back to stuff that’s happening outside of your newsfeed of doom! SiteInspire is nothing new, but it’s a super-useful resource of website design if you’re planning to rejuvenate your online presence in 2017

4. Audio recordings of my conversations with Hemsley + Hemsley and Frame’s Pip Black at Topshop are coming soon. In the meantime, here are some pretty pictures from all three events

5. Speaking of the delightful Hemsley sisters, their Pep Up Tea is a great coffee alternative for those of us trying to reduce our caffeine intake (ahem, me) and this squash, red lentil and coconut curry looks like an ideal plant-based dinner for these cold winter nights. #IsWinterOverYet?

6. Shout out to Zen Habits for reaching its tenth anniversary. I’ve learnt a lot from this site over the years. Here are some things that founder Leo Babauta has learnt himself

7. One of my personal strategies for dealing with these challenging times has been to more consciously seek things of beauty. Case in point: Sampha’s long-awaited new album. Soothing sounds for less-than-soothing times

8. Speaking of soothing: Into The Gloss rounds up some chic products that might help if you’re struggling to sleep (ahem, me again). And if those don’t work for you, just watch this video of Parisian facialist Isabelle Bellis teaching you how to moisturise on repeat.

9. A book recommendation that has cropped up on numerous occasions over the past couple of weeks. Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing About Hard Things. Added to the Kindle list.


10. One final heads up that The WW Club membership is still open (but closes again for a little while next week!) Come join the crew :)

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