Stories I loved this week.

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Photo by Florian Klauer

It’s the end of another week and I’m inching closer to my holiday in Formentera. I really can’t wait. I’ve been devouring everything I can about this island (these Conde Nast guides are quite good) and I’m so looking forward to swimming in the clear waters and walking along the white sands. Apparently, it’s very much like the Caribbean and the sunsets are supposed to be magical.

An eye-opening look into Amazon’s working culture. (New York Times)

Sweet. A complete oral history of Bring It On. (MTV)

I loved this opinion piece from a woman who made a conscious decision to run the London Marathon with no tampon. Honest and brave. (Grazia)

Seems obvious, but very true. You don’t need a gym membership to get fit. (Guardian)

Fascinating piece that posits that Americans are effectively giving up their right to walk. (Aeon)

Totally relate this to this article about eating out with kids. “Above all else, we want everything immediately – table, menu, food, bill. We’re here for a good time, not a long time, and if we’re all done and dusted within the hour, it’s better for everyone since it can all go wrong on the fling of a chip.” (Guardian)

Enjoyed this piece by one of the founders of Facebook talking about the importance of both working hard and living a great life. (Medium)

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