Stories I loved this week.

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Photo by Austin Schmid

Thursday was my last day at my freelance job and I feel like the person in the picture. Jumping for joy and ready to take on new challenges. I’m looking forward to taking the time to find a new contract, getting a lot of studying done and getting off the hectic London treadmill for a bit and into the slower life of being a mother, wife and student. I won’t just have my head in the books the entire time – I’m looking forward to getting stuck into my mindfulness practice and trying a few new exercise classes, including Barry’s Bootcamp.

A fascinating piece on how we got so hooked on avocados. (Guardian)

The loneliness that happens after bariatric surgery. (Salon)

Have you tried switchel? (Well + Good)

I for one cannot wait for the third installment of Bridget Jones. (The Pool)

Do you have wine, gluten or dairy face? Snarky titles aside, it’s fascinating to know that you can see what a person is eating by where acne appears on their face. (Elle UK)

Don’t wash your hands. Yes, yes, yes. People are way too fearful of bacteria – they are so beneficial to us. (The Times)

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