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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted articles I’ve been reading.  I guess that is a good thing since it gives me more articles to post.  I think I say this most times I post but I really enjoy reading what other people are reading.  Hopefully you enjoy it too! 

This previous weekend, Tim’s parents made a quick trip to visit and see our new house.  We had a great time.  We didn’t do a whole heck of a lot but just enjoyed the company!  We enjoyed a new diner, went for a run and just enjoyed having visitors over.  We have had a lot of visitors lately to our new house.

I always enjoy reading random articles and events.  Hopefully you enjoy some as well.

Articles: 

Your Kid/My Kid Are Not Playing in the Pros   (While I don’t have children I think this is a really interesting piece in general for anyone.  A lot of people take their sport far too seriously.)

Why Chivalry is dead (man’s perspective)

8 Hairstyles Every Woman Should Know 

Maps that Describe the USA (This is one of my favorite articles and filled with fun facts about individual states!)

Upgrade Household Items

Food/Nutrition:

Top 10 weirdest food pairings  Have you tried any of these?

6 Foods for Hair Growth

Will it Waffle?  Make deep fried churros in a waffle maker (This website is like a dream come true)

Health:

Why you should ignore some of those time saving tips 

5 Signs Your Inspiration is Negative 

5 Ways to Decrease Inflammation 

10 Signs of Stress You Ignore but Shouldn’t 

Uses for Coconut Oil (I seriously have 3 jars and have no idea how to use it…such a blogger failure I am)

Running:

Humor: 

28 Cat Halloween Costumes 

What your Eyebrows Say About You 

From LOLZ:

Physically Recovering 

Mentally Recovering

How to Grow Your Blog 

Periods

As most people know I really enjoy my memes and this is my new favorite (from yesterday): 

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That’s all I really have.  It seems like whenever I post links, I have more than I really do.  I guess that is pretty typical though.  I am always amazed at people that can find hundreds of articles!  Rock on.

Question for you: What articles/blog posts are you enjoying lately? 

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So Many Articles…So Little Time

When I save articles throughout the week, I always feel like I’ve saved more than I actually have.  It makes sense and I think they are a good length now (not to long and really only articles that I’ve found important or relevant.  Not #allthelinks).  I always enjoy when people share what articles they are enjoying so hopefully others feel the same way.   For me, there is nothing like waking up and reading morning news and interesting links with my coffee.   It’s how I like to take some personal time for myself and set myself up for a good day.

I have found if I have a relaxing and nonstressful morning (sometimes it’s unavoidable) then I set myself up for a good day.  If my morning is stressed and chaotic, then generally the rest of my day is as well.  I digress and here is what I found the last couple of weeks.

Interesting:

8 Things to Live by When Everything Goes Wrong  (I feel like this article was speaking sweet songs to me and my life ha!)

9 Habits of People Always on Time (IE: Not me)

50 Ways to Be Healthy

A Graphic Description of Life With An Eating Disorder (This is a really shocking description of someone who lived with an eating disorder and overcame it).

Nutrition:

The Term “Sugar Free” 

Ten Perfect Pumpkin Recipes (The only “perfect” thing would be if they were premade for me. I’m not obsessed with pumpkin but I do enjoy the taste)

Running:

Run the mile instead of a marathon 

10 Habits of Insanely Passionate Runners

For the LOLZ

How to plan a wedding in ten 10 easy steps. (The more I watch, the more I laugh)

7 Terrible Themed Race Ideas

From LOLZ (Apparently I decided all of these are “important” posts I wrote the last 2 weeks…apparently. 

The Day I met Kate Grace and Made her Choke on a Hot Dog 

Things Worse then Not Running 

Running When Injured is Stupid 

Halfway Done

Running Vs Racing 

Happy Friday and enjoy this weekend!

For me, I’ll be supporting and helping out those running RnR Philadelphia.  It was a race I really wanted to do but my injury knocked that option out.  My work is partnering with Brooks and the race so we are working most of the time.

Questions for you:

What articles are you enjoying this week? 

What are you up to this weekend? 

A Day of Memory

September 11th was such a distinct memory in my life. It’s not a day about me or my life but a moment to our country. I encourage my friends and readers to take a moment of silence, however brief, and remember the lives lost, effected and remember that everyone world wide was effected.

Please remember the lives lost saving others, the stories of courage throughout the country and the direction our world has gone after. Please remember that there are people serving world wise to prevent another attack of this caliber.

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Friday Articles

What have I done this week?  Ha, that is still a mystery to me.  As I was saying yesterday, I’ve stayed relatively busy with work.  That being said, on Monday I got to hang out with two of my favorite NJ friends Jen and Greta.  I hadn’t seen Greta in way to long, let alone Jen.  We don’t have an excuse for that.  We ended up hanging out in Princeton on Labor Day (as the college students were coming back).  It was really nice and nice break from normal schedule.  We even took a photo so you know it’s a big deal.   That was the highlight of my week and the rest of the week was work, sleep and work.

oiselle date

Yesterday I was able to go to the beach on my day off.   It’s actually nice sometimes to have random weekdays off because the beach (or wherever) is never crowded.  For instance since it was a weekday yesterday we were able to get cheaper parking and a less crowded beach.   It was really relaxing to just hang out and relax.  I haven’t had a day off as enjoyable in quite some time.   I should be more embarrassed that this was my first trip to the beach (except Atlantic City) the entire summer.

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That being said, it seems like it’s been a pretty busy week for everyone.  Students and teachers going back to school and September being a pretty big work month for a lot of people.  I enjoy reading various interesting (and funny article) to detox my mind.  I have read quite a few interesting and funny articles (as well as good videos) so I thought I would share those to kick off the weekend. 

 Articles:

8 Tips for taking better photos with a smartphone

How to be a Grown Ass Woman: Friendships (Post College) Great read on making and keeping friends after you graduate college.

Nutrition:

How to make your own Pumpkin latte (Honestly, I only wish it was how to make your own wawa pumpkin coffee)

Running:

Why men should run with women

The truth in Injury and a doctors visit

Things Every Seasoned Knows that Every New Runner Learns the Hard Way

Funny:

11 Honest College Course Descriptions

18 Female Friendship facts (as told by the Movie Bridesmaids)

19 Reasons you should sign up for the Buzzfeed Cat Newsletter (I might have after reading this…)

Artist Creates frustrating versions of several products

Fun Facts and Weird Facts About Your Home State

What’s like to out of the shape at the Gym

From LOLZ:

August Training

Strangely at Peace

Wedding Updates

Enjoy!  I always enjoy reading what others are reading so hopefully other people enjoy these too.

Questions for you:

What are you up too this weekend?

What are articles are you enjoying reading lately? 

Adding a Triple 0 Size

Yesterday I was listening to Good Morning America.  I like to wake up and watch GMA.  It’s always been part of my routine.  I like to find out current events, interesting fun facts and whatever else is going on.  Yesterday, I heard that the company J. Crew was adding a 000 size.  Yes, triple 0.

An Overview Here

 At first I thought is that a childs size?  Why not go to a childrens store?

Then I realized  in J. Crew sizing, I am a size 0.  I’m not built like a size 0 but in J. Crew I wear a size 0. J. Crew’s size 000 will be fit for a 23 inch waist.  At first thought it baffles me but then I thought about size 5’0 females that have problems buying professional clothing.  This would be so beneficial for them.  When I worked in Oswego, I often found it hard to find professional clothing and I’m not petite built.   Of course taller woman might be a smaller waist as well but there are many woman that are 5 feet tall and will never have larget than a size 23 waist while being at a healthy weight.  Similarly, there are many 6’0+ woman that will have a large bone structure despite being thing.

After more research, I came across the sizing methods.  J. Crew (as well as othercompanies) use vanity sizing.  They purposely make their sizes bigger so customers may fit into a smaller size.  For instance I’m around a size 4 in most brands such as Target or BCBG.

They want you to feel like you are wearing a smaller size so you purchase more of their clothing.  They want you to feel good.  Since the majority of the US is average size or larger, going down a size or two feels great. Of course there is a minority of people that are underweight that this has such a negative effect on.

Adding a triple 000 size does not fix any problems. It would be a lot easier if woman’s sizes were like men’s (by waist size) or  Europen sizes.  Why add a third 0?  Why not just go into negatives at this point?

These are just various points and concepts I’m sure have thought about.  I propose instead of adding a 000 to J. Crew (or other brands who also use vanity sizing), they change their sizing to be more true to size.  Why don’t all companies go by waist size?  Is anyone truly looking at the inside of your pants tag to see?

Unfortantely it’s not up to me.  I won’t say I’m against the 000 idea, because there are woman that need such sizing.  I will say that it’s frustrating that picking out clothing is so difficult when you have vanity sizing, true sizing and just different brand sizing.

What are your thoughts?

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