Everything you need to know; this week’s must reads and more!

1. White House Update
You guys, it’s really hard to keep up with the shenanigans of the current administration. The latest “wtf” story? It’s about a memo. -M (Washington Post)

2. Call the Doctor
The flu has been EVERYWHERE this year and it feels like everyone we know has gotten sick. Here’s why it’s been so bad this year. -M (NY Times)

3. Marketplace Shakeup
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced that they will be “partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs.” And if there’s one thing we can be sure of, Amazon getting involved in healthcare is gonna be a game changer. -M (Time)

4. Funny Lady
Tiffany Haddish is on the rise and we love it! A hilarious and insightful interview that explains what’s motivating her to keep it going. -M (Vanity Fair)

5. The Social Media Secret
Uncovering the big business that is buying fake followers on social media. -M (NY Times)
However, maybe the more important story is why huge amounts of followers all of sudden equal significant social influence. -M (The Atlantic)

6. Wintertime Hack
It’s cold, the heater is cranked, the air is dry, and next thing you know you’ve got a bloody nose. Here’s a list of the best humidifiers to solve that pesky winter problem. -M (NY Mag)

7. What’s For Dinner?
While we don’t eat a lot of beef in general, this ethical and philosophical discussion about whether or not cows should be allowed to go extinct in pretty thought provoking. -M (Aeon)

8. It Started With the Algorithm
Facebook is exerting its evil influence on Instagram and we don’t like it. More “suggested content” and more ads – not the way to keep us liking and sharing. -M (WSJ)

9. Ready, Set, Snack
Whether or not you actually watch the game, the Super Bowl is as good a reason as any to have a party. We’ve got your snack inspo here. -M (Delish)