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


1. Ronan Farrow, National Treasure
The incredible journalist who blew the doors open on the Harvey Weinstein scandal has his sights on a new target – the President. In Farrow’s latest piece, he exposes the President’s affair with yet another woman. This article cites credible sources, provides real evidence, and shows how Trump had a system in place to silence these women. -B (New Yorker)

2. Finally, Progress
Robert Mueller and his investigative team have been very, very busy. They just charged a bunch of Russian nationals and Russian organizations with “illegally trying to disrupt the American political process…” over the course of a three-year effort to sway the 2016 presidential election. Shit is getting real. -M (NY Times)

2. We Can’t Ignore The Gun Violence
This piece is a few months old, but in light of the most recent school shooting it’s worth a re-read. An analysis about how we need to re-frame the political argument around and our approach to gun regulation. -M (Crooked)

In a small piece of inspiring news to come out of this latest tragedy, the high school students that survived are sharing their experiences and voicing their concerns over political inaction. -M (Washington Post)

3. Flu Fighters
After an epic flu season swept across the country, we are trying to stay as healthy as possible. Here are 17 immune boosting, flu fighting foods that will amp up your germ fighting powers. -B (Today)

4. Fitness in 2018
We have tried so many different exercise challenges in the past, and some have worked while others flopped. After just finishing this PopSugar Fitness 30 day squat challenge, it is safe to say this is one of our favorites. It takes very little time, you can do it anywhere, and your bum and legs will thank you. We saw serious results. -B (PopSugar)

5. Reclaiming Her Time
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is being criticized for posing in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. Eff that. She can do and wear whatever the hell she wants! -M (Washington Post)

6. Because Skincare
Dermstore is running their friends and family sale (20% off with code: FRIEND) until February 21. Here’s the rundown on what you need to pick up. I’m partial to anything and everything by SkinCeuticals – including this Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier. -M (The Cut)

7. Bring Me Gatorade
An explanation as to why hangovers might get worse as we age. -M (NY Times)

8. Patagonia on Sale
Late winter is always the best time for bargains on cold-weather gear. Right now Patagonia has tons of great items for up to 50% off, including selected colors of my fave Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover and the Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece. The best bargain though? This Tres 3-in-1 parka (regular price $549) on sale for $274! -M

9. Black Panther: A Primer
This film (released this weekend) is gonna make major waves. Just not into superhero flicks, though? No worries if you’re not up on your Marvel storylines, here’s a quick overview to get you ready for what’s sure to be one of the best movies of the year. -M (Vanity Fair)

As of this writing, early numbers indicate Black Panther is going to shatter box office records. -M (Deadline)

10. Neighborhood, Compound, or Cult?
Serenbe is a new real estate development compound that is projected to change the way we think about the typical American neighborhood. This new housing concept will be built in Atlanta’s suburbs and not only does it seem too good to be true, but it looks a little cultish. Everything looks Instagram ready and a little too perfect. Boasting the perfect combination of city life and rural beauty, this could be a revolution or a flop. -B (Serenbe)