Five For Friday

It’s been a relatively monotonous week (the first week without snow!), but it has been a happy week. January was crazy slow and looooong, but February has been fabulous so far. And what exactly has kept me going this month? I’ll give you the five for Friday!

1. Russian Doll

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Holy s!@$! If you have not seen this show yet, what are you doing with your life? That’s one of my few shareable reactions to the new Netflix comedy Russian Doll, because the less you know about this terrific new series, the better. So let me just assure you that Natasha Lyonne is the star, she gets to showcase her considerable range, and her gift for wildly unconventional line readings is on full display. The series is probably too weird to win a bunch of Emmys, but God willing, Lyonne will be nominated. She’s so good.

2. The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

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My parents are incredible people and bought me three of Bernstein’s books for my birthday last year. It was a crazy coincidence as I had been doing her morning meditation for years and had not told anyone! Her book, The Universe Has Your Back, has been an incredible eye-opening read about learning how to channel fear into faith. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about how to relax without losing power over your life.

3. FOREO LUNA mini 2

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So I never had a Clarisonic. I never used a wash cloth to wash my face and barely used to exfoliate. However, last year I bought a Foreo and finally started using it before the holidays. This. tool. is. amazing. It is the only facial-cleansing device that combines T-Sonic pulsations to effectively cleanse the skin with a nonabrasive silicone brush that remains totally gentle and pleasant to use on the face. The device lasts up to five months from one full charge and the silicone remains bacteria-free due to the design. I took it to India and I can already tell how much softer my skin has become since using it!

4. Hippeas Chickpea Puffs

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I tried this before it hit stores as part of my previous job and was floored with how delicious they were and that they were vegan! This is a fantastic snack for on-the-go, especially for anyone like me who loves salty snacks. It is available at most large retailers these days and I highly recommend trying it if you are looking for a new item for your office snack drawer.

5. The Other List Playlist

I’m a sucker for some good alternative music – it’s my happy place in addition to French rap and some Bollywood bangers. I stumbled upon this playlist and it has been a good pep-me-up in the morning besides listening to The Daily.

Check in next week for the next Five for Friday!