Weekly Reads – May 8th

Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round-up as useful for the young, modern, working woman.

The Weekly Reads are perfect for your morning commute or your first coffee break of the day. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!


What have I been up to this week

I am now back at work and it’s so good to have short weeks. Last week I only worked two days and this one as well. I am off as of Wednesday as we have some more vacation time planned. A short escape to Rome is in the plan for this week and we are taking a long weekend for that. Even though I can’t complain, I am also kind of looking forward to getting back into my routines once we are done with the travels.

I am obsessed with zoodles this week. I have just tried them for the first time and what a delicious, healthy and quite hearty meal they make for. I was inspired by this video with Hannah Bronfman and what she eats in a day and I even made a sort of pesto sauce by myself. Of course I broke all the rules when making it and ended up substituting and pouring thing based on my eye but I can’t complain about the result. I am obsessed with zoodles with homemade pesto and eating it every day for the past almost week.

Weekly Reads May 8
I am now sort of missing the holidays and the great time we had in Ukraine.


The Weekly Reads


Ask a manager. The work advice column from The Cut is a gem. Allison Green gives great advice, she is never short of words and I really love the way she delivers her advice.

Exclamation marks. I though I was one of the few people who noticed this, but using exclamation points really does make a difference in emails and lifts the mood up. I love to use it for greeting people, it definitely adds some enthusiasm!

City breaks. As I am heading to Rome in just a couple of days, I am already thinking about our next city break. I still need to get back into my routine first but, no dream no plan and this article from Suitcase Magazine on which European cities to explore is a good starting point.

Tech backgrounds. I love to see The Every Girl’s tech backgrounds improving month after month. Really loving May’s edition so if you want to update your background on your laptop, make sure to check them out!

Leadership in the 20s. Or how companies will have to shape their culture to adapt to the high-tech era from Boston Consulting Group.

To win the ’20s, leaders will need to re-invent the enterprise as a next-generation learning organization (…). Organizations will have to allow humans to cultivate the art of reflection and avoid cognitive overload.

Healthy meals. I love to get inspired by healthy meals in the hope that I will actually cook them. I generally resort to snacking when I get home from work or putting everything I find in the fridge in a bowl and call it a salad, but with these many healthy and deliciously looking recipes, who doesn’t want to give them a try?


Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a great week!


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