When matcha started popping up on everyone’s Insta feed a few years back, some were skeptical it would stick around. But the fragrant green powder, which is made from ground green tea leaves, isn’t going anywhere. You can still find it on the menus of trendy coffee shops and chains, and it’s certainly available for purchase online. But don’t think it stops with matcha lattes. The fresh, earthy powder can be added to breakfast bowls, smoothies, iced drinks, or even savory meals like spaghetti, and adds an instant caffeine boost to your meal (answering our midday prayers <3). Time to jump on the matcha bandwagon, friends.
We’re working to get to the place where the little voice in our head is our personal cheerleader, not the one who picks out all of our flaws. But in the meantime, there are plenty of people you can follow on Instagram for a daily reminder that you (and your body) rock.
We’ve seen dozens of these messages before, but this self-love manifesto from eating disorder survivor @kellyufit stands out from the pack. It’s the kind of thing you should screenshot for the next time negative thoughts about your appearance start creeping in.
Go ahead, give it a read, and maybe try saying it to yourself in the mirror once in a while:
You may think Taylor Swift and her kick-ass female friends are the definition of #squadgoals, but we think the Sirens Women’s Motorcycle Club has them beat. The biker gang delivers pasteurized breast milk from The New York Milk Bank for premature babies whose mothers have trouble breast-feeding. (Studies have shown premature infants develop faster when given breast milk than formula.) The bikers can weave through crazy Manhattan traffic faster than delivery trucks, so preemies can get breast milk fast when they need it.
The New York Post interviewed some of the badass bikers in this inspiring video. Check it out: