With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new “Weekend Reads” tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business. 

The following are top reads and trending topics on GC4W news:

1. Why Nostalgia Deserves a Spot in Your Self-Care Routine

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In her extensive work around nostalgia, writer and professor Svetlana Boym coined two types of nostalgia: “restorative” nostalgia and “reflective” nostalgia. Boym deems restorative nostalgia as the kind of longing for a past that you act upon, and hope to bring back into the future. It’s the kind nostalgia that’s present in pretty much every Drake lyric, when he mentions calling an ex-lover. Reflective nostalgia, on the other hand, focuses just on the emotions evoked from drifting down memory lane, with no need to recreate the actual experience. Just the fact that a memory or experience existed is enough to satisfy.

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2. How This Custom-Fit Clothing Brand Celebrates All Body Sizes

Meghan Litchfield, founder and CEO of RedThread, is not only assisting in the sustainable fashion movement but is also addressing the issue of body shaming. As a custom-fit clothing company, it uses its patent-pending process that combines mobile scanning measurement technology with the traditional art of tailoring. As a result, less fabric is used, and women don’t worry about what size they are wearing—they are wearing their perfect size. 

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3. Economist Janet Yellen Gives Pertinent Career Advice

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For a woman, just staying in the job is an extraordinary accomplishment. Achieving superstar status? Almost unheard of. But Janet Yellen managed it. And as I was writing my book, “Machiavelli For Women,” and thinking about women and work and how to navigate some of the difficulties that come up for marginalized workers, my mind kept going to Yellen.

How had she done it? Janet Yellen’s resume is stunning: She headed the team of economic advisers to President Bill Clinton, was the first female chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve and, most recently, became the first female secretary of the treasury.

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4. 30 Easy Ways To Decrease Your Carbon Footprint As A Family

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Did you know that according to the EPA, the average 4-person household produces 83,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year? That’s 20,750 pounds per person! And while numbers like that can make the problem seem insurmountable, it’s been proven that small, sustained lifestyle changes made by a large enough group of people can make a difference. Thankfully, more people than ever are getting on board with efforts to curb their energy usage and produce less waste. Eco-expert Friday Apaliski started Sustainability Concierge to help people boost their green habits in tailored, approachable ways, and she says recently interest has spiked to the highest levels she’s seen, especially amongst parents. “I don’t know a single parent who doesn’t want to be part of the climate solution. But it can be really confusing and time consuming, and hard to know where to start.” Below, Friday shares 30 digestible and straight forward tips to decrease your carbon footprint as a family.

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