8 Things of Note

A few of our favorite links from around the web this week.
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Happy end-of-December, Clementines! As 2015 draws to a close, we want to thank you for accompanying us on this journey to bring you daily inspiration and joy. May all your days be merry and bright. And as always, a few conversations from around the web we found particularly noteworthy—happy reading!

A guide to clean, nontoxic beauty.

31 lovely and profound passages in literature. "The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart," Antoine de Saint-Exupery in The Little Prince.

A must watch brilliant rendering comparing making tea to consenting to sex. (Trust us on this one.)

10 Christmas cookie recipes with healthy, delicious ingredients.

Science is proving what we've always known intuitively: nature does good things to the human brain.

‘‘Hearing someone speak really personally, and having that affirm your experience as a sexual person, or as a sick person, or just as a person trying to get through daily life, is really valuable.” Terry Gross, NPR’s “Fresh Air” host of 40 years, discusses the art of opening up.

10 new holiday etiquette rules you should know. 

In a scary world, why insecurity is our friend: "We’ve spent so many years working on eliminating tension or avoiding it to no avail that maybe it’s time we switched gears and actually began learning to love the tension, leaning into it on the very edge of our seats."

p.s. In case you need a reminder of all there is to be thankful for this year.