1. This is a pretty great post on Reddit: Finally started exercising regularly and I’m pissed off that it actually works.


2. Peak Paris Review: A conversation with friends about perfume, one of them an English professor who “specializes in aesthetics and affect theory in a Marxist context.” It hit a lot of what I think about with perfume, though:

“Who said that fashion was armor? Perfume can be a kind of invisible armor, too.”

“I like how wearing perfume extends your personal space. When you encounter dangerous animals in nature, you’re often supposed to make yourself bigger. And perfume lets you spread out and become bigger.”

tl;dr: take up space and smell good. And you can still enjoy luxury even if you have Marxist leanings. Bread and roses.


3. Yes: