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#OURWOODLOT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 20

Margot Robbie Australian Psycho

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Margot Robbie's Psychotically Perfect Beauty Routine

In this wry short for Vogue, actress Margot Robbie spoofs the 2000 film American Psycho with a dead-on Patrick Bateman impression. Its satire of the daily upkeep required to maintain the best versions of ourselves hits a little too close to home. We're not sure if we should we laugh, cry, or see a good therapist :S

 Sensational Sweet and Spicy Sambols
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Sensational Sweet and Spicy Sambols

Sambol is a spicy condiment made with chili peppers and other ingredients, like sugar or coconut. Sarah Britton at My New Roots prepares a spicy Seeni Sambol of cardamom and dried curry leaves, and a sweet Pol Sambol that's heavy on the coconut. Yes, you do need to chop two pounds of onions to make these Sri Lankan dishes, but trust us—it's worth it. 

A Dreamy Tropical Treehouse

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A Dreamy Tropical Treehouse

Cool down under the canopy in the lush tropical rainforest of Fern Forest, Hawaii. This secluded bamboo treehouse boasts a hanging bed, and a gorgeous wrap-around lanai with a 360 degree view of the jungle. Head to Volcano National Park when you're ready to heat things up again—the scenic trails that cut across active volcanic craters are only ten miles away.

Photo credit: Alex Naanou

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David Isay — Listening As An Act of Love

"The soul is contained in the human voice." Founder of StoryCorps, and winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant, David Isay delves into the art of listening, and the impact of storytelling in this intimate, engrossing conversation with Krista Tippett at On Being.  


It's about celebrating the simple joys in life...like a talking chewbacca mask. Credit: Candace Payne

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The Most Fun Way To Improve Your Life

Celebration is the key to a better life. In this straight forward report, Eric Barker sums up how we can improve our relationships, work, happiness, and motivation by making time to celebrate small wins. He's not making this stuff up either: his insights are based on peer-reviewed studies from the world's leading scientists, professors, and psychiatrists. Oh and the Chewbacca mask? What can we say: Candace Payne's infectious laughter was just too good to keep to ourselves.


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Friends of Woodlot: Nassi Soofi of The Wild Bunch

We talked local, sustainable flowers with the beautiful Nassi Soofi of The Wild Bunch.

WHAT'S UP NEXT WEEK?
Deanna Weiss shares 7 Natural Beauty Routines Your Mom Got Right




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