Fuss Fridays: a fortnightly list of essentials


Say hello to Fuss Fridays! Inspired by Tim Ferriss, I'm sharing with you six essentials that I’ve been obsessing over (even though it's technically Saturday whoops).

Leandra Medine—founder of Man Repeller, a humorous website for serious fashion. 

“I think style is always difficult because we change, and our bodies change, and our hair changes. When those things happen, the clothing that you feel like truly defines you no longer does and you get a little lost.”

 Leandra Medine

Leandra Medine

Leandra welcomed two healthy baby girls Laura and Madeline with her husband this week, and it would be an understatement to say that I have missed her instagram stories during this period… 

The Goop Podcast’s very first episode with Oprah Winfrey. I was extremely excited for this to arrive, and it did not dissapoint. Gwyneth is a great interviewer and Oprah is an inspiration (but you probably already knew that). Her state of mind and attitude towards life, whether it's mind, body, or spirit is incredible to listen to and absorb.

One thing that deeply resonated with me is the ability to say no to situations that you don’t feel strongly about, and ‘the disease to please’.

This fortnight's section on eating is a little different... and comes from Tim Ferriss himself. If you haven't already read/listened to any of Tim's work, I would suggest starting with his podcast: The Tim Ferriss Show.

The Problem: You Don't Have Time for Breakfast
The Tool: Intermittent Fasting
The Titan: Dr. Peter Attia

Peter rarely eats breakfast and has experimented with many forms of intermittent fasting, ranging from one meal a day (i.e., 23 hours of fasting per day) to more typical 16/8 and 18/6 patterns of eating (i.e., 16 or 18 hours of fasting and only eating in an 8- or 6-hour window). Going 16 hours without eating generally provides the right balance of autophagy (cellular regeneration and healing) and anabolism (muscle building). Plus, an added benefit (if you adjust to hunger pangs) is increased mental clarity.

Molly’s GameJessica Chastain plays Molly Bloom, a self-made gambling madam who built a multi-million dollar poker empire that managed to attract a lot of unwanted attention. 

 Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain

Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain

I very much enjoyed not just the narrative behind this film, but also the general pace and direction in which it took—New York and Los Angeles are depicted in their true form rather than the Hollywood bullsh*t we see too often.

Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter and director of the film is also known for his work in The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. 

The Hard Thing About Hard Things—Ben Horowitz. Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover. The book is based on his popular blog 'Ben’s Blog'.

Liquid Chlorophyll—I know this isn't something you technically 'use' but it has become such an integral part of my morning ritual, I felt it must be mentioned. Add three teaspoons to a glass of water and you'll feel so much more energized throughout the day. Unfortunately I can't persuade many others to give it a go...

FussJessica Inci