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What's got my attention this week

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Michelle Obama may have given up on her arms, but she looks 🔥🔥🔥 to me on her US book tour

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Michelle Obama on self-doubt (Opens in a new window), ageing, menopause and why she can't be bothered to maintain "Michelle Obama arms".
The gamification of life (Opens in a new window) is a bit of a problem.
• LA appoints its first female mayor (Opens in a new window) – Karen Bass.
• Forget hygge, it's all about kurashi (Opens in a new window).
Is fashion going backwards (Opens in a new window) when it comes to body diversity? (The question should probably be, did it ever go forwards...?)
• Ageing is a fact of life (if we're lucky), not a trend (Opens in a new window). Well said, Poorna Bell.
• A few of my favourite pieces about the auction of Joan Didion's possessions, for fellow Didion fan-girls: style was the essence (Opens in a new window) of Joan Didion; I went to see Joan Didion's things (Opens in a new window) and it changed me forever (not me, the writer); Christine Barbereich also went and took some nicely voyeuristic pictures (Opens in a new window). And, if you missed yesterday's newsletter, here's me on trying to pack à la Didion (Opens in a new window).

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