“Many folks not drinking don’t see themselves as addicted — they’re abstaining for other reasons. And a cottage industry of sobriety gurus has arrived with books, workshops and online courses on offer. Is this just wellness culture in overdrive? Or is the U.S. starting to change its relationship with booze?” Elemental: What’s Behind the Elective-Sobriety Trend?

+ Vice: Meet the Woman Getting Paid Up to $1,000 a Month to Smoke Weed. (This is probably an appropriate spot for me to thank my amazing sponsors at Mozilla for their unwavering support!)

+ WaPo: She went to the hospital for an infection. Doctors found four bees living in her eye, eating her tears. (Like every other internet enabled hypochondriac in the world, I’m now pretty sure I have this.)