05/26/19 Newsletter: A Bath Can Burn Calories

surprising benefits of baths

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You may want to sit down for this — or better yet, take a soak in your tub. Studies have shown that the calories you burn after a bath are the same as a 30-minute walk. Though cycling burned more calories than a hot bath, researchers found a relaxing tub session still burned around 130 calories, which is what you would burn after walking for 30 minutes. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Stinky Shoes Edition

Throw a dryer sheet into your tennis shoes when sweat accumulates and make you cringe. The sheet absorbs odor and gives a fresh scent that can cover any leftover smelly sniffs.


It turns out most Americans are lacking in magnesium, a key factor in blood pressure regulation. Popping a multivitamin may only get you one-third of your daily requirement, but 8 ounces of dark chocolate will give you the full 310 milligrams women need each day. Yum. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

When you need a little inspo, or help to figure out your path in life, what better place to look than Disney? There are plenty of characters whose advice could help you with everything from battling troubles to acting with kindness. We’ve rounded up some solid tips you can implement at work, starting right now, including one from Eeyore, my personal favorite. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” — Eeyore, “Winnie the Pooh” [Swirled]

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Food + Drink

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … cereal?! The iconic Drumstick ice cream cones we absolutely adore are now available in cereal form. The dreamy ice cream-inspired cereal — in classic vanilla or mint chocolate — is hitting shelves and popping up in IG feeds already. We can’t wait to try it. [Popsugar]

Recipe of the Day: Just in case you need another excuse to eat avocado, here’s an herby, citrusy salad to try. Layer slices of buttery avocado and top with chopped radishes, herbs, jalapeño and a honey-lime dressing. It’s just the thing to kick off summer. [Cookies and Kate]

A tip from yours truly: Here’s a quick avocado refresher course. If you’re slicing an avocado, firmer Florida ones tend to hold up better, but Haas (the wrinkly black ones) have a creamier, richer flavor and are best for guac or avocado toast.

Do you have a kitchen tip to share? Let us know: [email protected].


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