9/16/18 Newsletter: Amazon CEO’s Success Tricks

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If you weren’t aware, Jeff Bezos is a badass. The Amazon CEO sat down for an interview last week with David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, at the Economic Club in Washington D.C. to give his best success secrets.

During the 70-minute chat, Bezos gave some serious inspo and tips for how to succeed in business. He prioritizes eight hours of sleep, eats breakfast with his family every day, always trusts his intuition and more. No wonder so many of us want to be like Bezos — he seems to have it all figured out. #Goals

Bezos also announced his plans for donating $2 billion. The money will go toward non-profits that are working to end homelessness, plus building and operating a network of free preschools in low-income areas. He also put an end to the constant wondering of when the location of Amazon’s second headquarters will be announced — it’ll be by the end of the year folks, so hang tight. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Envelope Edition

Sealed an envelope prematurely and need to get back in there? Stick the envelope in the freezer and then use a letter opener to open it without ripping it.


Nestlé wants to engineer a personalized diet for you by using your DNA. The transnational company is piloting a wellness service in Japan that basically combines a meal kit service and a 23AndMe test to provide patrons with lifestyle change recommendations and specially formulated supplements. All you need to do is send in some DNA samples. [GrubStreet]

Did You Know? Wearing socks to bed could help you sleep better. The National Sleep Foundation says that wearing socks dilates your blood vessels and distributes that feeling of warmth throughout your body, naturally signaling to your brain that it’s time for sleep. [Swirled]

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Career + Finance

Quote Of The Day: “The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost [Swirled]

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Food + Drink

Plant-based meat sales are spiking and it’s a step towards a healthier country. New data shows that plant-based meat sales have increased by 23 percent this past year, with Beyond Meat leading the industry. It looks like consumers are finally getting comfortable with the idea of a plant-based patty. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day: Sometimes all you need is a 5-ingredient spicy avocado recipe to conquer the day. With a whole avocado, red pepper flakes, olive oil, lemon juice and freshly cracked black pepper, you can satisfy those greasy breakfast sandwich cravings without any of the bad stuff. [Swirled]

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If you dream in color, you have to visit some of Japan’s most beautifully hued destinations. Nature lovers, visit the Noto Peninsula, which boasts lush greenery surrounded by the bright blue seaside. And prepare to be wowed when you visit the Waterfall Nachi, the tallest waterfall in Japan that cascades gracefully behind the vivid orange Nachi Taisha Shinto shrine. [Swirled]

Deal Of The Day: You can stay in a gorgeous Greek windmill Airbnb for just $165 a night. Located on Ano Syros, which is close to Mykonos, the Airbnb includes lodging for two, complimentary breakfast, parking and views to die for. You’ll be living the ultimate Greek vacay dream. [Swirled]

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