Newsletter 8/6/18: Best Day To Take Off Work

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Take The Day

Need a serious mental boost? Take off on a Wednesday. If Monday through Friday is your normal work schedule, research shows that enjoying a personal day in the middle of the week (Wednesday) is the perfect way to take a break from the structure. [Quartz]

Life Hack Of The Day: Permanent Marker Edition

Need to get permanent marker off your body? Use a highlighter to help it come off faster.

Power Up

A Diet Upgrade

If you’re looking to add some antioxidants into your life, eat foods with lycopene. The powerful nutrient, which could help your body fend off heart disease and even certain cancers, is in tons of fruits and veggies like watermelon, grapefruit and asparagus. Eat up! [Swirled]

Lonely, I’m So Lonely

Being consistently lonely can impact your social skills a lot more than you think, according to research. Chronic loneliness could impact your ability to feel empathy, making you more self-absorbed and generally selfish. Our advice? Call up your friends ASAP! [Swirled]

Eating Through Our Problems

Ever wondered why you turn to food every time you’re stressed? Science tells all. Researchers explain that the hormone cortisol rises with stress, making you more hungry, and that food acts as a distracting buffer between you and the problems you’re facing. How do you exit the cycle? Try guided meditation or calling a friend the next time things get tough. [Time]

Get It Done

Raise The Bar

Some jobs have more opportunity than others for big pay increases. According to research, veterinarians saw a 37.2 percent increase in pay between 2016 and 2017, while producers and directors received, on average, 28.03 percent more pay that same year. [Swirled]

Work Like Google

If you want to have an awesome workplace culture, just look at three things Google does well. The mega-company claims to never be a conventional company, meaning they’re willing to experiment, and it builds a close-knit group of ecstatic employees whose visions align with Google’s. Also, no matter how big, the company works as one unified team. [Entrepreneur]

Savor Each Bite

Wine About It

Forget that rosé — tomato wine is where it’s at. Yep, you read that correctly. Canadian wine producer Omerto makes its vino from heirloom tomatoes, and the final product is a wonderful blend of sweet, acidic, bitter and savory. Plus, it packs a higher ABV of 16 percent. [Swirled]

I Want Candy

Snickers fans, how much do you know about the candy bar beyond the fact that it’s delicious? Each regular-sized bar contains 16 peanuts, and more than 15 million bars are made daily. Also, Snickers are the best-selling candy in the world. [Swirled]

Recipe of the Day

Making chocolate pie has never been easier, and customizing it is just as simple. Starting with an easy base mixture of chocolate and heavy cream, you can personalize your pie in a number of ways — mixing in mashed raspberries, adding in cinnamon and cayenne to make a Mexican version or trying caramel and coffee grounds for a latte vibe.  [Swirled]

Pack Your Bags

Flying High

Not sure if TSA Pre-Check or Global Entry is right for you? We got you covered. While the TSA Pre-Check allows you to go through security faster for flights departing in the U.S., those with Global Entry get expedited processing at U.S. border patrol, as well as TSA Pre-Check. [Swirled]

Oui Oui, It’s Paris

In case you were wondering, it is possible to spend under $100 a day in Paris. Find a well-priced hostel for $30 to $40 a night, check out the cafes and boulangeries for around $15 to $25 per day and buy joint museum tickets for around $20. Voilà! [Swirled]

Will Travel For More $$$

There are a number of travel jobs that will pay you more than  $100,000 to see the world. Travel publicists, for example, make around $116,000 per year, and the pay increases the longer you stay, as is the case with most jobs. [CNBC]

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