7/8/19 Newsletter: The Best Time To Start Yoga

Believe it or not, the summer months are the best time of the year to dive into the world of yoga. The days are longer and you have more time to step away from your desk — hey, Summer Fridays. Another benefit of taking up yoga now is that you’ll be exposed to a new world of possibilities for yourself. You’ll be able to paddleboard, kayak, swim, hike and bike with confidence because your body will better support you each step of the way. Go and get your OM on. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Spice Edition

Keep your spice collection at its best. Be sure to store the jars and containers away from any heat and humidity because the pair can cause the spices to lose flavor more quickly, and no one likes bland spices.


We ask a lot of our bodies and if you end up injured, you want to treat the problem head-on without issue. For most sports injuries like joint twists and muscle strains immediately apply ice to relieve that rush of swelling, inflammation and pain, but only keep it on for 10-15 minutes and not longer than 20. Heat is best applied to alleviate joint or muscle stiffness. Tap through to find out even more about cold and heat therapy. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

Before you jump into a side hustle, take a minute to consider a few things like your financial needs and skill set. Is your side hustle going to be an ongoing job or a temporary situation? Is this side hustle a stepping stone towards the path you “really” want or is it just a break from the ordinary? Once you have worked through these questions, you’ll have a clearer understanding of what you want to gain from your side hustle and where it can take you. [CNBC]   

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Food + Drink

Ah, the beach. Perfect until your crunching on some sand with your sandwich. From a simple Israeli salad that’ll hold up all day to yogurt cups that double as ice packs, we’ve got a beach-ready menu you’ll love so you can spend more time having fun and less time shooing away seagulls. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day: Kick up your Meatless Monday with some jackfruit recipes. With the right seasonings, jackfruit can become just about anything you want it to be — check out these jackfruit “crab” cakes. Jackfruit is seasoned with vegan mayo, mustard, capers, lemon juice and gets a kick from cayenne pepper. Coat them in breadcrumbs and sear for 4-5 minutes per side, then finish cooking in a 350-degree oven for an additional 10 minutes. Serve the cakes on a bed of mixed greens with a vegan tartar sauce on the side — combine vegan mayo, capers, red onion, lemon and Dijon. Click through for more jackfruit recipes. [Swirled]

A quick tip from yours truly: If you’ve never heard of jackfruit, it’s pretty amazing. The tree-born tropical fruit has a mild flavor that works well with a variety of seasonings and it has the perfect stringy consistency making it an excellent substitute for pulled pork, shredded chicken or beef brisket. It’s packed with a ton of nutrients, including dietary fiber and vitamin C.

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Red-eye flights can be budget-friendly but also super early. Make them more tolerable with a few tips. Wear comfy clothes, like athleisure so you can be cozy but still chic while at the airport. Consider bringing along some melatonin or download a great podcast to help you drift off to dreamland. Tap through for more tips. [Swirled]

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