05/16/19 Newsletter: Crying Is Good For You
Let it all out — there’s nothing wrong with a “good” cry. In fact, it’s therapeutic, healing and cleansing our mind and bodies. When we have an emotion-based cry, we are ridding the body of chemicals that are proven to raise our cortisol levels, that pesky stress hormone that leaves us feeling miserable. One study even found that crying releases a particular endorphin that helps reduce our sensitivity to physical pain. But crying does so much more, tears contain antibodies that fight pathogenic microbes strong enough to protect against anthrax. Go ahead and shed a few tears, you’ll feel better in no time. [Swirled]
Life Hack Of The Day: Broken Glass Edition
Dropping a glass is a bummer, but stepping on a piece of glass days later is the worst. Shine a flashlight over the area to be sure you’ve caught everything and use a wet paper towel to catch even the tiniest shards.
Too much caffeine? We’ve been there. But have no fear, there are a few ways to counteract that extra cup of coffee that’s pushing us over the edge. First thing — take a deep breath. By regulating your breathing you’ll feel more in control which will make a world of difference. Another great idea is to increase your water intake to flush the stimulating caffeine out of your body faster. Tap through for more tips. [Swirled]
Career + Finance + Tech
Dust off your resume — summer is the best time to ask for a promotion. The summer is quieter, meaning your boss has more time to pay attention to all that hard work you’ve been doing. Being a newer employee will also work in your favor. A 2018 report from Visier found that someone in their third year at a company had the greatest chance of receiving a promotion. [Swirled]
Food + Drink
*Recipe of the Day: Make tonight pasta night with a quick and easy veggie pasta. Sauté onions and garlic in Bragg’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil until translucent. Add a mix of chopped zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms or whatever quick-cooking veggie you like and a can of Organico Bello Whole Peeled Tomatoes (just crush them with your hands) and continue cooking until hot and bubbly. Season with Evolution Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and red pepper for an extra kick of heat. While the sauce is cooking, prepare a box of Chickapea chickpea pasta shells. Once the shells are cooked, add them to the sauce and toss to combine. Top with a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Frontier Natural Products Coop Nutritional Yeast Flakes if you want to keep it vegan.
A tip from yours truly: I love the way the Chickapea shells hold sauce, but you can swap them for Chickapea pasta spirals, too. Make extra and pack a lunch for tomorrow in the Fit And Fresh Lunch Set With Removable Ice Pack.
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The Statue of Liberty Museum — New York’s newest museum — opens today. Admission is free with a ticket to Liberty & Ellis Islands and is an immersive look at Lady Liberty and how she became a symbol of liberty and freedom. If you can’t visit right now, Apple has created an app with augmented reality experiences so you can see NYC through the Statue’s eyes from 1886 to today. [Travel + Leisure]
Just because your puppy’s chasing your cat doesn’t mean that they don’t get along. It’s a dog’s instinct to chase rapidly moving objects – no hard feelings! Need more dogs in your life? Sign up for our Friday Fluff newsletter for adorable dog photos that’ll brighten up your day!
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