7/3/19 Newsletter: Do You Have Social Jet Lag?

If your daily schedule and circadian rhythm aren’t in sync, you could be suffering from “social jet lag.” Under social jet lag, our hours of peak alertness conflict with the social impositions of morning meetings, late-night networking and other work demands scheduled outside of our control. And when your peak alert hours don’t align with your work demands, your career can pay the price. Try working with your employer to create the optimal schedule so you can always be at the top of your game. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Plastic Bag Free Edition

It’s International Plastic Bag Free Day so if you haven’t gotten on the reusable bag train, today’s the day. And if you do have a ton of plastic bags lying around, why not turn them into something sustainable like a sturdy, woven basket? Check out the full details. [Instructables]


Organic rosehip oil could be the secret to hydrated skin every morning. Many essential oils contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds that can help give you the fresh skin you’ve been longing for. Apply it to your face and the delicate skin around your eyes before sleep every night to wake up brighter than ever. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

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Food + Drink

For an Insta-worthy food pic that will have all your friends asking for the recipe — follow a few easy steps. Cluster ingredients together so they look appealing and inviting, not a mess. Slice the food in an interesting pattern to create interest and use a neutral background so it doesn’t compete with the main focus — the food. Read on for even more food styling ideas. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day: We love a themed dessert and what better way to celebrate the 4th than with a red, white and blue cake? Start with your favorite white cake recipe and bake according to the instructions in a 9×13 pan. Let cool for 15 minutes — this is where the fun begins. Poke holes all over the cake using a chopstick or the end of a spoon. Prepare a package of red Jell-O (but using less water) and pour it into every other hole. Repeat the process with blue Jell-O and pour into the remaining holes. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. When you’re ready, adorn the top with whipped cream, blueberries and sliced strawberries designed in a flag pattern. [Spend With Pennies]

A quick tip from yours truly: For more last-minute 4th of July ideas, check out our party guide. [Swirled]

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


Traveling solo is definitely an adventure and can help push you out of your comfort zone in a seriously empowering way. Just remember a few things. Avoid the urge to set yourself to a strict schedule; instead, go with the flow. This doesn’t mean being unprepared — be sure to research and get background on your destination beforehand, but traveling alone gives you unique flexibility to do whatever your heart desires. Solo traveling can also spark some serious joy and inspo. [Swirled]

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