05/07/19 Newsletter: Even More Reasons To Burn Sage


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Burning sage is an energy-cleansing ritual with ancient roots among indigenous peoples believed to clear negative or unwanted energy from a space, a person or a group of people. Another benefit of burning sage — it’s antibacterial. Research has shown the smoke that emits from white sage can reduce the bacteria in the air by a significant 94 percent. It’s wellness for the mind, body and soul. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Watering Can Edition

Upcycle that plastic jug of milk or water by rinsing it out and poking holes in the cap. Ta-da! Instant watering can.


The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and the surrounding skin, just be sure you’re choosing wisely. The most important feature of sunglasses is that they block 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. And if you can’t find proof of it online or on the frames — find another pair. A bold pair of oversized frames will help protect an even bigger area of delicate skin. [Swirled]

Need an excuse to eat chocolate every day? The antioxidants in the dark stuff can improve your cognitive function! Want more wellness tips and health intel like this every week? Sign up for our Daily Fit by Swirled newsletter!

Career + Finance + Tech

Joy is the financial app that helps users create a healthier relationship with their money and spending habits. Getting in tune with those habits will eventually help improve your overall financial behavior (and make you feel good about it). [Swirled]

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Food + Drink

Sunchokes, a.k.a. Jerusalem artichokes are going to be your new favorite root veggie. They look like a piece of fresh ginger root but their taste is a delicious cross between a water chestnut, an artichoke and a tangy, nutty potato. They’re also a good source of iron, potassium and thiamin and like all good root vegetables, they taste amazing when roasted. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day: Pan seared rainbow trout bathed in a bacon-y, white wine lemon sauce is a must for an easy weeknight dinner. The fillets are ready in 5 minutes and the sauce — a combination of bacon, white wine, lemon, butter and chives — is ready in about 10 minutes. Serve with grilled potatoes (or perhaps sunchokes) and enjoy.  [Food 52]

A quick tip from yours truly: If it’s still a little too chilly to be grilling in your neck of the woods, go ahead and roast the potatoes in a 450-degree oven for about 20 minutes.

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


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