Newsletter 5/12/18: This App Slashes Your Phone Bill

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Life Hack Of The Day: Tech Edition

Stolen camera? Go to, upload an old photo from your camera and the website will identify any photos taken by a camera with the same serial number.

Up Your Health Game

Let Them Eat Meat

If your heart desires brisket, burgers and bacon on the regular, we have good news: you can eat meat daily without compromising your health. Just pick options that are high in protein and low in saturated fat, and don’t discount the healthy fats that come with a quality fish filet. Opt for grilling over frying, limit yourself to 6 ounces of meat per day and you’ll be in the clear. [Swirled]

Gimme (More Than) Five

If you strictly adhere to the 5-second rule when you drop a piece of food on the floor, it’s time to loosen up a little. Research suggests that “rigid” foods like sandwiches, chips and dry toast probably won’t pick up any bacteria for 30 minutes. [Swirled]

We’ve Got The Blues

These are trying times, friends. According to a new report from health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield, clinical depression diagnoses have increased by 33 percent since 2013, and the rise is especially dramatic among younger folks. [TIME]

Live Like A Boss

Spam Be Damned

Sick of screening all of those annoying spam callers? Do yourself a favor and add your phone number to the National Do Not Call Registry. It’ll save you from a lot of unwanted solicitations and, after being on the list for 31 days, you can report any calls you receive directly to the FTC. Take that, spammers. [Swirled]

Hellooo, Savings Account!

Want to live your best life and save some serious cash? Join the club… and consider moving to a place like Kansas City, Cincinnati or Memphis. According to a report from, these cities are the best places to live when saving money for that emergency fund is your top priority. [Business Insider]

Hold The Phone

Sick of that sky-high phone bill? It’s time to look into Visible, a startup that Verizon quietly launched earlier this year. The provider offers unlimited data, minutes and messaging all for just $40 per month. Signing up is as simple as downloading the app and registering. The only catch? The service is still invite-only. BRB… Looking for a new best friend on the inside! [TechCrunch]

Savor Each Bite

Chip, Chip, Hooray!

Let’s be real — fruits and veggies just taste better in chip form. And you can easily make a bunch of them yourself, which will save you a ton of money. Kale, radish, banana and pear chips are some of our faves to prep when we have a little weekend time to spare. [Swirled]

I Scream, You Scream…

All about the adventure when it comes to your dessert flavor palate? Us, too. That’s why we’re dying to try the merlot ice cream from Bobtail Ice Cream in Illinois and the basil avocado combo at SoBou in Louisiana. Vanilla doesn’t stand a chance against these guys and other wild flavors out there. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day

If your weekend dinner isn’t full of carbs and cheese, you’re just not living. This creamy spinach tortellini gives your taste buds what they want while sneaking in some veggies at the same time. [Cooktoria]

Pack Your Bags

Don’t Look Down

If you’re looking for a thrill, it’s time to walk along the world’s largest glass bridge. Located above a gorge in Mount Langya in Hebei, China, the bridge sits 1,476 feet in the air and leads to a circular observation platform, which is also made of glass. Needless to say, the views are stunning. [Swirled]

Neverland, Here We Come!

It turns out that Neverland isn’t so fictional after all — J.M. Barrie’s inspiration for Peter Pan came from the Turneffe Atoll off the beautiful coast of Belize. And if you and your partner’s names are Peter and Wendy, you could score a free, five-day vacay in the place where time is never planned. [Swirled]

We See You, Santiago

Craving some South American history and epic views to match? Roundtrip flights from LA to Santiago, Chile are just $753 when you fly Latam Airlines between July 7 and July 20. Time to book that summer vacay! [LA Times]

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