6/25/19 Newsletter: Must-Try Smoothie Recipes

Summer is here, which means the produce section is bursting with juicy fruits and fresh veggies. Head to your local farmers market and pick up the freshest produce that begs you to whip up an epic smoothie with varieties like grilled peaches or blueberries. They’ll give you a tasty and healthy treat no matter where you’re spending your sun-filled days. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Great Hair Edition

Before you tuck in for the night, gently twist or braid your hair and tie it off with a scrunchie. Not only will this prevent your locks from tangling and breaking, but it will also give you gentle waves and allow you to set down the styling tools. Hello, silky mane, goodbye bedhead.


Yes, it’s possible to get (and stay) fit when you’re super busy and work odd hours. First things first, ditch the gym. An outdoor run allows you the ultimate time flexibility, helps you soak up some vitamin D (don’t forget your SPF!) and can even improve your sleep quality once your shift ends. Another option: Sneak in a 20-minute, at-home HIIT workout whenever makes the most sense for your schedule. You don’t have to sweat for hours to stay on track! [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

Vampire energy, otherwise known as standby power, collectively costs Americans roughly $19 billion every year. By learning which rooms use the most vampire energy, or standby power (which is used when tech and appliances are left in idle or sleep mode), you can reduce your power bill each month. [Swirled]

Editors’ Picks:

Vitamin World: Do you often wake up feeling lethargic after a long night’s rest? Are your nails and hair looking brittle? You may be lacking certain nutrients in your diet that are essential for your body to function optimally. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, for example, vitamin B12, calcium, iron and zinc are just some of the key nutrients that you’re prone to be deficient in. Although you might not want to completely reverse your diet, you can still get the nutrients you need by taking a daily supplement. Vitamin World wants you to live your best summer yet and that’s why they’re offering you 75 percent off on select wellness items* so you can replenish your body with the vitamins and minerals it’s lacking. Claim your Vitamin World offer today and regain the energy that you need to, er…, relax on the beach. * This offer is valid online only from now until Thursday, June 27, 2019. No code necessary.

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Food + Drink

You can find everything on YouTube including a plethora of great cooking channels. If you’re tired of scrolling through lengthy recipes with complicated steps, check out some of our faves. If you’re a novice cook, check out Simply Cooking Channel. For those who want to create a homey, Italian meal ‘Laura in the Kitchen’ is one of our faves and once you’re ready to step up your cooking game try out some recipes from Bon Appétit. Tap through for the full list of our go-to channels. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day: Fire up your grill and make a crowd-pleasing rack of tender baby back ribs guaranteed to make any mouth water. Begin by removing the membrane (the thin skin the runs along the back of the ribs) from two racks of baby back ribs. Rise and pat dry. Coat the ribs in a dry rub made from raw sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, granulated garlic and onion and cayenne. Transfer the ribs to an outdoor grill and cook indirect at 300-degrees for two hours. Remove the ribs, place on two sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil and coat with apricot preserves, brown sugar and add a splash of apricot nectar to keep the ribs moist. Return the foil packets to the grill for another 45 minutes, then unwrap and grill directly until they are golden brown. Trust us, these ribs are worth it. [Swirled]

A quick tip from yours truly: Your ribs are fully cooked when you can slide a toothpick in and out with little resistance. If they aren’t done, toss them back on the grill for a few minutes.

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


Meow Wolf Funhouse is a funky take on the childhood classic, complete with astral projection rooms and teleportation stations. This bizarre spot, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico (and coming to Las Vegas and Denver), is 20,000 square feet of pure craziness and ideal for every thrill-seeker and art addict. [Swirled]

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