Newsletter 8/12/18: 🍷The Best Wine Hack Ever 🍷

the best wine hack ever

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Before you uncork that bottle of wine, take a look at the label for some interesting information. Experts say to look for generic food pairing suggestions (like “This goes well with pasta!”), which could indicate that the wine is more neutral and goes with most foods. Also, check out the alcohol level. If it’s got a higher ABV, it’s a sweeter wine.  [Business Insider]

Life Hack Of The Day: Gas Edition

The little arrow on your gas gauge tells you what side of your car your tank is on.

Power Up

Studies show that stress and a poor diet are equally bad for your health. For example, while stress causes your skin to be more sensitive and reactive, eating foods with a high glycemic index (like white bread, packaged cereal and chips) can cause breakouts. [Swirled]

If you’re looking to reduce inflammation, add turmeric and black peppercorn to your diet. Turmeric has a compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and black peppercorn contains piperine, which helps keep the curcumin in your system. Basically, it’s the spice duo of the century. [Swirled]

CVS just announced that its app will offer virtual health appointments. According to the health care company, you’ll be able to use the app to connect with a board-certified Teladoc health care provider licensed in your state for minor illnesses like colds, small injuries, skin conditions and more. The service may be covered by insurance in the coming months, too. [Fast Company]

Get It Done

Take it from some brilliant authors when it comes to learning how to be a better coworker. Sylvia Lafair’s “Don’t Bring It to Work” offers insight to the fact that you and your coworkers are sometimes subconsciously bringing personal issues into the office space and offers tools to help you identify (and work well with) different personality types and challenges. [Swirled]

You know you need life insurance and health insurance, but there’s so much more you’re not considering. Jeweler’s insurance, for example, should be used if you want to protect an important piece, and freelancers and business owners might want to look into personal liability coverage because it insures any mistakes or client claims that might occur. [Swirled]

Research shows that trying too hard could have a negative impact at work. After surveying 51,895 employees, researchers found that consistently increased effort or overtime hours had no particularly positive impact on career-related outcomes and actually showed negative impacts on those outcomes and well-being. [Insider]

Savor Each Bite

Eat as many fruits and veggies as you desire with these super cool tools. You can buy a strawberry huller to take out those pesky green tops in no time, or try a multi-function veggie chopper, which could save you tons of time in the kitchen no matter what you’re cooking. [Swirled]

Vegans can have their own love affair with jerky by trying out some meatless brands. Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. hand-seasons its jerky and makes it taste like the real deal by adding textured soy, tamari and olive oil. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. [Swirled]

Pack Your Bags

Ditch that generic souvenir and get something from one of the world’s most prominent witch markets instead. Mexico City’s Mercado Sonora, for example, offers tarot cards, herbs and totems. Oh, and you can even get love potions made for you on the spot. [Swirled]

You may not have visited certain countries 10 years ago, but they’re up for grabs now. Colombia may be a place where your parents shudder to think about you going because of its history of drug conflicts and political unrest, but it’s become a hip mecca of coffee and a must-see destination, thanks to the colorful, inspiring city of Bogotá.  [Swirled]

Want to trade in that 9-to-5 gig for Hawaiian paradise for a few days? Now’s your chance! Roundtrip flights from a number of U.S. cities like NYC, Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle to destinations like Honolulu and Maui are as low as $353. Plan your vacay for the fall and winter months of this year to enjoy the best deals. [The Points Guy]

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