05/19/19 Newsletter: Yes, You Can Say No


We’ve all been there — feeling overworked, overstimulated, overwhelmed and in serious need of some personal space. And yet, there is the feeling of guilt that causes us to continue opting into all of the things happening around us, even if we just want to say “no” and chill out by ourselves. You know how it goes, “I can’t miss Sunday brunch with the girls… I promised that old friend of mine we’d meet up for happy hour after work on Wednesday… I really want to stay in this Friday but my partner planned a big bar night for our crew…” we get it. But listen up: You’re entitled to your own choices — even if that means telling people that you’ll have to join them next time and you should never feel guilty for taking care of yourself. Here’s how to grow more confident in putting yourself before others. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Cutting Board Edition

If your cutting board is constantly slipping all over the place, try this handy hack. Lay a wet paper towel underneath the board, the grip will keep it solidly in place.


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and according to the CDC, reported cases have been increasing steadily over the past 25 years. Preparedness is key, so arm yourself against the disease with a few tips: be aware of where the ticks are (hint: they’re not just in the woods), cover yourself with light-colored clothing and invest in a strong, eco-friendly repellent. Read through for more tips on preventing Lyme Disease. [mindbodygreen]

Career + Finance + Tech

Whether they end up in your desk drawer or flood a pocket in your purse, business cards can be tough to manage. So when we heard about the CamCard app, we just had to try it out. No more old-fashioned Rolodex — CamCard helps you keep all of your contacts in your phone so you can find the right person at the right time. The basic version is free and you can scan up to 500 cards, a premium version is also available. Read through to learn more about CamCard. [Swirled]

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5 Keys To The Best Home Gym: When curating a home gym, we keep it simple by choosing hand weights, resistance bands, a stability ball, a workout bench and a yoga mat. Each of these items take up very little space in your home and all of them come in handy for efficient, total-body workouts. So what are you waiting for? Stock up and get to sweating!

Food + Drink

A toaster oven (not the two-slot toaster) can be used for so much more than toast or heating up leftover pizza — we’re talking about real meals. How about cheesy quesadillas or a frittata for two. Don’t want to heat up the entire oven if you’re craving a piece of broiled salmon? It comes out amazing and faster using the toaster oven method. [Swirled]

Recipe of the Day: The classic combo of rhubarb and strawberries make an incredible dessert with minimal fuss. Macerate (add sugar and let sit) the rhubarb and strawberries in separate bowls until the juices release. Drain and transfer the rhubarb to the strawberry bowl and add cornstarch, lemon juice and vanilla. Discard the rhubarb juice. Sprinkle the topping — a mix of flour, oatmeal, sugar and butter — on top and bake the whole thing in the oven for about an hour. Best when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. [Food & Wine]

A tip from yours truly: Do not eat the leaves of rhubarb — they’re poisonous. Only the stalks, the part that looks like red celery, are edible.

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


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