6/11/19 Newsletter: Your Body Can Predict The Weather
Our bodies can predict changes with the slightest sensory cues. Did you know that the human body can actually sense when change is afoot, like when a thunderstorm is about to blow through? It’s true. If you’ve ever been lying beachside and detect the heavy metallic smell of rain, you intuitively know that your relaxing day in the sun is going to be disrupted. Pretty amazing, huh? [Swirled]
Life Hack Of The Day: Flyaway Hair Edition
Spray an unused toothbrush with a spritz of hairspray and brush down your flyaways. For a super sleek pony, you can smooth them back into your hairline. This hack prevents your mane from appearing crunchy but keeps those baby hairs brushed away.
For natural sunburn relief, try out one of these relieving treatments and forgo the peeling. Pour dry crushed oatmeal into your bath, or opt for a cold compress of tea bags to reduce redness and rehydrate inflamed skin. Better yet, remember to reapply sunscreen every hour to avoid that pesky burn in the first place. [Swirled]
Career + Finance + Tech
Stop your compulsive scrolling with grayscale mode, which makes even the most vibrant Instagram posts feel yawn-worthy. Activating this display feature is super simple. If you have an iPhone, open your Settings app, select General, select Accessibility, select Display Accommodations, select Color Filters, toggle on Color Filters and select Grayscale. If you have an Android device, the process will depend on your particular model, but it’s usually accessed via the Accessibility menu. Make the switch and watch your productivity soar! [Swirled]
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Causebox: If you love homemade accessories, skincare products, homewares, jewelry and more, you’ll love Causebox. The subscription box service offers hand-curated products from companies that give back and each item comes with its own origins story. Causebox serves different charities to help them raise funds, reach more people and tell their stories of empowerment and impact.
Food + Drink
There are tons of reasons to love plants — they can help reduce stress, remove impurities from the air and they also make up a ton of what we eat. There are countless weeds, wildflowers and even cactuses that are pretty tasty if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous in your diet. Try sprigs of Creeping Charlie in an omelet, a tall glass of Hibiscus tea or a salad sprinkled with pansies. [The Daily Meal]
Recipe Of The Day: Skip the takeout this week and cook some savory scallion pancakes from home with only five ingredients: flour, water, sesame oil, salt and scallions. Start by combining the flour, salt and warm water. Mix the dough gently until you get a smooth ball, then cover and let it rest for 20 minutes as you slice up the scallions. Divide the dough into four equal sections and roll the scallions into the dough until they’re evenly dispersed, folding the dough onto itself to achieve the flaky layers. Coat with sesame oil and fry until golden brown. The pancakes are best eaten warm. [Swirled]
A quick tip from yours truly: Scallion pancakes get their signature flaky texture because they are made of laminated dough. This is just a fancy way to say that layers of dough are separated by thin layers of fat, similar to the process of making croissants.
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At the Soneva Jani bungalow resort in the Maldives, you can dip your toes into the picturesque aqua ocean from your back porch. A winding wooden pathway stretches over the water, private pools and unique bungalow rooftops dotting each side. With an indulgent stocked mini bar, complimentary butler services and three gourmet dining spots, this lavish destination is a bucket list spot that might just be worth the hefty 4-figure a night cost. [Swirled]
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