Scientists Agree: The 5-Second Rule Isn't What You Think

Kelsey Clark

Happy Wednesday! Welcome back to our Take 5 column, where we invite you to take a hump-day break with the week’s most revitalizing lifestyle stories. Ready for a breather?

Take 1: If you've always lived by the 5-second rule…

We have some bad news for you. Scientists from Rutgers University recently tested this theory, and as it turns out, bacteria does not wait five seconds before attacking your food; in fact, it takes less than one second for bacteria to sink their teeth into whatever you are were eating. Yikes.

Take 2: If your end-of-summer goal is to get celebrity-fit…

Keep in mind that it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. Our friends over at Well+Good broke down exactly how much it costs to live like a healthy celebrity, and unsurprisingly, it’s not cheap. Here’s your chance to read up on what it costs to get fit like the stars, from Shay Mitchell to Karlie Kloss.

Take 3: If you're in need of a good laugh this hump day…

Chrissy Teigen’s sarcastic NYFW Snapchats are the best thing you’ll see all day. The model and mom to baby Luna posted a series of videos, aptly titled “All Things New York Fashion Week,” and like everything Teigen does, they are hilarious. Watch the full story

Take 4: If your IKEA obsession is never satisfied…

PopSugar recently made the pilgrimage to the IKEA global headquarters in the Netherlands, and the site graciously dished on the play-by-play. Read on for the fun, shocking, and interesting facts about your favorite affordable furnishings brand.

Take 5: If the seasonal change is messing with your sleep schedule…

Our friends over at MindBodyGreen understand your struggle, and they want to help you rearrange your room to get the best night’s sleep of your life. From the position of your bed to the accessories on your nightstand, the website has the scoop on creating the ultimate sleep haven.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

Catch a ride with the new, female-friendly ride-sharing service See Jane Go. Marketed as the trustworthy, women-driving-women ride-sharing alternative, it’s already been dubbed Uber’s newest competitor.

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