It's Official: Bananas May Actually Go Extinct in the Near Future
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 banana bread is your favorite comfort food
We have some bad news: Apparently fruits can go extinct, and bananas may be next on the chopping block, thanks to three lethal fungal diseases. What scientists are calling a "banana armageddon" has already wiped out 40% of the world's banana crop, and it shows no signs of stopping. Most bananas are genetically the same, meaning that if one falls ill, they all could.
Take 2: If you're considering an end-of-summer vacation
Take 3: If you've been searching for the perfect, personalized gift
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Take 4: If you and your S.O. can't stop fighting
Take 5: If you'll be welcoming a new family member soon
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