This Life-Changing Online Tool Will Plan Your Weekend for You
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're sick of doing the same thing every weekend
Use this "entertainment generator" from Vulture and never be bored again. By selecting a genre and a desired feeling from a simple drop-down menu, you're given a curated list of 2016's best movies, TV shows, plays, art exhibits, and more in less than 15 seconds. With a tagline of, "306 Things to Watch, Hear, See and Do," you can't really go wrong. Weekend, upgraded.
Take 2: If Louis Vuitton and Tumi had a baby
Introducing the new smart luxury luggage and travel brand ARLO SKYE. Two former executives from Louis Vuitton and Tumi put their heads together to create the latest iteration of smart suitcases, and we're dying over them. In addition to the suitcase, you'll receive a portable charger, two shoe bags, a laundry bag, a full-grain leather name tag and more. Pre-order yours here!
Take 3: If summer has left your skin super dehydrated
Good news: You can actually eat your way to healthier skin, thanks to MindBodyGreen. From tomatoes and watermelon to dark chocolate and chia seeds, these all-natural foods help reduce inflammation while rehydrating your skin in the process. Whip up these recipes and prep your skin for fall.
Take 4: If your toddler has a birthday coming up
These "Balance Bikes" from LittleBig are the gift that keeps on giving (for kids, anyways). Built with thick wheels and without pedals, the balance bike helps kids as young as one-and-a-half learn how to ride a bike (without falling). It comes in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors for girls and boys of all ages.
Take 5: If Pokémon Go isn't giving you your nostalgia fix
Check out this interesting interactive graphic comparing families from the 1970s to the families of today. It turns out shag carpeting and lava lamps aren't the only things missing from today's modern homes.
Your afternoon pick-me-up:
Try beet juice as a healthier, alcohol-free wine alternative. Packed with antioxidants, high-end restaurants and bars in New York City have been adding the juice to their drink menus as of late. We love this version from Lakewood Organic.