This Buzzy Plant Will Rejuvenate Your Skin (and Calm Your Mind)

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?

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Bloesem Living, Original Design by Stephanie DeAngelis

Take 1: If you're looking to upgrade your skincare regimen…

Meet gotu kola, the buzzy herb capable of increasing collagen production, calming your mind, and boosting concentration, according to Well+Good. You can either take it as a supplement or through certain skincare products like Acure's Day Cream.

Take 2: If you have an international flight coming up…

Be sure to read Goop's guide to beating jet lag, as informed by Rafael Pelayo, MD, of the Stanford Center for Sleep. Hint: It involves planning according to the time zone you're traveling to and manipulating light exposure.

Take 3: If you're doing a digital detox…

Consider the Minimalist Light Phone, which purposely lacks features (like the internet) and uses as little light as possible. Designers Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang were disillusioned with the smartphone's claim of "making life better," and hope to encourage users to disconnect from the internet.

Take 4: If you redecorated your bedroom using Havenly…

We have some exciting news: The digital interior design service just released Registry by Havenly, meaning you can have your favorite interior designers curate your wedding, baby, or housewarming registry to your liking. To get started, take its Style Quiz.

Take 5: If napping is your favorite pastime…

Then you'll love Recharge, the app that lets you book luxury hotel rooms in NYC and San Francisco for the exclusive purpose of taking a nap. You can literally book hotel rooms by the minute to nap, work between meetings, or freshen up before an all-night gala.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

In case you missed it, coffee meets bagel has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to Einstein Bros Bagels' Espresso Buzz Bagels. They're exactly what they sound like: caffeinated bagels. Each bagel contains roughly half a cup of coffee.

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