10 Positivity Tricks to Get You Through Today

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?


Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Take 1: If you're feeling a little down in the dumps…

We could all use a little positivity today. Rather than wallowing, remember that it's times like these that require solidarity, positivity, and perspective most. Lean on these 10 tricks for optimism when life throws you a curveball.

Take 2: If your period cramps are absolutely unbearable…

PSA: There's a chocolate bar specifically designed to soothe menstrual cramps. Swedish chocolate company Chocolate With Love has created the "Frauenmond" bar, made with bits of Swiss mountain herbs to ease period pain. Satiate your sweet tooth and dull period pain at the same time? Sign us up.

Take 3: If you've been meaning to do some stargazing lately…

Good news: We're about to witness the largest supermoon in nearly 70 years. Turn your gaze upward next Tuesday evening, November 14, and watch history unfold before your eyes. It won't happen again until the year 2034, so don't miss it!

Take 4: If getting your birth control is unnecessarily complicated…

Startup company Nurx is trying to change that. With the Seamless for birth control, you can select your desired form of contraception, get it reviewed and approved by a doctor, and have it delivered straight to your door. Best part? It's only $15 a month.

Take 5: If you need to change up your Starbucks drink order…

You're in luck! The coffee giant just released its first-ever iced holiday drink, providing a welcome distraction from the green cup debate. Made with Colombia Nariño and slow-steeped African coffee beans, the Spiced Sweet Cream Nariño Cold Brew is available at select Starbucks locations.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

Pick up a Canadian partner and a one-way ticket north with the Maple Match appYes, this is a real thing.

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