Take 5: Scientists May Have Found a Cure for Your Junk Food Cravings
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 trying to lead a healthier lifestyle
You can kick your post-dinner ice cream craving to the curb for good. Scientists recently developed a supplement rich in "inulin-propionate ester" that promises to reduce cravings for calorie-rich foods such as chocolate, cake, and pizza.
Take 2: If your child is at risk for diabetes
Pay a visit to the Eisner Pediatric and Family Center in Los Angeles. In an effort to help young kids at risk of diabetes, the center is offering fresh, nutritious fruit in the form of a prescription called FVRx. The prescription can be redeemed at local farmers markets and L.A.’s surrounding Target locations.
Take 3: If you're in an interior-decorating slump
Try looking to the stars for some design inspiration. With the help of our friends over at Style Me Pretty, you can now decorate your home according to your zodiac sign—and each room is to die for. Happy shopping!
Take 4: If your arm hurts after a long holiday weekend
You may be suffering from “selfie elbow,” a new but common medical condition affecting those addicted to the selfie. The symptoms involve soreness in elbows. The first documented case was Hoda Kotb, the award-winning journalist, co-anchor of NBC’s Today show, and noted selfie-enthusiast. We’ve officially reached peak millennial.
Take 5: If you're sick of switching between cable and Netflix
Netflix is coming to Comcast Cable TV, and it’s a really big deal. The two former adversaries signed a deal on Tuesday that will allow users to stream Netflix through Comcast set-top cable boxes. The deal marks the first step toward consolidating entertainment streams and, potentially, the end of the streaming-versus-cable feud.
Your afternoon pick-me-up
Feeling dehydrated from the long weekend? Snack on these hydrating summertime foods in addition to drinking water.