The Under-the-Radar Cleaning Task That Everyone Skips (but Shouldn't)

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?


Nicole Franzen Photography, Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Take 1: If "cleaning" tops your list of favorite activities

Consider the one important cleaning task we all tend to skip (but shouldn't). According to Apartment Therapy, this is exactly what your home cleaning routine is missing.

Take 2: If you can't wait until The Oscars next month

Prepare for the award show in the best way possible: By binge-watching all of the best Oscar-nominated movies. Pass the popcorn; the Covetuer has the perfect all-star lineup

Take 3: If your New Year's resolutions are slowly fading

Never fear: Tomorrow is National Green Juice Day, just in time for you to revive your health resolutions. With the help of Postmates, Evolution Fresh will be delivering free juice drinks in 10 U.S. cities

Take 4: If you believe that the future is female

The rest of the world may be catching on: Following the historic Women's March this past weekend, Google searches for "feminism" increased by 184% worldwide. See the growing movement for yourself.

Take 5: If you've noticed Hanne Gaby Odiele in your newsfeed

This week, the top model and street style star boldly revealed that she was born intersex. "It is very important to me in my life right now to break the taboo," Odiele told USA Today. Read her exclusive interview here.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

Calling all Dry January participants: This mood-boosting elixir from Well + Good can make you more outgoing—no alcohol necessary. 

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