15 Items You're Forgetting to Clean (and How to Tackle Them)

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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Nicole Franzen Photography, Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

Take 1: If your spring-cleaning starts in February

You'll want to take a peek at this under-the-radar cleaning checklist from Apartment Therapy. Because light switches, window screens, and even your dishwasher shouldn't be left out of the festivities. 

Take 2: If you've been dying to try the "Oreo of Australia"

Here's your chance! Tim Tams are coming to America. You can now purchase the cookies on Amazon or at Walmart in dark chocolate, chocolate-caramel, original milk chocolate, and dark chocolate–mint (an American exclusive).

Take 3: If your Netflix binges could use an upgrade

MindFlix is taking binge-watching to new scientific heights. The gadget essentially lets you choose a Netflix show with your brainwaves via a headband-like device. Yes, this is a real thing.

Take 4: If Super Bowl Sunday is at odds with your healthy lifestyle

Never fear: These five healthy takes on Super Bowl classics deliver all of the flavor without the excess calories. Cauliflower buffalo wings, sweet potato chips, and chicken wonton tacos are included.

Take 5: If the snooze button is your best friend

A new study published in Personality and Individual Differences says you're probably more intelligent than average. In short, being able to adapt to this evolutionarily new way of sleeping means you're more intellectual. It's science.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

A pink, immune-boosting latte actually exists, thanks to Mindbodygreen. Here's how to make your very own version at home

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