Rid Your Home of These 3 Items Ahead of Fall

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?

Take 1: If you missed the "spring cleaning" memo this year

Fall is the perfect time to do another at-home purge in preparation for the holiday season. Our friends over at Lonny recommend ridding your home of certain summer mementos including blue-and-white striped linens, any seaside-themed décor, and mason jars (this copper Moscow Mule mug makes for a suitable fall replacement).

Take 2: If the big 4-0 is fast approaching

PureWow has curated a list of things a woman should do before turning 40, and it’s equal parts inspiring, wistful, and exciting. From getting your heart broken to finding a gyno who doesn't make you “feel like a seventh grader in sex ed,” this list of 40 life milestones covers it all.

Take 3: If you're fully committed to the organic lifestyle

You may want to check your tampon box. Seriously—most mainstream feminine care manufacturers put unhealthy, potentially toxic ingredients into their products, including rayon, dioxin, and non-organic cotton. Head over to Well+Good for the full list of harmful add-ins.

Take 4: If you feel personally victimized by Brad and Angelina's divorce

Adele understands you (obviously). The British crooner recently turned her Madison Square Garden concert into a two-hour breakup tribute to the former couple. “I need to address the elephant in the room,” Adele said of the Pitts. “It’s the end of an era.” Watch videos of her performance over at New York Magazine.

Take 5: If music is the way to your heart

It may be time to cut your losses and download Tinder. The popular dating app recently partnered with Spotify and will now allow users to share their musical tastes with potential suitors. Head over to Time for the full details.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

Our friends over at Well+Good recently tested out cannabis drink powders from Aceso, giving all three a rave review. Produced in Colorado, these “true herbal formulas … use a whole host of ingredients designed to go after [certain health] conditions” including anxiety, fatigue, and chronic pain. Double-check the marijuana restrictions in your area, and head over to Well+Good to learn more.

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