It's Official: This Is the Absolute Worst State for Dating

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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Take 1: If your love life has taken a turn for the worst

Blame it on where you live. A new study from Michigan State University found that North Dakota, New York, and Kansas were among some of the worst states for dating. Mississippi, Wisconsin, and California, on the other hand, were some of the best.

Take 2: If you're already giving up on your New Year's resolutions

Download the Springpop app and breathe new life into your 2017 goals. Described as a "positive place for users to explore their interests," the app will send you daily quotes and articles designed to increase productivity and positivity. 

Take 3: If you're all about the new Hygge trend

Consider adopting these 10 rituals to increase feelings of happiness, relaxation, and comfort in your home. From decorating with sentimental items to making your bed every morning, these habits will transform your home into a personal sanctuary.

Take 4: If you're in need of a new home décor project

Why not look to the stars for the perfect DIY? PopSugar has created the ultimate guide to home improvement projects, based on your Zodiac sign. Not only are their recommendations startlingly on point, but they're also realistic, cost-effective, and fun.

Take 5: If your SAD is in full-swing right now

The health and wellness world is getting on board with LSD micro-dosing as a way to treat anxiety and depression. While this psychedelic was outlawed back in the 1960s, scientists are now taking a second look at its potential uses. Read a firsthand account of micro-dosing here.

Your afternoon pick-me-up:

Good news: Unicorn hot chocolate is now a thing, thanks to California-based coffee and dessert parlor Crème & Sugar. Re-create this culinary masterpiece at home using white hot chocolate mix, pastel marshmallows, colorful sprinkles, and whipped cream.

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