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?
We have some bad news: Apparently fruits can go extinct, and bananas may be next on the chopping block, thanks to three lethal fungal diseases. What scientists are calling a "banana armageddon" has already wiped out 40% of the world's banana crop, and it shows no signs of stopping. Most bananas are genetically the same, meaning that if one falls ill, they all could.
New home fragrance subscription service SCENT is the gift that keeps on giving. Based on personal preference, SCENT ships hand-selected contemporary candles right to your (or your best friend's) front door on a monthly or quarterly basis. Your mom, grandmother, or significant other will be forever grateful.
Moms-to-be, new prenatal app Babyscripts will make your life a whole lot easier. Created by healthcare experts Anish Sebastian and Juan Pablo Segura, Babyscripts is the first mobile app created for clinicians, not consumers. The app allows OB/GYNs to monitor their pregnant patients' progress and health remotely, putting you and your growing baby at ease in the process.