Press Pause: Easy Ways To Turn Your Home Green, One-Pan Meals, and More

Published on: Jan 18, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
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1. 14 products that’ll have you feeling great all year.

Like a calendar that helps you track your habits, a five-in-one skin-care formula, and a pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. Alexa, play "Feeling Good."

2. 25 one-pan meals you can make in under an hour.

This one’s for the people who have 10 million things going on...and only one dish (and hour) to spare. Warning: clicking will induce hunger. 

3. Sustainable cleaning products to turn your home green.

Aka bamboo toilet paper, reusable sponges, and biodegradable doggie bags. Reduce your carbon footprint in three...two...one...

4. A beginner’s guide to composting at home.

Speaking of going green…here’s how to turn your banana peels and tea bags into something that would make Greta Thunberg proud. 

5. The most anticipated movies of 2021.

We’ve got Florence Pugh in a Marvel film, a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, and Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in an erotic thriller. Count us in.  

6. 10 essential questions to ask during a job interview.

For when “new year, new job” is on your list of priorities. Bookmark these Qs now, nail the Zoom call later. 

7. Delicious, plant-based food that’s super easy to make. 

As in, it arrives right to your door and only takes one step (think: blend, soak or heat up). And it’s made with real fruits and vegetables, so you get convenience without compromising on nutrition or taste. Dig in.*

8. 11 of the best activities to do on your rest days.

Yes, this is your excuse to lay on a foam roller. It’s called active recovery sweetie, look it up.

9. 6 things you should never store in your basement.

Some news: the skis that have been living in your basement your entire life are no longer welcome. Change is good, they say.

10. A vegan-friendly multivitamin subscription. 

It’s formulated with key nutrients to help fill gaps in the diet (think: Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 DHA). Without the BS (bye, artificial colorants and synthetic fillers). Oh, and Skimm’rs get 20% off their first month. Yes, please.*

11. 19 podcasts for when you want to learn something new.

Who doesn’t love getting smarter while doing boring household tasks? Here’s what to queue up the next time you're doing laundry or dishes. There’s something for true-crime fans, history buffs, book lovers, and more. Volume up.   

12. Healthy kid meals that you don’t have to cook. 

This company’s chefs and nutritionists create and deliver the meals right to your door every week. And they’re so delicious, even picky eaters will ask for seconds. Skimm’rs get 50% off two weeks. More please.*

13. 29 incredible chocolate dessert recipes.

Bake the sweets you wish to see in the world. That’s the saying, right? 

14. What to watch after devouring “Bridgerton.” 

Hello, yes, we’d like to continue our stay in the costume drama cinematic universe please. 

15. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy: 

Some mimosa sugar cubes, this DIY bath bomb set, and immunity-boosting cookie dough you can eat straight out of the jar. 

*This denotes a sponsored post.

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Skimm'd by: Lindsay Schneider, Jessica Kelly, Alexandra Napoli, Liz Smith


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