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#FreshFriday // Dec 16

It's Friday, you know what that means? T-6 hours until you can re-create this image at home tonight. Here's to snuggle season, and here's to another #FreshFriday. Can You Brainwash Yourself Using Sense Of Smell? (The Guardian)

Imagine if you could brainwash yourself to not sweat the small stuff? Stress increases at this time of year for 44% of woman. Bad trend. Research has shown that smell, being directly linked to the brain, has strong, imprinted memories and can ultimately heighten moods. #TBT to being reminded of your first kiss when you smell movie theater popcorn, lol. Calming scents such as peppermint and lavender also really uplift you. Grab yourself some essential oils from ESYM to reshape your daily experience and invigorate your mood. We're obsessed, especially for travel.

How To Throw A Booze Free Party (Well+Good)

Whoever said you need alcohol to have fun clearly hasn't tried this superfood hot cocoa. Before you pop that cork on yet another bottle of champagne, consider throwing a party minus the booze. Sober-social scenes are set to be one of 2017's biggest wellness trends, so get a head start this festive season. Making genuine connections with new people you meet, setting intentions and not waking up with a gnarly hangover? Sign us up.

Weight Loss Plans Are Not A One-Method-Fits-All Approach (NY Times)

New Year's resolution expectation: go to the gym 4 times a week. New Year's resolution reality: Cookie?! Where? It's the same every year. But what if we told you that there was a way to turn that expectation into a reality? Your own personal DNA is different from your friend, your boyfriend and your neighbor, therefore what works for them may not work for you. Strike while the iron's hot (a.k.a while you still taste the Christmas party app's on your fingers) and get yourself a FitnessGenes kit, the first of it's kind DNA test that analyzes 42 genes related to health and fitness and prescribes workout and nutrition plans based on your genetics. Your 2017 self will love you for it.

That's all friends!

xx, team clover