Issue 47: Biohacks & Holiday Recipes

Biohack your life, best nuts, cozy winter towns in the PNW, where to find emergency cash, 40 best holiday recipes, chocolates secret ingredient, excel TikToker, best observation decks, campgrounds for your next trip, and 13 butt exercises.

Issue 47: Biohacks & Holiday Recipes

Issue 47 TLDR: Biohack your life, the best nuts, cozy winter towns in the PNW, where to find emergency cash, 40 best holiday recipes, chocolates secret ingredient, an excel TikToker, best observation decks, campgrounds for your next trip, and 13 butt exercises.

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5 Ways to Biohack your Life: Live Longer, Feel Better

Biohacking is a trendy buzzword. It may sound like a high-tech technique, but the concept is actually pretty simple. Biohacking means making changes to your life so you can maximize the potential of your body and mind. Julie Chartreau recently shared a few simple and inexpensive biohacks we can all do...

  1. Find your purpose in life
  2. Get more sleep
  3. Increase autophagy (the good cells) by physical exercise, more sleep, and intermittent fasting
  4. Eliminate Processed Foods
  5. Show Gratitude


The Top 9 Nuts to Eat for Better Health

Nuts are a good source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein. Plus, they’re great on their own, paired with fruit, or added to dishes like salads, desserts, and grains. Research suggests that eating more nuts support a healthy body weight and help reduce your risk of certain health conditions, including heart disease. Here are the 9 top nuts according to Healthline

  1. Almonds
  2. Pistachios
  3. Walnuts
  4. Cashews
  5. Pecans
  6. Macadamia
  7. Brazil
  8. Hazelnuts
  9. Peanuts


5 Cozy Winter Towns in the Pacific Northwest

We've all heard of the winter beauty found in the Pacific Northwest. Check out these 5 cozy winter escapes in the PNW from The Outbound. There's plenty of options for kicking back in a cabin or heading outdoors on epic winter adventures.

  1. Whidbey Island, Washington
  2. Powell Butte, Oregon
  3. Garden Valley, Idaho
  4. Whitefish, Montana (pictured)
  5. Lewistown, Montana


Have an Emergency? Here's where to find cash

If you have an emergency fund, congratulations you are one of the few. When emergencies pile up, where do you come up with the cash to cover them? If you know you will need cash for something coming up—such as new tires for your car—you can apply for a credit card with a zero percent promotional interest rate that lasts for the first 12 to 18 months - and then pay it down. If you don’t want to go the credit card route—or you don’t qualify for a credit card—a Roth IRA can also provide a source of emergency funds. Because the account is funded on an after-tax basis, any contributions you’ve made can be withdrawn without taxes or penalties. Other options are also your 401(k) or - mom and dad. More from Kiplinger


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