3-Minute Read: Why Scientists Are Calling This Supplement "Nature's Xanax"
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up-to-date on the beauty news you need to know—in only three minutes.
1. Faking a blowout at home is easier than you'd think.
Thank goodness, because a party-packed holiday agenda can put quite a damper on our bank accounts. Save that hard-earned cash and try one of these nine hacks for salon-worthy hair.
2. Meet nature's Xanax.
L-theanine is an extremely potent, naturally occurring amino acid that has been scientifically proven to significantly calm the mind in as little as 30 minutes. It gets better: It's already pretty widely available as a supplement—even in gummy form.
3. Brace yourselves: Zoella Beauty is officially making its way across the pond.
4. Going gray in your 20s? Don't blame your genes.
Not necessarily, anyway: Experts guess that factors like stress, medical conditions, and even habits like smoking could play a bigger role on aging strands.
5. Boxing meets yoga: It's now a thing.
You knew this workout mashup was an inevitability. Box + flow promises to be one of the newest hotspots in NYC's boutique fitness scene, combining two very different but equally cathartic workouts into one killer, 50-minute experience. (And since it boasts trainers who hail from places like SoulCycle and Y7, you know it's going to be good.)
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