Yeah, We Had To: Holiday Cocktail Recipes That’ll Make Santa Smile

Yeah, We Had To: Holiday Cocktail Recipes That’ll Make Santa Smile

Happy Holidays! The holidays may look a little different this year, but wherever you are, you could probably use a cocktail. Our last Quarantine Cocktail Recipes to Spice Up Your Routine was a hit, so we slapped on a Santa hat, sprinkled a little magic, and found some new ones. Enjoy these holiday cocktail recipes to try!

peppermind winter wonderland christmas holiday cocktail in maritini glass

Winter Wonderland

Wow, if something screams “candy cane” plus “Christmas” it’s this, baby. I’m dying to try this and it feels like the perfect dessert holiday cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • .75 oz peppermint schnapps
  • .75 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • Candy cane
  • Red sugar

 

Method

Mix and chill ingredients. Pour into a red sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane hanging on the rim.

From Morimoto Asia at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida via Town and Country Magazine. 

gin apple fiz cocktail glass with apple

Gin Apple Fiz

This cocktail has been a go-to at my home this Fall – it’s easy to make and easy to adjust to taste. It’s the perfect pre-dinner cocktail that feels special while not complicated. Enjoy!

.Ingredients

  • 2 oz Alibi Gin
  • .25 oz lemon juice
  • Agave nectar, to taste
  • Sparkling apple cider
  • Garnished with thyme and apple

Method

Pour gin in shaker, add lemon juice and agave nectar, shake, and then pour into a high ball glass and top with sparkling cider. Garnish with fresh thyme and an apple slice.

From The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel in Cape May, NJ via Town and Country Magazine.

north pole nog spiced eggnog in glass with cinnamon stick

North Pole Nog

Yeah, no one feels like making homemade eggnog. Especially in 2020 (unless it’s the next sourdough trend, and if that’s the case, then how far have we fallen?) Anyway, combining spiced rum and bourbon adds a wonderful depth to this eggnog akin to a warm hug. Choose your favorite ‘nog – this list can help – and get spikin’. You can easily triple (or more) the recipe and serve in a glass pitcher. Bonus: there are great egg- and dairy-free eggnog options, too, so all the more reason to drink more? 

.Ingredients

  • 6 oz eggnog
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Method

Add spiced rum and bourbon to eggnog and stir to combine. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with cinnamon stick, for garnish

From Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs via Town and Country Magazine.

cranberry margarita in glass holiday cocktail

Cranberry Margarita

I couldn’t not add a margarita – and a holiday margarita? Yes, please. I’ll be making this tonight, probs (def).

.Ingredients

  • 2 oz cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 oz blanco tequila
  • .5 oz Cointreau (optional)
  • .25 oz simple syrup or agave syrup
  • Fresh cranberries and lime for garnish

Method

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty and cold. Pour into a salt rimmed glass over fresh cubes. Garnish with cranberries and lime wheel.

Created by Trisha Antonsen, chief cocktail officer at Drizly.com via Town and Country Magazine.

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swedish glogg mulled wine glass

Swedish Glögg

Glögg is a Swedish spiced mulled wine with a little more oomph than your usual ho-hum forgotten-ten-dollar-wine-you-threw-on-the-stove-and-hoped-for-the-best. In Sweden, glögg is served at every meal in December and signifies the start of the holiday season.  The number of ingredients makes this look a little more complicated than it is; once on the stove, this glögg will fill your home with the scent of the holidays.

.Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp. cardamom pods
  • 1 small piece ginger, peeled
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 6 whole cloves
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 750-ml bottle dry red wine
  • 1 cup ruby port or Madeira
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • ½ blanched whole almonds
  • ½ cup dark raisins
 

Method

  • Crush cinnamon and cardamom in a mortar and pestle (or put them on a cutting board and crush with the bottom of a heavy pot.) Transfer to a small glass jar and add ginger, orange zest, cloves, and vodka. Let sit 1 day.
  • Strain vodka through a fine-mesh sieve into a large saucepan; discard spices. Add wine, port, granulated sugar, vanilla sugar, almonds, and raisins and heat over medium just until bubbles start to form around the edges.
  • Ladle glögg into mugs, with a few almonds and raisins in each one. Keep any remaining glögg warm over very low heat until ready to serve (do not let it boil).
 
This recipe is adapted from the cookbook ‘Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine,’ by Marcus Samuelsson via Bon Appetit.

We hope you enjoy these easy holiday cocktail recipes and give them a try – at home, with family, or wherever the holidays (safely) take you this year. It’s never been more important to relish the little things that bring joy. Who knows, maybe one of these will become a new holiday tradition? Happy Holiday Cocktail -ing and sending you love from the Bidtellect family!

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Bidtellectual Spotlight: Katie Broussard Makes a Difference for Dallas Children This Holiday Season

Bidtellectual Spotlight: Katie Broussard Makes a Difference for Dallas Children This Holiday Season

Where’s your current remote work setup? For Bidtellect’s Katie Broussard , it is surrounded by half-decorated gingerbread houses at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. As Chair of the hugely popular annual Cookies & Castles fundraiser, she’d usually be gearing up for a big day of decorating. Instead, they’ve adapted to the pandemic with a drive-through gingerbread house pick-up operation.

We asked Katie about her amazing work as Chair of the event, her connection to Scottish Rite for Children, and how they’ve adapted to this year’s unusual circumstances.

Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric orthopedic centers and gives children and patients a chance to live their dreams with state-of-the-art prosthetic needs and services no matter the cost. 

Katie Broussard and Co-Chair Cookies & Castles Event Scottish Rite

Thanks for sharing with us Katie! What is the Cookies & Castles event and whom does it benefit?

Cookies & Castles is a Gingerbread Extravaganza! It’s typically a weekend long fundraiser at Scottish Rite where the community comes together to decorate gingerbread houses and gingerbread men. Typically, attendees select delicious decorations from our famous “Candy Bar” filled with 6,000 pounds of sweet treats.

This year is our 13th year, and our first-ever drive-through only event due to safety precautions. It’s still an “extravaganza” in every sense of the world: 2000 gingerbread houses (the most houses we have ever ordered ) and 6500 pounds of candy (the most ever). Last year we raised over $140K… this year (even with the pandemic) we are on track to meet that again.

When did you first get involved with the event and Scottish Rite for Children?

I started volunteering with Scottish Rite through Cookies & Castles 6 years ago. 

Tell us about your role as Chair of the Cookies & Castles Event!

I lead a team of 40 women alongside my co-chairman. Our main goal is to make friends for the hospital and share the joy of what they are doing for kids around the world. (Yes, from around the world – not just Dallas!)  All while raising money for the Prosthetics Department.

Together, we start planning the weekend-long event early in the year, securing corporate sponsorships, creating marketing campaigns, recruiting volunteers, organizing event registrations and logistics, and liaising media relations. We have a fantastic group of volunteers that work all year with us to make this event possible. We sell out QUICK every year. This year required a lot of problem solving and reimaging how things would look due to increased health and safety concerns caused by the pandemic. We shifted to a drive-through only event instead of in person. 

The event has been so successful that this year we helped launch a satellite event in Frisco, Texas. There are now three Cookies & Castles events throughout the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex with talks of expanding even further.

child decorating gingerbread house Cookies & Castles event
child playing guitar prosthetic arm Scottish Rite
child decorating gingerbread house Cookies & Castles event
Katie Broussard Cookies & Castles Event in Mask
gingerbread houses Cookies & Castles

What is Scottish Rite for Children?

Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric orthopedic centers and treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions from injuries to neurological disorders. 

The Orthotics & Prosthetics department at Scottish Rite provides state-of-the-art, custom-made orthoses and prostheses for patients with special orthopedic needs. But did you know that the cost of one prosthetic can range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending on the complexity? Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The team at Scottish Rite for Children is on-site (in both Dallas and Frisco) and has the ability to collaborate with doctors, therapists and other medical staff during the child’s visit. There are only a few facilities like this in the country!

What drew you to the cause?

My cousin was a patient years ago and I have had many friends be the beneficiary of the life-changing treatments from Scottish Rite.

My first time visiting the hospital I was hooked. It is filled with joy and hope. From the security guards to the VPs on staff, everyone here is sweet and caring. You walk through the doors and feel welcomed and at home… and that’s just me walking in as a volunteer. Can you imagine how calming and encouraging that would feel if you were a patient walking in feeling that way?

This hospital gives kids the chance to live their dreams… no request is too big. The prosthetics department makes speciality devices for kids to run, be artists, play the violin, archery, cheer.. You name it! That is what makes this place so special… all of this and at no cost to the families. 

Events like our Cookies & Castles come in to help support the Prosthetics department and give the kids the opportunity to literally ‘chase their dreams’ 

Favorite part?

Easy: the joy you see from the patients here. Hearing their stories and how they’re living their best life now thanks to Scottish Rite makes all the long hours and hard work putting together this fundraising event worth it. 

Oh! And the endless amount of Chewy Sprees + Hot Tamales don’t hurt either 🙂 

Finally, how can we help?

We just launched a new campaign called the Wagon of Hope to help raise $5,000 to gift 12 specialty prosthetic devices to patients this holiday season. We have 2 of 12 fulfilled. These specialty prosthetics allow patients to participate in sports, play instruments, and participate in other dexterous activities.

You can donate on any of our social media channels (@cookiesandcastles) or online here

For more information about services available at the Dallas or Frisco campus, volunteering or donating, visit scottishriteforchildren.org

Scottish Rite for Children Stats on Cookies & Castles

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Bidtellectuals Share Their Fav Beauty Products for WFH

Bidtellectuals Share Their Fav Beauty Products for WFH

A lot of you have been asking about my skincare routine… With all this talk of beauty and the pandemic, I asked Bidtellectuals: Did you discover a new beauty or skincare product this quarantine? Or have a go-to product to keep you feeling great for working from home? A must-have? These are their favorite products, newly discovered or otherwise, that keep feeling their very best. Check them out and let us know if you discover a new fave!

L’Oréal Root Cover-Up

“I have not been able to get my roots done as much as I would like. And let’s face it, the stress of working from home, online school and everything is increasing those pesky sprouts of gray hair. I went through a few high-end sprays but found L’Oréal’s works the best and is most affordable.”

Missy Steiner, VP of Marketing

Andalou AGE DEFYING AVO COCOA SKIN FOOD MASK

“One of my favs. Even the husband can see a difference once I wash my face.”

– Heba Bata, Senior Sta Accountant

Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner

This stuff is AMAZING. Keeps the skin feeling cool, clean, and moisturized. The cucumber scent is v soothing. P.S. Ditch the single-use cotton rounds. Apply with a reusable cotton round and save the environment!

– Ashley Ashley Gennarelli, Senior Strategic Account Manager

Lifeline Skin Care Recovery Night Moisture Serum

I love this product because of how great it is for my skin. It is literally my botox in a box!!! You have to use it for 3 months before you see the difference, but I promise that all my peeps who I shared it with – LOVEIT!!!

– Lisa Friedman, Director of Sales, East

PRISM 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial

“I love this!”

– Terah Bocchi, SVP of Sales

SUNDAY RILEY Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil

“I discovered this sleep oil during the sale. I love it! After just one week of use, two people commented on how great my skin looked. It doesn’t go on greasy, which I like, and makes my skin look brighter and smoother in the AM.”

Ashley Mickelwaite, Senior Strategic Account Manager

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask EnzymaticDermal Resurfacer

“Great for a dull day and you need a pick me up.”

– Heba Bata, Senior Sta Accountant

Estée Lauder Double Wear Radiant Concealer

“This is my FAVORITE concealer and the best for that “no makeup” (clearskin) look. Easily covers up redness and under-eye circles when I’m tired. Perfect for a quick touch up before a Zoom call!”

– Charlotte Otremba, Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing

Honest Mascara

“One of the perks of COVID and having to WFH is that I don’t have to wear makeup every day…but a must-have beauty product for me is my HonestMascara. I have tried so many different brands/price points and this $16mascara works better than any of them! I have short lashes, and this product definitely boosts lash length. A must-have in your makeup bag!”

– Lysa Vincent, Senior Strategic Account Manager

Ring Light

Do not (go on video) Slack on (without) this. Do you have Zoom burnout? I literally could be the only one at Bidtellect using Snapcam filters to boost my skin etc. BUT, ok, this mini Ring light clips on to your computer or phone and it TOTALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. (PS. Don’t forget to “Touch up my appearance” in Zoom preferences).

– Missy Steiner, VP of Marketing

Care by Design CBD Topical

MY BACK HURTS. Ok, well it used to hurt SO MUCH working from home. I have had moved around my house – from the kitchen stools to the couch, to a desk, nothing helped. My friend told me about this topical cream and literally, instantly my back started to feel so good.

– Missy Steiner, VP of Marketing

Sonia Kashuk Rose Quartz Roller

Pop this in the fridge for a bit and roll away. It’s great for reducing inflammation and feels amazing. Really effective and calming.

– Carissa Parrish, Director of Sales, East

Mei Apothecary Jade Gua Sha Facial Massage Tool

“If you don’t know how to use a gua sha tool, follow @noyskincare onInstagram. Enjoy your natural facelift and massage!”

– Carissa Parrish, Director of Sales, East

Hopefully, some of these beauty, skincare, makeup, or self-care items struck your fancy! Treat yourself. You deserve it.

By the way – we’re adding new videos every week to our YouTube channel! Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

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Quarantine Cocktail Recipes to Spice Up Your Routine

Quarantine Cocktail Recipes to Spice Up Your Routine

Homebound (as much as possible) has become the new normal. But has your quarantine cocktail game stayed stagnant? Perhaps you’ve heard about the “quarantini” or watched Ina Garten’s cheeky cosmopolitan “for one” video, but these fun and unique quarantine cocktail recipes will break up your everyday routine. Give yourself something to look forward to this happy hour! Or any hour! I’m certainly not judging. I’m drinking wine as I write this. Cheers!

Rosy Gin-Kombucha Cocktail

Why not get those probiotics in while you can? Kombucha cocktails are totally gaining traction, especially during quarantine. This Rosy Gin-Kombucha Cocktail from Bon Appetit looks super delicious and reviews are off the charts. I love Campari but feel like I completely neglect it or don’t even know what to do with it, so I’m excited to experience it in this new way.

BTW, if you don’t have Campari or this doesn’t appeal to you, you could try this super easy “Moscow Mule” subbing kombucha for ginger beer. Or try any of Bon Appetit’s 3 cocktails that prove kombucha and booze are made for each other.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 5 ounces original kombucha, chilled
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)

Method

Stir gin, Campari, lemon juice, and ginger in a pint glass or measuring cup. Stir in kombucha. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into an ice-filled Collins glass.

Garnish with lemon wedges.

Spicy Margarita

That’s right – spice up a classic! I love a classic margarita with fresh lime juice, but I gotta say – I have a soft spot for the spicy ones. I’m excited to try this recipe from Cointreau that adds a dash of cilantro, too.

.Ingredients

  • 2 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 slices jalapeño
  • 2 sprigs fresh cilantro

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake until well-chilled
  • Strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass
  • Garnish with a jalapeño pepper

The Refreshing “Untimely”

Talk about a fitting name in a piece about quarantine cocktail recipes! DidI do it on purpose? Maybe. But seriously, this is a refreshing combination of gin, cucumber, lime, and a kick of jalapeño from Miki Nikolic, bar director at Double Dealer, New Orleans, that will be my ultimate go-to cocktail once as the weather starts getting warmer and I’m looking for something light and crisp.

.Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 1.5 oz. Cucumber water
  • 0.5 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. Simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Jalapeno simple syrup

*For the cucumber water, peel and juice one cucumber

*For the jalapeño simple syrup, use 5 jalapenos for every 15 oz. of simple syrup

Method

  • Combine all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a glass.

A Simpler Piña Colada

Lately, I’ve had the biggest case of wanderlust – scouring travel blogs, scrolling longingly through destination tags on Instagram, even looking a tight booking site “just to see” for whenever this all goes back to normal. So I couldn’t help it…here’s a piña colada recipe. Because what says“getaway” more than a tropical frozen blended drink? The best part: this one is only 3 ingredients! Much simpler and a little less added syrupy sugar than more classic recipes so you can feel good about drinking it

.Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 3 cups) frozen pineapple chunks
  • 3 ounces (1/3 cup) white rum
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • optional garnishes: fresh pineapple slices, maraschino cherries, cute paper umbrellas

Method

  • Combine all ingredients together in a blender, and puree until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, feel free to add in extra water or coconut milk to help it blend.
  • Serve immediately, topped with your desired garnishes

Espresso Martini

An espresso martini always feels to me like a decadent treat or completely off-limits, and certainly only reserved for a hip speakeasy old-school Italian restaurant (at least in my mind). But we’re all at home, so why NOT have an espresso martini in a matching sweatsuit at 4 in the afternoon? Do you, baby, do you. Try this sophisticated quarantine cocktail recipe from Town & Country.

.Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1 oz espresso
  • .75 oz premium co􀃠ee liqueur
  • 1 pinch salt

Method

  • Add all ingredients together into a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with salted dark chocolate powder.

As Ina would say: “How easy was that!” We hope you enjoy these easy at-home quarantine cocktail recipes and give them a try! It’s important to take some time for yourself and relish the little things at a time like this. Cheers!

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Charlotte Otremba is Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing at Bidtellect.

Growing a Beard this Quarantine? We Got You

Growing a Beard this Quarantine? We Got You

Are you growing a beard this quarantine? You’re not alone. “Beards Are the Hottest Quarantine Trend!” declared InsideEdition. WWD has dubbed “The Corona-Beard” “Men’s New Quarantine Hobby.” GQ went ahead and compiled a list of celebrities hopping on the beard trend that included john Legend, Kid Kudi, and Joe Jonas. And even The New Yorker dedicated full social analysis to the trend: “During the coronavirus pandemic, facial hair has become…a way to convey solidarity from afar.”

It makes sense. Working from home plus free time to dedicate to grooming and maintenance equals…prime quarantine beard growth. It’s like a real-life chia pet you finally have time to show love and attention to! To prevent yourself from looking more like Tom Hanks in Castaway than the handsome devil you are, we asked bearded Bidtellectuals to share their top tips for your quarantine beard from grooming to shampooing. Go forth and grow!

Invest in the right tools.

Invest in a good grooming kit including trimmers, blow dryer, horse hairbrush, and wooden comb. Invest in beard oil or wax(your preference). Wash and condition your beard at least once a week. And if you plan to grow it long be prepared to look unkempt while it grows out. Check out all of the tutorials on YouTube for ideas on how you want to style your beard.

Jason Taylor, Director of Information Technology

Beard Shampoo is key. And Beard Oil is not a scam!

I have been binge-watching Sons of Anarchy, so my motivation to grow a beard is at its peak. Beard shampoo is key for moisturizing and conditioning the skin underneath the beard, but it also helps keep the beard clean and give it a fuller look. I had no idea that the hair on your face is much different than the hair on your head, so your regular hair products (shampoo/conditioner) don’t necessarily work for your face.

Beard oil has been great for styling and giving it a cleaner, maintained look. A wooden beard comb also helps as well. (A plastic hair brush could hurt your beard.) I honestly thought all the beard oil/balms were a scam, but they actually work!

Bobby Niebler, Director of Platform Solutions

Trim weekly.

Use beard oil and wax frequently. Comb daily.

-John Ferber, Founder

I grew out a beard once.

I grew out a beard once and someone sent me Honest Amish Beard Balm to keep it conditioned and smooth.

Tim Chidsey, Software Engineer

The itchiness subsides

Trimming (not for length, but for shape) your beard can help you define its “boundaries,” especially around the mouth and cheeks. I don’t use anything special, but I do condition my beard (with a regular hair conditioner) every few weeks and brush and comb it frequently.

If you’re growing for the first time, the itchiness subsides in 1 – 2weeks. If it goes longer than that, your skin probably won’t tolerate a beard. I use styling wax if I don’t want a “fly-away” look to my whiskers. Also works great if you sport a ponytail.

Shave!

My recco!

John Szumowski, Director of Sales, Southeast

There you have it. If you decided to grow a beard this quarantine, no need to regret it (yet). Follow these tips to make the most of it. Hey, we think you look handsome!

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Charlotte Otremba is Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing at Bidtellect.

This Week in Digital Advertising: April 17th

This Week in Digital Advertising: April 17th

Hello Bidtellectuals. Here’s the latest in the digital advertising industry.

Don’t feel like reading? Watch here or below.

Let’s talk retail. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that total U.S. retail and food sales fell 8.7 percent from the previous month. But thanks to e-commerce, retail is gaining traction and numbers are rising. Read more in our piece “Retail gains traction during coronavirus crisis thanks to e-commerce.”

Adobe Analytics reported a 25% boost in average U.S. daily online sales March 13-15 compared with March 1-11 (so that’s in just one week). In North America, the number of online orders for web-only online retailers were up 52% year over year on March 22 through April 4, according to Emarsys and GoodData. More notable, YoY revenue growth numbers in mid-April (+68%) surpassed those of early January (+49%). And –no surprise here – NetElixir reported that online food sales surged 183% between March 1 and 25, vs. the same period last year. Also surging: online orders for health and fitness products, such as kettlebells, dumbbells, and treadmills, which have increased 55% March 11-15 compared with March 1-10, according to AdobeAnalytics.

Retail brands especially should provide help and value during this time. 83% of respondents want compassionate connection, including brand messaging that communicates empathy and support with the struggles they face, according to an Edelman Survey. The biggest piece of advice: don’t go dark. In times where our security is threatened, people are hardwired to seek clarity and calm, according to Econsultancy. Brands that stay in touch now will benefit later.

 

And according to a Mediapost survey, the No. 1 thing ad executives said media could do to help them through the crisis is to “be flexible,” especially in terms of ad commitments, budgets, campaign timing, and media costs, but also creatives – re-purposing assets, for example. On the plus side, marketers like Heineken that normally spend a significant part of their marketing budgets on sports sponsorships and other live events, are reallocating some of that money back into advertising, according to Ron Amram, Heineken USA’s global media lead.

Cities like New York are requiring masks to go outside. Here are instructions to sew your own. Speaking of New York, if you want to feel your ears bleed (or for those like me, hear the sweet sound of home), check out New York Times Best New YorkAccent competition.

Speaking of self-care: suffering from a sore neck, back, or shoulders from your network-from-home set up and the general stress of pandemic-life? Valid. We compiled some tips to try at home, from foam rolling and stretching to Theragun and CBD cream. For more self-care advice, might we suggest Harvard’s 6 self-care steps for pandemic. And to keep your blood pumping, these free online workout classes are perfect to try now.

Last but certainly not least, we made a video to brighten your day: Bidtellectualsshare what they are grateful for. We are certainly grateful for you today.

Stay safe.

 

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