10 Healthy Items Coming to Aldi in April
10 Healthy Items Coming to Aldi in April
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well, Trader Joe’s should be feeling very flattered right about now, as Aldi has released three seasoning blends, two of which look very familiar to a couple of Trader Joe’s popular seasonings. Launched this week, Aldi unleashed three brand-new seasonings, Umami Seasoning, Elote Seasoning, and Nashville Hot […]
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After spending the vast majority of our time at home, R29's collective household product game is pretty sophisticated. At least once a week, we get into a long Slack conversation about some cool new item that's been absolutely saving or changing or elevating our lives. So we decided to share the wealth.As the weather warms up, we're gravitating toward items that help us create a certain atmosphere: great-smelling candles, tasty drinks and snacks, comfy places to sit. Swipe through for our favorite picks this month.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Jack Rudy's Cocktail Co. Olive Brine"I'm obsessed with dirty martinis and making them at home has always been my white whale. I've tried every olive brine in the grocery store (from bottled olive brine to the actual liquid in a jar of olives) and I can definitively say, this is by far the best brine for at-home martinis. This will certainly be a staple in my fridge for the rest of my life." —Hannah Rimm, Associate Editor, Money DiariesJack Rudy Cocktail Co. Olive Brine, $, available at Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.West Elm Andes Sofa"I never thought I could love a couch as much as I love my Andes Sofa in distressed forest green velvet, but after a year of spending 95% of my time on this couch, I couldn't be more in love. It's such a good size for my small (but not tiny) apartment and is also comfortable enough for naps or (vaccinated) visitors." — HRWest Elm Andes Sofa, $, available at West ElmRevival Bath Sheet"I'm really picky about my towels, and had basically given up on finding the perfect one: plush, yes, but also actually absorbent. In recent years, I'd been using exclusively linen towels, because I'd grown annoyed with the super-soft kind that didn't really get me dry. But, I no longer need to sacrifice any coziness, thanks to Revival's new line of bath towels. I'm particularly partial to the enormous bath sheets (I have the rose, which is approximately the color and silken texture of a kitten's tongue), which I lounge in post-shower as if in a robe, swaddling myself like some giant, happy baby, perfectly dry and perfectly comfortable; just perfect." — Kristin Iversen, Director of Lifestyle, Wellbeing, & Social Issues Revival Rugs Bath Sheet, $, available at Revival RugsTwomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018"With vaccinations now open to adults of all ages (in America, anyway — a huge privilege that should not be taken for granted!), we will soon be able to do a lot of the stuff that was put on hold for the last year, including one of my favorite things to do ever: dropping over to a friend's with a bottle of wine. Whether for a big party or a small hang, I can't wait to get inside other people's homes again. I really, really miss sitting on a couch that is not my own. And while some gatherings will call for a bottle of whiskey and others a case of hard seltzer, I'm definitely going to be bringing a bottle of this Twomey pinot noir the next time I go to my best friend's, to make it an even more special occasion. Its incredibly drinkable — lush and fruity, with darker, lightly funky notes that hit the back of your mouth; the ideal way to celebrate finally getting to sit and gossip over glass after glass of wine with your friend again." — KI Twomey 2018 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, $, available at TwomeyCarrière Frères Amber Candle"This was the year I got really into candles — like, I've had different ones that I light at different times of day and on different days of the week, just to make everything feel... different, and not more of the same. Also, I did this because candles smell really nice, and I love things that smell really nice. Lately, though, I haven't been rotating so much between candles as I have just been lighting the same one over and over again: Carrière Frères Amber candle. Warm and spicy, smelling simultaneously of incense and sunshine, the Amber candle is said to have energizing and inspiring properties, and I'm going to choose to believe that this is true, because I know I feel a lot less like lying facedown on my floor and pretending the world doesn't exist when this candle is burning and infusing my home with its delicate scent. Oh! If you're more into florals, I can also recommend Trudon's Maduraï candle, whose heady jasmine fragrance is instantly transportive and just what I want burning next to me whenever I take a bath." — KICarrière Frères Carriere Freres - Amber (Glaesum) Candle, $, available at Candle DeliriumFive Two Ultimate Baking Tool Set"Just because we're not still in peak sourdough times, doesn't mean we're not still baking at home. At least, I am, because while meditation has never really been my thing (I've tried!), I love meditative activities, like kneading dough and daubing egg wash over the surface of a pie crust and smoothing icing along the contours of a cake. And, is there anything more satisfying than cleaning up by pulling a bench scraper across your counter surface? Not to me there isn't — that's my own, hyper-specific ASMR. All to say, I love Food52's new baking tool set, which lets me lead my best baking life, scraping and frosting and daubing away — heaven." —KIFood52 Five Two Ultimate Baking Tool Set, $, available at Food52Brightland Digestif Candle"Okay, I'm adding to the lifestyle candle brigade with Brightland's new 'Digestif'; It's meant to help digest the smells in your kitchen after you cook up a mean meal and I 100% endorse it. Have you ever tried to cover up the odor of boiled eggs with a floral candle and it just morphed into an even worse smell? This candle doesn't do that. The notes of Neroli, Citrus, and the famous Brightland Olive Oil seamlessly envelope the room but don't make your kitchen smell like roses because…kitchens don't normally smell like roses. If you're a fan of the olive oil and like a more natural aroma, I would definitely recommend testing out this fancy fragrance detox candle." — Alexandra Polk, Associate Lifestyle Market WriterBrightland Digestif Candle, $, available at BrightlandSodaStream Fizzi One-Touch Sparking Water Maker"I like all water, but I mostly drink sparkling water. I'm at a 9:1 ratio of bubbly to flat. As such, I can't satisfy my fizzy water habit with La Croix and Pellegrino alone; I'd be generating too much waste. So: SodaStream. I use mine every day. This is my second one, and it's much quieter, easier to use, and slimmer than the older generation I previously had. Plus, SodaStream now mails you full canisters with a shipping label to make mailing back your empties super-easy (though they do charge you for shipping)." — Mirel Zaman, Deputy Director of Lifestyle, Wellbeing, & Social IssuesSodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker, $, available at AmazonStorm Empire No Show Socks "I found these by searching for 'no show socks' on Amazon and sorting by 'customer review.' These were highly rated, and I was suspicious. There are so many seams... Don't they hurt? But review after review mentioned how the seams were more comfortable than the traditional no-show sock, and didn't put that painful pressure across the top of your foot. I caved and I'm glad I did. They don't slip down, they don't hurt, and you can't see them under shoes. Perfect." — MZStorm Empire Storm Empire Unisex Premium No Show Socks, $, available at AmazonNiuta Amber Glass Spray Bottle "I bought a prayer plant, and it quickly entered that 'alive but not thriving' stage that houseplants can enter before dying for real. I learned that misting it with water every few days might help, so I got this. The spray is perfect and it looks chic enough to leave out by my houseplant between uses. It's also glass, so it's safe to add essential oils to it if you want to use it to store DIY cleaning spray instead of plain water." — MZNIUTA Amber Glass Spray Bottles, $, available at AmazonBeautiful Air Fryer"I was a little bit intimidated by this air fryer when I first unboxed it, and it took me a few days to actually put it to use. When I finally did make my (gluten-free) chicken tenders, I was in awe of how easy it was and how perfectly it cooked the chicken. It was honestly so delicious, I was ready to be on an episode of Top Chef. In the days since, this air fryer has earned permanent counter space. It's also really sleek looking, and doesn't disrupt the flow of my kitchen too much. I'm excited to try out new recipes in it!" —Leora Yashari, Senior News EditorBeautiful Beautiful 6 Quart Touchscreen Air Fryer, White Icing by Drew Barrymore, $, available at WalmartJasmine, Oud & Sandalwood Candle"I've been obsessed with this candle for the duration of quarantine now — it's the one that I savor every time I light it because I want it to last longer. Luckily, it's a pretty slow-burning candle to begin with, but the fragrance really fills up the room. It smells warm and cozy, and I wasn't really sure what "oud" was before this, but needless to say I am now obsessed. This scent is basically everything I've ever wanted in a candle without the expensive price tag." —LYLulu Candles Jasmine, Oud & Sandalwood | 9 Oz. Jar, $, available at Lulu CandlesLike what you see? 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The beloved off-price retailer Nordstrom Rack lowers the costs of luxury items day in and day out — thanks to a massive influx of Nordstrom-vetted inventory that continually rolls through its doors. But, when that stockpile of designer goods and beauty products gets a tad too big, it’s time for the retailer to clear house. Introducing one of the R29 Shopping team’s favorite discount dervishes: Clear The Rack. From now until April 19, Nordstrom’s little sister site is giving an extra 25% off red-tag clearance items for total savings of up to 75% off. Everlane, Z By Zella, Kiehl’s, and more reader-favorite brands are waiting to get snatched up by shoppers who know their true value — regardless of what the low price tag says. We already took a deep dive into this deep-sale sea and fished out all the biggest deals on the best brands. Scroll through to dip your toes into all the mega markdowns on fashion, home, and beauty that’s totally worth your shopping time (and cash $$). Z By Zella Up To 45% Off Adidas Up To 75% Off Everlane Up To 70% Off Topshop Up To 70% Off Cole Haan Up To 75% Off Summer Dresses Up To 70% Off Frye Up To 83% Off Eco-Friendly Finds Up To 60% Off Sheets & Bedding Up To 70% Off Travel & Luggage Up To 70% Off Beauty Up To 70% Off Tech Up To 67% Off At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team, but if you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Best Brands On Sale At Nordstrom Rack29 Gifts That'll Wow Your Fashion-Obsessed MomMadewell's Knocking 40% Off A Bunch Of Bestsellers
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Astrology is the belief in and study of universal territory. The sky, its expanse, and the dark mystery beyond it are ungovernable. No matter how many shuttles and satellites compete to make a claim, the planets claim themselves. In astrology, we write the story of their relationships over and over. Because one body is near another, because one planet is illuminated by a grouping of stars. On Earth, our relationships are just as valuable but, on the only planet that sustains life, we destroy it. We say we love each other, but what good is what we say compared to what we allow? This week the police killed yet another unarmed person, a 13-year-old Latino boy. This month, 33 states have introduced over 100 bills against rights of transgender people. Bills that ban trans people from participating in sports, bills that keep trans kids from accessing affirming healthcare, bills that want to remove trans kids from their supportive families. A people policed to death is a people for whom the carceral state is a past life. What if we began our new life now, and agreed that there will be abolition? We, who can feel the rumble and pulse of it begging beneath the concrete. What if we refuse the law of the land when it means to harm the people of the land? What if we are to become ungovernable, like planets, we who know another way is not only possible but inevitable. If you feel small, if you feel far from it, take a look at Pluto’s distant influence. If we are to believe that the planets and asteroids and stars have their power, then imagine what the influence of all our bodies might be. While Pluto works on our values, pitting fear against faith, Saturn and Uranus continue to square off. A minor trine between Mars, Jupiter, and the Sun plus Mercury is our weekly reminder that our actions and rituals have a far-reaching impact, especially for the younger ones who will survive us. Each step we take presses down a new path. Aries Sun & Aries RisingWhen the world gets heavy, people reach for something big to believe in, but you don’t have to believe in God, if God doesn’t suit. You don’t even have to believe in The Universe or anything invisible above or below you. You just have to believe in yourself — in what you see for yourself, and what you want badly enough for yourself to go hard. You have to believe that you have what it takes to raise the child in you and that you’ve earned the right to let the protector rest. What some think of as divine is no bigger, no more sacred, than the work of loving your whole self.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoTaurus Sun & Taurus RisingYou are allowed to feel like one of the lucky ones and still be unsatisfied. You’re allowed to want something more for yourself, even if you can’t articulate what that something is quite yet or how you’re gonna get it. What if dissatisfaction is a sign of life? What if it’s proof of all the pleasures waiting for you on the other side of complacency? It’s better, Taurus, for you to be honest than be humble, better for you to be human than a hero. Otherwise, you might find yourself subconsciously bulldozing what you have to make way for something that you don’t. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoGemini Sun & Gemini RisingIt’s not all a crapshoot, even if it feels like one on days when nothing plays out like you’d rather it did. While it might not be evident right away, there are always a few stakes in the game and consequences to your actions. It’s like Neko Case sang, “time’s a revelator” — eventually, we come to the end of a thread we’ve been holding without realizing it. Don’t let this stop you in your tracks, Gemini, let it give you perspective. Yes, the hurt matters, the mistakes you’ve made matter and they won’t pass unnoticed. But so does the good you’ve done and want to do.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCancer Sun & Cancer RisingIt can feel selfish to trust your gut instincts and make decisions about what’s right for you — not what you wish felt right, or what someone else needs you to feel. In fact, when someone else’s feelings are in the mix, prioritizing your own viewpoint and values can feel like discounting theirs. But, it isn’t. No one benefits from your decisions to do things that don’t feel good or right to you. No one gets to experience you at your best that way. Besides, you should know by now to trust your intuition and never underestimate it. It’s a tool that works better the more you use it. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLeo Sun & Leo RisingIf healing isn’t linear then neither is the path we take toward it. If we can fall off the wagon and get back on, if we can cut ties with people who cause us harm and then hastily sew those ties together in a moment of desperation before remembering why we left to begin with, we can forgive ourselves for losing faith in our ability to learn a new way to live and relate to others. When you get angry at yourself for all the ways you wish you could show up, slow down and find one way. You don’t have to be all in all at once, but when you’re up for it, your ride is here to pick you up.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoVirgo Sun & Virgo RisingIt’s only natural that what felt good to you once might no longer do the trick. Human beings are agents of change and under certain world-defining and delaying circumstances, only more so. With all that time for introspection, some personal shifts might have experienced an acceleration process. But, it takes a while for the mind to catch up with the body, to put into language what might have at first seemed like a hiccup in the spirit. It can feel like the body knows something that we don’t. What you feel is more trustworthy and valuable than what you want to feel.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLibra Sun & Libra RisingA body needs to use or release what it stores. The materials are easy enough to identify: tears, mucus, waste. But the body is full of systems that produce responses harder to see, like the endocrine system, the sympathetic nervous system, and our immune systems. Like Libra people, these systems work as mediators, communicating between stimulus and stimulated. But, unlike Libra people, these systems want to process and let go, because when they can’t release, they suffer. When you’re wondering whether to hold on or let go, look to your body for guidance. Illustration by Stefhany LozanoScorpio Sun & Scorpio RisingLike the dream of a past life, hopeful buds are showing up along the wintered tree of you. A week full of beautiful reminders, that relationships and projects you thought dead were simply dormant, germinating under the cover of darkness. It’s enough to welcome what returns, to regard the cycling nature of all things — including the patterns of others. A budding tree will come to bloom whether you watch it or not and after its bloom, it will shed and go on about the business of greenness. If certain absences hurt you, if opening again scares you, just hang back and let time do its work.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoSagittarius Sun & Sagittarius RisingOf course you know how to stay busy, how to lend your time to whatever problem crops up. And, it’s true that staying busy can do wonders for those of us who, left to leisure, are also left with an emotional state we’d rather let alone. But busying oneself with whatever is furthest from the spirit is a fool’s errand, you know that. You will never stay busy enough. This week might be full of people and places demanding you make good on your work, and you will. But if you don’t make time to keep the promises you’ve made to yourself, your word won’t be worth very much to you.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoCapricorn Sun & Capricorn RisingIt’s time for you to express yourself, Capricorn, to stand in the light of the golden hour. So much of this month has been about setting your limits and figuring out what you don’t want. Don’t you think it’s time for you to not only figure out what you DO want, but actively set out after it? Of course the time between invocation and reception can be slower than some might like, but you know how to be patient if the reward is good enough. You’ve been putting the pieces in place for everyone else long enough, set the dominoes to spell your own name and give the first one a push.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoAquarius Sun & Aquarius RisingThere are months that ask you to rest and months that show you what that rest was for. Rest is a process necessary for both body and mind. Rest can be sleeping in or declining invitations or taking trips to the seaside for salt air. Rest is, no matter how you come to it, a gathering of strength, and it can be taken alongside the daily grind or outside of it entirely. My hope for you, Aquarius, is that you’ve taken your rest seriously and sacredly, because within it were lessons for the work you’re endeavoring upon now. The work comes from that rest; it’s possible because of it.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoPisces Sun & Pisces RisingWe shouldn’t have to choose between what makes financial sense and what makes sense collectively and, in a perfect world, our lives could be easily built in service to the communities we love and care for. But, because this isn’t a perfect world and because some resources are finite, it’s important to approach long-term plans as if they are exactly that — long term. While some situations require immediate response, your present day solutions need not define your vision for the future. You can take care of yourself now without jeopardizing your big beautiful dream.Illustration by Stefhany LozanoLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Charge Your Vibrators: Venus Is In TaurusObsessed With Astrology? Thank TikTok — & COVIDHow Important Is Your Roommate's Zodiac Sign?
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