It's Official: Bananas May Actually Go Extinct in the Near Future

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We have some bad news: Apparently fruits can go extinct, and , thanks to three lethal fungal diseases. What scientists are calling a "banana armageddon" has already wiped out 40% of the world's banana crop, and it shows no signs of stopping. Most bananas are genetically the same, meaning that if one falls ill, they all could. 

You might want to hold off for a few months: According to , flight prices are expected to fall across the board come autumn. Patrick Surry, Hooper's chief data scientist, predicts that domestic round-trip tickets  in October. 

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 you should stop arguing and take a nap—seriously. According to a new study published in , couples are actually happier with each other when they get a better night's sleep. (As if you needed another reason to take a mid-afternoon nap.)

Moms-to-be, new  will make your life a whole lot easier. Created by healthcare experts Anish Sebastian and Juan Pablo Segura, Babyscripts . The app allows OB/GYNs to monitor their pregnant patients' progress and health remotely, putting you and your growing baby at ease in the process. 

This heat wave calls for a . Pick up vanilla ice cream, sparkling water, a jar of maraschino cherries, and a bottle of fruity red wine () for the perfect summertime treat.