health and wellness

7 Body Parts You Don't Have To Clean As Often As You Think

When it comes to hygiene, it's easy to think that the more you clean and groom yourself, the healthier you'll be. However, there are times when cleaning a body part can do more harm than good, and there are a number of self-cleaning body parts, and b…
By Carina Wolff

Quick, Easy Ways To Make Your Morning Routine Eco-Friendly

If you're not a morning person, your number one priority is likely just getting out your front door on time every day — so you might take shortcuts in your morning routine in an effort to expedite the process of getting ready. However, there are some…
By Brandi Neal

5 Fascinating Things Your Blood Type Can Tell You

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our blood type unless we are in our doctor's office, but our blood type is a component of our health worth looking at. There are a number of fascinating things your blood type says about you and you…
By Carina Wolff

9 Surprising Medical Reasons You're Feeling So Irritable Lately

Bad moods can happen for many reasons, but sometimes, they have nothing to do with your life circumstances. If you're constantly, inexplicably on edge and wondering "why am I always irritated?", you might want to get your health checked, as there cou…
By Carina Wolff

7 Common Medications That Can Make You Depressed

When we think of medication side effects, we typically think of symptoms like drowsiness or nausea, but treatments for certain issues can also have an effect on your mental health. There are a number of common medications that cause depression, depen…
By Carina Wolff

How To Tell If Your Headache Is Actually A Menstrual Migraine

Migraines have been my burden to bear since I was 6. Weather, certain scents, stress, and lack of sleep are all migraine triggers for me. Recently, I've also started to get menstrual migraines. Same? Then you're going to want to learn how to help rel…
By Brandi Neal

Sitting Too Much Can Actually Change This Part Of Your Brain, A New Study Says

Most jobs today require sitting in front of the computer for eleventy-million hours, and a new study published in the Public Library of Science found that all of that sitting can change your brain — it actually shrinks the part of your brain responsi…
By Brandi Neal

9 Ways Your Allergies Are Messing With Your Sleep — And How To Fix It

You might already know that seasonal allergies can erode your immune system and make you more likely to catch a spring cold. However, that's not the only downside to spring-time sneezing. How do allergies affect your sleep? Seasonal allergies can be …
By Brandi Neal

If You’re Always Getting Yeast Infections, These 10 Reasons May Be Why

Getting a yeast infection once is no fun, but dealing with all that itching and burning recurrently is something no one should have to go through. Unfortunately, sometimes yeast infections are persistent, which is why it's important to figure out the…
By Carina Wolff

9 Brain Fog Remedies That Are Actually Backed Up By Science

If you've ever wandered through life feeling like you're under water, brain fog might be to blame. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, poor diet, lack of sleep, and more can disrupt your inability to think and make you feel disorganized and forgetful.…
By Brandi Neal

This Is How Colored Lights Can Boost Your Mood — Seriously

From copper-infused blankets that claim to fight bacteria to sensory-deprivation tanks for anxiety relief, there are a lot of out-there wellness treatments, well, out there. One traditional treatment has been getting a lot of attention as of late for…
By Brandi Neal

8 Interesting Things That Happen To Your Brain When You Stay Up All Night

So, you have eleventy million things to do and there only 24 hours in a day, which can make it tempting to forgo sleep. But, while it might seem like a good idea in the moment, you'll pay for it in the long run because there are some things staying u…
By Brandi Neal

The Unexpected Reason You're More Likely To Get Sick In The Spring

I did everything possible to avoid it. I wiped down surfaces, washed my hands, made my neti pot my new BFF, used my allergy nasal spray religiously, but I came down with a nasty spring cold anyways. Same? Like me, you might not know that your spring …
By Brandi Neal

You Can BATHE In Avocado At This Hotel In Mexico & When’s My Flight

Despite being shamed for their love of avocados, nothing can keep millennials from their beloved green super fruit. If eating avocados, noshing on guacamole, and using it as a facial mask isn't satisfying your avocado cravings, you can bathe in avoca…
By Brandi Neal

9 Migraine Remedies You Probably Already Have In Your Kitchen

If you're one of the 37 million people in the U.S. who suffer from migraines, then you know that finding an effective treatment is akin to spotting a unicorn. Prescription medications don't always work, especially after a full-blown migraine sets in.…
By Brandi Neal

The One Weird Way Dry Brushing Can Actually Boost Your Health

So, you probably brush your hair every day, but what about your skin? If you think brushing your body sounds totally bananas, it's actually an easy self-care option that's really good for your skin, since exfoliates all your dead skin cells away. But…
By Brandi Neal

Here's The Best Thing To Do If You’re Having A Panic Attack In Public

If you suffer from anxiety or panic disorder, just the thought of having a panic attack can keep you from venturing out at all. However, there are things you can do if you have a panic attack in public, and no matter what happens, it's helpful to kee…
By Brandi Neal

This Is The One Product You Need If You Have Trouble Falling Asleep

Because you're probably dragging today thanks to daylight saving time, someone decided that you deserve a nap and created National Napping Day. Additionally, if you're not sleeping well at night, and you want to get the most of your snooze time, this…
By Brandi Neal

These 10 Nightmares Are Actually Super Common — And Here’s What They Mean

If you have bad dreams on the regular, going to bed at night might feel like you're stuck in A Nightmare On Elm Street. Some common dreams caused by fear are actually a reflection of what you're subconsciously afraid of IRL. The good news, however, i…
By Brandi Neal

Why Insomnia Might Actually Run In Families

If you've tried counting sheep, medication, and everything in between to try to get to sleep to no avail, the secret might lie in your genes. According to a new study, insomnia might be genetic. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatr…
By Brandi Neal