health and wellness

9 Easy Workouts You Should Try If You Spend All Day Sitting At Your Desk

After a long day of sitting at your desk, it can seem daunting to have to go to a workout class instead of finally making your way home. But staying active is important for your mind and body, especially if you're feeling stiff. There are a number…
By Carina Wolff

6 Things Your OB/GYN Wishes You’d Think About When You’re Shopping For New Clothes

When you're shopping for new clothes, do you ever think about how each item can affect your health? As weird as it may seem, OB/GYNs say there are some things they wish you'd think about more when you're shopping for some wardrobe updates. Some…
By Kristine Fellizar

10 Body Parts You Can Actually Live Without

Believe it or not, the body is full of parts and organs that you don't actually need to survive. While many of them are there for a specific purpose, and are therefore necessary in some capacity, plenty of people have parts removed due to injury or…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Brilliant Mental Tips To Prevent You From Overreacting In Any Situation

When something happens that gets your blood boiling, it's hard not to give in to your first instinct and react emotionally — but nothing feels worse than regretting an extreme reaction to a situation. Thankfully, there are mental tricks you can use…
By Carina Wolff

8 Fascinating Ways Your Workout Affects Your Hormones

When we think of exercising, we tend to think of the benefits for mood and energy, as well as our physical health. But exercise can have an even more subtle effect on our bodies. And I'm talking about on the chemical level: There are a number of…
By Carina Wolff

A Dentist Explained What Booze Does To Teeth & It Might Make You Rethink That Rosé

One of my worst nightmares is having something happen to my teeth. After a round of braces and very pricey Invisalign, it's not surprising that I try to protect them at all costs. But a dentist's recent revelation has proven how little I really know…
By Lauren Sharkey

7 Physical Signs You May Need A Breast Reduction, According To Experts

From chronic aches and pains to just plain old discomfort, there are a variety of reasons why someone may decide to get a breast reduction. But there's a lot of misinformation out there about the surgery itself, and because of that, it can be…
By Lauren Dana

6 Habits That Can Lower The "Feel Good" Chemicals In Your Brain

When it comes to chemicals that affect our mood, most of us are the most familiar with serotonin. The neurotransmitter is responsible for dictating everything from our happiness to our energy levels and even how well we sleep. Unfortunately, there…
By Carina Wolff

This Study On The Reasons Millennial Women Are Unhappy Actually Makes So Much Sense

If the "back in my day" stories of older relatives are to be believed, the current crop of us millennials have never had it so good. But we came of age in a post-recession, social media-saturated landscape, and are subsequently grappling with poor…
By Emily Dixon

Scientists Think Oversleeping Can Actually Cause These Serious Health Problems

Sometimes, you just can't help sleeping in. It could be because you've had a late one the night before, or simply because you have nothing better to do. Either way, sleeping for more than the recommended eight hours per night may actually be doing…
By Lauren Sharkey

6 Signs That Your Sadness Is Actually A Sign Of High-Functioning Anxiety

When you're feeling down, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly you're experiencing. We all go through hard times, but sometimes, when it seems like it's not going to end, it can be more than just a rough patch. If you've been feeling blue for…
By Carina Wolff

8 Fascinating Chemical Differences Between Smoking Weed Vs. Vaping Weed

With vaping on the rise, and the current side effects of vaping still unknown, many people are left wondering what, if any, are the differences between smoking weed and vaping weed. Now that vaping has become more commonplace for smoking tobacco,…
By Carina Wolff

7 Hacks To Spend Time Alone Without Feeling Lonely

Some people love spending time alone while others would much rather be around someone else at all times. Although it is nice to socialize with others, sometimes it's necessary to spend time alone. If you're someone who struggles to be by yourself,…
By Carina Wolff

7 Surprising Things That Cause Nightmares

Experiencing nightmares often is not only stressful, but it can make you dread sleep. If you're someone who frequently experiences bad dreams, you'll likely do anything you can to make them stop so you can get some restful sleep. In addition to your…
By Carina Wolff

7 Habits You Think Hurt Your Gynecological Health But Really Don't

Gynecological health can feel like a mystery. Even though that's largely the fault of a stigmatizing healthcare and education system, it's still the truth for many people. So when it comes to gynecological health concerns, a bunch of misconceptions…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Surprising Places STIs Can Show Up On Your Body

It's easy to assume that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) only affect the genital area. But when it comes to how STIs can affect the body, you may be to surprised to find that symptoms can show up in other places as well. Because of that,…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Signs Your Weekend Drinking May Actually Be High-Functioning Alcoholism

For some, having a few drinks with friends on a weekend doesn't become a problem. But for others, this frequent binge drinking can indicate a greater issue. There are a number of signs that mean your weekend drinking may actually be signs of…
By Carina Wolff

7 Hacks To Prevent You From Overthinking If You Have High-Functioning Anxiety

If you're someone who suffers from anxiety, you know how pervasive, distracting, and frustrating overthinking things can be. Even if you are able to manage your anxiety, it's common for thoughts to come creeping back in, which is why it can be…
By Carina Wolff

15 Old-Fashioned Self-Care Activities We Should Bring Back

Self-care is a pretty popular concept. But it wasn't invented by millennials, and today's young adults certainly haven't yet discovered all the ways generations of people have taken care of themselves and their wellbeing. And while going back in…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Science Says You've Probably Been Applying Your Suncream Wrong For Like, Ever

I, and probably many of you, have a tendency to put sunscreen on as quickly as possible. Mainly because I'm lazy but also because I can't stand the sticky texture of some of the formulas. But this isn't how to apply your suncream correctly, and…
By Lauren Sharkey