health and wellness

11 Unexpected Things That Cause You To Sweat More Than Usual

If you sweat throughout the day, consider it a good thing. Sweat is your body's natural way of cooling off and eliminating toxins, so a little underarm wetness shouldn't be a cause for concern. But if you feel like you're sweating more than usual — a…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Common Misconceptions People Have About Self-Care That Are Actually Toxic

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time putting my own needs before the needs of others. While intellectually I know that self-care is important, I have simultaneously bought into secretly toxic ideas about self-care that aren't true. Sound fa…
By Brandi Neal

7 Nightly Rituals That Can Help Ease Your Anxiety Before Bed

For some folks, their nightly routine consists of little hope for falling asleep, thanks to having anxiety before bed. Instead of crawling under the covers and drifting off to dreamland as you'd like to do, you might lie there worrying about the futu…
By Carolyn Steber

There's A Specific Coach To Help Olympians Stay Focused Before Competing — Here's What They Do

If you've ever wondered how Olympic athletes are able to perform flawlessly under extreme pressure, it's because they have a secret weapon — a mental skills coach. These professionals help elite athletes psychologically prepare for major events like …
By Brandi Neal

9 Little Things Mindful People Do Differently, According To Therapists

There's been a lot of talk about mindfulness lately, and although you might know the importance of staying present and meditating, you might be wondering how to practice mindfulness throughout the day. According to therapists, there are a number of l…
By Carina Wolff

7 Science-Backed Activities That Will Boost The Love Hormone In Your Relationship

Oxytocin tends to be referred to as "the bonding hormone," "the love hormone," or "the cuddle hormone," so it's no surprise that this hormone plays a role in cultivating intimate relationships. If you're looking to foster feelings of closeness with y…
By Carina Wolff

7 Signs You're Spending Too Much Time Inside & It's Affecting Your Health

Sometimes it's necessary to spend a day cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix, but spend too much time inside, and you might find that your health begins to suffer. There are a number of effects of being inside too long, and you might not even rea…
By Carina Wolff

15 Little Acts That Strengthen Your Bond With People At Work

OK, so you don't have to be BFFs with everyone you work with, if you'd prefer not to. Sometimes, work is about getting in, getting out, and getting that paycheck — and that's totally understandable. But there are benefits to becoming friends with you…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Surprising Alternatives To Tampons That Actually Work

Although tampons tend to be one of the more common period products women use, many women are in search of alternative options, whether it be because they cost too much, they don't want to use plastic, or they're concerned about the environment. Lucki…
By Carina Wolff

Your Pupper Is Actually Hecka Good For Your Mental Health, According To Science

If you're on the fence about welcoming a four-legged friend into your life, news that pets are good for your mental health just might be the push you need to make the commitment. A recent study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry found that pets …
By Brandi Neal

This Is The Generation Least Likely To Get Their Flu Shot, This Study Suggests

With the Centers For Disease Control reporting that this year's is one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, getting your flu shot is more important than ever. But a new data analysis project from Insurance Quotes reports that millennials are le…
By Brandi Neal

Making These 7 Small Changes To Your Morning Routine Can Drastically Boost Your Mood

It doesn't matter if you leap out of bed with the greatest of ease, or if you need a few hits of the ol' snooze button before you can truly wake up — there are all sorts of ways to improve your mood in the morning, and thus feel better for the rest o…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Unexpected Signs You're Sensitive To Caffeine

So many folks (like, literally millions) reach for a caffeinated beverage in the morning in order to wake up and feel alert. And many more drink coffees, teas, and energy drinks as the day goes on, in order to stay awake. But what are the signs you a…
By Carolyn Steber

11 Surprising Things You Should Never Do Just After You Wake Up

Even though most of us dread that morning alarm clock and struggle to get going in the a.m, it's important to cultivate good morning habits, as they can help set the tone for the day. As far as what not to do in the morning, there are a number of sur…
By Carina Wolff

11 Signs You Might Have PCOS And Not Even Know It

As is the case with many health concerns, how to know if you polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be difficult to tell on your own, unless you know exactly what to look for. And even then, signs of this hormonal and reproductive disorder can be easy …
By Carolyn Steber

11 Unexpected Differences Between Anxiety And Perfectionism

While both can leave you feeling stressed out and on edge, sometimes it is hard to distinguish signs of an anxiety disorder from perfectionism. "Perfectionism is distinct from anxiety in that, for some perfectionists, having high or specific expectat…
By Carolyn Steber

8 Red Flags You’re Too Stressed Out By Your Toxic Friend

Toxic friends aren't always as obvious as a trio of scrunchie-wearing Heathers. And, I definitely don't recommend a Veronica Sawyer-inspired solution to ditching toxic friends. Before you get to that point — never get to that point — it's important t…
By Brandi Neal

9 Little-Known Holistic Anxiety Hacks That Therapists Swear By

Anyone who suffers from anxiety knows that there's tons of the same advice out there telling people to breath deeply, meditate, or write your worries down. However, if the same old advice isn't working for you, you might want to try out some more lit…
By Carina Wolff

11 Subtle Signs Of Scoliosis You Need To Watch Out For

You'd think back pain would be the most obvious sign of scoliosis, but there are plenty more subtle, seemingly unrelated symptoms to watch out for, too. Most of them don't seem like a big deal, on paper. But since a curvature of your spine can impact…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Major Life Decisions It’s OK To Make, Even When You’re Not Sure

Whether you're changing careers, moving, or ending or beginning a relationship, making a big decision about your life can be scary, and you might even be hesitant to choose until you're entirely sure. Luckily, you don't always have to be confident ab…
By Carina Wolff