life hacks

This Military Approved Trick Is The Secret To Falling Asleep Whenever You Need

Sleepless nights are the worst. There is nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning, checking your phone every ten minutes, and realising you’re edging ever closer to your alarm going off. Sure, there are plenty of tips out there; don’t drink…
By Alice Broster

9 Shower Hacks That Can Help You Reduce Anxiety

A nice soak in a hot bath seems to do wonders for the mind and body — especially if there's a bath bomb involved. But if you're one of the less-lucky people like myself whose apartment is home to a humble shower alone with no tub in sight, that…
By Nina Kahn

The Simple Reason You Should Be Getting A Bra Fitting Way More Than You Think

Almost every woman is guilty of working out their bra size and sticking to it for their entire life. Most of the time, this is done via a method of trial and error — rather than with the help of a professional. But one Victoria's Secret model has…
By Lauren Sharkey

6 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Daily Routine More Earth-Friendly

Being the globally aware, socially conscious person that you are, surely you’d love to up your game when it comes to sustainable living habits, right? Earth Day 2018 is on April 22, and according to the official Earth Day website, there’s lots you…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The Best Way To Organize Your Life, Based On Your Myers Briggs Type

It's no secret that some people are naturally organized while other people — like me — struggle to even open their mail. If you don't have that whole organized thing down, you can learn how to organize your life based on your Myers-Briggs…
By Brandi Neal

14 Weird Taco Bell Food Hacks You Should Know About

If you hit up Taco Bell on the regular, you probably have some go-to items that you always order. For me it's the Mexican pizza with no beans, and two crunchy tacos. However, if you want to leave your taco comfort zone, there are some weird Taco…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s A Foolproof Way To Always Keep Your Coffee Hot

If you're a coffee drinker of the Lorelai Gilmore variety, like me, then you know that coffee has three temperatures — scalding hot, lukewarm, and freezing cold. It's hardly ever just right. Perhaps you've wondered how to keep your coffee hot…
By Brandi Neal

10 Life Upgrades You Can Do For Free In 2018

The great Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter once said, "Let me upgrade you," and that's unofficially-officially the theme for 2018. There are so many ways you can improve all aspects of your life. And a lot of life upgrades, or tiny things can vastly…
By Katie Mitchell

The Reason You’re Sweating So Much In Your Sleep — And How To Stop

If you've ever woken up in the middle feeling like you just got out of a pool with all of your clothes on, then you know how disruptive night sweats can be. If you're wondering why you're sweating at night, there are many things that can cause night…
By Brandi Neal

Taking Two Or More Showers A Day Is Probably Doing You More Harm Than Good

If your routine is getting up and jumping in the shower before work, then hitting the gym in the evening and taking another shower, you're going to want to read this. If you've ever wondered if it's bad to take two or more showers a day, science…
By Brandi Neal

If You Need A Tech Detox, You Should Probably Download This App ASAP

Your smartphone is likely the one thing you can't live without, while simultaneously being the thing that causes you the most stress. You might know that the app Burner allows you to text people without using your real number. Now, the Burner app…
By Brandi Neal

“Lagom” Is The Swedish Mindfulness Trend You Need To Know About

As a Libra, also known as the scales, I am forever seeking a balanced life. So, I was super psyched to hear about lagom. You're likely wondering: what does lagom mean? This Swedish lifestyle trend is all about achieving balance, something…
By Brandi Neal

Weird But Useful Apps You Need To Download, Stat

If it feels like there’s an app for everything these days, that’s because there kind of is. The internet is constantly abuzz with news on dating apps, apps for keeping track of periods, apps for protesters, social media apps, ride-sharing apps, and…
By Elizabeth Enochs

You Need To Try This Secret Pumpkin Spice Drink At Starbucks Immediately

Ready or not, fall is fast approaching. Case in point, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is already upon us. If the PSL is not your jam, but you still want your pumpkin fix, here's how to order a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea off the secret menu.…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s How To Make Your Laptop Battery Last All Day

Let’s say you decide to take a weekend trip upstate, or to the beach, or heck, even to your parents’ house. You throw together a weekend bag, with your toothbrush, a change of clothes, and your laptop, because GLOW isn’t going to binge-watch itself.…
By Melanie Mignucci

14 Facts That Might Save Your Life One Day

As a child, I spent a significant amount of time reading survival books. I was convinced that knowing how to escape quicksand, build a fire in the wilderness, and identify various types of poisonous snakes, was information I would need on a daily…
By Madeleine Aggeler

8 Easy Ways To Stay Cool This Summer Without Air…

It's summertime, and the livin' is, err, hot. With temperatures soaring across the country, if you don't have central air, you may be ready for summer to be over. These ways to stay cool this summer without air conditioning are of particular…
By Brandi Neal

12 Amazon Echo Tricks You Didn't Know You Needed

My husband and I were gifted an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas last year. Admittedly it’s not a thing either of us had every thought we’d need; however, the number of Amazon Echo tricks and hacks I’ve discovered playing around with the thing since it…
By Lucia Peters

The Average Cost Of A Vacation Is Cheaper Than You Think

In today’s economy and work culture (or work-yourself-to-the-bone culture, as the case may be), it often feels like there’s a catch-22 surrounding vacations: Either you’ve got enough time to travel, but no money to do so, or you’ve got enough money…
By Lucia Peters

How To Get Free Doughnuts On National Doughnut Day

Say what you will about the appeal of other breakfast pastries — for any sugar addict, doughnuts are clearly the superior choice. Why else would National Doughnut Day exist? This year, the sweetest unofficial holiday is taking place on Friday, Jun.…
By Claire Warner