modern wellness

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

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 Why Charcoal Lattes Are Suddenly Everywhere

When it comes to lattes in 2018, black is the new black — charcoal to be exact. No, I'm not talking about boring old black coffee with a dollop of foam on top. Charcoal lattes claim myriad health benefits, and are starting to dominate coffee culture,…
By Brandi Neal

This New Scandinavian Wellness Trend Is Seriously Empowering

From getting cozy, to cleaning, to self-empowerment, Scandinavians seem to have this whole life thing figured out. You've likely heard of the self-care trends hygge and lagom, and maybe even the decluttering ritual Swedish death cleaning, but sisu pr…
By Brandi Neal

A Club Just For Napping Opened In NYC & You're Going To Want To Move In

I work from home, so napping under my desk, George Costanza-style, isn't necessary because my bed is just a few feet away. But for those who are confined to an office, or to the city of New York, there is now an actual nap club that lets you take a b…
By Brandi Neal

A Chemical In McDonald’s Fries Could Be The Best Treatment For Hair Loss, A New Study Says

If you've ever eaten fast food, then you should already know that McDonald's has the best french fries, like, in the entire world. This is basically a fact. What you definitely didn't know, though, is that not only are they delicious all the time (se…
By Jessica Booth

13 Old Wives Tales About Sleep Cures That Are True

I thought my first real sleepless night was a joke. After a full eight hours of tossing and turning, I texted my roommates: "literally slept zero hours last night lol." I fully expected to resume my regularly scheduled sleep programming the very next…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Old-Fashioned Flu Remedies That Actually Work

If you're currently dousing your entire body in antibacterial soap on the reg and Googling whether or not you can temporarily live in a bubble because you're terrified of getting the flu that's going around this year, trust me: You're not alone. I'm …
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Tell If Your Flu Symptoms Are Actually Mono

When you're cloaked in a quilt of kleenex, it's hard to process much else other than the fact that you feel sick. But it's important to figure out what's ailing you so the proper treatment can be prescribed. With so many similar symptoms that can onl…
By Brittany Bennett

Your Flu Could Actually Be This OTHER Virus — & Knowing The Difference Could Help You Treat It

If flu season weren't already bad enough this year, there's another virus that mimics the flu but is actually something else entirely. If you're wondering how to tell if you have the flu, or something else, NBC News reported that symptoms of adenovir…
By Brandi Neal

People Can Spread The Flu Before They Even Know They Have It, So That's Fun

The 2018 flu season is no joke: the Center for Disease Control has said that it's "the most widespread on record" since officials began keeping track of it 13 years ago. So far in 2018 — note, we're not even a month into the year — the flu has caused…
By Jessica Booth

Here’s When You NEED To See The Doctor For A Case Of The Flu

News flash: It's flu season — and statistically, some of you reading this have already caught the dreaded virus. As you languish on the couch like the heroine of a 19th century romance, surrounded by a small mountain range of used tissues, you may be…
By Claire Warner

There’s A Disease Turning Deers Into Zombies & Apparently Humans Might Be Able To Catch It

I know it sounds like the premise of a low-budget horror film, but unfortunately, this is a description of a real life threat in the news today. Apparently, species of deer around the country are contracting some sort of condition being called "Zombi…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The One Thing To Do To Feel More Refreshed In The Morning

To say that I'm not a morning person would be an understatement. While some people can just roll out of bed all bright and shiny, I resemble someone from The Walking Dead. Same? I'm always looking for ways to feel more refreshed in the morning, but t…
By Brandi Neal

Science Just Discovered A Weird Way Swallowing Ocean Water Can Mess With Your Health

We all know that drinking ocean water is a sure fast way to dehydrate yourself and end up with a bout of indigestion due to its salt levels. But what's maybe been less obvious about the effects of drinking sea water is that, according to a new study,…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Surprising Nightly Routine Change Will Weirdly Help You Fall Asleep Faster

When counting sheep just doesn't cut it, where do you turn to figure out how to fall asleep faster? One of life's cruelest ironies is that while children are able to sleep as soon as their heads touch the pillow, they never actually want to go to bed…
By Claire Warner

9 Ways To Protect Yourself Against This Year’s Dangerous Flu Epidemic

Flu season is never good. We brace for it each year, comparing notes on if and how to get a flu shot, and swapping flu-related horror stories that often convince the flu shot-opposed among us to run straight to the doctor and beg for mercy. Not all f…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Weird Ways Your Body Is Trying To Tell You To Drink More Water

We all know the doctor's advice. It's important to drink enough water throughout the day — otherwise, you'll suffer the symptoms of dehydration. But, with how busy we all are, it's easy to just... well, forget. So much so that it's a common New Year'…
By Brittany Bennett

Starbucks’ New Teavana Wellness Teas Are Here In Time To Help You Battle Your Winter Cold

Just in time for flu season, Starbucks is releasing a line a of specialty teas (they should totally be called Speacialteas, amirite?) that are going to help you battle both the winter cold and winter colds — in a healthy, invigorating, and calming wa…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here’s Why You Should ALWAYS Change Your Contact Lenses When You’re Supposed To

For those of us who grew up wearing glasses, the day we could start wearing contacts was a day for the history books. I remember that I was in seventh grade, I felt like the star of a back-to-school episode of Degrassi, and I vowed never again to ret…
By Maddy Foley