Carolyn is a lifestyle and beauty writer who may or may not be giving you health advice whilst eating a donut.
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9 Surprising Ways Adopting A Dog Can Instantly Improve Your Health

If you're convinced that having a dog makes you a better person, you're probably right. Study after study has shown the health benefits of having a dog, from reduced stress to improved heart health, to a better social life — the list just goes on and…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Ways To Catch Up On Sleep That Actually Work

If you are wondering how much sleep should you be getting, the typical answer is seven to nine hours per night, according to The National Sleep Foundation. But be honest, do you actually get that much shuteye? Between work, and travel, and stress — a…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Surprising Habits That May Help You Live Longer

When it comes to improving your health, and possibly living longer as a result, the best ways to go about it are always a bit predictable. These include the usual, like eating healthy foods and managing your stress levels — all things you need to do,…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Foods That Can Cause Anger, Anxiety, And Spaciness, According To Eastern Medicine

Eastern Medicine, which can include things like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC), often looks at nutrition and foods that affect your mood — as well as your health in general. "Food in Chinese medicine has many qualities to it," Elizab…
By Carolyn Steber

8 Things You Didn't Realize Can Happen To Your Body When You Get A Tattoo

Once you decide to get inked, you'll likely be more focused on what you want your tattoo to look like, and where you want it to be placed, than what happens when you get a tattoo. It's such a positive, fun, and fulfilling process, that thoughts of in…
By Carolyn Steber

11 Character Traits That Can Be Signs Of A Personality Disorder

Pretty much everyone wants attention at one point or another. Many people like getting texts from friends, and appreciate being invited to parties. It's all about feeling included which, for many people, is a basic need. But sometimes, emotions like …
By Carolyn Steber

9 Unexpected Signs Of Hormonal Imbalance In Young People

When your hormones are balanced, it means all the body's little chemical messengers are working in harmony to keep your health on track. But once there's too much or not enough of a hormone — either due to too much stress, an underlying health concer…
By Carolyn Steber

11 Signs You Are Experiencing Trauma After A Toxic Relationship

While many people feel down or upset when a relationship comes to an end, there's a big difference between taking a moment to pause and reflect — or even spending a few days crying — and experiencing post-traumatic relationship syndrome. If you're co…
By Carolyn Steber

What Your Zodiac Sign’s Kindred Spirit Is, And What It Says About You

If you're into astrology, then you probably enjoy reading about the personality traits associated with your sign, and what kinds of insights they can give you about yourself. But have you ever considered the animal who is your kindred spirit, based o…
By Carolyn Steber

11 Habits All People Who Are Calming To Be Around Have In Common

Nothing's better when you're stressed or have had a long day than to hang out with a person who is calming to be around. When you're with them, it's almost impossible not to feel more relaxed, as their chill vibes wash over you. They listen to your s…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Relationship Problems That Won't Come Up Until After You Move In Together

Once you move in with your partner, you'll instantly see each other in a different light. When you finally decide it's time to consolidate spaces, you will have to learn how to adjust to living together, and a few issues might crop up that can seem l…
By Carolyn Steber

10 Surprising Ways Telling White Lies Can Affect Your Mental Health

It's easy to see why lying might have some damaging effects on your life, since lies are sneaky, malicious, and often hurt others. But did you know telling white lies can have an impact, too? While they might not carry the same weight as a major lie,…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Little Workplace Mistakes That Can Make Someone Seem Unprofessional

Regardless of whether you're in your dream career and plan to stay forever, or have plans to leave your current gig by the end of the year, it never hurts to avoid making mistakes at work that might make you seem unprofessional. On a daily basis, mai…
By Carolyn Steber

Your Partner's Biggest Relationship Dealbreaker, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

Everyone has preferences when it comes to relationships, including ways they want to be treated, what they're willing to overcome for their partner, and even traits or habits that are dealbreakers in relationships. And if you look at these things thr…
By Carolyn Steber

11 Surprising Ways To Tell If Your Dog Isn’t Feeling Well

Since dogs obviously can't tell us when they're not feeling well, it's important to be aware of signs your dog is sick, so you can come to their rescue, and take them to a vet when necessary. For many dogs, signs of illness will look the same — they …
By Carolyn Steber

11 Natural Smells That Can Tell You Surprising Things About Your Health

We all get smelly from time to time, and these smells can switch it up depending on different factors in your health. Usually, odors like rank armpits or funky breath can be cleared up with basic hygiene, a spray of perfume, or a stick of gum. It's o…
By Carolyn Steber

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have a way of soaking up what we say, mulling it over, repeating it — and sometimes even holding onto com…
By Carolyn Steber

This Is The Biggest Thing That Keeps You From Being Happy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

There are so many things that can make a person unhappy, from the stressful things we all hear in the news, to relationship problems, to feeling unfulfilled at work or in other aspects of your life. So if you're feeling down, it can be helpful to tak…
By Carolyn Steber

The Most Common Types Of Negative Self-Talk Each Zodiac Sign Is Prone To

Self-talk is the tiny voice we all have inside our heads that either cheers us on, in a positive way, or knocks us down, in a negative way. And while positive self-talk often sounds the same for everyone, with phrases like "you got this!" and "you're…
By Carolyn Steber

13 Small Changes You Can Make This Weekend To Reduce Your Anxiety

If you're dealing with anxiety, then I bet you're on the lookout for ways to better manage it, so you can start feeling more like yourself again. And that might mean talking to a therapist, chatting with friends, or even taking medication, if necessa…
By Carolyn Steber