Wellness

How Taking Cold Showers Could Make You Miss Less Work

If you've ever wondered how Karen Walker on Will & Grace makes it to work every day, there's an episode where she admits she starts her day with Rosario dousing her with cold water. While unpleasant, research shows that taking cold showers could make…
By Brandi Neal

7 Gross Things That Happen To Your Body Immediately After Thanksgiving Dinner

Once a year, our dining rooms become buffets and elastic waistbands are accepted as proper dining attire. The parade of food on our table is led by turkey and followed by a tantalizing procession of sides. It's a dinner that hurts so good, as we stuf…
By Brittany Bennett

Why You Need To Know About The Divine Feminine

Whenever I heard that astrologers had dubbed 2017 the year of the "Divine Feminine Rising," I would picture a voluptuous goddess with flowing locks of hair, emerging from the sea on a giant scalloped shell, Venus-style. This was, however, before I me…
By Dylan Essertier

11 Creepy Things That Have Really Happened To People While They’re Sleeping

Maybe it's happened to you. You wake up in the middle of the night and can't move your body, or you wake up and see an apparition in your doorway. Sleep is supposed to be a restorative experience, but for people who have experienced creepy or weird t…
By Brandi Neal

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About That Study Claiming Sugar Causes Tumors

It's basically impossible to go more than 24 hours without hearing about the results of a medical study that's meant to be helpful, but only serves to fuel the raging anxiety that is in itself an epidemic. The worst part? These results of these studi…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

These Videos Of People Whispering Are Supposed To Help Cure Insomnia

If you've ever had someone else wash your hair or massage your scalp, then you know it can give you all the good tingly feels, but apparently this feeling can help cure insomnia too. If you're wondering: What is ASMR? Well, Twitter is losing its mind…
By Brandi Neal

This Hands-Off Wellness Treatment Is About To Be Everywhere

In the age of self care, spiritual healing might come across as another marketing ploy to prioritize your mental well-being over your finances, but it's actually a highly critical practice. While attention to mental health is obviously a necessity, o…
By Amanda Eisenberg

Sexual Harassment At Work Is Linked To Poor Mental Health

Workplace sexual harassment has hit the news repeatedly over the past few months, from the allegations that recently came out against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, to Taylor Swift's successful suit against a DJ who she said groped her at a work e…
By JR Thorpe

What To Do If Your Dreams Are Causing Waking Anxiety

The subconscious mind is a pretty powerful thing. And, if you have anxiety-induced dreams, you might not know that they can also cause anxiety when you're awake. If you're wondering what to do if your dreams are causing waking anxiety, you're not alo…
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 millennials…
By Brandi Neal

Why You Need To Eat Right After You Exercise, No Matter What

You've just had a great workout and you're feeling awesome. But, maybe you're running short on time and don't have time for a post-workout snack? Turns out, waiting too long to eat after exercising can be pretty bad for your recovery plan and it coul…
By Isadora Baum, CHC

This One Easy Trick Can Help You Beat Loneliness

No one is immune to feeling lonely from time to time, but one of the easiest things to think when you’re in this situation is that you’re going through it alone. The irony is that no one is ever alone in feeling alone, but giving ourselves a hard tim…
By Jessica Brown

9 Things People With Chronic Pain Want You To Know

Chronic migraines, neck and shoulder pain have been my constant companions since childhood. To the outside eye I look just like everyone else. But, like most people who suffer from chronic pain, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Things people…
By Brandi Neal

This Is Hillary Clinton’s Go-To Relaxation Trick

Five years ago, a friend taught me pranayama breathing and it changed my life. Prior to that, I had never heard of this powerful relaxation technique. So, just what is pranayama? Hillary Clinton swears by this breathing practice in her new book, What…
By Brandi Neal

GOOP’s Print Magazine Is Coming & It’s What Wellness Dreams Are Made Of

Have you ever thought to yourself: "If only there was a way for me to read about jade vagina eggs and health stickers in hard copy?" Finally, you can! Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's digital lifestyle brand, has launched a quarterly print edition, and the fi…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Is The Most Dangerous Time For Campus Sexual Assault

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of students are heading off to college, many for the first time. It's a period of excitement, discovery, and seemingly endless ice breaker games. It's also the beginning of what is known as the "red zone" — a…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Try These Tricks When You Can't Get To Sleep

Picture it: you're lying in bed with bloodshot eyes, fully awake as you watch the clock tick closer and closer to morning. It's been an hour (or two, or three) since you hit the pillow, and yet you still can't get to sleep. I think you'll probably ag…
By Carolyn Steber

5 Astonishing Ways Reading Changes Your Brain

Since you were a child, you've probably been told to read because "it's good for you." Parents and doctors, teachers and librarians — even me on this very site — have touted the many health and wellness benefits of books, but has anyone every told yo…
By Sadie Trombetta

Mantras That Will Help You Wake Up With Purpose

Some days, you might not feel like getting out of bed or hitting the trails for a morning run, and it's totally understandable. We all have those days now and then. But, if you're in the right mindset, it is reversible. Using morning mantras to wake …
By Isadora Baum, CHC

Yoga Poses That Will Help You Cool Down And Beat The Summer Heat

Summer can be pretty awesome. The pool parties, the road trips, the longer days... it is basically a dream. But when the temperatures are so high they can reach the sun, it is tempting to camp out in front of an air conditioner. Instead, why not try …
By Kirsten Nunez