Wellness

8 Surprisingly Helpful Ways To Slow Your Mind Down Before Bed

Does it ever feel like right as you're getting ready to go to bed for the night, your mind is just waking up, and can't stop racing? If you nodded "yes," you're not alone. Over 40 million American adults live with a chronic sleep disorder (like insom…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

6 Health-Tracking Apps That’ll Seriously Boost Your Wellness Game

We live in the future. There may not be any flying cars (yet), but that smart phone you have in your pocket can tell you anything you like about your health, from your sugar intake to your activity levels to how you're sleeping. You just have to have…
By JR Thorpe

“Lingering” Stress Can Impact Your Health Even After A Decade, According To This Study

We all know that too much stress isn’t great for our health and well-being. Most of us deal with stress at different times in our lives, and many of us — OK, maybe everyone — is dealing with stress at least some of the time. While a bit of stress in …
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Ways Your Brain Changes After You Start Meditating

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training are more than just stress relievers: They also, according to scientific research, physically change t…
By JR Thorpe

7 Daily Habits That Can Make Anxiety Worse, According To Experts

Humans are creatures of habit, and every one of us has formed a plethora of habits over our lifetimes that affect both our physical and mental wellness. For people with mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, creating healthy routines ca…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Is The One Fruit Experts Say You Should Always Buy Organic

Buying organic isn't always easy. As someone living paycheck to paycheck (thank you, student loan payments), I know what kind of bite paying even a small premium for packages of organic produce can take out of your weekly grocery budget. But there ar…
By James Loke Hale

These Menstrual Pads Claim To Ease Period Pain & Here's Everything You Need To Know

One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with your period can be cramps, and finding a product you like to deal with it. While some people rely on over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen to deal with period pain, these kinds of medica…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Easy Self-Care Trick Might Be The Key To Managing Your Period Pain

Having a period is already inconvenient enough. When your period is painful, things are even worse. I've had to use vacation days and miss important classes because my menstrual cramps were out of control. I was desperate for relief, and the only thi…
By Ayana Lage

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 ca…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Wellness Retreats That Are Actually Worth The Money

So you’re ready to flee the daily grind, and book that wellness retreat for some rest, maybe some yoga, and definitely some sun. You’ve got loads of options, but which retreats are worth the money? It really depends on what you're looking for, says R…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The Surprising Ritual That Turned Me Into A Morning Person For Good

I am not a morning person. I also live somewhere that doesn't recognize Daylight Savings Time, which means each spring when the clocks change, I have to adjust from getting up for work at 8:30 a.m. to getting up for work at 7:30 a.m. Considering my n…
By James Loke Hale

7 People Share How Long It Took To Get An Endometriosis Diagnosis — And It's Infuriating

Almost every menstruating person has experienced some cramping during their time of the month, but imagine if your period pain was so severe that it stopped you from exercising, or going to work, or even kept you in bed for the duration of your cycle…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

6 Habit Changes To Help Your Mental Health — That You Can Do In Your Bathroom

If you have a mental illness, one of the most important things you can do is develop a solid roster of good habits. Literally everyone in the world has bad habits, but when you're mentally ill, even fairly benign bad habits can spin up into behaviors…
By James Loke Hale

Crystals That Can Actually Help Protect You During Mercury Retrograde

It's almost time for another whirlwind three-week Mercury backspin, as Mercury retrograde is set to begin Mar. 22 and last until Apr. 15. If you want to get through it like a boss, there are some crystals to protect you during Mercury retrograde. Acc…
By Brandi Neal

8 Surprisingly Effective Hacks For Getting That Negative Voice Out Of Your Head

Most of us are familiar with that negative voice in our head: The one that tells us we aren't good enough, that we should stop trying, that we aren't worthy. But just because that voice exists doesn't mean we are stuck with it, and there are a number…
By Carina Wolff

11 Healthy Daily Habits That Are More Effective To Do At Night Vs. In The Morning

By the end of the day, we are often tired and might not feel like going out of our way to engage in all that good old self-care. However, there are a number of healthy habits before bed that can have more benefits when done at night rather than done …
By Carina Wolff

7 Surprising Red Flags You Need To See A Dermatologist

Most of us know to go see a dermatologist when we have persistent acne or a suspicious looking mole, but we experience plenty of skin changes all the time, and it's not always obvious when they could be serious. It's important to be aware of when to …
By Carina Wolff

13 Interesting Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Pap Smears

Most of us have heard the term "Pap smear" and know that we should be getting them, but beyond that, what constitutes a Pap, why we need to get them, and for some women, what happens when you get a Pap smear remains vague and unclear. However, to mak…
By Carina Wolff

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

11 Weird Parts Of Your Body That Survive After You Die

If you're a fan of all things creepy, then you might be wondering what happens when you die. Do parts of your body live on? Do your fingernails really grow? Can your severed head exist in a jar and be brought back to life in the future? The answer is…
By Carolyn Steber