Wellness

7 Genius Ways To Bring More Luck Into Your Life

While it might feel like some people have all the luck, those #blessed folks likely understand that it takes a lot of effort when it comes to how to have more luck in life. Sure, from the outside it might seem like the universe is handing them great …
By Carolyn Steber

7 Little Habits That Seem Harmless But Are Actually Affecting Your Health

If you have a few bad habits when it comes to your health, don't sweat it. Nobody can be a health guru 100 percent of the time, nor should they try to be. But there are a few small habits that affect your health that are worth paying attention to, an…
By Carolyn Steber

8 Kinds Of Bumps Every Woman Should Look Out For, According To OB/GYNs

Finding a bump near your vaginal area can quickly send you into a panic, but not every issue down there is cause for alarm. Bumps can be anything from a pimple to a skin infection, so to keep yourself calm, it's good to know what kind of pubic area b…
By Carina Wolff

Cycle Syncing Can Reduce Period Cramps & PMS — And Here’s How To Do It

Nothing has been the same since you started getting your period. Your pharmacy shopping list has gotten longer, your underwear drawer has gotten significantly less pristine, and you pretty much feel cramps once a month that only get better with a hot…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

11 Fascinating Scientific Facts About Pathological Liars

While we all tell little white lies occasionally, there's a big difference between someone who fibs every now and again, and someone who is a pathological liar. "A pathological liar is somebody who lies without effort, someone for whom telling a lie …
By Carolyn Steber

13 Old-Fashioned Polite Gestures We Should Bring Back

Although it might not be true that people were more polite fifty years ago, than they are today but there are certain things about our busy, hectic, tech-filled lives that makes it easier to drop the ball, when it comes to being kind and showing some…
By Carolyn Steber

10 Signs The Reason You Can’t Fall Asleep Is Because Of An Underlying Medial Condition

I can tell you from personal experience (sadly) that dealing with a chronic sleep issue is quite possibly one of the most frustrating (not to mention exhausting, of course) things that can happen to a person. I've spent the better part of my non-slee…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

These "Healing Retreats" Help Black Women To Disconnect — Without Having To Deal With Racism

As a Black woman, my bandwidth for dealing with white people is often maxed out each Monday by noon. Every aspect of my life requires me to consider race. Will my dermatologist know how to treat Black skin? Should I straighten my hair for this interv…
By Katie Mitchell

This Ice Dancer Competed With A Painful Foot Injury & Her Performance Will Leave You In Awe

Olympic athletes may seem super human but they unfortunately aren't exactly immortal Gods. If you too are glued to the screen to catch Team USA's figure skaters twirl and leap towards hopeful victory, then you definitely caught ice dancers Madison Ch…
By Brittany Bennett

7 Seemingly Charming Habits That Are Actually Manipulative

When it comes to charm and manipulation, there is often a fine line. Someone who appears to be charismatic might have ulterior motives for putting on the charm, while there are people out there who just have a way with crowds, but still remain genuin…
By Kristine Fellizar

3 Common Myths About The Color Of Your Period That We Need To Stop Believing

Despite the fact that women have been having periods for thousands of years, there's still rather a lot we don't know about them — and a lot of misinformation and strange myths around the experience of having one. While we no longer believe that peri…
By JR Thorpe

11 Unexpected Things That Cause You To Sweat More Than Usual

If you sweat throughout the day, consider it a good thing. Sweat is your body's natural way of cooling off and eliminating toxins, so a little underarm wetness shouldn't be a cause for concern. But if you feel like you're sweating more than usual — a…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Nightly Rituals That Can Help Ease Your Anxiety Before Bed

For some folks, their nightly routine consists of little hope for falling asleep, thanks to having anxiety before bed. Instead of crawling under the covers and drifting off to dreamland as you'd like to do, you might lie there worrying about the futu…
By Carolyn Steber

There's A Specific Coach To Help Olympians Stay Focused Before Competing — Here's What They Do

If you've ever wondered how Olympic athletes are able to perform flawlessly under extreme pressure, it's because they have a secret weapon — a mental skills coach. These professionals help elite athletes psychologically prepare for major events like …
By Brandi Neal

9 Little Things Mindful People Do Differently, According To Therapists

There's been a lot of talk about mindfulness lately, and although you might know the importance of staying present and meditating, you might be wondering how to practice mindfulness throughout the day. According to therapists, there are a number of l…
By Carina Wolff

7 Signs You're Spending Too Much Time Inside & It's Affecting Your Health

Sometimes it's necessary to spend a day cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix, but spend too much time inside, and you might find that your health begins to suffer. There are a number of effects of being inside too long, and you might not even rea…
By Carina Wolff

15 Little Acts That Strengthen Your Bond With People At Work

OK, so you don't have to be BFFs with everyone you work with, if you'd prefer not to. Sometimes, work is about getting in, getting out, and getting that paycheck — and that's totally understandable. But there are benefits to becoming friends with you…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Surprising Alternatives To Tampons That Actually Work

Although tampons tend to be one of the more common period products women use, many women are in search of alternative options, whether it be because they cost too much, they don't want to use plastic, or they're concerned about the environment. Lucki…
By Carina Wolff

This Is The Weird Way Your Period Affects How You Sweat

Menstrual cycles, as we all know, can be difficult and occasionally rather annoying — but they're also a fascinating biological phenomenon that affects different parts of our bodies in ways we're still discovering. If you've ever felt like your perio…
By JR Thorpe

Making These 7 Small Changes To Your Morning Routine Can Drastically Boost Your Mood

It doesn't matter if you leap out of bed with the greatest of ease, or if you need a few hits of the ol' snooze button before you can truly wake up — there are all sorts of ways to improve your mood in the morning, and thus feel better for the rest o…
By Carolyn Steber