Wellness

This Woman-Owned CBD Company Makes The Instagrammiest Tinctures & Gummies Out There

Confession: I, like many others of my generation, am a complete sucker for cute packaging. Even though I’m not constantly posting on Instagram, I am constantly scrolling, judging proverbial books by their literal covers with such little abandon it…
By Melanie Mignucci

9 Ways To Beat Social Jet Lag This Holiday Season

The holidays are fast-approaching, which means your social calendar is probably starting to fill up. Friendsgivings, family get-togethers, work parties. It's fab to spend time with all the people you care about, but do you usually start to feel a…
By Mika Doyle

Today's Self-Care Culture Often Shuts Out People Of Color. These Women Are Changing That

In the midst of a historically tense political climate, the concepts of "wellness" and “self-care” have evolved from traditional healing practices into a $3.7 trillion industry. But even though our times have made it even more difficult for…
By Elisabeth Rosario

This Unexpected Reason You Wake Up Gasping For A Drink Will Leave You With Questions

Most of us are familiar with the sensation: you got in the house at 6 p.m., turned on Netflix at half past, and suddenly it's 2 in the morning and you need to be up in five hours. But the grogginess of the following day might not just be down to…
By Emily Dixon

If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping, Try One Of These 7 Meditations

Insomnia is kind of like an uninvited house guest who takes up residence on your couch indefinitely. It overstays its welcome, and there are few things worse than clock-watching your way until the sun comes up because you can't sleep. If you've…
By Brandi Neal

This App Uses Your Favorite ’90s Movies To Help You Sleep — Here’s How It Works

Remember when you were a teenager, and you’d plug in some cheesy rom-com just 'cause you were bored and knew you’d probably just fall asleep to it? Well, daily self-care app Shine is channeling that ‘90s movie nostalgia with new Sleep Stories that…
By Mika Doyle

If You’re Having Trouble Sleeping, These 6 Health Issues Could Be Why

You probably don't need to hear this, but poor sleep is bad for both mental and physical health. The consequences of even a few nights' sleep deprivation add up quickly, and there are many ways in which rest can be disrupted, whether it's because of…
By JR Thorpe

3 Reasons Being A Perfectionist Can Actually Be Good For Your Health

Being a perfectionist — demanding constant high standards from yourself across all aspects of your life — can have pretty negative effects on your mental and physical health. Perfectionists tend to have higher rates of depression than the rest of…
By JR Thorpe

9 Things To Buy For Someone Who Hates Winter

Mark your calendars, because November is steadily approaching — which means, winter weather is just around the corner. While some people may be looking forward to the holidays and first snowfall, others of us (ahem) dread wintertime. For people who…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Science Says Your Favorite Self-Care Scent Is Even More Relaxing Than You Think

From its delicate purple hue to its earthy floral scent, everything about lavender seems tailored towards encouraging thoughts of serenity. And as it turns out, science agrees. In a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral…
By Sanam Yar

What Women Who’ve Had Lyme Disease Want You To Know About It

The three times in my life I have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, I was lucky. I was lucky I lived in a community where people knew what Lyme disease was (I grew up an hour away from Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first discovered). I was lucky I…
By Melanie Mignucci

Starbucks’ First Store For Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Customers In The U.S. Just Opened

Coffee lovers and Starbucks fans take note: Starbucks has officially opened its signing store near Gallaudet University, a four year university for the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Washington, D.C. “Starbucks’ decision to open a signing…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

If You’re Big On JOMO, You’re Going To Love Niksen, The Dutch Concept of Doing Nothing

So long, hygge. Bye bye, lagom. This year, we're taking inspiration from the Netherlands for a concept that helps us prioritize health and wellbeing through basic hanging out: the art of niksen. Carolien Janssen, in her book Niksen: The Dutch Art Of…
By JR Thorpe

You Can Now Buy CBD-Infused Seltzer That’s The Perfect Chill Afternoon Drink

In case you missed it, CBD is having a moment and a half. The non-psychoactive cannabis compound, full name cannabidiol, is showing up everywhere from baked goods, to bath bombs, to gummies you take like a vitamin. Now, you can try CBD in…
By Melanie Mignucci

Do This Workout If You Want To Stay Energized Throughout The Day

If you're looking to ditch that afternoon latte, but you're worried about how you're going to keep upright at your desk without an extra bump of caffeine, the answer is actually pretty simple — exercise. The best workout to keep you energized…
By Brandi Neal

A New Study Says Not Exercising Is Worse For You Than Smoking, But Here's The Deal With That

You don't need me to tell you that some form of regular exercise is good for you, but how bad is not exercising, full stop? According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, not exercising…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The Major Health Reason You Want Natural Light In Your Apartment

If you’ve ever heard that old wive's tale that letting plenty of sunlight into your home is healthy, a new study shows that you should definitely open your blinds. According to research recently published in the journal Microbiome, sunlight can help…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

13 Things To Keep At Your Desk To Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Protecting yourself from the flu largely comes down to getting the flu shot and staying at home when you’re sick. But you still have to go into the office during flu season, and unfortunately not everyone is cognizant enough to follow these two key…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Science Says Cardio Has This Major Effect On Mental Health

It's super frustrating when people tell others with depression to exercise more to feel better. But somehow, these arguments keep coming back. Turns out, this cliché is rooted in scientific links between exercise and depression that show movement is…
By Eva Taylor Grant

What These 7 Body Odors Reveal About Your Health

Because we are human beings — and are thus covered with bacteria and sweat and other smelly things — we can expect to be a bit stinky at various moments of the day. You likely wake up with morning breath, or get a bit ripe after hitting the gym. And…
By Carolyn Steber