7 healthy foods under $3 that stay good for an entire year

February 29, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC There’s a misconception that lives in many people’s heads (and, okay, on Instagram) that living a healthy life requires an abundance of time and money. Time because surely being a wellness goddess requires frequent trips to the farmers’ market to buy fresh ingredients

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I’m single, and my new favorite sex toy is a vibrating ring for couples—here’s how I use it

February 29, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC It doesn’t take a degree in marketing to discern that I, a very single vulva-owner who generally doesn’t enjoy P-in-V penetration, am not the target buyer for the Lelos Tor 2, which is advertised as a “couples’ vibrating ring.” But when the rumbly

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Tactical fitness brings you Navy SEAL-level training with real-life benefits

February 29, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC You can rely on basic fitness modalities for the traditional benefits of working out, like increasing strength, boosting endurance, gaining power, and improving your cardiovascular capabilities. With tactical fitness, a military-bred way of training, you get all of those perks plus the physical

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‘Steady increase exercise’ is the best for your heart—here are 6 steps that make it easy

February 29, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC When you start an exercise routine from scratch, the tendency can be to go all in. (HIIT! Strength training! Spinning! Running!) A massive new review of past scientific research conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) finds that going from 0 to 100

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7 savory pancake recipes that work for any meal of the day

February 29, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC There’s something so nostalgically delicious about a pancake. I love eating a little round cake that was made just for me. I’m a huge proponent of breakfast for dinner, and a few good savory pancake recipes might make that experience even better. Like

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This free online course teaches everything you need to know about coronavirus

February 29, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has killed approximately 2,800 people and infected tens of thousands more within a matter of weeks as it spread to 46 countries and counting. The World Health Organization declared Friday that the risk assessment for the virus is now

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The cheese puff snacks of your childhood are finally getting the healthy upgrade they deserve

February 29, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love cheese puffs. There’s something irresistible about the snack, despite it just being puffed corn covered in a processed cheese powder. The satisfaction of the crunch, the yellow residue the powder leaves on your

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I’m a Sephora beauty director and these 5 cleansers are makeup ‘magic erasers’

February 29, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC One of life’s great frustrations is completing 30 seconds of derm-mandated face washing, only to realize that your mascara, foundation, and blush have smeared into a Monet painting on your face. When your skin doesn’t get as clean as you wanted it to,

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Uh, please don’t use coconut oil as lube—here’s the edible option to play with instead

February 28, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Like everyone else in the mid-2010s, I got swept up by the coconut oil craze, using it for everything. Hair, skin, nails… everything. It’s why I was equal parts smitten and confused by the concept behind Coconu, a coconut oil-infused personal lubricant company.

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Prevent Burnout & Unwind With This Bath Ritual (Looking At You Fire Signs)

February 28, 2020 at 09:06PM Fire signs are the zodiac’s brazen, action-oriented doers. They’re passionate, active, and creative—and when they’re channeling all that powerful energy, they’re a force to be reckoned with. But another thing fire signs have in common is a capacity for burnout. What with all the “go-go-go,”

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I’m a facialist, and this is the most common skin concern I get asked about

February 28, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Everyone’s complexion is like a unique snowflake. Facialists get to do the rewarding job of assessing their clients’ unique skin concerns, then—over the course of about an hour—transforming it into a more radiant state. As a celebrity facialist that’s been doing this for

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3 major benefits of sipping on coconut water—besides all the tropical vibes

February 28, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC Ah, coconut water. Not only is it refreshing, delicious, super hydrating, and makes for a spa-worthy coconut cucumber cocktail or healthy sports drink alternative, coconut water also provides some prime health benefits, too. Not to be confused with coconut milk, coconut water is

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13 ways to set small limits with microboundaries that help you achieve big wins in your life

February 28, 2020 at 06:08PM by CWC Creating specific boundaries in your life is critical to success and happiness, especially in the context of the burnout culture, and many of us (*raises hand*) are not very good at setting them. Lia Avellino, LCSW, relational psychotherapist and director of head and

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It’s more important than ever to wash your hands frequently—here’s *exactly* how long it takes to scrub germs away

February 28, 2020 at 05:35PM by CWC With fresh concerns about the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stressing the importance of washing your hands often, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. But

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I’m an OB/GYN, and I want to talk about the racial disparities that affect Black women’s health

February 28, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC I spent 16 years (from 2002 to 2018) at Columbia University as a resident, fellow, and practicing reproductive endocrinologist. In my time there, I watched approximately 90 residents get their starts as OB/GYNs, but only a handful of us were Black. Recent research

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Cell turnover is the “holy grail of healthy skin,” but what does it actually mean?

February 28, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC Check out the purported benefits of most of your favorite, most effective skin-care products—from your AM acid peel to your PM retinol treatment—and you’ll likely discover that it stimulates skin cell turnover. The phrase is thrown around all the time, and touted as

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Moth bean extract is the new plant-based retinol alternative to know

February 28, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Retinol is an all-star ingredient beloved by dermatologists everywhere, but for years, many people with sensitive skin opted out of using it due to the flaking and redness it can cause. Then came bakuchiol in 2018, a plant-based ingredient that multitasks just as

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I used arousal oil to turn myself on, and it worked in 5 minutes flat

February 28, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC For a quick refresher on middle-school-level mythology, the term “aphrodisiac” comes from the Greek goddess Aphrodite, ruler of love, pleasure, passion, and beauty. So aphrodisiacs are, then, agents of arousal. But if oysters and other edible aphrodisiacs of the like don’t do it

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How to find the supplement to help your gut issues (based on what might be causing them)

February 28, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC If you have digestive challenges (and over 60 million people do), calming your gut can feel like a never-ending process of trial and error, but that could be because you’re looking at the wrong symptoms. For example, when you’re dealing with constant brain fog

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I’m a pharmacist and this is the number 1 misconception people have about cold and flu season

February 28, 2020 at 03:00AM by CWC Every year during cold and flu season, Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, the associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Southern California, finds herself setting the record straight—a lot. There are certain myths about colds and flus that never seem to go away, sticking

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