Pep up puffy eyes in 10-seconds with this caffeine-spiked “cold-brew” stick

August 09, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC I’m someone that not only still feels tired for approximately one hour after waking up, but I tend to look it, too. As I fuzzily gaze into the mirror post-showering, I’m always doing whatever it takes to wake my eyes up, de-puff my sleep face, and untangle my … Continue reading Pep up puffy eyes in 10-seconds with this caffeine-spiked “cold-brew” stick

This warming spice blend satisfies your chai latte cravings without the caffeine

April 04, 2019 at 06:16AM by CWC As much as I love matcha, there’s nothing more soothing than a chai latte. Even just one sip of those warm spices sends a wave of comfort throughout my entire body. But you don’t need to head to your favorite coffee shop every time you want to get … Continue reading This warming spice blend satisfies your chai latte cravings without the caffeine

Yerbe mate tea is the underrated caffeine source you need to know about

October 26, 2018 at 04:31AM There’s no shortage of hot beverages with healing properties: hot water with lemon, golden milk lattes, moringa tea… One more—with its own unique health benefits—to add to the list? Yerba mate tea. Yerba mate tea is a traditional South American drink that’s said to taste like tea, have the energizing hit of … Continue reading Yerbe mate tea is the underrated caffeine source you need to know about

The way you brew your coffee affects its caffeine levels—here’s how

October 24, 2018 at 06:26AM Even on the best of mornings, many of us rely on a strong-as-hell cup of coffee to kick off the day. And after a sleepless night or an ungodly hour wake-up call, that jolt is especially vital. When you’re looking for a caffeine content that could wake the dead (or, … Continue reading The way you brew your coffee affects its caffeine levels—here’s how

How to wake up your skin in the morning with solutions that cost zero extra dollars

August 13, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Hearing about people’s “morning routines” can often be exhausting. Who has time to wake up, work out, make matcha, whip up breakfast, have mind-blowing sex, meditate, journal, and save the world all before going to work?  Literally no one (unless their work day starts at like 5 p.m.). … Continue reading How to wake up your skin in the morning with solutions that cost zero extra dollars

Is it dangerous to wake a sleepwalker? (And other tips to help the somnambulant people in your life)

August 12, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC The first time Caitlin* learned of her fiancé’s sleepwalking habit, they were on vacation, staying in an Airbnb. It was the middle of the night when she woke up to find John* getting out of bed to—she falsely assumed—go to the restroom. But she was quickly rustled from … Continue reading Is it dangerous to wake a sleepwalker? (And other tips to help the somnambulant people in your life)

If your bedtime is 11 p.m., new research says you should put down that glass of rosé by 7

August 12, 2019 at 11:50AM by CWC While there’s not question that connection exists between what you eat and drink and how well you sleep, researchers looked specifically at the effects of coffee, alcohol, and nicotine on a good night’s rest. And, well, let’s put it this way: happy hour just got a lot shorter. … Continue reading If your bedtime is 11 p.m., new research says you should put down that glass of rosé by 7

Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I’ve noticed a new trend in the gym of late, that’s become about as pertinent as one-shoulder sports bras and wide-leg yoga pants: People drinking coffee during their workouts. As a morning-exercise fan, I’ve always gulped down a cold brew before hitting the megaformer, which RDs say is totally … Continue reading Everyone at my gym is sipping coffee mid-workout, and nutritionists told me why

Does resting offer any benefits of real sleep? Because my sleepless nights and I need to know

August 05, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Sometimes it’s just not possible to get a good night’s sleep; perhaps you drank all the coffee during the day, or had a few zzz’s-disturbing glasses of wine at dinner, or are just stressed AF about the implications of being alive in 2019 (hi, climate crisis!). Whatever the reason, … Continue reading Does resting offer any benefits of real sleep? Because my sleepless nights and I need to know

Plugged up? These 7 foods will make you poop (almost) immediately

July 30, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC They say death and taxes are the only certainties in life, but I’ve got one more to add to the list: Constipation. It’s uncomfortable at best, and can become downright debilitating. So every once in a while, you’ve gotta turn to foods that make you poop immediately. “Constipation” … Continue reading Plugged up? These 7 foods will make you poop (almost) immediately

Is decaf coffee healthier than regular coffee? Here’s what an MD has to say

July 28, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Let’s get something straight right now: Despite getting a bad rap as a necessary evil, coffee—in all its caffeinated glory—is actually healthy. It’s been linked to better cognitive function, lowering one’s cancer risk, and living a longer life, which one could argue is the greatest health benefit of … Continue reading Is decaf coffee healthier than regular coffee? Here’s what an MD has to say

The best hair, makeup, and skin-care tips from true American beauty icons

July 23, 2019 at 11:33AM by CWC Ah, America. Birthplace of chocolate chip cookies and some of the best damn beauty gurus in the industry (and also, Lizzo). In honor of Well+Good’s American Beauty Week, we tapped some of our favorite makeup artists, hairstylists, and skin-care pros in the States to share the most important … Continue reading The best hair, makeup, and skin-care tips from true American beauty icons

Here’s what to eat on a really long flight, according to a nutritionist

July 22, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC When you’ve been looking forward to your vacation for weeks, the last thing you want is to end up feeling gross once you get there because the flight threw your digestion off. And when your destination is farther than a quick jaunt to the next state over? Forget … Continue reading Here’s what to eat on a really long flight, according to a nutritionist

Brands are trying to make ‘healthy’ energy drinks a thing—but this expert isn’t totally convinced

July 16, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Energy drinks have traditionally been seen as the beverage version of whipping out a cigarette—you just don’t expect them among the healthy, yoga-doing, green-juice-sipping wellness set. So you’ll understand my surprise at seeing a crop of new energy drinks marketing themselves as better-for-you options. These new options tout … Continue reading Brands are trying to make ‘healthy’ energy drinks a thing—but this expert isn’t totally convinced

How to use foods that make you sleepy to your advantage

July 12, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC From the parenting trick of lulling kids to sleep with a pre-bedtime glass of milk to avoiding caffeine after hours so you aren’t up all night counting sheep, there’s no denying that there’s a connection between food and sleep. Sometimes this is a gift, and sometimes it’s a … Continue reading How to use foods that make you sleepy to your advantage

Aw crap, was drinking coffee before my workout a terrible idea?

July 09, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Coffee is probably the closest substance we have on earth to actual magic. Just one daily cup provides all kinds of health benefits: it may protect your peepers from glaucoma, decrease your lifetime risk of cancer, and even potentially reduce your risk of an early death. A 2014 … Continue reading Aw crap, was drinking coffee before my workout a terrible idea?

8 healthy cooking experts share the kitchen gadgets that are actually worth having

June 30, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Let’s be real: Who isn’t tempted by every kitchen contraption at Sur La Table and Bed Bath & Beyond? Butter cutters and avocado slicers and “chorks” all serve their purpose…right? “It’s so easy to go overboard and want it all!” says Isabel Maples, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy … Continue reading 8 healthy cooking experts share the kitchen gadgets that are actually worth having

Want to feel stronger during workouts? A trainer shares her knockout tips

June 25, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC How frustrating is it to finally commit to a long-term relationship with working out (so dedicated you’re on a first name basis with all the trainers at your gym), but still feel like you’re at a fitness stand-still? Answer: very. The fitness plateau struggle is real, so to … Continue reading Want to feel stronger during workouts? A trainer shares her knockout tips