‘Communal grandparents’ is the next life-improving Scandinavian concept Americans should copy

December 07, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC We love borrowing things from Scandinavian countries. Hygge, the Danish art of cozy-cuddliness. Sisu, the Finnish concept of perseverance beyond your threshold. Niksen, the Dutch act of doing nothing. And now we’ve got kylämummi, the Scandinavian grandma for hire. In Finland, there are approximately 830 communal grandparents—elders who … Continue reading ‘Communal grandparents’ is the next life-improving Scandinavian concept Americans should copy

5 products Well+Good readers swear by for bringing dry hair back to life

December 05, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC My hair has been parched lately. Between the soul-sucking heat from the office radiators to the frigid wind outside, it’s as if I’m testing my hair’s limits in just how much it can endure before it all breaks off. But, thankfully, the Well+Good readers in our Beauty Geek Facebook … Continue reading 5 products Well+Good readers swear by for bringing dry hair back to life

This dreamy weighted eye mask has completely transformed my sleep routine—and my life

November 25, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Like all good things in my life, I was introduced to my beloved weighted eye mask by my mom. About five years ago, I first noticed I was having issues with shutting down after a long day at work. Until then, aside from occasionally waking up in the … Continue reading This dreamy weighted eye mask has completely transformed my sleep routine—and my life

Got a beauty sample hoarder in your life? These are the 12 skin-care gifts they’ll eagerly make room for

November 22, 2019 at 04:42PM by CWC Surprising a beauty obsessive with a skin-care present for the holidays is basically like gift-wrapping the coveted dewy glow. Because, after all, all a skin-care buff wants (at any point in the year) is a complexion that says, “Why yes, I do know how to take care of … Continue reading Got a beauty sample hoarder in your life? These are the 12 skin-care gifts they’ll eagerly make room for

I’m a trainer and this is how to hold the longest plank of your life

November 19, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Point blank: There’s a reason why planks make an appearance in everything from boxing warmups to megaformer sequences. “From sculpting to improving your posture, the plank is widely considered one of the best core exercises,” says certified trainer and MINDBODY wellness specialist Kate Ligler. She continues, noting that … Continue reading I’m a trainer and this is how to hold the longest plank of your life

So, you’re a gym zombie? Here’s how to bring yourself back to life with quick workouts

November 16, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I’ll admit it: I’m a gym zombie. If I have a free afternoon, I’ll spend it trying out new machines, practicing handstands, and stretching to my heart’s content. The habit’s not all that efficient, however. If you want to master quick workouts, Tatiana Lampa, trainer with Training with … Continue reading So, you’re a gym zombie? Here’s how to bring yourself back to life with quick workouts

Learn how to save for a big life goal from two nutritionists-turned-entrepreneurs

November 13, 2019 at 02:30PM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/tUKnTeLS-AjgxWzQ7.js Come meet registered dietitians and Food Heaven founders Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones in person this Thursday, November 14, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Citibank Union Square at 52 E 14 Street in New York City to learn savings tips and nutrition info, sample healthy … Continue reading Learn how to save for a big life goal from two nutritionists-turned-entrepreneurs

I went to a toe reader to get insight about my life path—and the results were totally on point

November 12, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “You have really nice toes. To be honest, I don’t see a lot of toes like these.” I raise an eyebrow when Angela Wieland tells me this, because I’ve never considered my feet to be even a little bit attractive. But if I’m going to take this type … Continue reading I went to a toe reader to get insight about my life path—and the results were totally on point

An astrologer’s 7 tips to keep your love life safe during Mercury retrograde

November 09, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Mercury being in retrograde can spell disaster in all kind of arenas, like communication, technology, and getting from point A to point B. (Pro tip: hold off booking that trip to Paris). But what about Mercury retrograde relationships and dating effects—since the pursuit of love is an endeavor … Continue reading An astrologer’s 7 tips to keep your love life safe during Mercury retrograde

If I could use only one makeup product for the rest of my life, it’d be this $18 foundation stick

November 08, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I remember the day the Flesh Beauty foundation sticks came across my desk. It was about a year and a half ago, and the just-launched line (a brainchild of beauty industry vet Linda Wells) exploded into the makeup world with its 40 shade range and other fun pigmented … Continue reading If I could use only one makeup product for the rest of my life, it’d be this $18 foundation stick

The easiest trick to bring your wilted salad greens back to life

November 05, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Everyone always complains about how quickly avocados go from toast-worthy ripe to completely rotten. One thing that seems to have an even shorter lifespan, though, is salad greens. Whether you buy them by the bunch or pre-washed in a bag, sometimes you’ve only got a good 24 to … Continue reading The easiest trick to bring your wilted salad greens back to life

Checks+Balanced: How going from a high-paying job to start-up life *really* changes a budget

October 25, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: How going from a high-paying job to start-up life *really* changes a budget

3 ways to improve your knee stability to move better in your day-to-day life

October 24, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC Remember that song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”? Sure, it teaches children about anatomy, and gets them moving a bit, but the more I started to think about it (don’t ask me why it was on my mind), I realized that these parts of our body are somewhat … Continue reading 3 ways to improve your knee stability to move better in your day-to-day life

Like everything else in life, your romantic relationship evolves with age and time

October 21, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Dating. Marriage. The honeymoon phase. New parents. Empty-nesters. There are all sorts of labels for the different phases of a relationship that society has normalized. And while these widely accepted labels surely can’t accurately describe nuanced details of every relationship, they do reflect an over-arching truth to what … Continue reading Like everything else in life, your romantic relationship evolves with age and time

How to strengthen your lower back so you can have good posture for life

October 19, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When it comes to strengthening and toning, some parts of the body get all the attention. Entire classes are devoted to abs, glutes, and arms, but lower back? Not so much. “It’s not one of those muscles we think about often,” certified personal trainer and Love Sweat Fitness … Continue reading How to strengthen your lower back so you can have good posture for life

3 wellness (and life) lessons from an Instagram foodie

October 15, 2019 at 05:06PM by CWC To celebrate women embracing their power at every age, our “Better With Age” series with MitoQ—a mitochondria-supporting super supplement that powers your cells to fuel your ambitions as you age—is telling stories of inspiring women who have loads of game-changing advice for generations behind them. Living a healthy life … Continue reading 3 wellness (and life) lessons from an Instagram foodie