Meet the waterproof mascaras that stand up to sweat, tears, and allergies alike

July 11, 2019 at 06:55AM by CWC Say someone asks: “When was the last time you cried?” For me, the answer is almost always approximately three to four hours ago. I’m one of those people who can’t get through a Budweiser commercial (those horses!), let alone an episode of This Is Us without spontaneously bursting into … Continue reading Meet the waterproof mascaras that stand up to sweat, tears, and allergies alike

Halp! Can you be allergic to your workout clothes…like for real?

June 18, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC At any given moment, you can probably find me wearing leggings and a sports bra. Between commuting from the office to a sweat sesh in New York City (and teaching cycling classes and working at the front desk of my university gym at my home base of Philly), … Continue reading Halp! Can you be allergic to your workout clothes…like for real?

6 all-natural ways to deal with allergies so you can actually smell those spring flowers

April 06, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC The weather is *finally* taking a turn for the better and you can swap out your big puffer coat for a cute denim jacket. You probably have a mental list of everything you want to do now that the weather’s warmer. Yoga in the park! Weekend trip to … Continue reading 6 all-natural ways to deal with allergies so you can actually smell those spring flowers

9 ways to soothe red, itchy eyes from allergies, according to experts

April 03, 2019 at 08:51AM by CWC You don’t need a groundhog to tell you when spring is coming when you have seasonal allergies. The instant the weather starts getting nice and the grass starts getting greener, I experience a not-so-fun parade of symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, congestion, and—my least fave—red, itchy eyes. … Continue reading 9 ways to soothe red, itchy eyes from allergies, according to experts

The best time of day to take your allergy meds, according to an allergist

March 13, 2019 at 11:53AM by CWC Seasonal allergies are the worst. At first, you’re overjoyed to see all the greenery popping up after a long winter. Then the next thing you know, your eyes are red, your nose is runny, and—worst of all—you’re sneezing 24/7. So, you grab your go-to antihistamine to help relieve those … Continue reading The best time of day to take your allergy meds, according to an allergist

What an MD wants you to know about taking bee pollen for allergies

January 23, 2019 at 11:17AM by CWC There’s a buzzy new ingredient that’s got the wellness world’s attention as of late: bee pollen. You’ve probably seen the crunchy nuggets as the latest garnish atop a smoothie bowl, but it has more purpose than looking good on the ‘gram. In particular, there’s been talk about taking … Continue reading What an MD wants you to know about taking bee pollen for allergies

Think you have a food allergy? A lot of other people do, too—but they don’t

January 15, 2019 at 01:49PM by CWC Last week, Reuters reported on the chronic confusion surrounding the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity. In fact, half of people who think they have a food allergy actually don’t. (Spoiler: It’s probably a sensitivity.) And get this: While one in five American adults has … Continue reading Think you have a food allergy? A lot of other people do, too—but they don’t

Allergic to your S.O.’s pet? Here are 3 tips to keep you from sneezing out the romantic flame

October 04, 2018 at 01:23PM Allergy attacks don’t quite set the mood for romance, and if your body is exhibiting such signs of uncontrollable intolerance to your significant other’s pet, you can definitely feel me on this. Sneeze fests make it impossible to enjoy whatever you’re trying to watch during your Netflix-and-chill night, and sniffles couldn’t … Continue reading Allergic to your S.O.’s pet? Here are 3 tips to keep you from sneezing out the romantic flame

5 things a microbiologist wants you to do to improve the air quality in your home

August 16, 2019 at 09:55AM by CWC You know that moment when you step into nature and feel the urge to close your eyes and take a whiff of the air around you? Same. And that’s great and great for you—except when it’s straight-up unhealthy. Effects of inhaling pollution over time are well-documented and TBH, … Continue reading 5 things a microbiologist wants you to do to improve the air quality in your home

Society still has a pretty messed up way of talking about ‘healthy’ eating—here’s why that matters

August 15, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC When I first started writing about food several years ago, I didn’t think twice about referring to mac and cheese as an “indulgence” or using the term “clean eating.” I tried to steer clear of talk about calorie counting, weight, or fad diets (so progressive, I thought!), but … Continue reading Society still has a pretty messed up way of talking about ‘healthy’ eating—here’s why that matters

We found the very best sunscreens for people with sensitive skin

August 14, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC SPF seems like a skin-care product that should be considered one-size fits all.” Because no matter what skin type you have, everyone needs to protect their faces, and that’s kind of that. But sensitive skin—the kind that’s more prone to allergic reactions, dryness, or eczema—has certain requirements from … Continue reading We found the very best sunscreens for people with sensitive skin

Slather on this DIY egg white mask to perk up your complexion in 10 minutes flat

August 11, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC I’m an egg fanatic. I hated them growing up, but now, I’d eat eggs at every meal if I could (team #breakfastfordinner). Runny, hard boiled, in a Benedict or an omelette or a sandwich—I’ll happily gobble them down. So upon discovering that my fave food is also great … Continue reading Slather on this DIY egg white mask to perk up your complexion in 10 minutes flat

This dress is basically the leggings equivalent of formalwear, and I never want to take it off

August 07, 2019 at 11:01AM by CWC As soon as the summer hits its dog days, I’ve got exactly two criteria for whatever clothing I put on my body: It’s gotta be comfortable, and it cannot, under any circumstances, show sweat. That’s it. Whether or not something is cute doesn’t matter nearly as much as its … Continue reading This dress is basically the leggings equivalent of formalwear, and I never want to take it off

Well, this bites: Mosquitoes are more likely to target some people more than others

August 02, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Picture it: You’re having a perfect summer night, sitting around the campfire and laughing with friends. But while you spend the evening slapping away endless swaths of bloodthirsty pests, your pals, for some reason, are able to enjoy themselves unscathed by the unwanted party crashers. Okay, confession: The … Continue reading Well, this bites: Mosquitoes are more likely to target some people more than others