In the future, office design plans will prioritize employee wellness

December 12, 2019 at 06:18PM by CWC I never thought I’d take interior-design inspiration from an office space, but as of late, I’ve found myself spending a number of off-duty hours googling mustard-yellow armchairs and color-coded bookshelves to mimic the chic co-working space The Wing. Workplace design has come a long way in the past … Continue reading In the future, office design plans will prioritize employee wellness

If employers can commit to these 10 culture goals, a burnout-free workplace is possible

September 16, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC “I’m so burned out,” is a phrase many of us have called upon to describe a state of being tired or stressed, but this year especially, the condition of burnout has been percolating in the public conscious as a condition to regard in measures more serious than colloquial. … Continue reading If employers can commit to these 10 culture goals, a burnout-free workplace is possible

Monday is the best day to shop at Ikea, according to employees

April 25, 2019 at 04:54AM by CWC I always have to mentally prepare myself before going to Ikea, and I’m sure I’m not alone. As you’re navigating the crowds within the never-ending maze of Swedish home goods, in search of the perfect picks to spruce up your space, it’s easy to get stressed. To make … Continue reading Monday is the best day to shop at Ikea, according to employees

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Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

December 13, 2019 at 05:04PM by CWC The absence of parental leave policies forces many people to prioritize their jobs over starting a family. Now, a new law would grant 2.1 million federal employees 12 weeks of paid leave. For some workers, having a child will no longer have to come at the cost of … Continue reading Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

December 13, 2019 at 05:04PM by CWC The absence of parental leave policies forces many people to prioritize their jobs over starting a family. Now, a new law would grant 2.1 million federal employees 12 weeks of paid leave. For some workers, having a child will no longer have to come at the cost of … Continue reading Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

The Blooming Fertility Industry is Delivering More Options for Parents-to-Be

December 10, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC It’s been 40 years since the first baby was born through in vitro fertilization (IVF), yet today, infertility treatments, including egg freezing, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF, have stayed largely a place of last resort. The prohibitively high costs of these treatments—as much as $20,000 for just one … Continue reading The Blooming Fertility Industry is Delivering More Options for Parents-to-Be

How SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, really works

December 06, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Could you eat if you only had $4 a day to spend on food? That’s what millions of Americans have to try and do. SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is vitally important to nearly 50 million Americans and assists low-income families who work but have large child … Continue reading How SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, really works

Back-channeling is a toxic-communication habit that probably exists in your office

December 06, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Ever leave a tense meeting, go back to your desk, and promptly start talking with or Slacking your work pal about what just went down? It’s a common, knee-jerk reaction for airing your frustrations, and it even has it’s own name: back-channeling. While this strain of communication may … Continue reading Back-channeling is a toxic-communication habit that probably exists in your office

These dreamy multi-tasking night serums are like lullabies in a bottle

December 05, 2019 at 11:54PM by CWC Chances are, you’ve got your bedtime routine down to a science. Whether it’s drinking herbal tea or unwinding with a few pages of Gabby Bernstein’s latest, by now, you’ve likely figured out the best way to power down your body, and you should be doing the same exact … Continue reading These dreamy multi-tasking night serums are like lullabies in a bottle

Woo-woo wellness has gone mainstream and it looks like it’s here to stay

December 02, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Sound baths, crystal healing, Reiki—back in 2010, spiritual healing practices like these were still way out on the fringes of the wellness scene. Maybe you’d hear about them at a particularly progressive yoga studio or from your friend who went to Burning Man, but they certainly weren’t widely … Continue reading Woo-woo wellness has gone mainstream and it looks like it’s here to stay

This is exactly how often to shampoo, based on your hair type

November 30, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC The other day I found myself plagued by an incredibly itchy scalp, something I hadn’t experienced before. My first thought? Hmmm, maybe I haven’t been washing my hair often enough. Since I work from home, hair washing isn’t really on the top of my priority list—unless I’m venturing … Continue reading This is exactly how often to shampoo, based on your hair type

I’m an acupuncturist and this is the number 1 health condition I treat

November 30, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC There are all kinds of reasons why people try acupuncture—the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of inserting needles into various parts of the body to stimulate energy. It can be helpful for fertility support, addressing stress and sleep issues, and even sex drive. But the most common reason why people … Continue reading I’m an acupuncturist and this is the number 1 health condition I treat

Susan Miller shares her exclusive 2020 forecast for each zodiac sign

November 29, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Not only are we in the victory-lap portion of the year, but also of the decade. And while we may well prioritize staying present and making memories with loved ones during the holiday season, fact remains that we’re human—and human nature urges us to look ahead to what’s … Continue reading Susan Miller shares her exclusive 2020 forecast for each zodiac sign

Checks+Balanced: How pregnancy changed budgeting for a 25-year-old in Seattle

November 29, 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 pregnancy changed budgeting for a 25-year-old in Seattle

Your guide to navigating the great wide world of fertility startups

November 23, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC In August of this year, The Economist proclaimed in a headline, “The fertility business is booming,” and indeed, the statistics cited in the accompanying article support this proclamation. Today, the industry brings in $25 billion in sales, for example, and this number is projected to nearly double to … Continue reading Your guide to navigating the great wide world of fertility startups

It’s Latina Equal Pay Day—here’s why the gender wage gap is a wellness issue

November 20, 2019 at 06:06PM by CWC Equal Pay Day marks the day when the average women’s salary finally catches up to the average men’s salary. In the U.S., that day usually happens in April of the following year. In 2019, it was April 19. That means it took until April 19, 2019—an extra three … Continue reading It’s Latina Equal Pay Day—here’s why the gender wage gap is a wellness issue

Salary transparency is key to the future of workplace wellness

November 14, 2019 at 09:01PM by CWC Earlier this week, someone forwarded me a Google spreadsheet filled with real-time salary information from hundreds of journalists and editors around the country. You might think that as a journalist and editor myself, I’d already know the salary ranges within my industry, but the truth is that I … Continue reading Salary transparency is key to the future of workplace wellness

Meet Sweetgreen 3.0, the higher-tech salad innovation no one asked for

November 14, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Here’s how this is going to go: Your eyes are going to roll way back into the darkest depths of their socket as you decide you hate me, and then I’m going to win you back—promise. Two weeks ago, Sweetgreen 3.0 personally victimized me and my lunch, and … Continue reading Meet Sweetgreen 3.0, the higher-tech salad innovation no one asked for

Breastfeeding is one of the most heated topics of new motherhood—and it’s time to stop the stigma

November 13, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC When I had my daughter last year, I set out with the intention of breastfeeding her for a full 12 months. I had heard (many, many times) about how my mom had nursed me for a year, and most of my American friends seemed to be on the … Continue reading Breastfeeding is one of the most heated topics of new motherhood—and it’s time to stop the stigma

The science-backed reasons why we crave heartier foods during the winter months

November 13, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Like many people, I’m more active when the outdoor temperatures don’t require me to leave the house looking like a human down comforter. In T-shirt weather—and even sweater weather—I’ll take every opportunity to go for an outdoor run or get my errands done by walking instead of hopping … Continue reading The science-backed reasons why we crave heartier foods during the winter months

Actually, casual conversations are legitimately helpful for keeping you healthy

November 11, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Society at large seems to harbor a collective goal of limiting human connection as much as possible. We ask people out through dating apps instead of striking up conversations IRL. We board planes avoiding eye contact with our seat-mates, fearing they may have a crazy idea: saying hello. … Continue reading Actually, casual conversations are legitimately helpful for keeping you healthy

Has burnout culture made you addicted to ambition and busyness?

November 06, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Like most freelancers who juggle multiple clients, projects, and deadlines—sometimes seven days a week—I often feel like the dogs in this meme. That’s to say, while I might be smiling on the outside, I’m completely overwhelmed by my circumstances, many of which are by my own choosing. But … Continue reading Has burnout culture made you addicted to ambition and busyness?