These herbs, flowers, and plants will help make your home an insect-free zone

August 24, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC You know the insect prob has gotten bad when opening a window leads to a whole internal debate: How much fresh air is worth a swarm of gnats moving in? Hmm, maybe if I wear a hoodie and sweats I can sit on the porch with my wine … Continue reading These herbs, flowers, and plants will help make your home an insect-free zone

This is the genius trick to making fresh flowers last longer that you’re missing

June 19, 2019 at 11:46AM by CWC If you’ve ever thrown a bunch of fresh flowers in a vase and immediately felt a sense of ahh, you’re not imagining it. A 2018 study supports that adding flowers to your environment can significantly reduce stress for women (don’t you love when science backs you up?). “Flowers … Continue reading This is the genius trick to making fresh flowers last longer that you’re missing

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

Millions of butterflies are dancing among the wildflowers in California—and you need to see it to believe it

March 15, 2019 at 11:11AM by CWC Okay, California, cool it with the spectacular natural phenomena! An overabundance of wildflowers has attracted millions of stunning painted lady butterflies en route to the Pacific Northwest. Sightings of painted lady butterflies have been scarce in recent years, but California’s rainy winter sparked a full-on Super Bloom in the … Continue reading Millions of butterflies are dancing among the wildflowers in California—and you need to see it to believe it

8 skin-care products you can get from Ulta for under $20 from this new UK-based brand

January 17, 2020 at 04:17PM by CWC In case you haven’t heard yet, 2020 is the year of skin care—especially affordable skin care that still leaves your face as hydrated and radiant as the expensive stuff. Riding in on this new year, all-things-skin-care trend is Dr.Organic®, a UK-based skin-care brand that’s already won several European … Continue reading 8 skin-care products you can get from Ulta for under $20 from this new UK-based brand

Zodiac intel that basically turned us into human Co-Star apps this year

December 28, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC At the beginning of the 2019, I knew I was a Taurus, and that meant I’m “stubborn” and beauty listicles would always recommend that I buy brown lipstick because I’m Earthy. But now—after learning about astrology a lot in the past 12 months—as the year comes to a … Continue reading Zodiac intel that basically turned us into human Co-Star apps this year

The 7 best sex tips we learned this year, so you can come into 2020 totally satisfied

December 23, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC A whole bunch happened in 2019, but in recounting all of it, I’d be remiss to not acknowledge all the great sex advice I soaked up. For some broad strokes: The world finally awoke to the pleasure revolution; e-commerce finally got some credit for making sex (and sex … Continue reading The 7 best sex tips we learned this year, so you can come into 2020 totally satisfied

Bathe skin in roses with this simple DIY rosewater recipe

December 20, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Rosewater is one of those beauty ingredients that is e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. Whether you see a rosewater facial spray sitting on top of your coworker’s desk or a fellow subway rider spritzing it onto her face, people love the stuff because it’s so refreshing on the skin. You don’t even need … Continue reading Bathe skin in roses with this simple DIY rosewater recipe

Make every day merry and bright with this mood-boosting bark

December 19, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Try an herb-filled, colorful twist on traditional holiday bark with this delicious, mood-boosting version.  More than any other time of year, winter is the season when most people are especially in need of a little extra happy. It’s cold outside, the sun is nowhere to be seen (unless … Continue reading Make every day merry and bright with this mood-boosting bark

6 easy ways to minimize your holiday waste—including gifts, decor, food, and more

December 10, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC The holidays are a period of excess. Excess eating. Excess traveling. Excess buying. If you look at the actual stats, all that extra consumption is contributing to your carbon footprint in ways that might put a damper on your holiday spirit. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, American … Continue reading 6 easy ways to minimize your holiday waste—including gifts, decor, food, and more

This company uses flower petals to create a down alternative jacket that’s cozy and cruelty-free

December 04, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC A vegan, sustainably-sourced down jacket is hard to come by, but Pangaia—which makes its down alternatives from seaweed fiber and wildflowers, natural dyes made from plants, and recycled materials—has a new option that ticks all the boxes. The company’s latest release, FLWRDWN, features a capsule collection of puffer … Continue reading This company uses flower petals to create a down alternative jacket that’s cozy and cruelty-free

The top relationship issue for you to overcome, based on your Myers-Briggs personality

December 04, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC No matter how solid a partnership may be, there’s always room for improvement. Whether the union has been in tact six months, six years, or any other duration, there’s likely at least one relationship issue that’s present. Maybe it’s control issues, commitment issues, staying quiet just to keep … Continue reading The top relationship issue for you to overcome, based on your Myers-Briggs personality

12 wellness gifts under $25 so you can win gifting without the sticker shock

December 02, 2019 at 04:42PM by CWC From your work wife to your IRL bestie to your favorite spin instructor, you’ve got a long list to shop for this season, which means finding high-quality, budget-friendly gifts is a must. To help you spread the wellness vibes without breaking the bank, we rounded up our 12 … Continue reading 12 wellness gifts under $25 so you can win gifting without the sticker shock

3 tips for making your skin-care routine super sustainable, according to clean-beauty maven Josie Maran

November 26, 2019 at 07:20PM by CWC Be honest: How many times have you thought that switching to a sustainable, clean skin-care routine means giving up on the next-level glow you’re chasing? Hold on to your jade roller—because according to Josie Maran, founder and CEO of Josie Maran Cosmetics, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. “We … Continue reading 3 tips for making your skin-care routine super sustainable, according to clean-beauty maven Josie Maran

6 easy ways to keep your indoor plants alive during the dark days of winter

November 21, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Baby, it’s cold outside, and since your indoor plants can’t exactly slip on a sweater—or strip down to their skivvies if you can’t control the heat in your apartment—the change in season means attending to them with a little extra care. This is somewhat counterintuitive, at least to … Continue reading 6 easy ways to keep your indoor plants alive during the dark days of winter

Sorry, your houseplants aren’t cleaning the air in your home

November 13, 2019 at 10:03PM by CWC So you’ve turned your apartment into a greenhouse? That’s cool. If you love the jungle aesthetic and revel in living the life of a plant mom, more power to you. If you’re relying on houseplants that clean the air to remove pollutants, however, don’t hold your breath. Research … Continue reading Sorry, your houseplants aren’t cleaning the air in your home

Here’s what your go-to snack should be, according to your zodiac sign

November 12, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC You might have already turned to your zodiac for insight into a stress relief technique that works best for your personality or the type of partner you’re most likely to be compatible with. But your horoscope and food go together like…well, like Castor and Pollux. (Geminis, you got … Continue reading Here’s what your go-to snack should be, according to your zodiac sign

The most calming home-decor tweak for each sign during Mercury retrograde

November 07, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC The final Mercury retrograde of 2019 started on Halloween and isn’t going direct until November 20, i.e., nearly Thanksgiving. Since the retrograde is in Scorpio this time around, you can expect to have a super-emotional time because the scorpion is notorious for secrecy and deep feelings. Basically, if … Continue reading The most calming home-decor tweak for each sign during Mercury retrograde

Each zodiac sign rules over certain body parts⁠—here’s what that means for you

October 30, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Astrology-rooted intel can help us decode whom to love, how to exercise, and even which plants to buy—but when optimized, it can help us learn so much more. That’s because each zodiac sign also connects to an anatomical part via body rulership, meaning, your sun sign may indicate … Continue reading Each zodiac sign rules over certain body parts⁠—here’s what that means for you

The Kivin Method for oral sex can make you orgasm in 3 minutes flat

October 17, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC For people with vulvas, the image of receiving oral sex probably looks pretty similar. While there’s no single way to do something well, the head-between-the-legs approach is a pretty standard and accepted one here. And hey, for many, it works—but, does it work best? Not necessarily. Once you … Continue reading The Kivin Method for oral sex can make you orgasm in 3 minutes flat

How a week aboard a tiny sailboat with strangers in Croatia became my favorite trip

October 12, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Exactly 36 hours after a newish friend invited me to join her and a group of people I’d never met before on a weeklong sailing trip on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, I was ready to go, with a plane ticket and everything. I’d met Sydney, the friend … Continue reading How a week aboard a tiny sailboat with strangers in Croatia became my favorite trip