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

The spirit animal of our frenetic moment is the (patient, persevering) ant

July 31, 2019 at 01:32PM by CWC “RockStar Shaman” Alyson Charles is here with her energy forecast for August—and a spirit animal that will help you get your fall mojo going way before Labor Day. Here’s everything you need to know about the ant, and why its medicine is the perfect tonic for our times. … Continue reading The spirit animal of our frenetic moment is the (patient, persevering) ant

Sexperts answer the dirtiest dozen questions about sex they get asked most often

July 18, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC As a sex writer, asking professionals (sexologists, sex and relationship therapists, doctors, educators, you name it) questions that many would regard as totally TMI is part of my average day. What do I do when I have a burning question about sex (like whether analingus is safe and … Continue reading Sexperts answer the dirtiest dozen questions about sex they get asked most often

Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

July 17, 2019 at 10:47AM by CWC I never really felt cool when I was growing up until I discovered Urban Outfitters. Once I waltzed through the store’s collection of boho-slash-vintage-looking clothes (like the vintage renewal baseball jersey that I still have) and cute AF jewelry, I finally felt like I could dress up the … Continue reading Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

How secret Facebook groups became an underground community for women’s health

July 17, 2019 at 08:13AM by CWC For as long as I can remember, seeking alternative outlets for health-care information has been a part of my sexual-wellness routine. As a queer, cisgender, white, able-bodied woman, the reason is two-fold: First, the in-school sex education I received is best explained with the face-palm emoji. And second, … Continue reading How secret Facebook groups became an underground community for women’s health

Use your zodiac sign to determine the very best houseplant for you

July 08, 2019 at 09:23AM by CWC Whether you’re a pedigreed plant lady or someone who struggles to keep the easiest-to-care-for greens alive, there is a houseplant for you. Finding it is what’s a little tricky. And no matter if you’ve indeed killed nearly every plant you’ve ever had or simply feel the need to … Continue reading Use your zodiac sign to determine the very best houseplant for you

Is being rich a requirement for maintaining friendships in 2019?

July 05, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Whenever I stop and wonder why my savings account is so skimpy—as I often do—I need only refer to this recent tweet from comedian Chris Burns (aka @fatcarriebradshaw): I love group dinners cause I love paying half my weekly paycheck for some shared dips, some kind of fried … Continue reading Is being rich a requirement for maintaining friendships in 2019?

If you’re a chronic procrastinator, this spirit animal needs to be your new BFF

June 30, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC A bad case of couch-itis (as in, you’re having trouble getting off of it, metaphorically or literally) can be a serious drag on your productivity—and your life. If you’re ready to break free of procrastination, this is the month to do it, says “RockStar Shaman” Alyson Charles. Here’s … Continue reading If you’re a chronic procrastinator, this spirit animal needs to be your new BFF

What’s the deal with DEET? (And why you might want to avoid it)

June 27, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Summer is synonymous with backyard barbecues, wine nights on the patio, and yoga in the park. Want to know how to instantly kill the vibe in any of those scenarios? Mosquitos (literal buzzkill, am I right?). But before you hose yourself down with bug spray, you might want … Continue reading What’s the deal with DEET? (And why you might want to avoid it)

How to make an anti-inflammatory chocolate pudding suitable for grownups

June 26, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Need an inflammation-fighting pudding in your life? Get the recipe here. Sadly, the things that are really good for us sometimes don’t taste very good…and the superfood moringa is one of them. The plant kind of tastes like a mix of arugula, mustard greens, and horseradish—which can definitely … Continue reading How to make an anti-inflammatory chocolate pudding suitable for grownups

I work in the cannabis industry and these are the 8 CBD skin-care products I swear by

June 24, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC With the swirl of new CBD products coming onto the market every day, it’s next to impossible to know which products are worth a spin and which are better left alone. So, we asked Varuni Palacios, the Head of Growth and resident beauty expert for Miss Grass, an … Continue reading I work in the cannabis industry and these are the 8 CBD skin-care products I swear by

How a meditation teacher and CEO shops Ikea with wellness in mind

June 23, 2019 at 08:01AM by CWC For design-minded people, I imagine that walking into Ikea is akin to stumbling upon Wonderland. But for many of us (me, I’m talking about me), the home-topia makes me feel like Alice right after the descent down the rabbit hole. I’m lost, disoriented, and looking for a guiding … Continue reading How a meditation teacher and CEO shops Ikea with wellness in mind

Happy Solstice! 5 Rituals To Ring In The Longest Day Of The Year

June 21, 2019 at 02:02AM Mission of the day: Spend time surrounded by flowers. Continue Reading… The summer solstice is a celebration of the longest day of the year, and it marks the height of the waxing season: a time when nature is blooming. Summer is synonymous with love, romance, and joy. Even the month … Continue reading Happy Solstice! 5 Rituals To Ring In The Longest Day Of The Year

Meet the El Salvador region where you can chase all the waterfalls and artisanal coffee

June 20, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Ruta de las Flores is a gem of an El Salvadorian region that winds through five small colonial towns. At less than two hours from San Salvador and Santa Ana, it’s a popular day-trip destination for the weekend food festival in Juayúa, the center of Ruta de las … Continue reading Meet the El Salvador region where you can chase all the waterfalls and artisanal coffee

Stop and smell the sulfur in Portugal’s Azores Islands

June 06, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC There are two types of travelers in the world: those who mindfully pack, taking into account things like weather and planned activities, and those who haphazardly toss a pile of clothes into their suitcase, content to sort it out once they arrive at their final destination. I fall … Continue reading Stop and smell the sulfur in Portugal’s Azores Islands

Gender-free sex toys are the future of personal pleasure

June 06, 2019 at 12:11PM by CWC You can buy a sex toy in almost every shape, size, and color, but they still don’t yet run the gamut. The pursuit of personal pleasure still largely excludes non-binary bodies. Fortunately, a handful of brands with a focus on gender-free sex toys recognize the need for improvement. … Continue reading Gender-free sex toys are the future of personal pleasure

June love horoscope: Get ready for a summer that’s steamy in more ways than one

June 01, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC At long last, it’s officially June, which means summer may be occupying some amount of your headspace. And to maximize your summer-loving efforts, it’s wise to turn to the cosmos in this first edition of your summer love horoscope 2019. This month, Mars is in Cancer, meaning your … Continue reading June love horoscope: Get ready for a summer that’s steamy in more ways than one

3 telltale signs you’re in the deep end of a one-sided relationship

May 26, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Realizing you’re in a one sided relationship—or, as I referred to them in my early twenties, a relationship—is usually a slow burn you wait too long to treat. It sizzles with each unanswered text, and every friend’s birthday party they last-minute flake on attending, and every trip to … Continue reading 3 telltale signs you’re in the deep end of a one-sided relationship

The best car exercises for staying fit and stretched-out on a long road trip

May 23, 2019 at 09:03AM by CWC Long car rides are uncomfortable—but they don’t have to be. This year, 43 million Americans will be traveling to destinations near and far to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. While that figure includes all modes of transportation, the vast majority—around 88 percent—will be taking a good old-fashioned American road … Continue reading The best car exercises for staying fit and stretched-out on a long road trip

The most common stereotype for every Myers-Briggs personality type, debunked

May 13, 2019 at 06:43AM by CWC Sometimes it seems like each Myers-Briggs personality type has its own less-than-flattering reputation—a fatal flaw or an extremist characterization. Don’t take these depictions too seriously, though. Because no, ENTJs are not ruthless dictators out for blood, and ISFJs aren’t timid wallflowers who will never develop a backbone. Stereotypes … Continue reading The most common stereotype for every Myers-Briggs personality type, debunked