How elephants in Thailand (and Nora Ephron) helped me feel strong as hell

October 15, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC When packing to hang out with elephants in Thailand, I immediately thought to bring Nora Ephron’s Heartburn, hiking boots, and a straw hat I was gifted in happier times. I packed the second two items for my last-minute trip to Southeast Asia in anticipation of region’s rainy season … Continue reading How elephants in Thailand (and Nora Ephron) helped me feel strong as hell

How a slumber party hairstyle of yore has helped me to quell my anxiety

October 14, 2019 at 07:15PM by CWC I’ve only developed three life skills in my entire 28 years: hula-hooping, tying a cherry stem with my tongue, and French braiding. Despite being the most aggressively unsexy of the bunch, it significantly solidified my slumber party standing for many, many years. But, as someone who hasn’t touched … Continue reading How a slumber party hairstyle of yore has helped me to quell my anxiety

11 hip stretches for runners that melt away tightness—and help you move like the wind

October 13, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC The common refrain in any runner’s life is this: “My hips are SOOOO tight!” Unlike ultra-bendy yogis, pavement-pounders have ongoing issues with stiff muscles from head-to-toe. And the area just below the elastic of your leggings, your hip flexors, may be one of the creakiest spots in your … Continue reading 11 hip stretches for runners that melt away tightness—and help you move like the wind

We asked a dietitian to help us finally understand the difference between whole wheat and whole grain

October 11, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC By now, most healthy eaters know that classic white bread isn’t exactly the healthiest option on the grocery store shelf. But there are two options you’re bound to come across that sound similar but aren’t exactly the same: whole wheat and whole grain. They seem healthy-ish, right? Don’t … Continue reading We asked a dietitian to help us finally understand the difference between whole wheat and whole grain

A human sexuality professor believes anal sex could help close the orgasm gap

October 07, 2019 at 09:30PM by CWC “The orgasm gap” is a buzzy term that describes a harsh sexual reality: women don’t experience an orgasm during sex as often as men. Only 65 percent of straight women (compared to 95 percent of heterosexual men) reported climaxing “always” or “usually” when having sex with a familiar … Continue reading A human sexuality professor believes anal sex could help close the orgasm gap

5 foods with vitamin C to help you fight cold season

October 06, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC When smeared on topically, vitamin C gives your complexion a dewy glow. Research suggests that the antioxidant can work a similar magic on your immune system. Eating an orange, or another piece of produce with vitamin C, won’t necessarily be a “fix” for a case of the common … Continue reading 5 foods with vitamin C to help you fight cold season

Can honey water help clear up a cold, or was my grandma lying to me?

October 04, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC When dealing with a cold, most of us are probably mainlining lozenges and tea while reaching for a box of tissues. But anyone dealing with the obnoxious symptoms for more than a few days is probably willing to try anything to feel better—including resorting to random remedies recommended … Continue reading Can honey water help clear up a cold, or was my grandma lying to me?

The 800-pound gorilla in the room? Oh that’s your spirit animal, here to help you be a badass

September 30, 2019 at 10:23PM by CWC Ready to be brave? This month, you’ve got a big, strong ally in that department because “RockStar Shaman” Alyson Charles is sensing that the gorilla is here. And this spirit animal is here to help you upgrade your whole life.  Last month was a powerful time of starting to … Continue reading The 800-pound gorilla in the room? Oh that’s your spirit animal, here to help you be a badass

How rediscovering the forgotten art of penmanship is helping me spark joy

September 29, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC When my two daughters were young, and slowly and diligently working on their penmanship, I delighted in their keen interest in my own handwriting. “Mommy, you are a good writer,” my youngest, then 5, announced one day, nodding over a grocery list I’d left on the countertop. It … Continue reading How rediscovering the forgotten art of penmanship is helping me spark joy

I spent a month eating only ‘ugly’ vegetables to help fight food waste

September 29, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I’ve always considered myself a champion of the underdog. It’s the reason why I hate the Patriots even though I know exactly nothing about football, and why Jerry Gergich is my favorite character on Parks and Rec. And, most recently, it’s why I overturned my old way of … Continue reading I spent a month eating only ‘ugly’ vegetables to help fight food waste