Thousands of Americans are stuck in toxic jobs and marriages just to keep their health insurance

February 14, 2020 at 02:30PM by CWC Of all the factors to consider before making a life-altering decision—like starting a business or ending a marriage—your future ability to get affordable medical care shouldn’t be one of them. But that’s exactly the case for many Americans today. As Medicare for All advocate Sen. Bernie Sanders recently … Continue reading Thousands of Americans are stuck in toxic jobs and marriages just to keep their health insurance

Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

October 20, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Recently Harvard Business Review reported on a new survey stating that half of all millennials—and 75 percent of Gen Z—have quit a job for reasons related to mental health. This may make the under-35 set seem flippant: “Ugh, I’m sick of my job. Guess I’ll just quit!” I … Continue reading Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

658 women died from pregnancy-related causes in 2018. Most of them were Black

February 14, 2020 at 09:30PM by CWC Every year in the United States, nearly 700 women die of pregnancy-related complications. For every one of those deaths, approximately 100 more almost die. Maternal mortality—death during pregnancy or within 42 days after delivery—is the sixth most common cause of death among American women ages 25 years to 34 … Continue reading 658 women died from pregnancy-related causes in 2018. Most of them were Black

The 3 most common mistakes you make when you’re stressed—and what to do instead

February 13, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states “what goes up must come down.” But stress is not bound by the constraints of physics—it just goes up and up and up. Psychotherapist Jennifer Silvershein, LCSW, of Manhattan Wellness says that many of us wind up amplifying the mental health harms … Continue reading The 3 most common mistakes you make when you’re stressed—and what to do instead

Never heard of circadian entrainment? Here’s how the method can boost your wellness routine (plus how to do it)

February 11, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC If you’ve ever struggled to break out of your foggy morning haze or felt ravenous for sugar-filled snacks after a night of just okay sleep, it’s not your lazy-Sunday mentality taking over—it might be that your circadian rhythm (you know, your internal clock that tells you when to … Continue reading Never heard of circadian entrainment? Here’s how the method can boost your wellness routine (plus how to do it)

250 million roses are sold every Valentine’s Day—here’s how to make sure you’re buying ethically-sourced blooms

February 10, 2020 at 08:21PM by CWC As someone with at least a casual interest in wellness, there are likely a few questions you ask yourself when perusing the grocery store aisles. Checking the label to see if something is organic, where it’s sourced from, and if the packaging is sustainable have (thankfully) become more … Continue reading 250 million roses are sold every Valentine’s Day—here’s how to make sure you’re buying ethically-sourced blooms

4 factors that determine whether you actually get the pay raise you asked for

January 31, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC You stayed up until midnight doing salary research. You set up a meeting with your manager at their favorite coffee shop. You even prepared an airtight case for why you deserve a pay increase, complete with visual aids. Now all you have to do is ask, and your … Continue reading 4 factors that determine whether you actually get the pay raise you asked for

New health startup Kensho wants to bridge the information gap about holistic wellness

January 29, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC If you’d asked me just five years ago if I would ever try reiki or acupuncture, you would have been met with an emphatic “no.” I long associated those practices with crunchy-granola hippies in Berkeley, California—they worked for some people, but were definitely not for me. However, as … Continue reading New health startup Kensho wants to bridge the information gap about holistic wellness

Ever Heard Of A Somatic Narcissist? 7 Signs You’re Dealing With One

January 29, 2020 at 12:28PM Narcissists (aka people with narcissistic personality disorder) are people who tend to inflate their own importance, lack empathy for others, and need constant validation. If you’ve ever encountered someone who actively asserted that their good looks entitled them to privilege above others, you may have specifically been dealing with a … Continue reading Ever Heard Of A Somatic Narcissist? 7 Signs You’re Dealing With One

Here’s where the 6 leading democratic candidates stand on healthcare

January 23, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC February 3 is a big day, politically speaking: It’s the date of the Iowa caucuses, which marks the official kickoff of primary election season. As states prepare to decide the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees, all eyes are on the vast field of Democratic candidates, which is now … Continue reading Here’s where the 6 leading democratic candidates stand on healthcare

Ready to stop caring what people people think? Here’s how to do it in 5 steps

January 14, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Right up there with the likes of public speaking, mortality, and rejection is another common anxiety-fueler: the fear of what others think. While it can show up in many forms—like, curbing us from speaking our truth, deciding what we do (and don’t) post on social media, and factoring … Continue reading Ready to stop caring what people people think? Here’s how to do it in 5 steps

This 10-minute resistance band workout fires up every single arm muscle

January 13, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC When you want to work on your arm strength, free weights and barbells are always there for you. But for those of us who like to work out at home or when we’re on the road, adding a resistance band to your routine can up your game—no weight … Continue reading This 10-minute resistance band workout fires up every single arm muscle

The 2 most underrated gym machines for burning out your thighs and glutes

January 01, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC There are two pieces of equipment that I absolutely love—the abductor and adductor machines. When I ask Maillard Howell, owner of CrossFit Prospect Heights and founder of the The Beta Way, whether they’re worth a share of the small amount of time most of us have to dedicate to our workouts, … Continue reading The 2 most underrated gym machines for burning out your thighs and glutes

Get your finances on track with our 28-day financial wellness challenge 

January 01, 2020 at 10:30AM by CWC The end of the year is rough on the money front. Budgets are blown traveling to see loved ones for the holidays, buying gifts, and indulging in holiday sales shopping. All worth it? Sure. But now that it’s January, you’re paying for it (literally and figuratively). The good … Continue reading Get your finances on track with our 28-day financial wellness challenge 

Real talk: How worried should I be about histamines in food?

December 27, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC When I think about histamines, I think about anti-histamines, AKA OTC allergy meds, and how itchy my face gets whenever I’m around my aunt’s cats. But histamine in food? That has never crossed my mind. Or, at least, it didn’t until an appointment with a naturopathic doctor revealed … Continue reading Real talk: How worried should I be about histamines in food?

The 10 skin-care rules dermatologists live by will seriously change your skin

December 22, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In 2019, skin-care was as important a part of our cultural conversation as the Hot Priest and whether or not Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were in love. Here at Well+Good, we talked about it a lot—with dermatologists, facialists, product formulators, and even Dr. Pimple Popper herself. We’ve … Continue reading The 10 skin-care rules dermatologists live by will seriously change your skin

4 signs you’re being bullied at work, plus expert tips for moving forward

December 19, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC It’s no secret that bullying is a serious issue that transcends far beyond grade-school recess. It’s rampant in adult life as well, whether on social media, passive-aggressively in group gatherings, or anywhere else. Unfortunately, it’s very much alive and well in the workplace, too. In fact, a 2017 … Continue reading 4 signs you’re being bullied at work, plus expert tips for moving forward

8 women share the thing they wish they had known before being laid off

December 16, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC In a culture that teaches us to intertwine our self-worth with our jobs, getting laid off can have devastating effects. This year alone, hundreds of thousands have been there. Following the first quarter of 2019, outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced that job cuts totaled 190,410—the highest quarterly total since … Continue reading 8 women share the thing they wish they had known before being laid off

How to tell if being bored out, not burnt out, is ruining your workflow

December 13, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC In January 2019, the World Health Organization included burnout in its latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases, and rest of the year included a heavy focus on the concept. While it’s great that there’s now some clinical legitimacy to back up the emotional, physical, and mental overload … Continue reading How to tell if being bored out, not burnt out, is ruining your workflow

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

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

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