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

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

The hand and finger stretches you can do anywhere, anytime

November 28, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC In the age of technology, you’re texting, scrolling, tapping at your mouse or touch pad, and typing on your keyboard all day—contorting your hands into weird positions. Whether or not you’re feeling the pain now, it could lead to worse problems down the road without a few hand … Continue reading The hand and finger stretches you can do anywhere, anytime

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

These 12 sustainable gift ideas are like giving the planet (and, you know, your giftee) a holiday present

November 18, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC The whole point of giving over the holidays is to share the love with your favorite people. But if you’re looking for a double dose of good karma, why not opt for presents that are good for the environment—and fellow humans—too? Whether you’re looking for sustainable gift ideas … Continue reading These 12 sustainable gift ideas are like giving the planet (and, you know, your giftee) a holiday present

A career coach’s 4 tips for job-hunting confidently despite your fear of rejection

November 15, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC I’m a delicate little flower with serious issues related to handling rejection, and that reality kept me marooned in a high-stress freelancer world for years, though I didn’t necessarily prefer to live there. My sky-high rejection sensitivity led even the thought of my resumé being glossed over by … Continue reading A career coach’s 4 tips for job-hunting confidently despite your fear of rejection

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

Bye chunky Dad Shoes, this is the new sneaker trend you’ll soon see everywhere

November 13, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC While the popularity of the Dad Shoe isn’t going anywhere soon, there is a new front-runner that will soon outshine the beloved (and worn to death) chunky sneaker this fall—and if you haven’t picked a pair up already, it’s time. The latest favorite goes even further into the … Continue reading Bye chunky Dad Shoes, this is the new sneaker trend you’ll soon see everywhere

Book that girls’ trip now, because traveling with friends promotes health and happiness

November 09, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Any excuse to travel is great, but there are so many mind and body benefits to glean from travel with friends, specifically. That’s why my three best friends and I have ritualized our annual girls’ trips. The first getaway we took was to Panama City Beach, Florida, for … Continue reading Book that girls’ trip now, because traveling with friends promotes health and happiness

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?

The ultimate tropical spirit animal is here—why toucan medicine will transform your gray days

October 31, 2019 at 11:15PM by CWC If you’re woo-woo-curious (and hey, there are a lot of us), you’ve probably heard this advice from an astrologer/shaman/life coach before: “It’s a good time to let go of things that no longer serve you.” Which, honestly, is really hard to do! When does all this work pay … Continue reading The ultimate tropical spirit animal is here—why toucan medicine will transform your gray days

Beauty horror story: I dyed my hair blonde to look like J. Lo, but wound up looking like a stripy tiger instead

October 28, 2019 at 03:37PM by CWC It’s your classic twenty-first century romance: Girl meets boy and falls in love. Girl “accidentally” stumbles upon some incriminating text messages on boy’s phone and dumps him. Girl decides to drastically change her hair. The “girl” in question here is, obviously, me. The year was 2015, I was … Continue reading Beauty horror story: I dyed my hair blonde to look like J. Lo, but wound up looking like a stripy tiger instead

5 tips to keep in touch with your loved ones from truly anywhere in the world

October 28, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC I’ve been living in Moscow for more than a year now as a New York City expat—and I don’t see any end in sight. Here’s how that happened: When my now-husband and I were first dating back stateside, he told me he might be Russia-bound for a work … Continue reading 5 tips to keep in touch with your loved ones from truly anywhere in the world

Why all women should be saying they want to be rich

October 24, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC When I was a kid, I liked money unabashedly. I collected it—whatever I accrued through chores, odd jobs, gifts from grandparents—in a special box, saving up for big and small things I thought I wanted: a Twirly Curls Barbie; a new book in the Sweet Valley series; the … Continue reading Why all women should be saying they want to be rich

This Well+Good beauty editor tried being a facialist for a day—here’s what happened 

October 21, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/mZCLICMY-AjgxWzQ7.js Are you ever sitting at your desk wishing you could step into a different life—even if you’re super content with what you’re doing—just to see what it feels like? Same—whether it’s fantasizing about being a barista who can create a face in your morning latte, a fitness … Continue reading This Well+Good beauty editor tried being a facialist for a day—here’s what happened 

Meet the registered dietitians who are serving up mindful savings advice

October 17, 2019 at 07:33PM by CWC Together with Citi, we’re finding out how inspiring entrepreneurs saved to make their dreams reality. Learn how to save money from Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones—registered dietitians, diabetes educators, and co-founders of Food Heaven—below, and get more info on how to be smarter with your savings here. If you’ve … Continue reading Meet the registered dietitians who are serving up mindful savings advice

‘The Supreme Court can’t stop me from fighting for the rights of LGBT workers’

October 08, 2019 at 10:14PM by CWC Black trans women face an unemployment rate of 26 percent—that’s the highest rate of any group in the nation. Even those of us who are lucky and privileged enough to have jobs continue to face structures of violence. Not just social violence, but structural systems that do not … Continue reading ‘The Supreme Court can’t stop me from fighting for the rights of LGBT workers’