It’s your socks, not your shoes, causing that colony of blisters on your feet

September 16, 2019 at 10:37PM by CWC I’m smack-dab in the middle of training for the New York City Marathon—and FYI (perhaps TMI?), my foot hygiene situation is not good. Heading out for 15-milers might be the exact opposite of getting a pedicure, and none of my scrubbing has yielded any aesthetic results. I’ve pretty … Continue reading It’s your socks, not your shoes, causing that colony of blisters on your feet

I lost socks every time I washed my clothes—until I found this hack

June 12, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC There are many theories about what happens after we die. Here’s mine: Upon passing over the threshold of our earthly existence, we are asked to confront the 1.2 million orphan socks lost in the hamper, dryer, or Tide knows where. All jokes aside, I wish I’d learned this … Continue reading I lost socks every time I washed my clothes—until I found this hack

Um, what do compression socks even do? A podiatrist explains

April 11, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC So you’re packing for your next far-flung adventure and you’re thinking: Sunglasses? Check. Passport? Check. Eight pairs of black leggings? Check. Compressions socks? …Wait, why am I bringing those again? We heard you’re confused, so we asked a podiatrist about the need for special socks when you’re 35,000 … Continue reading Um, what do compression socks even do? A podiatrist explains

Wearing wet socks to bed probably won’t prevent a cold, but you do you

March 20, 2019 at 10:07AM by CWC I’ve heard plenty of myths in the wellness world that are seemingly bizarre but that we follow as gospel: Going out into the cold gives you a cold, sitting too close to a TV can hurt your eyes, and eating a shit-ton of carrots gives you great vision. … Continue reading Wearing wet socks to bed probably won’t prevent a cold, but you do you

I have a theory that the best socks come from Japan—let’s investigate

January 30, 2019 at 08:41AM by CWC Socks aren’t usually items that elicit passionate declarations. But as someone who wears them every day, year-round, as a visible part of my ensemble, I have very strong opinions about them—specifically, I believe the best socks come from Japan. How have I come to draw this conclusion? There’s … Continue reading I have a theory that the best socks come from Japan—let’s investigate

The best no-show socks to help you step up your 2019 fitness routine

January 18, 2019 at 11:54AM by CWC With the meteoric rise of athleisure and the technological advances that have been made over the last few years, getting dressed for a workout class has never been more fun. Instead of just grabbing whatever clean spandex I’ve got handy, I now have the pleasure of putting together an … Continue reading The best no-show socks to help you step up your 2019 fitness routine

The baking soda hack that’ll save your sneakers if you wear them without socks

January 17, 2019 at 06:59AM by CWC There are two types of people reading this article right now: those who clicked because they go sock-less in sneakers and are genuinely curious in the information I’m about to present, and those who are horrified at the notion of sticking their bare feet into sneakers and are … Continue reading The baking soda hack that’ll save your sneakers if you wear them without socks

Fleece-lined shoes are so cozy—but should you be wearing socks with them?

December 31, 2018 at 08:26AM It’s officially peak fuzzy shoe season. And this begs the question: Should you wear socks with shearling shoes—or does it defeat the purpose of swaddling your soles in fuzzy fleece? It seems cruel to deprive your toes of such a cozy experience… but as podiatrist Suzanne Fuchs points out: “The moisture or sweat from … Continue reading Fleece-lined shoes are so cozy—but should you be wearing socks with them?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how gross is it if I never change my socks?

November 10, 2018 at 03:00AM It’s nearly that magical time of the year where feet start sweating and sloshing in the snow, and a little bit of neglect could lead to serious problems. Although you try to be as hygienic as possible when it comes to changing out of gym clothes post-workout, it’s easier to neglect … Continue reading On a scale of 1 to 10, how gross is it if I never change my socks?

The yoga foot stretches that will have the other muscles in your legs writing thank you notes

September 29, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Stretching doesn’t always feel like a necessity. You already just pounded out a workout, and the last thing you want to do is take even more time out of your busy schedule to stretch out your muscles, too. But making it a commitment can do your body good. … Continue reading The yoga foot stretches that will have the other muscles in your legs writing thank you notes

The neatest people in the world share 7 secrets to eliminating clutter in your life

September 24, 2019 at 09:01PM by CWC Right now, there’s a pile of “stuff” (ahem, that’s a euphemism) under my desk. Over the past few weeks, it’s been slowly accumulating to the point where there’s basically no room for my feet—and I’ve accepted that what I need is an organization intervention. That’s why I tapped … Continue reading The neatest people in the world share 7 secrets to eliminating clutter in your life

Hey Dentist: Is baking soda paste actually a good way to whiten my teeth?

September 06, 2019 at 04:57PM by CWC Baking soda is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. It’s a stain remover, toilet bowl/garbage disposal/sneaker deodorizer, drain un-clogger, fabric softener, inflammation fighter, skincare savior, perfect-hard-boiled-egg maker, and even an embarrassing-tan-line eliminator, among other things. So, it can definitely be used as a teeth whitener, because it’s good at everything, and … Continue reading Hey Dentist: Is baking soda paste actually a good way to whiten my teeth?

These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

September 05, 2019 at 05:35PM by CWC You’ll find plenty of shoes and sneakers you can wear all day without getting any number of miscellaneous body aches. But comfortable boots (that aren’t unintentionally hideous) are hard to come by. Such practical shoe unicorns do exist, however, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Wondering … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…like, a lot

Later, laces: These slip-on sneakers are a lazy girl’s best friend

September 02, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Crop tops. Dreamy SoulCycle collaborations. Dayglo Leggings. With every new week, there’s a new trend we have our eye on, and this week it’s slip-on sneakers. They’re making a comeback, and I’m not just talking the Vans or Keds that you used to rock in 1998 (although those … Continue reading Later, laces: These slip-on sneakers are a lazy girl’s best friend

Neon bike shorts are the summer trend you’ll want to wear well past Labor Day

September 02, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Of all the decades, I’ve always thought the 1980’s would be immune to nostalgic trend recycling if only because the trends were, I thought, exceptionally bad—as evidenced by my mom’s hairspray-heavy Glamour shots from the era. Somehow, though, everything old and cringe-y becomes new and cool again eventually, … Continue reading Neon bike shorts are the summer trend you’ll want to wear well past Labor Day

10 genius storage ideas for small spaces to maximize your ‘cozy’ home

August 29, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC When you call New York City home, personal space is a very (and, I mean, very) limited resource. Even if you pay big money for extra square footage, you’ll more than likely still find yourself flipping a coin to decide whether you should keep your desk or dresser. So … Continue reading 10 genius storage ideas for small spaces to maximize your ‘cozy’ home

How many times can I wear the same PJs before it’s, well, gross?

August 23, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I’ve always lived my life by the Two Night Pajama Rule—the unofficial (and unscientific) belief that sporting the same PJs for consecutive sleeps is fine. Just fine. But now that curiosity has led me to consult the experts, I’ve discovered that every two-night stand I’ve had with my … Continue reading How many times can I wear the same PJs before it’s, well, gross?

These are the 7 things our fitness editors want to snatch up from the REI end-of-summer sale

August 21, 2019 at 07:43PM by CWC I’ve been smitten with REI ever since watching Reese Witherspoon (as memoirist Cheryl Strayed) toss her red-laced boots off a mountaintop in Wild. Such an iconic scene really sticks with you. And once you get your hands on REI gear, the quality of the outdoorsy staples will steal your … Continue reading These are the 7 things our fitness editors want to snatch up from the REI end-of-summer sale

Science backs rituals as an empowering strategy to help you bounce back from failure

August 09, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Chances are, you have some kind of ritual that makes you feel better about life. Maybe you like wearing yellow socks to function as a good-luck charm when your favorite basketball team plays, or dry-brushing before bed, or taking a slightly longer route home sometimes because it just … Continue reading Science backs rituals as an empowering strategy to help you bounce back from failure

It’s a sneaker world, we’re all just living in it

July 26, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC When Serena Williams stepped onto the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala, it wasn’t her tennis-ball yellow Atelier Versace gown that got people talking. Rather, the most buzz-worthy part of her outfit was the pair of matching Off-White x Nike sneakers peeping out from her dress’ cascading … Continue reading It’s a sneaker world, we’re all just living in it

Podiatrists are begging you to live by these 5 feet rules for summer

July 24, 2019 at 08:50AM by CWC If there’s a time of year when my feet could be considered “cute,” summer certainly isn’t it. From sweatier-than-usual outdoor runs to stuffing my toes into strappy sandals and beyond-filthy sneakers, one thing’s for sure—I will never, ever be a foot model. And I’ve made my peace with that. … Continue reading Podiatrists are begging you to live by these 5 feet rules for summer

Can you wear out your Birkenstocks, or are they totally invincible? A podiatrist weighs in.

July 22, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I don’t like feet. I am heavily grossed out whenever people post pictures of their pedicures or whatever on Instagram stories—like, I’m gonna need you to give me a warning so that I can skip your stories for the rest of eternity. This is also probably why I … Continue reading Can you wear out your Birkenstocks, or are they totally invincible? A podiatrist weighs in.

Why Megan Rapinoe’s workout recovery takes place underwater

July 21, 2019 at 03:01AM by CWC I’ll admit it: After a hard workout, usually my mind is more focused on what I’m going to eat when I get home, not on my recovery method. Sure, foam rolling feels hurts-so-good whenever I do it, and I know my tight muscles would benefit from five minutes … Continue reading Why Megan Rapinoe’s workout recovery takes place underwater