How to get rid of toe jam when you’re wearing sweaty socks 24/7

March 17, 2020 at 06:14PM by CWC Hand washing is most likely at the top of your to-do list these days (and for good reason). But another task that could be worth adding to your shower TDL? Thoroughly washing your feet.  If you’re grossed out by what you find when you take off your socks … Continue reading How to get rid of toe jam when you’re wearing sweaty socks 24/7

Why wearing socks in bed could lead to more orgasms

November 01, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC One of my earliest and most embarrassing bedfellows couldn’t part with two things: The Smashing Pumpkins album Siamese Dream (but why?) and dad-like white tube socks. Clearly ours was a very pasty affair, and I’ve kind of been Team No Socks in Bed ever since. But here’s something that’ll knock … Continue reading Why wearing socks in bed could lead to more orgasms

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?

This is what it’s like to walk into a real-life wellness wonderland

March 05, 2020 at 05:30PM by CWC Picture this: You step into a room and immediately feel the Zen vibes you’re always chasing during your self-care time. You look around and see tables lined with all the wellness-boosting tech, tinctures, and teas you can imagine, the healthy pantry of your dreams stocked with all the … Continue reading This is what it’s like to walk into a real-life wellness wonderland

A *lot* of people are ditching bootcamps for Pilates—and there’s a science to why

March 04, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC In 2020, Pilates will celebrate its 94th birthday. It’s the OG boutique fitness class, and Joseph Pilates’ 34 original exercises set the stage for a number of other workouts, like barre and Megaformer (which BTW: was one of our 2020 Trends) to become mainstays for those with stacked … Continue reading A *lot* of people are ditching bootcamps for Pilates—and there’s a science to why

I’m ready to retire my self-appointed ‘I’m bad at cooking’ label for good

February 27, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC I have some pretty embarrassing stories in the kitchen, like the time my situationship was coming over and I needed to clean my apartment quickly, so I shoved a bunch of things in my oven, forgot about them for a couple days, and then preheated my oven with … Continue reading I’m ready to retire my self-appointed ‘I’m bad at cooking’ label for good

How does kinesiology tape work? Physical therapists explain why it’s an athlete favorite

February 24, 2020 at 08:18PM by CWC While training for the New York City marathon last year, I spent miles and miles silently praying to the recovery gods: Please, oh please, bless me with a Band-Aid capable of patching up the aches and pains in my body! Alas, I now know that no such bandage … Continue reading How does kinesiology tape work? Physical therapists explain why it’s an athlete favorite

The 12 most common sex mistakes keeping you from your orgasm

February 19, 2020 at 08:01PM by CWC This is super embarrassing to admit, but once upon a time I was known for bragging about my “abilities” to orgasm easily. Then, poof! My superpower disappeared. Now, just like many other vulva-owners I know, I’ve started having trouble orgasming on command. It’s tempting to blame partners, and … Continue reading The 12 most common sex mistakes keeping you from your orgasm

Cold compression is the next wave of recovery tech you’ll see everywhere

February 11, 2020 at 03:00AM by CWC Recovery is top of mind these days, and as a result, technology that was once reserved for top athletes is now becoming widely accessible to all. For example, gym-goers everywhere can easily reach for percussive therapy devices (like the Theragun or Hypervolt) or infrared wraps to soothe muscle … Continue reading Cold compression is the next wave of recovery tech you’ll see everywhere

These sleek wearable weights take functional fitness to a whole new level

January 19, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC The quickest way to turn any move into an ab workout is to engage your core—this much we know to be true. But the quickest way to do the same thing for your arms and legs, sans dumbbells? Add a set of wearable weights. While the term “wearable … Continue reading These sleek wearable weights take functional fitness to a whole new level

Yogi On A Budget? Here Are 5 Props You Already Have In Your Home

January 12, 2020 at 02:05AM   Yoga props are a great way to help modify poses and deepen your personal practice. When you open up to the world of straps, blocks, and more, you open yourself up to doing poses correctly (and painlessly). You may finally feel like you’re doing pigeon correctly with a block … Continue reading Yogi On A Budget? Here Are 5 Props You Already Have In Your Home

The psychological benefit of having 1 statement accessory to get you through winter

January 11, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC At the beginning of every winter, I break out my ethically made alpaca hat that makes me feel like the princess of the North Pole, and my entire social circle gets pumped up about it. It’s a fluffy, cream-colored circlet, and my friends know that if we’re going … Continue reading The psychological benefit of having 1 statement accessory to get you through winter

These 6 hotels want to rid you of your sleep issues

December 24, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC For a few years now, I’ve traveled with a DIY sleep kit. This consists of a silky pouch stuffed to the drawstring with rest-inducing aids: sleep mask, earplugs, lavender essential oil, CBD oil, selenite crystal, Guatemalan worry dolls, and Tylenol PM. Because I struggle terribly with falling asleep, … Continue reading These 6 hotels want to rid you of your sleep issues

How to keep your feet warm, according to a podiatrist

December 08, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Technically, winter doesn’t arrive until December 21. But let’s be real—it’s already in full-force. And with the freezing temps and snowy days comes a constant battle to keep your feet warm. If you struggle with keeping your feet warm, you can do a handful of different things to … Continue reading How to keep your feet warm, according to a podiatrist

12 wellness gifts under $25 so you can win gifting without the sticker shock

December 02, 2019 at 04:42PM by CWC From your work wife to your IRL bestie to your favorite spin instructor, you’ve got a long list to shop for this season, which means finding high-quality, budget-friendly gifts is a must. To help you spread the wellness vibes without breaking the bank, we rounded up our 12 … Continue reading 12 wellness gifts under $25 so you can win gifting without the sticker shock