The astrological significance of Katy Perry’s spectacularly unique engagement ring

February 15, 2019 at 08:51AM by CWC Well, someone had an epic Valentine’s Day yesterday and her name is Katy Perry. The singer just announced her engagement to Orlando Bloom on Instagram. That they’ve finally taken their relationship (very) public is nice, but the ruby red rock in Katy Perry’s engagement ring is what got … Continue reading The astrological significance of Katy Perry’s spectacularly unique engagement ring

10 show-stopping engagement rings that are an eco-friendly way to put a ring on it

December 10, 2018 at 11:53AM For a long time, wearing a family heirloom or shopping secondhand were the only options available to most people in search of sustainable engagement rings. Lately, though, fine jewelry brands have been changing the proposal game, utilizing everything from recycled metals to ethically sourced stones to lab-created diamonds (or LCDs—not … Continue reading 10 show-stopping engagement rings that are an eco-friendly way to put a ring on it

Your skin is the driest during *this* time of month. Here’s how to quench it, according to derms

February 12, 2020 at 04:33PM by CWC I’m sorry, but the expression “dry as the desert” needs to be rewritten to “dry as winter 2020.” Because, if the moans and groans of the Well+Good office, all of my friends, and you—dear reader—are too be believed, the start of the new year has been thirsty. But … Continue reading Your skin is the driest during *this* time of month. Here’s how to quench it, according to derms

‘Friend-mirroring’ is the confidence-boosting reason to send selfies to your pals

February 11, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC I’m single and I live in New York City, which is something I admit with the same enthusiasm I’d dedicate to “I have to get a colonoscopy.” What I mean by that is my relationship status isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it is certainly a … Continue reading ‘Friend-mirroring’ is the confidence-boosting reason to send selfies to your pals

Move over, carrots: 5 healthy reasons why turnips deserve a starring role in your winter cooking

February 05, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Have you met anyone who claims their favorite food—or vegetable, for that matter—is a turnip? Chances aren’t great. After all, its historic backstory is that it was once a “get off the stage” tomato equivalent of Roman times, and Michelle Obama’s iconic Vine asking people to “turnip for … Continue reading Move over, carrots: 5 healthy reasons why turnips deserve a starring role in your winter cooking

10 enduring myths about herpes that sexual health experts want you to stop believing

February 03, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC You probably have thoughts about herpes. Some may be accurate, but others may be born more of stigma (and jokes, of which herpes is often the punchline) than any actual truth about the virus. My personal understanding of herpes—a common, sexually-transmitted virus that can cause sores, but generally … Continue reading 10 enduring myths about herpes that sexual health experts want you to stop believing

This Home Brand Wants To Help Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning Routine

February 01, 2020 at 10:08AM IKEA has your 2020 spring cleaning in mind with their latest launch, a collection of cleaning and organizing tools and accessories. The line, known as BORSTAD, dropped online and in stores today as a limited edition collection. According to a news release from the brand, “This consciously designed collection features … Continue reading This Home Brand Wants To Help Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Headspace is teaming up with Barbie to bring meditation benefits to kids

January 30, 2020 at 09:22PM by CWC Burnout has become so pervasive that in 2019, the World Health Organization formally recognized it as a medical condition—and it’s not just adults who are impacted. According to the American Psychological Association, stress levels among kids and teens rival those of their elders. On Thursday, in partnership with … Continue reading Headspace is teaming up with Barbie to bring meditation benefits to kids

Why a “bland diet” is your BFF during times of, ahem, gastric distress

January 18, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Having a stomach bug is never fun. Your whole body hurts, you feel nauseated and dizzy, and it often requires you to spend lots of quality time in your bathroom. (Fun!) And if you do end up getting a GI issue like a stomach sickness or virus, you … Continue reading Why a “bland diet” is your BFF during times of, ahem, gastric distress

Suffering a miscarriage can cause long-lasting PTSD, research shows

January 16, 2020 at 07:36PM by CWC Although miscarriages are fairly common (occurring in about 10 percent of pregnancies), the psychological consequences are often overlooked. Researchers at Imperial College London and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium led a study examining the link between early pregnancy loss and post-traumatic stress disorder. They found that nearly one … Continue reading Suffering a miscarriage can cause long-lasting PTSD, research shows

The 12 most unforgivable gym etiquette offenses during the busiest month of the year

January 16, 2020 at 06:42PM by CWC Growing up, my family never missed church on Sunday. Never. As such devout practitioners (aka helpless charges of a devout mother), we liked to complain about the twice-a-year church-goers, the ones who made it unbearably crowded at Easter and Christmas and who never knew what the hell (sorry, … Continue reading The 12 most unforgivable gym etiquette offenses during the busiest month of the year

I’m A Functional Medicine Doctor & Here Are The 10 Teas I Drink During Flu Season

January 16, 2020 at 12:18PM Tea is packed with nutrients, each variety (white, green, black, oolong, and herbal) boasting its own unique set of benefits. And while I like to drink all types, there are certain varieties I gravitate toward depending on the benefits I am looking to tap into. When I feel a cold … Continue reading I’m A Functional Medicine Doctor & Here Are The 10 Teas I Drink During Flu Season

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

A top Tough Mudder athlete shares her decades-long journey recovering from anorexia

January 14, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Editor’s note: This piece might be triggering for eating disorder survivors. Amelia Boone, 36, is an ambitious achiever used to coming out on top. In addition to being an accomplished corporate attorney, Boone is a competitive athlete who has won the World’s Toughest Mudder competition three times. Not … Continue reading A top Tough Mudder athlete shares her decades-long journey recovering from anorexia

The 7 pantry staples you’re not storing in the refrigerator—but definitely should

January 10, 2020 at 09:30PM by CWC Perishable items—like fruit, veggies, eggs, and milk—go in the fridge of course. And everything else is packed into the pantry. But prepare to be shook, because everything you know about food storage and pantry items is about to change. A lot of the healthy staples you currently store … Continue reading The 7 pantry staples you’re not storing in the refrigerator—but definitely should

I wore a chic vibrator ring in public so I could experience pleasure…anywhere

December 31, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC This fall, a number of my friends were gifted engagement rings in celebration of lifelong love and commitment. As a super-single person, that was simply not in the cards for me, so I decided to buy myself a different kind of ring in celebration of self love. Or … Continue reading I wore a chic vibrator ring in public so I could experience pleasure…anywhere

The 3-step guide for mastering mirror work to level up your self-love practice

December 30, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC I learned about mirror work a few years ago after discovering the book about it by self-help pioneer Louise Hay. Soon after, it became my go-to self-love practice—and for good reason. “Mirror work is a unique, new age type of practice where you meet your reflection in the … Continue reading The 3-step guide for mastering mirror work to level up your self-love practice

The cosmos predict you’re going to have a relaxing and inspiring first week of the decade

December 29, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC As we bid adieu to 2019 this week, we do so astrologically with celestial momentum and support. Coming off last week’s solar eclipse and Jupiter conjunction with the sun, 2019 wraps on a seriously positive note. Yet with the sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in tough-love Capricorn, … Continue reading The cosmos predict you’re going to have a relaxing and inspiring first week of the decade

Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

December 27, 2019 at 09:32PM by CWC Using a moisturizer is the most important step in any dry skin routine. It delivers hydration, seals important natural oils into the skin, and strengthens the barrier so that it can better defend itself from the (harsh! cold!) environment. But every once in a while, particularly when the … Continue reading Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

4 posture-bettering shoulder exercises that are no match for a desk job

December 27, 2019 at 08:49PM by CWC Moms love to remind us to “put our shoulders back” in order to have good posture. Well, hate to break it to ya, mom, but according to a chiropractor, rounded, hunched shoulders often don’t just need to be pulled back, they actually need to be strengthened. Because of … Continue reading 4 posture-bettering shoulder exercises that are no match for a desk job

The “scorpion stretch” gives hips, low back, and hamstrings a ripple release

December 24, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC If you want to prep your body to really kick ass in your workout—whether you’re going for a run or hitting a spin class or working with weights—trainers think you should channel a scorpion before you start moving. The “scorpion stretch” is one of the best warm-ups you … Continue reading The “scorpion stretch” gives hips, low back, and hamstrings a ripple release