Another reason to hope the government shutdown ends soon: To save Joshua Tree’s trees

January 13, 2019 at 07:11AM by CWC If you’ve been to Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, it may have been to experience one of the best hiking and rock-climbing spots in the country. Or maybe you went to a sound bath in the Integratron, a dome structure built in the 1950s by an architect … Continue reading Another reason to hope the government shutdown ends soon: To save Joshua Tree’s trees

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

6 easy ways to minimize your holiday waste—including gifts, decor, food, and more

December 10, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC The holidays are a period of excess. Excess eating. Excess traveling. Excess buying. If you look at the actual stats, all that extra consumption is contributing to your carbon footprint in ways that might put a damper on your holiday spirit. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, American … Continue reading 6 easy ways to minimize your holiday waste—including gifts, decor, food, and more

Reebok is launching a plant-based running shoe, and I can’t wait

December 03, 2019 at 05:34PM by CWC Words I did not expect to type today: plant-based running shoe. And yet, Reebok just announced the arrival of their Forever Floatride GLOW, which you guessed it, comes from plant-based matter. Sure, when you tell your mom that you want “plant-based running shoes,” she might tease you about … Continue reading Reebok is launching a plant-based running shoe, and I can’t wait

Feeling holiday-cheer burnout? Here’s how to unwind, according to your zodiac sign

December 03, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC The year is officially coming to a close…but not before a bunch of holly, jolly holiday stressors come at you like merry little freight train. From festive work parties and tense family dinners to enough social obligations to make you want crawl into bed until 2020, you might … Continue reading Feeling holiday-cheer burnout? Here’s how to unwind, according to your zodiac sign

7 ways I’m making my tiny apartment feel like home for the holidays

December 02, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Real talk: I have issues making new places feel like me, so ever since I sold my car (shout out to you, Penelope) and bought a plane ticket from Florida to New York City, I’ve put little effort into my apartment—especially in December. What holiday decorating ideas could … Continue reading 7 ways I’m making my tiny apartment feel like home for the holidays

20 healthy Thanksgiving salad recipes that will make you extra thankful for greens

November 17, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Turkey, baked mac-and-cheese, and stuffing are all Thanksgiving dinner showstoppers. But real talk: unless you add some fiber to your plate, you’re not going to be feeling all that festive later. Thanksgiving salad doesn’t get the same level of accolades as other starring dishes, but it should. After … Continue reading 20 healthy Thanksgiving salad recipes that will make you extra thankful for greens

The dietitian’s guide to the healthiest fast food options at 14 of America’s favorite chain restaurants

November 13, 2019 at 07:29PM by CWC You know how it goes: some weeks you’ve meal-prepped a week’s worth of meals. And some weeks, well, you feel accomplished for nuking yourself a TV dinner. When life gets busy and you find yourself staring into an empty fridge, being in-the-know about the healthiest fast food options … Continue reading The dietitian’s guide to the healthiest fast food options at 14 of America’s favorite chain restaurants

5 healthy foods you should always buy in bulk, according to a sustainable dietitian

November 11, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC It’s super common—even among non-card carrying Costco members—to buy items like toilet paper, tampons, and soap in bulk, but for some reason, the same logic doesn’t often carry over to healthy food staples. Some believe that in order for something to be healthy that it has to be … Continue reading 5 healthy foods you should always buy in bulk, according to a sustainable dietitian

When you’re ready to ditch paper towels for good, reach for these 3 reusable alternatives

October 29, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC At least 200 paper towels die every time I decide to do a deep clean throughout my apartment. The convenience of wiping away a mess then tossing it in the trash proves tempting, but given that the United States goes through about 13 billion paper towels each year, … Continue reading When you’re ready to ditch paper towels for good, reach for these 3 reusable alternatives

Keep your bones healthy and strong with these 8 foods high in vitamin K

October 26, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Most people are accustomed to getting in their daily dose of vitamin C to keep their immune system in tip top shape and soaking up some sun (with SPF, of course) to get mood-boosting vitamin D. But once you get down the vitamin alphabet to K…well, its benefits … Continue reading Keep your bones healthy and strong with these 8 foods high in vitamin K

Ironically, the next frontier of waste-free living is coming for your bathroom

October 22, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC There’s no denying at this point that the planet is headed for the toilet. (Seriously. No one should be denying it.) Maybe you’re well aware and rage-watch Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN Climate Action Summit about 40 times a day, wondering how things got this bad, how … Continue reading Ironically, the next frontier of waste-free living is coming for your bathroom

You can ‘superdose’ oxygen—but what does that even mean?

October 18, 2019 at 10:35PM by CWC Want to know what it feels like to spend 20 minutes in an ozone sauna? Watch the video. Come fall, nothing beats spending time in a steamy sauna. If you close your eyes, you can almost imagine that you’re sweating it out poolside somewhere with palm trees swaying … Continue reading You can ‘superdose’ oxygen—but what does that even mean?

Sophia Bush shares how to channel your sacred rage and make changes that matter

October 10, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Want to learn how to save the world while keeping yourself centered, like Bush does? Watch the video. Unsurprisingly, Sophia Bush is one step ahead of us: On the most recent episode of The Avocado Show, Well+Good’s YouTube series where celebs sit down with our favorite fruit, she … Continue reading Sophia Bush shares how to channel your sacred rage and make changes that matter

Can carbon offsets really erase your environmental footprint with the swipe of a credit card?

October 02, 2019 at 07:40PM by CWC Remember the days when one could simply drive a Prius, carry a reusable cup, and consider themselves a decent ally to the environment? How quickly times have changed. Ever since last October, when scientists proclaimed that the world needs to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or be … Continue reading Can carbon offsets really erase your environmental footprint with the swipe of a credit card?

“Forest skin care” bottles up the stress-plummeting powers of forest bathing for your face

October 01, 2019 at 04:28PM by CWC In Japan, it’s tradition to walk through a forest to find stress relief. They coined the term forest bathing, and even doctors there prescribe jaunts in nature as preventative medicine, as plenty of studies have shown major reductions in cortisol, which in turn, help stress to plummet. Now … Continue reading “Forest skin care” bottles up the stress-plummeting powers of forest bathing for your face

These are the 9 healthiest items to order at P.F. Chang’s, according to a dietitian

September 20, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Whether you live in a big city with literally hundreds of hole-in-the-wall Chinese places or a suburb with just a handful of hidden gems, people still flock to P.F. Chang’s as if it’s the only place in town serving up fried rice and wontons. Haters will say it’s … Continue reading These are the 9 healthiest items to order at P.F. Chang’s, according to a dietitian

“Bio-adaptive botanicals” give your skin what it needs, when it needs it

September 16, 2019 at 07:25PM by CWC Picture the harshest climates in the world, where extreme cold and excess heat defile everything in their paths. Somewhat surprisingly, plants are still able to grow (and even thrive) in these places. Take the resurrection plant, for example, which is a desert species that can look dead, but … Continue reading “Bio-adaptive botanicals” give your skin what it needs, when it needs it

Make healthy eating easy thanks to this technique used by the U.S. Army

September 13, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC The word “cafeteria” transports me back to my high school days of shuffling through the lunch line with hundreds of equally-hungry teenagers. The chicken was dry, they (somehow?) managed to ruin pizza, and breakfast-for-lunch days were the only silver lining. So imagine my surprise when I learned that … Continue reading Make healthy eating easy thanks to this technique used by the U.S. Army

Why Saturn and Pluto’s dance right now could be game-changing for your life

September 01, 2019 at 11:22PM by CWC With a potent new moon at your back, (the new moon in Virgo happened at 6 degrees on August 30), September opens up on a productive note. The majority of planets continue to travel through earth signs, as the cosmos serve us a whopping dose of grounded energy. … Continue reading Why Saturn and Pluto’s dance right now could be game-changing for your life

If you eat beef, your #prayforAmazon social media post is hypocritical

August 23, 2019 at 12:07AM by CWC After a day spent off Instagram yesterday, I dived into my feed for a few minutes before bed to check in on the latest in #hotgirlsummer content. But instead of a series of smoldering selfies, I found shocking images of the Amazon rainforest burning, photos re-posted by a … Continue reading If you eat beef, your #prayforAmazon social media post is hypocritical