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

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

Moringa is the latest anti-inflammatory ingredient to cross over to the beauty aisle

August 21, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Moringa is undisputedly the HBIC of superfoods—nicknamed the “miracle tree,” its leaves and seeds boast more protein and iron than spinach or kale, and it’s said to be better at reducing inflammation than turmeric.  A few years ago it started infiltrating the grocery store as an ingredient in … Continue reading Moringa is the latest anti-inflammatory ingredient to cross over to the beauty aisle

How to eat healthy at Panda Express, according to a registered dietitian

August 09, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC With restaurants in every single state—and most airports—Panda Express is the easy go-to when a craving for Americanized Chinese food hits. Regardless of which location you go to, the fast food chain is reliable for offering all the popular classics, like fried rice, orange chicken, and teriyaki chicken. … Continue reading How to eat healthy at Panda Express, according to a registered dietitian

Costa Rica’s “pura vida” lifestyle prioritizes happiness, and you can harness it no matter where you live

August 09, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC When I first arrive in Costa Rica, I’m met with an exercise of seriously delayed gratification. It’s after dark when my plane lands, and even though I know I’m almost certainly surrounded by spectacular scenery, all I can see on my ride in from the airport is the … Continue reading Costa Rica’s “pura vida” lifestyle prioritizes happiness, and you can harness it no matter where you live

How to eat healthy at the Whole Foods hot bar, according to a registered dietitian

July 17, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC The siren call of the Whole Foods hot bar can be strong. (Specifically, the smell of the jalapeno mac-and-cheese.) Maybe it lures you in on days when you want to treat yourself to a lunch you didn’t have to meal prep. Or maybe it calls to you on … Continue reading How to eat healthy at the Whole Foods hot bar, according to a registered dietitian

10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

July 09, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC It used to be that the fashion industry existed in a completely different realm, offering little in terms of solutions to pressing societal issues. But now, thanks to an influx of social- and eco-conscious companies that have baked giving back right into the business model, every dollar you … Continue reading 10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

By scheduling time to do nothing every day for a week, I learned the secret to creativity

July 04, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I recently fell down an internet rabbit hole that taught me the scintillating history of—I kid you not—boredom. I closed my laptop with a newfound appreciation for the family road trips of my childhood that, at the time, made me want to cry for the sheer purpose of … Continue reading By scheduling time to do nothing every day for a week, I learned the secret to creativity

Ditch the plastic cutlery at your summer BBQs for Target’s new biodegradable tableware

July 02, 2019 at 11:47AM by CWC Ah, summer. When we spend as much time as we can enjoying the great outdoors, while also creating a lot of waste by using single-use plates and utensils at cookouts and picnics. But, Target is here to save us from this paradox. The mega-retailer now carries plant-based, compostable … Continue reading Ditch the plastic cutlery at your summer BBQs for Target’s new biodegradable tableware

8 eco-friendly clothing brands to give your wardrobe a totally chic (and sustainable) makeover

July 01, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Often when people decide to start living a more eco-conscious life, the first step is ditching plastic straws or investing in reusable totes for the grocery store. Now don’t get me wrong—both of those changes are doing good for the planet, but if you want to make an … Continue reading 8 eco-friendly clothing brands to give your wardrobe a totally chic (and sustainable) makeover

The Caribbean island of Nevis celebrates its 44 varieties of mango with a fruity food festival

June 25, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Mangoes have completely stolen my heart. They’re the perfect combination of sweet and juicy, and taste as good plain as mixed into a smoothies or sorbets. Basically, they’re a shining star of the produce aisle. I’ve been totally satisfied with the one type of mango my grocery store … Continue reading The Caribbean island of Nevis celebrates its 44 varieties of mango with a fruity food festival

TV dinners have finally gotten the healthy upgrade they deserve

June 24, 2019 at 06:49AM by CWC Let’s face it: TV dinners don’t exactly conjure up the image of a healthy meal. For decades, the sectionalized paper trays of processed meat, frozen veggies (both likely covered in a thick, mystery sauce) and, if you’re lucky, a bite-sized brownie went largely unchanged. Ones that were considered … Continue reading TV dinners have finally gotten the healthy upgrade they deserve

How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

June 21, 2019 at 09:54AM by CWC The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working … Continue reading How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs