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

World Water Day: Here Are 25 Ways To Save Water In & Around Your Home

March 22, 2020 at 09:08AM We all want to do our part to help the planet, and from ocean cleanup projects to making sustainable swaps in our homes, environmentalism has never been more accessible. This year, in honor of World Water Day, we thought what better time to breakdown all the easy ways we can … Continue reading World Water Day: Here Are 25 Ways To Save Water In & Around Your Home

These 8 activewear pieces prove sustainable fashion can be functional *and* stylish

March 17, 2020 at 09:30AM by CWC When it comes to living more sustainably, you know the drill: bring your reusable water bottle everywhere, recycle plastics when you can’t avoid them, and say no to straws. But dressing sustainably? That’s a little tougher to tackle, especially when it comes to activewear. You’re totally here for … Continue reading These 8 activewear pieces prove sustainable fashion can be functional *and* stylish

5 reiki principles you can use to create more ease and flow in your life

March 06, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC Principles like the 12 laws of the universe, the eight limbs of yoga, and even Marie Kondo’s “does this spark joy?” concept are all examples of fundamental truths that help guide us in our lives. Reiki, the Japanese energy-healing practice, too, offers a set of principles or precepts, as they’re … Continue reading 5 reiki principles you can use to create more ease and flow in your life

All Your *Burning* Questions About Palo Santo, Answered

February 27, 2020 at 09:24PM Even if you couldn’t put a name to it at the time, you’ve probably enjoyed the signature scent of palo santo at some point. The sweet, smoky fragrance is an intoxicating go-to for anyone looking to cleanse and clear their space. But before going out and grabbing a palo santo … Continue reading All Your *Burning* Questions About Palo Santo, Answered

Calm versus Headspace: The 3 best ways to use each leading meditation app

February 27, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC A few years back, a close friend gifted me Yumi Sakugawa’s There Is No Right Way to Meditate: a doodle-filled love letter to meditation that’s basically a mindfulness picture book. As much as I love what’s inside its pages, the book’s title itself has always struck me as … Continue reading Calm versus Headspace: The 3 best ways to use each leading meditation app

What’s The Footprint Of Your Footwear? Here’s How To Take A Step In The Right Direction

February 27, 2020 at 08:00AM   Understanding what goes into the products we buy—ingredients, materials, packaging—is one of the first steps of being a conscious consumer. But when was the last time you thought about where all the stuff in your shoes came from? Footwear is responsible for as much as a third of the … Continue reading What’s The Footprint Of Your Footwear? Here’s How To Take A Step In The Right Direction

This 81-year-old great grandmother is a cycling world-record holder—here’s how she does it

February 21, 2020 at 10:22PM by CWC At a time when most people begin to slow down their daily routine, Patricia Baker sped up her career as a professional indoor cyclist at age 67. Now 81 years old, she’s won 25 national championships and one world championship. A retired pharmacist, Baker says being active was … Continue reading This 81-year-old great grandmother is a cycling world-record holder—here’s how she does it

An RD Explains How Chocolate Can Be Healthy & The Best Ways To Use It

February 12, 2020 at 02:05PM While chocolate may be synonymous with love and romance (not to mention deliciousness), it isn’t always thought of as healthy. But, despite its sugary reputation, there are some forms of chocolate that are good for you. You probably know that dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate, but did you … Continue reading An RD Explains How Chocolate Can Be Healthy & The Best Ways To Use It

We asked experts to help us rank the 5 most popular alt-milks for sustainability

February 07, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC If you’ve ditched dairy for sustainability reasons, you probably assume that alt-milks like oat, soy, and dairy are better for the environment, period. You’re right. But each type of plant milk does have an environmental impact—some greater than others. However, understanding that impact is still a growing field … Continue reading We asked experts to help us rank the 5 most popular alt-milks for sustainability

Avocado leaf tea is now officially a *thing*—but is it healthy or is it all hype?

January 28, 2020 at 05:20PM by CWC Just when you thought the not-so-humble avocado had been exploited to the point where it could be exploited no further (e.g. avocado hummus, avocado mayo, avocado brownies, avocado pancakes, avocado face masks, avocado hair oil, etc., etc., etc.), I’m here to announce that avocado leaf tea is here. … Continue reading Avocado leaf tea is now officially a *thing*—but is it healthy or is it all hype?

What ‘aging gracefully’ means for 6 real women of every generation

January 24, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC The phrase “aging gracefully” is often used ironically. It means staying—and more importantly, looking—young no matter the number of birthdays you’ve celebrated. Award-winning author Georgia Clark, 40, founded Generation Women, a monthly event in New York City dedicated to intergenerational storytelling, as a means to highlight women for … Continue reading What ‘aging gracefully’ means for 6 real women of every generation

8 skin-care products you can get from Ulta for under $20 from this new UK-based brand

January 17, 2020 at 04:17PM by CWC In case you haven’t heard yet, 2020 is the year of skin care—especially affordable skin care that still leaves your face as hydrated and radiant as the expensive stuff. Riding in on this new year, all-things-skin-care trend is Dr.Organic®, a UK-based skin-care brand that’s already won several European … Continue reading 8 skin-care products you can get from Ulta for under $20 from this new UK-based brand

6 luxe African safaris that are making wellness a serious focus

January 15, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC The idea of luxury African safaris most commonly conjures dreams of peeping majestic animals in their natural environment. And, sure, that’s a fair primary focus of such a travel experience, but the trip can be so much more. While offering health-boosting benefits that accompany communing with nature, the … Continue reading 6 luxe African safaris that are making wellness a serious focus

When shopping for the best, healthiest olive oil, how much does price really matter?

December 25, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Olive oil is metaphorical liquid gold in terms of health benefits. The amber glue that holds the almighty Mediterranean diet together, healthy food experts love to rave of its heart- and brain- healthy benefits. Given the price of some olive oils, you’d think it’s actual gold, too. While … Continue reading When shopping for the best, healthiest olive oil, how much does price really matter?

Here Are Some Clever Ways To Use & Recycle Your Tree Post-Christmas

December 25, 2019 at 03:04AM   Many of our living rooms may bear a similar scene soon: a Christmas tree, sans ornaments and lights, ready to be disposed of. But may we suggest upcycling (or recycling)? That’s right—there are actually a ton of ways to get the most out of your tree before you scrap … Continue reading Here Are Some Clever Ways To Use & Recycle Your Tree Post-Christmas

Next year’s ‘it’ plant is going to make your place look so rich

December 20, 2019 at 12:30AM by CWC Fiddle leaf fig? Sorry. The Money Tree is poised to take over in 2020, according to Bloomscape’s Plant Mom, Joyce Mast. “Many people believe that Money Trees signal good luck and good fortune to come. In fact, it is a popular plant in Feng Shui as it’s believed … Continue reading Next year’s ‘it’ plant is going to make your place look so rich

Put this unspoiled Hawaiian Island on your travel bucket list for 2020

December 17, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC The state of Hawaii is hardly an undiscovered travel destination. In fact, the islands are flooded with more than nine million tourists every year trying to etch out a small parcel of sand for sipping mai tais. But there is still one quiet island that has not (yet) … Continue reading Put this unspoiled Hawaiian Island on your travel bucket list for 2020

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