I’m a dentist and these are the 5 things that I do every day for whiter teeth

September 13, 2019 at 01:16AM by CWC If you’re like me you, you absolutely despise the dentist. She could be the nicest, most cheerful person on Earth, and while in her chair, I’ll be grinning and bearing it as if it were actual torture. As a result, I always preface my appointments with the fact … Continue reading I’m a dentist and these are the 5 things that I do every day for whiter teeth

8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

May 25, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Memorial Day weekend is here to kick off three months of glorious outdoor cookouts, picnics, and weekend getaways—which also means you’ll likely be imbibing more than you do the rest of the year. While beer on the beach is great and all, sometimes a girl would just rather … Continue reading 8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

3 dentist-approved ways to whiten your teeth—no bleach trays necessary

November 05, 2018 at 08:36AM Pearly whites are a beauty aspiration, for sure. (Cue the dental commercial featuring a woman smiling with brilliant whites directly into the camera.) But to achieve a glistening grin fit for TV and everyday life, you don’t necessarily need to book a heavy-duty fluoride treatment. One dentist says that there are three au naturel methods … Continue reading 3 dentist-approved ways to whiten your teeth—no bleach trays necessary

3 ways to get your whites whiter without using bleach

September 24, 2018 at 05:27AM As a person who spills something on absolutely everything she owns, I frequently struggle with resisting the desire to bleach my coffee/tea/chocolate (okay fine,  wine)-stained whites. According to nontoxic-living guru Sophie Gushée, however, chlorine bleach—the compound commonly used to get whites whiter—is not the answer to my clumsiness. Why? It … Continue reading 3 ways to get your whites whiter without using bleach

Real talk: How freaked should I be about the sugar content in alcohol?

November 05, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The wellness world has a complicated relationship with alcohol. On the one hand, many experts say alcohol in moderation is good for health. (Hey, it is part of the Mediterranean diet.) On the other, some say that heart healthy glass of wine is secretly full of sugar—and everybody … Continue reading Real talk: How freaked should I be about the sugar content in alcohol?

Hard boiled eggs are perfect for meal prep—here’s how to make them more fun to eat

August 02, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Whenever you ask a bunch of healthy eating experts what their go-to snack is, you’re probably going to have at least three people wax poetic about hard boiled eggs. They’re high in protein! They’re portable! They’re easy to make! Yet no one is willing to cop up to … Continue reading Hard boiled eggs are perfect for meal prep—here’s how to make them more fun to eat

Peloton trainer Rebecca Kennedy shares what a week of eating intuitively looks like

July 01, 2019 at 10:02AM by CWC It can be enough of a challenge to figure out how to properly fuel your body if you’re training for a half- or full marathon. Imagine if it was literally your job not only to run, but to do it in front of hundreds and thousands of people. … Continue reading Peloton trainer Rebecca Kennedy shares what a week of eating intuitively looks like

The easy sauces every healthy grill master needs to know

June 29, 2019 at 04:02AM by CWC The Instant Pot may be the savior of your weekday meals, but summer weekends mean the grill gets to steal the show. Burger patties, corn, eggplant, peaches, pineapple—what doesn’t taste delicious with a little fire beneath it? But as every grill master knows, when it comes to barbecuing … Continue reading The easy sauces every healthy grill master needs to know

How to make a healthy BBQ sauce because, sorry, it’s not summer without it

June 22, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Sorry, you can’t call your little backyard party a barbecue without a really great barbecue sauce. Unfortunately, most store-bought varieties contain more sugar than you’d think, and that’s why this healthy BBQ sauce recipe will take your next gathering to another level. There are a few components every … Continue reading How to make a healthy BBQ sauce because, sorry, it’s not summer without it

This healthy twist on potato salad is here to upgrade your Memorial Day spread

May 24, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Photo: Avery Memorial Day officially kicks off the start of summer cookout season, which means the return of some classics everyone loves to pile high on their paper plates: burgers (including their vegan counterparts), macaroni salad, grilled corn, and of course, potato salad. Potatoes on their own are … Continue reading This healthy twist on potato salad is here to upgrade your Memorial Day spread

Is it just me or do I get way more sunburned when I’m drinking?

May 21, 2019 at 12:30PM by CWC It’s now legitimately hot outside and the sun is shining. This means that two things are a must: wearing extra sunscreen to protect skin, and drinking alcohol al fresco (in moderation, of course). But then I heard murmurs that the two have a combative relationship, and a light … Continue reading Is it just me or do I get way more sunburned when I’m drinking?

The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

March 21, 2019 at 11:19AM by CWC I hate to admit it now, but it wasn’t until I was well out of college that I started to rethink my salad dressing choices. It took me years to realize just how much sugar was lurking in the bottle. I’m blame this on my Midwest upbringing, which … Continue reading The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

What “eating the rainbow” actually does for your body, color by color

February 21, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC When you sit down to enjoy a leafy-green salad, do you know specifically what each of the vividly hued fruits and veggies in the bowl are doing for your body? I know I don’t. The #eattherainbow lifestyle makes for vibrant sandwiches and top-notch crudité platters, but it does … Continue reading What “eating the rainbow” actually does for your body, color by color

3 tasty breakfast recipes to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers

November 29, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Thanksgiving day is great and everything—but if we’re all being honest, the whole spread tastes way better on day two (and three). Stuffing, sweet potatoes, gravy, turkey, and other dishes can elevate every single meal. (Ice cream smothered in cranberry sauce? Yes, please.) You only have a few … Continue reading 3 tasty breakfast recipes to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers

This handy guide will help you choose the perfect antioxidant for your skin

November 05, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC We all know that different skin conditions need different products (which is why fellow beauty editors Rachel, Ali, and I never have to battle it out over who gets to test whatever comes across our desks), but there’s one thing that every morning routine should have in common: … Continue reading This handy guide will help you choose the perfect antioxidant for your skin

8 smart ways to feel like you’re on vacation, even when you’re not

November 05, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC No matter how much you love your job, co-workers, and roommates (whether they’re the actual roommate kind, or the significant other and delightfully demanding mini human variety), there is one universal truth for all of us: We can all use a vacation—and we can’t always go on one. … Continue reading 8 smart ways to feel like you’re on vacation, even when you’re not

There are 4 types of intimacy, and only 1 includes touching

October 29, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Something about the mere word “intimacy” evokes an image of not necessarily being in the middle of sex, but at least being in a situation that’s setting the mood for it. Perhaps the parties involved aren’t fully dressed, or perhaps they’re just inching closer toward each other. At … Continue reading There are 4 types of intimacy, and only 1 includes touching

Everyone’s buzzing about “serum oils,” but where the heck do they go in your routine?

October 28, 2019 at 09:48PM by CWC In recent years, the Internet has run wild with things that aren’t quite as they seem. Is the dress black and blue, or white and gold? Is the shoe pink and white, or teal and grey? Is she saying “Yanny” or “Laurel”?! The trend has recently taken hold … Continue reading Everyone’s buzzing about “serum oils,” but where the heck do they go in your routine?

The beauty foods a nutritionist says to always have on your plate for healthier skin

October 27, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC I used to get really excited seeing French fries (or truffle French fries, TBH) on a menu, but now I get a kick out of seeing an ingredient that I use in my skin-care routine. (I still love the fries though.) It happens a lot, because, as we … Continue reading The beauty foods a nutritionist says to always have on your plate for healthier skin

The next frontier of girls’ trips is a little bit country at these 8 luxe western ranches

October 22, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Before you book that flight to the Caribbean for your next girls’ trip, you’d be wise to consider another travel option for resetting your mind and recharging your batteries. Many areas of the American West are a vast, open, and sparsely populated, which makes a country western ranch … Continue reading The next frontier of girls’ trips is a little bit country at these 8 luxe western ranches

Shop once, eat five times with this delicious, plant-based dinner menu

October 17, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Plant-based eating has never been a bigger deal—but given that animal products are totally off the table, food options can feel kind of limited to newbies. There’s only so many times a person can eat lentils and broccoli, amirite? That’s where meal planning, combined with a little creativity, … Continue reading Shop once, eat five times with this delicious, plant-based dinner menu