These Are The Books mbg Staffers Are Getting Lost In Right Now

April 04, 2020 at 01:10PM Aside from getting your daily dose of nature or taking quick trips to the grocery store, people are spending a whole lot of time indoors these days. Figuring out what to do with all this added time can be tricky, but getting lost in story is almost always a good … Continue reading These Are The Books mbg Staffers Are Getting Lost In Right Now

This Form Of Vitamin B Could Aid In Your Workout Recovery

April 04, 2020 at 12:12PM Bouncing back from a hard workout can be tough. Aching, sore muscles and lower-than-usual energy levels can make it hard to get back to your regular exercise routine. If you’re not sure where to turn at that point, the supplement nicotinamide riboside (often called simply NR) may support your fitness … Continue reading This Form Of Vitamin B Could Aid In Your Workout Recovery

Is Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Still Important? Research & Myths

April 04, 2020 at 11:26AM You've probably seen Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, popularly depicted as a pyramid, explaining how certain needs must be met before others. In the 70-plus years since the well-known psychologist unveiled his theory, the presented needs and the merits of the system have changed quite a bit. It's worth reexamining, … Continue reading Is Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Still Important? Research & Myths

How To Make Face Masks At Home, With Or Without A Sewing Machine

April 04, 2020 at 02:03AM In order to preserve medical-grade personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, many people are starting to produce homemade face masks for themselves. Though not as effective in a hospital setting, Bindiya Gandhi, M.D., said cloth masks can help prevent the spread of respiratory droplets in the general public. So whether … Continue reading How To Make Face Masks At Home, With Or Without A Sewing Machine

All You Need Is 20 Minutes & A Backpack For This Full-Body Workout

April 04, 2020 at 01:03AM Social distancing and working from home have likely left many people sitting down way more than usual. And with gyms closed everywhere, it's time for at-home bodyweight exercises to have a moment in the spotlight. The good news: You can get an incredible workout without using equipment. In fact, bodyweight … Continue reading All You Need Is 20 Minutes & A Backpack For This Full-Body Workout

Do You Have The Sunscreen Gene? Study Finds Natural SPF In The Skin

April 03, 2020 at 11:25PM Sure, we may be spending most of our time indoors at the moment, but sunshine waits for no one. While it could be a while before we host an outdoor picnic or gather a crew and head to the beach, warmer weather does serve as inspiration to catch some rays … Continue reading Do You Have The Sunscreen Gene? Study Finds Natural SPF In The Skin

How This Entrepreneur Is Finding Purpose & Impact From Home

April 03, 2020 at 09:17PM Us, Interrupted is a series that focuses on public figures as well as professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 global pandemic. During this unprecedented crisis, we hope these stories of vulnerability and resilience will help us move forward, stronger together. Meena Harris is the founder of Phenomenal Woman Action … Continue reading How This Entrepreneur Is Finding Purpose & Impact From Home

Tapping Into The 5 Senses Can Be A Shortcut To Mindfulness: Here’s How

April 03, 2020 at 03:41PM In times of uncertainty (which we are very certainly in right now), the mind can easily veer toward doom and gloom. Projections into the future or ruminations about the past are natural and normal—but not always helpful. To bring the mind back, mindfulness exercises that root you in the present … Continue reading Tapping Into The 5 Senses Can Be A Shortcut To Mindfulness: Here’s How

The Healthiest Ways RDs Eat Canned Artichokes, From Pizzas To Salad

April 03, 2020 at 02:44PM Share on: If all of your favorite canned foods have been taken off the shelves, it might be time to get creative with what you're buying. More obscure options, like water chestnuts and canned artichokes usually remain. Since we've already been told how to eat the former, what should we … Continue reading The Healthiest Ways RDs Eat Canned Artichokes, From Pizzas To Salad

It’s More Than Cortisol: 6 Other Hormones Your Body Releases Under Stress

April 03, 2020 at 02:14PM Share on: A stressful situation can wreak havoc on the body, thanks largely to how it affects our hormones. While cortisol is often center stage when we talk about stress, plenty of other hormones are also in flux during unsettling times. Understanding what those are—and how they affect our body's … Continue reading It’s More Than Cortisol: 6 Other Hormones Your Body Releases Under Stress

Make Your Own Takeout: This Egg Drop Soup Can Be Ready In 10 Minutes

April 03, 2020 at 11:12AM Share on: If you've never made your own egg drop soup, you have been missing out. This takeout classic is so easy to make at home and tastes way better than what you get at most restaurants. When you need a comforting, soothing meal in a pinch, make some! Whether … Continue reading Make Your Own Takeout: This Egg Drop Soup Can Be Ready In 10 Minutes

The 3 Types Of Stress & How To Manage Them, According To Experts

April 03, 2020 at 10:29AM Share on: It's no surprise that stress can take a toll on both your physical and mental health. While we can't avoid stress altogether (nor should we try), understanding that there are different kinds of stress can help you determine which one you're dealing with at any given time so … Continue reading The 3 Types Of Stress & How To Manage Them, According To Experts

Life Is Busy Right Now—But This Hack Makes Everything I Eat Healthier

April 03, 2020 at 10:00AM Share on: Before our son was born about two years ago, my wife and I regularly ate home-cooked meals. Most nights, we had the time to make dinners that were pretty healthy. But when James came along and the two of us were working full time while raising a child, … Continue reading Life Is Busy Right Now—But This Hack Makes Everything I Eat Healthier

Algae May Be The Glow-Inducing, Pore-Clearing Ingredient Your Skin Needs

April 03, 2020 at 02:05AM Share on: Algae is not new to the skin care industry, but it's definitely buzzing lately as we are continually discovering new species, sustainable harvesting practices, and the many, many ways it benefits the body. A few ways it helps the skin, specifically? It purifies pores, brightens, hydrates, and even … Continue reading Algae May Be The Glow-Inducing, Pore-Clearing Ingredient Your Skin Needs

Sad At-Home Lunches, Begone With These 7 Easy & Tasty Recipes

April 03, 2020 at 01:14AM With less opportunity to grab lunch from your favorite spot, one of three things might be happening. You're either eating the same lunch every day, forgetting about the meal altogether, or you are (and might we suggest this option) getting creative in the kitchen. To help you strive for the … Continue reading Sad At-Home Lunches, Begone With These 7 Easy & Tasty Recipes

Homemade Masks: Are They Effective & Who Should Be Wearing Them?

April 03, 2020 at 12:53AM As hospitals in the U.S. reach surge capacity due to COVID-19, personal protective equipment (PPE) is becoming limited. In many cases, doctors and nurses are re-wearing what should be single-use surgical face masks, and in extreme cases, not wearing them at all. With this immediate need for PPE, many people … Continue reading Homemade Masks: Are They Effective & Who Should Be Wearing Them?

3 Lesser-Known Tips A TCM Practitioner Recommends For Immunity

April 02, 2020 at 11:05PM For those times you can't run out to see your favorite doctor or energy healer, there are still plenty of ways to reap the immune-supporting benefits of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is a 5,000-year-old system that uses tools like acupuncture, acupressure, and cupping to heal the mind and body. … Continue reading 3 Lesser-Known Tips A TCM Practitioner Recommends For Immunity

Creativity Is Crucial Right Now: Here Are 4 Ways To Get Inspired

April 02, 2020 at 10:01AM If you are fortunate enough to work from home, you might feel some boredom creeping up in between spurts of COVID-induced anxiety. While you may have other responsibilities to keep you busy (work meetings, home-schooling kids, and DIY projects, to name a few), you might be feeling a little—shall we … Continue reading Creativity Is Crucial Right Now: Here Are 4 Ways To Get Inspired

How To Train Yourself To Better React To Stress (Before It Happens)

April 02, 2020 at 10:00AM Share on: If you've ever searched for information on how to deal with stress, you've probably found lots of tips for calming down when you're already in the throes of worry. Once your muscles start to tense, your breathing gets shallow, and your heartbreak spikes, you can reframe your inner … Continue reading How To Train Yourself To Better React To Stress (Before It Happens)

Are You An Echoist? A Psychologist Explains The “Opposite Of Narcissism”

April 02, 2020 at 10:00AM While many of us know about the narcissist who loves any kind of attention, there's an equally fascinating counterpart—the echoist. What is echoism? Echoism is sometimes considered the opposite of narcissism, but central to being an echoist is a fear of seeming narcissistic. They fear being the center of attention … Continue reading Are You An Echoist? A Psychologist Explains The “Opposite Of Narcissism”

Have A Free 5 Minutes? Here’s How To Clean Your Wallet The Feng Shui Way

April 02, 2020 at 10:00AM There are so many ways to use feng shui to create an environment that's inspiring, motivating, and empowering. Applying the philosophy to something as simple as your wallet can be enough to help boost your abundance. If you've got your wallet nearby and haven't given it much love lately, here's an … Continue reading Have A Free 5 Minutes? Here’s How To Clean Your Wallet The Feng Shui Way

Mysterious Rash? Here’s How To Tell Whether Stress Is The Cause

April 02, 2020 at 10:00AM The effects of stress span well beyond emotional health: Acne, hair loss, and weight gain can all be side effects of chronic stress. And beyond worsening existing skin rashes from conditions like psoriasis or eczema, stress can also cause new skin flare-ups and irritations. Here's what skin care experts have … Continue reading Mysterious Rash? Here’s How To Tell Whether Stress Is The Cause

15 Easy Breakfast Recipes To Help Sneak More Veggies Into Your Diet

April 02, 2020 at 02:20AM There are lots of different dietary principles out there, but one thing that just about every expert can agree on is that you should eat your vegetables—and lots of them. Yet, although current USDA recommendations advise eating between 1 and 3 cups of vegetables each day, only 9%, or about … Continue reading 15 Easy Breakfast Recipes To Help Sneak More Veggies Into Your Diet

Uh, Is Just Dry Lips — Or Is It Something Else? Here’s How To Find Out

April 02, 2020 at 01:04AM Eczema is a common skin condition in which the skin barrier doesn't function properly, resulting in flare-ups of itchy rashes, red spots, blisters, and cracked skin. While it most commonly occurs on the body, eczema—or various versions of it—can also show up on your lips. Lip eczema is more severe … Continue reading Uh, Is Just Dry Lips — Or Is It Something Else? Here’s How To Find Out