Your Vulva and Cycling: What you need to know

Fanny. Foof. Vaj. Blossom, whatever you want to call it, this sensitive area of your body takes a darn good battering from the trials and tribulations of cycling. This relatively small and intimate region is responsible for so many important functions; expelling bodily waste, facilitating intercourse, having orgasms and, in some cases, giving birth.If you … Continue reading Your Vulva and Cycling: What you need to know

Make mental wellness a priority this month with our 28-day feelings challenge

January 01, 2020 at 11:30AM by CWC Have some empathy for the “She Doesn’t Even Go Here” chick from Mean Girls; it can be hard to have a lot of feelings—and to know how to productively channel them. That’s why, for the next four weeks, we want to encourage you to focus on your emotional … Continue reading Make mental wellness a priority this month with our 28-day feelings challenge

Buh-bye brow gel: Brow pinching is the fastest route to lifted arches

December 30, 2019 at 11:01PM by CWC When it comes to eyebrows, there used to just be waxing, tweezing, and filling in the patchy spots with a pencil, but as we approach 2020, there are now brow treatments aplenty. You can swipe on a gel for quick volume, get a microblading treatment for a fuller … Continue reading Buh-bye brow gel: Brow pinching is the fastest route to lifted arches

Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

December 29, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC For many, travel experiences exemplify the reward portion of the “work hard, play hard” continuum—and evidence abounds to support the notion: Both solo travel and soloish travel are growing in popularity; engaged couples are opting for honeymoon funds as part of or even in place of more traditional … Continue reading Infuse your 2020 travel itinerary with these 7 transformative experiences

Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

December 27, 2019 at 09:32PM by CWC Using a moisturizer is the most important step in any dry skin routine. It delivers hydration, seals important natural oils into the skin, and strengthens the barrier so that it can better defend itself from the (harsh! cold!) environment. But every once in a while, particularly when the … Continue reading Derms say “moisturizer layering” is the fastest way to hydrate skin that’s dry all the time

Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

December 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC We rolled up in Sonia’s mom’s minivan, driven by Sonia’s little sister, which simultaneously made me feel teenage and ancient. In reality, I am 28. The Romy and Michelle year. The Grosse Pointe Blank year. The year pop culture declares you show up to your high school reunion Full Adult and … Continue reading Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

An underwater yoga class in Dubai helped me find inner peace after a breakup

December 26, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I’m an active, exercise-loving person—but my favorite workouts are sweaty, high-intensity sessions, à la Rumble and SoulCycle. I prefer to be so busy that I’m more focused on the struggle to catch my breath than on mindfulness about my breath’s very existence. I generally use my workouts as … Continue reading An underwater yoga class in Dubai helped me find inner peace after a breakup

Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

December 25, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In June 2019, the global beauty market was valued at $532 billion dollars—and it’s growing faster than ever. That means that this year, there were a lot of new launches worth checking out, from new-to-market brands to innovative products that have the power to change your life—or at the … Continue reading Ready your cart: These are the absolute best beauty launches of 2019

These 5 beauty products have been drugstore best-sellers for two years in a row—and they’re all under $11

December 24, 2019 at 05:30PM by CWC I’m a sucker for a best-seller list, especially when it involves beauty products. If a product is flying off of the shelves, it usually indicates skin-boosting/hair-rejuvenating/beautifying pigment powers that a lot of people are running to get their hands on, which gives me FOMO and convinces me that I … Continue reading These 5 beauty products have been drugstore best-sellers for two years in a row—and they’re all under $11

London art exhibitions 2020 – MUST SEE!

January The year starts off with a roar - meet, if you dare, the mighty Tyrannosaurs in the National Museum of Scotland's groundbreaking exhibition. In Bath, discover the early ceramics of Grayson Perry, many of which were retrieved from obscurity after an appeal to the public. Anne Katrin-Purkiss's photographic portraits at the Lightbox in Woking celebrate pioneering women, … Continue reading London art exhibitions 2020 – MUST SEE!

The best of the best drugstore shampoos for every hair type—and not one is more than $10

December 14, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC There’s really no need to spend a fortune on expensive shampoos when you have a drugstore right around the corner. Yep, the place that carries some of your favorite affordable makeup products also has an impressive hair product selection, including stellar shampoo options for every hair type. Whether … Continue reading The best of the best drugstore shampoos for every hair type—and not one is more than $10

A dermatologist picks 5 multitasking beauty products for the most common skin types

December 13, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Oh, where to begin with multitasking beauty products. You could have an entire bathroom cabinet filled with an option for every skin-care woe. But why have one that fights dryness, one that makes you glow, and one that fights off breakouts when you can save money—and space!—by buying … Continue reading A dermatologist picks 5 multitasking beauty products for the most common skin types

The future of beauty is sustainable—and consumers won’t have it any other way

December 10, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC The personal care industry produces about 120 billion packages every year, a staggering number that has consumers demanding change. According to 2019 Nielsen data, 73 percent of consumers say they want to reduce their impact on the environment, and 38 percent prefer buying beauty products that are sustainable. … Continue reading The future of beauty is sustainable—and consumers won’t have it any other way

We’ll all breathe easier with air purifying devices in our homes

December 10, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Atmospheric pollution is a hot topic right now, but did you know that indoor air quality is often two to five times worse than what’s outside? If not, you’ll be hearing (and thinking) a lot more about this in 2020, as new air-purification technology allows us to assess … Continue reading We’ll all breathe easier with air purifying devices in our homes

Skin care is the reigning beauty queen—and in 2020 she’ll rule the world

December 10, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC If you’re a human who has gone to the drugstore, logged onto YouTube/Instagram, or gotten caught in a wild conversation about the multiple-weight hyaluronic acid serum your friend Suzy uses, allow us to state the obvious for you: Skin care is having a major moment. And we will … Continue reading Skin care is the reigning beauty queen—and in 2020 she’ll rule the world

I’m a dermatologist and this is the one ingredient everyone should use when they turn 30

December 07, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC There are a lot of things I know I’m supposed to do before I hit 30. Invest in a 401K, find a bra that fits, get off of my parents’ phone plan, and the list goes on. One more thing to add to the list, according to board-certified … Continue reading I’m a dermatologist and this is the one ingredient everyone should use when they turn 30

Meditation might not be a good fit for everyone—here’s why

December 06, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Eva*, a 31-year-old living in Paris, has dealt with severe anxiety for as long as she can remember. As an adult, she frequently experiences vivid flashbacks that take her right back to the trauma she experienced as a young girl, during which she can’t breathe, think, or work. … Continue reading Meditation might not be a good fit for everyone—here’s why

The rise (and rise) of black leggings over the past 10 years

December 04, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Black leggings are a nearly ubiquitous staple in women’s wardrobes today, but that hasn’t always been the case. Throughout the past decade, leggings have been a stretchy symbol of the rise of athleisure—and, by the same measure, the fall of getting “dressed up” for anything but the most … Continue reading The rise (and rise) of black leggings over the past 10 years

The death of the ‘bikini body’ is the best thing to happen to fitness in the past decade

December 03, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC In the days before you could order both groceries and magazine subscriptions online, it was damn near impossible to walk through a supermarket checkout line without seeing the term “bikini body” plastered on glossies at the newsstand. By today’s standards, strapping two pieces of material onto any body … Continue reading The death of the ‘bikini body’ is the best thing to happen to fitness in the past decade

I’m a pharmacist, and you shouldn’t have to ask me for the morning-after pill

December 02, 2019 at 08:30PM by CWC A new report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, an organization of professionals in women’s reproductive health, recommends that the so-called morning-after pill (aka emergency contraception) be sold in the aisles of the pharmacy rather than behind the counter. In other words, access should’t … Continue reading I’m a pharmacist, and you shouldn’t have to ask me for the morning-after pill

11 last-minute Cyber Monday deals you can score on Amazon today

December 02, 2019 at 05:38PM by CWC After scoring Black Friday deals all weekend long, it’ll probably be a while until you willingly hit up another packed shopping mall. Totally understandable. But you can still shop ’til you drop today in the comfort of your own home or office because there are some last-minute Cyber … Continue reading 11 last-minute Cyber Monday deals you can score on Amazon today

Young women have enough to deal with already—let’s stop telling them to watch out for the ‘freshman 15’

November 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I was 19 years old when I first heard the term “freshman 15.” My physician tossed the words at me over her clipboard as part of a well-worn speech about “making healthy choices,” “watching how much you drink,” and “exercising often” as a shiny new college student. I … Continue reading Young women have enough to deal with already—let’s stop telling them to watch out for the ‘freshman 15’

The people with the best gut health share this one thing in common

November 26, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC When your gut isn’t happy about what you ate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it makes its feelings known. There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there about what to do—and what to avoid—to care for your digestive tract. But Tim Spector, MD, professor of genetic epidemiology at … Continue reading The people with the best gut health share this one thing in common

Airbnb Cooking Experiences give you a taste of local culture with a sustainable twist

November 25, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC Traveling to a new country is an engraved invitation to try foods you’d never stock in your fridge at home. But Airbnb Cooking Experiences, launched Monday, adds a homey touch to your gastronomic adventures. In partnership with Slow Food—a non-profit organization with the mission of making nutrition more accessible … Continue reading Airbnb Cooking Experiences give you a taste of local culture with a sustainable twist