Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

July 17, 2019 at 10:47AM by CWC I never really felt cool when I was growing up until I discovered Urban Outfitters. Once I waltzed through the store’s collection of boho-slash-vintage-looking clothes (like the vintage renewal baseball jersey that I still have) and cute AF jewelry, I finally felt like I could dress up the … Continue reading Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

I’m an introvert—how do I make space for ‘me time’ after moving in together?

July 12, 2019 at 10:24AM by CWC Sitting front row at a comedy show, my boyfriend and I became the target of one comedian’s crowd work. He went through his routine couple questions, including if we were planning on moving in together anytime soon. We shook our heads no so fast that the comedian was … Continue reading I’m an introvert—how do I make space for ‘me time’ after moving in together?

Meet the waterproof mascaras that stand up to sweat, tears, and allergies alike

July 11, 2019 at 06:55AM by CWC Say someone asks: “When was the last time you cried?” For me, the answer is almost always approximately three to four hours ago. I’m one of those people who can’t get through a Budweiser commercial (those horses!), let alone an episode of This Is Us without spontaneously bursting into … Continue reading Meet the waterproof mascaras that stand up to sweat, tears, and allergies alike

Hit a fitness plateau? Here are 6 strategies to push through it

July 09, 2019 at 08:42AM by CWC I think we can all agree that plateaus are the worst. After all, when you’re working on your fitness (hi, Lizzo), the last thing you want is to hit a standstill. While wishing for better results is the idealistic way to overcome the stagnant state, the real answer … Continue reading Hit a fitness plateau? Here are 6 strategies to push through it

Is your beauty routine warm-weather ready? Here’s your summer glow-up guide

July 08, 2019 at 11:00AM by CWC You’ve got your winter beauty routine down to a science (thick night cream, hydrating mask, repeat), but your summer sitch? It’s a little more complicated than just adding SPF. (Pssst, did you know you need sunscreen for your hair, too?) Just like you swap out sweaters for shorts … Continue reading Is your beauty routine warm-weather ready? Here’s your summer glow-up guide

8 traditional hot yoga studios for working up a serious sweat in New York City

July 07, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you walk out of a Bikram yoga class: You’re totally sweaty and spent, but you feel renewed—and, dare we say it, a little bit buzzed? If you’re not familiar with Bikram, it’s a series of 26 postures and two pranayama, or … Continue reading 8 traditional hot yoga studios for working up a serious sweat in New York City

Hairstylists reveal how to get enviable beach waves, no matter your hair texture

June 29, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC There are certain beauty techniques that feel like they require a PhD to get right. Creating the perfect cat-eye flick, for one; applying red lipstick without getting it all over your teeth, for another. And my personal (least) favorite, curling your hair. No matter what type of hair … Continue reading Hairstylists reveal how to get enviable beach waves, no matter your hair texture

Noise pollution is everywhere—and it’s stressing you out

June 12, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Several months ago, I awoke at midnight to the grating sound of a jackhammer. The construction crew at a building across from my New York City apartment had received a special permit to work late into the night. As a result, my sleep and overall health suffered. And … Continue reading Noise pollution is everywhere—and it’s stressing you out

The easiest way to relax during a workout, according to fitness experts

June 12, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC In the middle of a recent run, my instructor told the class to unclench our fists. Suddenly I realized that my hands were both actually balled into hard fists, as if I was ready to pick a fight with the treadmill or jump off and start working on my … Continue reading The easiest way to relax during a workout, according to fitness experts

Porn vs. reality: Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about squirting

June 08, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC It seems like many people are just about as confused about squirting as they are about why people feel the need to ghost each other. So, in the interest of filling in sex-knowledge gaps, pros are here to explain female ejaculation myths and facts: where it comes from, … Continue reading Porn vs. reality: Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about squirting

Ikea’s robotic ‘furniture of the future’ transforms 1 room into 3 for the ultimate minimalist aesthetic

June 05, 2019 at 07:32AM by CWC Living in New York City (where a bedroom the size of a closet goes for $1,000/month) has taught me the immense value of space. My number one question before purchasing anything now is, “Wait! Can I spatially afford this?!” Cities make minimalists of all of us. And if … Continue reading Ikea’s robotic ‘furniture of the future’ transforms 1 room into 3 for the ultimate minimalist aesthetic

Well+Good TALKS: One-Stop Wellness Is Putting Your Healthy Life Under One Roof

June 04, 2019 at 12:07PM by CWC Living your best life should NOT mean you spend your precious self-care time and energy zig-zagging all over town to go to the gym, the acupuncturist, the health coach, the beauty bar, the meditation studio, and healthy cafe. Phew! Now, both newcomers and bold-face brands are capturing the … Continue reading Well+Good TALKS: One-Stop Wellness Is Putting Your Healthy Life Under One Roof

Why Vitamin B12 is essential for lifting your mood and energy

June 04, 2019 at 10:59AM by CWC The vitamin B12 craze has been around for years, which is no easy feat in the wellness world where there’s a hot new supplement launch every single week. (Borage oil, anyone?) But the B-vitamin has successfully held its ground as an elite-status ingredient thanks to its many researched-backed … Continue reading Why Vitamin B12 is essential for lifting your mood and energy

We’ve lost individuality in our beauty routines, and it’s time to reclaim it

June 04, 2019 at 09:26AM by CWC “This is what my face looks like.” It’s a phrase that had been spinning around in my head for the better part of the past year as I ponder the true job of beauty in our lives. It’s the opinion of this website, for example, that beauty is … Continue reading We’ve lost individuality in our beauty routines, and it’s time to reclaim it

We found the very best outdoor essentials to slip on for National Trail Day

June 01, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Fitting in perfectly with the trend to “better ourselves,” to get more sleep, eat healthy, and prioritize self-care, comes the quest to spend a little more time outdoors. It’s pretty impressive what some fresh air and sunshine can do to our minds, stress levels, and moods. It is … Continue reading We found the very best outdoor essentials to slip on for National Trail Day

Kiss stretching and foam rolling buh-bye! Recovery can feel like a day at the spa

May 31, 2019 at 08:45AM by CWC I’ve got a confession to make: Despite knowing exactly how important recovery is (I spend like, 80 percent of my time writing about it), I rarely actually do it. I prioritize squeezing workouts into my schedule, but don’t give recovery sessions the same VIP treatment.  Stretching sessions feel … Continue reading Kiss stretching and foam rolling buh-bye! Recovery can feel like a day at the spa

9 comfy ‘Booksmart’-inspired jumpsuits that’ll earn you an A+ in summer party style

May 31, 2019 at 06:19AM by CWC For the uninitiated, Booksmart follows two overachieving besties who try to jam-pack a last chance at high-school revelry into a single night after having spent years playing things, well, by the book. Spoiler alert: They’re as successful in their party endeavor as they undoubtedly were on their AP … Continue reading 9 comfy ‘Booksmart’-inspired jumpsuits that’ll earn you an A+ in summer party style

Have a drink with your blooms for the ultimate plant-lady self care

May 29, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Calling all dedicated, multitasking plant parents! Ever wonder how to incorporate your own self care into your routine for caring for your blooms? (Because anyone with a fauna family to call their own knows it can be a time-consuming effort.) It’s certainly possible, and the latest recent episode … Continue reading Have a drink with your blooms for the ultimate plant-lady self care

The ’90s are back: Here’s why nostalgia is the hottest trend in fashion

May 27, 2019 at 09:00AM by CWC To help get me in the mood to write this piece, I cued up Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill.” The album, originally released in 1995, transported me back to a simpler time. In the ’90s, I begged my parents to let me buy a pair of Steve Madden … Continue reading The ’90s are back: Here’s why nostalgia is the hottest trend in fashion

8 healthy Instant Pot recipes for beginners that make dinner a cinch

May 26, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC One of the reasons why so many people are obsessed with the Instant Pot is because it simplifies the whole cooking process—and shortens it. But if you’ve never used one before, it can still be pretty intimidating. All those buttons, figuring out how to use pressure, wondering how … Continue reading 8 healthy Instant Pot recipes for beginners that make dinner a cinch

These are the absolute worst ways to sit at your desk, according to a physical therapist

May 22, 2019 at 11:40AM by CWC Spending hours upon hours a week parked on your butt in front of your desk falls into the same category as binging on an entire carton of ice cream in one sitting or staying up past 3 a.m. on a work night to catch up on The Bachelor: … Continue reading These are the absolute worst ways to sit at your desk, according to a physical therapist

Body pillows come in all shapes and sizes—and what a time to be alive and sleeping

May 22, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC There are two types of sleepers in this world: those who can’t stand throw pillows and those who (as the Black Eyed Peas would say/sing) “just can’t get enough.” I’m a proud member of the latter group. I’ve been on a mission to bedeck my bed in accent … Continue reading Body pillows come in all shapes and sizes—and what a time to be alive and sleeping

Trainers say these 3 sets of exercises make moving through life way easier

May 20, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC The “Friday Flop,” as I like to call it, is one of the best parts of the week. It’s when I get home from work, flop down on the couch, and give my muscles the much-deserved break they need after going nonstop since 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning. … Continue reading Trainers say these 3 sets of exercises make moving through life way easier

Feel like you only date people with commitment issues? Attachment theory may explain why

May 18, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Despite expert claims that where you live doesn’t inform your relationship status, many city dwellers are single or dating the human equivalent of a trash panda. (And, like—that’s not something I’d want to date—would you?) So when Brooklyn-based psychotherapist Aimee Barr, LCSW, filled me in on her hypothesis … Continue reading Feel like you only date people with commitment issues? Attachment theory may explain why