5 yoga breathing techniques to cultivate chill vibes on and off the mat

March 20, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC When practicing yoga, it’s easy to get caught up trying to nail each posture, but postures and movement are just one component of yoga. Yoga breathing techniques, or pranayama (prana means “life force” and yama means “control”), is also an essential element of yoga that enhances and deepens … Continue reading 5 yoga breathing techniques to cultivate chill vibes on and off the mat

Why pros say using peppermint oil for hair is the key to healthy strands

March 20, 2020 at 01:30AM by CWC Peppermint is the flavor you know and love from mint chocolate ice cream, candy canes, and peppermint tea. And the extract can be added to your beauty routine for all sorts of benefits, from your skin to your manicure; however, one of its lesser-known perks is using peppermint … Continue reading Why pros say using peppermint oil for hair is the key to healthy strands

If your anxiety surrounding COVID-19 is higher than ever, science says there’s a reason

March 20, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Over the course of the last week—since COVID-19 became a legitimate concern in New York City, where I live—my anxiety has been debilitating. For days, I’ve been on the verge of tears—or in tears. My heart is pounding and there’s a knot in my stomach that my usual … Continue reading If your anxiety surrounding COVID-19 is higher than ever, science says there’s a reason

Why intermittent fasting has been a staple of long-living Blue Zones cultures for decades

March 20, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Blue Zones founder and The Blue Zones Kitchen Cookbook author Dan Buettner has spent his career studying the longest-living people on the planet. Teaching people longevity-boosting habits is his bread and butter, so to speak. His travels and research have shown him a lot about how often people … Continue reading Why intermittent fasting has been a staple of long-living Blue Zones cultures for decades

This garlicky 5-ingredient herb sauce is a neurologist’s favorite part of every meal

March 19, 2020 at 11:29PM by CWC There’s a general consensus among chefs and home cooks that garlic makes everything taste better. Seriously, name a single savory dish it doesn’t completely change for the better. You can’t. And yet there’s one more reason to add it to all your meals: It’s a favorite of two … Continue reading This garlicky 5-ingredient herb sauce is a neurologist’s favorite part of every meal

7 best noise-cancelling headphones to make WFH calls more manageable

March 19, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC Who here has ever tried to take a work call in a busy coffee shop or a cramped apartment with roommates? The slightest bit of noise is wildly distracting, and you feel like a jerk when you say, “I’m sorry, I missed what you just said,” for the … Continue reading 7 best noise-cancelling headphones to make WFH calls more manageable

Your head weighs ‘as much as a bowling ball’—these 4 stretches help you use that weight to ease neck pain

March 19, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC You might have heard that your head weighs about as much as a bowling ball. In reality, there’s some pretty complicated math involved in determining exactly how much weight your neck is carting around on a daily basis. What we all share in common, however, is that we … Continue reading Your head weighs ‘as much as a bowling ball’—these 4 stretches help you use that weight to ease neck pain

These 5 healthy foods are totally safe to keep in the pantry instead of the fridge

March 19, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Just like that we’ve all got plenty of time to cook more at home. (Be careful what you wish for, right?) Because we’re living in such uncertain times, it’s a good idea to stock up on food, but being prepared presents another problem: figuring out where to put … Continue reading These 5 healthy foods are totally safe to keep in the pantry instead of the fridge

Does dairy really cause inflammation? It’s complicated

March 19, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC When it comes to inflammation, there are certain foods that have a clear connection to helping or hurting it. Sugar is a definite driver of inflammation, while antioxidant-rich berries are for sure in the beneficial camp. But when it comes to dairy, there’s a lot of confusion, even … Continue reading Does dairy really cause inflammation? It’s complicated

Hey, it’s okay if you’re not checking everything off of your to-do list right now

March 19, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC There was a minute—a sparking, optimistic minute—when I thought I’d emerge from this national emergency with the screenplay for my pandemic-themed rom-com. That sounds terrible, but you know you thought the same thing, too. In fact, with ample time in self-isolation among the spread of COVID-19, there’s this … Continue reading Hey, it’s okay if you’re not checking everything off of your to-do list right now

Meet the new generation of clay masks that don’t dry out your skin

March 19, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC If you’re a face mask fan, chances are you’ve been through this scenario: You slather on a clay mask to draw gunk out of your pores, only to have it shrivel up on your skin 10 minutes later⁠—leaving your complexion really dry. Clay has useful benefits to your … Continue reading Meet the new generation of clay masks that don’t dry out your skin

A G.I. doc shares the best healthy foods for restoring the good bacteria in the gut

March 19, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC  At this point, you’ll be hard up to come across a health expert who doesn’t preach the importance of gut health. Remember when we all thought it just had to do with digestive health? Gross as it may be to think about, there are millions of bacteria living … Continue reading A G.I. doc shares the best healthy foods for restoring the good bacteria in the gut

I’m a psychologist, and these are my top 8 tips for distracting yourself from overwhelming worry

March 19, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Now is not the time to tell someone to stop worrying; COVID-19-related news updates are troubling to many for a variety reasons—confusion about the future of jobs, childcare, the health of loved ones, personal health, and the list goes on. Still, it’s key to learn how to stop … Continue reading I’m a psychologist, and these are my top 8 tips for distracting yourself from overwhelming worry

Use this bodyweight 60/60 workout to keep from getting antsy while WFH

March 19, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC At the end of a long day of working from home, there’s a high chance that your brain and body are filled with pent-up energy. If hours of sitting criss-cross-applesauce on your couch have you yearning to run laps around the block come quitting time, we’ve got an easy … Continue reading Use this bodyweight 60/60 workout to keep from getting antsy while WFH

Why now is the best time to start incorporating long-game skin-care ingredients

March 19, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC Typically, people want their skin-care products to show results immediately. While that’s fair and understandable, there are a good number of ingredients that grant your complexion amazing benefits if you just have the patience to wait as they work. What better time to start incorporating long-term skin-care ingredients in … Continue reading Why now is the best time to start incorporating long-game skin-care ingredients

5 ways to bring a sense of the great outdoors inside using visual ASMR

March 19, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC One thing keeping me going during this period of social distancing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic is the daffodils. I live next to a park, and I can see the blooms from my window—cheerful, bright, and lively, absolute rebels to the feeling of chaos that’s otherwise sweeping … Continue reading 5 ways to bring a sense of the great outdoors inside using visual ASMR

This 10-minute, equipment-free Pilates workout seriously combats couch butt

March 19, 2020 at 11:00AM by CWC Pilates instructor Chloe Gregor views the glutes as part of your core. Why? Your glutes muscles are also in the center of your body, and play a major role in practically every movement that you make, and so strengthening them by doing Pilates for glutes is a great … Continue reading This 10-minute, equipment-free Pilates workout seriously combats couch butt

I’m an esthetician with sensitive-combination skin, here’s my beauty routine

March 19, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC When you’re an esthetician, understanding what skin needs is crucial, and after years of treating other people’s complexions, it’s safe to say that Cindy Kim, co-founder of Silver Mirror Facial Bar, has learned a lot about what her own requires to stay happy and healthy. Dealing with skin … Continue reading I’m an esthetician with sensitive-combination skin, here’s my beauty routine

Want to give your brain *and* immune system a boost? Sip on pomegranate juice

March 19, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC If you think of the produce section as a treasure trove of healthy jewels, ruby-colored pomegranates are prized gems, but they’re often overlooked for bigger, more popular prizes. It’s easy to see why: they are a bit confusing. Even healthy eaters struggle with knowing how to cut a … Continue reading Want to give your brain *and* immune system a boost? Sip on pomegranate juice

Grocery delivery apps are seeing record downloads—here’s what you need to know

March 19, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Getting your groceries delivered has always seemed to me like something done by very bougie, busy people. But now, with the majority of the country hunkering down and practicing social distancing, there’s never been a better time to get your groceries delivered. The nation agrees—grocery delivery apps are … Continue reading Grocery delivery apps are seeing record downloads—here’s what you need to know

How to properly clean and disinfect your beauty products

March 18, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC These days, keeping clean is top of mind for everyone. We’re washing our hands more often, wiping down our countertops on the reg, and tossing our clothes in the laundry after a single wear. One more thing you might want to add to your “daily disinfecting” list? Your … Continue reading How to properly clean and disinfect your beauty products

5 places to donate right now if you want to help feed your neighbor

March 18, 2020 at 10:00PM by CWC While millions of people have loaded up their shopping carts with toilet paper and all the canned goods they can find, millions more throughout the country don’t have the option to buy foods in bulk or very much food at all. There are of course people in need … Continue reading 5 places to donate right now if you want to help feed your neighbor

How to avoid injury now that you’re running outside a lot more than usual

March 18, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC One of the things that sets running apart from other forms of exercise is that you don’t need any special equipment—apart from your sneakers—to do it. Now that gyms are closing temporarily to slow the spread of COVID-19, you may be upping your miles to keep your body … Continue reading How to avoid injury now that you’re running outside a lot more than usual