This cult-fave lip balm brand is about to be your lipstick of choice too

November 15, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC If you could peer into beauty influencers’ cosmetics cabinets, I can almost guarantee that you’d find at least one cult-fave lip-to-cheek tinted balm from Olio E Osso. The pigmented sticks, which are packaged in the brand’s distinctive push-pop tube, have quietly (but steadily) climbed to cult status among … Continue reading This cult-fave lip balm brand is about to be your lipstick of choice too

If I really, honestly, completely trust my partner, why do I feel the need to snoop?

November 15, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The temptation to read your partner’s text messages or look through their inbox or otherwise invade their privacy can feel intense—even if you have no reason to question their trust. Still, when someone leaves a phone right in front of you, and you know the password…that’s basically permission … Continue reading If I really, honestly, completely trust my partner, why do I feel the need to snoop?

Learn this rule to position your wrists the right way in every workout

November 15, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Strength training requires a lot of mind-body awareness—especially if you’re trying out more fancy compound movements. Without even knowing it, you could slip into bad form and often your wrists pay the price. When it comes to wrist position, trainer Charlee Atkins, CSCS, says that maintaining a neutral … Continue reading Learn this rule to position your wrists the right way in every workout

The 5 essential tools every healthy chef needs to cook (almost) everything

November 15, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC I am a beginner cook. Today I cooked boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a pan, and the amount of accomplishment I felt after doing so is normally reserved for people who invented something that contributes to society, like the HPV vaccine or cauliflower gnocchi. Most of my cooking … Continue reading The 5 essential tools every healthy chef needs to cook (almost) everything

The pro-approved secret for removing lipstick without wrecking your pout

November 15, 2019 at 12:30AM by CWC I consider myself a pro at washing my face. I spend at least two minutes lathering my skin with cleansers—two of them, actually, since I am an avid double cleanser—making sure to get every last millimeter of gunk and makeup off of my face. And I’m successful at … Continue reading The pro-approved secret for removing lipstick without wrecking your pout

These are the healthiest hummus varieties that go way beyond chickpea

November 15, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Just like that one friend who always insists on getting to the party early, hummus was in the fridge long before healthy eating was a whole scene. (And also at the party, next to the crudités platter, readily scooped up by everyone who doesn’t like ranch dressing.) But … Continue reading These are the healthiest hummus varieties that go way beyond chickpea

How to put together a recovery toolkit to nip knee pain in the bud

November 14, 2019 at 11:30PM by CWC When you’ve got knee pain, it’s kind of like an annoying younger sibling, tagging along in everything that you do. Whether you’re running, spinning, squatting, or contorting yourself into some sort of a Warrior pose, it’s just kind of…. there. And while many of us just kind of learn … Continue reading How to put together a recovery toolkit to nip knee pain in the bud

There are *five* different types of acne scars—here’s how to treat them all

November 14, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC I’ve got some tough skin-care knowledge to lay down for you: Every time you get a pimple, there’s a six percent chance that it’s going to leave behind a scar. And as any dermatologist will tell you—and you may have learned this the hard way on your own … Continue reading There are *five* different types of acne scars—here’s how to treat them all

Salary transparency is key to the future of workplace wellness

November 14, 2019 at 09:01PM by CWC Earlier this week, someone forwarded me a Google spreadsheet filled with real-time salary information from hundreds of journalists and editors around the country. You might think that as a journalist and editor myself, I’d already know the salary ranges within my industry, but the truth is that I … Continue reading Salary transparency is key to the future of workplace wellness

Meet Sweetgreen 3.0, the higher-tech salad innovation no one asked for

November 14, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Here’s how this is going to go: Your eyes are going to roll way back into the darkest depths of their socket as you decide you hate me, and then I’m going to win you back—promise. Two weeks ago, Sweetgreen 3.0 personally victimized me and my lunch, and … Continue reading Meet Sweetgreen 3.0, the higher-tech salad innovation no one asked for

Here’s what to do with your empty tubs of moisturizer instead of throwing them away

November 14, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Now that it’s freezing cold outside—the season of super-dry, flaky skin!—you’re probably flying through tubs of moisturizer like crazy. Instead of letting those empty tubs build up in your recycling bin, repurpose them by turning them into DIY recycled plant pots. The idea gives new life to an … Continue reading Here’s what to do with your empty tubs of moisturizer instead of throwing them away

8 grippy, non-slip sneakers that will keep you secure and up your gym game

November 14, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Footwear is probably the most technical piece of equipment that you slip on in your day-to-day gym regimen. A shoe has to fit properly, it’s got to suit the workout that you’re doing, and it has to hold your foot in place to stave off injury and make … Continue reading 8 grippy, non-slip sneakers that will keep you secure and up your gym game

I tried a hypnosis app for better sleep, and it indeed made me very, very sleepy

November 14, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I’ve never been a great sleeper—truly ever. I recently asked my mother if I slept well as a baby, and her response was a very quick “no,” in the weary tone of a person recalling a past trauma. “Because I couldn’t fall asleep or because I couldn’t stay … Continue reading I tried a hypnosis app for better sleep, and it indeed made me very, very sleepy

What’s the real difference between a fetish and a kink?

November 14, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC It wasn’t until I recently attended a class titled “Working Out the Kinks” at a sex-education and wellness retreat a few months ago that I finally learned the key differences separating a kink from a fetish. And, as a professional sex writer, that’s saying something. I always knew … Continue reading What’s the real difference between a fetish and a kink?

Water lily seeds are the Ayurvedic popcorn alternative taking over the snacks aisle

November 14, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Protein bars are the secret weapon for on-the-go healthy eaters, but anyone who eats them regularly knows that protein bar fatigue is real. That’s why you should explore the chip aisle next time you’re at the grocery store. (Yes, seriously.) It’s where you’ll find your next surprising protein … Continue reading Water lily seeds are the Ayurvedic popcorn alternative taking over the snacks aisle

Sebum plugs are a mysterious type of pimple—here’s how to deal

November 14, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC I hate to be the one to introduce you to “sebum plugs,” but if I can’t un-hear it, neither can you. Unsure as to what it was myself, I asked some experts to explain, and it turns out you can take the term literally. “Generally speaking, a sebum … Continue reading Sebum plugs are a mysterious type of pimple—here’s how to deal

Bergamot is lauded for its scent, but it does amazing things for skin, too

November 14, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC We demand a lot from our beauty products. Of course, a product needs to do its job, but it also has to look, smell, and feel good while getting to work in our complexions. It’s rare to find a single ingredient that has figured out how to do … Continue reading Bergamot is lauded for its scent, but it does amazing things for skin, too

Sorry protein bars, but the banana is the MVP of pre-workout snacks

November 14, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC When you think of workout snacks, one word typically comes to mind: protein, protein, protein. People load up on whey powders, munch on nuts or grass-fed beef jerky, or stash some protein bars in their gym bag. Protein is the watchword, friends. But we’ve all been wrong about … Continue reading Sorry protein bars, but the banana is the MVP of pre-workout snacks

6 questions to ask yourself before booking that ‘Eat Pray Love’ trip, according to a travel coach

November 14, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC In a perfect world, solo travel is an indescribably empowering experience of a lifetime. You embark on this exotic adventure filled with architectural beauty, decadent meals, and Javier Bardem. Yes, the idea of a solo trip glorifies leaving your life behind, only to return once enriched by a … Continue reading 6 questions to ask yourself before booking that ‘Eat Pray Love’ trip, according to a travel coach

Jumping rope is one of the most efficient ways to work out—here’s how to have good form

November 13, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Some fun activities that you used to do as a kid actually have incredible merits as workouts (as much as that might shock your childhood self that was merely horsing around). Case in point? Skipping, playing tag, and—of course—jumping rope, which has been popping up in fitness studios … Continue reading Jumping rope is one of the most efficient ways to work out—here’s how to have good form

‘Body stress release’ breathing is like a good long exhale for every muscle

November 13, 2019 at 10:39PM by CWC After a year-long hiatus from meditation, I’ve finally made my way back to the daily practice of “tuning into my breath.” It now feels like I’m navigating the murky waters of my mind for the very first time. But one recent morning, a virtual instructor cued me through … Continue reading ‘Body stress release’ breathing is like a good long exhale for every muscle

Sorry, your houseplants aren’t cleaning the air in your home

November 13, 2019 at 10:03PM by CWC So you’ve turned your apartment into a greenhouse? That’s cool. If you love the jungle aesthetic and revel in living the life of a plant mom, more power to you. If you’re relying on houseplants that clean the air to remove pollutants, however, don’t hold your breath. Research … Continue reading Sorry, your houseplants aren’t cleaning the air in your home

3 next-level ways to serve Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi that prove it’s perfect for every meal

November 13, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC It’s safe to say that the wellness world is having a major love affair with Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It’s all anyone can talk about. We want to see it in our IG feeds (and freezers) all the time, and eat it every night for dinner. But as with … Continue reading 3 next-level ways to serve Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi that prove it’s perfect for every meal