10 date ideas that’ll bring the butterflies back when your relationship feels routine

July 07, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC In the early stages of a relationship, even the most mundane activities seem like romantic things to do. Nights in binge-watching TV are a chance to cozy up. Going to the neighborhood sushi restaurant twice a week is cute because it becomes “your spot.” But after a while, … Continue reading 10 date ideas that’ll bring the butterflies back when your relationship feels routine

How a 5-euro yoga class in Paris helped me feel at home while living abroad

July 02, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Very few sob stories begin with, “I moved to Paris.” Mine doesn’t either, but when I arrived in the city’s 11th arrondissement (aka, neighborhood) as an 18-year-old college freshman, I’d never felt more lonely. While unpacking the contents of my childhood life into my new adult (!) apartment, … Continue reading How a 5-euro yoga class in Paris helped me feel at home while living abroad

Step aside seitan, mushrooms are the new all-stars of alt-meat

June 28, 2019 at 07:50AM by CWC Most people, it seems, are on a quest to eat more plants, but if you’re a meat eater—or more aptly, a meat lover—giving up juicy beef burgers and crispy, flavorful bacon can be very, very hard. Tofu and seitan—the all-stars of the meat substitute world—don’t exactly hit the … Continue reading Step aside seitan, mushrooms are the new all-stars of alt-meat

Is it okay, psychologically and otherwise, to have sex in the same room as your pet?

June 28, 2019 at 06:27AM by CWC Though it would be just swell to own an adorable corgi named Waffles, there are several reasons why I elect not to have a dog right now. Namely, I am not even 1 percent responsible enough for that. I can barely find the time to take care of … Continue reading Is it okay, psychologically and otherwise, to have sex in the same room as your pet?

A relationship expert reveals the 6 big questions to ask your partner before getting married

June 22, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Wedding planning is inevitably stressful, “chill bride” vibes be damned. Obsessively checking your weather app, double-checking with the caterer that your vegan/keto/Whole30 friends all have at least something to eat at the reception, remembering cute flats for when you can’t bear your heels anymore…there are a lot of … Continue reading A relationship expert reveals the 6 big questions to ask your partner before getting married

Trainers share their favorite (and least favorite!) gym machines

June 11, 2019 at 09:58AM by CWC Let’s face it—gym machines get a bad rap. Nowadays, people are more interested in swinging kettlebell around or heading out to a HIIT class to fire up those muscles, and it’s easy to see why. Since many machines generally isolate specific muscle groups, you’re not getting the multi-benefits … Continue reading Trainers share their favorite (and least favorite!) gym machines

How to tap reflexology to give yourself a foot massage that’s worthy of belong in a spa

June 07, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC When I’m walking around the streets of New York City, there are a lot of things I’ve come to expect on almost every block: a bodega, a food cart, and a massage place with a foot reflexology chart planted on the window. I’m always interested in all three, but … Continue reading How to tap reflexology to give yourself a foot massage that’s worthy of belong in a spa

The comfiest sandals for getting in your 10,000 steps, according to a foot doctor

May 31, 2019 at 06:40AM by CWC Warm weather is finally here, which means 1) you can actually walk from point A to point B, instead of having to bundle yourself up in a parka and hurl yourself from your building into a taxi or train car, and 2) it is officially sandal season. Unfortunately, … Continue reading The comfiest sandals for getting in your 10,000 steps, according to a foot doctor

What it actually means to “make space” in your body during yoga

May 15, 2019 at 10:34AM by CWC Yoga’s good for you. There’s just no arguing with that. I tried resisting the practice for so long in favor of more high-intensity, sweat-packed workouts, until I was pushed into a class. It only took a couple of downward-facing dogs for me to realize that I was going … Continue reading What it actually means to “make space” in your body during yoga

We asked a nutritionist to rank the 7 most popular meat substitutes

May 10, 2019 at 12:08PM by CWC There are a lot of benefits to following a plant-based diet: It’s environmentally friendly, and it’s generally better for your health. But if you love burgers, bacon, and steak, the meat substitutes for vegans and vegetarians have historically been pretty sad. Thankfully, as more and more people adopt … Continue reading We asked a nutritionist to rank the 7 most popular meat substitutes

You’re not imagining it—here’s why one side of your body is stronger

May 08, 2019 at 02:35PM by CWC When I went into Pilates pro Erika Bloom‘s studio on New York City’s Upper East Side, she had me stand up so she could scan my body before we got started. Immediately, she pointed out that I lean into my right hip and also rely too much on … Continue reading You’re not imagining it—here’s why one side of your body is stronger

What’s in a work bag? A lot of things, including a message about your personality

May 07, 2019 at 08:07AM by CWC The modern woman has spoken, and she really can’t be weighed down any longer by the accumulation of S’well bottles, journals, or a packed lunch. In what’s perhaps the most functional throwback trend ever, backpacks are officially…back. According to market-research firm NPD, sales for the posture-improving carryall have shot … Continue reading What’s in a work bag? A lot of things, including a message about your personality

Why having a dog is definitely good for your health

April 22, 2019 at 07:25AM by CWC Is there any greater feeling than walking through the door after a tough day and being greeted with a giant smile and a million passionate kisses—from your tail-wagging, always-happy-to-see-you pup? At times, having a dog is all fun and games. Other times, it’s up to your fiercely loyal pooch to … Continue reading Why having a dog is definitely good for your health

Want to bump up the intensity of your core workout? Just add dumbbells

April 15, 2019 at 07:10AM by CWC The easiest way to rev up the intensity of your core workout? Add a set of dumbbells. Now that we’ve mastered the art of the Bird Dog and sampled seemingly every plank known to man, this week’s iteration of Trainer of the Month Club sees Le Sweat founder … Continue reading Want to bump up the intensity of your core workout? Just add dumbbells

I’m about to tell you strength training’s best-kept secret for spicing things up at the gym

April 10, 2019 at 10:45AM by CWC While spicing things up in the bedroom is a (kind of cringe-worthy) turn of phrase you might hear every so often, people rarely talk about spicing things up at the gym. When your business as usual circuit of burpees, bird-dogs, and deadlifts becomes as tired as your weeknight … Continue reading I’m about to tell you strength training’s best-kept secret for spicing things up at the gym

The definitive guide to the best dating apps for finding love and sex (or whatever)

March 08, 2019 at 06:17AM by CWC It’s easy to get overwhelmed by dating apps. The endless stream of matches, messages, gifs, and shirtless selfies is a lot. But the dating burnout can start as early as not knowing which dating app to use in the first place. Tinder? Bumble? Something that connects you with dogs … Continue reading The definitive guide to the best dating apps for finding love and sex (or whatever)

Losing a pet in a breakup is the hardest part of splitting no one talks about—here are tips to deal

March 06, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I remember the day we got her: Penny was a tiny chocolate ball of a puppy who already knew how to fetch and she could sleep in the bed with her human parents. I lived with my boyfriend and we raised her together before adding another puppy, Zelda, … Continue reading Losing a pet in a breakup is the hardest part of splitting no one talks about—here are tips to deal

“Fit flows” are the strength-training equivalent of a sun salutation

February 28, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC You know that feeling when you’re in the middle of an hardcore yoga flow, and your focus is so intense that you can’t think about anything other than your movements? Then, all of a sudden an hour has gone by, and you’ve gotten a great workout without even realizing … Continue reading “Fit flows” are the strength-training equivalent of a sun salutation

One dermatologist says that eye creams are bogus (yeah…you read that right)

February 26, 2019 at 01:27PM by CWC I judge my beauty products by their level of importance. My retinol and moisturizer are top dogs because they give me the most apparent results. My rotating face masks are great because they provide a much-needed boost to my skin. If I’ve gotta nix something in my beauty … Continue reading One dermatologist says that eye creams are bogus (yeah…you read that right)

Evidently there are a bunch of foods that can explode and spark in the microwave

February 21, 2019 at 09:00AM by CWC I got a little lazy while making breakfast recently; instead of sautéing some sliced onions on the stove for my vegan omelet, I decided to cut down on dishes by popping them in the microwave. No harm in that, right? Wrong. The next thing I knew, it looked like fireworks in … Continue reading Evidently there are a bunch of foods that can explode and spark in the microwave

A-ten-hut: You really, really should skip the military diet, say these dietitians

February 21, 2019 at 05:21AM by CWC So far, 2019 has been the year of #TBT eating plans. (Eating Mediterranean-style and going high-fiber are both on-trend once again.) But as for the military diet, which has recently resurfaced online…the two nutrition experts I spoke with say it just doesn’t deserve a “Backstreet’s back, alright!” moment. According to the … Continue reading A-ten-hut: You really, really should skip the military diet, say these dietitians