How to be productive at work (all day) without that post-lunch cup of coffee

January 17, 2020 at 08:56PM by CWC If you think you’re the only one wishing you could take a nap at your desk a couple hours after you’ve finished lunch, take a look around. See all the stifled yawns and sleepy eyes? The tricky part about inviting your co-workers on an afternoon coffee run is … Continue reading How to be productive at work (all day) without that post-lunch cup of coffee

5 Ways To Help Fix The Food System Every Time You Grocery Shop

January 17, 2020 at 01:03PM I’ll cut right to the chase: Our food system in this country is broken—for many, many reasons. For starters, it is built on government subsidies on five crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice. These monocrops provide an abundance of the wrong type of calories (sugar, starch, and refined oils) … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Fix The Food System Every Time You Grocery Shop

When you buy a super-expensive beauty product, this is what you’re paying for

January 15, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Call me a beauty snob (or just very gullible), but I’ve always assumed that luxury skin-care products are superior to their budget friendly counterparts—the higher price point must mean they’re more effective and less likely to trigger my highly sensitive skin, right? But the more I witness the … Continue reading When you buy a super-expensive beauty product, this is what you’re paying for

The New Science Of Aging: How To Biohack Your Way To A Longer, Healthier Life

January 11, 2020 at 10:26AM   Everyone gets older…and death, of course, is one of the few things we know to be inevitable. But what many of us also seem to think is inevitable is that with age comes exhaustion, aches and pains, a general lack of vitality, and eventually some type of chronic disease … Continue reading The New Science Of Aging: How To Biohack Your Way To A Longer, Healthier Life

Checks+Balanced: How to budget for early retirement while maintaining healthy habits

December 26, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Do you know how much money your friends make? What about how much their rent is or how much is in their bank accounts right now? I’m guessing no. Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal to … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: How to budget for early retirement while maintaining healthy habits

Only 24 percent of people who need fertility treatment can access it. Gina Bartasi wants to change that

December 24, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC When Gina Bartasi launched Kindbody in 2018, she already knew a thing or two about the fertility industry. After all, she had previously founded two other startups in the space, and had given birth to twin boys after undergoing IVF. Her main takeaway from all of that in-the-trenches … Continue reading Only 24 percent of people who need fertility treatment can access it. Gina Bartasi wants to change that

Meet the 2020 Changemakers: These movers and shakers will change the face of wellness

December 23, 2019 at 03:42PM by CWC Ten years ago, boutique fitness studios like SoulCycle and Pure Barre were few and far between, “clean beauty” was of interest to just a niche audience, and we only wore leggings—gasp!—to the gym. Now, the wellness industry is worth an estimated $4.5 trillion—and all projections indicate it will … Continue reading Meet the 2020 Changemakers: These movers and shakers will change the face of wellness

9 controversies and scandals that changed the trajectory of wellness in 2019

December 22, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Jade eggs in 2017, the great 2018 celery juice craze—every year brings a few wellness-related topics that divide the nation. But in 2019, the most buzz-worthy wellness news had a sense of gravity and urgency that sparked people to take action beyond a casual retweet. Some marched in … Continue reading 9 controversies and scandals that changed the trajectory of wellness in 2019

Weird, but true: Listening to others crack their bones helped me find relief

December 20, 2019 at 02:01PM by CWC “You’re still kicking,” I can hear Gregory Johnson, DC, say in his signature twang as he lightly karate chops a person’s knees to test their reflexes. He had just finishing decompressing the person’s spine by securing the person’s hips on a table with padded bars, and using a … Continue reading Weird, but true: Listening to others crack their bones helped me find relief

Engagement season is upon us—here’s what you should know about sustainable diamonds

December 19, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Ahh, cuffing season: While for some it might mean finding the nearest person to act as a human space heater, for others it means getting engaged to their long-term partners and celebrating their commitment (congrats!). Insert the scroll of hand-in-the-foreground-pose photos to show of all that bling here. … Continue reading Engagement season is upon us—here’s what you should know about sustainable diamonds

4 signs you’re being bullied at work, plus expert tips for moving forward

December 19, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC It’s no secret that bullying is a serious issue that transcends far beyond grade-school recess. It’s rampant in adult life as well, whether on social media, passive-aggressively in group gatherings, or anywhere else. Unfortunately, it’s very much alive and well in the workplace, too. In fact, a 2017 … Continue reading 4 signs you’re being bullied at work, plus expert tips for moving forward

The healthy snacks to keep in your a ‘hangry prevention kit’ to avoid a mid-day meltdown

December 18, 2019 at 09:42PM by CWC Today I learned something wise that applies to people of all ages. When toddlers get hangry while you’re out and about, it’s useful to have a hangry kit full of snacks rich in protein, fat, and fiber, according to Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN. Good to know, as I do act … Continue reading The healthy snacks to keep in your a ‘hangry prevention kit’ to avoid a mid-day meltdown

8 women share the thing they wish they had known before being laid off

December 16, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC In a culture that teaches us to intertwine our self-worth with our jobs, getting laid off can have devastating effects. This year alone, hundreds of thousands have been there. Following the first quarter of 2019, outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced that job cuts totaled 190,410—the highest quarterly total since … Continue reading 8 women share the thing they wish they had known before being laid off

Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

December 13, 2019 at 05:04PM by CWC The absence of parental leave policies forces many people to prioritize their jobs over starting a family. Now, a new law would grant 2.1 million federal employees 12 weeks of paid leave. For some workers, having a child will no longer have to come at the cost of … Continue reading Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

December 13, 2019 at 05:04PM by CWC The absence of parental leave policies forces many people to prioritize their jobs over starting a family. Now, a new law would grant 2.1 million federal employees 12 weeks of paid leave. For some workers, having a child will no longer have to come at the cost of … Continue reading Historic new law aims to grant 2.1 million federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave—here’s why that matters

The Blooming Fertility Industry is Delivering More Options for Parents-to-Be

December 10, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC It’s been 40 years since the first baby was born through in vitro fertilization (IVF), yet today, infertility treatments, including egg freezing, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and IVF, have stayed largely a place of last resort. The prohibitively high costs of these treatments—as much as $20,000 for just one … Continue reading The Blooming Fertility Industry is Delivering More Options for Parents-to-Be

How SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, really works

December 06, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Could you eat if you only had $4 a day to spend on food? That’s what millions of Americans have to try and do. SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is vitally important to nearly 50 million Americans and assists low-income families who work but have large child … Continue reading How SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, really works

Back-channeling is a toxic-communication habit that probably exists in your office

December 06, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Ever leave a tense meeting, go back to your desk, and promptly start talking with or Slacking your work pal about what just went down? It’s a common, knee-jerk reaction for airing your frustrations, and it even has it’s own name: back-channeling. While this strain of communication may … Continue reading Back-channeling is a toxic-communication habit that probably exists in your office

These dreamy multi-tasking night serums are like lullabies in a bottle

December 05, 2019 at 11:54PM by CWC Chances are, you’ve got your bedtime routine down to a science. Whether it’s drinking herbal tea or unwinding with a few pages of Gabby Bernstein’s latest, by now, you’ve likely figured out the best way to power down your body, and you should be doing the same exact … Continue reading These dreamy multi-tasking night serums are like lullabies in a bottle

Woo-woo wellness has gone mainstream and it looks like it’s here to stay

December 02, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Sound baths, crystal healing, Reiki—back in 2010, spiritual healing practices like these were still way out on the fringes of the wellness scene. Maybe you’d hear about them at a particularly progressive yoga studio or from your friend who went to Burning Man, but they certainly weren’t widely … Continue reading Woo-woo wellness has gone mainstream and it looks like it’s here to stay

This is exactly how often to shampoo, based on your hair type

November 30, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC The other day I found myself plagued by an incredibly itchy scalp, something I hadn’t experienced before. My first thought? Hmmm, maybe I haven’t been washing my hair often enough. Since I work from home, hair washing isn’t really on the top of my priority list—unless I’m venturing … Continue reading This is exactly how often to shampoo, based on your hair type

I’m an acupuncturist and this is the number 1 health condition I treat

November 30, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC There are all kinds of reasons why people try acupuncture—the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of inserting needles into various parts of the body to stimulate energy. It can be helpful for fertility support, addressing stress and sleep issues, and even sex drive. But the most common reason why people … Continue reading I’m an acupuncturist and this is the number 1 health condition I treat

Susan Miller shares her exclusive 2020 forecast for each zodiac sign

November 29, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Not only are we in the victory-lap portion of the year, but also of the decade. And while we may well prioritize staying present and making memories with loved ones during the holiday season, fact remains that we’re human—and human nature urges us to look ahead to what’s … Continue reading Susan Miller shares her exclusive 2020 forecast for each zodiac sign

Checks+Balanced: How pregnancy changed budgeting for a 25-year-old in Seattle

November 29, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Even in a world where questions about menstrual cups and the ins and outs of sex are completely (and blessedly) normal, somehow the ever-ubiquitous use of money remains a touchy subject for many. People want to live their healthiest life ever, but—#realtalk—it can add up. Have you ever wondered how your colleague … Continue reading Checks+Balanced: How pregnancy changed budgeting for a 25-year-old in Seattle