How one media executive overcame imposter syndrome by repurposing a swear jar

July 24, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC A friend and I recently created what we’ve come to call our “You Are Beautiful (in Every Single Way)” Jar. It’s an old flower vase with a marker-drawn label, and it’s currently filled with dollar bills (and one glaring $20). We came up with the idea after one … Continue reading How one media executive overcame imposter syndrome by repurposing a swear jar

How 2019 became the year of burnout—and effectively ended performative wellness

July 22, 2019 at 10:07AM by CWC We called it… but did we get it right? Back in December, the Well+Good editors gazed into their crystal balls (aka a year’s worth of research, scouting, and reporting) in order to name what we were sure would be the buzziest trends in wellness for 2019. Now, halfway … Continue reading How 2019 became the year of burnout—and effectively ended performative wellness

Everything you need to know about facial meridians—and why they’re important

July 21, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC While we all know the damaging effects of skipping sunscreen and not moisturizing regularly, have you ever taken the time to think beyond what meets the eye? What’s going on inside your body can actually play a pretty big role on the surface of your skin. That’s the … Continue reading Everything you need to know about facial meridians—and why they’re important

The modern dos and don’ts for dating a coworker without compromising your job

July 19, 2019 at 08:30AM by CWC Many years ago, I fell for a colleague. I felt weird and strangely even bad about it, but my mom, who’d worked in human resources (HR) for 35 years, assured me that dating a coworker is common, as many people meet a significant other in the office. Still, … Continue reading The modern dos and don’ts for dating a coworker without compromising your job

Asking for a friend: Does being a no-person make you a bad person?

July 17, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Saying yes to everything is connected to a lot of widely held and generally very positive traits: bubbly, vivacious, adventurous, and present, to name a few. These “take every opportunity that life presents you” people are known as go-getters who are likely to nod at every invitation and … Continue reading Asking for a friend: Does being a no-person make you a bad person?

Why ‘constructive criticism’ is a lie, according to a career expert

July 15, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC When you’re a manager, it’s your job to give feedback, right? According to career expert Amy Odell—whom you may know as the former editor of Cosmopolitan.com and founding blogger of New York magazine’s The Cut—maybe not quite in the way you think. In this week’s Good@Work column, she counsels a new … Continue reading Why ‘constructive criticism’ is a lie, according to a career expert

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?

10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

July 09, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC It used to be that the fashion industry existed in a completely different realm, offering little in terms of solutions to pressing societal issues. But now, thanks to an influx of social- and eco-conscious companies that have baked giving back right into the business model, every dollar you … Continue reading 10 companies that give back so you can feel extra good when you shop

If your desk lunch ticks these 5 dietitian-approved boxes—congrats!—you can consider it healthy

July 09, 2019 at 11:41AM by CWC Once upon a time, my mom packed my lunchbox. PB&Js, apples, and Ritz Bits were my everyday fare. (Ah, the golden days of youth!) Now that I’m paying for my own groceries, it’s my responsibility to mix and match the items in my refrigerator into some sort of … Continue reading If your desk lunch ticks these 5 dietitian-approved boxes—congrats!—you can consider it healthy

4 signs your co-worker is really gaslighting you at work

June 28, 2019 at 03:08AM by CWC Imagine this: You’re sitting in a meeting with your co-worker, who nonchalantly informs you about a directive from your boss you’ve never heard anything about. Confused, you quickly scan your notes and calendar to see if something has changed since your last meeting. You find nothing (despite priding … Continue reading 4 signs your co-worker is really gaslighting you at work

The 9 best parenting classes in Los Angeles (because they don’t teach this stuff in school)

June 26, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC You learned all about geometry, chemistry, classic literature and the like in school—but absolutely nothing about creating and caring for a new human, an objectively important matter. And while you’d love to rely on pros who have already graduated from the subject parenting for intel, your own parents … Continue reading The 9 best parenting classes in Los Angeles (because they don’t teach this stuff in school)

Never spend another vacation sick thanks to these 6 health-boosting lifestyle tips

June 24, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC You’re ready for the perfect getaway: You’ve booked your flight (and are prepared to snag a first-class upgrade on the cheap), secured your Airbnb, and you’ve even researched the running trails and fitness studios within walking distance of your stay. The only things separating you from the relaxing … Continue reading Never spend another vacation sick thanks to these 6 health-boosting lifestyle tips

Michelle Obama’s makeup artist answers all of our burning beauty questions

June 19, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC There are certain humans on this earth who actually glow. Michelle Obama is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of those humans. Take one look at her parading across the stage in a pair of silver sparkly boots, hugging one of her adoring fans, or posing for … Continue reading Michelle Obama’s makeup artist answers all of our burning beauty questions

What I’ve learned growing up with a father who is terminally ill

June 15, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I started kindergarten early—not just because I was ready, but because maybe, just maybe, that accelerated year was another school year my dad would get to experience with me. I celebrated many childhood birthdays within the walls of a hospital. I can break down a wheelchair and perfectly … Continue reading What I’ve learned growing up with a father who is terminally ill

Checks+Balanced: 34-year-old making $47K gets thrifty to afford her healthy habits and grad school

June 11, 2019 at 03:00AM 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: 34-year-old making $47K gets thrifty to afford her healthy habits and grad school

The 1 factor that improves workplace wellness for nearly every Myers-Briggs type

June 07, 2019 at 10:20AM by CWC As of late, many companies are trying to find the winning formula for how to be happy at work with initiatives like unlimited vacation, pet-friendly offices, and stocked snack drawers, to name just a few. Because happy employees equal a productive work environment, you know? While we await … Continue reading The 1 factor that improves workplace wellness for nearly every Myers-Briggs type

Launching inclusive products every month is something companies like Tinder could really take pride in

June 05, 2019 at 10:37AM by CWC It’s Pride Month, but with all the brands launching limited-edition rainbow products and campaigns featuring vague “love is love” messaging, I’m not sure how you wouldn’t know that already. And like the true, queer introvert I am, I plan to celebrate by swiping through the eligible queer cuties … Continue reading Launching inclusive products every month is something companies like Tinder could really take pride in

Expert tips for saying no to things you’d, like, really rather not do—without feeling guilty

June 03, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Even if you don’t harbor people pleaser tendencies, learning how to say no can sometimes feel like a Herculean task—especially if you skew toward being an empath. Texting allows some people to find the easy way out in the form of thinly veiled lies like, “Maybe I’ll swing … Continue reading Expert tips for saying no to things you’d, like, really rather not do—without feeling guilty

The World Health Organization recognizes “burnout” as a real medical condition

May 28, 2019 at 07:56AM by CWC Particularly as it pertains to millennial women, burnout is often described as a feeling rather than a medical condition. Until now. The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the legitimacy of burnout by adding it to the International Classification of Diseases. Tired or fatigued yet unable to sleep, … Continue reading The World Health Organization recognizes “burnout” as a real medical condition

Hey, Goldilocks: Is there such a thing as too much sex?

May 27, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Based on many a brunch conversation I’ve had, it seems many people crave a Goldilocks-esque rule for romps. Unfortunately—or, depending on how you you look at it, perhaps fortunately—no expert-sanctioned guideline exists for that magic number. “There is no right or wrong or just-right amount of sex to … Continue reading Hey, Goldilocks: Is there such a thing as too much sex?

There are 10 million unpaid millennial caregivers—here’s what life is like for 4 of them

May 21, 2019 at 08:13AM by CWC Twenty-eight-year-old Elana Cohen felt her phone vibrate as she walked into a work meeting. It was her 93-year-old grandmother, calling for the third time that day. “Hi Grandma, everything OK?” she asked. “I just had a nightmare,” her grandmother said. “I wanted to hear your voice.” Cohen peeked … Continue reading There are 10 million unpaid millennial caregivers—here’s what life is like for 4 of them

The healthiest food at Starbucks is hiding in the checkout aisle

May 20, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Starbucks makes headlines (and major dollars) for its colorful seasonal drinks and super sweet frappuccinos. But for those of you trying to game the system to make your go-to order a little bit healthier (ahem, off-the-menu drinks), I have news for you: The healthiest part of the store … Continue reading The healthiest food at Starbucks is hiding in the checkout aisle

A career expert explains the (big) difference between a job you’d hate to have and a safety job

May 19, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC When I was applying for college, my high-school adviser and other mentors encouraged me to consider “safety” schools—institutions I wouldn’t mind attending that would almost certainly grant me admission—in addition to the “reach” schools at the top of my list. Little did I know then that this concept … Continue reading A career expert explains the (big) difference between a job you’d hate to have and a safety job

I am not sorry about my abortion, no matter what the trolls may say

May 18, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC If you’ve ever had a drink with me, I’ve probably told you about my abortion. Online, however, it’s a bit of a different story. Until last week, I only shared abortion-related news without any kind of personal anecdote. It’s not because I’m ashamed, but because I want to … Continue reading I am not sorry about my abortion, no matter what the trolls may say