12 wellness gifts under $25 so you can win gifting without the sticker shock

December 02, 2019 at 04:42PM by CWC From your work wife to your IRL bestie to your favorite spin instructor, you’ve got a long list to shop for this season, which means finding high-quality, budget-friendly gifts is a must. To help you spread the wellness vibes without breaking the bank, we rounded up our 12 … Continue reading 12 wellness gifts under $25 so you can win gifting without the sticker shock

3 tips for making your skin-care routine super sustainable, according to clean-beauty maven Josie Maran

November 26, 2019 at 07:20PM by CWC Be honest: How many times have you thought that switching to a sustainable, clean skin-care routine means giving up on the next-level glow you’re chasing? Hold on to your jade roller—because according to Josie Maran, founder and CEO of Josie Maran Cosmetics, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. “We … Continue reading 3 tips for making your skin-care routine super sustainable, according to clean-beauty maven Josie Maran

6 easy ways to keep your indoor plants alive during the dark days of winter

November 21, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Baby, it’s cold outside, and since your indoor plants can’t exactly slip on a sweater—or strip down to their skivvies if you can’t control the heat in your apartment—the change in season means attending to them with a little extra care. This is somewhat counterintuitive, at least to … Continue reading 6 easy ways to keep your indoor plants alive during the dark days of winter

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

Here’s what your go-to snack should be, according to your zodiac sign

November 12, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC You might have already turned to your zodiac for insight into a stress relief technique that works best for your personality or the type of partner you’re most likely to be compatible with. But your horoscope and food go together like…well, like Castor and Pollux. (Geminis, you got … Continue reading Here’s what your go-to snack should be, according to your zodiac sign

The most calming home-decor tweak for each sign during Mercury retrograde

November 07, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC The final Mercury retrograde of 2019 started on Halloween and isn’t going direct until November 20, i.e., nearly Thanksgiving. Since the retrograde is in Scorpio this time around, you can expect to have a super-emotional time because the scorpion is notorious for secrecy and deep feelings. Basically, if … Continue reading The most calming home-decor tweak for each sign during Mercury retrograde

Each zodiac sign rules over certain body parts⁠—here’s what that means for you

October 30, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Astrology-rooted intel can help us decode whom to love, how to exercise, and even which plants to buy—but when optimized, it can help us learn so much more. That’s because each zodiac sign also connects to an anatomical part via body rulership, meaning, your sun sign may indicate … Continue reading Each zodiac sign rules over certain body parts⁠—here’s what that means for you

The Kivin Method for oral sex can make you orgasm in 3 minutes flat

October 17, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC For people with vulvas, the image of receiving oral sex probably looks pretty similar. While there’s no single way to do something well, the head-between-the-legs approach is a pretty standard and accepted one here. And hey, for many, it works—but, does it work best? Not necessarily. Once you … Continue reading The Kivin Method for oral sex can make you orgasm in 3 minutes flat

How a week aboard a tiny sailboat with strangers in Croatia became my favorite trip

October 12, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Exactly 36 hours after a newish friend invited me to join her and a group of people I’d never met before on a weeklong sailing trip on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, I was ready to go, with a plane ticket and everything. I’d met Sydney, the friend … Continue reading How a week aboard a tiny sailboat with strangers in Croatia became my favorite trip

An elite runner swears by an oldie-but-goldie recovery routine to amp up her rest days

October 01, 2019 at 09:18PM by CWC In fitness eras past, bragging about your gym gains was all the rage. Now, the real flex is how well you recover. That’s why we tapped Melissa Wolfe, a coach at New York City’s Mile High Run Club, to hear all about how she decompresses her body in … Continue reading An elite runner swears by an oldie-but-goldie recovery routine to amp up her rest days

Butterfly pea flower is Thailand’s buzzy blue ingredient that’s full of antioxidants

September 30, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC I went to Thailand recently with next to no travel cred, if you know what I mean—my companions had heavily-stamped passports, while my favorite island is Staten. The one exception where I was worldly, though, came in the form of ultra indigo butterfly pea flower tea. While my … Continue reading Butterfly pea flower is Thailand’s buzzy blue ingredient that’s full of antioxidants

Why desert skin-care ingredients know your skin better than you do

September 28, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC As the climate change discussion reaches a fever pitch, an awareness of changing temperatures, unpredictable environments, and survival instincts has become a constant in our lives—and promises to remain an important part of our future. In the beauty industry, this bent towards environmentalism is being reflected in organic … Continue reading Why desert skin-care ingredients know your skin better than you do

What your doodles say about your personality (besides ‘I can’t draw’)

September 11, 2019 at 06:31PM by CWC During my yoga teacher training, I was enthralled with the “Om” symbol, my one and only doodling muse. I drew it everywhere—in the margins of my notebooks, on my hands, in the sand at the beach—but I never stopped to think too much about the motivation behind such … Continue reading What your doodles say about your personality (besides ‘I can’t draw’)

Well+Good readers have spoken—these 10 books are total page-turners

September 05, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC The literary community has a soft spot for summer reading. But me? I find myself so much more smitten with books come autumn. Leggings, chunky sweaters, and really good words just go together—you know? That’s why, now that we’ve crossed over Labor Day and are careening towards autumn, … Continue reading Well+Good readers have spoken—these 10 books are total page-turners

The surprising ways sugar could mess with your gut

August 29, 2019 at 09:23PM by CWC When it comes to maintaining overall health and wellness, nothing’s hotter right now than the gut. The idea that if we regulate our microbiome—the ecosystem of good and bad bacteria in our gastrointestinal system—we can fully optimize our body’s health is nearly gospel in the wellness world. But … Continue reading The surprising ways sugar could mess with your gut

10 genius storage ideas for small spaces to maximize your ‘cozy’ home

August 29, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC When you call New York City home, personal space is a very (and, I mean, very) limited resource. Even if you pay big money for extra square footage, you’ll more than likely still find yourself flipping a coin to decide whether you should keep your desk or dresser. So … Continue reading 10 genius storage ideas for small spaces to maximize your ‘cozy’ home

The best morning routine to set up your day for success, according to your zodiac sign

August 27, 2019 at 06:03PM by CWC Unless you’re one of those genetically blessed short sleepers, mornings can be tough be tough to master. There are so many reasons you might not feel ready to take on the day, whether it’s morning anxiety, the still-sleepy effects of insomnia, or something else. If you suspect a … Continue reading The best morning routine to set up your day for success, according to your zodiac sign

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the scent of your vagina

August 23, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC PSA: No two vaginas smell the same, and every vagina can put off a variety of scents. Meaning, there’s no single aromatic profile of a “healthy” vagina. Still, it’s worth noting that none of the smattering of “healthy” scents will call to mind “spring flowers” or “delicate blossoms,” … Continue reading Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the scent of your vagina

The spirit animal of our frenetic moment is the (patient, persevering) ant

July 31, 2019 at 01:32PM by CWC “RockStar Shaman” Alyson Charles is here with her energy forecast for August—and a spirit animal that will help you get your fall mojo going way before Labor Day. Here’s everything you need to know about the ant, and why its medicine is the perfect tonic for our times. … Continue reading The spirit animal of our frenetic moment is the (patient, persevering) ant

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Sexperts answer the dirtiest dozen questions about sex they get asked most often

July 18, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC As a sex writer, asking professionals (sexologists, sex and relationship therapists, doctors, educators, you name it) questions that many would regard as totally TMI is part of my average day. What do I do when I have a burning question about sex (like whether analingus is safe and … Continue reading Sexperts answer the dirtiest dozen questions about sex they get asked most often

Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

July 17, 2019 at 10:47AM by CWC I never really felt cool when I was growing up until I discovered Urban Outfitters. Once I waltzed through the store’s collection of boho-slash-vintage-looking clothes (like the vintage renewal baseball jersey that I still have) and cute AF jewelry, I finally felt like I could dress up the … Continue reading Urban Outfitters is a secret skin-care paradise—here’s what you can buy for under $20

How secret Facebook groups became an underground community for women’s health

July 17, 2019 at 08:13AM by CWC For as long as I can remember, seeking alternative outlets for health-care information has been a part of my sexual-wellness routine. As a queer, cisgender, white, able-bodied woman, the reason is two-fold: First, the in-school sex education I received is best explained with the face-palm emoji. And second, … Continue reading How secret Facebook groups became an underground community for women’s health