Wonder what to do with old t-shirts? Here are 15 things beyond turning them into rags

January 20, 2020 at 04:01PM by CWC Every t-shirt has a lifecycle. There’s that first fresh-off-the-rack wear, when it feels brand new, followed by the first few washes when things feel extra soft and worn in. Over many sweaty afternoons and subsequent rinse cycles, your go-to, going-out tee transitions to become your favorite workout shirt, … Continue reading Wonder what to do with old t-shirts? Here are 15 things beyond turning them into rags

The psychological reason why you can’t stop watching cooking shows

January 19, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Every time I go to my local nail salon, the communal TV is turned to The Food Network. As the technicians work away, massaging hands and painting nails, all eyes seem to be casually focused on Ann Marie Drummond making a farmers’ market breakfast or an old rerun … Continue reading The psychological reason why you can’t stop watching cooking shows

7 secrets to living a long, fulfilling life, according to people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s

January 18, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Wouldn’t it be great if we could just know how to be the healthiest, happiest, and most fulfilled versions of ourselves? Of course, there’s something to be said for embracing the trial-and-error journey of finding what works for you, but we also have an untapped resource for discovering … Continue reading 7 secrets to living a long, fulfilling life, according to people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s

How Instagram’s love of food pics has shaped how chefs approach their cooking

January 17, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Picture this: You’re at brunch with your crew, right in the middle of telling your friends about some major drama going on at work. You’re momentarily interrupted by the waiter bringing over your order of avocado toast. It looks amazing—vibrant green avocado slices and bright pink pickled beets … Continue reading How Instagram’s love of food pics has shaped how chefs approach their cooking

How A Woodworker & Artist Keeps The Creativity Flowing Sans Burnout

January 16, 2020 at 11:12AM  Work in Progress, a spinoff of our popular Holistic Home Tours, zooms in on where and how we work. Join us as we swing by desks, kitchens, studios, and every workspace in between to explore what wellness leaders surround themselves with to feel productive, fulfilled, and successful in their respective fields. … Continue reading How A Woodworker & Artist Keeps The Creativity Flowing Sans Burnout

How I navigate New Year’s resolution season as an eating disorder survivor

January 15, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC Editor’s note: This piece might be triggering for people with a history of disordered eating. I was 10 years old when I made myself throw up for the first time. I have grappled with disordered eating for as long as I can remember. I was bulimic through my … Continue reading How I navigate New Year’s resolution season as an eating disorder survivor

Harness your body’s energy-giving ki passages to help fight stress

January 14, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC People may throw around the word “burnout” like it’s a fleeting feeling, but the truth is, it’s a legitimate medical condition that affects up to 44 percent of full-time workers in the U.S. Some signs you may be suffering from burnout: inability to focus, bouts of depression or … Continue reading Harness your body’s energy-giving ki passages to help fight stress

A self-help book from 1936 is New York Public Library’s most-borrowed non-fiction title ever—here’s why it’s still relevant today

January 13, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC While most advice gets lost as the years go by, certain wisdom proves timeless. First published in 1936, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People is widely considered one of, if not the best self-help books to date. According to the New York Public Library, it’s … Continue reading A self-help book from 1936 is New York Public Library’s most-borrowed non-fiction title ever—here’s why it’s still relevant today

Level-up your wellness cred by learning how to make apple cider vinegar

January 12, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, is one of those buzzy, trendy wellness products that continues to stand the test of time. While ingredients like goji berries have mostly faded into the background, apple cider vinegar can be found virtually everywhere, from drinks and “shots” to shampoos and hair … Continue reading Level-up your wellness cred by learning how to make apple cider vinegar

This Borderline Genius Challenge Is Great For Editing Your Wardrobe

January 11, 2020 at 12:09PM   Until I whittled down my wardrobe, I had no idea that my closet contained more than just clothes and hangers. It was full of guilt and stress too. Every morning, I had to sort through my poor purchase decisions, clothes people gave me that I never wore, and items … Continue reading This Borderline Genius Challenge Is Great For Editing Your Wardrobe

It’s All Happening: Here’s What 2020 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign

January 01, 2020 at 10:22AM Yesterday, the AstroTwins dove into the major astrology transits that will shape 2020. Today, they’re forecasting what this year will bring for each individual sign. Read ’em and (hopefully don’t) weep. For Aries, nailing the elusive work-life balance will be a worthy challenge in 2020. Article continues below Moral of … Continue reading It’s All Happening: Here’s What 2020 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign

Smartphones are introducing tech that makes the world more accessible for people with disabilities

December 31, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC It’s easy to throw shade at smartphones for all the ways they suck us in, burn us out, and keep us up at night. But let’s not forget that our constant computerized companions have many qualities worth celebrating, too. For starters, they’re helping to make life easier for … Continue reading Smartphones are introducing tech that makes the world more accessible for people with disabilities

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

Horsetail herb is one of the oldest remedies on Earth—here’s exactly how to use it

December 26, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC After overindulging in stress, unhealthy stress-coping mechanisms (read: wine), and blood-pressure raising political discussions with climate change-denying relatives, I’m looking forward to January, my favorite month of the year and also prime time for optimizing personal wellness. To prep, I’ve begun to entertain the side of myself that’s … Continue reading Horsetail herb is one of the oldest remedies on Earth—here’s exactly how to use it

Here’s what kind of ambitious Capricorn you are, according to your moon sign

December 25, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC If you find yourself deep in goal-setting mode at this time of year, the cosmos might have a little something to do with it: The sun is currently making its annual pilgrimage through the zodiac sign of Capricorn, which is associated with all things related to ambition and … Continue reading Here’s what kind of ambitious Capricorn you are, according to your moon sign

Spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts challenges white women to rethink wellness

December 25, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Spiritual activist, speaker, and writer Rachel Ricketts doesn’t shy away from painful truths; on the contrary, she provokes them, painfully extracting uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in order to facilitate transformation and healing. Through this work, Ricketts (who is one of Well+Good’s 2020 Changemakers) aims to dismantle the “racist … Continue reading Spiritual activist Rachel Ricketts challenges white women to rethink wellness

Here Are Some Clever Ways To Use & Recycle Your Tree Post-Christmas

December 25, 2019 at 03:04AM   Many of our living rooms may bear a similar scene soon: a Christmas tree, sans ornaments and lights, ready to be disposed of. But may we suggest upcycling (or recycling)? That’s right—there are actually a ton of ways to get the most out of your tree before you scrap … Continue reading Here Are Some Clever Ways To Use & Recycle Your Tree Post-Christmas

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

With mainstream dairy brands jumping on the oat milk bandwagon, what will happen to cow’s milk?

December 18, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Of the long (long) list of alternative milks on the market, oat milk is currently king. This year, oat milk sales reached $29 million—up from $4.4 million in 2017. While the OG oat brand darlings continue to expand (with Oatly rolling out ice cream and Rise Brewing launching … Continue reading With mainstream dairy brands jumping on the oat milk bandwagon, what will happen to cow’s milk?

Our devices have made us digital hoarders, even if we claim to live minimally

December 17, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I currently have 14,394 unread emails in one of my inboxes, a barrage of files cluttering my laptop desktop, and hundreds of thousands of photos (including screenshots I’ll surely never need to see again) on my iPhone. If these digital files were physical documents, they’d be swallowing my home whole. … Continue reading Our devices have made us digital hoarders, even if we claim to live minimally

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

Cortisol affects everything in your body—including your fertility

December 16, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC When things get stressful, the human body back-burners a lot of otherwise critical systems in order to focus its efforts on the production of the hormone cortisol. Why? Because cortisol, also known as the “stress” hormone, gives the body the boost it needs to survive. Among other things, … Continue reading Cortisol affects everything in your body—including your fertility

How to tell if being bored out, not burnt out, is ruining your workflow

December 13, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC In January 2019, the World Health Organization included burnout in its latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases, and rest of the year included a heavy focus on the concept. While it’s great that there’s now some clinical legitimacy to back up the emotional, physical, and mental overload … Continue reading How to tell if being bored out, not burnt out, is ruining your workflow