This Well+Good beauty editor tried being a facialist for a day—here’s what happened 

October 21, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/mZCLICMY-AjgxWzQ7.js Are you ever sitting at your desk wishing you could step into a different life—even if you’re super content with what you’re doing—just to see what it feels like? Same—whether it’s fantasizing about being a barista who can create a face in your morning latte, a fitness … Continue reading This Well+Good beauty editor tried being a facialist for a day—here’s what happened 

Understanding the ‘inflammation spectrum’ might be the key to fighting chronic inflammation

October 21, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Typically when people talk about medical conditions, it’s either in terms of something they do or don’t have: I’m gluten-intolerant. My son has diabetes. My grandmother has Alzheimer’s.  But unlike many other medical diagnoses, inflammation isn’t so black and white. In his new book, The Inflammation Spectrum, functional … Continue reading Understanding the ‘inflammation spectrum’ might be the key to fighting chronic inflammation

This week’s waning quarter moon calls for things to simply fall into place

October 20, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC With the nights growing longer, those of us in the northern hemisphere are forced to adjust to a diminishing duration of sunlight duration with each passing day. And since this week begins with a waning quarter moon, we’re also being asked to adjust to dwindling moonlight. A waning … Continue reading This week’s waning quarter moon calls for things to simply fall into place

Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

October 20, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Recently Harvard Business Review reported on a new survey stating that half of all millennials—and 75 percent of Gen Z—have quit a job for reasons related to mental health. This may make the under-35 set seem flippant: “Ugh, I’m sick of my job. Guess I’ll just quit!” I … Continue reading Half of millennials have quit their jobs for mental health reasons—here’s what to do if you can’t

3 healthy eating habits from the longest living people in the world

October 20, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC You could say that folks who live in Blue Zones are winning at life. It’s not unusual for some residents of Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Icaria, Greece, to live upwards of 100 years. And while it’s their holistically-minded lifestyle that accounts for their centenarian … Continue reading 3 healthy eating habits from the longest living people in the world

7 ways to be more mindful during your workouts, straight from the pros

October 20, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC For the most part, people want to be distracted during their workouts. There are TVs in front of the treadmills at every gym, never-ending high-energy playlists and captivating podcasts, and about a billion different things to do on your phone. With that being said, maybe the one thing … Continue reading 7 ways to be more mindful during your workouts, straight from the pros

On the cusp: What it means when you’re a darkly balanced combo of Libra and Scorpio

October 19, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Each month with On the Cusp, we point our astrological magnifying glass on all the people born between two zodiac signs. Because when your birthday falls at either the tail end or the very beginning of your sun sign’s season, your personality may be influenced by your cosmic … Continue reading On the cusp: What it means when you’re a darkly balanced combo of Libra and Scorpio

I bought a liter of this fancy lotion because it changed my skin in just one week

October 19, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Everyone laughs at me, but I love, love, love showering at my yoga studio. And it’s not because I can control the shower pressure (swoon!), or because I don’t have to worry about washing my own towels (score!). It’s because the entire locker room is bedecked with Kiehl’s … Continue reading I bought a liter of this fancy lotion because it changed my skin in just one week

How to strengthen your lower back so you can have good posture for life

October 19, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC When it comes to strengthening and toning, some parts of the body get all the attention. Entire classes are devoted to abs, glutes, and arms, but lower back? Not so much. “It’s not one of those muscles we think about often,” certified personal trainer and Love Sweat Fitness … Continue reading How to strengthen your lower back so you can have good posture for life

The future of skin care is genderless, which is a win for everybody

October 19, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC For as long as I can remember, there were two sides to skin-care aisles: Those lined with bottles brimming with floral scents and feminine touches and those that were sturdy and gray, meant to signify manliness. Now, though? The two are converging. Instead of a segregation between the … Continue reading The future of skin care is genderless, which is a win for everybody

Love Starbucks protein-rich sous vide eggs? These are even fluffier and only take 30 seconds to make

October 19, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Starbucks sous vide egg bites are are a favorite grab-and-go breakfast for many healthy eaters. And it’s true—they are tasty, and with 12 grams of protein, they really are a clutch energy-providing morning meal or post-workout snack. No disrespect to Starbucks, but I recently discovered a sous vide … Continue reading Love Starbucks protein-rich sous vide eggs? These are even fluffier and only take 30 seconds to make

Give your gut a fall reset by stocking up on these 3 in-season foods

October 19, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC There’s such an abundance of color and produce at the fall farmers’ market that it’s almost like the vegetable world is showing off. Vibrant orange pumpkins, rich red onions, purple eggplant, multi-colored chard…it’s all so glorious that it can be overwhelming knowing what items to prioritize. (So many … Continue reading Give your gut a fall reset by stocking up on these 3 in-season foods

3 lube ingredients to keep far, far away from your vagina

October 19, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Lube formulas have gotten, oh, let’s say, “creative” in recent years. It’s 2019 and you can now slather your nether regions with CBD, but there are still a few ingredients you should never (repeat: never) allow near your bits. Lauren Steinberg, founder of feminine wellness brand Queen V, … Continue reading 3 lube ingredients to keep far, far away from your vagina

3 pro tricks to smooth out uneven texture with your makeup

October 18, 2019 at 11:17PM by CWC There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to cover an uneven skin texture with your makeup, only to have it flake, look cakey, or just stand out more rather than blend in with the rest of your face. (Besides, perhaps, swiping on a brand-new mascara that just clumps, or … Continue reading 3 pro tricks to smooth out uneven texture with your makeup

You can ‘superdose’ oxygen—but what does that even mean?

October 18, 2019 at 10:35PM by CWC Want to know what it feels like to spend 20 minutes in an ozone sauna? Watch the video. Come fall, nothing beats spending time in a steamy sauna. If you close your eyes, you can almost imagine that you’re sweating it out poolside somewhere with palm trees swaying … Continue reading You can ‘superdose’ oxygen—but what does that even mean?

Everlane’s ‘Choose What You Pay’ sale section just got updated with the coziest coats

October 18, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC There’s no better feeling than the first time you can raid your sweater collection, throw on your favorite pair of high-waisted skinnies, and bundle up in warm and cozy winter coats. Now that the temps are dropping, those feel-good vibes are back in action—and there’s one place to … Continue reading Everlane’s ‘Choose What You Pay’ sale section just got updated with the coziest coats

The chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association recommends cognitive health tests every year

October 18, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC An estimated 5.5 million Americans age 65 or older live with Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists haven’t yet found a proven way to slow its progression or prevent it, but we do know that changes in the brain begin to happen years before a diagnosis. According to the National Institutes of … Continue reading The chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association recommends cognitive health tests every year

The single-most important thing to remember when dealing with acne, according to a dermatologist

October 18, 2019 at 07:01PM by CWC Welcome to ‘Dear Derm,’ our new beauty series in which dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD shares serious skin-care realness. In each episode, she’ll answer your most burning beauty questions and give you all the tools you need to take your glow game to the next level.  Show me a … Continue reading The single-most important thing to remember when dealing with acne, according to a dermatologist

Let’s stop believing the myth that all good workouts end in soreness

October 18, 2019 at 06:11PM by CWC There’s a certain pride that comes with soreness after workouts. Aching muscles serve as a reminder that you killed it, right? Contrary to popular belief, that soreness you’re feeling doesn’t necessarily mean you had a good workout. It actually means it might be time to scale back. In … Continue reading Let’s stop believing the myth that all good workouts end in soreness

If you’re going to do one move every single day, make it a push-up

October 18, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As far as workout moves go, push-ups are the great equalizer. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, there is always going to be a way to use push-ups to challenge yourself—whether that means working up from your knees onto your hands (no small feat!) or … Continue reading If you’re going to do one move every single day, make it a push-up

Checks+Balanced: A 25-year-old restaurant manager in Austin budgets for boutique fitness and beauty

October 18, 2019 at 02:00PM 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: A 25-year-old restaurant manager in Austin budgets for boutique fitness and beauty

Meet Earth signs: the practical, ambitious, and super-materialistic element of the zodiac

October 18, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC I am the most aggressively Taurus of all Taurus bulls, and even though I’d never describe myself using the adjective “earthy,” I do enjoy the distinction of being one of the zodiac’s Earth signs. It’s a great, strong-headed element with which to identify. But before diving right in … Continue reading Meet Earth signs: the practical, ambitious, and super-materialistic element of the zodiac