How I reclaimed ‘cooking for one’ as an act of empowerment

December 09, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC It’s been well-established on the internet that I am a single person who is slowly losing faith in love but trying to “stay positive” and “make better choices” and “not date any more bartenders or DJs.” While I’m generally finding empowerment in being self-partnered (yes, even at the … Continue reading How I reclaimed ‘cooking for one’ as an act of empowerment

If you’ve been foam rolling, here’s why you should try “rocking”

December 08, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Move over, foam rollers—TRX just launched a “rocker,” and it’s coming for your sore muscles. TRX Training, the fitness brand you know for suspension traps that hang in practically every gym and workout studio, has created a TRX Rocker ($50) to help with recovery. At first glance, it looks … Continue reading If you’ve been foam rolling, here’s why you should try “rocking”

Get ready for this week’s cosmic journey to take you from confusion to clarity within 7 days

December 08, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC This week begins with a massive call for patience from the universe. But, not to worry—it’ll pay off. Confusion sets in with a set of planetary squares Starting on Sunday—when the sun in Sagittarius squares Neptune, while Jupiter in Capricorn squares Chiron in Aries—you can expect for things … Continue reading Get ready for this week’s cosmic journey to take you from confusion to clarity within 7 days

8 skin-care Sephora best sellers you can snag for $15 or less

December 08, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but my urge to splurge remains. It’s like the flood gates—or, more accurately, vault doors–have been opened and nothing can re-contain them. Lately, I’m clicking on every Instagram ad, opening every retailer email, and just generally ruining my prospects for … Continue reading 8 skin-care Sephora best sellers you can snag for $15 or less

How to keep your feet warm, according to a podiatrist

December 08, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Technically, winter doesn’t arrive until December 21. But let’s be real—it’s already in full-force. And with the freezing temps and snowy days comes a constant battle to keep your feet warm. If you struggle with keeping your feet warm, you can do a handful of different things to … Continue reading How to keep your feet warm, according to a podiatrist

I’m a derm, and you should be washing your neck—not just your face

December 08, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC You’re religious about washing your face: gentle cleanser, lukewarm water, twice a day. But a solid skincare routine should involve washing your neck, too. Washing your neck outside the shower isn’t a thing for many people, and derms want to change that ASAP. I mean, think about all … Continue reading I’m a derm, and you should be washing your neck—not just your face

“Serum cycling” can help you use multiple active skin-care ingredients with less irritation

December 08, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC If your skin is temperamental and likes to flare up with a dramatic outbreak of redness or irritation, serum cycling may be your new flex. What is it, you ask? The idea is that if you alternate the active serum that you’re using each night, your skin will … Continue reading “Serum cycling” can help you use multiple active skin-care ingredients with less irritation

The 5 foods a gastroenterologist always, always keeps in the fridge

December 07, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Gut health is all the rage these days, and for good reason: eating foods with good bacterian helps to balance your gut’s microbiome—the digestive tract’s ecosystem comprising of trillions of live bacteria that interact with virtually every cell—boasts benefits that extend well beyond digestion. According to research from … Continue reading The 5 foods a gastroenterologist always, always keeps in the fridge

This sheer black lipstick can transform *any* shade into the perfect wintery hue

December 07, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC I know I promised to tone it down with fancy goth sh–t after I asked for that velvet Victorian mourning hat for Christmas in 2018, that deluxe Cure double record in 2016, and like…17 years’ worth of Nightmare Before Christmas merch before that. But, dear Santa, please believe … Continue reading This sheer black lipstick can transform *any* shade into the perfect wintery hue

Sleep experts want you to use a bedtime alarm—here’s why

December 07, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Many swear that committing to their healthy and highly personalized morning routine is what sets themselves up for a successful day. Whether that includes a satisfying stretch, a yoga flow, enjoying a hydrating and fiber-rich breakfast, or anything else, ritualizing the way you wake up can bridge the … Continue reading Sleep experts want you to use a bedtime alarm—here’s why

Why food experts are all about eating huge breakfasts and small dinners for better health

December 07, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC “Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at dinner.” The royal refrain has long been preached by healthy eating experts as one of the best ways to eat for maintaining a healthy metabolism, digestion, and overall health. The advice came up yet … Continue reading Why food experts are all about eating huge breakfasts and small dinners for better health

A physical therapist explains 2 easy ways to fix ‘pelvic tilt’

December 07, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC “Neutralize your pelvis” is a common refrain among yoga instructors in poses like chair, Warrior II, and bridge. Over time, both posterior (forward) and anterior (backward) pelvic tilt can cause pain from your spine to your ankles. So we asked Lara Heimann, a physical therapist and founder of … Continue reading A physical therapist explains 2 easy ways to fix ‘pelvic tilt’

I’m a dermatologist and this is the one ingredient everyone should use when they turn 30

December 07, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC There are a lot of things I know I’m supposed to do before I hit 30. Invest in a 401K, find a bra that fits, get off of my parents’ phone plan, and the list goes on. One more thing to add to the list, according to board-certified … Continue reading I’m a dermatologist and this is the one ingredient everyone should use when they turn 30

6 vegan charcuterie boards sure to impress at your next party

December 07, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC If you head to the snack table the second you get to a party, you’re not alone. I mean, who doesn’t prefer a plateful of food over awkward convos? While bowls of tortilla chips are great, you know you’ve hit the jackpot when you spot a charcuterie board. … Continue reading 6 vegan charcuterie boards sure to impress at your next party

‘Communal grandparents’ is the next life-improving Scandinavian concept Americans should copy

December 07, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC We love borrowing things from Scandinavian countries. Hygge, the Danish art of cozy-cuddliness. Sisu, the Finnish concept of perseverance beyond your threshold. Niksen, the Dutch act of doing nothing. And now we’ve got kylämummi, the Scandinavian grandma for hire. In Finland, there are approximately 830 communal grandparents—elders who … Continue reading ‘Communal grandparents’ is the next life-improving Scandinavian concept Americans should copy

Meet hypno-reiki, an all-in-one energy-healing therapy

December 07, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC I’ve been familiar with the practices of both hypnotherapy and reiki for quite some time. Both are spiritual healing practices, led by specialized practitioners, meant to facilitate a greater sense of mindfulness. What I hadn’t heard of, though, is hypno-reiki. So, a few months ago, when I was … Continue reading Meet hypno-reiki, an all-in-one energy-healing therapy

Aloe vera is so good for hair that it has 75 actives ready to shine up your strands

December 07, 2019 at 12:08AM by CWC For a long time, aloe vera was mainly associated with sunburns—in my house, at least, aloe gel was one of those products that collected dust for all but a few summer days each year. Now, however, aloe is finally getting props for its many benefits beyond skin healing. … Continue reading Aloe vera is so good for hair that it has 75 actives ready to shine up your strands

The one modification to make if push-ups hurt your wrists

December 07, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC As the original full-body workout, push-ups are designed to (quite literally) push the limits of your strength. But if you’re feeling physical pain, specifically wrist pain from push-ups, chiropractor Casey Chiro, DC, says that one piece of gym equipment could help you perform the move without straining your … Continue reading The one modification to make if push-ups hurt your wrists

If you have no idea where to start with your skin care, these new kits make it dummy-proof

December 06, 2019 at 10:55PM by CWC Putting together a skin-care routine from scratch can be a daunting task. Usually, it involves a lot of scrolling through websites wondering where to begin. According to dermatologists, the basics of a good routine include a cleanser, an antioxidant serum, a retinol, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen. So … Continue reading If you have no idea where to start with your skin care, these new kits make it dummy-proof

Confused about what it means to eat for the environment? Here’s how 4 sustainability experts grocery shop

December 06, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC While it’s good news that eating sustainably isn’t at odds with eating well, navigating the grocery aisles with both yourself and the planet in mind is easier said than done. Deciding if you should go for grass-fed beef or one of the many plant-based alternatives, debating whether you … Continue reading Confused about what it means to eat for the environment? Here’s how 4 sustainability experts grocery shop

Barry’s Bootcamp is selling discount classes for the only time all year, so you’d better stock up for 2020

December 06, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Let’s be honest here: boutique fitness ain’t cheap. Many classes will set you back $30 or more, so when a deal comes knocking at your door, it’s time to pull out your wallet. The holiday Barry’s Bootcamp sale is one of those moments. If you’re one of the … Continue reading Barry’s Bootcamp is selling discount classes for the only time all year, so you’d better stock up for 2020

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

Make your own healthy holiday gifts with this chocolate bark recipe

December 06, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC It’s really hard to figure out what to give people as gifts, especially when you’re not trying to start off 2020 completely broke. That’s why I’m here to offer you an idea that literally everyone on your list will love. Anyone would be thankful for this healthy chocolate … Continue reading Make your own healthy holiday gifts with this chocolate bark recipe

Body serums keep skin hydrated from head-to-toe without a hint of stickiness in sight

December 06, 2019 at 04:34PM by CWC Your skin, as any derm or doctor will tell you, is your largest organ. Yet, when most of us talk about “skin care, we’re usually only referring to the space between our necks and our foreheads, and our bodies don’t get the same star treatment. In fact, I’m … Continue reading Body serums keep skin hydrated from head-to-toe without a hint of stickiness in sight