This holiday season might look way different compared to seasons' past — and hopefully it'll be different from the seasons moving forward. That said, the holidays don't have to be placed in a negative frame. The key is to be mindful, to practice gratitude, and to embrace the good. To channel and bask in that inner peace, we enlisted help from two mental health pros.
When it comes to learning about skin care, there's a sea of memes, influencer-sponsored posts, and questionable DIY YouTube videos to swim through to find what you need to know. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and confusing to wade through all this info just to find basic information.
It feels like every article starts with an anecdote about what a dumpster fire of stress this year has been. Which, to be fair, it has. Sadly, all that stress adds up — which can in turn lead to health concerns. You've probably heard that stress can cause things like sleep disorders, TMJ and acne. It can also, unfortunately, cause hair loss.
We've all been told to stand up straight or to buy the right ergonomic office chair, but just how important is maintaining good posture throughout the day? With expert guidance, we're uncovering some of the clear — and sometimes subtle — signs that your posture isn't ideal, as well as how ongoing poor posture can wreak havoc on our bodies in the short and long term. And of course, we're offering some simple and effective ways you can remedy the issue starting today.
Sure, taking care of your skin often requires handing over a bit of cash in exchange for products such as sunscreen, cleansers, and moisturizers. But there are other ways you can improve the health and quality of your dermis... without having to spend a single cent. We asked dermatologists and aestheticians to share some of their best tips.
I think we can all agree that, for obvious reasons, summer 2020 has been a bit of a letdown. While a drastic change in the status quo isn't forecasted for fall, the fact that sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and cool temperatures are upon does feel like somewhat of a reset. Also, come autumn, it simply feels more natural to cozy up inside. I will gladly usher in autumn weather, apparel and scents — and I'll start the best way I know how: with festive fall candles.
While gyms are opening in some cities, going to indoor ones is still considered a "dangerous activity" in many states. Given the current situation and the fact that there are a flood of Instagram Live and online streaming options, many people are now opting to sweat at home (a trend that's great for wallet health, too!).
All the caffeine in a well-stocked artisan coffee shop will not make up for a good night's sleep (well, almost, but no cigar). The simple truth is, we humans need sleep, just like we need food and water. Without sufficient shuteye, countless areas of our lives suffer (as anyone who is currently dealing with disturbed sleep can probably attest).
Browsing through the beauty aisles is fun and all, sometimes it's not the most efficient way to get what you need when you need it most. Beauty subscription boxes, on the other hand, arrive right at your door with a mix of skin care, hair care, and makeup staples — no questions asked.
"The specific causes vary from person to person. Generally speaking, shoulder and neck tension develops from a perfect storm of postural imbalance and energetic or emotional 'holding,'" says Caroline Cardino, a yoga instructor, massage therapist and acupuncturist.
Your best friend loves plants, so does your mom, your partner too — we all love plants! And now, there are ways to bring the garden indoors with these amazing products. From new plant babies to decor that shows off your green thumb, consider this your ultimate guide to becoming a plant parent.
The positive physiological effects of acupuncture aren't limited to (adult) humans. You might be surprised to read that the treatment can actually benefit your toddler and even your dog. In fact, many of the same things that might bring you turn to Chinese medicine to fix — stress, pain, fear — might be alleviated in your little loved ones as well. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of acupuncture for pets and babies.
New year, new you! Let's get this decade going! 2020 is going to be lit!!
Also... isn't it crazy that we're halfway through February?? At this point in the year, you might be starting to feel a little run down... and time might have taken a toll on some of your New Year's resolutions (yes, even the easy ones). That said, you still need to take care of your mental health and take a step back.
She's been there for you through it all: your breakups, your make ups, and your one-night stand regrets. No matter what your relationship status looks like at the moment, one thing's for sure: Your single best friend deserves to feel the love on Valentine's Day.
A fresh year often results in self-reflection and renewed inspiration to treat our body, spirit, and mind with utmost care. Whether your goal is it build endurance at the gym, thoughtfully re-organize and prioritize, or simply to treat yourself with more kindness, these wellness-focused finds will help you do exactly that.