As the outdoor living lifestyle gives way to cozying up indoors more, fall's gentle, yet unwavering approach is the perfect time to mark and celebrate this transition — via an olfactory extravaganza. Some will be stocking up on all things pumpkin, others will feel the need for more self-care and self-love, and others will revamp their routines and lives. A supportive environment is where all that magic will start to take shape, so why not transform your space into a sanctuary of sensory delight? To set the scene — delightfully scented fine fragrance candles infused with scents that dance between the nostalgia for summer and anticipation of autumn.
Ayurveda, a time-honored holistic practice, brings us beauty products infused with natural ingredients that cater to our skin's unique needs, inviting us to be intentional and mindful in addressing any imbalance. The philosophy of Ayurveda revolves around balance in both mind and body, and these beauty products are no exception — they aim to restore our hair, skin, and body's equilibrium and enhance their natural radiance and luster (and heal). This ancient wisdom harmoniously blends with modern skincare, offering us a much-needed, spa-like retreat — in our own homes.
Thanks to all the research coming in, most of us are now aware of the irrefutable bond between plants and millennials. After all, our Instagram feeds tend to become jungle-like, once we start indulging our plant obsession. Real estate experts, RubyHome, conducted some research of their own: they went on to establish the most common houseplants and succulents on Instagram, analyzing the number of hashtags for both the scientific name of each houseplant and the more commonly used names. The 10 most popular were revealed.*
Having a healthy and satisfying sex life is a natural way to de-stress, improve mental and physical health, as well as intensify intimacy and learn more about yourself and the other, so investing in sex toys can be the perfect way to spruce up your intimate time, either alone or with a partner. There is, however, an abundance of sex toys out there, and the only way to discover which type(s) will make you feel good (and, just as important, which won't) is to try different ones. As many as you can. But...where to start?
Even though many people are inseparable from stress on a daily or weekly basis, making them painstakingly aware of its paralyzing effects, April is the official National Stress Awareness Month. Mental health, life priorities rebalancing acts, and inevitable stress management practices, are finding a more prominent place in the media, doctors' offices, and overall society, taking away the stigmas once associated with sharing, listening and participating in the conversations around mental and soul health. However, when the problem of living with continued stress and its impact on achievements, as well as emotional, mental, and physical health affects
It may be official Self-Care Day today, but by now, we all know the importance of having those regularly, regardless of how wide or narrow the intervals are between them. Once again, we are facing the importance of consistency and the big power within
Turns out, the better we become at not doing (or at least at doing less at once), the better we will get at doing. This does not mean disregard all commitments in favor of comfort, but rather that, at times of freedom, we need to be just as invested and present with activities whose only purpose is to either rest or recharge us in ways that work for us. Working from home has become the reality of many, significantly more post-Covid. This is a huge change in lifelong, similar routine for a lot of people, and adjusting to new circumstances of that magnitude, and the impact on our lives going forward, quite understandably brings on burnout, depression and anxiety — the most common signs of poor mental health.
We're finally there: we can no longer turn a blind eye to our miserable, restless, broken sleep; it's been going on long and often enough for us to notice a pattern. It's no longer one bad day or one challenging week, it seems we are consistently waking up and, what's worse, staying tired. So, now that we're at the aforementioned there, what should we do? Just settle for that? Or act on it?
This is a clear, flexible, texturizing wax that creates fluffy, feathered brows, no flake or crunch. The natural-matte finish has 12-hour long wear and is waterproof, humidity-proof and sweat-proof. Brows stay conditioned and nourished thanks to ingredients like candelilla wax, jojoba seed oil, shea butter and argan oil.
'Tis the season of dryer indoor air, so most of us will be reaching for our trusted sonic humidifiers. If you don't yet own one, and are thinking of changing that, have you considered an aromatherapy diffuser/humidifier (we love a multitasking product!)? The benefits of essential oils are many, and they vary depending on the kind of oil and effect you desire — even if it is just for the coziness of having your home or room smell divine. There may be one teeny tiny downside to such appliances, though. They can look...well...too appliance-y.
Variety is the spice of life, is it not? Well, the holiday season is here, and new holidays-themed value sets are going to be popping up more and more, making it SO hard to pick and choose, while being mindful of our spending at the same time.
What, in your opinion, makes a power-couple, but one of our (gender-liberated, feminist, self-aware but global-impact concious) generation? They were and are (or experience themselves as) self-dependent and accomplished people, both before and during marriage/dating? Check. They give us good fashion and headlines? Check. They share their devotion and happiness with pride and rise each other up? Check. They make love and money together? Cha-ching! I mean, check.
Some products are real game changers. Like Crossrope, a weighted jump rope, which has helped thousands of people sculpt their arms while working on their cardio endurance. Then there's the LED-embedded SmartRope that displays your jump count in midair and sends your workout information to your smartphone. But it's clunky to use and takes time to set up. So it's not surprising that Crossrope is more popular.
CBD has recently gained much popularity as a natural remedy. It's everywhere these days, for good reason: it's seriously good for you. We've recently been turned on to Dr. Sebi's Cell Food, an herbal wellness brand that's announced a new range of high-quality, full-spectrum hemp and CBD products, made using natural whole-plant-matter and hemp seed oil.
We all want to encourage our loved ones to indulge in a bit of self-care whether that means facilitating a workout, pampering their skin with clean beauty, loading their plate with healthy foods or ensuring they get good, quality sleep. If 2020 has taught us anything it's that health is wealth, so no matter your budget we've rounded up a variety of unique, health-minded holiday finds to delight anyone on your list .
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.