Wellness

9 Reasons Doctors & Other Experts Want You To Eat More Carbs

It's long been said that carbs are bad for you — and that is a grave myth that still seems to pervade foodkind. Too many people still equate eating healthy with avoiding bread and all of its counterparts at all costs. But if you're eating the right…
By Carolyn Steber

This Is The Workout That Will Boost Your Mood The Most, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Working out can be a great way to boost your mood — after all, in the immortal words of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, "exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands." Of course, endorphins…
By Brittany Bennett

6 Things People In The World’s Happiest Countries Do Differently

If there is one thing many people have in common, it's that they just want to be happy. We all have different ideas of what we believe will bring us joy, but it turns out people in certain places might have a better idea than others. There are a…
By Carina Wolff

Science Says Autumnal Weather Can Affect Your Mood So Here's How To Stay In Control

Dreading the end of summer? You're not the only one. Experts have confirmed there is a link between the changing of the seasons and a decline in your mood. But, before the winter months hit, how do the seasons affect your mood exactly? While you…
By Katy Parker-Shorthouse

8 Extremely Chill Races You'll Actually Want To Sign Up For — Even If You're Not A Runner

If you're not a runner, running events can seem super intimidating. Luckily there are some easy running races you'll actually want to sign up for, even if you're only just starting out on the track. Even though you might be running a half marathon…
By Mika Doyle

8 Fascinating Ways Your Workout Affects Your Hormones

When we think of exercising, we tend to think of the benefits for mood and energy, as well as our physical health. But exercise can have an even more subtle effect on our bodies. And I'm talking about on the chemical level: There are a number of…
By Carina Wolff

A New Study Found A Subtle Link Between Being Sleep Deprived & Being Lonely

We all know that not getting enough sleep can make you cranky AF, but a new study published this month has found being sleep deprived was linked to loneliness. According to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, sleep loss makes…
By Mika Doyle

7 Expert-Approved Hacks That Will Help You Relax No Matter Where You Are

A sore jaw. An aching lower back. A stiff neck. Though we often think about stress in terms of how it can negatively impact mental health, it tends to hurt our bodies just as much as it hurts our minds. In fact, if you can't seem to find time to…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

The 12 Best Podcasts To Listen To While You’re Running

For some people, a high-energy pop music playlist is all they need to muster the energy go on a run, and to stay on a run. But for others, music just doesn't cut it, it isn't engaging enough to keep the mind distracted from the actual exercise…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Is The Best Time Of Day To Work Out, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You probably don't need to be told (again) how important exercise is for a healthy lifestyle. You probably also already know you should most likely be doing it more than you are. But when it comes to fitting workouts into your schedule, the hardest…
By Jessica Booth

I Found Out I Was BRCA Positive. Then, Naturally, I Googled It

In Bustle's Braving BRCA column, writer Sara Altschule opens up about all the emotions she experienced after finding out she was BRCA positive, and how she dealt with them. It was 2 a.m. on a Sunday night when I looked at my 23andMe results. It said…
By Sara Altschule

This Study On The Reasons Millennial Women Are Unhappy Actually Makes So Much Sense

If the "back in my day" stories of older relatives are to be believed, the current crop of us millennials have never had it so good. But we came of age in a post-recession, social media-saturated landscape, and are subsequently grappling with poor…
By Emily Dixon

5 Self-Care Rituals That Will Help All Zodiac Signs During Mercury Retrograde

While Mercury's retrograde this summer might have the power to complicate things for us, it's much more manageable than some doomsday tales suggest. From Jul. 26 to Aug. 18, Mercury will appear to move in a backward motion, creating a consistent…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

6 Signs That Your Sadness Is Actually A Sign Of High-Functioning Anxiety

When you're feeling down, it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly you're experiencing. We all go through hard times, but sometimes, when it seems like it's not going to end, it can be more than just a rough patch. If you've been feeling blue for…
By Carina Wolff

11 Ways To Tell Someone Was Just Talking Behind Your Back

It's likely you've experienced that awkward moment when you walk into a room and feel like someone was just talking behind your back. Maybe they were saying something great. Maybe they were gossiping and being mean. But either way, they probably…
By Carolyn Steber

6 Fascinating Things That Happen To Your Body When You Sleep Naked

Some people love sleeping in the nude, but others can't stand the idea of nixing their cozy pajamas. If you're someone who lives for sleeping in your favorite flannel set, you might be wondering why on earth someone would want to get in bed…
By Carina Wolff

Salads & Wraps From Trader Joe’s & Other Stores Are Being Recalled For A Potential Parasite

If you're anything like me and think Romaine lettuce is basically the best part of any salad (it's basically all water! You're hydrating and eating!), bad news: You might want to take a look at any salads and/or wraps containing the lettuce…
By Tanya Ghahremani

7 Hacks To Spend Time Alone Without Feeling Lonely

Some people love spending time alone while others would much rather be around someone else at all times. Although it is nice to socialize with others, sometimes it's necessary to spend time alone. If you're someone who struggles to be by yourself,…
By Carina Wolff

7 Surprising Things That Cause Nightmares

Experiencing nightmares often is not only stressful, but it can make you dread sleep. If you're someone who frequently experiences bad dreams, you'll likely do anything you can to make them stop so you can get some restful sleep. In addition to your…
By Carina Wolff

5 Meditations To Try This Summer That Will Help You Get Through Mercury Retrograde

Starting on Jul. 26 and lasting until Aug. 19, Mercury will be going into retrograde motion — cue the mass pandemonium. Just kidding, Mercury retrograde is not synonymous with chaos in the way certain alarmist stories have inspired us to believe.…
By Kaitlyn Wylde