Wellness

The One Thing You Need To Know Before You Try Acupuncture For The First Time

You may know the gist of acupuncture: you lay down and relax, while a trained acupuncturist places needles into your skin in specific points on your body. Many people are skeptical about acupuncture, but the truth is, studies have shown it can be sup…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Ways Not Getting Enough Sleep Literally Changes Your Brain

We often treat sleep as an afterthought, rather than a priority. But getting just enough sleep plays such a crucial role in our mental and physical wellness. Making sure you get good sleep has amazing health benefits — that includes lowering stress, …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Why Body Positive Yoga Instructors Are SO Important — And So Hard To Find

After my college graduation, I starting hopping from one yoga studio to another in the hopes of finding one that would stick. I’d been practicing yoga on and off for 10 years, and wanted to find a new, welcoming yoga studio with an emphasis on invers…
By Amanda Eisenberg

9 Vitamins You Definitely Want To Bring On Your Summer Vacation

While traveling's exciting, a vacation can also be (ironically) tiring, especially if you're in a different time zone and away from your regular routine. If you want to avoid becoming a traveling zombie, the best vitamins for traveling can help you s…
By Brandi Neal

The One Thing You Probably Haven’t Tried To Manage Period Pain

For most of us, period cramps are something we deal with via quick fixes, whether that's taking an over-the-counter pain medication or sticking on a heating pad before we're on the go again. But for people who experience severe period pain, that prob…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here's How To Make Sitting On A Plane More Comfortable, According To Experts

I love flying. I do not, however, love how super cramped and achy my entire body gets after even a short flight, and frankly can't imagine what kind of superhuman powers someone who endures long flights on the regular has to possess. But for those of…
By James Loke Hale

What 15 People Do To Manage Their Mental Illness Every Day

Mental illness is one of the most common kinds of disability in the U.S. In fact, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that annually, around one in five American adults experience mental illness, and one in twenty-five American adults…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This New Google Feature Tells You How Much Time You ACTUALLY Spend On Your Phone

These days, there seems to be no end to smartphones' power. They're tiny yet mighty, and while it's pretty great to be able to do practically anything from our mobile devices, that convenience does come with a downside: It's becoming increasingly dif…
By James Loke Hale

These Hotels Now Offer "Sleep Vacation" Packages & Here's How To Book One ASAP

I've never been good at relaxation, and vacationing is usually more stressful than my day-to-day life. As soon as I land, I hit the ground running and don't really stop — I actually cried when I got home from a recent trip because I was so tired. Tha…
By Ayana Lage

9 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself If Self-Employment’s Got You Down

If you're self-employed or work predominantly from home, it can be challenging for your mental health. Self-employment can be a really rewarding career, but it involves a lot of pressure, uncertainty, rejection, and a lack of routine, and it can also…
By JR Thorpe

IKEA Asked Kids To “Bully” Plants For 30 Days To Prove A Point About Kindness

It’s no secret that bullying is a terrible thing to experience, and on a global scale, we have a pretty rampant bullying problem. In an effort to highlight the negative fallout from bullying, IKEA asked kids to bully plants for an experiment: involve…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A New Study Found That One Hard Workout Can Help Keep You From Getting Sick

For decades, it's been thought that after a bout of strenuous exercise, the human immune system is temporarily weakened. You can find the idea that pushing yourself in an intense cardio session or marathon will result in "immune dysfunction" in every…
By JR Thorpe

Experts Say High Functioning Anxiety Can Help You Be More Productive — Here's How

Being a little nervous from time to time gets a bad rap. Amid all the talk about meditation, calm, wellness, and mindfulness, it can be forgotten that being a little on edge is actually an evolved response to stress — and that there are performance b…
By JR Thorpe

This Adorable Self-Care App Is PERFECT For ‘90s Babies

Practicing good self-care is an essential part of keeping myself mentally healthy. But when I'm already in a downswing, remembering basic self-care items like drinking enough water and giving myself a break when I need one can become a seemingly insu…
By James Loke Hale

It’s Actually Possible To Use Pads & Tampons Sustainably — Here’s How

How environmentally friendly is your period? It may not have been a thought you've had before, but it's worth contemplating. Most of us use pads or tampons, which have been around in various forms for centuries, throughout our lives. But tampon dispo…
By JR Thorpe

This Is The Super Easy Way To Make Sure Your Probiotics Are Actually Working

At practically any grocery store nowadays, you can find probiotic supplements and drinks in their own refrigerated section. Probiotics, which are live microorganisms, can have a majorly positive impact on your health — especially on your digestive he…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Ways Acupuncture Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Most everyone knows what acupuncture is, but do you actually know how it affects you? The age-old practice has been around for at least two thousand years (and some people believe it is much older than that), and despite any skepticism about its effi…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

A New Study Shows Why Women Get More Migraines Than Men — & Why It Took So Long To Figure Out

Ever had a migraine? You'd know if you did: migraines are often cited as one of the worst pain experiences people will experience, even worse than childbirth — and, because women get more migraines than men, many of them will have the, uh, opportunit…
By JR Thorpe

Des Linden Didn’t Just Win The Boston Marathon — She Reminded Me Of The REAL Reason I Run

About two weeks ago, I saw something on my Facebook newsfeed that stopped me mid-scroll: the weather report for the upcoming Monday showed a light monsoon with teeth-chattering temperatures. On any other Monday, this type of disheartening weather wou…
By Erin Kelly

This Is Why You Might Be Feeling Extra Anxious During Saturn Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde mercifully ended on April 15, but a few days later, I wondered why things still seemed astrologically out of wack. Turns out that Saturn Retrograde kicked off on April 17, and is slated to keep doing its thing until Sept. 9 of this…
By Brandi Neal