Wellness

3 Ways Breast Cancer Is Different When You're Younger Than When You're Older, According To An OBGYN

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, according to the nonprofit Breastcancer.org. While fewer than 5…
By Lauren Dana

9 Things To Do For Self-Care If You’re Stuck At Home With The Flu

Flu season is here, and while you're taking steps to prevent the flu — like getting your flu shot, encouraging your sick coworkers to stay home, and practicing good hygiene — it never hurts to keep a list of self-care activities for when you have…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

3 Women Share How Their Mastectomies Changed Their Relationships With Their Bodies

Every year, over 250,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Breast cancer can be treated with different therapies, including chemotherapy or radiation, but one common course of treatment…
By JR Thorpe

9 Ways To Start Feeling At Home In A New City

Moving to a new town is a pretty big deal, and one that includes many steps and phases of adjustment. Obviously there's the whole packing and unpacking phase, which often seems like it takes forever. But more importantly, is the act of trying to…
By Carolyn Steber

Jonathan Van Ness Says This Is How He Unwinds — And It's Not How You'd Expect

Since its release in February, Queer Eye has been redefining what it means to take care of yourself. As five guiding lights reminding us that self-love and self-appreciation are the key to our happiness, the Queer Eye guys have re-opened the…
By Kristin Magaldi

7 Little-Known Symptoms Of Thyroid Issues To Look Out For

Most people know that if they have a thyroid issue, it could mess with aspects of their health like their energy levels. But there are also some other side effects of thyroid issues, and they might come as more of a surprise to you. Because your…
By Carina Wolff

7 Ways To Tell If You’re More Likely To Get The Flu

No one enjoys being sick, especially with something as debilitating as the flu. If you're someone who gets sick often, you may be worried that you have a greater chance of catching a virus. To determine how at risk you are, you'll want to watch out…
By Carina Wolff

This Is The Most Googled Health Issue In The U.S.

You've probably turned to the internet at some point to figure out if rour health symptoms warrant a visit to the doctor. Do I have a cold or allergies? Do I have food poisoning? Or maybe you've asked the infamous, “What causes green poop?” But it…
By Mika Doyle

6 Things Eating With Your Hands Can Say About Your Personality, According To Experts

Throughout the United States and other western cultures, it's not incredibly common for people to eat with their hands. We usually dive into breakfast, lunch, and dinner with forks and spoons blazing, all in the name of maintaining our…
By Carolyn Steber

The 7 Most Common Tattoos Women Get Removed, According To Laser Surgeons

Getting a tattoo removed, because of the time, cost, and discomfort, can feel like an even more major decision than getting a tattoo in the first place. So if you're looking into getting a new tattoo, or curious about whether it will stand the test…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Women’s Health Misconceptions OB/GYNs Hear The Most

Bodies are complicated, and if we just rely on chats with our friends or what we see on the internet, we're inevitably going to get it wrong sometimes. There are a number of health myths that OB/GYNs hear the most, and although some are harmless,…
By Carina Wolff

8 "Gross" Things Your Body Does In The Morning That Actually Mean You’re Healthy

Waking up in the morning is a pretty private thing, sometimes done around another person, but generally a space for you and your body to get back on track, even if that means doing some "gross" stuff for a little bit. It turns out, though, that the…
By Eva Taylor Grant

6 Little-Known Allergy Symptoms To Look Out For

When most of us think about allergies, we pictured a red and stuffy nose, watery eyes, and a scratchy throat, but allergies can also appear in other forms. There are a number of lesser-known allergy symptoms that go beyond just a runny nose, or…
By Carina Wolff

7 Products That Can Help You Stay Off Your Phone

Whether to avoid burnout, disconnect from work responsibilities at night, or just to ensure you have more “me” time, unplugging from your phone every once and a while is an important form of self-care. There’s no denying that phones have made life…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

11 Simple Hacks For Making Your Week More Than Just A Monotonous Routine

If your whole life revolves around getting up, going to work, coming home, and repeating it all over again the next day — as it does for so many people — it may be time to interrupt that pattern by making an effort to create a more meaningful…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Health Issues That May Be Causing Your Constant Fatigue

Getting enough sleep at night is important, but just as getting too little sleep can be detrimental to your health, so can getting too much sleep. If you've found that you're sleeping beyond what is considered normal hours, or you find that you're…
By Carina Wolff

7 Ways To Sync Your Life With Your Natural Circadian Rhythm

Our bodies have a natural clock that operates in accordance with darkness and light, and many of our bodily functions fluctuate according to this schedule. However, some of our modern ways of living don't match up with this natural clock, which can…
By Carina Wolff

Meghan Markle’s Meditation Routine Is Seriously Chill (And You Can Do It, Too)

Meditation is a simple yet powerful mental training tool, and it’s accessible to anyone who's open to its stress-relieving and mind-centering abilities. No matter what your personal preferences may be, there’s a meditation technique for pretty much…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

These 9 Breathtaking Places Need To Be On Your Hiking Bucket List

If you're just getting into hiking, you probably have big dreams about getting your boots muddy in some pretty exotic places. Once you get hooked on the rush of reaching the summit of a trail, you can't think of anything other than what trail you…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

7 Unexpected Habits You Learned Early In Life That Can Trigger Anxiety

We all experience anxiety for different reasons, but you're likely paying attention to what is causing you to feel uneasy in the present moment rather than things from the past. However, some early learned behaviors can actually play a role in how…
By Carina Wolff