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How to PARTY WITHOUT DRINKING

04/07/2022

Even though the sober curious movement is growing, many people still seem to think that non-drinkers = major bummers. “Why don’t you drink?” and “How do you even have fun?!” are tossed at you like they’re not pretty personal questions to ask someone. Going to a party sober, unfortunately, means encountering some of these sobriety snoops. But it does not mean that us teetotalers are doomed to have a bad time. So we asked addiction and wellness specialist and counselor Erica…

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10 SIMPLE THINGS THAT ARE Distracting You from Being Happy

02/07/2022

Happiness—whether we view it as an accomplishment or a state of mind, we all want to be happy people, right? Sounds simple … do things that make us smile, play music that puts us in a good mood. But we can agree it’s not always that easy, and it sometimes takes more than a five-minute dance break (which we highly encourage though) to get out of a funk and back on the happiness highway. Many factors play into our overall joy level, yet…

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Low-Carb Fruits That Are SURPRISINGLY KETO-FRIENDLY

01/07/2022

The low-carb life requires plenty of restrictions, but if you think nature’s candy is off-limits, think again. Fruit provides many essential vitamins, fiber, and cancer-fighting antioxidants, and it’s healthier than many other sweet treats. Even though fruit is known to contain sugar and carbs, it should still be a part of your daily diet to help fight off illness and boost your immune system.Some types of fruit have fewer carbs per standard serving due to their higher water content, or have…

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5 Ways to GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

28/06/2022

What goes on inside our heads, and the quality of our thoughts, affects our lives in so many ways—our moods, confidence, relationships, self-love, compassion, self-care, and much more. Learning how to get out of our heads and change our thought habits is key. To do so, we have to use certain tools for relief to eventually get rid of negative thoughts. Here are five achievable ways you can do this: 1) Take action. Break free from your cycling thoughts by: • Going for a…

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4 Ways to GENTLY WAKE UP

27/06/2022

Waking up in the morning is rarely pleasant. (Unless you’re one of those weird morning people, which—how??) The transition from sleep to awake is often jarring … a brief moment of confusion before the realization hits: it’s time, yet again, to cosplay as an adult human who has their sh*t together. Studies have shown that stress anticipation first thing in the morning can negatively affect our entire day. So to help make mornings (and the other hours we’re awake) a little easier, we’ve rounded…

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4 SELF CARE THINGS to Do On a Plane

25/06/2022

If you’ve ever felt that airport-specific, overwhelming sense of ickiness that hits when you step off the plane, this one’s for you. We gathered our favorite in-flight self-care tips that help combat the causes of said icky feeling, like being forced to look at someone’s bare feet because they decided that an airplane is an OK place to remove both shoes and socks, or dried-out skin from the recycled air. Plus, we’ve added the products we never travel without. 1. Chill out Pack…

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Why You Should Try a SOUND BATH

21/06/2022

There’s a reason it’s called a bath. Sound baths are a way to totally and completely immerse yourself in the warm, refreshing, soothing sounds lovingly played at the hands of an experienced singing bowl “performer,” for lack of a better word. But it’s not really a performance. We’re not meant to watch the creator of these sounds in awe and cheer at the end—it’s for finding a place of meditative space in our minds. Renee Harris, a yoga instructor and meditation…

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making Trying to Tone Your Upper Arms

18/06/2022

Strong, sculpted arms are something many people aspire to have – whether that’s for extra strength or just for anyone who just wants limbs to rival Jennifer Aniston. But how do you actually tone them? In your crusade to sculpting your arms, you might be falling foul of some simple mistakes that may end up hindering your progress. Matt Harras, Head of Programming at Virgin Active, talks us through some of the most common arm toning errors he sees.   1. Doubling down on…

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When to Take a Rest Day

17/06/2022

Oh, rest days. So coveted in the week when pushing through your 7am workout feels like climbing Everest, but then when they roll around… well, meh. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself. Should you stretch away the stiffness of the week’s workouts (spoiler: yes) or go for a light walk (yes, again) or should you sink into a hot bath and watch Netflix on your precariously balanced phone (for the third and final time, yes). But why must you…

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DIGESTIVE HACKS to Make Things Easier on Your Gut

17/06/2022

Gut troubles are so prevalent these days that there are literally memes about them: “Hot girls have IBS.” OK, confirmed—we’re all hot girls. Now, how do we get rid of that IBS? It all comes down to putting your gut health first. If digestive issues—whether that’s constipation or the total opposite—are controlling your life and dominating your thoughts and worries, it’s worth it to implement easy, energizing, and refreshing rituals into your daily routine. Here are some of our favorites.   Lemon or ACV…

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