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Six Hangover Cures from around the World

10/08/2022

Hangovers do not discriminate. If you’ve made it to adulthood, chances are you’ve probably had one—especially at this time of year, when the holiday parties go into overdrive and those sparkling flutes of champagne and stockpots of mulled wine are plentiful. Deep down (and maybe not even that deep down), we all know that the copious amounts of alcohol consumed in December—usually accompanied by a few salty canapés and little else—wreak havoc on our systems. (By the way, if the…

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Simple Ways to PRIORITIZE SELF-CARE

10/08/2022

We too easily get caught up in the everyday hustle and can forget that we need to pause and take time to be good to ourselves. This can be anything from giving longer hugs to waking up 20 minutes earlier, whatever floats your self-care boat and helps to boost your mood for the better. Below, we’re sharing 15 ways you can prioritize your self-care without spending a fortune. Let the good vibes roll, and let us know which resonated with you the most and how you…

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6 Common Toxic Chemicals—and How to Avoid Them

09/08/2022

You’re exposed to hormone-disrupting chemicals every day, just about everywhere. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can interfere with the normal function of our delicate hormone system and play endless tricks on our body. These chemicals can increase the production of certain hormones and decrease the production of others. Some endocrine disruptors imitate hormones or turn one hormone into another and interfere with their signaling. Studies have linked these chemicals to cancer, lowered sperm count, lowered IQ, thyroid disease, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Given that our hormones are…

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Mindfulness Exercises if MEDITATING ISN’T YOUR THING

09/08/2022

The point of meditation is to surrender and to relinquish control, says Tamarin Oblowitz, M.A. Clinical Psych, spiritual and holistic therapist, and founder of EmpowHER Healing. Raise your hand if the thought of relinquishing control sounds terrifying. For those of us who aren’t big fans of meditation, it’s OK—there are other mindfulness modalities we can try that offer similar benefits (think: decreased anxiety, increased self-awareness, more creativity). Below, Tamarin shares three mindfulness exercises to try if you’re not a fan of meditation. 1. A grounding exercise “Sit upright…

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Daily Habits for Healthy Blood Sugar

08/08/2022

A quick bio lesson: Your body needs energy to maintain normal function. You get that energy from food, which your body breaks down into smaller parts and can either absorb and use or excrete. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose, a simple sugar that’s your body’s primary source of fuel. Glucose travels through the body in your bloodstream, and it’s taken up by cells—in the muscles, the brain, nearly everywhere—to be converted into energy that…

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Hacks to Reduce TIGHT MUSCLES ON YOUR OWN

05/08/2022

Of course, it’d be the ultimate dream to get a weekly massage. A standing, non-negotiable appointment to have your entire body released of tension, stress, and tightness sounds like incredible luxury … because it is. It’s not feasible time-wise, or accessible finance-wise for most people, especially those of us with a lot of tension. But fear not. We can still release tight muscles in the comfort of our own homes using tricks and tools meant for our bodies, and some meant…

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Can You Change the SMELL OF YOUR BO?

04/08/2022

Anyone who has ever woken up to armpits that randomly smell like an old Subway sandwich, and/or Googled “can you change the smell of your BO?”, welcome! Today, fellow smelly people, we’re investigating the common causes of BO, and what to do about them. To sniff out the answers, we turned to Ruvini Wijetilaka, MD, of Parsley Health. “First, just some background info about sweat glands,” Dr. Wijetilaka says. “There are two major types: apocrine glands and eccrine glands.” Most of our…

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HIIT Workout for a PILATES BUTT

03/08/2022

Ass(king) for a friend over here: how can I tone my butt at home? We’ve got you with this workout, as it combines two of our favorite things: Pilates and booty workouts. In the video below, Bridget O’Carroll, founder of Studio Qila, the first Indigenous-owned digital fitness studio, leads us through a short and effective HIIT butt workout using sliders or socks. It’s a blend of bilateral (both sides) and unilateral (one side at a time) moves, with the option to modify to just bodyweight. THE…

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Can drinking green tea actually raise your metabolism?

02/08/2022

Hailed for millennia for its health-boosting properties, drinking green tea for weight loss is one of those long-standing health food claims that rears its head every few years. According to legend, the brew was first discovered by the mythological Emperor Shennong in China in 2737 BC. Today, it’s a firm favourite of the Hollywood elite. Jennifer Lopez has it before performances, Gwyneth Paltrow has said she won’t leave the house without a cup, and Jennifer Aniston drinks it throughout the day. Surprisingly…

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HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING About Your Crush

02/08/2022

Whether it’s a dating scenario like today’s reader submission or a conversation you can’t get off your brain—some situations call for reinforcement (like the 10 suggestions I’m sharing below) to really clear your mind and think about literally anything else besides what’s consuming your headspace due to a case of obsessive thinking. “How can I stop my mind from obsessively overthinking about whether my crush is going to text/call me back?” Overthinking causes us to spend too much time on the same…

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