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5-Move Kettlebell Workout for the Uncoordinated

 If someone told you that you could work your entire body efficiently and effectively, and that it would actually be fun, you’d jump at the chance, right? Well, all you need is a kettlebell—the free weight alternative that’s made of cast iron and looks sort of like a cylindrical purse (or, some say, a […]

How to Derail a Panic Attack

For anyone who has suffered a panic attack, you know that while the episode may only last a few moments, it can feel like an eternity. No matter what triggered you, whether it was bumping into an ex at a party or feeling overwhelmed in a crowd at a concert, the overwhelming feeling of shortness […]

3 Ways to Use Vinegar for Laundry

If you’re looking to pre-treat stains, soften clothes or banish odors from dirty clothes but want to avoid harsh chemicals, then vinegar may be your new best friend. Using Vinegar for Laundry Vinegar serves as an alternative to harsh laundry chemicals like bleach. But why? White vinegar is comprised of about 5 percent acetic acid […]

5-Step Minimalist Makeup Routine

 Need a minimal, quick, out-the-door makeup look? I’ve got just the routine for you. All of these products are either from a cruelty-free makeup brand or 100 percent vegan. This routine is really simple and easy to do and will have you looking great in no time. I love doing a routine like this […]

3 Foods That Can Boost Your Skin’s Natural Sun Protection

Anyone who is 100 percent done with the cold grip of winter will be happy to know that summer is just around the corner. Whether you are looking forward to longer days, afternoons spent unwinding on a sandy shore, or a chance to go on vacation with the people you love, summer has a way […]

How to Practice Meditation for Contentment

In our increasingly busy and stressful lives, it’s all too easy to get wrapped up in the things we don’t have, as opposed to what we do. Not getting enough likes on an Instagram post (especially when that granola breakfast you prepared looked so yummy!) or getting overlooked for a raise at work can send […]

Mindfulness Steps to Take in the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

Your alarm has gone off and after a few bleary-eyed moments of coming to, you start to realize everything you have ahead of you that day. You have a big meeting at work that you have to present for, but what if the subway is delayed again and you arrive frazzled and late? Your kids […]

Crispy, Baked Sweet-Potato Wedges

Get all the crispy deliciousness of sweet potato fries without the deep frier! This recipe will get you thick, lightly crisped, oven-baked sweet potato wedges that make the perfect snack or side dish. Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled (or unpeeled, if you like skin) and cut into wedges 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil 1 […]

3 Reasons You Should Eat More Peanut Butter

Peanut butter sometimes gets a bad rap from consumers who think it will pack on fat and calories. But the truth is that natural peanut butter—made without hydrogenated oils and added sugars—is a beneficial addition to any diet. What to Look for in Peanut Butter “Keep in mind that not all peanut butter products are […]

It’s Time to Get Rid of These 7 Things in Your Kitchen

Homes are run out of the kitchen. Unfortunately, because they’re high-use, high-traffic zones, kitchens accumulate clutter fast. A messy kitchen sucks the fun out of cooking and makes entertaining guests stressful. “Kitchen clutter can be broken down into two broad categories: countertop clutter and cabinet (or hidden) clutter,” explains Brianna Berner, a professional organizer and […]

6 Surprising Essential Oil Uses at Home

Simply put, essential oils are extracts from plants. They can come from the plants’ petals, stems, barks, seeds, trunks and roots. They contain specific chemical components that work together to create therapeutic benefits. You’re probably most familiar with using essential oils for aromatherapy purposes—spa treatments, relaxing massages, helping to clear your congestion when you have […]

Are Drinking Vinegars the Next Kombucha? What You Need to Know

When you’re looking for a bit of refreshment on a hot day, you might not immediately think about tossing back a cup of vinegar. Yeah, it sounds a bit weird at first. Still, drinking vinegars seem to be the newest obsession among people who want to revitalize their bodies. While drinking this pungent liquid is […]

Healthy Tomato Carrot Juice Recipe

Fresh juice recipes are delicious and may contain healthy flavoring ingredients. That’s the case of a popular veggie/fruit healthy combo: tomato carrot juice. Tomato juice provides a ton of phytonutrients, as this “fruit” contains high amounts of beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and potassium. Known to boost the immune system, tomato juice can […]

This Ultra-Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo Could Be the Cure for Dry, Winter Hair

Healthy hair can totally transform how you feel each day. When your locks look the way you want in the morning, you’ll feel more confident to face whatever challenges await. The winter tends to dry out hair follicles, making it more difficult to give your hair the style you desire. To counteract the damage the […]

3 Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out When You’re Not Feeling It

No matter how dedicated you are to your personal fitness goals, there will be times when you can’t even. Working out is an admirable goal, but you never know when the pressures and responsibilities from your daily routine might get in the way of you hitting the gym. Drumming up the motivation to engage in […]