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5 Reasons All Feminists Should Try Witchcraft
Wellness

5 Reasons All Feminists Should Try Witchcraft

It's Thursday night, and I've just arrived at my second event for the evening: the launch of a new health- and tech-focused mattress brand. After the publicist excitedly spells out the features of the mattress (Wi-Fi-enabled, impressive), she takes me to try a "sleep cocktail" and then to have my palm read.

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Why Being Jealous of Your Friends Might Actually Be a Good Thing

In the age of social media, few of us are immune to feelings of jealousy. A five-minute Instagram scroll will give you a glimpse into your colleague's perfect beach vacation as you slave away at your desk, your college roommate's wedding plans (you're still single and swiping on Tinder regularly, by the way), and your childhood best friend's foray into entrepreneurship, which seems to be going better than even she could have imagined.
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From INFJ to ESTP: The Best Workout for Your Myers-Briggs Personality

Urban Outfitters Finding a workout plan you can actually stick to is the million-dollar challenge. Your friends tell you they're obsessed with cycling or hiking or rowing, so you try it. But after two weeks, you're back to your sedentary lifestyle. What gives? Before you blame yourself, consider this: It might have something to do with your personality.
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Lo Bosworth's New Fiber Supplement Cured My Chronic Bloating

I've always been somewhat weary of fiber supplements, probably because when I think of them, a handful of gross-tasting powders that work way too aggressively come to mind. That said, though, I also used to be skeptical about feminine hygiene products-until I tried the pH Balancing Cleanser and Perfect Condition Vitamins from Love Wellness, a feminine health and wellness line founded by Lo Bosworth of Laguna Beach fame.
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I Had a UTI for Years-Here's Why My Doctor Didn't Find It

A few months ago, I found myself at the gynecologist's office with a maddening, exhausting complaint. I knew that something was wrong, I told the receptionist when I made the appointment-but I didn't know what, and I couldn't say how long I'd felt that way. It wasn't like I was in excruciating pain; I just felt slightly off .
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8 DIY Teeth-Whitening Hacks That Actually Work

We're all in pursuit of that brighter, whiter smile. Unfortunately, things like red wine, ourВ coffee addiction, or, even more surprising, things like antibiotics and berriesВ are keeping us from maintaining those pearly whites. If you're looking to brighten your smileВ but you also want to steer clear of the chemicals in solutions from the store and don't want to blow your bank account with a professional teeth whitening appointment, there are a handful of at-home remedies that are proven to work.
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This Is Exactly How TMJ Affects the Shape of Your Jaw

Over the last few months, every time I'd lie down on an esthetician's table, they'd bring up TMJ. More specifically, that I had it and needed to start doing something about it. Without wanting to seem uninformed, I would nod, tell them "I know, I really should," and try my best to change the subject.
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Should You Get a Flu Shot? We Settle the Debate

Stocksy This year's flu virus is the worst strain in eight years, according to Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. There have been 53 pediatric flu-related deaths (among several other undocumented instances) since October, and the virus spans 48 states and Puerto Rico (Oregon and Hawaii have low activity levels).
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Drinking Rose Nectar Is a Thing-And It Can Work Wonders on Your Health

For centuries, people have used roses for various beauty and health benefits. In fact, essential oil extracting from Rosa Damascena flowers started in 7th century A.D and Cleopatra reportedly used rose oil as fragrance. Since then, popular beauty products including facial sprays, toning lotions, gel masks, and face serums, cite rose (water, extract, and oil) as one of their hero ingredients.
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8 Yoga Poses That Help Alleviate Back Pain

Claire GrieveВ is a highly sought-after international yoga specialist, stretch therapist, plant-based health coach, and wellness writer. She underwent extensive yoga training with some of the world's top yogis and has dedicated almost a decade to teaching and making yoga enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
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I Saw Hollywood's Most Popular Dentist and Got So Many Whitening Tips

Taylor Hill / Getty I'll be straight with you-I've always had pretty white teeth. Personally, I blame it on genetics (my dad has freakishly white teeth) and an undying commitment to my go-to whitening toothpaste and coconut-infused mouth rinse. Recently, however, I'd noticed a tad more yellow than I was used to, so when I was offered an appointment with celebrity cosmetic dentist Kevin B.
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5 Cool Beauty Brands That Give Back to Mental Health Causes

Since 1994, May has served as Mental Health Awareness Month, a tradition started in the U.S. over 60 years ago by theВ Mental Health AmericaВ organization. Of course, educating ourselves about mental health is important year-round, but October gives both individuals and different companies across the marketplace a chance to help raise awareness and support for research and destigmatization of conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.
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A Celebrity Nutritionist Says This Drink Is Messing With Your Hormones

The Chriselle Factor There's a lot of talk about keeping your hormones in balanceВ and being wary of theВ common culprits that throw your hormones out of whack, and yet so much about hormones remains a mystery. We know they can be the cause of so many of our ills-breakouts, mood swings, and random cravings-but when they're in balance, hormones are to thank for keeping our bodies properly functioning.
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9 Doctor-Approved Home Remedies for Heartburn That Work Wonders

Stocksy What do chocolate, pizza, and pasta al pomodoro have in common (other than they're delicious)? They can cause heartburn. Are you groaning? Because we certainly are. “Normally, when a person eats or drinks, food and beverage flow down, and the lower part of the esophagus relaxes to allow the passage of the food and beverage into the stomach, then closes back,” explains Maya Feller.
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6 Indulgent Snacks You Won't Believe Are Sugar-Free

If you've got a sweet tooth, depriving yourself is only going to make things worse. It means that when you do cave and tuck into a box of Cadbury's finest fare, you won't stop at one. Pack that is. We're not judging; we speak from experience. But we digress. What we have found whilst trying to navigate our way through the supermarket treat isle is how to indulge without going wild on the white stuff.
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Frugal But Fit: How to Get Healthy on a Budget

Jojo Javanovic / Stocksy You know how some of us promised to get fit in January? Well, if you're anything like me, you've edited that notion to "I'm going to get fit for summer." The trouble is that the wellness industry is big business, and a lot of the products out there-from supplements and shakes to sleek kits and classes-promise the world while coming with a hefty price tag.
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Who Knew? How Drinking Water Can Make You Bloated

Drinking water is a beauty tip that pretty much every celebrity on the planet swears by. Our bodies are 60% water, so keeping the supply topped up is good for us. When we're hydrated, our bodies work optimally: Our metabolism stays revved up (meaning heightened calorie burn), our skin looks plump and juicy, and we feel energized.
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