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A Guide to Minimalist Vacation Packing

Invest in smart luggage<p>The slew of new companies specializing in smart carry-on designs might make you reconsider the battered luggage you’ve been …

Tempted by a Travel Tattoo? New Study Reveals Inking Holds Health Risks

Tattoos often act as vestiges of our most spontaneous self. They represent a time when we decided to celebrate the present rather than worry about …

The One Food You Could Survive On (If You Had To)

“Eat the rainbow” is the diet advice health experts regularly quote, but what if you <i>had</i> to survive for a period of time on just one food? Is there a …

The Fittest Cities in America Aren't Ones You'd Expect

In Los Angeles and New York—America’s most wellness-fixated cities—buzzy studios and athleisure stores abound, so it’s interesting that both are …

Science Says People Born in This Month Are Most Likely to be Successful

What if I told you there’s a direct correlation between the month of your birth and how successful you’ll be throughout life? September babies are …

Lessons on Traveling Harmoniously as a Couple

Traveling with your other half can be a make or break scenario. On the one hand, the novelty and thrill of new vistas and new experiences can …

The Bizarre Health-Related Explanation For Ghost Sightings

There’s just something appealing about dabbling in fear from time to time—the spine-tingling kind as opposed to deep-in-your-gut dread.<p>Perhaps that’s …

Could Chromotherapy be the Ultimate Wellness Aid for Londoners?

To comprehend the impact of color, picture London on one of those overcast afternoons when the sun seems lethargic. The streets are muted and gloomy …

The Astrological Explanation for Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Life is not a smooth and linear progression, despite our best efforts, but there are two particular phases which seem to bring tumult on a near …

Simply Smelling Food Could Make You Gain Weight

Think back to the last time you had a cold, and how <i>blah</i> it made your favorite foods. Smell is a big part of what makes eating such a pleasurable …

Thinking of Quitting Meat? Six Veggie Converts Share Their Motivations

My parents, who have been together since they were 16, had been vegetarian for many years by the time they had me, so even when I was gestating in my …

These Smart Yoga Pants Vibrate to Refine Your Flow

Even the most basic yoga poses are surprisingly tricky to perfect. Remembering to engage the right muscles and stack specific joints at certain …

Everything Your Dermatologist Wishes You Knew About Sunscreen

In her imaginary college commencement speech, published in the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, Mary Schmich writes: “If I could offer you only one tip for the …

America's Healthiest, Happiest Cities Revealed

New Yorkers enjoy an abundance of cultural attractions, Angelenos get unblemished blue skies and sunshine, and Denverites benefit from easy access to …

Nourishing Natural Oils That Aren't Coconut

In the past few years coconut oil has become so ubiquitous it’s difficult to recall a time when it wasn’t a household staple.<p>Lauded as a ‘miracle …

How Your Season of Birth Affects Your Personality

Regardless of how you feel about astrology, even scientists now believe the date you’re born—more specifically the season—really does appear to …

Why Clean Eating Might Be a Ticking Time Bomb For Your Health

On Instagram upwards of 29,908,932 images have been posted with the hashtag #cleaneating, which goes to show just how widespread this hyper virtuous …

People With These Traits Are Happier, Healthier and More Successful

It’s clear from the thriving self-help industry that most of us are constantly seeking personal betterment, but what might improve our chances? More …

For an Instant Mood Boost, Have a Good Cry to a Sad Song

Music is a tried and tested tool for triggering catharsis—the relief of finally releasing repressed or pent-up emotions—and now researchers have …

Working Out in the Wrong Underwear Is Suffocating Your Vagina

Forget smart designs with the ability to transition from barre to bar, the latest activewear trend is all about reinventing a frequently neglected …

This Test Will Tell You How Well You're Really Aging

Everybody wants to stay youthful for as long as humanly possible, but the cosmetic signs of aging aren’t necessarily a reliable indicator of how well …

Why a Hot Bath Might Be Better for You Than a Workout

When you need to unwind and decide to go the self-care route instead of the happy hour one, there are two go-to options: A hot bath or a sweat …

Shamanic revival in the UK

A shamanic revival is under way in the UK, as practitioners and mainstream psychiatrists embrace cleansing rituals and spirit animals<p>Kaz Ghalmi, also …

How to Make Unicorn Toast, Instagram's Favorite Healthy Snack

The highly ‘gramable “unicorn toast” trend, despite its sugary pastel hues, is actually deceptively healthy. Invented by food stylist Adeline Waugh, …

If You Want to Eat Healthily Eat Alone, New Study Suggests

Breaking bad diet habits and forming new, healthier ones requires a substantial amount of will power, so a little peer pressure from well-meaning …

Japanese Service Lets You Hire Fake Friends For Instagram Photos

Perception is everything on Instagram, especially if you’re an aspiring influencer. That’s why a Japanese company called Family Romance has launched …

How To Convince Your Boss To Let You Work Remotely Abroad

A more flexible schedule is conducive to focused work<p>“In offices, people spend most of their day slacking off and wasting time because they’re forced …

Oil Pulling: The Natural Way To Whiter, Healthier Teeth?

Here’s how it works: You spoon a dollop of solid coconut oil into your mouth and wait for it to melt. Once liquidy, swish it through your teeth and …

10 Easy Health Tweaks Everybody Should Make

Eat less meat<p>Despite a resurgence of meat-heavy lifestyles, like paleo, most experts agree that a plant-based diet is better for most of us.<p>In 2015, …

The Breast Cancer Story All Women In Their 20s Should Read

When you’re in your twenties breast cancer can seem like no concern of yours. Until suddenly it is.<p><i>In November of last year, Jennifer Hodson was</i> …