A few years ago, I started experimenting with semi-permanent hair color, switching up the color on my fading ombre strands every couple of months. I was initially looking for something that was low-commitment (i.e. faded within a few weeks), cruelty-free (aka doesn’t test on animals) and without a ton of harsh chemicals since I would … Continue Reading

If you’re like us, you crave winter soup all season. When you’re feeling frigid and short on time, the last thing you want is to wait for your slow cooker to produce the results you want. But if you make this winter soup recipe from Serious Eats, you won’t have to wait long at all. In … Continue Reading

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tone and strengthen your entire body with just one piece of workout equipment? Enter: the medicine ball. A medicine ball might seem unnecessarily bulky and heavy, but we promise, it can be your solution to too many fitness accessories. A medicine ball is easy to handle, and you … Continue Reading

Though some people thrive off of tight deadlines and last-minute efforts, procrastination can add immense stress to your life. Around 95 percent of people admit to procrastinating, and around 20 percent of people say they do it all the time. But studies show that procrastination can negatively affect your money, jobs, relationships, and even your health. … Continue Reading

(Some) dark chocolate should no longer be deemed a guilty pleasure. Studies over the last decade have shown that the cocoa bean used to make chocolate contains a surprising phytonutrient called flavanols that promote healthy blood flow, skin, cognitive function and mood. No other food actually compares to the flavanol content in cocoa. Cocoa – … Continue Reading

It’s vacation season, which means it’s time to ditch the snow for the sun and fill your Instagram grid with ocean sunsets, piña colada, ocean selfies, and… wait, is that a pimple? Not on my grid! Unfortunately, there are multiple reasons we tend to break out while traveling. Travel anxiety, changes in temperature and humidity … Continue Reading

We can never have too much avocado toast. It may have started out as a trend, but this protein-packed, good-for-any-meal dish isn’t going anywhere any time soon. We say this with one caveat, though: sometimes it’s nice to have a different kind of avocado toast. Lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt is classic and … Continue Reading

If you’re suspicious of lingering fumes at your weekly manicure, you’re not alone: recent reports have tied continued exposure to certain nail salon products to some pretty serious diseases. But there is hope for your mani/pedi habit: not all nail polish is hazardous. In fact, you can find tons of gorgeous, non-toxic nail polish brands … Continue Reading

You already know the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day, especially while sweating it out at the gym. A huge part of that is making sure your water bottles are on par with your workout regimen – and definitely leak-free. Keep reading to learn more about the options that might be a better fit for … Continue Reading

Boxing has quickly become one of the most popular workouts for all body types due to its many fitness benefits. The high intensity workout incinerates calories and stress. Boxing also incorporates all muscle groups for a total body workout. Depending on your weight, boxing can burn up to 700 calories in an hour, making it one of the best exercises … Continue Reading