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Dec 17

Craft Your Way to Calm: How Pottery and Painting Are Helping People Relieve Stress

It has been a year, so if you find yourself looking for new ways to relax, you’re not alone. Crafting has become a new form of stress relief for many people looking for a way to soothe their anxious souls. While crafting itself is nothing new, it’s use as a therapeutic activity is on the rise. Like adult coloring books before them, pottery, crochet and painting have become new go-tos for stressed out folks looking for new ways to wind down.

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Nov 17

This Holiday Weekend: Perhaps The Most Important Thing You'll Do This Year

Hopefully your belly is full, and perhaps the dishwasher is too, loaded with dirty plates and cups —all the markers of a good Thanksgiving holiday and leftovers. You might be a little tired today too, especially if you’re hosting a bunch of guests, cooking a huge meal, or driving a long distance to spend the day with friends and family. In the wake of so much activity, I’m here to remind you not to forget this one small, yet also big, thing.

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Nov 17

Household Tricks: How To Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier

When the air in your home is being heated during the cold winter months, it can get pretty dry and uncomfortable. Humidifiers are great for keeping the air in your home healthy, but there are other things you can do to help add humidity when the air’s drying out your skin, furniture, and woodwork.

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Nov 17

SoulCycle Just Opened a One-of-a-Kind Studio in Manhattan

I’ve known about SoulCycle for quite some time, but until last week never understood why riders were so passionate about its spin classes. Don’t get me wrong, I love working out. I’ve been living the Elle Woods “endorphins make you happy” mentality for years. I’m an Equinox enthusiast — so much so that I’ve subsidized my last two months of membership dues on referral credits from friends I’ve convinced to join. So when I had the opportunity to try a class at SoulCycle’s newest New York City location, I knew this would be my chance to really find out. This location isn’t just an average studio though; there is a unique aspect to it — one that involves design. And hello, fitness + design = the perfect combination.

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Nov 17

The Best Light Therapy Lamps for Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

A lot of us start to feel the blues this time of year as daylight becomes shorter and ends earlier in the day. The decrease in sunlight impacts people in different ways and some develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — a type of depression that’s largely a result of lack of sunlight. According to the American Psychological Association, SAD comes with many of the same symptoms as depression: fatigue, lack of interest, sleep difficulty (or, on the other hand, excessive sleeping), and feelings of hopelessness and despair.

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Oct 17

Best Water Bottles: From Metal to Plastic to Glass — Annual Guide 2017

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It’s never too late (or too early) to make a resolution to drink more water. And if you’re going through your checklist of everyday essentials and you’re coming up short with a reusable bottle you can take with you on the go, now’s the time to invest in one. Here are 10 of our favorite reusable water bottles right now.

Newly Updated: 9.7.2017

With new additions: The Memobottle, the new Rose Gold Swell, and our first water bottle with its own app, the Hidrate Spark.

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Aug 17

The 5/15 Rule Will Keep You Healthier at Work

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We’ve all read the studies—sitting all day, especially when combined with minimal exercise, can take a serious toll on your health. According to HuffPost, for example, long periods of sitting have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and anxiety.

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Aug 17

5 Fast Facts on Etiquette to Boost Your Bike Share Confidence

There’s pretty much a different, dominant bike share system in every metro area in America (Citi Bike in New York, GoBike in San Francisco, Metro in L.A., B-Cycle in Austin, Relay in Atlanta, Hubway in Boston, Divvy in Chicago, Capital Bikeshare in Washington D.C., Indego in Philly—the list goes on and on, and FYI many of these are identical imprints owned by the same top-level companies). So I promise, you’re not the only one who’s passed by a bike share rack and thought to yourself, “that would be totally convenient right now,” followed immediately by, “I have no idea what I’m doing.”

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