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The FDA Made a Big Mistake With Natural Cycles

The FDA Made a Big Mistake With Natural Cycles

The FDA slapped a seal of approval on birth control app Natural Cycles this week, meaning the app can market itself as a valid contraceptive. Natural Cycles allows women to track their body temperature using a basal thermometer, plug their information into the app, and then get insights as to which days they’re more likely to get pregnant, using a color system in which green means “you’re good to go,” and red means, “use a condom, you’re quite fertile.”This method is called fertility awarene ...
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Beach Hair, Without the Beach

Some people collect seashells, some collect matches, I collect surf spray. Somewhere in the turbulence of my twenties, I threw in the towel on high maintenance hair care and opted instead for messy, undone beach waves. I wanted carefree, surfer-girl hair, and I also wanted to be as lazy as possible to achieve it. That means no heat, minimal styling, and an unspoken rule that I will frequently hit the hay with wet hair. Sometimes it works in my favor, and sometimes it calls for a ponytail, but yo
That End-of-Summer Glow, Without the Damage

That End-of-Summer Glow, Without the Damage

There are some things in life that are just so damn appealing, despite common sense and substantial research, the allure is too good to resist. That good for nothing ex-boyfriend, the chocolate croissant baiting you before a beach vacation, a naughty cigarette. Tempting, but won’t do your body - or mind - any good. Most of us run a Charlie-Brown-esque blah-blah-put-sunscreen-on tape in the background while relishing in the mischievous adventure of a summer tan. We know it’s bad, but damn it look ...
Retrograde Remedies

Retrograde Remedies

Feeling stressed? It's not just you... blame it on Mercury Retrograde! While we don't advise taking any risks, we do suggest investing in skincare that will cleanse and regenerate. Shop the edit below for lotions and potions that will calm your aura this season.
Survival Tips: Mercury in Retrograde

Survival Tips: Mercury in Retrograde

It’s not your fault, it’s mercury in retrograde.  Is anyone else out there counting down the days left in Mercury’s retrograde? Not sure about you, but I am tired of sleepless nights and constantly miscommunicating with everyone around me. Whether it’s laying in bed, staring at the ceiling for 90 minutes after popping a melatonin or waking up at four in the morning “just because,” my body is sick of retrograde. I am sick of retrograde. Over the past two weeks, I can’t tell you how many ...
Spend the Rest of Your Summer Ticking off This Wellness Bucket List

Spend the Rest of Your Summer Ticking off This Wellness Bucket List

Summer’s end is in sight, and though we’re all excited to kiss the hulking humidity goodbye in exchange for the more tolerable fall chill, there’s something nostalgic about the last weeks of August. It’s that end-of-summer-camp feeling; leaving something you’ve waited for in exchange for that “back to school,” end to Summer Fridays, long nights, and beach weekends.Before you start packing up that camp bag and filling your closet with fall trenches, keep in mind that though you can count down ...
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Power Pairing: Wine + Masks

Caught in a mid-week slump? Going out is overrated. Wine and masks go together like wine and, well, anything. Stay in, slather up, and let us be the retox to your detox.
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Love Letter: the Lord Jones CBD Products That Chilled Me Out

My commute has never been the same, thanks to CBD brand Lord Jones.  I live in New York City, a sometimes stressful place. A place where my morning commute isn't complete unless I'm drenched in sweat by the time I arrive to the office. Mass transit in the summertime: it's great, minus everything. That's why I started riding my bike to work. It's an amazing workout, except when I'm dodging cars like bullets, and still end up covered in sweat.But, hey, that's "city life" I suppose! S ...
Forget Leg Day, this Face Gym Just Delivered Instant Gratification 5

Forget Leg Day, This Face Gym Just Delivered Instant Gratification

I’m a type A, 30-something, city-dwelling stress magnet. I like to think that I thrive on the pulse of the city, but in reality, I’m someone who holds onto stress more than others. Therefore, I practice not-so-radical ‘self-care’; leaping hoops and bounds, racing from yoga to another wellness activity, fueling my financial stress with reiki, massages, acupuncture, meditation studios, facials, boxing and the like.My telltale sign of stress is in my crocodile jaw. I’ve ground through a $400 ni ...
Bougie Baby: The Glorious World of Christophe Robin

Bougie Baby: The Glorious World of Christophe Robin

A quick survey from fellow blondies or any hair connoisseur and Christophe Robin’s name will inevitably crop up. Robin has been in the hair biz since the late 80s and earned a name for himself coloring supermodels like Stephanie Seymour, Elle Macpherson, and Claudia Schiffer.