Lately, it seems like everyone is adding magnesium to their wellness routines—and for good reason. The mineral supports everything from our nerves and sleep to our digestion and muscle health—but with so many types of supplements out there, finding the right fit for your needs can be tough. This guide will help you sift through the clutter.
PSA: Fit-fluencer and registered dietitian are not synonymous.
Duh, you know this, right? Well, that doesn't stop un-credentialed Instagrammers from constantly stepping outside their lane of authority—offering nutrition and fitness advice and coaching to their followers—turning Instagram into a hotbed of misinformation that you may subconsciously take as fact, or at least take into consideration.
I recently identified my top party foul, and it’s a doozy: While chatting with an acquaintance at a social event, he began flailing his hands and jamming his fingers like two scissors trying to slice each other down the middle. As he performed this epically violent charade, he turned to me and the woman next to me with an asymmetrical haircut who he assumed to be my partner and asked, “So do you two, like, scissor?” Yikes.
Orgasmic meditation (or “OM” as its loving, loyal community members call it) is a unique wellness practice that combines mindfulness, touching, and pleasure. For the uninitiated, it’s a partnered experience of stroking around the clitoris for 15 minutes, with only one goal: let go and feel.
I wondered whether there was any truth to the notion that two alphas are too many, and a healthy relationship requires the oppositional pull of both an alpha and a beta.
You may have heard of a little something called the "posterior chain." It's one of those phrases trainers love to toss around—along with "engage your core" and "just 10 more seconds." But what exactly is the posterior chain and why do trainers and coaches keep waxing poetic about it like it's the best thing since coconut oil or black leggings?
Run faster. Go for longer. Take it on the trail. Do hills. Try a fartlek. Add in sprints. There's no limit to the ways you can spice up a run—but have you ever tried running in a weighted vest?
Sometimes, you are what you sleep in.
Tart cherry, goji berries, and acai have been trending for years—but according to wellness gurus (and our Instagram feeds), there’s a new ‘it’ supplement with antioxidant superpowers in town: noni juice. Here, everything you need to know about the buzzy superfruit.
After a taking a dating sabbatical, I recently re-entered the scene. My phone now has a whole folder of dating apps, and I’ve been sliding into DMs “Yo Gotti”-style. I’ve had some interesting experiences that’ll surely make for hilarious stories, and I’ve met some serious babes. But as a queer woman playing the field, it seems that from the outside looking in, the most interesting aspect of my romantic pursuits is their gender identification.
Since Greg Glassman and his then-wife Lauren Jenai founded the sport in 2000, CrossFit has shown that glitz and gadgets aren't necessary to reap some serious health and fitness benefits. (With some 250,000 women who competed in the CrossFit Open last year, plus the everyday badasses at boxes across the globe, it's fair to say many of you already know that.)
One day, I was a single, kissing virgin high-schooler, and the next I was making out with the captain of the girls’ field hockey team. Then in college, I dated a stream of folks who resembled either Keira Knightley in Bend It Like Beckham or Alana Austin from Motocrossed (they’re straight-up queer icons—I swear). But after graduating, I moved to New York, and I never officially came out.
If there’s anything better than enjoying pristinely white sneakers, a perfectly ripe avocado, or pajamas that are just-got-out-of-the-dryer warm, it’s gotta be receiving an expertly crafted NSFW message from someone you’d like to, have been, or plan to take to bed.
Sexts hold the power to take me from zero to hero in a split second (read: aroused hero).
For anyone who’s gone out for a drink and had a few too many, you probably know firsthand the not-so-happy side effects of alcohol.
In addition to the headaches, nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound that often accompany a hangover, there are the bowel movements.