Annakeara Stinson

Annakeara is a writer and all around barrel of laughs based in Brooklyn. She is currently getting her MFA in Fiction at The New School. You can follow her on Twitter @totalhellness.

You Probably Had No Idea These Delicious Foods Can Secretly Prevent Bad Breath

Maintaining good, or at least neutral-smelling breath, is kind of #constantlifegoals. And it's no secret that there are some foods that make your breath a little smellier than others — like, you know, you might not want to eat garlic knots or drink b…
By Annakeara Stinson

This New Law Would Make Your Workout Routine Way More Affordable & I'm So Here For It

If you feel like you spend way too much money on fitness and wellness, you aren't alone. Millennials in particular are known for shelling out the big bucks in the name of staying active, and while it's a worthwhile investment, it sure doesn't come ch…
By Annakeara Stinson

Snake Massage Therapy Is A Real Thing & I Am Not Relaxed At All, You Guys

In the world of wellness, there are some seriously unusual, and even mildly frightening practices out there, and there always have been. I mean, take your pick, really: From micro-needling to that pedicure where the little fish eat away your dead ski…
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Fitness Trainers Reveal Just How Bad Crunches Are For Your Back & What You Can Do Instead

Ugh, crunches. Next to burpees, I'd say crunches are probably the exercise that most make me want to take a nap whenever an instructor suggests we do them in a workout class. And on top of being physically challenging and uncomfortable, I've always w…
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Social Media Affects Your Ability To Focus More Than You Realize, According To A New Study

You check Twitter. You go on WhatsApp. You stalk people on Instagram. And then, you kind of completely forget what you were doing before you picked up your phone. Ever had that experience? Where you wake up from a social media haze and find yourself …
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This Study Says Your Earliest Memories Probably Aren’t Real & My Entire Life Is A Lie

What are some of your earliest memories? How far back do you think they go? Maybe it's the very first time you took a step, or that cross-country trip your family took not too long after you were born. Personally, I recall, or have always believed I …
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This 23-Year-Old Tennis Star Hates Cardio Just As Much As You Do, So Here’s What She Does Instead — EXCLUSIVE

When you think of a professional athlete, you might picture someone who lives, breathes, and loves exercise in all its forms, who trains for hours every single day. So using tips from said athlete's workout routine might seem a bit unrealistic for yo…
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How To Clear Your Energy & Cultivate Positive Vibes, According To A Spiritual Life Coach

Perhaps it's every now and then, or maybe it feels like it's happening all the time, but we all go through periods in life that feel particularly negative. It can feel as though everything you attract, be it people or situations, carries with it what…
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If Your Headaches Are Making You Dizzy, Here's What Could Be Happening In Your Body

If you deal with headaches or migraines, then you know that, along with being super painful and uncomfortable, they're often accompanied by legitimately weird symptoms. Lack of focus, weird tastes in your mouth, or being totally fatigued are just a f…
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Meditation May Have Played A Big Role In Helping The Thai Soccer Team Survive & Here’s Why

There was a huge sigh of relief heard around the world when a soccer team of 12 young boys and their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, were rescued from a cave in Thailand's Chiang Rai province. After exploring the caves during an afternoon bike ride, they …
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The Best Way To Beat Jet Lag Isn't To Sleep It Off, So Get Out Of Bed & Try This Instead

Traveling is a life-changing experience, but by far the worst thing about it is dealing with jet lag. When all you want to do upon arriving at your destination is get to that incredible art museum, or enjoy a nice day of swimming, you feel all weak a…
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This Is How Long You Have To Exercise For A Boost In Your Memory & It's SO Doable

Exercise is obviously good for your body, and you probably already know that it's great for your mental well-being and even your sleep schedule, too. To say the least, a regular workout routine is a total game-changer for feeling better on all levels…
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Your Job Affects Your Mental Health Way More Than You Realize, According To A New Poll

Most of us spend a lot of time at work. Whether you find yourself working in an office every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or running from your daytime nannying job to get to your nighttime catering gig, it can sometimes feel like working is all you do. …
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I Ran A 5K Through The Mud In The Pouring Rain & I Think I Actually Like Cardio Now

I'm not a runner. While I do it sometimes because it makes me feel pretty good after the fact, running isn't a particularly enjoyable workout for me, and it inevitably includes lots of walking and grunts of discontent. So when I chose to run a 5k mud…
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If You Never Feel Hungry After A Workout, Here's What's Happening In Your Body

Figuring out what to eat after a workout can sometimes be more daunting than you'd ever expect. You're not necessarily hungry right away most of the time, but some days, your appetite slaps you across the face within an hour of leaving your SoulCycle…
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Blue Majik Smoothies Are The Gorgeous Drinks That Need To Be On Your Insta This Summer

Smoothies are kind of all the rage right now. Lately it seems like you can't walk even a block without coming upon some fancy new juice bar, not to mention all the colorful smoothies you can't help but double-tap when you're scrolling through Instagr…
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Science Says Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed Is A Real Thing & Ugh, I Knew It

How many times have you woken up with the immediate thought that all you wanted to do was go right back to bed? It's not just that you wake up some days feeling sleepier than others; sometimes you're just too plain grumpy and pessimistic to face the …
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Make These 5 Habits A Part Of Your Daily Routine If You Want To Live A Long, Happy Life

As far as I know, there's no real fountain of youth out there in this wild, wide universe, and there's not exactly a way to live forever, either (at least in the particular body you're in right now — reincarnation could be real, you guys). But there …
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The One Symptom Of Endometriosis That Doctors Are Overlooking, According To Science

Thanks to celebrity advocates like Padma Lakshi, Lena Dunham, and Julianne Hough, you've probably heard of endometriosis before, and are at least somewhat familiar with the condition. But what do you really know about what it's like to live with endo…
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Meghan Markle Can't Eat This One Food Now That She's A Royal & It's Total Blasphemy

It might seem like a dream to be in the royal family, especially after watching that incredible, next-level wedding. But before you fantasize your day away in envy of that #fairytale life, I invite y'all to think about this: What if being a royal mea…
By Annakeara Stinson