Julia Guerra

This Really Simple Life Hack Might Protect You From Getting Sick, According To Science

ByJulia Guerra
Cold and flu season has snuck up on us once again, friends, but unintentionally crossing paths with other people’s germs isn’t the only way to catch a bug this season, or any time of year for that matter. According to new research, if you know it’s…

Even If You Feel Like You're Meditating The "Wrong" Way, Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry

ByJulia Guerra
No matter how glamorous meditation is made to look on Instagram, keep in mind that influencers are often hyping up just one snapshot in a series of memorable moments. Honing in on your zen isn’t always easy, and I’m willing to bet that, prior to…

You're Probably Not Talking About This Issue With Your Gyno, But Experts Say You Should

ByJulia Guerra
The female reproductive system has a lot going on 24/7, but how much of what’s going on down there are you actually aware of? Listen, I get it: When you meet with your OBGYN, you want the appointment to go as smoothly (and as quickly) as possible,…

Here's What Experts Want You To Know If You're Already Sick Before You Get Your Flu Shot

ByJulia Guerra
Everything’s all pumpkin spice and everything nice once Sept. 1 rolls around — that is, until the sniffling starts. I mean, if pharmacies promoted flu shots the way Starbucks pushes out PSLs, the world would be a much healthier place, IMO. But…

Meghan Markle Adds This One Delicious Ingredient To Her Homemade Banana Bread

ByJulia Guerra
It’s no secret the new Duchess of Sussex is a Jane of all trades. Aside from being a most humble humanitarian and graceful public speaker, Meghan Markle is also masterful in the kitchen, which I’m sure Prince Harry appreciates. After all, they say…

This Hashtag Wants You To Share Your Most Embarrassing Poop Story & "Dump" The Shame

ByJulia Guerra
Everybody poops, drops a deuce, takes a sh*t, dumps, toots — however you refer to it, bowels are a natural, human movement. So why, then, are men comfortable talking crap, yet there’s a stigma surrounding women's bathroom business? There should be…

This One Detail In Your Morning Routine Reveals So Much About Your Personality

ByJulia Guerra
What’s the very first thing you have to do when you get up in the morning? For some, it’s moseying into the kitchen, all sleepy-eyed and whatnot, to press the “brew” button on their coffee machine. For others, it’s lacing up a pair of running…

Science Says Your Social Media Reveals More About Your Mental Health Than You Think

ByJulia Guerra
Social media gets a bad rap for being this online portal that kind of catapults you into the digital versions of other people’s lives. And, sure, when you’re constantly scrolling through filtered images of the most epic travel destinations, sweet…

New Research Revealed The Best Cities For Vegans & They're Worth The Road Trip

ByJulia Guerra
Imagine sipping a glass of merlot with your bestie at that new restaurant the two of you have been dying to try. You skim through the ingredients list of each item, and suddenly it dawns on you: Wine and breadsticks are basically all you can consume…

Science Says The Tell-Tale Signs Of A Liar Aren't As Obvious As You Think

ByJulia Guerra
Can you spot a liar from a mile away? Not me — I’m as gullible as they come, and my number one tragic character flaw is that I’ve always been too trusting. According to new research, though, this error in judgment might not totally be all my fault,…

This New Study Revealed The Subtle Difference Between Confidence & Arrogance

ByJulia Guerra
There’s a fine line between confidence and cockiness, and believe it or not, I learned this little tidbit from Mila Kunis. The Bad Moms actress once said, “Knowing who you are is confidence,” and that cockiness is “knowing who you are and pushing it…

People On TV Use This Hack For Anxiety All The Time & It's Actually Backed By Science

ByJulia Guerra
The moments in which you experience a wave of genuine anxiety can almost make you feel like you’re boiling over. I know myself, and when I start to get worked up, it’s like my nervous system lights a fire in my belly: My cheeks grow hot and rosy,…

Experts Reveal The 5 Best Ways To Cope When You Wake Up With A Migraine

ByJulia Guerra
It’s 6:30 a.m., and the soothing alarm you’ve set to ease you out of sleep is chiming. Your eyes blink open, but it takes a little longer than usual to focus. When they finally do, you spot the golden sunbeams coming through the blinds. Normally…

Experts Say This Type Of Yoga Can Sharpen Your Vision — Yes, Seriously

ByJulia Guerra
You know how there’s an app for pretty much everything? Yoga’s like that, too. Personally, I’m convinced that a delicious yoga session can heal all things mind, body, and spirit: If you’ve had a hard day at work, take a vinyasa flow to cool you…

Science Says Growing Up Around This One Thing May Have Been Really Good For Your Brain

ByJulia Guerra
One day I aspire to own a house with a room spacious enough to convert into a library. Growing up, there wasn’t a single table or shelf that wasn’t adorned with either a classic hardcover, or paperbacks borrowed from the library that week. My mother…

This Popular Photo-Editing App Doubles As A Creative Outlet For Your Mental Health

ByJulia Guerra
When was the last time you took a few minutes to check in with yourself? Physical health issues are generally easy to spot, but the signs that indicate your mental health may be suffering can be more subtle, and the longer they go undetected, the…

Science Says Washing Your Hands Might Not Actually Be The Best Way To Avoid Getting Sick

ByJulia Guerra
Cold and flu season is creeping up on us, friends, and unless you’re planning to sport a mask and pair of gloves throughout the fall and winter months, germs are likely to spread like wildfire. What’s especially irritating about this time is that…

Janel Parrish Got Real About What It Was Like To Be Bullied In High School

ByJulia Guerra
As someone who grew up watching Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel, I was convinced the actors portraying my favorite TV characters were invincible. To me, these people were famous, and existed in a Hollywood bubble that made them untouchable.…

Science Says Naps Have This One Awesome Benefit For Your Brain, So Snooze Away

ByJulia Guerra
Remember when you were little, maybe 3 or 4 years old, and your parents would put you down for a nap? As in, they’d rock you to sleep, in the middle of the day, on purpose? Then you blinked, and the unthinkable happened: Time flew, you grew up, and…

Here's A Spooky Reading List To Help You Get Into The Halloween Spirit

ByJulia Guerra
There’s more to Halloween than stocking up on the miniatures of your favorite chocolate candies, drinking Pinterest-worthy witch’s brew, and finding the perfect costume to coordinate with your squad. Personally, I’ve always been a little less…