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Science Says Your Least Favorite Workout May Actually Help You Handle Stress Better

The benefits of cardio exercises like running aren't exactly new information. It's obviously great for your physical health, and it can even help your mental health with all those feel-good endorphins. But what you probably don't know is whether runn…
By Caroline Burke

This Type Of Yoga Uses A Weighted Blanket To Help You De-Stress & It Looks Amazing

There's honestly nothing better than the feeling of being securely tucked into your covers at night, and letting the weight of your cozy comforter encapsulate your entire body. And it seems that one woman loved that nurturing feeling so much, that sh…
By Georgina Berbari

Carry These 5 Crystals Around With You For Less Stress & More Peace In Your Life

Stress is, unfortunately, an inevitable part of life. And while everyone has their own ways to cope with uninvited anxiety, something you may have never thought of is instilling a sense of calm through the power of healing crystals. There are a bunch…
By Georgina Berbari

Eating Foods Packed With This One Nutrient Is The Best Way To Relieve Stress

From soothing meditation sessions to challenging, sweaty workouts, everyone has their own ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Many people say that eating a healthy and balanced diet has the power to seriously shift your mood, too, and there's on…
By Georgina Berbari

Dabbing Your Essential Oils In This One Spot Is The Key To Feeling Less Stressed

It's 2018, and as I'm sure you've noticed, the world is currently a very, very stressful place. You probably have chaos coming at you from all angles: your work, your personal life, the political stability of your nation, just to name a few. Sometime…
By Caroline Burke

The Super Blue Blood Moon May Make You Feel Extra Stressed, So Here's How To Chill

A super special and extremely rare lunar event is fast approaching, and everyone's out here getting super hyped. However, as breathtaking as the upcoming super blue blood moon is going to be, it might also use its gravitational powers to throw your m…
By Georgina Berbari

Seeing These Red Flags In Your Dreams Might Mean Stress Is Taking Over Your Life

Bad dreams are the worst. You go to bed hoping to let go of whatever difficulties were happening in your daily life, and then you have a nightmare or anxiety dream that leaves you feeling even more stressed than when you first laid down for the night…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Breathing Technique You Should Try In 2018 For Less Stress & More Zen

When stress gets to the point of being truly overwhelming, it's easy to forget that the most natural and convenient way to relieve that anxiety lies in the power of your very own breath. Deep, expansive inhales and long, drawn-out exhales can make a …
By Georgina Berbari

5 Unexpected Ways Yoga Can Make You Happy & Change Your Outlook On Life

As a passionate yoga instructor, when I tell people that I used to dread the thought of going to a yoga class and practicing mindful movement for an hour, they find it pretty hard to believe. But it's true: My restless mind used to constantly reject …
By Georgina Berbari

How Cold Weather Affects Your Stress Levels & What You Can Do About It

I find winter to be a particularly difficult and daunting time of year. The combination of shorter days and major drops in temperature leaves me feeling pretty overwhelmed and defeated most of the time. I mean, it just feels more difficult to do anyt…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Little Ways Hygge Can Help Relieve Stress In Your Everyday Life

If you haven't heard of the Danish phrase "hygge" by now, I'm about to drop some serious knowledge on you. The Danish term has recently exploded with popularity in other parts of the world, probably because it represents the secret behind how the hap…
By Caroline Burke

Twitter Is Super Stressed Over 'The New York Times’ Election Needle & The Alabama Election

Late on Tuesday evening, the race for Alabama's vacant Senate seat was too close to call — and honestly, The New York Times wasn't helping things. Tweets about The New York Times' election needle and Alabama as the votes were coming in were just plai…
By Lilli Petersen

5 Things To Know About How Stress Really Affects Your Workout & Your Motivation

Many people use exercise as a way to cope with the inevitable stress that comes with, well, being human. And while pounding the pavement or heading to the weight room is an amazing way to blow off steam, it might actually be doing more harm than good…
By Georgina Berbari

Gabrielle Union's Trick For Stressful Situations Is Genius & You Probably Do It, Too

Life can be stressful, even when you're a celebrity. You have to deal with nosy people, you get sick sometimes, and you often find yourself in situations you don't want to be in. At the same time, it seems like celebrities have to become pros at hand…
By Caroline Burke

These 10 Little Things Probably Stress You Out, But Here's How To Avoid Them

It's often the little things in life that can lift your mood the most, but on the flip side, it can also be those same little things that cause stress in the first place. Those small parts of your day are particularly aggravating because they tend to…
By Caroline Burke

11 Gifts For The Friend Who Needs A Serious Breather From All The Stress In Her Life

Stress is unavoidable in life, but it tends to get worse for many people as we get closer to the holidays. On top of your daily activities, you have to think about organizing get-togethers and gift exchanges, purchasing said gifts, and making time fo…
By Caroline Burke

7 Things That Stress You TFO When You're Single During The Holidays

Christmas carols are slowly making a comeback, and as you're humming "Jingle Bells" in the comfort of your bed, you turn over to the other side for a duet, and it's empty. Damn, not even an uplifting, jolly song can rid you of your singleness. When y…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

Kim Kardashian's Meditation Playlist Is Exactly What You Need To Get Through Holiday Stress

While the holidays are usually a very joyous and happy time of year, they can also be stressful as all hell. TBH, if everyone took a few minutes out of their day to meditate, especially during the holiday season, the world would be a much better plac…
By Georgina Berbari

Stress Can Mess With Your Period In These 5 Unexpected Ways, But Here's How To Relax

A woman’s menstrual cycle is the perfect example of how a negative state of mind can be directly linked to her physical health. For example, when everything’s copacetic, and you’re having a great month overall, your period will generally arrive on sc…
By Julia Guerra

11 Weird Things That Relieve Stress & Make You Feel More Relaxed In Seconds

If you don't take care of it, stress can turn into an ongoing, toxic cycle. You're super stressed about work, or your friendships, or your relationship, or all of the above, and since you don't always immediately know what to do about it, you get eve…
By Caroline Burke

Here’s How To Travel For Thanksgiving Without Going Totally Crazy

This time next week, Americans everywhere will be unbuttoning their pants in preparation for the feast of a lifetime. Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing (from the bird, thank you), mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie. And gravy. Need I say more? But for…
By Lisa Dunn

Stress Can't Chemically Change Your Birth Control, But Here's How It Can Still Play A Role

Everyone gets stressed; it's totally natural, and pretty much unavoidable to feel it from time to time. But when you're starting to experience chronic and severe forms of stress, it can begin to affect your body in ways you might not even anticipate.…
By Caroline Burke

Coming Home To The Scent Of Any Of These 8 Essential Oils Is Sure To Put A Smile On Your Face

Essential oils are the best daily accessory you're probably not using right now. From their medicinal properties to their varied fragrances, there's an essential oil out there for everyone. Especially nowadays, with long hours at work and social medi…
By Caroline Burke

These Essential Oils Will Transform Your Room Into The Stress-Free Sanctuary You Deserve

Essential oils, to an outsider, can be a little intimidating. Most people know they're similar to a perfume in that they have something to do with a liquid smelling good, but what you might not know is that essential oils have been used throughout hi…
By Caroline Burke

7 Things Every Girl Can't Help But Stress About Before Going To Her High School Reunion

High school was a thing of the past, but when that reunion time starts creeping up, you might start reminiscing on those four years like they were just yesterday. Ladies, we don't forget anything. So, it's only logical that there are things you stres…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

7 Easy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Recipes That'll Save You The Stress In The Kitchen This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving truly is a wonderful holiday to spend catching up with family and eating the most amazing food. But, it also has a tendency to get real stressful, real fast. Getting the whole family together again means a fight or two is bound to happen…
By Tessa Harvey

6 Ways To Feel Happier Around The Holidays When Stress Runs High, According To Experts

When midnight strikes on Nov. 1, the internet says "so long" to jack-o'-lanterns, costume makeup, and miniature candy bars like clockwork. The day after All Hallows' Eve is the unofficial kickoff to what has become known as the most wonderful time of…
By Julia Guerra

5 Exercises That Help You Fall Asleep, Even When Stress Is Trying To Keep You Awake

Stress is literally the worst. Thing. Ever. And when it interferes with your sleep schedule? Oh, hell no — that is simply something I cannot, and will not, stand for. That's why knowing a few exercises that help you fall asleep for when anxiety is tr…
By Georgina Berbari

5 Stretches For Stress Headaches When All The Tension Is Knotted Up In Your Neck

You know the feeling when you forget you have your sunglasses on top of your head for such a long time that it literally gives you a splitting headache? What's even worse than that is when you don't have any sunglasses chillin' on your head, but you …
By Georgina Berbari

If You Always Go On Social Media When You're Stressed, Try These 5 Yoga Poses To Unwind Instead

There's no feeling quite like the one of returning to the sanctuary of your home after a long day. But we all know it can be impossible to actually relax once you get there. The stress factor after a busy, crappy day is so real, and TBH, most of us j…
By Georgina Berbari

6 Common Stress Dreams That May Be A Red Flag For Your Mental Health

Dreams are a funny thing. Some mornings, you’ll wake up in a fog, unable to remember anything your imagination directed throughout the night, while others, you wake up in a cold sweat trying to understand what do stress dreams mean, and what real-lif…
By Julia Guerra

When Stress Runs High, Here's How Each Zodiac Sign Should Meditate To Find Their Center

Some days it can feel like you're a living, breathing ball of stress, and it honestly seems like nothing will silence the chatter in your mind. You've heard that meditation works wonders, but TBH, where the f*ck do you even start when it comes to inc…
By Georgina Berbari

6 Ways To Go To Bed Feeling Happy Instead Of Stressing About The Day Ahead

Waking up on the right side of the bed is challenging when responsibilities of the day ahead are clouding your thoughts, but some might argue that going to sleep feeling 100 percent satisfied is also a struggle. So, if you’re stuck contemplating how …
By Julia Guerra

This 10-Minute Yoga Flow Is The Easiest Way To Melt Stress Away Before Going To Bed

You know when you're tired AF after the longest day ever, and sleep sounds like the sexiest thing in existence? But right when you get all cozy and ready for some quality shut-eye, your brain decides to perk the f*ck up and remind you of every single…
By Georgina Berbari

8 Tips For De-Stressing Before A Test Because We Know How Easy It Is To Psych Yourself Out

I have more than a few memories of myself in college looking like a mad scientist, up until 3 a.m., drinking coffee that isn't working anymore, and desperately trying to reread all the assigned texts I for my Lit exam. By the time the test rolled aro…
By Annakeara Stinson

If Exercise Stresses You Out, Here Are 5 Things That May Be Making Your Workouts Harder

From runner's high, to sweat-infused euphoria, to all the amazing feel-good endorphins that exercising can bring, once you get bitten by the workout bug, it can do amazing things for the stress we all feel in our day-to-day lives. But what if you lit…
By Georgina Berbari

7 Exercises To Do Before Work That'll Melt Your Stress Away First Thing In The Morning

Sometimes I think that if I followed all the suggestions I get for keeping my stress and anxiety at bay, I wouldn't be able to go to school or hold a job. But exercise is one such suggestion I really make an effort to fit into my days, because the im…
By Annakeara Stinson

8 Expert Tips For De-Stressing Before A Date If You Tend To Get Really Nervous

As exciting as a first date can be (once you’ve gotten past the awkward introductions and small talk), the built-up anticipation you experience in the hours, days, even weeks before can be absolutely terrifying. Especially in this day and age, when m…
By Julia Guerra

9 Tips For De-Stressing At Night When You Need To Quiet The Thoughts Racing Through Your Mind

Turning your mind off enough to go to sleep is no easy task. I have spent my fair share of nights frustrated by the speed with which my thoughts whirl around my head, and my inability to turn them off, inevitably leading me to stay awake much later t…
By Annakeara Stinson

6 Little Things You Can Do To De-Stress At Home After A Seriously Long Day

I’m sure you’ve learned by now that college isn’t all fun and frat parties, especially if you’re the type of person who clings to syllabi and basically eats, sleeps, and breathes extracurricular responsibilities. I think most of us — myself included …
By Julia Guerra

5 Ways To Harness Your Stress & Let Your Frustrations Out In Your Next Workout

You know when you have a kickass workout planned that you're actually, dare you say, excited for? Like, for once, you can't wait to hit the gym and sweat it out. But then, a busy day at work keeps you past your usual clock-out time, your BFF tells yo…
By Georgina Berbari

6 Potential Downsides To Living With A Type A Personality Your Whole Life

By the time you're in high school, you usually know whether you have a Type A or Type B personality. It's one of the first ways we're taught to categorize ourselves, and although labeling yourself and compartmentalizing your mental capacities into a …
By Caroline Burke

7 Red Flags That May Mean You're Under More Stress Than You Realize

Stress is a freaking bummer. We all know what it feels like, and we're all on the same page about how sh*tty it feels. But when that tension begins to hurt your relationships and affect your well-being, it might mean there are some stress red flags t…
By Caroline Burke

These 5 Stress-Relieving Stretches Will Help You Wind Down After A Long Day

When you're stressed AF, your mind isn't the only thing working overtime; your entire body responds by getting tight and tense as all hell. From a cramped up neck, to knotted shoulders, to that ache in your lower back that just won't go away, stress …
By Georgina Berbari

5 Workouts To Do When You're Stressed Out And Can't Get Yourself To Focus On Anything

From lack of proper shut-eye, to a heavily packed work schedule, to road rage during rush hour, to life just being busy AF in general, some days can leave you feeling like you're a living, breathing ball of stress. And TBH, when you feel that overwhe…
By Georgina Berbari

This Amazing New Blow Dryer Is Scented To Literally Blow Away Your Stress

If you're like me, you will do anything to avoid washing your hair. It's predictable, boring, and tedious AF. This summer, I went five days in Europe without sudsing up my strands, and I still managed to score compliments on my mane everyday. Sad and…
By Alana Peden

5 Breathing Techniques From Yoga That'll Help You Get Through Any Stressful Situation

As a yoga instructor, I often have people approach me and say they could never attend a class because they're not flexible enough. This is one of the most popular misconceptions about yoga, because honestly, if you can breathe, you can do yoga. Learn…
By Georgina Berbari

4 Ways Sex With Your Partner Changes When You're Stressed TF Out

We all know that stress can be a huge bummer. Unfortunately, stress can also have a serious impact on your sex life and relationship with your significant other. Everyone processes stress differently. For some, sex can seem like a great way to blow o…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Vegan Foods To Eat When Your Stress Levels Have Reached An All-Time High

I'm beginning to think the human psyche is, inevitably, prone to stress. How much and how well we sleep per night, in addition to our regular exercise regimen, have been directly linked to the emotional weight pressing down on our shoulders, but our …
By Julia Guerra

5 Ways To Deal With The Inevitable Stress That Comes Along With Your Relationship

Stress is gross. In general, stress does a lot of terrible things, all of which just generally make us miserable. Stress in a relationship, though, is even worse. When you and the love of your life are having a difficult time and under a lot of stres…
By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski