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Here’s the Most Likely Reason Your Eyes Water When You Yawn, According to an Eye Surgeon

Picture this: My friend and I are catching up on Abbott Elementary at her apartment one night. It’s getting late, and I keep yawning—which, for some reason, leads to my eyes tearing up. Out of the corner of her eye, she sees me wipe away those tears and asks if I’m okay. At first, I feel confused—sure, the show has its emotional moments, but it’s...

I Can Squat 135 Pounds, and These Are the 4 Essentials I Use To Power Through Each Lift

I’ve come a long way since I first started weightlifting in 2018. But progress hasn’t always come easy. In my first year of consistent lifting, I’d only gotten up to 65 pounds on the squat rack. I knew I had to aim further, so I set an arbitrary goal of 135 pounds. (Mostly because my sister, who’d started weightlifting before me and got me onto the...

Drinking Lemon Water with Baking Soda for Digestive Health Is Way Overhyped, Says a Dietitian

Baking soda, a.k.a. sodium bicarbonate, is a common baking ingredient because it reacts quickly by producing bubbles when exposed to a liquid and an acid—this is how baking soda leavens foods. “Baking soda is also a key ingredient in many over-the-counter antacids because it’s alkaline; it reduces stomach acid by neutralizing the acid in your gut with...

If You Have Hip Pain, You May Not Be Wearing the Right Shoes—These 7 Are Podiatrist Approved, Specifically for Hip Mobility

Good hip health is key to mobility with ease–and without pain. You may or may not think about your hips a ton, but the truth is that they provide a strong foundation for our arms and legs, offer balance, and keep us moving. Since we’re constantly using them, it’s not uncommon to experience hip pain from time to time. Unfortunately, this kind of pain...

Shay Mitchell Always Follows This Advice From Her Grandma Before She Hits the Gym (or Pickleball Court)

On a sunny January afternoon in Los Angeles, actress and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell hosted a pickleball tournament where she summarily kicked her (good sported) competitors’ butts. Like so many of us, the Béis founder has become quite the pickleball aficionado over the past year, joining in with her friends who can’t get enough of the popular sport....

Back to the Roots Is Making Growing Food at Home Easy and Fun—No Green Thumb Necessary

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a green thumb or a large plot of land to grow delicious foods from the comfort of your home. One company helping to make that reality better understood on a wider basis is Back to the Roots. The sustainability-focused organic gardening company sells U.S.-grown organic seeds and seed packets, gardening kits,...

I Tried Slugging With Cocokind’s New Ultra-Healing Ceramide Recovery Balm—And I’m Officially a Believer

At this point, you’re probably already familiar with slugging—the K-beauty practice that involves layering an occlusive balm or moisturizer on top of all your usual skin care to lock in moisture, boost your skin barrier, and enhance the benefits of your other products. Slugging nearly broke #BeautyTok last year and the internet is all about the trend...

What Does It Take To Make Sneakers Truly ‘Sustainable’?

Recycled laces. Castor bean soles. Vegan fiber uppers. Merino wool liners. Just about every sportswear brand today appears to have a sustainable solution when it comes to workout shoes. But are plant-based and recycled sneakers actually better for the environment? It’s an important question to ask because the sneaker industry has an enormous impact...

‘I’m a Master Sommelier That Just Tried Dry January for the First Time—Here Are the 4 Learnings I’ll Be Taking with Me the Rest of the Year’

Giving up alcohol isn’t easy—especially not for someone whose profession is immersed in it. Meet Catherine Fallis, the master sommelier at wine subscription box company Bright Cellars and the author of Ten Grapes to Know. (Major fangirl moment: Fallis is the fifth woman in the world to have earned the coveted title of master sommelier.) Given the fact...

‘Intuitive Skin Care’ Will Change the Way You Care for Your Complexion

Emily Parr goes through her skin-care routine up to five times a day. Of course, like the rest of us, she does it when she wakes up in the morning and before bed at night. But if she goes on a morning run, spends the afternoon at the beach, or heads to an evening hot yoga class, she’ll do the whole thing all over again. And each time, the process looks...

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