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Step Up Your Brain Game

Nootropics are quickly climbing the ranks as one of the hottest health trends of 2023. Though they’ve silently crept into our markets, smoothie shops, and coffee houses for over a year, their moment in the spotlight has arrived. This rising class of wellness supplements is catching attention for its specific impact on brain health. It makes sense; your brain controls your entire experiential existence. Ensuring that your command center operates efficiently is critical to success in all realms of life. You don’t need a nootropic to follow that logic…

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Heart Centered Heritage

Chocolate’s reputation as an all-around favorite has origins dating back 4,000 years. Though the confectionary crowd-pleaser we know today goes through a few chemical processes (and cups of sugar) before it’s Hershey-perfect, its foundation is the cocoa bean. Known as the “food of the Gods,” drawings and texts of sacred Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec rituals feature cacao trees and the special vessels made to enjoy the bitter drink made from its seeds in daily use and ceremonies. The ancients revered cacao for its ability to induce a clear-minded, blissful state that enhanced sacred spiritual pursuits. The mighty, mystical plant was so valuable, there are records of cacao seeds being used as currency throughout the region’s pre-Columbian era. We sourced the raw truth about this beloved bean from cacao expert and instructor Kathryn Rogers, Founder and CEO of Maya Moon Collective, an organic cacao and craft chocolate café and event space dedicated to creating a healthier world through cacao…

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Hormone Central

If you haven’t gotten to know your thyroid gland yet, it’s time to get acquainted. It may be small enough to hide under your chin’s shadow, but it plays a big role in whether you’re energetic or sleepy, lean or supple, calm or moody, warm or cold, and so much more…

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Va-Va-Voom

Never doubt the enormous power you possess. In addition to wrangling little ones, being an all-star performer at work, and saving everyone’s day in myriad ways, you’ve got an incredible champion lurking undercover: your vagina! Together with its trusted sidekick, your vulva, this dynamic duo shape-shifts, self-cleans, and even makes life more pleasurable. Believe it or not, you’ve got a whole Marvel Universe of potent players down there. Keep reading to learn all about the impressive features of the female reproductive system…

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Love Yourself

Katie Sturino is an entrepreneur, author, and body acceptance advocate who uses her voice and personal style to raise awareness for size inclusivity. She’s the founder of MEGABABE, an innovative beauty brand offering non-toxic, solution-oriented products that allow people to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin. She hosts “BOOB SWEAT,” a podcast that tackles “taboo” topics such as dating in your 30s, botox, and divorce. Her recent release, “Body Talk,” is an illustrated workbook that deals with the fact that women everywhere, through no fault of their own, have bad relationships with their bodies. Katie’s content series #SuperSizeTheLook and #MakeMySize reach millions and earned her global media recognition…

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Delightfully Non-Dairy

Hemp, almond, coconut, oat — so many choices! Whether you’re working with a dietary restriction or simply feeling nutty, plant-based milk alternatives offer spectacular variety in taste, nutrient content, and consistency. If you’ve ever wondered how these creamy, cow-free beverages are made, preparing your own is surprisingly simple. No livestock required. Try these easy plant-based milking methods for cooking, baking, or sipping straight from the pitcher, and sport your homemade milk mustache with pride…

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The Evolution of Marriage

There are ample studies available that, at first glance, make it seem like marriage in the U.S. is heading towards extinction. In the last 100 years, the number of marriages per 1,000 people has steadily declined (outside of the postwar bump of the 1950s). Over the same time period, both men and women who do choose to tie the knot do so at an increasingly older age, while the number of people cohabiting, coparenting, and raising children solo have all climbed. These might seem like depressing statistics to those in favor of traditional coupling, but we’d like to make the case that the institution is alive and thriving…

Thrive Beneath the Skies: Summer 2023

This season’s astrology brings themes of learning to trust our own two feet and make bold strides in the direction of our dreams. Sounds lofty, but it’s possible! The objective this summer is to establish new energetics in the fixed sign areas of our charts. There’s big movement on the horizon in Taurus and Leo, plus Pluto breaking into Aquarius will have dramatic effects that promise to make waves for the next year, as Pluto is always mercilessly thorough in the best ways. Read on to see how the skies will shape your days…

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Natural Hues

Stroll through your local market’s produce section and load up on fresh berries and greens. No, we’re not tossing a salad… or even juicing. We’re coloring our world with plants! The vibrant yellows, purples, oranges, and pinks that give our favorite fruits and veggies their phytonutrients are also potent pigments. Natural dyes are environmentally friendly, easy to make, and produce stunning, unique results. If you’ve ever cooked with turmeric or peeled a pomegranate in a white shirt, you know exactly what we mean! So before you compost those colorful scraps, we’ve got a DIY you’ll be “dying” to try…

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Balanced Beauty

The court of public opinion seems to be at a standstill when it comes to cosmetic treatments. We’re bombarded by perfect, filtered faces hawking their favorite collagen smoothie or cellulite-busting scrub. Celebrities who’ve been worked on by some of the best doctors in the world fill our social scrolls selling us creams and patches that are “better than botox” to help us “age gracefully.” What does that term even mean?! Are creams more graceful than injections and lifts? Are we supposed to get cosmetic treatments but not look like we got them? Is one safer than another? Ilana Brit Mechoullam offers her expert opinion on cosmetic procedures and the stigmas that surround them…

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