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What to Know Before Buying a Blender (+ Vitamix Giveaway!)

Buying a Blender

Blenders are sort of the Jack Of All Trades when it comes to kitchen appliances. You can use a blender to make smoothies, emulsify sauces, chop or puree produce, and some can even heat up and cook a full meal. Blenders can cost anywhere from $20 to $1000, and it’s tough to know what you’re getting for your money when you’re looking at a box in the store. The key is to choose your device based on desirable features and…

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Could these glasses prevent your next headache?

digital eye strain: Eyezen

If you’re someone who spends long hours gazing at a phone, tablet or laptop screen (so, you, basically), you’re likely dealing with some amount of eye strain. Headaches, blurred vision, dry, itchy eyes, insomnia, neck and shoulder pain… they’re all symptoms of digital eye strain, which The Vision Council says nearly 70% of American adults experience. Turns out our eyes aren’t really designed to stare straight ahead at a lit up screen for long periods of time. The dryness comes…

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Is Adrenal Fatigue Causing All of Your Health Issues?

Adrenal Fatigue

I’m tired all the time. I have trouble falling asleep. I can’t remember anything. I can’t lose weight. I am super-irritable and jumpy. Read any wellness blog or ask a holistic coach what’s going on, and they’re likely to suggest “adrenal fatigue.” The diagnosis has essentially become code for “what living a modern, hyperconnected life is doing to your body.” It’s something I’ve been struggling with for years— I feel like I have brain fog all the time, and little energy to make it though…

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3 Tech-Related Body Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Tech Injuries

I talk a lot about how our hyperconnected world can affect mental health—and therefore how intentionally disconnecting on the reg is important for managing tech-induced stress. But what about how your tech habits may be impacting your physical body? Recently, more experts have been talking about how living with smartphones, laptops, and a million other devices is affecting how we sit, stand, and move. And it’s probably not a huge surprise that “shoulders and back hunched over with neck bent…

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Beating Jet Lag

beating jet lag

Do you experience jet lag when you travel? It’s just about the worst: You arrive at your destination, many time zones away from home, and all you want to do is sleep. But sleep doesn’t come— your body is confused, and then frustrated, and then desperate… and then it’s morning. If you’re on a work trip and need to be on your game the next day, it can be devastating. Jet lag is a disruption to your circadian rhythm— your internal…

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The supplements I swear by for energy, stress-relief, and overall health

Supplements

In an ideal universe, I’d get all of the nutrients my body needs from my totally perfect diet. Protein from perfectly cooked sous vide eggs and meats and vitamins and antioxidants from juices and smoothies made in my Vitamix with perfectly fresh farmers market produce. My actual universe, of course, is a little more complicated. The crazy busy pace of modern life means a few things. I’m often eating on the go while doing three other things, and the food…

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