Category: Lifestyle

Bringing Your Hormones into Alignment

Hormones are chemical messengers. They are produced in glands throughout our body, released from those glands, and circulated to different organs. They influence all sorts of different functions—like bone growth, metabolism, and ovulation—that depend on the hormone released and the cells it’s acting on. For example, hormones released from the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in your brain stimulate your ovaries to grow and release an egg, leading to ovulation. Ovulation, then, causes us to make the hormone progesterone. We have dozens of hormones and millions of hormone receptors, which are like docking ports on...

A Guide to Buying, Storing, and Using Great Olive Oil

In partnership with our friends at Domenica Fiore We often think of olive oil as a building block in cooking—a foundational element, not the star of the show. We toss vegetables and meat with olive oil before roasting or grilling. It’s the base of most dressings and vinaigrettes. And just about every sauté recipe cites two tablespoons to start. This is all fine of course, but using olive oil solely as a building block—and using just any olive oil—could be a bit of a missed opportunity. High-quality olive oils can have a wide range...

17 Ways To Stay Motivated To Exercise

 * We partnered with Future to bring you this post. All the information and opinions presented here are our own.   There’s no denying that exercise is good for us. Exercise can help increase our metabolism, boost our energy, keep our cardiovascular system  and bones healthy, and help us maintain or lose weight while keeping our muscles strong and toned. It can also improve our immunity, keep us sleeping soundly, and even encourages the body’s release of chemicals called endorphins, which can relieve stress while easing anxiety and pain. And lastly, combined with a...

How the Ultimate Networker Gets Her Glowing Skin

goop beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill love to ask—and answer—questions. On their podcast, The Beauty Closet, they’re doing both. To familiarize you with each week’s guest, we came up with a goop beauty (and life) questionnaire. This Week We’re Talking To: Dee Poku, founder of The WIE Suite If you’ve ever been to a WIE Suite event—they’re part TED Talk, part really fun party, with a stealth career-development aspect—you’ve felt you were part of a very smart, very chic, very powerful sisterhood. Weaving effortlessly through the famous fashion designers, female founders, and...

Next-Level Wellness in the Mountains, in the Desert, and across the Seas

In partnership with our friends at Celebrity Cruises “Wellness” can be a loaded word. For us, it’s a holistic mind-body-soul experience, the ability to log out of the Zoom matrix and tap into the self. Now the tools to accomplish the tapping in, those are purely individual. For some, it’s a week on horseback in the wilderness. For others, it’s the spiritual centering only a stark desert landscape can provide. And for many (if not most), it’s about access to a body of water. A salty spray, the lapping of waves, the light beaming...

How to Layer Jewelry the GP Way

One thing we miss about being in the office—besides the coffee runs, product samples, and kombucha on tap—is getting a glimpse of GP’s #jotd (jewelry of the day). “One of the reasons I love jewelry so much is because it’s so expressive,” she explained on set recently in between photos. “How you mix and match it says so much about your state of mind and what’s inspiring you in that moment.” Below, three of her tried-and-true looks to take a shine to. The Earring Stack Place dainty studs up high and save the more...

Home Skin Care Devices For Lifting, Sculpting & Glow

Photo courtesy of Atelier Doré/Trunk Archive Even for those once devoted to their facialists and dermatologists, skin care has suddenly become a fully at-home endeavor. Fortunately, there’s some great clean tech out there that really works. These three goop bestsellers are pretty amazing results-wise, not to mention easy to use. Combined with your favorite skin care, they can change the way your skin looks and feels, making it glowier, more lifted, firmer, smoother, clearer, and brighter. 1 Nanocurrent: The ZIIP OX Whether your skin is breakout-prone, combination, sensitive, or dry or you just want to look more...

Where to Get Away This Summer—and What to Bring

A not-so-fun fact: More than half (half!) of working Americans didn’t put their paid vacation days to use in 2018. And if we had to guess, the likelihood of that percentage rising in 2020 is high. Really high. But it’s not all bad: With vaccine rollouts gaining traction, air travel picking up where it left off, and a slew of buzzy new hotels eager to welcome back travelers, the industry is on an upswing. From Utah to Baja to NOLA, these are the new-on-the-scene spots topping our list—plus the suits, sandals, and matching sets...

Mountain Time | Goop

Kendra Kolb Butler founder, Alpyn Beauty A few years into her forties, baby-faced Kendra Kolb Butler’s workspace looks a lot different than it did in the corporate boardrooms of her thirties—we recently caught up with her hand-harvesting nettle in a field near Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for her newest blockbuster serum. But her skin looks significantly glowier than it used to. The Alpyn founder credits her drastic lifestyle change (she moved from NYC to Jackson Hole, had kids, and started first a beauty boutique and then a skin-care brand), the increase in confidence she’s felt...

Barcelo Maya Palace – Riviera Maya, México

  It’s no exaggeration that the past year has been difficult for all of us and absolutely everyone could benefit from taking a vacation. Now that things have been slowly returning to normal, it’s the perfect time to finally begin planning an actual vacation. Have you been dreaming about relaxing at a luxurious beach resort? Well, look no further than Barceló Maya Palace in Riviera Maya, México. Nestled on one of the finest beaches in Riviera Maya, The Barceló Maya Palace is a spectacular, 5-star luxury resort that provides guests with an exquisite tropical...