Category: Lifestyle

Dopamine Fasting: A Misleading Name but a Powerful Protocol

Dopamine Fasting: A Misleading Name but a Powerful Protocol

Dopamine Fasting: A Misleading Name but a Powerful ProtocolWritten by: Denise John, PhD | Published on: December 1, 2022 Its misleading name and distorted media presence have created confusion around what dopamine fasting really is and, more importantly, what it’s not. The name shouldn’t (and was not intended to) be taken literally—you can’t fast from dopamine. The concept of dopamine fasting was created to reduce impulsive behaviors, not the neurotransmitter. You Can’t Fast from Dopamine A few years ago, Cameron Sepah, PhD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine, coined the...

How to Choose an Avocado Mattress

How to Choose an Avocado Mattress

How to Choose an Avocado MattressCreated with Avocado Written by: Jessie Geoffray | Published on: November 29, 2022 They say in Los Angeles that your car is the ultimate status symbol. Maybe it’s because I’m a wellness editor or because I drive a Honda Civic, but I’ve never cared much about that. What I do covet—what I consider the ultimate luxury—is sleep. Good sleep. The kind of consistently good sleep that makes you patient and kind and outperforms the most expensive eye cream on the market. When someone has that, you know. To that...

Christmas in Peddlers Village – Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Christmas in Peddlers Village – Bucks County, Pennsylvania

  Each year for the holidays, I venture somewhere a little extra special and take in the wonder of the season. Last Christmas we visited Berlin, Maryland – a sweet little historic town on Maryland’s eastern shore and a short drive from Ocean City. This year we wanted something a little closer to home. So we headed to Peddler’s Village, a 42-acre, Colonial-style village in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Considered one of the Philadelphia region’s most Instagrammable spots during the holidays, this sweet little country village has everything you’d want in a holiday winter wonderland....

What to Wear Where: Holiday Edition

What to Wear Where: Holiday Edition

What to Wear Where: Holiday EditionWritten by: Amanda Chung | Published on: November 29, 2022Fashion editor: Sandra Slusarczyk Photo courtesy of @pernilleteisbaek It’s no surprise that the most wonderful time of year also happens to be the busiest. From glitzy corporate parties to laughter-filled dinners with friends that last looong after the last candle has melted down, December is inevitably a flurry of activity. It’s also a monthlong excuse to dress up and have fun with it. So break out your best pieces and lean into sparkle—’tis the season. FOR YOUR COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY...

A Weekend Spa Vacation in the Misty Costa Rican Mountains

A Weekend Spa Vacation in the Misty Costa Rican Mountains

A Weekend Spa Vacation in the Misty Costa Rican MountainsWritten by: Megan O’Neill | Published on: November 24, 2022 They say it takes a whole week to fully unwind on vacation, but clearly “they” have never spent a weekend at Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection, a spa hotel high in the thick-with-mist Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. You sleep in a rustic casita—a fantasy of giant slouchy baskets, artisanal ceramics, wood accents juxtaposing flourishes of sleek marble, and enormous windows overlooking 180 acres of flowering landscape overrun with hot-pink hummingbirds and rare butterflies. You...

Beauty Editor House Tour: Jean Godfrey-June’s Clean WFH Routine

Beauty Editor House Tour: Jean Godfrey-June’s Clean WFH Routine

Beauty Editor House Tour: Jean Godfrey-June’s Clean WFH RoutineWritten by: Jean Godfrey-June | Published on: November 22, 2022 If it’s clean and even vaguely beauty-related, I’ve tried it—or I’m in the process of doing so. And if I’m trying a beauty product, home (where I’ve worked since the start of the pandemic) is where it happens. Every day, boxes of beauty products arrive in the mail—which is sort of like getting a present and sort of like getting a pile of work. What’s on My Kitchen Island I unwrap and initially edit through all the...

How One Stylist Wears Her Favorite Sneakers

How One Stylist Wears Her Favorite Sneakers

How One Stylist Wears Her Favorite SneakersCreated with New BalanceWritten by: Giana León | Published on: November 22, 2022Fashion editor: Caroline Griswold Becky Malinsky is a personal stylist and trend forecaster, former deputy fashion director at the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section, and owner of a particularly fun-to-follow Instagram account. We pay attention to what she posts—and lately, she’s been posting her New Balance sneakers. And we understand why: They’re comfortable and enduringly classic and complete virtually any outfit. Below, Malinsky shares four looks featuring her favorite styles. Make Your Shoes the Neutral “Sometimes...

Signs of an Unhealthy Gut and How To Fix It

Signs of an Unhealthy Gut and How To Fix It

  Healthy digestion is more than getting food into your stomach to satisfy those hunger pangs. Of course, chowing down on delicious things is part of the fun.  But having truly healthy digestion means you’re breaking down food your body can easily absorb. You then use those nutrients for energy, cell growth, and tissue repair so you stay healthy. The digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), is basically one long passageway of winding tubes that starts with your mouth and then moves down into your esophagus, stomach, small and large...

Gwyneth’s Version of the North Pole

Gwyneth’s Version of the North Pole

Gwyneth’s Version of the North PoleWritten by: the Editors of goop | Published on: November 17, 2022 What goes down in the goop vibrator testing lab? What’s Gwyneth giving Brad Pitt for Christmas this year? What happens when you give Cameron Diaz a bottle of wine and ask her to deliver a dessert recipe? What, according to GP, makes something worthy of a spot in our annual gift guides? Click play and let GP take you behind the scenes of our unconventional holiday workshop. Get the (G. Label) Look G. Label by goop Panella...

Chic New Balm Colors—Wear Them Everywhere

Chic New Balm Colors—Wear Them Everywhere

Chic New Balm Colors—Wear Them EverywhereWritten by: Jean Godfrey-June | Published on: November 20, 2022 We reimagined our bestselling, wildly giftable clean lip balm trio in new colors, right on time for the holidays. You get three full-size balms—one clear, one a translucent pink-nude, and the other a sheer bright red—in each box. With their silky texture, exquisite pigments, and nourishing ingredients, these balms are the ultimate luxury for lips. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Clean Nourishing Lip Balm Trio goop, $48 SHOP NOW what’s your shade? Meet Peony and Tomato, two new, wintry-cool tones designed...