Lifestyle, Mental Health, and Healthy Living

Why You Feel So Stressed After a Vacation

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You’ve just returned home from vacation — sun-kissed and blissed out — but the moment you open your inbox or spot the pile of mail that accumulated in your absence, you’re hit with a crippling sense of anxiety. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. According to Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist and co-host of radio show “The Web,” it’s normal to experience some degree of stress or disorientation when you’re coming down from the high of vacation.

Believe It or Not, There's a Smart Way to Procrastinate

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How many times have you started an important task, only to find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram 20 minutes later ― and then chastising yourself for getting distracted? Because of common (read: inevitable) instances like this, most people have negative, guilt-inducing associations around the concept of procrastination. But Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist, says procrastination itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s how you approach it that determines whether it becomes a burden or a tool.

10 Foods That Double as DIY Beauty Products

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Ran out of moisturizer? On a tight budget? Not a big fan of chemicals and additives in your beauty products? Don’t stress — just head to your kitchen. You can easily MacGyver foods you’ve got in the fridge into your own homemade skin care line. Here are 10 tasty foods that double as amazing DIY beauty treatments.

How to Stay Healthy While Working From Home

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In theory, it’s easier to be healthy when you’re working from home. The reality, however, probably looks something like this: Slumped on your couch wearing workout clothes you never worked out in, tapping away on your laptop, and eating peanut butter out of the jar because you didn’t have the time or energy to make lunch. Creating a healthy work-life balance is hard enough when you work in an office all day, but it can be just as hard when work and life are happening in the same space. Find out how you can avoid the pitfalls and maximize the benefits of working from home.

6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

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Social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made it easier than ever to be an omnivorous consumer of information, obsessively gathering facts and opinions until you feel increasingly frustrated and helpless. The good news is that it’s possible to manage your stress around politics without deleting your social media apps or escaping to a remote island. These six practical strategies can help you find a healthy balance between staying informed and staying sane.

How to Unplug From Work When You're on Vacation

In the era of push notifications, reliable wifi, and remote offices, learning to actually disconnect from work has become a lost art. Even if you manage not to check your emails or answer calls during vacation, you might still end up spending your well-deserved time off in a mild haze of work-related anxiety.

The 7 Best Vacations For Your Body

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If your idea of a vacation is getting sloshed at noon, eating your weight in chips and salsa, and then falling asleep in the sun, it’s time to start thinking outside the box. Yes, vacations are the perfect time to unwind and relax, but they’re also ideal opportunities to prioritize your mental and physical well-being. Whether you like the idea of an all-inclusive wellness retreat, fitness boot camp, or health-conscious resort, we’ve got you covered.