• Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    9 Things To Tell Yourself During A Run To Make It A Little More Bearable

    9 Things To Tell Yourself During A Run To Make It A Little More Bearable

    Running seems to be one of those truly dualistic exercises. On the one hand, it can give you a high that feels euphoric, as though you're literally invincible. On the other hand, it can make you feel like you've entered a fresh new layer of hell. So, it's all but necessary to figure out how […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating To Boost Your Energy Before Your Workout

    10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating To Boost Your Energy Before Your Workout

    Fueling your body properly is pretty much the most important part of having a body in the first place, especially if you use it a lot — no secret, right? I'm sure you hear a lot about the many superfoods out there, and all the wonderful benefits they can promise for your body. But if you […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    This Is What The Occasional Drunk Cigarette Is Actually Doing To Your Body

    This Is What The Occasional Drunk Cigarette Is Actually Doing To Your Body

    Admit it: You've probably found yourself at a party, about three Moscow mules deep, and suddenly having a cigarette (or two) seems like a great idea — even if you aren't “normally” a smoker. And for whatever reason, it feels unusually satisfying, and doesn't make you cough the way you would if you took a […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    Yes, It's Normal To Have Hair On Your Nipples, And Here's What You Should Know

    Yes, It's Normal To Have Hair On Your Nipples, And Here's What You Should Know

    So, you happen to have noticed a strand or two of hair has taken residence on your areolas. Rest assured, you aren't alone and really, I swear, having hair on your nipples is totally normal. In fact, it's estimated that about 30 percent of women have it, despite how little it's discussed (which also means, in all […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    6 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Singing, Even If You're Completely Tone Deaf

    6 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Singing, Even If You're Completely Tone Deaf

    Ever noticed how rad it feels to sing in the shower? Or how, after a few beers, everyone at the bar somehow magically gathers around a piano to belt out “Bohemian Rhapsody” in perfectly drunk harmony, and it's the best thing that's happened to any of you, like, ever? Well, there's actually some science behind […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Life

    This Woman's Horrifying Experience Shows The Dangers Of Bleaching Your Hair At Home

    This Woman's Horrifying Experience Shows The Dangers Of Bleaching Your Hair At Home

    Dying your hair at home can be a fun experience, but unfortunately, it's easy for this experimentation to go real wrong, real fast. When 29-year-old Kirsty Weston took the plunge herself and tried to create the Insta-trendy unicorn hair look at home, she learned just how bad DIY hair coloring can turn out to be. Weston, […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    Here's How Meditating Before Bed Every Day For A Week Helped Quiet My Busy Mind

    Here's How Meditating Before Bed Every Day For A Week Helped Quiet My Busy Mind

    There are countless well-documented studies out there to back up the benefits of meditation. To name just a few of the perks, meditation can lower your cortisol levels, limit the effects of depression, and increase your ability to regulate your emotions. Still, getting into meditation can feel like a bit of a daunting task.  In case […]
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    5 Different Kinds Of Discharge You Could Experience, And What They Actually Mean

    5 Different Kinds Of Discharge You Could Experience, And What They Actually Mean

    If you have a vagina, I'm willing to bet you've probably wondered whether or not your discharge is normal. After all, vaginas can be kind of confusing as it is, and depending on the time of month, your discharge could change texture, consistency, smell, or even color. First of all, it's important to know vaginal […]
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    I Tried Switch Playground And I Think I'm Going To Be Sore For The Rest Of My Life

    I Tried Switch Playground And I Think I'm Going To Be Sore For The Rest Of My Life

    Imagine for a moment, everything you could ever possibly do when you go to the gym — running on the treadmill, resistance training, yoga, lifting free weights, battle ropes, stationary bikes. Now imagine doing all of those in one day, or rather, in one hour. If you feel exhausted just thinking about that, imagine how exhausted […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    This Is What's Actually Happening In Your Brain When You Get A Runner's High

    This Is What's Actually Happening In Your Brain When You Get A Runner's High

    While running can sometimes feel like the most challenging and uncomfortable thing you've ever done with your body, you've probably heard of something called “a runner's high.” And I'll bet you probably envy those who have told you they've actually experienced the phenomenon. But what exactly is a runner's high, and what's going on in […]
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    I Tried Reiki For The First Time, And I'm Pretty Sure I Tapped Into My Mind's Eye

    I Tried Reiki For The First Time, And I'm Pretty Sure I Tapped Into My Mind's Eye

    This past week, I decided to try Reiki for the first time. For those who don't know, Reiki is an alternative healing method in which, to put it bluntly, there's a lot of touching involved. The practitioner uses hands-on-healing to tap into and transfer a “universal energy” to the recipient, which is meant to encourage physical, […]