• Julia Guerra in Wellness

    This Is Why It Feels So, So Satisfying To Peel Your Sunburn

    This Is Why It Feels So, So Satisfying To Peel Your Sunburn

    I am the linear definition of pale. Put me in the sun unprotected and I'll roast, and even with sunscreen liberally applied, there's a good chance I'll return with rosy cheeks. My skin's level of melanin is so low that I burn and go back to pale within a matter of days, but not without some […]
  • Julia Guerra in Wellness

    Why It's Actually Really Toxic To “Reward” Yourself With “Cheat Days”

    Why It's Actually Really Toxic To “Reward” Yourself With “Cheat Days”

    With #FitGirl culture saturating the crap out of social media, and completely unethical diet trends sweeping the world, consuming anything but salmon over a kale salad can almost feel like a sin all its own. I think the biggest mistake people make when committing to a healthy lifestyle is failing to remember it's just that: a lifestyle, not […]
  • Julia Guerra in Food

    9 Foods That Will Actually Last All Week For Your Meal Prepping Needs

    9 Foods That Will Actually Last All Week For Your Meal Prepping Needs

    I know the story all too well, friends: Monday rolls around, and life hits you fast and hard. Work responsibilities take precedence over sitting down for a full meal, social gatherings request your attendance late into the evening, and by the time you've checked everything off the to-do list, you have very little time to […]
  • Julia Guerra in Wellness

    If You Want To Improve Your Memory, You Should Add This One Thing To Your Diet

    If You Want To Improve Your Memory, You Should Add This One Thing To Your Diet

    Olive oil truly does it all. From dressing salads to soothing chapped lips, this kitchen aid does wonders for beauty treatments, and now studies show it can also have a positive effect on your mental stability. In a recent study, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University showed that extra-virgin olive […]
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    7 Essential Products To Protect Your Lips From The Sun This Summer

    7 Essential Products To Protect Your Lips From The Sun This Summer

    Unless I'm swimming, hiking, or going doing rigorous outdoor activities, you'll rarely find me hanging out in the sun. Basically, this means I'm lucky if I even remember to apply sunscreen on days when I venture outside for more than an hour at a time, let alone think twice about lip protection. It's easy to […]
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    How Yoga Culture Sculpted Both My Mental And Physical Health

    How Yoga Culture Sculpted Both My Mental And Physical Health

    I'll never forget the anxiety attack that changed my life. I was sitting at my desk on a Thursday morning in November 2016, typing away in a Word document as per usual, when suddenly it felt like my lungs were caving in. Gasping for air, hand to chest, everything felt tight, and I struggled to […]
  • Julia Guerra in Food

    9 Delicious Breakfasts You Can Easily Prepare At Your Work Desk

    9 Delicious Breakfasts You Can Easily Prepare At Your Work Desk

    I grew up in a household where Sunday breakfast was a big deal. Like, Irish-family-big-deal. Stemming from our European heritage, my mother's upbringing continued with mine, bringing us eggs, breakfast meats, bakery rolls, donuts, orange juice, coffee, or tea to a sit-down meal every weekend with my parents, sisters, and brother. Maybe it's the emotional connection […]
  • Julia Guerra in Wellness

    Here's How To Know If Your Sunburn Will Eventually Fade Into A Tan

    Here's How To Know If Your Sunburn Will Eventually Fade Into A Tan

    The summer before junior year of high school, I tagged along on a trip with my best friend and her family to South Carolina. Her mission was to finally tan my milky white skin once and for all. Long story short, she was successful, if only by a kiss of caramel on my feet, arms, […]
  • Julia Guerra in Wellness

    11 Foods To Eat To Keep Your Hair Looking And Feeling Healthy AF

    11 Foods To Eat To Keep Your Hair Looking And Feeling Healthy AF

    I know I can't be the only one who's watched those Pantene commercials enviously from the couch. All of a sudden, I'd find myself running my fingers through a few of my own #basic strands and think, “Maybe she's born with it.” Maybe she's born with it. Or maybe she just has a team of stylists […]
  • Julia Guerra in Wellness

    7 Genius Ways To Mask The Taste Of Apple Cider Vinegar And Still Get The Benefits

    7 Genius Ways To Mask The Taste Of Apple Cider Vinegar And Still Get The Benefits

    As a girl who has dedicated a huge part of her life to health and wellness, I'll implement just about anything into my diet that's been proven to be chock-full of beautifying benefits. But, I will only do so tastefully. Take apple cider vinegar, for example. The fermented fruit juice is loaded with healthy benefits. It can […]
  • Julia Guerra in Wellness

    This Is What Multitasking Is Really Doing To Your Brain, According To Science

    This Is What Multitasking Is Really Doing To Your Brain, According To Science

    Ever since the ripe age of 10 years old, I've always been a busy-body, and I attribute this to the not-always-so-wonderful worldwide web. I was in fourth grade when my family bought our very first computer, and I can remember the painful waiting periods between sibling usages. I'd get online and play hours of Tetris, […]
  • Julia Guerra on Healthy Habits

    There's A Bracelet You Can Wear To Prevent Sunburn This Summer

    There's A Bracelet You Can Wear To Prevent Sunburn This Summer

    Summer is here, vacations are booked, and the sun has come out to play (*dun, dun, dun*). While you're lying out on a donut-shaped floaty this season, sipping wine coolers and snapping selfie after selfie by the pool, summer's little miscreants (aka harmful UV rays beating down from the sky) are doing their dirty work. Sometimes, […]