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Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Christine:

How to End a Life-Draining Friendship, According to Communication Pro Bianca Olthoff

Friend breakups suck—but Bianca Olthoff has figured out a way for them to suck a little less.In her latest book, , out August 27, 2019, the popular speaker lays out a guide for how to end that fruitless friendship while still remaining positive, as well as tips on how to handle life’s other difficult situations.Related: How Mindfulness [...] → Read More

Is It a Heart Attack or a Panic Attack? Here's How to Tell

On paper, panic attacks and heart attacks look suspiciously similar, with symptoms like dizziness, heart palpitations and tingling hands and feet making the list for both ailments.While it’s always best to err on the side of caution when you feel like you have a medical emergency, knowing the telltale differences between a heart attack and [...] → Read More

Try The Trend Sampled Six Popular Mindfulness Techniques—Here's What Worked Best

We’ve heard a lot about mindfulness—mindful meditation, mindful eating, mindful exercise—but living in the moment can often seem pretty tricky, especially when your inbox is brimming with emails and the group text is going off nonstop.As complex as living more mindfully sounds, it’s definitely worth it. New research shows that even an informal meditation practice [...] → Read More

Want Homemade Ice Cream But Don't Have a Machine? Try The Trend Tested Two Methods

Cold, creamy and oh-so delicious, nothing beats the summer heat quite like a scoop of your favorite ice cream—bonus points if you DIY at home, no truck, scoop shop or desperate midnight run to the store required.Related: Here’s the Scoop on the Latest Non-Dairy Ice Cream Pints, Bars and Other Frozen TreatsWant in on the homemade [...] → Read More

What Is ASMR? Here's How to Know If You Have It

Does the sound of Bob Ross’s paintbrush scratching against the canvas send shivers down your spine? Does hearing scissors snip away at your hair make your brain feel tingly? It might be ASMR.ASMR, short for autonomous sensory meridian response, is often described as a pleasant tingling sensation that starts on the scalp and moves down [...] → Read More

Eat Your Water! 7 Fruits and Vegetables That Will Keep You Hydrated

Even though the human body is about 60 percent water, many of us struggle to get our daily recommended amount of H2O.But if you think endless trips to the water cooler with your trusty Nalgene or S’well are the only way to get your fix, think again! A number of fruits and vegetables can keep [...] → Read More

Is Makeup With SPF Enough to Protect Against Skin Cancer and Aging?

Summer is here and the sun is brutal! While most of us know to slather on sunscreen before hitting the pool or going to the beach, SPF smarts are something you should practice year-round.Lucky for us, many cosmetics brands include SPF in foundations, BB creams and powders, making sun safety easier than ever—but is you [...] → Read More

A Side-by-Side Comparison of How the New Lion King Scenes Look Next to The Originals

With a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Beyoncé, Donald Glover and Seth Rogen, The Lion King remake is sure to be a box office hit, but many diehard Disney fans (like us!) are wondering how the CGI adaptation will stack up next to the animated classic.To tide you over until the movie’s July 19 [...] → Read More

The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Shares the Weirdest Thing She's Been Served as 'the Vegan'

Mayim Bialik is used to being “the vegan” at get-togethers—and she wants you to know that hosting a plant-based eater isn’t as difficult as it seems.Related: Vegan Burgers, Brats and Hot Dogs That Even Carnivores Love“About 50 percent of people say they get nervous and panic when a vegan is coming to their barbecue,” says Bialik. “There [...] → Read More

How Do Wish and Amazon Compare? Try the Trend Tested Three Products to Find Out

When it comes to getting goods delivered to your doorstep, many shoppers rely on Amazon, but lately a competitor has encroached on the conglomerate’s territory.Called Wish, the rival company offers a similar breadth of goods but at a steep discount—sometimes up to 90 percent off the prices of similar Amazon goods.But is it too good to [...] → Read More

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Shares His No. 1 Tip for First-Time Pride-Goers

Jonathan Van Ness has helped countless people feel at home in their bodies—and now he’s taking his talents to pride month celebrations.The Queer Eye star teamed up with Smirnoff to host “House of Pride,” an exhibit in Manhattan that celebrates the LGBTQ community’s history. The pop-up experience is part of the company’s Welcome Home campaign [...] → Read More

Exclusive: Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert Says Her New Novel Is Really a Memoir

International bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert is back with a new read. , out now, chronicles the life of Vivian Morris, beginning in the 1940s when she is 19 years old and living in New York City and following her through 2010.Related: Here Are the 3 Books Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert Is Reading Right NowMedia mogul Oprah [...] → Read More

Is Stress Killing Your Relationship? Here's How to Beat Bedroom Burnout

With nearly half of American workers reporting burnout, it’s no surprise these feelings of exhaustion and malaise are seeping into our love lives.“Many couples who are having issues project it onto their relationship, their married life—and the problem isn’t that at all,” says Mary Jo Rapini, LPC, licensed sex and intimacy psychotherapist. “It’s what’s going [...] → Read More

What Are Adaptogens? 6 Powerful Smoothie Supplements to Get You Started

Celebs from Gwyneth Paltrow to Mandy Moore have hopped aboard the adaptogen bandwagon—but what exactly are adaptogens and what benefits do they offer?Put simply, an adaptogen is a natural substance, such as a plant or herb, that helps your body adapt to stress. Although the term “adaptogen” was coined by a Russian pharmacologist in 1947, [...] → Read More

Internet Sensation and Meme Queen Grumpy Cat Is Dead at 7

It’s a sad day for animal lovers and meme addicts alike. Grumpy Cat, the sour-faced kitty whose signature grimace launched her into internet stardom, has died at age 7.The death was announced on Friday on Twitter.Some days are grumpier than others…— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019 “We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the [...] → Read More

13 Celebs Who Bought Their Moms Houses When They Made It Big

Sure, a standard bouquet and card combo is a budget friendly way to bring a smile to your mom’s face, but wouldn’t you want to give her something grander if you were making the big bucks? That’s what some celebs did when they hit the big time. Here’s just a few stars—from football pros to [...] → Read More

Laila Ali on How She Gets Her Kids to Pitch In—Plus Her Healthiest Habits

Whether she’s powering through a workout, filming her Emmy Award-winning TV show or caring for her two young kids, world-class athlete Laila Ali knows a thing or two about staying energized.Her secret? Simple decisions in her day-to-day life.“Every time you make a choice, through the product that you’re buying and using, the foods that you eat, making [...] → Read More

You Can Help Protect the Planet's Most Vulnerable Species With These Eco-Friendly Charities

Our five simple moves—from swapping your sunscreen to inviting bees into your yard—can help guard the planet’s most vulnerable critters. So can donating to the environmental nonprofit Earth Day Network’s “Protect Our Species” campaign or to the charities below.Related: Ditch Plastic for These Reusable ItemsGive Bees a ChanceEarth’s bee population is dwindling, which is bad news [...] → Read More

Queen Latifah Says 'Burnout Is Not Just a Word, It Is Something Physical'

With credits like Girls Trip’s Sasha Franklin and Chicago’s Matron “Mama” Morton, it’s hard to imagine Queen Latifah feeling anything other than powerful and in charge—but the actress and rapper confesses that her life hasn’t been all laughs.“I’ve had to literally go away and recover from burnout,” says Latifah. “Burnout is not just a word; you can be [...] → Read More

Here's Everything Scandal's Bellamy Young Saw While Working for Gender Equality in Rwanda

Bellamy Young is no stranger to powerful women. Known for her role as first lady-turned-president Mellie Grant on ABC’S Scandal, the star surrounds herself with idols who embody girl power.“Michelle Obama blew my mind when she came into my life,” says Young. “I was on a show doing the whole first lady track and then presidential track, [...] → Read More