Helen Carefoot, Well + Good

Helen Carefoot

Well + Good

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Helen:

Are You *Too* Consumed With Other People’s Drama That Has No Bearing on Your Own Life?

It can feel exciting and satisfying to consume drama that doesn't affect your own life, but sometimes it can be overwhelming and draining, too. → Read More

Here’s What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You If You’re Constantly Waking Up Before Your Alarm

According to experts, beating your alarm clock out of bed isn't necessarily a cause for concern, but could be useful information. → Read More

Why Adding 10-Minute Micro-Dates Into Your Busy Schedule Is an Effective Relationship-Saver

A micro-date, which can be as little as 10-minutes, is an easy way to schedule in time with your partner. → Read More

Pisces Season Is Bringing Dreamy Vibes—Here’s What To Expect for Your Zodiac Sign

Astrologers share the key details to know for this final season of the astrological year. → Read More

The Best Way To Spend Extra Time on a Long Weekend, According to Your Zodiac Sign

Finding yourself with an extra day off? Here's how astrologers recommend each sign spends a long weekend. → Read More

An Astrologer and Travel Agent Share Where To Travel This Year, According to Your Zodiac Sign

The zodiac can be a helpful travel guide. Here's where each sign should travel to this year, according to an astrologer and travel planner. → Read More

What Each Zodiac Sign Can Expect This Valentine’s Day, According to Astrologers

Two oppositional transits encourage us to embrace both the dreamy and tough parts of love. → Read More

‘Snow Storming’ Is the Dating Term for Undoing Your Cuffing Season Relationships

Coined by dating app Wingman, "snow storming" is the act of severing contact with the S.O. you met during cuffing season. → Read More

Why These 3 Tough Feelings Accompany *All* Changes in Life—Good and Bad

Every change, whether welcome or not, comes with anxiety, fear, and grief. Here's how to acknowledge and move through these tough feelings. → Read More

Learn Exactly How To Protect Your New Boundaries From People Who Just Don't Get It

It may take the people in your life some time to adjust to the new boundaries you set in the New Year. Learn how to protect new boundaries from people who just don't get it. → Read More

Spooky hotels, haunted battlefields, Dracula’s castle: Readers’ scariest trips

Readers shared their scariest travel stories, from a Romanian fortress to Gettysburg, West Virginia and a murder house in Massachusetts. → Read More

How to plan — and survive — a trip with friends

Traveling with friends can be a fun experience that deepens bonds. Here's how to make a trip happen — and emerge with friendships intact. → Read More

How capsule wardrobes can simplify packing for trips

Cut down the chaos and stress of packing by tailoring your closet to pieces you'll wear repeatedly. → Read More

How to keep a yard safe for your dog — and protect the yard, too

Avoid these plants that could poison your dog or block their gastrointestinal tract. And follow these tips to keep urine from damaging your lawn. → Read More

Beauty products? Specialty foods? What we bring home from every trip.

Travelers talk about the everyday items they stock up on when they travel internationally. → Read More

How to create storage in small spaces

Not all small-space storage has to be dormlike. Designers and organizers shared their favorite tips and products for maximizing storage in a small space. → Read More

In the Bay Area, an early-20th-century estate and its stunning gardens offer period drama year-round

Each season at Filoli, a historic estate, garden and nature preserve about 30 minutes south of San Francisco, is filled with botanical delights. → Read More

Tips for setting up your home bar, during the holidays and beyond

Here’s how to put a well-appointed bar cart together. → Read More

Make your holiday decorations merrier and brighter with these tips

Make a plan so you can focus on the warmth and beauty of the season, rather than the broken lights and stress. → Read More

How to deal with bugs, mites and other common houseplant pests

It's natural for plants to attract insects. Here's how to tame them. → Read More