When I was 13, I saved up my own money for a year and begged my parents to let me go to a weight-loss camp in the Poconos. I had been unhappy with my body since I was old enough to know that was possible and was determined to make a major change. I did my research and picked the camp that billed itself as “different” and “more fun” than other fat camps-it had even been featured in a documentary on MTV!
Share on PinterestPhotos by The Sill Looking to grow your indoor jungle the easy way? We've got a trick for you: think like nature does. If you're building up trop forest vibes or a desert climate in your home, there's plenty of new plants who will do well with your green family. We put together an easy visual chart of houseplants that have similar care requirements to your currently thriving babies.
Share on Pinterest One of my favorite mental health tools is free, abundant, and accessible. It's sunshine. If you're rolling your eyes right now, I understand. A few years ago, if someone had told me sunshine would help me pull myself out of a depressive slump, I'd have laughed. In fact, when my doctor “prescribed” me to get out into nature more often, I felt like they were dismissing the seriousness of my mental illnesses.
Share on Pinterest Taking your plants out of their old home and placing them in a new one can feel daunting. But that's why The Sill is here. Repotting your plants is manageable and a way of keeping life fresh. First things first Repotting does not necessarily mean changing a plant's planter, but rather, changing its current soil or potting mix.
Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest At times, type 2 diabetes can feel like carrying around an incessant party pooper on your back. Anytime you want to treat yourself, he's there to swat that apple cider donut right out of your hands. And while no one is calling T2 diabetes a party, there are plenty of ways to keep your condition from raining on your parade.
Share on Pinterest Every August, Angel City Brewing releases their annual limited edition Avocado Ale, a Kölsch-style beer brewed with the soft green stuff as well as cilantro and lime - a truly guac-ified beer. Tasters describe it as smooth, picking up the texture and subtle flavor of avocados while being an all-around highly sippable summer beer.
Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest A diabetes diagnosis often comes with a laundry list of do's and don'ts. And with all the excess info out there, it can be hard to tell which suggestions are legit and which ones are nonsense invented by the internet. We're here to give it to you straight.
Share on Pinterest “In a world where movies are 3 hours long and large sodas are upsold for only a quarter more, a hero will rise above the bathroom lines and stay in her seat until the final credits roll…” You may recognize that narration format from action movie previews, but you also may not - especially if you're anything like me.
Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Periods are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Some women ride the crimson tide for just 2 days, while others experience a weeklong horror flick, and the range of blood (or uterine lining) shed is just as unique. Pain is also highly individual; some women barely notice their period, while others resign themselves to the fetal position while cramps go all Mike Tyson on their nether regions.
Share on PinterestAll photos courtesy of Vegandalefest.com Hot dogs! Fried chicken! Mozzarella sticks! What ?! At first glance, the field of white tents, vibrant signs, and throngs of happy, hungry people could have been any food festival. But it wasn't. Hundreds lined up for fried sandwiches, grilled kabobs, and gooey comfort food.
Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Share on Pinterest Yogurt has a lot of conflicting press right now - is it good? Is it bad? And what about if you have diabetes? The answer, per usual, is kinda complicated. But fear not! If you're going through yogurt varieties faster than T Swift goes through boyfriends, we're here to help you figure out which kinds are worth your while, which are best avoided, and which it's time to break up with for good.
Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Is your brain constantly channel surfing? It's an instant gratification world. You jump from song to song, photo to photo, convo to convo. Is this the new norm, or is it ADHD? Here's a breakdown of ADHD rating scales to help you figure out what's going on.
Share on PinterestIllustration by Brittany England Ever since I was little, I've had a predisposition for wanting to be alone. My first word was “no,” and one of my earliest memories is of my mom driving me to a park one summer afternoon and me refusing to get out of the car until all the other kids joyfully playing on the monkey bars had left.
Share on PinterestIllustration by Lauren Park We've all been there: caught up trying to solve why potential friends or partners won't give you the time of day. It's especially mind-boggling when you can't seem to figure out why they aren't responding. After all, you're nice and fun to be around, right?
Share on PinterestIllustration by Irene Goddard For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to bodies of water. The weight of my body would try as hard as it could to sink me to the bottom. But my head, barely above water, would fight to keep me afloat no matter what. Being in the water, where my legs scissor-kicked beneath me and my head bobbed away, reminded me that my body, in all its clumsy glory, had found its safe haven.
Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Side hustles, Tinder, karaoke Thursdays, goat yoga - life's full of moments when we need a little extra “oomph” to get through the day. For many of us, it's as simple as ordering an extra shot in our morning latte. But for those with ADHD, taking a prescription medication like Adderall may be the key.
Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that causes symptoms like impulsivity, hyperactivity, and a lack of focus. ADHD comes with a slew of stereotypes (e.g., little kids running up and down the aisle on a plane), but the condition looks different in adults.
Share on Pinterest Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects the large intestine (aka the colon) and the inner lining of the rectum. It's a form of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in which your immune system attacks your intestines, causing inflammation, sores, and ulcers in your lower digestive tract.
Share on PinterestIllustration by Irene Goddard It's Scorpio season, loves. Scorpios are the sign most closely associated with transformation - more specifically, getting acquainted with our inner darkness to become the best possible versions of ourselves. If things are feeling a little tense right now, it's not just you.
Created for Greatist by the experts at Healthline. Read more Pie à la mode? Sounds good. Foot à la fungus? The worst. Are your toenails crumbling? Cracking? Discolored? Your nails might be trying to tell you something. You could unknowingly be walking around with nail fungus, or even psoriasis. First up, what exactly is psoriasis?
I'm a grown adult with not one but two (!!!) savings accounts, and I know that by now I should have some Very Expensive face cream to recommend, but the truth is, I am frugal. I believe that if you find a good product for a good price, you shouldn't have to feel bad about not being able to name-drop a more sophisticated alternative.