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How Mindful Baking Heals

Flour, Sugar, and the Flow My favorite life moments are when I completely lose track of me. I’m chopping toasted walnuts, simmering Jonathan apples with vanilla bean, and working butter, salt, and flour to a consistency only my fingertips can recognize. Playing with the dough like a kid, I layer the filling over the bottom crust and mess with the...

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How to Grow Tropical Plants at Home

Baby it’s cold outside, but these easy-breezy houseplants can add an instant island vibe to your home no matter what’s happening out there. Your dreams for a Caribbean getaway this year get dashed by a pandemic that most of closed the country’s borders, too? While it’s not quite the same as frolicking on sugary soft beaches flanked by...

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CBD in Beauty: Is it More than Skin Deep?

The “it” cannabinoid is the hottest ingredient in skincare, but will it really make you hot? The CBD beauty market is on track to reach $25 billion globally in the next 10 years—a mindblowing figure when you consider that five years ago, most of us hadn’t even heard of CBD. I hadn’t. Then I did, and soon it was everywhere, being sold as a potential cure for everything, hawked by everyone—the gas station attendant pushing CBD gummies; the elderly neighbor talking about the CBD tincture that got him back on the pickleball court; and even the girl from high school who stumbled into my DMs reciting practiced MLM scripts and urging every- one in her orbit to join her marketing mission, to get in on the...

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CBN for Zzz

Sleep is a vital sign of health and well-being, and I’m an insomniac—have been for as long as I’ve been an adult. I’m also a magazine junkie, so every month I read another article about the importance of restful shut-eye and tips to help me achieve it. And I’ve tried them all, to no avail. I bought blackout...

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