English Taylor

English Taylor is a health and lifestyle writer who covers everything from tampons to taxes (and why the former should be free of the latter).
4 (Free!) Dry Skin Remedies You Can Steal from the Kitchen
Getting the moisture your skin craves doesn't have to mean purchasing an expensive cream or braving the elements with a trip to the drugstore.
Dec 4, 2023
4 Beauty Products You Should Actually Be Storing in the Fridge
Bonus: regain some space in your bathroom.
Nov 3, 2022
The Sunday Scaries are a Real Thing—and Here’s How to Manage Them
It’s Sunday afternoon and the sun is setting on the weekend. It suddenly hits you: Tomorrow’s Monday. Dozens of emails, unwritten school papers, difficult colleagues, or household chores will be vying for your attention tomorrow. You’re anxious and overwhelmed… and it’s not even Monday. This experience is known as the Sunday Scaries. According to a 2015 survey from job site Monster.
May 3, 2019
The 5-Letter Trick to Making Resolutions Stick
With the New Year right around the corner, now is the time to reflect on the past twelve months and contemplate resolutions for the future. Whether it’s eating more healthily, paying off credit card debt or flossing, setting goals helps you create a life filled with actions or accomplishments that reflect your values. If only it was that simple. Ever gone into January with the best of intentions, only to toss them aside or forget about them come February?
May 3, 2019
Short on Floor Space? Try Chair Yoga
Wellness doesn’t have to mean an expensive membership, early wake-up call, or taking an hour out of your packed schedule. There are practical and simple ways to take care of your body and mind that effortlessly fit into your routine, budget, and environment. Chair yoga, for example, is a form of yoga that—you guessed it—can be done from a desk, kitchen, or living room chair—no gym, mat, funds, extra space or commute required.
May 3, 2019
Why March 6th Holds the Key to Your New Year’s Resolution
Ever heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Turns out, it may require longer than just three weeks for your New Year’s resolution to become second nature. New research shows that it takes 66 days on average to form a habit — busting the old 21-day myth.
May 3, 2019
Is This the Most Underrated Home Exercise?
Recent Pinterest data reveals that saves related to tai chi are up 189 percent. Initially created as a form of self-defense, today tai chi has evolved into a gentle and restorative form of fitness that’s often described as a “moving meditation” and an “art that embraces the mind, body, and spirit.” The Mayo Clinic lists stress reduction, increased energy, and improved flexibility, balance, and muscle strength as benefits of tai chi. Is tai chi the new yoga?
May 3, 2019
How A Global Jetsetter Stays Fit in a Hotel Room (With Zero Equipment)
Travel, odd hours, long commutes, family time, and rough weather often makes heading to the gym or outside for a walk the last priority on your ever-growing to-do list. Plus, when you don’t have enough room to store gym equipment, let alone roll out a yoga mat, achieving your exercise goals can feel next to impossible. If you’re short on time and space, Mitzi Gaskins, the Global Brand Leader for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, is here to help.
May 3, 2019
Why Does Cancelling Plans Feel So Good?
A little exploration of the science behind self care, and why sending that "Hey, I can't make it anymore" text feels so damn good.
May 3, 2019
3 Mistakes You’re Making When You Stretch
Stretching is critical component of physical fitness and overall health. “It keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints,” according to experts at Harvard Health. “Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
May 3, 2019
Don’t Make These 3 Unhealthy Bedtime Sleep Mistakes
Did you know that March is National Sleep Awareness Month? That’s right—there’s a month dedicated to crawling in bed and catching up on Zzz’s. Eager to celebrate? Us, too. But before you pull out your matching PJs, cue up Netflix, and set an alarm on your iPhone, make sure you’re not making these common sleep mistakes. You’ve likely heard this sleep “no no” over and over again. But do you know the science behind it?
May 3, 2019
Beyond the Mop: How To Infuse Spring Cleaning With Feng Shui
As we approach a brand new season, you may find yourself with an extra spring (pun intended) in your step. Instead of lounging on the couch watching football or recovering from heavy holiday food comas, spring’s warmer weather and abundance of green causes us to shed our down coats for short sleeves, head outdoors, and crave light, fresh foods. It’s important to welcome spring into our homes, too. But we’re not just talking about finally dry cleaning your duvet.
May 3, 2019
Do These 3 Natural Teeth Whiteners Really Work?
Confidently flashing a smile can indicate confidence and friendliness, and make a strong first impression. So it’s totally normal to chase whiter, brighter teeth by turning to a professional for treatments or reaching for a package of whitener at the drugstore.
May 3, 2019
Parting With My Studio Apartment—and My Independence
When my partner and I left Chicago for San Francisco, we decided to hold off on moving in together. We hadn’t been dating for very long and wanted to establish our own, independent selves and lives in the new city. Plus, I had never lived by myself. I was enamored with the idea of creating my very own home, with no bathrooms to share or aesthetics to clash. I fixed my own appliances (with a little assistance from YouTube) and never split the rent or the bills for the wifi.
Mar 7, 2018
15 Little Ways to Pay It Forward This Holiday Season
Amidst the planes to catch and parties to attend, it’s easy to forget what the holidays are really about—expressing appreciation and gratitude. Doing this is known to warm our hearts more than any gift under the tree, seasonal dessert, or festive fête. Getting in touch with the true meaning of the season doesn’t require a massive check or hours spent in a soup kitchen (though these are great options, too).
Dec 19, 2017
How Your Hair Ties Can Help You Clean Your Makeup Brushes
After daily foundation applications, swirls of blush, and minutes spent in your steamy bathroom, your makeup brushes can quickly become home to unwanted oils and bacteria. This is why cleaning makeup brushes is a critical step to keeping your skin healthy and clear. But after diligently washing brushes and laying them out on a towel, they often take hours—sometimes even a full day—to fully dry.
Dec 8, 2017