Nandini Maharaj

Nandini Maharaj is a freelance writer covering health, wellness, identity, and relationships. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and a PhD in public health. Her work has appeared in American Kennel Club, SELF, Insider, and Byrdie. She is a dog mom to Dally, Rusty, and Frankie.
I Tried the Viral “Alpha Bridge” Method to See if It Could Help Me Fall Asleep Faster
This might just be the secret to better sleep in any bed.
Jul 2, 2024
I Tried a “Dopamine Detox” for a Weekend and It Worked — Just Not in the Way I Expected
I asked a pro to weigh in on the trend.
Jun 11, 2024
I Tried TikTok’s Cozy “Sweatshirt Hack” and I’ve Never Slept So Well
It’s a game-changer for any hurkle-durklers out there.
May 4, 2024
I Tried the "Reverse To-Do List" Method and I've Never Been Less Stressed
It makes my WFH days so much better.
Feb 1, 2024
I Tried TikTok’s “Cozy Cardio” Trend, and It Transformed My Workout Routine
You can do it from the comfort of your own home.
Jan 5, 2024
9 Mindfulness Exercises to Ease Everyday Stress
Work these low-lift habits into your daily routine.
Oct 19, 2023
The Sound Piece of Dating Advice You Should Apply to Your Job Search
Hint: It has to do with your ex.
Jul 9, 2023
9 Cheap Ways to Stay Cool with Things You Already Have at Home
Don’t pack away your winter scarves just yet.
Jun 19, 2023
How to Reclaim a Sense of Community When True Crime Lands on Your Doorstep
I talked to a psychologist for advice on how to cope.
Nov 18, 2022
How I Use Fake Flowers for a Mental Health Boost
They're scent-free and safe for pets and allergies.
Oct 19, 2022
3 Reasons It's Completely OK to Abandon a Hobby
Here's how to let go of that hobby that's become a chore, according to a therapist.
Sep 8, 2022
After My Dog Passed Away, This Common Grieving Advice Made It Harder to Let Go
Figuring out what to do with my dog's belongings was one of the hardest parts.
Jul 19, 2022