Salt cravings: activated. There’s no way around it — salt gets a bad rap. Like tofu and sugar, salt’s been demonized for years. But the benefits of salt can’t be ignored. When it comes to our health, we need to take an individualized approach. We’re all unique, after all! The secret to vibrant health, and … More Is Salt Actually Bad For You?
Retinol’s buzzy, natural alternative — the next big thing in skincare. Even for those well-versed in the world of beauty, the battle of bakuchiol versus retinol is a headline that likely hasn’t yet hit your feeds. We weren’t surprised when Kim Kardashian’s new skincare line turned out to be a whopping nine-step routine, nor were … More Everything To Know About Bakuchiol
Bounce back. Sure, we might associate chapped skin with winter, but dryness can strike at any time, and during any season. Dehydrated skin, especially, knows no bounds. Fortunately, if it’s dehydration you’re dealing with, a cure is usually far easier than it would be for plain old dry skin. Dehydrated skin is lacking in water … More How To Nourish Dehydrated Skin From The Inside Out
Here’s how to get your glow on — go beyond the medicine cabinet. Don’t you wonder why a cloud of dense, grey fog had taken residence across your face? You realize your skin was objectively dull. And while you love a good cream blush in a pinch, you wondered how you’d lost that no-makeup glow, … More Skin Looking Dull?
Show of hands for those who value great communication, transparency, and being direct and honest. I’ll go out on a limb and guess that all of you would say yes. Now, keep that hand up if you’re great at all of those things you value: communication, transparency, and honesty. Is your hand still up? Anytime … More How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Friends, Colleagues & Partners
Normally in your 20s, it’s hard to get good, quality sleep. Because of work and college studies, it’s understandable to stay up and get a few hours of studying in. But as you get older and you have a set lifestyle, having a nighttime routine is critical to a good night’s rest and a successful … More The 5 Best Linen Sheet Brands to Give Your Sleep Hygiene a Serious Upgrade
Never stop learning. Here at Messycafe, we who value the gift of learning above almost all else (alongside kindness, honesty, and authenticity), so we’re always looking for ways to feel more inspired by and engaged with the world around us. You’re never done learning. At college, you’ve only been given the tools with which to … More 10 Ways To Feed Your Intellect, Shift Your Perspective, & Satisfy Your Curiosity
Use in case of emergency. We’re always on a constant, ever-evolving search for the best mood boosters that’ll immediately pull us out of a funk. Because here’s the thing about feeling down, it can happen in an instant. One moment, you’re taking a hot girl walk, feeling your best… but the next? Negative energy sweeps … More 13 Mood Boosters To Help You Feel Better In An Instant
Deliciously easy. In putting together this list of the best-ever summer appetizer recipes, two key guardrails guided my selections. The dishes that made the cut had to 1) reflect the season’s gorgeous vibrant hues and 2) be filled with summer flavor. We’re talking about herby dips, crisp, crunchy, and colorful salads, and light but satisfying … More 10 Summer Appetizers You’ll Want To Make For Every Gathering This Season
Food tastes better outside. Our mantra for how we want to cook and eat. For our recipe planning, that means lots of items that can be served room temp or cooler, veggie-forward salads and sides, bursting-with-color summer produce, and as much cooked on the grill as possible. We’re also planning a few different menus for … More Summer Has Landed!