People are understandably looking for ways to soothe and comfort themselves these days. Making it no surprise that beauty products that promise to aid relaxation and reduce anxiety are flying off the shelves. And that includes the ones derived from hemp, commonly labeled as “hemp-derived CBD.” Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the most popular calming hemp-derived CBD products on the market right now, including lotions, tinctures, beverages and gummies.
During this stay-at-home moment, everyone is searching for ways to stay calm and purposeful. Given that April is National Poetry Month, have you considered watching a movie featuring poetry? For a calming film marathon, our resident cineaste and English major Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best poetry-themed movies, based on real-life and fictional poets and poems and those who turn to poems for solace and inspiration. Further proof, if any was needed, that we should never underestimate the power of a great poem.
Along with baking, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, board games and quilting, the art of the beautiful coloring book is experiencing an even greater Renaissance during this era of stay-at-home and social distancing than it was before. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a selection of the best calming coloring books for adults right now, including stunning and sophisticated books on fashion, travel, popular television shows, flowers, and interior design. Pencils ready?
At the moment, we’re all spending a lot more time indoors than usual. As a result, it may be time to level up our sock game. We’ve been assessing how to dress for #WFH like a boss, and also how to accessorize for all those virtual happy hours you’re attending. We’ve shared ideas on chic lounge wear and slippers. Next up? A look at the other element of our footwear. What are the best luxury designer socks with happy colors and cheerful themes perfect for your cozy chill time at home right now?
One of the hottest items in e-commerce in the past week? Jigsaw puzzles for adults. Proof positive of the soothing power of the best puzzles for adults right now. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of some of the best puzzles for adults that are beautiful to look at and calming to assemble.