Chatting with a therapist can feel intimidating at first. Follow these tips to find the right person for your personality type and communication style.
Laura Newcomer is a writer and editor with multiple years of experience working in the health, fitness and mental wellness space. Formerly senior editor at the health site Greatist, Laura now lives and works in Pennsylvania. Her writing has been published in the print anthology Doing Nutrition Differently and in Washington Post, TIME Healthland, Greatist, Lifehacker, Shape, Business Insider, and Prevention, among others. She believes in the importance of personalized approaches to nutrition and fitness as well as creating sustainable, accessible healthy food systems so that people everywhere are empowered to improve their own health. Laura enjoys exploring her interest in mental and physical wellness both on and offline, and is an avid outdoorswoman who loves hiking, kayaking, backpacking, gardening, and pretty much anything you can do outside.
Articles by Laura Newcomer
Understatement of the year: Americans have a wee bit of a waste problem. Here’s how to improve your health and shrink your eco-footprint by going zero waste.
With food labels like “gluten-free” and “organic” on almost every product, it’s hard to make smart choices. Follow our tips for decoding these tricky terms.
If you’ve got the common cold, you might not have much of an appetite. But here’s what experts say you should eat, and why superfoods are your get-well Rx.
From more motivation to better performance to improved wellbeing, a fitness community offers tons of benefits. Learn to find the tribe that’s right for you.
We live in a world that privileges extroverts. Here’s how introverts can harness their strengths and thrive on their own terms.
If you’re a sea dweller planning on running at high altitude, don’t make the same mistakes this writer made. Here are the tricks to getting altitude-ready.
In a society that values putting others before yourself, self-care can help reduce stress in a big way. Start feeling happier today with these easy rituals.
Buy your water by the bottle? Here’s your need-to-know — from spring to alkaline to enhanced bottled water brands. Spoiler alert: It’s not all good news
If you want to build muscle, diet matters just as much as weights. Here’s how scientists rank the best protein sources, from dairy and eggs to meat and legumes.
Sun’s out, guns (and buns) out. But how on point is your sunscreen game? Read this before you reach for that dusty old SPF 100 bottle.
The new FDA-approved nutrition labels will list sugar content, but it’s your job to spot it. Get to know the many secret names for added sugars.
Sometimes all-natural is the way to go (sorry, laxative-laced teatoxes). These seven teas top our list as the best sips for your health.
We’ve been taught that skim milk reigns supreme. But are there benefits to welcoming whole milk back into our stomachs? The research might surprise you.