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I tried a light-therapy desk lamp to improve my concentration *and* mood

Before I dive in, a friendly tip to anyone who tries the Lumie Vitamin L SAD Lamp ($99): I really wished I had worn sunglasses the first time I turned on the light-therapy desk lamp. That first time, I incorrectly pointed the device directly at my face, providing a white hot halo behind my laptop. But, y’know what they say about hindsight…anyway, I wasn’t wearing sunglasses, but I was absolutely prepared for this light-therapy desk lamp to boost my mood, and, by proxy, my work focus and productivity.

But before I dive in further, yet another disclaimer I feel compelled … Read More

Why foods and supplements for lactation aren’t always the best solution for breastfeeding moms

If there is one thing that is (often unfairly) hammered upon new mothers, it’s the importance of breastfeeding. It’s also one of the most emotionally and physically demanding things you can ask of a new mother. You’re expected to be the sole source of nourishment for a tiny human! In an overwhelming time with so many unknowns, a mother’s milk supply is constantly on her mind. (I should know—I had a baby in March of 2019 and I am still obsessing about my milk.)

A quick Google search will deliver literally millions of articles and references about the best … Read More