Yerba: A New Player in the Caffeine Game?

It’s been a long night, and you have an even longer day ahead of you. You’re tired, and you debate between taking a nap and pulling an all-nighter. What do you grab to drink for a caffeine boost?

Your Ultimate Yogurt Guide — Total Wellness

In 1908, a Russian scientist named Elie Metchnikoff argued that people in
Bulgaria were living longer and healthier lives because they were regularly
eating yogurt. He believed that the bacteria living in yogurt have the
power to foster healthy microbiomes, which profoundly influence people’s

Working Out at Home with Calisthenics

With most gyms and workout studios still closed, it can be hard to find new ways to exercise. And if you’re not the biggest fan of cardio like me, you may not be too fond of the idea of early morning runs or evening walks. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t work up a good sweat in the comfort of y

When the Craving Consumes You — Total Wellness

It’s not uncommon to hear people talking about how they are addicted to
cheese, are chocoholics, or just can’t get enough of bread. While we may
throw around the term “addiction” loosely when we discuss our favorite
foods, food addiction is actually a highly contested term, and many

Total Wellness Tries: CAVA [Restaurant Review]

by HANNAH CHEW For me, mindfulness about food is always at the top of my New Year’s resolutions. At the beginning of the year, I thus told myself that I would eat healthier by going out to eat less frequently and enjoying more of my meals at BPlate. But I have also recently realized that going o

Travel Safety Tips – Total Wellness

by STEPHANIE LIU Winter break is here and you can’t wait for your trip abroad! You want to make it memorable, but remember that safety is your number one priority. Read on to learn more about ways to stay safe and sane on your excursion! However, please keep in mind that some countries are regarde

What It Is + How To Fight It — Total Wellness

At UCLA, especially with the quarter system, we’re stuck in what seems like
an endless storm of midterms and finals. This sometimes gets the best of us
by breeding test-taking anxiety. But what exactly does test-taking anxiety
entail? This article delves into the hows and whys of test-taking a

The Science of Happiness – Total Wellness

Millions of people devoted their time and energy to chasing “happiness” and even more time attempting to define and quantify it.  Even the Founding Fathers of the United States believed that all shared an equal right to the “pursuit of happiness.”  So what exactly is this elusive “

What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health — Total Wellness

Not just for taste, the tongue is a vital organ in the body that plays key
roles in facilitating digestion, forming speech, and providing the ability
to taste. It contorts to assist swallowing, repositions to form phonetic
sounds, and receives and relays salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and…

The Truth About Introverts – Total Wellness

Have you ever been to a social event where the ice breaker question, “What is your Myers Briggs?” pops up? Myers Briggs personality tests have recently become popular tools for determining personalities. References to the difference between extroverts and introverts can be easily found on popular we

Toned Tummies for the Summer

by CHRISTINA PHAM College can be a very rewarding time, but sometimes it can seem like there is no time left to take care of yourself. Yes, grades are important and so is job-hunting. However, at the end of the day, if you do not have health, nothing else matters. One of the most important a