Leigh is a New York-based freelance journalist covering topics ranging from health and wellness to parenting and personal finance. Her work has been featured on Glamour, Well+Good, mindbodygreen, Parade NBC News, The Huffington Post, and more. When she’s not writing, you can probably find Leigh forward folding at Sky Ting Yoga, running along the Hudson, or coming up with a creative new take on avocado toast.

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    Follow These Tips for Safe, Stress-Free Travel

    By Leigh Weingus / August 5, 2021 /

    Even if you’re fully vaccinated, there are still things you can do to make traveling during the pandemic safer. Here’s what you need to know.

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    Should We Still Be Wearing Face Masks? Here’s What to Know

    By Leigh Weingus / July 13, 2021 /

    You’re strolling down the aisles of your local Trader Joe’s mask-free, when you suddenly wonder: Wait, is this actually safe? Here’s what to consider.

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    The New Post-Vaccine Rules of Entertaining

    By Leigh Weingus / May 17, 2021 /

    What does “having friends over for dinner” look like now that many of us are vaccinated or in the process of getting vaccinated? Here’s what you should keep in mind before whipping up your favorite apps. 

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    The One Spring Cleaning Chore You Actually Need to Do

    By Leigh Weingus / May 6, 2021 /

    It’s spring! And we’re excited (so excited!) to be able to get outdoors, soak up some sunshine, and see friends and family. What we’re not so excited about? Spring cleaning. Still, there’s one thing you should probably clean — especially this year.

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    Coconut Oil , Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil — What You Need to Know

    By Leigh Weingus / September 9, 2020 /

    Grocery stores are filled with an endless variety of oils on the shelves, so how do you know which oil to choose, and what is the best or worst purpose for each, and most importantly, what is the healthiest oil for you?

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    How Healthy Are Condiments, Exactly?

    By Leigh Weingus / August 24, 2020 /

    There are people with a fridge full of condiments — ketchups, BBQs, and mustards of every kind, and then there are those with just the essentials. Condiments are key to enhancing the flavor of our food — it’s why our fridge door is lined with them. After all, what would a hot dog be without ketchup? A turkey sandwich without a slather of mayo?

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    What Is the Circadian Diet, and Can It Help You Sleep Better?

    By Leigh Weingus / August 11, 2020 /

    These days, there’s a lot of buzz around the circadian diet, also known as the “body clock” diet. Like intermittent fasting, it’s a form of time-restricted eating — but the idea is that you eat in sync with your internal body clock.

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    Here’s What You Actually Need To Refrigerate — And What You Can Leave In The Pantry

    By Leigh Weingus / June 29, 2020 /

    Halfway through the year, to say that 2020 has dealt us a bit of a difficult hand so far is an understatement. While the degree of toughness varies from person to person, most people are spending a lot more time at home.

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    Looking For A Self-Care Pivot? Try Binge Reading

    By Leigh Weingus / June 26, 2020 /

    The word self-care gets tossed around a lot these days, and it can get a little … tiring. Between the deep breathing, bubble baths and downward facing dogs, sometimes self-care leaves us more in our heads than out of them.

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    Having A Hard Time Concentrating? Here’s Your Therapist-Approved Action Plan

    By Leigh Weingus / June 18, 2020 /

    The last few months have been … strange, to say the least. As we continue to at least partially hunker down at home, many of us are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety as we worry about our jobs, our health, and the health of our loved ones.

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    Why Everyone is Baking Sourdough Bread During COVID-19

    By Leigh Weingus / May 20, 2020 /

    If you’ve opened your Instagram feed recently, you’ve probably noticed something: Sourdough bread is everywhere. Your mom is baking it, your best friend’s college roommate has mastered the art of the sourdough starter, and people are even leading Instagram workshops on it.

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    No, I Don’t Want To Join Your Zoom Happy Hour—And It Has Nothing To Do With You

    By Leigh Weingus / April 29, 2020 /

    To say that how we interact with others has changed is an understatement. Since social distancing orders were put in place in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coffees, brunches, dinners, happy hours, parties, weddings, sporting events and vacations have all been canceled. These days, interactions with non-immediate family members have mostly been limited to texting, phone calls, and video chats.

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    How I Finally Cured My Insomnia by Breaking This *One* Rule

    By Leigh Weingus / April 24, 2020 /

    There are people who have the occasional bad night of sleep, and then there’s me: A 33-year-old woman who has spent several nights a week tossing and turning until the sun comes up since she was 10 years-old.

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