There’s A Bath & Body Works Candle For Every Quarantine Mood

Freda A. Nix

As one of life’s little luxuries, lighting a scented candle is an easy way to make your home or studio apartment a more enjoyable place to spend time in self-isolation. Whether you take yours on your coffee table, flickering beside your wine glass during a Zoom happy hour, or on your kitchen counter while you pull out ingredients for your fourth loaf of banana bread, it’s likely that over the past three weeks, you’ve burned down the wick in your go-to jar.

That’s why now is a great time to stock up at everyone’s favorite candle superstore: Bath & Body Works. With tons of scents to choose from — from iconic bestsellers like Eucalyptus + Spearmint to new floral innovations for spring — we’ve broken down a handy list to make your shopping easier: A scented candle for every quarantine mood. To find your perfect scent match, keep

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Boost Your Mood While Stuck Indoors With These Light Therapy Lamps

Freda A. Nix

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Everyone gets a little down after being stuck inside for too long. And with stay-at-home orders in full effect around the globe, that low feeling might be an epidemic on its own. A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 45% of adults say the coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. So if you’ve been feeling especially low these last few weeks, you’re not alone.

On top of the coronavirus pandemic, many parts of the country are still in the throes of a rainy, cloudy early spring. For around 10 million Americans, these weather conditions lead to seasonal affective disorder (aptly abbreviated to SAD), which is characterized by depression, low energy, sleepiness and increased appetite.

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Basically, we’re experiencing a perfect storm for poor mental health. But there is good news. A few effective home

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Molly Bernard’s Brooklyn Apartment Is an Instant Mood Lifter

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Before embarking on a search for her dream New York City apartment, actor Molly Bernard compiled a wish list. Light was a top priority, she decided, as was a one-and-a-half or two-bedroom space with enough room to grow a family. Other items included in-unit laundry, a dishwasher, and the sort of overall warmth and sense of safety that comes only from the experience of feeling truly at home. “What I ended up getting was a one-bedroom apartment with a fantastic view of the city—which was nowhere near my list of things,” she reveals with a laugh. “Laundry’s in the basement and I won’t be able to grow into this space when my partner and I decide to have kids, but for now,” she says, “it’s absolutely perfect.”

<div class="caption"> Statement-making accents in the living room include a custom <a href="https://fave.co/2UJZXvU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:West Elm sectional" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">West Elm sectional</a>, a <a href="https://www.coldpicnic.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cold Picnic" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cold Picnic</a> rug, and a woven painting by friend <a href="https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/ethan-cooks-home-is-just-as-vibrant-as-his-artwork?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ethan Cook" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ethan Cook</a>. “He brought it over the day I moved in,” Molly says, “and that ended up informing the design of the whole room.” </div>
Statement-making accents in the living room include a custom West Elm sectional, a Cold Picnic rug, and a woven painting
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