Posts by Nicolle Mackinnon

Why We Need to Pay Attention to the Maternal Mortality Crisis, Says Christy Turlington Burns

The United States ranks 46th in the world for maternal mortality. In 2018, more than 300,000 mothers worldwide died due to complications related to child birth—and many of those deaths are preventable, says Christy Turlington Burns, former model, and founder of the nonprofit Every Mother Counts. “That got me really activated,” she said at WELL…

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10 Most Inspiring Quotes from WELL Summit Brooklyn

WELL Summit in Brooklyn on Oct. 5 and 6, 2018, brought together wellness luminaries and experts from across the country. They shared their expertise and enlightened more than 700 attendees with grounded knowledge and actionable challenges. Here are 10 of the most inspiring quotes from WELL Summit 2018. 1. Christy Turlington Burns, activist, film maker,…

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13 Ingredients You Should Avoid In Your Makeup + Skincare (And Why)

With more awareness about ingredients in food and personal care products coming to light, there’s been a pendulum swing for many consumers, and more people are asking: How do we know what’s actually safe to put on our bodies? In the largely unregulated cosmetics industry—there hasn’t been federal legislation regarding beauty and personal care products…

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