5 Tips And Tidbits For Making Life Better This Winter

by BUST Magazine

Bite Club

On average, it takes around 500 years for a toothpaste tube to decompose and about 1.5 billion are tossed annually into landfills worldwide. Yikes. Those looking for alternatives will love Chomp, a tablet you simply chew and brush with, packaged in recyclable metal canisters (refills come in paper bags). Tastes great, too! ($8.99 for 60 tablets, chomptoothpaste.com) –Laurie Henzel

Dry Spell

“One size fits all” doesn’t apply to towels any more than it does to clothes. So when Mary Carney got tired of her post-shower experience coming up short, she decided to make her own towels in sizes that actually wrap comfortably around the average woman. The debut Towel collection, made from soft and cozy plush terry cotton, fits 3X, 5X, and 7X bodies like magic. ($60, wearetowel.com) –Lisa Butterworth

Greeting Seasons

Any creative person who loves seasons and rituals and especially a combo of the two will find that Jacqueline Suskin’s new book, A Year in Practice: Seasonal Rituals and Prompts to Awaken Cycles of Creative Expressions, speaks directly to the heart. It’s a poetic guide to exploring your creative practice and nurturing inspiration while connecting more deeply to the planet. ($18.99, jacquelinesuskin.com) –L.B.

Everybody Hurts

A body-positive life coach and hypnotherapist who specializes in navigating chronic pain, Deb Malkin is insightful, warm, funny, and often surprising on her podcast The Curiosity Cure—MindBody Wellness. Whether sharing what she learned while helping a friend loosen the vice grip of rumination or tackling the ways our feelings show up in our bodies, Malkin relates her own experiences, too, making each episode feel like a chat with a trusted friend. Find it on Apple Podcasts. –Emily Rems


If you’ve dabbled in embroidery or needlepoint, you’re probably familiar with Dollfus-Mieg & Compagnie—or DMC—a company that makes some of the best floss and tapestry thread around. Their new collection of DIY kits offers cool and easy mid-century-inspired needlepoint canvases as well as lovely embroidery designs by stitch stars like @yumikohiguchi (with online tutorials if you need ’em), perfect for inspired, contained crafting. ($12.99-$46.99, dmc.com) –L.B.

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