GC4W Women’s Health & Wellness

How ‘Matrescence’ Could Positively Transform Women’s Experience of Motherhood

By Belinda Haan When a woman is pregnant, her wellbeing is front and centre. Are you looking after yourself? Are you getting enough rest? Are you getting help? And once the baby arrives, the conversation swiftly moves almost solely to the wellbeing and behaviour of the baby. Is she sleeping well? Is he feeding well? Are they a good baby?…

Manuri Gunawardena’s Startup “HealthMatch” Raises $18M

By Jessie Tu The largest local health-tech funding round this year has been taken out by Manuri Gunawardena’s Aussie health-tech platform startup HealthMatch. Gunawardena, the CEO and founder of the Sydney-based startup, raised $18 million in funding from investors including capital market company Square Peg Capital, Venture capital Tempus Partners and Singapore-based January Capital. The family office of Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull…

Why You Should Set Intentions for 2021 Instead of Declaring a New Year’s Resolution

By: Josephine Atluri Dear 2020—bye! We are so over you and ready to move on to better days. As we head into the new year, let’s take a page from pandemic life and do things a little differently when it comes to planning out 2021.  So, rather than doing what you’ve done every year (making a resolution that may last for only…

Dolly Parton Donated $1M to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine

By  CHELSEY SANCHEZ Moderna is now reporting that its developing COVID-19 vaccine is 95 percent effective, and Dolly Parton is apparently partially to thank. The Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund was listed as one of the major donors in this latest breakthrough, as reported in a new article published by The New England Journal of Medicine. Earlier this year, the country singer donated $1…

Common Winter Beauty Problems—and How to Fix Them

By Anneke Knot and Hana Hong Winter beauty woes getting you down? Dropping temperatures can cause skin to change—and not always for the better. We consulted with some of the top experts in the biz to ensure you have everything you need to glow through the upcoming winter.  Flyaway hair How to prevent: Cold temperatures, wind, and excessive combing can create a buildup of…

Rare Beauty to Raise $100 Million for Mental Health Initiatives

The newly launched Rare Impact Fund aims to increase access to mental health services in underserved communities. By Bianca Betancourt Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty cosmetics line just announced the Rare Impact Fund, an initiative pledging to raise $100 million over the next 10 years to provide access to mental health services in underserved communities. Moving forward, one percent of sales…

Sophia Roe Brings Wellness Conversation To The Communities Where It Began

Her new show ‘Counter Space’ tells stories where food security, racial justice, and sustainable food systems all equate to wellness. By Jayme Cyk You can’t talk about crystals, veganism, palo santo, or herbs without giving allegiance and recognition to those who have built principles and rituals around those topics. Before it became a thriving category in the beauty industry, wellness was…

Here’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Getting an Emotional Support Animal

By Carina Hsieh and Elizabeth Narins It’s no secret that animals can lift your spirits — aside from y’know, personal experience, studies even show this. But if you have a qualifying mental or emotional disorder, the therapeutic bennies of having a qualified fur baby by your side can help even more. Of course, plain old pets aren’t always permitted in certain…