Raven Ishak

Editorial Director of The Chill Times. Has an unhealthy obsession with puppy memes and taking baths. You can find me watching movies in the comfort of my home or wildly booking trips because I have no self-control.
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Wellness One-oh-Ones: Probiotics vs Prebiotics

Welcome to the Wellness One-oh-Ones, a digital encyclopedia for all your wellness needs. This series is geared to tackle those everyday questions you secretly ask yourself in wonderment when you hear about a new trend. Instead of pretending to know what people are talking about, come hang with us as we uncover the latest and greatest…

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A Non-Binary Femme’s Journey With Breast Cancer

If you were to ask any person about their relationship or thoughts about breast cancer, they would probably inform you about their stories, whether it was their own, via a family member or a friend, or something they probably read online. The connected branches are more common than we’d like to admit, but with over…

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6 Benefits of Burning Candles in Your Home

Take a moment to visualize what an ideal calming night in your home would entail. Does it involve a home-cooked meal? A Netflix marathon? Or a warm bath with bubbles and wine? Whatever your ideal self-care night-in might include, we’re 100 percent sure that you’re going to a light a candle (or five) to set the mood…

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Ask Chinae: ‘How Do I Make a Difference In Politics Without Involving Money?’

With the midterm elections happening right around the corner, it’s imperative now more than ever that we go out and vote. However, while a vote can push us to actively engage in social issues, there are 364 days out of the rest of the year where we can choose to show up, get involved, and…

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All the Ways You Can Implement Self-Care Practices in to Your Home

Creating a home sanctuary to return to after a hectic day in the office has only recently become popular. While things might’ve been different a few years ago, nowadays, most people have been on the hunt to figure out how to create a safe space for them to find peace, to feel relaxed, and to…

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CND and Chillhouse Combine Forces to Create a Mani Runway Show of Your Dreams

This year’s NYFW beauty looks took runways by storm with an array of metallic shades; clean-slate, bright-skin canvases; and witch-length nails that would make your nail beds extremely happy. But with each season that arrives, comes fashion and beauty trends that leave us wishing we could take each look from runway to real-way without having to…

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Big Night In: How I Found My JOMO

I am a homebody. Don’t kill the messenger, but I prefer a night in with a tub (you heard right) of ice cream instead of going out to the club with the girls (sorry ladies, but we can get in formation another time). Truth be told, FOMO is *usually* not a part of my vernacular, and…

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The Ins and Outs of Birth Control and Everything Your School Should Have Taught You

Last week, women across the web expressed their frustrations and concerns over the comments that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearing. His conservative perception of contraceptives, especially women’s birth control, sparked outrage as he claimed that some forms of birth control are “abortion-inducing drugs,” after Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz inquired…

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3 Fashion Week Pros on How They Practice Self-Care and Avoid Burn Out 

Fashion Week— a week-long celebration about the sartorial choices that are bestowed upon us by clothes makers, trend forecasters, and editors. For over seven days straight, chaos is welcomed (if not encouraged) through the lens of unchecked emails, mountains of deadlines, and coalitions of photographers, stampeding through the NYC streets. NYC is already known as…

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