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Some Big News From Greatist

I’ve got some big news to share.

Greatist has been acquired by Healthline, one of the best and biggest health sites out there.

It’s no doubt a wild ride for digital publishers these days, and we’re excited to partner with a brand that’s so complementary to ours. Healthline is great at scale, quality, resources, and profitability—all things that make them a smart business for us to align with! Oh, and we’re hopeful some of Greatist’s strengths, like our strong brand and voice, will have some influence here too. I’m sure our brand will evolve in the coming months—that’s always the way it works—but we’re excited for Greatist to grow while maintaining its soul and important message.

When I started Greatist eight years ago, I set out to build a brand in health and wellness that would make you feel better about yourself instead of worse. A brand that spoke to you like a friend who’s just a little further along. A brand that encouraged you to improve and celebrated when you got even a little better. Since then, the health space has changed an awful lot. Wowza. Health is cool now! (Even salads, I think!) And while a lot of what’s new in health is presented through an uncertain Instagram filter, it’s heartwarming to know a lot has improved for the better. And I’d like to think we played a role in pushing the right narrative forward.

I couldn’t be more proud of what Greatist and its extraordinary team have accomplished, from day 1 to whatever-the-heck day it is now. And I’m excited about how the space will continue to change. As our Healthline chapter begins, I’ll be taking a break before starting work on my next great brand that does good (if you’d like to keep up with what I do next, sign up here).

Thank you all for an amazing, unforgettable ride—and thank you all for being such a greatist.

– Derek Flanzraich
Founder & CEO, Greatist

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How Candice Kumai Found Major Confidence After Some Serious Setbacks

Welcome to Behind the Confidence, a video series about the real, unfiltered journey to self-belief. We talked to four health and wellness pros who prove true confidence doesn’t stem from a “like,” nor does it magically happen overnight. It’s about finding what makes you feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Your confidence levels can go up and down depending on what’s going on in your life. Chef and wellness expert Candice Kumai knows this all too well. Her confidence plummeted during two of the toughest years of her career. “I think inevitably… you end up struggling one way or another, and sometimes you have to look back in life and say, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I got through that, and I came out a better person because of it,’” she says.

Better is an understatement: Kumai is at the top of her game. In this video, she talks about how important it is to pursue your passion and live a life full of chances and challenges—and how to remain confident through it all.

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Jenné Claiborne Has Some Awesome Advice for Anyone Who Feels Defeated

Welcome to Behind the Confidence, a video series about the real, unfiltered journey to self-belief. We talked to four health and wellness pros who prove true confidence doesn’t stem from a “like,” nor does it magically happen overnight. It’s about finding what makes you feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Jenné Claiborne’s bright smile is contagious. So when you scroll through her blog, Sweet Potato Soul, or her Instagram feed full of vegan creations and stylish snapshots, it’s easy to assume she never has an off day. But the truth is: No one’s perfect. “When I first started my journey as a vegan professional, it was hard,” she says. “But everything I worked hard for… I’m really seeing the rewards.”

In this video, Claiborne talks about the struggles she faced while following her dreams and the moments she actually lost her confidence. The best part: She’s got advice for how you too can stick it out when times get tough.

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Who Couldn’t Use Some Empowering Illustrations Right Now?

Being an adult is hard (like, really hard). That was painfully obvious this week, when many people felt like their world got turned upside down. It’s at times like these when it’s more important than ever to remember you are stronger than you think and your feelings are valid. And that’s exactly what these beautifully designed illustrations from Hana Shafi (a.k.a. The Frizz Kid) help you do.

Check out our favorites below, and while you’re at it, go follow her on Tumblr or Instagram—each graphic is like getting a bear hug from your best friend.

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There Is Hope self care illustrations Photos: Frizz Kid

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