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    Healthy Living
    Doctor Appointments You Actually Need to Make This Year 

    When you’re in your twenties and thirties, it’s easy to brush off routine visits to the doctor. Why bother incurring that office visit co-pay when you don’t feel sick anyway? Luckily, most insurance plans cover preventative care visits, and clearing an hour or two off your calendar now could save your health (and

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    Healthy Living
    Ten Healthy and Easy Snack Ideas

    Snacks are like the mini “sort-of” meals before and after the real thing. They can be small and pretty darn delicious. Yet snacks are usually the major culprits in healthy diet interruptions. The occasional cookie or cupcake certainly doesn’t hurt, but if you’re really in need of something to eat, reaching

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    Makeup Bag Essentials: When to Save and When to Splurge

    When you arrive at the decision to build a grown-up makeup bag for yourself, the product choices out there can be totally overwhelming. As a professional makeup artist, I carry, at minimum, a fully stuffed rolling suitcase, an equally stuffed tote of makeup, and hair supplies—all to handle any beauty situation imaginable.

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    Getting to Know Your Spouse Before Marriage

    “You can’t marry someone you just met!” Kristoff exclaims in Disney’s 2013 smash hit movie Frozen. For those of us who grew up in a sea of Ariels (pun intended), Auroras, and Snow Whites, it’s a jesting reminder of the much more common Disney narrative in which two characters meet, fall in love, and

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    Healthy Living
    Easy Exercises for Toned Arms

    When was the last time you thought about your arms? We often take these appendages, like most of our body, for granted. But how much do we use them in our day-to-day lives? They help us get out of bed in the morning, make meals during the day, and brush our teeth at night. Having stronger

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    Find Out Which Flared Jeans Work Best for Your Body Shape

    Retro denim seems to be on a roll these days. Similar to the high-waisted denim trend, flared jeans have also returned to the fashion scene. But these pants aren’t just for hippies (or John Travolta, for that matter). They’re also one of the most flattering styles of jeans for women. The modern flare

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    Food & Drink
    Get Your Vitamin Fix with These Tasty Smoothies

    A smoothie is a convenient, tasty way to add a couple servings of fruits and vegetables to your day. What’s the difference between juicing and blending? When it comes to nutrients and fiber, plenty. Juicing is a process that extracts most of the water and nutrients from produce and discards

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    Real Women Share How They Knew They Had Met Their Future Husbands

    Wedding season is upon us, and many of us will soon be standing by a friend’s side as she says “I do” to the man of her dreams—or rather, the man she met two years ago through a friend of a friend. Most of us know that finding a husband is not

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    While You Were Out: J. K. Rowling’s New Project, Janelle Monae’s Awesome Response to Sexist Comment, and More

    “While You Were Out” is a Friday feature of short notes and commentary from the week. Whether it’s something you’d discuss at the water cooler or at happy hour, you’ll find it on our grid, together with our opinion as to if it’s praiseworthy or cringeworthy. We’re pleased to bring

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    Healthy Living
    Get Healthy by Taking Care of Your Tummy

    You’ve probably heard the term “gut bacteria” being thrown around recently (especially in advertisements for yogurt and probiotics), and if you’re like us, you’ve been wondering what the heck it means. Before you start cringing, hear us out. These bacteria help move things along in your digestive system, but the tiny organisms