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20 books that will change your life

Oprah, Warren Buffett, and more reveal the books that changed their lives

7 Things Brides CAN'T FORGET To Do 7 Days Before Their Wedding

There are plenty of things to do in the week leading up to your wedding day, but some are more important than others. Getting THESE tasks completed …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

How To Plan Your Dream Honeymoon On a Budget

You can have it all without depleting your bank account.<p>While everyone tends to believe that a honeymoon is a time for luxury, relaxation, and a …

Are You a Lazy Workaholic?

Working in reactive mode will hold you back regardless of how many hours you put in<p>A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting …

12 Things the Maid of Honor Can't Forget to Do the Morning of the Wedding

Calling all maids of honor! You've been crazy busy helping the bride for the past year, but now's the time to really let her sit back and relax and soak in the moment. Take charge and make sure your best friend's big day goes off without a hitch by adding these 12 things to your morning-of to-do …

Weddings

5 Wedding Etiquette Tips for Attending a Wedding Solo

While it’s always nice to attend a wedding with a date in tow, you may end up getting an invitation with only your name on the front, which means you’ll be celebrating solo. Don’t panic! Our experts have a few wedding etiquette tips that will make the night as fun as ever, even without a …

Weddings

6 Ways Consistently Productive People Get Things Done

Using themes and grouping tasks will help train your brain to be productive<p>You are frustrated because you didn't get enough done.<p>You are not alone. The lack of time (and lack of time management) is an epidemic and a virus eating away at your productivity.<p>Sure, there are thousands of ways to manage …

10 Apps to Download Right After You’ve Gotten Engaged

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now that you’ve called your fam jam and posted a sweet engagement picture on Instagram, it’s time to *actually* start planning the celebration of your dreams. But because the beginning stages of planning a wedding can be hella stressful, we’ve decided to play fairy …

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19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

16 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes for a Lean Mean Dinner

We’re constantly searching for the perfect weeknight dinners. Sometimes we find ourselves focused on one-pot wonders to minimize clean-up. Other times, it’s all about the slow cooker stew so we can simply set it and forget it. But as we phase out of comfort food season and into warmer weather, …

What hotels don’t want you to know (and how to get around it)

After giving up my career in luxury hospitality to glamtrek around the world, I figured it was about time to give up some dirty secrets about what …

Insider Tips for Shaving Your Wedding Budget, From a Wedding Planner

One of the most common questions I'm asked is if I have "insider" secrets about how to shave money from a wedding budget without guests noticing. I always explain that I'm a wedding planner, not a magician. I can't make the tab for their 100-guest wedding shrink to the cost of something for half as …

15 Wedding String Lights for Your Big Day

There is just something about tiny, twinkling lights that exudes romance. So what better way to decorate for your wedding day? You can use them to spotlight the vows you worked so hard to write, or highlight your reception dinner to give it a delicate, backyard vibe. No expensive, OTT installation …

What Leads ‘Christians’ Away from Christ?

You probably know someone who once lived passionately for Christ but has now abandoned him altogether. Your heart sinks and twists even to hear his …

14 Stunning Wedding Photos That Are Basically Works Of Art

A wedding picture causes a thousand happy tears.<p>The society chooses winners for 20 different categories each time, from "Wedding Details" to "Humor," resulting in 80 first-place winners. ISPWP just released the full list of first-place winners from 2016, and they're completely gorgeous. Some …

Why last night's Trump-themed episode of 'Black-ish' was such essential viewing

It can feel frivolous to encourage people to turn to TV for help dealing with all of the doom and gloom happening these days. It’s taking an enormous …

Why Christian Kids Leave the Faith

Few things are sadder to witness than people who once professed faith leaving it all behind. This is especially true when those people were raised in …

18 Prayers to Pray for Unbelievers

A friend asked the question: How do I pray for unbelievers? How do I pray effectively? I trust that every Christian regularly prays for family or …

Which Milk Is Most Nutritious: Soy, Cashew, Almond or Coconut?

<b>Question:</b><p>Which kind of milk is more nutritious: almond, soy, coconut or cashew?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>“It varies based on the company,” said Sara Haas, a dietitian speaking on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “I encourage people to be label readers.”<p>Vegans and others may prefer to drink …

Ways to Save Money On Your Wedding Without Your Guests Noticing

01 of 10<p>Make Your Own Wedding Invitations<p>Even if you're not a trained graphic designer, there are plentiful online resources that offer free wedding …

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Can you imagine life without blood banks, …

8 Things The Bride Should Not Do On Her Wedding Day

Want to have a stress-free wedding day? Listen to us and skip these eight things that will cause more harm than good.<p>[Photo: Samm Blake]<p>Set up.<p>You …

Here’s What It’s Like To Walk Through The First National Black History Museum

Black excellence abounds.<p>WASHINGTON ― When you step into the elevator on the top floor of the David M. Rubenstein History Galleries, there’s a timeline to your right. It begins with the word “Today.”<p>Pay attention to it.<p>As you descend, the timeline will lead you back into history, past President …

Black History

30 Wedding Mistakes Every Bride Makes (and How to Avoid Them!)

It’s no secret that when you’re getting married, there’s a LOT on your plate. Even well-organized couples can get the details jumbled with all that wedding planning. But there’s hope for you yet! We’ve created this handy guide to help ease your pre-ceremony stress so you can actually enjoy the …

The best hotel rooftops in the US

Sure, every city has its must-see bars with incredible vantage points, but sometimes you want a spectacular rooftop view, deliciously curated cocktails, and date-worthy ambiance without leaving the hotel.<p>From a trendy boutique destination to a luxe oasis, here are nine rooftop hotel bars to check …

The Best Wedding Shoes to Shop Now at Every Price Point

Every bride-to-be dreams of how she will look on her wedding day. While the majority of time is spent saying yes to the dress, that doesn’t mean accessories should fall by the wayside — especially not the shoes. Luckily, there are tons of options out there, from non-traditional wedding shoes to …

Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

Say hello to my new best friend. I mean, my new favorite veggie burger. (You can’t be friends with a veggie burger, right?).Ever since I discovered …

Vegan