Colleen Roberts

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12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

Only 10% of People Understand Their Air Travel Rights, Survey Says

Most flyers are aware that airlines can use, mislead and downright abuse their passengers. But a surprisingly low number of Americans know that they …

Flying

Here’s a Handy Way to Understand Healthy Serving Sizes

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the full story. In fact, the serving size on a food label is determined by the manufacturer—and not the USDA, who …

Nutrition

A New Drug for Migraines Hit the Market — It's a Landmark for Women's Health

Why did this take so long?<p>The announcement brought tears to my eyes. My prescription was called in by my doctor in June, but getting the injection to …

Women's Health

If You Want to Avoid Jet-Lag, Pack This Holy-Grail Supplement in Your Carry-On

I can never fall asleep on a plane. Between the cramped conditions, frigid temperatures, and ambient noise that inevitably comes with sitting in …

Jet Lag

20-Minute Sheet-Pan Fajitas Will Transform Your Weeknight Dinner Routine

Fact: dinner doesn't get any easier than one-pan meals. And if you're getting insanely bored of the same chicken breast dinner you've eaten 100 times, allow me to introduce you to sheet-pan chicken fajitas, which come together in less than 30 minutes to transform your weeknight routine.<p>Chop a few …

Cooking

Cereal: not the breakfast of champions

Cereal is a killer—of your healthy #goals. And we’re not just talking about Lucky Charms: Along with the touted nuts and grains, many of the …

Nutrition

Keep your old phone and buy a new tablet

I need to get this message out to the world because it’s apparent there’s a bit of a break between sense and common sense going on right this minute. …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Save Money in Iceland

Let’s not mince words. Iceland is not cheap. But you have heard this already. However, this should not put you off from visiting the country. Iceland …

Personal Finance

The 10 Frozen Foods This Nutritionist Always Buys at Costco — Shopping

Within the last year, Costco has become one of my favorite places to shop — especially when I'm looking to save money on healthy and organic foods. …

Nutrition

30 of the Best Healthy Items You Can Find at Costco

As much as we love Costco, it can also be an overwhelming place to shop. With so many amazing products available, it's difficult to stick to your grocery list and know which items are worth adding to your cart. Luckily, we've narrowed down the best healthy foods and products to help make your next …

Ice Cream

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Creative Writing

Here's The Ultimate Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Become a true breakfast master.

How to repair a gouged wood floor

<i>Q: A metal picture frame sitting on a bookcase fell about three feet and caused a small puncture wound in my parquet floor. The floor was installed in the 1960s and was refinished and stained seven years ago. I have some of the stain left over. How do I fix this hole?</i><p><b>Alexandria</b><p><b>A:</b> Sometimes damage …

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Beyond Harry Potter—10 of the Best Fantasy Book Series

When I was in the third grade, my teacher began reading the <i>Harry Potter</i> series to us out loud in class every day. I was enthralled by the story of …

21 Healthy Ways to Put Your Slow Cooker to Work Every Day This Summer

If you actually want to take advantage of all those Summer relaxation vibes, don't put your slow cooker away. You can use it to get healthier by cooking meals without spending hot and humid days over a stove or grill.<p>Slow cookers aren't just great for Winter comfort foods like stews and soups. They …

This Easy Hack Will Keep Your Berries Fresher Longer

For every 10 fresh berries you manage to pop into your mouth and enjoy, there are approximately two* that end up covered in fuzzy mold in the blink …

10 common medications you didn't know could be illegal to take abroad

Foreign Office reveals surprising local drug laws<p>Thinking of packing Vicks for your trip to Japan or painkillers containing codeine to Greece? You …

8 Ways to Increase Your Attention Span

Are you having trouble concentrating when you’re reading a book or listening to a lecture? You can take heart in the knowledge that you may be able …

This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire …

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

Boston Marathon

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Consciousness

7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

15 Summer Sandwiches That Won’t Get Soggy at the Beach

Beach season has officially hit—which means it’s time bust out the shades, dust off your surfboard (or if we're being real—boogie board), and get …

The 8 best books on writing:

Essential reading for aspiring writers.

Writing

8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

Recipe: Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna — Recipes from The Kitchn

You know who's always ready to lend a helping hand when it comes to dinner?The freezer aisle. When it comes to serving homestyle lasagna with a …

Slow Cookers