Karen Royer

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How Aromatherapy Can Help

Step off a busy street in NYC’s Chelsea into what initially looks like a small juice bar and you find yourself in an ever-unfolding health and …

Why Highway 395 is California's Most Underrated Road Trip

Roads trips have become a staple of American culture! There is no better way to see this great nation and spend time with family and friends, then …

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Oregon

These 10 apps will enhance your hiking life | Adventure Sports Network

Hiking apps: They’re not just for tracking anymore. Photo: Courtesy of The Outbound<p>When you search for hiking apps, the top results always seem to be …

37 Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation Photos

Whether you’re making small upgrades or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home (and its future resale value). So it’s no wonder that along with the kitchen, this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel. But …

America's Desert Playground: Joshua Tree National Park

It's difficult to measure all of the positives that can come from just one visit to a U.S. National Park. By simply dipping your toe into the waters of America's great outdoors, your world is touched by greater health, improved mood, increased knowledge, all the while you are offering support to …

Are Hidden Allergies Affecting Your Health?

When you get a sudden onslaught of sniffles, teary eyes, or a hacking cough, it’s easy to make the connection with crazy amounts of ragweed and pollen in the air—or maybe even your friend’s cute (but super-triggering) dog.<p>But what about ongoing health issues like weight gain, insomnia, depression, …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

Nutrition

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

Food Preservation

5 new books not to be missed

Five new books people are talking about, from the editors of the National Book Review.<p>1."The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir" by Betsy Lerner (Harper Wave: 320 pp., $25.99) Bridge, the card game, proves to be an apt metaphor for connection in this memoir about five Jewish ladies who have been playing …

Books

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

7 Books We Didn't Expect To Fall In Love With

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8 Changes Your Bedroom Needs So You Can Sleep Better

These decorating tweaks are proven (by science!) to help you drift off more easily and wake up more rested.<p>We've taken the best bedding and made sure it's gorgeous, so you can feel perfectly taken care of—awake or asleep.

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

20 All-Natural Spring Cleaning Tricks For the Kitchen

Sharing kitchen cleaning tricks is like handing out chocolates: More is never a bad thing! It follows suit that despite how much we love to test and share our favorite methods for stain-busting, pest-control, and grime-scouring, we also love to listen up.<p>I went back to a few of our past cleaning …

The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

If Instagram existed back in the day, Pierre Koenig and Fritz Block would’ve been blowing up your feed with their architectural snapshots.<p>Architectural photographers can make us fall in love with buildings–and today, smartphones and Instagram have given the medium new life, letting us act like …

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

Why Portugal should be more than a sidenote on your itinerary for Spain

While Spain often finds a place on Americans' itineraries, its neighbor Portugal can end up relegated to a stopover — if it's included at …