Katie Trangsrud

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How To: Winterize Your Pencil Skirt

Four different ways to transition your pencil skirt into the new season.<p>The pencil skirt remains one of the best desk-to-drinks items to have in your wardrobe, but it's just as versatile when it comes to changing seasons. From adding ankle boots to layering a sweater over your shirt, here are four …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …

A brief letter to those long-lost friends who still matter

Friendship for me has always been somewhat of a challenge. I’ll meet people with whom I feel connected, but before I know it, we’ve both moved on. …

7 Obvious Signs You’re Hanging With the Wrong Friends

It’s pretty much a given that being in the right crowd can make or break your life, as in the amount of happiness you feel, the amount of inspiration …

Pissed Off

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

The Brain

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

7 Nutritionist-Approved Tips to Fight the Holiday Slump

Have a happy (and healthy!) one.<p><i>Hell hath no stress like the holiday season—which is why for the rest of the year, our weekly Tricks of the Trade series will be all about navigating through the chaos as painlessly as possible. Check back every Monday as experts explain how to negotiate the sales,</i> …

Nutrition