MacKenzie Silva

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The 10 Crock-Pot Recipes I Rely on as a Busy Mom

As a busy single mother to three active kids, it can be a struggle to get healthy, home-cooked food on the table. But it can be done — especially …

Deliciously Filling High-Protein Smoothies to Help With Weight Loss

Smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into your day, but if your concoction falls short on protein, you'll likely be hungry soon after sipping. In order to make a smoothie that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours, protein is a must!<p>Nutritionists Stephanie …

Healthy Eating

5 Easy, Fancy Ways to Make Eggs a Meal

Let's take a moment to truly appreciate the awesomeness of eggs. What other food can be cooked in so many ways, yet also be a foundational ingredient …

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

Cooking

Cellphones in Hand, Saudi Women Challenge Notions of Male Control

Lately a lot of women in Saudi Arabia have been loudly speaking out against male control over their lives, but as several have recently found, it is still the men who have the last word.<p>Last week, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, Dina Ali Lasloom, tried to flee her home for Australia. Members of her …

Social Media

Add These 17 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Your Meal Plan

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for …

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship. His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years …

Thomas Edison

10 lunches to make for work without actually cooking ANYTHING

You know the scene: You <i>tried</i> to get up early enough to make a filling, healthy lunch for work, but then your dog got sick, or your kid had a …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Emotional Intelligence

Here are 15 inconvenient truths that smart people easily forget

Is it just me, or are people too coddled in this country?<p>I heard this 10-year-old kid order a “truffle burger” the other day. I didn’t even know that …

Byrdie Editors Agree: These Fragrances Attract Mega Compliments

As far as Team Byrdie is concerned, a spritz of perfume is as crucial to our daily routine as moisturizer. It's the <i>pièce de résistance</i>, the final …

This Workout Reverses Signs of Aging, According to Science

HIIT—or high intensity interval training—has been the buzziest sweat method for a while now. These fast-paced workouts alternate short bursts of …

Exercise

7 Apps to Download to Learn a New Hobby

Starting a new hobby often requires time and money—but if you don’t have much of either, you can skip the expensive in-person classes or tutorials, …

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Self-improvement

Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife are divorcing after being together for over 20 years

We never like to hear news like this, but it looks like 2017 is off to a rough romantic start. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife are divorcing, and …

How Exercise Can Make You Happy (in Just 20 Minutes!)

<b>Woman A is having a bad day.</b> First, her boss comes by and barks at her for missing a deadline. Then her mom calls and guilt-trips her for forgetting …

Northwestern University

Blue Woman Group Is a Hilarious Podcast About Depression

A new podcast led by comedians shines light on depression in a unique and intimate way.<p>The Blue Woman Group, a new comedy podcast about depression, …

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

7 Financial Habits That Make You Smarter With Your Money

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …

Personal Finance

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11 simple tips for being more productive that don't feel like work

You went out with friends last night, which seemed like a brilliant idea in the moment and quickly escalated to a wildly good time, but now you're paying the price to productivity.<p>You're utterly exhausted due in part to dehydration and largely attributed to lack of sleep, you can't quite satisfy …

5 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

There's enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes one person happy might make another miserable.<p>In the face of so much contradictory, and often subjective, advice, what are you supposed to do if you …

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Why Your Next Relationship Probably Won't Be Any Better Than Your Current One

Psychiatrist Adelheid Kastner thinks ending a relationship just because you think you can do better is a bad idea.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>Breaking up with someone can feel like getting punched in the gut nonstop for weeks on end. And it's not just the debilitating physical …

Relationships

Lauren Graham Cried Her Way Through The Gilmore Girls Revival

If you end up crying your way through <i>Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life</i>, don't worry: so did Lauren Graham.<p>In an interview with <i>Vanity Fair,</i> Graham …

TV

Not All Habits Are Equal. These 3 Habits Outperformed Every Other

Averagely, the human brain is just 2% the mass of the body, but it consumes 20% of the total energy to function optimally. That’s how much our brain …

A 10-Minute Butt And Abs Workout For Strong Muscles

Your glutes and abs muscles might not <i>seem</i> like they work together, but doing a combo butt and abs workout can be a strategic way to work your muscles …

Workouts

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive With Only $100 at IKEA

Since our eyes naturally gravitate toward those high-end pieces (call it a girl's prerogative), we've had to master the art of crafting a luxe look …

Dining Rooms

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness