Debra Baker

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So You Want to Be Woke: A Reading Guide for White People

So you just realized that we’re a nation with a crapton of unresolved issues that still plague whole populations of people to this day? You might be …

Books

Leon Bridges Has a New Groove

The head-turning Fort Worth singer brings fresh energy to his vintage sound<p>Towering over the din of Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont is one of Hollywood’s most gilded palaces of sin, long attracting movie stars, rock and rollers, and other hell-raisers. But at the hotel’s garden terrace …

Music

What We’re Listening To: Our April Playlist

A soulful soundtrack for spring<p>With the cold weather (hopefully) behind us, we want to warm things up with a new <i>G&G</i> playlist. Three of our favorites, <b>Kacey Musgraves</b>, <b>Leon Bridges</b> and <b>Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats</b>, make an appearance, all supporting exceptional new albums. Musgraves’ latest …

Leon Bridges

Welcome Back, Strawberry Pretzel Icebox Pie

An old-fashioned Southern dessert stages a return to the menu at two North Carolina restaurants<p>Justin Burke-Samson appreciates the classics.<p>So the California native feels right at home as the executive pastry chef at Kindred and Hello, Sailor restaurants outside his mother’s hometown of Charlotte, …

The Ultimate Willie Nelson Playlist

In honor of his eighty-fifth birthday, here are eighty-five of his unforgettable songs<p>“I don’t want to be the last man standing… Wait a minute, maybe I do,” sings Willie Nelson on the opening line from his sixty-seventh (!) studio album, <i>Last Man Standing</i>, released this week. Nelson has been …

Singing the Praises of Women in Country Music

Season 3, Episode 2: The stories behind some of music’s most memorable songs<p>From Mother Maybelle to Loretta Lynn to Kacey Musgraves, women have been a leading force in Country music since the beginning. In her book, <b>Women Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives</b>, author and …

Country Music

Discover Alabama’s Lake Martin

The South’s social lake<p><b>LAKE:</b> Martin <b><br>LOCATION:</b> Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa Counties, Alabama <b><br>SIZE:</b> 41,150 acres <b><br>SHORELINE:</b> 880 miles <b><br>ELEVATION:</b> 491 feet<p><b>WHY WE LOVE IT:</b><br>If the beaches of Gulf Shores are Alabama’s front porch, then Lake Martin is its living room. The 41,150 acres of glistening water, …

These Are the Best Places to Retire in 2018

Baby boomers, take note.<p>As a wave of baby boomers gets ready to hit retirement age this year, what the generation is looking for during their golden years has changed from in the past. Instead of clocking out for good, half of boomers now expect to still work at least part-time, and <i>Forbes</i> has …

Florida

The 10 Most Stunning Finds from Amazon's New Home Line

We'll take all of the velvet mid-century modern pieces, please.<p>You've scrolled every site known to man, both in the U.S. and abroad. You've wandered every store — twice — and you still can't find the bed frame that makes you go, "Holy shiplap! That's <i>just</i> like the one Joanna Gaines posted!" We get …

Shopping

Anthropologie Just Opened 12 Wellness Shops, and We're Ready to Get Healthy in Style

From room sprays to crystal healing bottles, Anthropologie is taking on the mind, body, and home with new wellness shops.<p>This week, Anthropologie opened 12 wellness “shop-in-shops” that are conveniently located inside of their existing stores. As if there wasn’t enough tempting us to shop at the …

Amazon's New Home Line Is Having A Huge Prime Day Sale

Save big on furniture and decor from Rivet and Stone & Beam.<p>If you've been lusting over Amazon's new home lines Rivet and Stone & Beam since they launched in the spring, you're in luck — as part of Amazon Prime Day, which officially launches today at 3 p.m. EDT, the retail giant launched some huge …

What childless people need to know about planning for old age

Look around you. If you are in your 50s or 60s, you and many of your friends are likely still active and relatively healthy. You meet for lunch, you …

Retirement

Good Vibrations: A Buddhist Music Playlist

Music has long served as a bridge between the ordinary and the divine. And while the early vinaya [monastic code] required monks and nuns to abstain …

Meditation

The Secret to Living Longer May Simply Be Feeling Younger

A new study offers one way to do just that.<p>Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a …

Research

The Boomer makes a big bang in the tiny home market

With everyone obsessing over tiny homes these days, many people are looking to find the perfect tiny house to fit their needs. Build Tiny’s newest …

Boomer

I'm Obsessed With These De-Puffing Eye Patches—and They're on Sale

Anyone who stares at a screen all day knows that eye strain is real, but it's hard to avoid in most office jobs—so what are you to do? I personally …

Skin Care

The Best Tiny Beach Town To Retire for Under $40K a Year, According to AARP

Thanks to tony, McMansion-dotted enclaves like Malibu and East Hampton, beachfront living sometimes gets an elites-only rep. But, in reality, that’s …

Key West

How to Become a Millionaire by Your 30s, According to Millennials Who Have Done It

By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. Tips abound on how you can …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Healthiest Salad Dressings, According to a Nutritionist

I’m a salad fanatic. I’ve eaten one nearly every day for years, and I love experimenting with different combinations of greens, toppings, and …

Healthy Eating

Where To Stay in Round Top, Texas

You’re here for the antiques, so pick a place that keeps you motivated to buy by design. Book early!

Chip Gaines

While your salary stays the same, CEOs keep getting raises

CEOs are outearning regular workers by a whopping 312 to 1.<p>The U.S. economy is doing fairly well, on paper at least–unemployment is down to around 3.9% from around 4.4% last year, and the labor force is steadily ballooning.<p>But all this masks a more pernicious trend: Pay, for regular workers, is …

CEOs

Ready to Achieve Your Dreams? It Comes Down to Making 1 Simple Change

Too many people think dreaming big is the way to success. It's not, unless you have a process to back it up.<p>At some point in your life, you've probably heard the following advice:<p>When it comes to setting goals, dream big and shoot for the stars--because, you know, why not? I mean, if others can do …

Happy Songs That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood

Don’t lie. You’ve definitely spent a night in dancing to “Call Me Maybe” while cleaning your room. Or, at least, to Taylor Swift. Nothing has as much …

Pop Music

This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination

Imagine always having the strongest mind in the room.<p>That would mean being smart, sure.<p>But more importantly, you’d be grounded and unflappable. No …

Procrastination

Why Being Near Water Could Be the Key to Happiness, According to Research

Even daydreaming about traveling off to a faraway island, where the sand is warm, and the water is crystal-clear blue can give people a sense of …

Happiness

Eliminate Harmful Self-Criticism And Be The Person You Really Are

Each day, tens of thousands of thoughts run through our mind, and most of them are repeats from the day before. Imagine, then, if you were to allow even a small portion of these thoughts to be harmful self-criticism. Think of how much you would be setting yourself up for dissatisfaction, …

Self-help

If You’re Looking for a Big Change, Start Small

Track your habits, change your life.<p><i>by</i><p>Track your habits, change your life.<p>“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of …

Productivity

Being Your Authentic Self Is the Best Thing You Can Do for the World

The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.<p><i>by</i><p>The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.<p><b>Henry David Thoreau</b> once …

Motivation

20 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Laugh (and Probably Cry, Too)

That silly old bear get us every time!<p>Oh, bother: No matter how hard we try, we just can't shake that silly old bear! With the upcoming release of …

Walt Disney Company

This is how long you need to go on holiday for to feel completely relaxed

When you’re planning a holiday, one of the main points to consider is how long you’ll be going away for. Do you go for a long weekend, a whole week, or perhaps even longer?<p>According to scientific research, published in the <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i>, there is a perfect length of holiday time which …

Self-improvement