Melissa Hughes

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The One-Day Stress Cleanse

This simple plan can help you detox from your anxiety in just 24 hours.<p>Listen to Stress-Reducing Tunes

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

Food

5 Things Every Smart, Single Man Is Looking for in a Woman

It's late Friday night, and the bar in which I find myself is like an ancient ship's lower deck: dark wood and barrels. The band performing in the …

The Flamethrowers

We found the juiciest, most page-turning stories out there...just in time for the holiday.<p>Life After Life<p>By Kate Atkinson<p>544 pages; Reagan Arthur …

The Best Advice Dr. Maya Angelou Has Ever Given—and Received

<i>Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing. The following is from her May 2013 appearance on "Super Soul …

Oprah Talks to Maya Angelou

<i>A performer, poet, activist, memoirist and teacher, Maya Angelou has lived an extraordinary life. Now 85, she's published her 34th book: a deeply</i> …

First Look: <i>Oprah's Next Chapter</i> with Tyler Perry

Oprah sits down with Tyler Perry at his home in Los Angeles. The two friends discuss his life and career, how he has navigated Hollywood on his own …

6 Reasons Your Skin Looks 10 Years Older

Here’s what’s adding years to your face—and how you can turn back time.<p>You're becoming near-sighted.

Dr. Maya Angelou on Being in Her 80s: "Do It If You Can"

<i>Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing. The following is from her May 2013 appearance on</i> Super Soul Sunday<i>.</i><p>The …

6 Ways to Nurture Happy, Healthy Kids

5 Upgrades to Create the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

Take your go-to recipe, make one of these smart additions, and you won't believe how brilliant this basic treat can taste.<p>Know That Even Screw-Ups …

Dessert

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain

Increase your coordination, brighten your mood and stay sharp into old age.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Break a Sweat<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Breathe Deep<p>Photo: …

How to Build Muscle

Trick Your Brain into Eating Less When You're Dining Out

We all know that restaurants tend to use more oils, fat and sugars in their food preparation. These seven lab-tested strategies for cutting back go …

Read Oprah's Commencement Speech to Harvard University

<i>For many students and their families, this time of year marks a momentous rite of passage: It's graduation season. Oprah Winfrey was honored to</i> …

Sneak Peek: La Toya's Lunch with Father Joe Jackson

La Toya's relationship with her dad, Joe Jackson, has always been all business. As Joseph gets older, La Toya strives to create a more personal …

Spinach, Ricotta, and Feta Grilled Pizza Recipe

<b>Makes 4 pizzas</b><p>Ingredients<p>8 tsp. vegetable oil<br>• 1 pound pizza dough<br>• All-purpose flour, for rolling<p>Toppings:<p>2 cups ricotta<br>• 1/2 pound spinach, chopped<br>• 1/2 …

6 Quick Beauty Fixes for All Your Summer Skin Issues

<b>A Spotless Décolletage</b><p>A retinoid cream—either prescription, like Retin-A, or over-the-counter (look for retinol in the ingredient list)—will lighten …

Skin Care

11 New Reasons to Exercise (That Aren't About Weight Loss)

It does a lot more than make you a stronger, sleeker, better sleeper.<p>Photo: G-stockstudio/iStock/Thinkstock<p>It'll Help Keep You Afloat<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>…

Summer Fitness Dos and Don'ts

<b>1. Don't Wait for Your Thirst to Tell You When to Drink</b><p>Once you start thinking about a nice, cold glass of water, you're probably already 1 to 2 …

University of Connecticut

5 Small Ways to Give Your Bedroom a Big Boost

Interior Design

What a Mother Should Never Say to Her Dark-Skinned Daughter

Every little girl wants to believe that she's beautiful. Watch as one African-American woman featured in the documentary film <i>Dark Girls</i> recounts the …

How India.Arie Started Living for Herself

By 2009, a series of physical setbacks, a broken engagement and a cross-country tour left India.Arie exhausted and at a spiritual crossroads. She …

4 Super Easy Ways to Make Your Home Shine

Inspiration