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21 Dishes That'll Have You Freaking Out Over Fall

We don't know about you, but it takes us a long time to deal with the Summer to Fall transition. It's sad to let go of warm nights, succulent barbecue, and plump berries. However, it's important to remember that the chillier months have plenty of fabulous fun to offer as well! Think slow-cooked …

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101. Hire an accountant

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

The very best notebooks for getting yourself organized

Journals to write home about.<p>Whether you want to get more done every day—have you heard of bullet journaling?—or are trying to be more organized at work, school, or home, a notebook you cherish can be the difference between a happy hum of productivity and, well, watching another episode <i>Boston Legal.</i><p>…

Doodling

The Truth Behind All Those Gut Health Claims

No alternative facts here.<p>I get it. Gut health is not a sexy topic. (Who wants to talk about something called "leaky gut?") It is, however, a buzzy one. Just do a Google search, and you can easily fall down a rabbit hole of weird blog posts and misinformation about diets and nutrition. Finding …

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

Intention Has the Power to Change Your Life—Here's How

To begin, Patel explained the concept in layman’s terms. “Setting an intention is activating a part of your receptivity. If you were to go out in the …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

The Case Against ‘Whole Wheat’ and 'Whole Grain' Bread

So you’re ready to include more whole grains in your diet, and you reasonably want to start with your daily bread (and crackers, and granola bars, …

Hyaluronic Acid: What It Is and Why It's Great for Dry Skin

Let’s talk about the state of your skin. Is it itchy? thirsty? Does it feel a little tight? Considering it’s the dead of winter, we're going to venture a guess that the answer is likely yes. Really, show us a girl whose face isn't feeling dry right now, and we'll show you a girl who's been using …

Skin Care

9 books by black authors you need on your Black History Month reading list

Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time devoted to honoring the history of black Americans as well as educating people about the …

8 Clever Ways to Prevent Overeating

Weight loss isn’t just about what you eat; it's also about <i>how much</i> you eat. And overeating is all too common. We’ve all been there before. But with a …

The DIY Facial That Completely Transformed My Skin

It's not your basic wash, exfoliate, mask, and go.<p>I love getting facials. Even more than indulge in a relaxing massage, facial treatments are my absolute favorite thing to gift myself. Because I have two businesses and two babies, I'm rarely able to indulge in spa time. Instead, I've mastered the …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

Six Items That Should Never Be On Your To-Do List

Classic to-do lists don’t provide context or give a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. Here’s how to make a better list.<p>Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands …

The OY-L Face Cream Literally Does Everything

If you're still obsessed with the dewy-skin look we've been seeing all over the runways, you're going to love the luminating OY-L Face Cream.<p>I was recently introduced to an up-and-coming natural beauty brand, OY-L. A quick bit of backstory: The brand was founded by Andrea Pierce-Naymon as an …