Steffanie Harris

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Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

It took a serious illness to remind me that no amount of achievement or money is worth losing one's health.<p>It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us ill year-round: stress.<p>I …

Immune System

The 15 Best Bathroom Colors According to Interior Designers

With names like "Tranquility" and "Borrowed Light," these paint shades are bound to give your bathroom a serene vibe.<p>Whether you embrace the spa-like oasis vibe or opt for dramatic design, bathrooms are so full of decorating potential. Whatever your taste, experts say choosing the right shade of …

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

Self-improvement

14 Beginner Kettlebell Moves That Work Your Entire Body

Kettlebells are a great tool for strength training. Yes, for many exercises they're totally interchangeable for dumbbells or other weights. But for …

Workouts

Vegan General Tso's Cauliflower: In No Way Authentic, In Every Way Tasty

This Christmas, sleigh bells will ring—and so will the phones of Chinese restaurants.<p>Because while some of you are preparing crown roasts, others of you will be fiddling with chopsticks. Many orders of General Tso's chicken—battered, deep-fried chicken pieces coated with a sweet-and-sour chili …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

8 Standout Scents to Try This Fall (and 3 Classics Worth Revisiting)

<i>Clockwise from top left.</i><p><b>1. African Leather by MEMO</b><p>The essence: smoky, bracing and dense with bergamot, cardamom, geranium, leather and musk ($250 for …

Azzedine Alaïa

What Really Happens When You Visit a (Famous) Psychic

My visit to psychic-medium John Edward is part of a promise I made to one of my best friends, Julie, in the last days before she died, exactly 10 …

Engagement Rings

Can You Really Buy Happiness?

I spent half an hour perusing the color-coordinated wall of neckwear, settling on a fiery-red pattern stamped with sky-blue running shoes set into an elegant matte finish. The slim piece of silk was hand-stitched and soft as a feather, and it formed a dimpled knot with little effort.<p>That tie has …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

San Diego

Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Here's everything you need to know about cooking with coconut oil, from how to store it to what all those labels really mean.<p>Coconut oil is fast becoming one of our must-have pantry staples. It's touted as a minimally-processed, heart-healthy alternative to other oils, making it a great addition to …

Coconut

12 Stylish Bedroom Decorating Ideas That (ALSO!) Make For A Better Night's Sleep

Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.<p>Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …