Jessica Veasley

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Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

10 Tiny Towns For A Cozy, Low-Key Vacation

<i>This post was originally published on November 20, 2015.</i><br>Big cities may get most of the attention, but America's small towns have so much to offer …

10 of London's Best Kept Secrets

<i>By College Tourist; Author: Samantha McIsaac, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth</i><p><b>Take a look behind the scenes of London with these city tips.</b><p>If you find yourself traveling through Europe, you'll have to stop by London for some crumpets and tea! We all know about The London Eye, Buckingham …

How to Do Vegas in Your 30's

Vegas in your 30's is way different than Vegas in your 20's. Gone are the days of $1.99 meals, drinking cheap booze (well, at least for some) and shoving ten people into a room. Our palates have elevated; craft cocktails and fine food replace Smirnoffs and burnt steaks.<p>Fortunately, Las Vegas has …

21 Brutal Relationship Truths Healthy Couples Accept (Because They Know They Have To)

<b>1.</b> The best gift you can give your partner is to wake up every day and be the best version of your authentic self. But there will be days when you’re …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

Max Liu is about to get married. The only problem: he doesn’t have a best man. Is it normal for men to let friendships slide?<p>I don’t know how I’ve ended up standing on the doorstep of a long-lost friend, too scared to ring the bell. Well, I do. Last year my girlfriend Lucy and I decided to get …

Relationships

7 Salads to Lighten Up Your Thanksgiving Feast

The potatoes are mashed, the green beans are casserole-d, and the turkey is roasted. Your Thanksgiving heavy-hitters are planned and ready, and they're going to be amazing. But let us offer a small suggestion: Make room on your table for a salad.<p>We know: Thanksgiving is not the time to be virtuous …

Food

23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

11 Ways to Revolutionize Your Sex Life with a Vibrator

Take pleasure in pleasuring.<p>Looking to try something new? Real talk: it's time to bring a small bullet vibrator into your sex life. The added stimulant doesn't just work for your partner. Try running the vibrator along the underside of your penis or have her press it against your perineum; you also …

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

Black Garlic is More Treat Than Trick

Yes, those garlic cloves (1, below) are really black.<p>That is <i>real</i> garlic you're looking at, and no, it's not a specific variety nor is it good garlic gone bad.<p>Instead, it's black garlic. Though often described as “fermented garlic,” that’s not entirely accurate. <b>The change the garlic undergoes isn’t</b> …

Raising the (Home) Bar: Three Options for Hassle-Free Cocktails Without Leaving the House

Do you love cocktails but hate getting jostled, elbowed, and being forced to listen to Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" in noisy, crowded bars? Is your home bar there for show because you have no idea how to make a simple mixed drink? Are you hosting a party and want to impress your friends with your …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Where to sip on tequila’s hotter older sister

As a tequila lover, when you first try mezcal it’s like you’ve hit the motherload. You wonder, where has she been hiding all of my life? Why didn’t …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

45 Reasons Michelle Obama Will Always Be Our Style Icon

Being the first lady is by no means an easy job, but Michelle Obama always managed to do it in style. Whether stepping out on the red carpet at a formal function or just heading out for a walk with Barack, we've come to love how she always managed to give an elegant look her own surprising …

Women's Fashion

How to "Age" Your Bourbon in 3 Seconds

A few weeks ago, I found an email in my inbox. It contained a recipe for "Instant Aged Bourbon" from the pages of Kitchen Hacks, a book by Cook's Illustrated. I was intrigued.<p><b>The recipe calls for you to add 1 tablespoon of dry sherry, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke to 750</b> …

The Search for the Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

I feel about “perfect” roast chicken as I do about God: Everyone has a different way of getting there and I’m pretty sure that everyone is mostly right. Each of the kitchen masters who have taught me how to cook from the pages of their cookbooks has had a recipe that claimed perfection, and one …

Cooking

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

The Ultimate Desk Lunch: Gluten-Free Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Desk Lunches was started by two friends who were tired of takeout. On alternating days, they prep and cook healthy-ish, make-ahead lunches in their …

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

The Guy’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Cut out meat without going crazy, ruining your social life, or losing your hard-earned muscle.

The best vitamins to fix your 14 worst vices

Beneath the veneer of every health-conscious woman lurk a few nasty habits. After all, nobody's perfect. And though you can't pop a pill for every peccadillo, there are some adjustments—right in plain sight in the vitamin aisle—that can minimize the impact of your dirty little secrets. Of course, …

Really important things I learned from a failed relationship

I recently exited a on-again, off-again relationship, which left me broken-hearted and alone with nothing but lessons I should have learned sooner. …

4 Wines to Help You Break Out of Your Rut

<i>Why default to a wine you like when, somewhere out there, is a wine you will truly love?</i><p>I was completely unaware it was happening until I reached for the bottle of my old faithful wine and it was not there. <i>Sold out.</i><p>I felt uneasy. It was always there. I did not have to think about it. I knew what it …

15 Signs Your Best Male Friend Is The Harry To Your Sally (And You Belong Together Forever)

Way before he comes running to find you on New Year’s Eve because, “when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you’d like …

19 No-Fuss Fish Dinners for Any Night of the Week

You sidle up to the fish counter, peer in at the lobsters moonwalking in their tank, squeak the name of a fish at the monger, and moments later, they hand it to you wrapped in paper. What next? Whether you're cooking fish for the first time, a vegetarian returning to the field (ahem—waters), or …

The Unsung New Orleans Cocktail to Drink All Fall

<i>John Besh shows us a New Orleans cocktail that’ll scoot the Sazerac as your go-to fall drink.</i><p>The Vieux Carre cocktail was invented in the same New Orleans bar as the Sazerac—and has many of the same qualities as its beloved brethren: <b>It’s strong, stirred, served on the rocks, rye-based, and has a</b> …

10 Ways To Be A Helpful Partner That Guarantee A Lasting Relationship

By Jen Mac,<p>Relationships are tricky, but they are even trickier when you don’t know what you bring to the table. How can we ask others to love us, …