Advice

Overcome Shyness with Lists

<i>Shyness is completely normal. Let’s say you move to a new city and you no longer have your support squad by your side. Don’t let that get the best of</i> …

Ask Amy: Can he be an uncle if he shuns me, the kid’s mom?

<b>DEAR AMY:</b> My only brother and I have always had a difficult relationship. About two years ago, we stopped talking completely.<p>When my husband and I …

Carolyn Hax: I’m 36 and I’ve picked a sperm donor, but my parents say to wait

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> Recently you gave advice about how it’s “never the perfect time to have a baby,” and that’s true, but does the calculation change any …

Parenting

Could getting a furry friend actually alleviate your pet allergies?

Having a pet is great for both your mental and physical health (score!). But when you throw allergies into the mix—cue sneezing, watery eyes, or even …

Lifestyle

How this new probiotic could seriously help the environment

It’s no secret that the environment is in trouble. Like, <i>big</i> trouble. The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Act—California’s plan to drastically …

Lifestyle

Everything you need to prep your bedroom for the post-Thankgiving nap of your life

Can you feel it? It’s officially holiday prep time. You may be coordinating travel schedules or meal planning for crowded gatherings. If you’re able …

Lifestyle

Miss Manners: Is it gross to do this if I’m dining alone in public?

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> Eating alone 95 percent of the time, I have time to ponder such problems as:<p>1. Is it OK to double-dip my chips in the salsa or …

Etiquette

The most common source of stress in relationships isn’t what you think

Healthy romantic relationships can be challenging to maintain. But, hey, if Michelle and Barack can navigate life’s stresses and keep their …

Lifestyle

Carolyn Hax: I’m not allowed to tell them my wife is angry

<b>DEAR CAROLYN:</b> My wife is a wonderfully sensible person and appropriately sensitive. She is the oldest of three sisters and often feels left out. The …

Empathy

Soak up all that Scorpio New Moon power with this at-home ritual

<i>Mindfulness rockstar Kelly Morris is an expert at guided meditations—just ask the wellness insiders who listen to her Infinity Call every day,</i> …

Lifestyle

Lindsey Vonn’s best wellness advice is so simple and smart

These days it’s anyone’s guess as to what keeps a person in shape physically, mentally, and emotionally. From adaptogens and collagen supplements to …

Lifestyle

Stop the Low-Fat Diet

<i>Let’s face it. We see “low-fat” on a label and throw the product into our shopping cart, thinking we have found the healthier option. Walter Willett,</i> …

Weight Loss

Why your coffee creamer needs a healthy upgrade

While too much of any good thing can backfire (yes, caffeine, we mean you), your morning cup of joe qualifies as beneficial to your overall …

Lifestyle

Miss Manner: Extracting oneself from a neighbor’s monologue

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> On three separate occasions during the past month, my husband and I have come across somewhat elderly gentlemen who have been …

Etiquette

Ask Amy: He’s afraid he’ll be accused of harassment

<b>DEAR AMY:</b> I am currently a first-semester student at a highly selective professional school. Because of the public nature of our future …

Relationships

Feeling cold might be great for your metabolism, but your heart hates it

When you step outside for that cold-weather run, be aware that some major changes are going on inside your body—some good, and others hardly so.<p>All …

Lifestyle

6 ways your smart home can make you healthier

Gadgets and gizmos may not be the first things that spring to mind when you hear the phrase “healthy home”—screens (and the blue light that comes …

Lifestyle

There’s a good chance you weren’t breastfed if you have eczema

Having eczema is no fun: The condition makes your skin red, itchy, and inflamed—and it tends to flare up at the worst times. Even though there’s no …

Lifestyle

Here’s what you *shouldn’t* feed your dog on Thanksgiving

There are some pretty clear dos and don’ts of puppy parenting: Do dress up your dog for Halloween, don’t feed it chocolate, and <i>maybe</i> let it sleep in …

Lifestyle

The definitive day-by-day guide to Thanksgiving prep

Anyone else feel like it was July and now Thanksgiving is a week away? The holidays can seriously sneak up on you, and unlike easy-to-throw-together …

Lifestyle

The scientific reason to eat your Thanksgiving dinner slowly

Being surrounded by so much food on Thanksgiving probably only makes you want to do one thing: Make like a turkey, and gobble through your meal. But …

Lifestyle

How real couples deal with splitting their holiday travel

Being single isn’t always awesome around the holidays, but it does provide one perk not often experienced by those who are coupled up: Flying solo …

Lifestyle

Ask Amy: How do I tell my wife she needs to lose 20 pounds?

<b>DEAR AMY:</b> My wife has put on a few pounds, to the extent that it is probably not good for her long-term health.<p>She is attractive, takes good care of …

Meet Your Favorite Celebrity Today

<i>Imagine meeting your favorite celebrity while in the grocery store or while walking your dog. What would you say? What would you do? How would act?</i> …

Why you should care about your vaginal flora

Biohacking has inspired a head-to-toe body-awareness revolution—one where your relationship with your physiology feels less like a clinical …

Lifestyle

Miss Manners: Treat the ex-girlfriend like a stuffed giraffe

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> My daughter has become friends with my son’s ex-girlfriend and wants her to attend her wedding. This girlfriend broke up with my …

Etiquette

Feeling uninspired at work? Switch career gears—it’s more common than you might think

You got your degree and scored what you <i>thought</i> was your dream gig, but now you’re feeling totally uninspired. Not to worry—just because you devoted a …

Lifestyle

Quiz: How should you get your ACV fix?

If there ever did exist a supernatural, all-curing elixir, apple cider vinegar is probably the closest thing to it. The tart, often hard-to-swallow …

Lifestyle

5 last-minute ways to add good energy to your Thanksgiving gathering

Being together with your loved ones is one of the greatest parts of the holidays, but even the most tight-knit families can start to feel cramped or …

Lifestyle

The healthy way Sophia Bush spends her down time

Between filming the show <i>Chicago P.D.</i> and speaking out about birth control (you go girl), Sophia Bush finds it challenging to take some precious “me” …

Lifestyle