Every kid has one: the food or dish they’ll eat anytime, anywhere. Call it the bandwagon food—the food they’ve deemed cool or generally okay because everyone at school (or camp, or at the cool kids table) eats it. For my daughter, it’s pasta with pesto—the dish all 12 kids eagerly ate ensemble once a month when her nursery schoolteacher cooked […]
Most people file scarves under “cold weather accessories,” but they are actually one of the most versatile wardrobe staples of summer. Pick a big one in a bright, fun print, and take it with you everywhere: wrap yourself up in over-zealous AC, spread it out for impromptu picnics, tie it around your waist to create a sarong–you’ll find endless […]
If you regularly find yourself feeling sluggish and bummed in the early-to-mid afternoon, it’s probably because that’s typically when your levels of serotonin (a brain chemical that helps regular mood) takes a nosedive, according to Eric Braverman, a New York City-based physician. To beat the blues (while regulating your blood sugar, too!), have a small snack that’s rich in mood-boosting […]
Have a compassionate friend on your Christmas list who loves animals? Consider giving them the gift of sponsoring a creature in need. Various organizations allow people to sponsor animals year round—it’s similar to a traditional donation to an organization, only your friend will also receive information about the furry (or feathery!) friend whose gift was in their support. A few […]
You spend a pretty penny coloring your hair… and you don’t want to see that money almost literally poured down the drain. According to Vicki Casciola, a hairstylist in Las Vegas, showering with hot water can lead to the outer layers of hair strands to swell and peel up, allowing color molecules to escape. Monitor your shower temperatures, aiming for […]
The age-old maxim about wearing all jewelry in the same metal tone (i.e. – silver with silver, or gold with gold) also applies to those metallic shoes that are so on-trend right now. Pair silver heels with silver statement earrings, and gold with a bold gold-tone cuff or necklace. MIA “Edie” flat, $59.95; nordstrom.com.
Being tasked with giving a toast at any special occasion sends my stomach into knots. With all eyes on you, the pressure is on to deliver poignant, well-chosen words. Next time you’re asked to raise a glass, make it memorable (in a good way, of course!) by following this five-step guide.
On Thursday, June 13, Real Simple, Essence, All You, and Health magazines hosted an incredibly inspiring and provocative discussion about our campaign, Make 1 Simple Change. Here are some Tweet-erps (a new word for excerpts from Twitter???):