7 Key Benefits of Coffee (and How to Drink Up Right)

I love coffee. If you’re anything like me, it’s the promise of a fresh cup in the morning that actually helps me get out of bed everyday. And you’ll be surprised at all the key benefits of coffee in just a single cup. Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., author of The Small Change Diet, says there’s a growing body of research showing coffee might have more pros than simply helping us stay awake. Here Read more ...

7 Surprisingly Healthy Fast Food Meals

Fast food is all around us and it’s a convenient way to fill up when you’re out and about. While a large order of burger and fries is not considered part of a balanced diet, all the major fast food chains do offer healthy choices. So when your busy day calls for a trip to the drive-thru, consider ordering one of these seven surprisingly healthy fast food meal options that won’t ruin your Read more ...

Beauty & Body After Pregnancy

Becoming a mother and taking care of your precious baby changes your entire life. The nine months of pregnancy lead to life's greatest miracle, but they also take a toll on your body. While each woman's body responds differently to carrying a child, many women are left with postpartum stretch marks, hormonal acne, hair loss, or melasma after pregnancy. Here are a few beauty items to solve postpartum Read more ...

15 Clever Uses for Everyday Items

Need to organize your jewelry, pot some plants, or make wine charms for an impromptu get together? Check out these clever uses to accomplish practical tasks using everyday items you may already have on hand. 1. Buttons Earring Holders You don’t need a fancy jewelry box to keep your earrings sorted. Just stick them into buttons and you’ll never lose another pair. 2. Rubber Band No-Slip Clothing Read more ...

4 Simple Ways to Beat the Monday Blues

If you know the feeling of dread, exhaustion and hopelessness as your alarm rings at 7 a.m. for the start of a new work week, then you know the Monday Blues. It's the start of five consecutive days of real world obligations after two carefree days of fun. So why do we feel this way? “It’s something called anticipatory bias,” says Robert E. Cohen, PsyD, ABPP, Director of Clinical Neuropsychologist Read more ...

How to Host a Scandal Viewing Party

Fall 2014 TV premieres are underway and we're gearing up for the return of one of our favorites: Scandal! Gladiators, are you ready to find out Olivia Pope's location? The season four premiere kicks off Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on ABC and we have it handled. We have tips and recipes for a quick and easy Scandal viewing party to help you enjoy all the new plot twists. Red wine and popcorn Read more ...

10 “Healthy Diet” Myths

There’s a lot of information out there about taboo foods, rules to follow if you want to lose weight and staples of the healthiest diets. However, there’s also a lot of misinformation about what constitutes a nutritionally sound regimen. To sort out fact from fiction, we chatted up a couple registered dietitians to get their expert takes on the most prevalent healthy diet myths floating around Read more ...

13 Ways to Feel Less Tired

Sometimes, no matter how much sleep you seem to get, you just can’t shake that tired feeling. Stress, poor eating, poor exercise habits, and a web of other daily issues can all play a role in whether or not you’re dragging. If you’re in need of an instant pick-me-up, we’ve got you covered. Try these 13 different strategies for beating that “blah” feeling to see which work for you. 1. Read more ...