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 ...

14 Brilliant Ways to Reuse Old Light Bulbs

Even after the fuse burns out, light bulbs can still serve a multitude of purposes. Check out these bright ideas on ways to reuse old light bulbs and up-cycle them into fun and elegant home decor. 1. Twine Pears Centerpieces Wrap light bulbs with twine and add a little twig stem. Now you've got rustic, chic table decor and centerpieces for fall. 2. Wire Floating Vases Create these contemporary Read more ...

Simple Ways to Learn Something New

With September being National Self-Improvement Month, we thought it would be fun to share with you some simple ways to learn something new. Adding a new skill to your repertoire is one of the fundamentals of improving oneself. We'll show you how to easily learn math, play an instrument and more. Use GIFs to Learn Math Concepts Math was never your best subject and most of what the teacher Read more ...

The Best of the Best from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the month of August, we were all captivated by one thing: seeing our friends, family, celebrities and strangers pour icy water over their heads in a series of viral videos. Weird how we amuse ourselves, right? While there was certainly a dose of humor to be had with the Ice Bucket Challenge, we never forgot it was for a very serious, under-publicized cause: ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Read more ...

6 Ways to Create Good Habits

Want to work out more frequently? Eat more veggies? Track your spending? In honor of National Self-Improvement Month, here are six ways to incorporate good habits into your life. 1. Commit to 21 days. Experts say it takes at least 21 days to create a habit. If you can make it through the initial conditioning phase, your new habit will be much easier to sustain. 2. Do it daily. Consistency Read more ...