Ah, Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t know about you, but in my family, it becomes a contest to see who can pack away the most turkey, cranberry sauce, and all those delicious fixings—with room for dessert! I was always taught that the best way to “prepare” was to starve myself all day in anticipation of the meal. But trust me, it’s tough to remember what you’re grateful for and enjoy the family time when you’re lightheaded and your blood sugar is dropping.
It’s easy to list the building blocks of a great relationship—lots of laughing, great conversation, emotional bonding, and, of course, an undeniable physical connection. But when the emotional availability dwindles, that physical connection can slowly become meaningless.
At my first job, I got a promotion out of nowhere. I was an assistant and struggled with keeping my demanding, powerful, and very busy boss organized. Every day, I was convinced I was one double-booked meeting away from being fired—but she had other ideas. After an associate editor quit, she surprised me with a promotion. Score, right? I wouldn’t realize until later that there was a serious downside to my good fortune.
Brands working with celebrities is nothing new. Brands using their platforms to tell a story has been done too. And while merging the two is just the natural progression—it’s never been done quite the way that Elizabeth Arden and Reese Witherspoon are collaborating. Tapped as the legendary beauty brand’s “Storyteller-in-Chief,” Reese isn’t just sharing the inspirational story of Elizabeth Arden’s impact to a new generation. She’s also weaving it together with her own narrative and backstory.
Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are just two of the many celebs who have gotten into the best shape of their lives after turning 40. Inspiring? Absolutely—especially considering that as we age, it becomes increasingly challenging to maintaining calorie-incinerating muscle mass.
(You can sculpt your arms and tighten your tummy with the energizing—and fun—routines from Prevention's Flat Belly Barre!)
But before you pick up a gossip magazine and try their rumored techniques at home, know thi...
Red wine has gotten a rep for being a magic, cure-all elixir because of the resveratrol that's found in grape skins. A few of the big benefits? Red wine may boost "good" cholesterol, decrease inflammation, and reduce your risk of heart disease. All are amazing health perks that lift the guilt when pouring that second glass after a stressful day. Now, a new study out of Washington University in St. Louis is adding another possible benefit to the list: Red wine might boost your fertility.
When you’re new to caffeine, that first cup of coffee or tea can be a game changer. Suddenly, you’re focused, energized, motivated, and alert. You’re a superhero who can plow through a presentation, hit the gym, and still make it to happy hour with energy to spare.
Finding the right supplement to take at every age and stage of your life is a little like dating. You’re recommended a few, you see how they make you feel, and maybe you move on to other options before committing. But if a supplement called shatavari has been on your radar, it’s time to understand why this versatile supplement is a relationship worth having for the rest of your life.
They say the bedroom is where the magic happens. But if you’re asleep way before The Tonight Show and your partner hits the pillow as The Today Show begins, the bedroom can feel more like a battleground.
Over the summer, a web developer by the name of Madalyn Parker sent the following email to her colleagues: “I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.” Her boss responded with praise and thanks for the important reminder that sick days should be used for mental health . . . the exchange went viral and was retweeted over 10,000 times. A nerve was struck.
Job interviews are exciting (we swear)! They’re a peek into new opportunities, new colleagues and new challenges that will change your career path. No pressure, right? Here’s one way to be sure you’ll nail it. Prepare the answers to some common teacher interview questions before you set foot in your soon-to-be new principal’s office goes a long way.
For some, a “career break” is a fantasy when you’re feeling stuck and uninspired. It strikes when you’ve been working long, seemingly thankless hours. Or, when you just don’t think your students, parents, principal, fill in the blank appreciates your hard work . Maybe it comes when you’re feeling uninspired with lesson plans. Sometimes a weekend of unplugging can do the trick or a long winter break will reset your passion for the classroom. And, sometimes it doesn’t.
School bathrooms have always had a bad rep. Well known for being unkempt and uncared for, the restroom was seen the place where mischief and bullying happened. But we’re starting to see schools that are taking their restrooms back and turned them into havens of inspiration, motivation and peace.