Family Photos: Tips for Capturing the Magic of the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, you’ll likely be snapping pictures faster than anyone can say “cheese.” But to really capture the moments that you’ll want to frame and keep forever—or to make that killer family card you send out every year—check out some of these “photo recipes” from Me Ra Koh, author of Your Family in Pictures: The Parents’ Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life.

The No-Fail Thanksgiving Timeline

No pressure, but Thanksgiving dinner is kind of a big deal. After all, It’s only the most historic meal celebrated across America, and you’ve taken on the task to feed your family’s hunger and high expectations this year. The fridge is stocked, the turkey is thawed and the aroma of spiced pumpkin is in the air. Enjoy the calm before the storm, and review this super helpful hour-by-hour Thanksgiving schedule. Ready, set, go!

What is Manuka Honey (and why you should try it)

If you’re tuned into pop culture, (and by pop culture I mean the Kardashians), then you most likely know of Kourtney Kardashian and her obsession with Manuka honey. The same way she swears by avocado and milk smoothies regularly, she also touts the health benefits of a daily spoonful of Manuka—and she’s not alone in this belief. So what exactly is this special honey and why should you consider adding just one teaspoon a day to your diet?

Listen While You Run: Audiobook Pick for the Fall Season

Marathon season is in full swing and many people are at the end of the road with their training. From here on out, the mental strength becomes more important than the physical. If you are training to run this fall or know someone who is, DON’T TELL ME YOU’RE AFRAID is worth a listen. It’s an inspiring story about how a young girl in Somalia uses running to help her through increasing political and economic turmoil, giving her the motivation and desire to make her country better.

Quiz: Which of The Five Elements are you?

The system of the Five Elements grew out of a 5,000-year-old Asian medical system. Chinese physicians believed that the universe is composed of forces that include water, wood, fire, earth, and metal—the five elements. They proposed that if we understand these elements, we can use them to stay in balance physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally—and learn more about ourselves and others in the process.

Daily Meditation

Start even if you don’t know how.

Wendy Tremayne

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