Diana Band


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What Beauty Is, in 500 Definitions

Mihaela Noroc’s The Atlas of Beauty will change how you think about beauty and womanhood forever.

When Mihaela Noroc set out on her global adventure and began photographing women from all over the world, she did not expect her work to become a worldwide phenomenon. Her project, The Atlas of Beauty, which has captivated people all around the world on social media, is now a book home to a collection of […]

The Art of Dating Yourself

Why you should make time to try new things and pursue old passions—whether you’re coupled or single, a proud parent or happily child-free.

Why Date Yourself? Dating is an essential part of nearly all our relationships—it’s how we get to know potential romantic partners, nurture existing long-term relationships and friendships, and even for many parents, a way to spend quality one-on-one time with their kids. Though we nurture many relationships in our lives, there’s one we tend to […]

Winter Beauty, the Cruelty-Free Way

Quench thirsty skin, revive dry hair, and get glowing with these cruelty-free winter beauty picks.

While the colder months bring with them many pleasures — the thrill of snow days, excuses for cocoa, cozy sweaters — they also tend to wreak havoc on our hair, skin, and nails. For those of you left feeling dry, flaky, and brittle due to the frigid winter temperatures, here are over a dozen of […]

Happy Together Starts with Happy Apart

5 ways to remain independent while strengthening your relationship.

The last date I went on before I met my husband was hilariously awful. Despite it, I remember laughing to myself while I waited for the train home. It had dawned on me that this was the first time I didn’t feel bad about a guy not liking me. I had been myself, and if […]

Fear is Not Your Enemy

How embracing fear as a friend—not a hindrance—can help you reach your fullest potential.

At least once in your life, I’ll bet you’ve made a decision out of fear—whether it was a fear of being different, of being alone, of failure—or even of success. I know I have. I’ve taken the less risky job, stayed with the boyfriend who was no longer compatible, moved to the familiar city, shelved […]

Are You Being Gaslighted?

Learn how to recognize this tricky form of emotional abuse and take back your life.

Gaslighting. You’ve likely heard the term, but what is it, exactly, and how do you know if you’re a victim? Dr. Robin Stern, who coined the term over a decade ago, details this manipulative form of emotional abuse—as well as how to eliminate it from your life—in her book, The Gaslight Effect. In teaching you […]

Men Don’t Need to Be Stoic

The Mask of Masculinity author, Lewis Howes reveals how men can shed their mask of indifference and unlock their fullest potential.

I remember the first—and only—time I saw my father cry: I was sixteen and in the backseat of my parents’ car, driving to my paternal grandfather’s funeral. I had awoken to my mother quietly reading the poem I had written for the service, and it was my words that had made him cry. That brief […]

Building Your Meditation Practice—One Minute at a Time

Practical, actionable advice on how to squeeze meditative moments out of your busiest days.

You’ve probably heard how great a regular meditation practice can be for your health, but it may not be enough to inspire you to get started. When you’re trying to juggle a career, family, and a social life among all of life’s minutia, it can seem like there isn’t a moment to spare—especially for sitting […]

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

Practical advice for setting realistic, achievable goals so you can be your best self in 2018.

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, people either love them or hate them. I love them—even if I’m not always successful at keeping them. However, I do find consistent success in keeping resolutions that are realistic, specific, and progress-oriented. I’ve even managed to read upwards of 50 books every year for the last five […]

Yoga Cures: Breathe Your Way Back to Wellness

Heal yourself with these three yogic breathing exercises from Tara Stiles’ book, Yoga Cures.

In today’s hyper-connected, overstimulated world, many of us feel stressed, anxious, depressed, or simply unwell. We soothe ourselves with processed junk food, alcohol, and other “quick fixes,” treating the things that will heal us long-term (like exercise and healthy eating) as a chore—or worse—punishment. But what if our journey back to wellness could be as […]
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