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7 Ways to Reframe Your Thinking and Build Your Self-Confidence

Ignite your inner magic and learn to think, act and operate from a place of power.

Girl Code author, master life coach, and founder of the Champagne Diet blog, Cara Alwill Leyba, believes that within all of us lies the keys to confidence. That no matter how insecure we may feel, we all have the power to transform ourselves from shrinking violets into bright, commanding sunflowers — all by turning inward […]

Navigate Challenges in the Workplace Like a Pro

Ask A Manager's, Alison Green offers us practical advice on how to handle 21 tough discussions we may need to have during the course of our careers.

When it comes to awkward situations or tough but necessary conversations at work, we’ve all got our war stories. Whether it’s something small and grating, like a gum-popping co-worker, or something bigger and more complicated, like a boss that monopolizes your nights and weekends, everyone with a job has, at one time or another, found […]

Exploring the Secret Life of Cows (and Other Animals Our Culture Eats)

Think that farm animals aren't sentient and don’t have rich inner lives? Here’s why it’s time for you to reconsider.

When my husband and I left New York and moved across the country, we made the trip with our animals: two cats and bunny nestled in the backseat of our yellow Subaru. The trip was surprisingly easy for all of us, especially considering that half of us had hardly traveled further than the vet’s office. […]

7 Books That Will Take Your Camping Experience to the Next Level

From fire-making to fireside feasting, these reads will help you reconnect with nature—and yourself.

If you knew where I grew up, in rural northwestern New Jersey about an hour outside of the Poconos, you’d probably be a little surprised to learn that I didn’t go on my first camping trip until I was 29. Though I spent a great deal of time outside, sleeping in it never seemed necessary. […]

Cruelty-Free Pet Care for the Conscious Consumer

Your guide to the best cruelty-free, eco-friendly pet care products and brands.

If you’re a pet owner, you’re no doubt an animal lover, too. But unfortunately, many of the ingredients and finished products designed for the care of our companion animals are also tested on their laboratory counterparts in cruel and painful ways. A doggie spa day or a clean crate shouldn’t have to come at the […]

How to Choose the Right Birth Control Method for You

Learn about the many options on the market so you can express your sexuality safely, responsibly, and freely.

Raise your hand if most of your “professional” sex education has been fear based. When I think back to sex ed in middle school and high school, I mostly remember the horrifying images of STDs run amok, and most significantly, the three days I had to spend senior year caring for an electronic baby that, […]

8 Ways to Hygge this Spring

Warmer temperatures and longer days mean more time to slow down and savor, the Danish way.

When the concept of hygge made its way to the U.S. a few years ago, I was delighted. Winter has always been a tough season for me, mainly because I suffer from seasonal affective disorder, but the idea of savoring the season’s inherent coziness really appeals to me. Though we tend to think of it […]

Becoming “Failure Immune”

How reframing setbacks into growth and learning opportunities can transform your life.

“What would you do if you could not fail?” ask countless inspirational coffee mugs, throw pillows, and greeting cards. As we tend to think of success as inherently good and failure as inherently bad, it’s easy to understand why nobody wants to feel like a failure. If given a choice, the gut response for many […]

A Guide to Cruelty-Free Spring Cleaning

Earth and animal-friendly cleaning products, DIY recipes, and tools to tackle those warmer weather chores.

I love those first few warm days after a long winter when you can finally open the windows and let out all the dust and stale air that’s been gathering for six months. That infusion of freshness inspires me to get out the duster and the mop, and while I don’t always love spring cleaning […]

A Head to Toe Guide to Spring and Summer Accessorizing

Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger offers tips on using accessories to look your polished best.

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to complete an outfit? Or find a great pair of statement shoes and don’t know what the heck you’ll wear with them? Yeah, me too. Thankfully, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger has some chic solutions for warm weather accessorizing—just in time for you to emerge from the warm cocoon […]
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