Diana Band

Articles by Diana Band

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 […]

Your Guide to Ethical, Eco-Friendly Vegan Fashion

When it comes to your fashion and accessories, are you doing no harm to people, animals, or the planet?

There’s a lot to be said for making conscious, ethical choices when it comes to your wardrobe. You don’t even have to be a vegan to want to buy sustainably produced, cruelty-free clothing that’s also made by workers who are paid and treated fairly. After all, who really wants to wear something that caused someone […]

Supercharge Your Beauty Routine with Superfoods

These natural beauty recipes will surprise you with their effectiveness and simplicity.

Want a healthy, natural beauty routine that won’t break the bank? Then look no further than the produce aisle. Janet Hayward, author of Lemons Are a Girl’s Best Friend, explains that a diet rich in superfoods not only strengthens your immune system and boosts overall health, but it will promote healthy skin, hair, nails, and […]

Don’t Let a Narcissist Ruin Your Life

Learn how to spot narcissists before you get involved—and end relationships with those already in your life.

With nearly 22 million people in North America affected by narcissistic personality disorder, chances are, you’ve either encountered a narcissist in your past or are currently in a relationship with one. They may be a parent, spouse, sibling, friend, or boss. They may even be a public figure you admire, such as a politician, entertainer, […]

What We Learn About Ourselves and Each Other When We Eavesdrop

Many consider eavesdropping an invasion of privacy, and that may be true, but is it also a way for us to gain insight into others and stay connected to what's going on around us?

When I was little, I loved riding in the backseat of my parents’ car at night, catching glimpses of other people’s lives through their warm, glowing windows. I liked to imagine the families inside and what the rooms I couldn’t see looked like. I considered how their families’ routines and traditions might differ—or be similar—to […]

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 […]
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