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Articles by Diana Band

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 […]

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 […]
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