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11 Things To Ditch If You Want To Be Happy

In our quest for happiness, we often focus on what can bring us joy rather than what could potentially detract from it. Even though it's good to fill your life up with positivity, you may also want to consider the surprising things to give up that ca…
By Carina Wolff

How To Celebrate National Cookie Day

OK, some national holidays are not that exciting — like, National Clean Your Refrigerator Out Day, or National Vinegar Day. They don't really evoke intense excitement and joy like some of the other tastier national holidays... like, say, the ones all…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Why Not To Make Weekend Plans

It's Saturday, and that means only one thing: The pressure to make weekend plans is strong. Your friends are blowing up your group text with attempts to make these so-called plans. Even your co-workers asked before you left work on Friday if you had …
By Sara Levine

How To Get People To Reply To Your Emails

We've all been on the receiving end of an email to our inbox that just didn't quite cut it in terms of style or substance — so we ignored it. It was too long, not punchy enough, or lacking in clear formatting. But are there ways to get people to repl…
By Georgina Lawton

Why Taking Selfies During Vacation Is Important

Planning a vacation takes a bit of work, from picking the perfect destination to packing the most important essentials. But according to a new study by HomeAway and the University of Texas, there's also another key factor that will help make your tri…
By Michelle Regalado

Real Things To Be Thankful For On Thanksgiving

Well, gang, It's been quite a year. With all the bad things that happened in 2016, many might find it extra hard to feel gracious and celebratory as the holiday season approaches. But, there are definitely real things to be thankful for to this Thank…
By Karen Belz

These Thanksgiving Quotes Will Inspire You

In need of a little inspiration this holiday season? Well November 24th couldn't come any more quickly, and these 11 inspiring Thanksgiving Day quotes are exactly why. Sure, the food is a highlight for most of us come Thanksgiving Day, but there's ac…
By Chelsey Grasso

Things You Should Bring To Your Friendsgiving

If Thanksgiving is a bit too much for you — or, simply, you live too far away from your relatives — there's a good chance that you might be celebrating Friendsgiving this year. It's always going to be fun to eat delicious food with your buddies, but,…
By Karen Belz

Share These Happy Thanksgiving Quotes At Dinner

Thanksgiving has a way of making people happy. These 10 happy Thanksgiving quotes for 2016 help to clarify why exactly that is, and as it turns out, it's not so easy to put a finger on it. Why? Not because there's nothing worth celebrating on Turkey …
By Chelsey Grasso

11 Vegan Stuffing Ideas

In my book, the only Thanksgiving food item that holds a candle to pumpkin pie is your classic stuffing. I mean, it's basically bread soaked in deliciousness — it's hard to go wrong. Luckily for vegans — and those of us who would simply like to indul…
By Rachel Krantz

11 Morning Hacks To Put You In A Better Mood

Nothing is worse than waking up in the morning only to feel grumpy and out of sorts. Luckily, just because you woke up on the wrong side of the bed doesn't mean you have to be stuck there, as there a number of helpful morning hacks that can put you i…
By Carina Wolff

9 DIY Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

There are so many wonderful things to get excited about in the fall — especially rich, aromatic autumn scents. You have probably already stocked up on yummy fall candles, but this season, switch things up and try out a few DIY ways to make your home …
By Porch.com

Fall Crock-Pot Recipes For Busy Weeknight Feasts

When fall foods start to hit the grocery store shelves, my dinner game gets pretty imaginative. I mean, there's nothing more inspiring than a well-concocted fall feast — I mean, entire holidays are created out of the bounties of the autumn harvest. H…
By Jessica Learish

11 Tweaks That'll Lead To Less Negativity In Life

There are so many things in life that can make you feel negative. Think about being stuck in traffic, or getting bad news at work, or missing a flight. None of that feels good. And yet, even when faced with tough times, getting rid of your negativity…
By Carolyn Steber

Here's What To Remember When Life Gets You Down

When I woke up this morning, I was exhausted, mentally and physically. It's been a long week, and the weight of the world was making its impression on my shoulders. "I have to get out of bed today," I repeated in my mind as my eyelids would pop open …
By Variety

15 Little Ways To Practice Self-Care Today

The more things change, the more they stay the same — and the one thing that will always fall into that latter category is stress, stress, and (you guessed it!) stress. Finding little ways to practice self-care and improve your mood might seem imposs…
By Emma Lord

Outdoor Exercises Perfect For Fall

Ah, autumn — the sun is bright, the air is crisp, and the weather is ideal for getting your sweat on outside. If you're looking for fun ways to exercise outside before the snow starts to fall and you get too cold and lazy to do anything except hibern…
By Sadie Trombetta

14 Quotes To Lift You Up After This Election

I'm not going to talk about it here, because you don't want to hear about it; this election night has been nothing short of a nightmare, and you are feeling a number of things right now that I won't bother to describe to you, because you'll feel them…
By Emma Lord

These Are The Things That Really Matter Most

Every so often, we might experience a fleeting moment of overwhelming monotony. We find ourselves situated somewhere between daily responsibilities and the desire to shake things up a bit. When routine becomes too consistent, the natural human instin…
By Variety

How To DIY Taylor Swift's Mysterious Choker

It's no secret that Taylor Swift loves to wear chokers in everyday life, but when she wore one to perform in a recent concert, fans believed there was a hidden message. Aside from the possible sartorial metaphor, her look is super chic. What's more: …
By Phoebe Waller