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How to Eat Organic for Less

5 things you need to know before your next trip to the grocery store.

7 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Get More Done

If you're feeling sluggish and can't seem to get anything done, perhaps it's time to work on your internal store of energy. By reinvigorating yourself, you'll be able to get more things done and have an easier time completing tasks. Here are...

In Case of Emergency

Three in 10 people will need it, but many won’t have it. Do you?

Screen Your Sunscreens

Are you really getting the protection you need? Here’s what you need to know.

Our Top Picks for the Best Sunscreens Under $15

New rules require sunscreen manufacturers to offer fewer claims (no more "waterproof" labels) and clearer instructions--great news when it comes to protecting you from the harmful effects of the sun. But when you’re staring at the selection of...

How Hormones Can Sabotage Your Spending

You may be “lucky” enough to notice some hormone-related changes to your attitude once every 28 days or so. But did you know that the same hormones that regulate your cycle also act on your brain every day, affecting the way you think, act—and...

Know Your Biology, Gain Inner Peace

Europe is in an ugly mess and that jobs report the other day made you want to flee to some nice Nordic country that still has jobs and benefits. (Habla Swedish?) We have a better idea.   First, consider: the male response to stress is “fight or...

Buy Sunscreen Without Getting Burned

Thirty bucks for a tiny tube of sunscreen?  Forget the fancy packaging and focus on these factors to get the most protection: DO Choose a higher SPF. Get one between 30 and 50 SPF, reapply often, and zero in on easily missed spots, like nostrils...

Little Goodies Make the Holidays Fun

My three kids and I are united on at least one thing: We love Christmas. It’s such a pretty, homey holiday—the baubly tree, the yummy cookies, the suspenseful advent calendar, the festive meals. It’s the little stuff that makes it wondrous. I...

A Bit of Bragging Looks Good on You

It feels funny to brag—uncomfortable, impolite, even obnoxious. Many women I know tend to downplay their success, even among friends. This shrinking-violet stuff is nonsense. Don’t be scared to celebrate your victories out loud. It’s a part of...