These Under-the-Radar Travel Destinations Will Be Huge This Year

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to travel more? Same here. So let’s get started. Here, six destinations you may never have heard of that will be huge this coming year. Whether you’re looking for an exotic beach, hidden wine region or something in between, it’s time to plan your escape. GOA, INDIA You […]

9 Photo Gift Ideas That Everyone on Your List Will Love

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
It’s not Christmas without a little nostalgia—and since you have 7,567 photos of your kids/dog/vacation in Paris on your iPhone, why not get creative and turn them into a totally original photo gift? Here, nine options guaranteed to delight everyone on your list. PRINT YOUR PICS ON STICKERS FOR KIDS Choose up to eight familiar […]

7 Career Goals You Need to Focus On in 2017

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
After taking time to unwind through the holidays, you want to come back to your office feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the year ahead. But that’s pretty hard to do without setting specific, achievable goals. Here, seven tried-and-true methods for keeping your career climbing all the way to 2018. CREATE A FIVE-YEAR PLAN This […]

5 Things Cool Women Never Post to Instagram

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
You’ve scrolled through her profile more than you care to admit, you know her boyfriend’s name and you even noticed when she changed her Instagram bio. It’s not that you’re a creepy stalker…it’s just that she’s so damn cool. Here, five things the ultimate cool girl would never post. 1. A Million Hashtags Sure, it […]

10 Books to Read If You Loved “The Girls”

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
One of our favorite books of 2016 was The Girls, Emma Cline’s stunning debut novel about a 14-year-old girl in suburban San Francisco who gets lured by a group of women into joining a dangerous, Manson-esque cult. Movie rights sold immediately, so we’re looking forward to a big-screen adaptation at some point. Until then, here […]

11 Healthy Two-Ingredient Snacks You Can Make Now

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
There’s got to be more to life than a plain piece of fruit or a handful of almonds. Here, 11 next-level snacks that require only two ingredients to make but pack more flavor and satisfying crunch than your boring 2 p.m. apple. BAKED BANANA CHIPS Good on their own, even better on top of yogurt. […]

9 Things That Might Happen If You Stop Watching TV

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Yikes, the average American watches five hours of TV a day. It’s hard to believe, but the folks at Nielsen don’t lie. So just for fun (just kidding, it was torture), we gave up TV for a week. Here’s what might happen if you give up your habit cold turkey. AT FIRST, YOU’LL HAVE NO […]

15 Little Confidence Boosters to Try When You’re Feeling Down

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
No matter how confident you are, there are always going to be times when you feel like nothing is going your way. Luckily, there are a bunch of super-simple (and fast) ways to get your mojo back so you can return to ruling the world in a flash. Here, 15 of our go-tos. 1. Sing […]

Top 5 Places to Travel in 2017

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
e’re only a few days away from 2017, and a new year in sight means new opportunities to explore the world for another 12 months.  The usual suspects in travel have been done to death and its time to switch it up. These five destinations are exciting, off-the-radar, luxurious and full of adventure and culture. […]

Experience One Night at the Burj Al Arab

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 24, 2017
You’ve seen pictures of it everywhere.  The most famous address in the United Arab Emirates, the Burj Al Arab really needs no introduction. You already know about their 7-star hotel status, seen the pictures on every Black travel IG from Soul Society to Nomadness, and you’ve probably visited Dubai daydreaming about what it must be like to […]