How to End Any Relationship Amicably: Sure, you can tell a guy, “I love you, but I’m not in love with you,” as a way to end things, but how do you cut ties with a subpar personal trainer or a masseuse who’s rubbing you the wrong way? Breaking up is hard to do, but when a relationship—personal or professional—no longer works, it’s time to bring it to an end. If you need to say “goodbye” but can’t find the words, our experts’ tips will help make your breakup easier so you can move on.
10 “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t: What’s in a name? In the case of certain foods, nutrition connotations that are misleading. Take granola, for instance: It has an undeniably earthy, wholesome ring to it, but depending on its ingredients, preparation and portioning, it can be as bad for you as a plateful of brownies. And it’s not the only food whose moniker belies a bevy of calories and fat. Discover 10 common offenders and learn how to make them live up to their healthy reputations.
8 Ways to Rediscover Arugula: Arugula is native to western Asia and the Mediterranean, and is commonly used in kitchens throughout Europe (particularly in Italian cuisine) and North America. Though you’ve most likely seen it paired with ingredients like goat cheese, beets, lemon and walnuts—all delicious and worth a try—it can work in so many more ways. Far from your basic leafy green, arugula can be served raw or sautéed in stir-fries, pasta, potato salads, pizza or any other dish that can benefit from its peppery kick. To give your next meal a little natural spice, whip up one of these recipes. Whether you go for a hearty pizza or lemony chicken cutlets, these dishes are sure to change your mind about what arugula can bring to the dinner table.
Swimsuits That Flatter Every Shape: As you probably know by now, one swimsuit does not fit all. Not only do you want a bikini or one-piece that accentuates your shape, it’s important to find a suit that actually stays put despite crashing waves or swimming laps. Before you hit the water, click through to find fun, fashionable, but more importantly, functional swimwear for every body type.
How To Say Goodbye In Any Situation: Au revoir, adios, see ya—there are plenty of ways to say goodbye, but it’s not always easy to know the right way to bid farewell to certain situations. It’s especially tricky when faced with things like a bad date, in-law visit or a party where you’re making new acquaintances. To help navigate the tricky waters of social mores, we turned to etiquette experts for their tactful how-to exit strategies. Read on to learn a few rules that will ensure you always make a gracious departure.
9 Beauty Treatment Mishaps You Can Avoid: We’ve heard the horror stories. After getting a manicure, a friend’s nail begins oozing with infection, or following a chemical hair-straightening treatment, a coworker’s hair starts falling out in clumps. Which got us thinking: How often do these cosmetic catastrophes occur, and are they preventable? Read on to see what industry insiders say, along with what measures you can take to avoid becoming a victim of a beauty disaster.
Ban Your Blow Dryer This Summer: Summer is almost here and, though there are many things to look forward to in warmer weather (sundresses!), one of the downsides is the toll humidity takes on your silky-smooth locks. But that doesn’t mean you can’t sport a beautiful summer ’do. In fact, if you take advantage of the casualness of the season, you can get a great look with minimal effort. No matter what your hair type, you just need to know a few secrets (which we got from the pros) and you’ll be able to run out the door in minutes by rocking a wash-and-go look.
8 Things Your Ob-Gyn Wants to Tell You: Going to the gynecologist is something every woman has to do. But considering how personal it is, it’s no wonder many of us feel nervous or self-conscious when it’s time for the yearly exam. Though shyness is perfectly normal, it can also hold you back from asking important questions or sharing information that your doctor needs to treat you. From menstrual cycle issues to sexual history, discover what your gynecologist is really thinking during your annual check-up.
Gift Ideas for Grads: Help ease a graduate’s transition into college by giving them something that they can use—or that will inspire them—along their journey, like a starter tool set, a good-luck necklace and more.
8 Ways to Get Ahead at Work: Even if you love your job, you’ll likely find yourself stuck in a rut at some point in your career. You may have gotten so good at what you do that it has become automatic (and perhaps a bit boring), or maybe you’d like to ask for a raise but don’t know how to broach the subject. Whatever your goal, we spoke to career experts to learn what techniques will help you gain momentum at work.