When Kate Lacroix was driving alone from Seattle to Vancouver for a funeral, she called AT&T to get an international wireless plan. By the time she arrived, not only did she have a new phone plan, she also had a refreshed outlook on life and death.
Adriana Molello set her best friend up with her future husband in 2014. By the end of the couple’s destination wedding in 2017, Ms. Molello was in tears. And they weren’t happy ones.
“We had been good friends since we were born. Her parents are my godparents. I helped her husband pick out her engagement ring,” Ms. Molello said. Wedding planning poked holes in their relationship, and by the big day, the now cracked foundation couldn’t hold much more.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes depression. Wait … that’s not how it’s supposed to go.
Unfortunately, for some, that is how it goes. While many newlyweds are blissed out, others are hit with the post-wedding blues, and it can be debilitating.
As people continue to congratulate me on becoming a bride, I’ve realized I don’t deserve all the credit. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without you.
Before I say “I do,” I want to say thank you, and a few unprintable sentiments to the ones who came before the one. I need to honor the romantic and sexual experiences I’ve had in my life, and not just because of the effort that went into them. Each past relationship gave me an experience that served as a clue in a scavenger hunt to find my future.
Elaine Bellis doesn’t think mothers talk about the challenges of breastfeeding enough, so she opened up about her difficulties on Instagram recently. She posted a photo of her infant twin daughters breastfeeding at the same time; in the caption, Bellis said that she’s tried everything in her power to produce milk for her newborn twins but that her body “couldn’t build up any milk over the last month.”
The new mom says she pumps all day to be able to provide her girls with just an ounce of her milk. “I never thought I would have problems breastfeeding and realize now I did the absolute best I could do,” she said.
Zahira Kelly, an artist and writer, wanted to raise awareness about the various types of domestic abuse, including verbal assault, so she started using the hasthag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou.
“Abuse is often seen as very cut-and-dry and only physical,” Kelly told BBC Trending. She says she created #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou to help people “suss out damaging situations.”
“It is important to note that domestic violence does not always manifest as physical abuse,” says the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website. “Emotional and psychological abuse can often be just as extreme as physical violence. Lack of physical violence does not mean the abuser is any less dangerous to the victim, nor does it mean the victim is any less trapped by the abuse.”
Navigating the roommate relationship is tricky. Sharing a living space means you're getting to know each other in a very personal way, but at the same time this isn't necessarily your bestie or sibling. What does that mean? You've got to set some boundaries and rules.
There's nothing worse than cohabitation tension, so to help you avoid passive-aggressive fights via Post-it note, or a full-blown roommate rumble, here are the phrases you should try to avoid.
Yes, there will definitely be some '80s themed-parties and Bachelor viewings when you join a sorority, but it's not all fun and games. As rewarding (and comforting) as it can be to have a big group of built-in gal pals from freshman year onward, with Greek sisterhood comes great responsibility. You don't want to be that girl who dropped out after one day because she didn't know what she was getting into.
Start off on the right foot by being prepared—and checking out these ten things every girl should know before pledge week arrives.
For every minute you spend in line at the grocery store, a new food-delivery app is established. With the sudden growth in on-demand food, the options are bound to overwhelm, so we’ve tried and tested a bunch of the apps to find the coolest and most convenient ones.
From grocery shopping to long-distance dish delivery, these unique on-demand food apps are the only ones you need on your phone or tablet.
Known for blending Los Angeles’ diverse ethnicities in his dishes at restaurants ink and ink.sack, chef Michael Voltaggio is expanding his palate overseas.
In the new Travel Channel series Breaking Borders, the Top Chef winner is teaming up with journalist Mariana van Zeller to travel the world and bring cultures together via food. Sounds simple, but here’s the catch: They are visiting conflict zones and inviting guests from both sides of major international issues to dine together.
Voltaggio’s challenge each episode, which airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, is to use regional ingredients to create dishes that combine cuisines from each person’s heritage, without insulting anyone or starting a food fight.
It was a rollercoaster of a week in the world of chefs. With one chef leaving a show and one chef joining another, we don't know whether to laugh or cry. We know... We'll just eat!
Whoever said politics have no place in the kitchen clearly didn't know these chefs. Okay, maybe no one's ever said that, but now we know why. With a new chef in the White House, polls closing for chef of the year and sexiest chef, and top chefs investing in smaller food companies, the culinary world got a little political this past week.
As the holidays approach, some of your favorite chefs are stepping into the kitchen to prep their big Thanksgiving feasts, and they want you to join them. Don't mind if we do! Their masterpieces have to be better than our burnt turkey and chewy string beans. Meanwhile, other culinary rockstars are setting up shop on massive cruise ships and in world famous restaurants. No big deal.
The world of chefs is looking a bit different this week. A few of the most adored cooks out there are taking off their chef hats to try on some new ones, and we have to say, we are loving their new looks.
Our favorite chefs are stepping out of their kitchens – and comfort zones – this week. Find out who's running a marathon, who's launching their own channel, and who's switching kitchens.
A few of your foodie dreams are coming true this week: A soon-to-be culinary cult classic might become a restaurant, your favorite celeb chef wants to take you on a vacation, and some of the most talked about chefs are about to go head to head in a highly entertaining kitchen competition. It's like we've died and gone to foodie heaven.
What do the chefs below have in common? They've all had amazing weeks. Find out who got hitched, who signed up for a Netflix docu-series, and who's joining one of the biggest food fests in the country. See how you can get a taste of what's cooking.
Todd English has a new TV show, Hugh Acheson and Dan Kugler are going to boot camp, and the newest Top Chef contestants have been announced. Seriously, could this past week have been any juicier?
This week in the world of food, many of our favorite chefs are climbing the kitchen ranks. From promotions to expansions to the rise of a new Food Network Star, it feels like foodie graduation season. With all of these talented chefs conquering the kitchens, we can't wait to see what comes off the line.
As August heats up, so do kitchens, thanks to these famous chefs. From breaking food-inspired world records to packing picnic dinners, find out what some of your favorite culinary artists are up to with this chef news smorgasbord.
In the wake of January’s norovirus outbreaks aboard two cruise ships — Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas outbreak infecting a record-breaking 600 passengers, and the smaller outbreak aboard Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess — questions like “How does that happen?” and “What are the chances it will happen to me?” fill the heads of vacationers. We consulted three experts to answer those questions, and others, about the viruses.
When stress strikes, it’s hard to rationalize a way out of the hole it feels like you’re buried in. The best you can do is prepare in advance so that when you are in over your head, whether it’s from work, relationships, finances, or just a stalled subway car, you know exactly what to do to crawl out of that dark hole. To help you nail down a stress survival plan, we booked some time with three of the best stress doctors out there, who shared these 15 quick-hits for getting out of a maddening situation.
Does the mere thought of heading into work on Monday morning make you feel anxious? You’re not alone. According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, money, work, and the economy continue to be the most frequently cited causes of for Americans. The researchers found that for 70% of the participants, work was the primary cause of their stress.
We've all been there: knees shaking, stomach tossing and vision blurring after an impromptu night out on the town went just a little—or a lot—too long. Do you dare try to drag yourself into the office looking like the ghost of tequila shots past? Or should you risk raising your boss' suspicion by cancelling all meetings...and calling in sick?
We vote: Neither one.
Easy on the salt, heavy on the veggies—all your doc's diet tips for keeping your blood pressure in check can be a little depressing, right? Well, recent research from the Cochrane Library brings better news: Something as simple as adding a cup of hot cocoa into the mix (yes, you read that right) might have some modest heart health benefits.
You know that hitting the gym is essential if you want to build muscle, but the benefits of weight training don't end there.
Until now, we knew that aerobics helped prevent type 2 diabetes, but this research shows that weight training can be done as an alternative for those who aren't into aerobics. However, combining the two has the best results.
The days of shaving every last carbohydrate our diets in order to lose weight are long gone (thankfully!), but there are still plenty of us who try to keep our sugar and carb consumption in check. It's not always easy, since lower-carb meals can get pretty boring, pretty fast.
That's why we were psyched to flip through Tom Valenti's new book You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love this Cookbook. The title really does say it all: While the recipes and dishes contained within were specifically designed with diabetics' needs in mind, they all contain a healthy mix of fat, calories and carbohydrates. That means when you eat them, you'll get a steady supply of energy throughout the day—rather than a sugar spike and crash soon afterward.
If you prefer your cocktails as on-trend as your closet, you should probably drizzle some olive oil into your cup. Bars across the country are proving that alcohol and oil do mix quite well by embracing the unexpected ingredient and promptly tossing it back.
Bars like Fig & Olive in L.A., Krescendo in Brooklyn, and Levant in Portland, OR., are changing the face of cocktails for many reasons. The smooth consistency of olive oil creates a drink with a rich and luxe texture. Plus, swapping in olive oil for those other sugary ingredients will leave you much less likely to wake up with a hangover the morning after.