Friends

How to be the perfect imperfect hostess

A fantastic dessert dish, a sparkly clean kitchen, and an adorable mantle can all add finesse to a home, but it’s the welcoming extension of ourselves that will last.

Who you callin’ mother-in-law?

I'd really prefer it if M-I-L stood for "mother-in-like."

15 meaningful bridesmaids gifts under $50

Thank your favorite ladies with personal, unique gifts they’ll never forget.

12 meaningful graduation gifts

Finishing high school or college is an incredible achievement. Let these thoughtful and unique gift ideas express your joy, love and support for new grads.

3 positivity strategies for bad-mood days

A recent study suggests that some people have a gene that helps boost their happiness levels. But, if you don't have it, is that an excuse to grumble through life?

The keys to jumpstarting any conversation

Use these 6 successful strategies from experts and moms to spark more entertaining chit-chat, whether you're at a PTA meeting or a party where you don't know many other people.

The life-changing benefits of a good apology

Saying you're sorry may be difficult, but it helps your mind, body, and soul.

A quest to build deeper friendships

There have been times in my life when I felt like I was going through a friendship-drought, with lots of acquaintances, but no deeply connected besties.

Beauty in full bloom: visiting the cherry blossoms in D.C.

This week marks the peak blossoming point of the 3,000 cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin in our nation's capital.

4 things I do before responding to a text

Sometimes text messages leave me baffled, raise my blood pressure, and even offend me, but I’ve gradually learned to think twice before firing off a snarky response.

Why do we share photos of our food?

In today's world, everyone can play at being a food stylist and photographer. But now the famed magazine, Bon Appetit, is stirring the pot by using iPhones to capture their latest issue.

Smile and the world smiles with you

Research suggests that the act of smiling isn't just a polite courtesy, it's a way to empathize with others, influence the mood of a room, and brighten grumpy days at the office.

How to help a grieving friend

Watching our friends lose loved ones can leave us feeling brokenhearted and helpless. But these small supportive actions really can make a difference.

Taylor Swift’s unexpected advice at the Grammy’s

As she took the podium to accept her award for Best Album of the Year, singer Taylor Swift acknowledged her supportive girlfriends, and had a…

Princess Sofia’s golden rule of fashion

Kate, the Duchess Of Cambridge, is known for recycling her outfits, but Princess Sofia took the trend one step further.