Category Archives: Lifestyle

Three Purses You Need To Own

Woman outdoors with fashionable yellow bag

Some of us may have a closet full of different purses while others may only use one bag for absolutely everything until it falls apart at the seams. But if you fall somewhere in between, you may wonder what handbags are absolutely essential. For the most part, that will depend on your lifestyle – do […]

What Should You Take In Your ‘Personal Item’ On the Plane?

Woman packing suitcase

We have discussed suitcase packing lists for several kinds of trips, but let’s take a look at what needs to go in your personal item. Most suitcases travel in the overhead bin or under the plane altogether, but the personal item goes under the seat in front of you for easy access during the flight […]

Healthy Mediterranean Options

Chopped and cubed vegetables on chopping board

Mediterranean cuisine is widely accepted as one of the healthier diets to eat, filled with lean protein, vegetables, and whole grains. But be aware that there are pitfalls even in the best of dining. Being aware of the smarter choices before you peruse the menu will help ensure a delicious and healthy meal. Falafel – […]

How to Add Fiber to Your Diet

High fiber foods on wooden table

One of the easiest diet tips that many nutritionists will recommend is to add fiber to your diet. It sounds strange that a diet tip would be to add something to your meals, but it really works. First of All, What Is Fiber? According to FitWatch, fiber is defined as ‘a material produced by plants […]

Travel Essentials and Necessities

Travel items on wooden table

What is absolutely essential for you when you travel? This could be anything from your favorite pashmina for those cold airplane cabins to the candle that smells exactly like home. There are certainly items that are luxuries if you have the space, but here are a few items that can make any trip feel like […]

Healthy Chinese Options

Beef stir-fry with broccoli

Sometimes when we are trying to make healthier food choices, we feel like we have to give up our favorite restaurants. But almost any restaurant has healthier options if you educate yourself ahead of time because sometimes the best choice is not always the obvious one. For example, Chinese food can be a diet destroyer […]

How To Choose the Right Suitcase

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If you do not already have one that you love, it can be almost as hard to pick a suitcase as it can to pick a vacation. You have to have one that not only holds everything you need to take with you, but it also has to be as portable as you would like, […]

What to Take When the Invitation Asks for ‘A Plate to Share’

Cheese plate with grapes and crackers

Many times an invitation to a game night or a football party will include the phrase “a plate to share”.  This usually means providing some kind of snack so that the host(ess) will not feel obligated to provide (and pay for) the refreshments for the whole group. The bonus feature is that is also ensures […]

Introducing New Foods Into Existing Recipes

Vegetable Noodles on plate

Most people start the new year with the intention of eating healthier.  But staring at unknown fields of greens at the grocery store can be daunting.  Incorporate new foods into existing recipes slowly so that your taste buds have time to adjust.  Here are three easy ways to gradually incorporate those healthier choices into your […]

New Year, New You: Travel

Cruise ship and the beach

It is a new year so a fresh full bank of vacation days awaits! Where will you go this year? Of course there are those days that must be reserved for doctor’s appointments or parent-teacher conferences but the rest are for fun. It is a good time to refresh those travel bags, tossing makeup and […]