Life Strategies

Why It’s Okay to Dream of Escaping Your Everyday Life

Ever close your eyes and imagine another life, free of commitments, aggravations…and maybe your own family? Janelle Brown unpacks the escapist fantasies we devour in books but rarely talk about out loud.

11 Common Phrases You’re Probably Getting Wrong

It's time to nip these misused phrases in the bud, once and for all. 

The Unbelievable (Real-Life!) Rude Things People Say to Pregnant Women

If you thought people could be nosy, rude, and disrespectful before, just wait until you have a pregnant belly for them to comment on. All bets are off as complete strangers (not to mention mothers, mothers-in-law, and friends) decide it is their duty to pass judgment on your stomach, your choices, and every last personal detail of your previously private life.

5 (Polite!) Ways to Get a Loved One to Mind Their Own Business

Because “Mind your own beeswax” expired when you were 12.

How to Be a Good Boss at Home

Hiring someone to look after your kids, do the cleaning, or take care of an aging relative gives you freedom and peace of mind, but the intimate nature of the relationship can make things tricky. Here, a concise guide to getting it right.

How to Be Productive When You’d Rather Be Anywhere But Work

The sun is beaming, your Insta feed is filled with beach shots, and—cue the violins—you’re stuck at work. Productivity experts share their top tricks for staying focused and motivated when you feel really (really) distracted.