Life Strategies

Our Next Chapter: What One Author Learned From Her Mother’s Struggle With Dementia

Dementia took the mother she’d known. But, writes Janet Fitch, it also brought unexpected tenderness to their broken relationship.

How to Dine Out With Kids (and Not Go Crazy) 

Tired of fast food on paper plates? Here’s how to eat in a snazzy restaurant with your children, without an embarrassing meltdown (by them or you!). 

14 Tips for Driving Safely in Bad Weather

Helpful pointers from Alex Deborgorski of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers.

10 Ways to Enjoy Doing Nothing

Advice on how to switch off―no thoughts of your to-do list―from a man who has devoted his career to the idyllic art of idling.

A Routine Car Maintenance Schedule

Follow this simple schedule to keep up your car’s maintenance and keep yourself safe on the road.

3 Ways to Break Bad Holiday Shopping Habits

’Tis the season of temptations. No wonder you end up busting your budget every December. Learn how to resist your worst buying habits and your favorite retailers’ enticements, from free hot chocolate to, yes, even “Jingle Bell Rock.”    

Thanksgiving Is a Beast

The trifecta of family, overcrowded rooms, and excesses of food and drink can bring out the insanity in anybody. But as Karen Russell attests, even the craziest holiday—when spent with loved ones—is something to be grateful for.

6 Ways to Have Healthy Holidays

The holidays bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, too little time. Stay on the healthy track with these tips.

5 Ways to Relax Already      

When the going gets tough, chill yourself out.