Father’s Day Gift Idea: 6 Great Subscription Boxes for Dad

Searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Look no further: While the most well-known subscription boxes are geared towards women, there are lots of options out there that would make a thoughtful gift for dad. Here are six of our favorites (as a bonus, they’re all super-easy to order online!).   1. Sock Panda ($12 a month for one pair, $19 a month for […] MORE >

Planning a Staycation? Find Out if Your City is One of the Best

Considering opting out of summer travel and planning a local staycation instead? A new survey from WalletHub helps you figure out if your city has what it takes to provide a fun, relaxing and exciting experience. The site ranked the 100 most populated U.S. cities, based on 17 factors, including weather, the cost of movie tickets and bowling, as well as […] MORE >

Does Being a Parent Make You Happy?

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Short on sleep? No time to exercise? Stressed about money? Fighting with others? Sounds like you’re a parent. Parenthood is hard. It eviscerates your social life, depletes your bank account and generates countless worries. Yet the vast majority of mothers and fathers (81 percent) describe themselves as happy, according to a recent survey by Care.com and Yahoo Parenting. That’s not […] MORE >

Amazon is Starting a Site to Rival Etsy. Would You Shop There?

With sales at Etsy plummeting 43% since going public in April, Amazon is jumping on the craft bandwagon. According to the Wall Street Journal, Etsy artisans have been receiving interest forms from Amazon asking what handmade items they make and if they would be interested in selling their goods on a new site that will be called “Handmade at Amazon.” Amazon has yet to comment on […] MORE >

33 Can’t-Miss Online Deals to Score This Week

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It’s graduation season, but even if you’re not walking across the stage in your cap and gown, these deals on travel, flowers, home decor and more from our friends at RetailMeNot are just too good to pass up.  by Noelle Buhidar No more teachers, no more books! Grads are finishing school and preparing for the next chapter of their lives. […] MORE >

42 Family Conversation Starters for Dinnertime

Gone are the old days of jovial conversation around the dinner table—or are they? Put the devices down when dinner is served and enlist a few of these questions to spark conversation. You might be surprised by how much your kids have to say. And remember: Parents should answer, too.   Questions about school: 1. Who did you sit with at lunch today? 2. […] MORE >

Reader Recipe of the Week: Slow-Cooker Green Chile Pork

Every week, we’ll be shining a spotlight on a reader whose easy and delicious recipe made it into the magazine. This week’s star: Angela Maddox and her delicious Slow-Cooker Green Chile Pork. My name: Angela Maddox My job: Judicial support supervisor My hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona Also at my table: My teenage daughter How did you learn to cook? From my dad. He […] MORE >

4 Clever Ways to Preserve the Life of Your Berries

Fresh berries are one of summer’s greatest treasures, but their quick spoilage rate can lead to waste and frustration. After some research, we found a simple vinegar rinse recipe from our friend The Krazy Coupon Lady that seems to improve the life of strawberries by a few days. Plus, one of my favorite gadgets are the great OXO GreenSaver Produce Keepers that use charcoal packets and a lifted inside container to […] MORE >

Happy National Sunscreen Day! Stay Protected with 7 New SPF Formulas

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. In honor of National Sunscreen Day, we’ve rounded up our favorite new sunscreen formulas, along with tips from Joshua Zeichner, MD, dermatologist and director of cosmetic research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City on how to use them. […] MORE >

4 Big Changes Coming to Fast Food This Year

From ditching GMOs and removing artificial additives, to adding veggie burgers—this has been a big week for changes in the world of fast food. Consumers are more health-conscious than ever, and some companies might just be listening to their customers’ concerns. Here are four changes you should know about, coming soon to fast food chains near you: UPDATE 5/27/15: Taco Bell and Pizza Hut […] MORE >