#1 secret to surviving the college tour in two words: spa day

My youngest daughter, a senior in high school, decided that it only made sense to visit every college and university to which she will apply this fall. “But, doesn’t it make even more sense to visit once you get an acceptance letter?” I queried (hopefully) back in January of her sophomore year when she started … Continue Reading

knit your way to cool, calm and healthy

Growing up in Brooklyn, my no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit — a life skill she believed was the key to happiness. Like any adolescent, I rebelled and made excuses. “Tomorrow, Grandma, okay? Studying for a math test now, but I promise we’ll sit down and you can teach me. Can’t … Continue Reading

trending: tidy up the japanese way!

There’s no better way to kick off a brand new year (other than having a glass of bubbly rose’) than to rid your home and life of stuff you no longer need or want. After all, an uncluttered home will reward you with a calmer mind. It’s true! Don’t you get stressed out every time … Continue Reading