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6 Ways to Save Money on New Clothes


Cut Your Clothing Clutter If you have a favorite navy shirt, chances are, you rarely wear your second-favorite navy shirt, and never wear your third favorite!

AP Stylebook Updates: Singular 'They' Now Acceptable


Every year, editors announce big stylebook changes at the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) annual meeting.

How to Get Shingles to Stop Itching


Aloe to the Rescue Aloe is nature’s best moisturizer. If you have an aloe vera plant, you are in luck.

How to Achieve More by Doing Less: A Conversation with Tiffany Dufu


This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen had the good fortune to talk with Tiffany Dufu, author of the new memoir/manifesto Drop the Ball: Achieve More by Doing Less.

"Between," "Compared to," and "Compared With"


Verbal ambiguity can lead to a range of confusing scenarios. Rob Reinalda explains: How to Use “Between” Someone once said, “Between Springfield and St.

Chicago Updates: Stop Capitalizing 'Internet' and Hyphenating 'Email'


Big style news often breaks at the annual American Copy Editors Society (ACES) meeting, and this year is no exception.

What Causes Irregular Periods?


For some women, there’s nothing more distressing than having irregular menstrual cycles.  If you are sexually active and not having regular periods, that can send you up the wall wondering if you are pregnant every month.  For others, it seems to be the most convenient non-issue.  The less you have to wear a tampon or pad for a week out of each month, the better, right?

How to Fill Out a W-4—Plus, 7 Reasons to Adjust Your Tax Withholding


As soon as you start a new job, someone from the human resources or payroll department asks you to complete on-boarding forms.

Is Protein Powder Safe During Pregnancy?


Cherry writes: “As a doctor and recent fitness enthusiast, I love listening to your podcasts because I know you'll only give me evidence-based information with a dash of common sense.

Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers


Rossella Rago is the host of the online cooking show and food webisode series, Cooking with Nonna, the winner of the Food Network's 24  Hour Restaurant Battle - Battle Italiano, and now, the author of the cookbook Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food and Family with Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Goof Off Day


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! This expression can be traced back to the 1600s and first appeared in James Howell's Proverbs.

8 Easy Tips to Ease Knee Pain


Medicinal Mustard Believe it or not, the yellow mustard in your fridge can help relieve joint pain and even arthritis.

Get More Done by Dividing Your Week into Project Days


There’s a lot to do at Green Growing Things plant store. They recently acquired 1–800-GOT-GREEN, and the integration team is in full swing.

The Best Science Programming on PBS


The U.S. presidential administration recently released a proposed budget of $1.5 trillion for 2018 which includes cutting the budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities all by 100%.

9 Healthy Ingredients for the Ultimate Fitness Smoothie: Part II


In last week’s article, you got the exact recipes for two epic smoothie ideas, and exactly what my current morning smoothie recipe looks like.

The $10 Million Comma


People have such strong opinions about the Oxford comma that in 2013 the satire site The Onion published an article titled “4 Copy Editors Killed in Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence,” which ended lamenting an innocent bystander who committed suicide after being “caught up in a long-winded dispute over use of the serial, or Oxford, comma.” But that little comma before the and in a series like red, white, and blue is no joke for contract lawyers.

12 Surprising Sewing Tricks


Make Mending Easier If you’re mending a hole on a sleeve or pant leg, it’s easy to miss a stitch when the fabric gets all balled up.

5 Ways to Co-Parent with Your Ex-Spouse


In a recent episode, I shared that I would be doing a 4-part series on divorce.  I’ve been divorced for 5 years now and wanted to share what has worked for me, my ex-husband, and our 8 kids during this time.

How to Stop Feeling Dizzy


Hold Steady Feeling dizzy? Stop what you’re doing and hold still! Focus your attention on a single spot, anything from a crack in the wall to your own hand.

Is Complaining Good or Bad For You?


We all know (or even love dearly) someone who complains about everything. They complain about their partner, the weather, their boss, their weight, their internet speed, that the only thing on the menu at the local Indian restaurant is Indian food, or that this portobello sandwich has mushrooms on it!


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