How to Organize Everything in Your Car

PACK A KIT IN A DECORATIVE BIN A wicker basket makes for cute storage outside the house, too. A deep one, like this, is great...

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Weight Loss

Ready to embark on a new, healthy lifestyle? Good for you! But before you get started, there are a few things you should know. If...

The Best Spas for Mom

Though perhaps she should be pampered year-round, Mother's Day is a special day to recognize all that our moms have done for us. Let's...

Great Gifts for Mothers Under $20

SHOW HER YOU CARE There is no one in the world like your mother. She gave you life and for that you should be eternally...

Simple Ways to Give New Life to an Old Home

In my ideal world, I would have a new home filled with old-home charm. Apparently, a knock-down is not in my family's budget, and...

15 Physical and Mental Effects Exercise Can Have on Your Brain and Body

AGE IN REVERSE The powers of a steady fitness routine are impressive: regular exercise can help you build stronger muscles, stave off chronic illnesses, and...

“Chicken Soup for the Soul” Author, Jack Canfield, Encourages You to Do a ‘Joy...

Jack Canfield, the self-help guru and co-author of the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, started out as a high school teacher and, trained...

Lose Weight with these Negative-Calorie Foods

These foods will fill you up for very few calories 1. Mushrooms Mushrooms make a great low-calorie substitute for meat. Whether you grill them, bake them,...

Love the Kentucky Derby? Here Are Some Drinks, Dishes, and Desserts

MINT JULEPS In classic Derby style, serve guests a refreshing mint julep made with your Kentucky bourbon of choice. May 1 kicks off the 141st Kentucky...

Why We Fail to Meet Our Goals

Setting goals gives us something to strive towards and boosts our self-confidence each time we achieve them. More often than not, we are guilty...

Ways to Feel More Confident

One way to make a good first impression is to go into a situation with your chin up, head held high, exuding confidence. New...

Are Your Local Restaurants Sanitary?

Restaurants are responsible for about 60 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S., according to the most recent estimate from the Centers for...

Pictures That Will Inspire You

PHOTO: COURTESY OF PARIS PHOTO. L.A. certainly hosts its fair share of beautiful photography exhibits. But, none inspire as much giddy anticipation as Paris Photo,...

Fun, Creative Coffee Recipes

COFFEE & WALNUT CUPCAKES Soft, moist cupcakes made from a brilliant coffee and nut combo. Get the recipe COFFEE COCKTAIL WITH ALMOND BISCUITS A rather sophisticated tipple –...

Study Suggests Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids’ Obesity Risk

Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new...

Stop Exercising! You Might Be on the Verge of a Workout Burnout

SIGNS YOU’RE ON THE VERGE OF WORKOUT BURNOUT Here at The Active Times, we love to tout the benefits of exercise. From better digestion to...

Great Things About Being Married

To quote Ben Affleck at last year's Oscars when he talked about his marriage to Jennifer Garner, "It's good. It is work but the...

3 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Trip Abroad With Kids

For many parents, the idea of traveling abroad with little ones sounds like a daunting task, but plenty of families are up for the...

One Person’s Guide to Achieving Anything You Want

There was a time about six years ago where I quit everything I started. I said I was going to make a fitness related membership...

Beautiful Bookstores from Around the World

THE LAST BOOKSTORE, LOS ANGELES Set in a 20,000-square-foot space in downtown Los Angeles’s Spring Arts Tower, the Last Bookstore is a madcap cross between...