smart summer issue

  1. Entertainment

    Q&A with Lauren Conrad: Tips for a smart summer

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    Lauren Conrad knows a thing or two about keeping busy — whether it be working on her two lines Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad for...
  2. Fashion News & Trends

    Outfits that make you look intelligent

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    You might have spent half a decade getting your college degree, have the highest IQ in your company or a master's in French...
  3. Sex Facts & Studies

    50 Crazy sex facts for the modern woman

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    Education doesn't just stop after you're finished going to school. The modern day woman needs to stay up to date with the latest...
  4. Self Improvement & Mental Health

    21-Day mind diet challenge

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    It’s hard to stay in shape if we constantly feed our bodies junk, and this same principle applies to what we feed our minds. If you...
  5. Makeup & Skin Care

    How beauty products are made

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    Ever wonder how your favorite beauty products are actually made? From concept to development, we take a peek behind the scenes to...
  6. Dieting & Nutrition

    Drink your way to a better brain

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    Drinking alcohol making you feel bad? Check out some new takes on making both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks work in new ways to...
  7. Birthdays & Celebrations

    17 Phrases that are truly American

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    Do you ever wonder where popular phrases like "break a leg" or "jump the gun" came from? Here are 17 other phrases that originated...
  8. Stress

    Train your brain

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    Eat, play, walk — you can be active and practice mindfulness at the same time. Check out these easy steps to becoming more aware and...
  9. Cats

    25 Random cat behaviors finally explained

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    Ever wonder why your feline roommate does the weird things that she does? Here's an expanded list of why our kitty friends act as...
  10. Décor & Style

    How to talk like a designer

    How well do you know design lingo?
  11. Décor & Style

    Name that design style

    So you think you know home decor? We've rounded up the trendiest and most classic home styles to test your decorating knowledge.
  12. Décor & Style

    Feng shui, feng what? Where did this style come from?

    Relaxing, contemporary, modern and foreign — are you curious about this latest decor trend? It’s called feng shui. Don’t let the...
  13. Color and paint

    Color psychology: Does blue really give you the blues?

    Facts and research have long proven that colors and our psyche have an intimate relationship. Choosing colors for every space in...
  14. Organizing & Cleaning

    Home science: How household cleaners work

    Ever wonder what's inside your cleaning products? We look into common household cleaner ingredients and possible alternatives to...
  15. Going Green

    15 Things people forget when going green

    Going green seems to be simple and easy. After all, everyone's doing it. Let's look at some surprising facts that people tend to...
  16. Dieting & Nutrition

    4 Snacks to boost brain power

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    Use your brain to eat right! Healthy snack options exist, whether you buy them or make them yourself.
  17. Aging

    Can carbs cause Alzheimer's?

    Weight concerns are the No. 1 motivator for watching what we eat but could fear of losing your memory or your ability to live...
  18. Women's Health

    10 Unbelievable body facts from Mary Roach

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    Mary Roach is a science writer and knows just about every weird thing there is to know about the body. Prepare to be fascinated…
  19. Marriage & Relationships

    Deconstructing the male vs. female brain in a relationship

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    Most of us have witnessed the unfolding of a story similar to this one: A young woman and a young man in their early 20s stumble...
  20. Pets & Animals

    Think outside the box: 11 Alternative uses for cat litter

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    Having an indoor cat and stockpiling bags of kitty litter go hand-in-hand. However, this feline essential can do double duty in...