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How Incorporating “Little Luxuries” Into Your Life Can Boost Your Mental Health

The term “luxury” may conjure up images of silk robes, superyachts, and five-star resorts, but experiences and items don’t have to be extravagant to qualify as luxurious. Some of life’s little joys also fit the bill, and can offer mental health benefits to boot.  “Incorporating little luxuries into your life is an easy ‘self-hack’ that […]

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New York Is the First State to Mandate Paid Leave for Prenatal Care

Starting Jan. 1, New York employers will be required to provide up to 20 hours of paid prenatal leave in a 52-week period for pregnant workers to receive medical care. In addition to the three months of paid parental leave eligible employees receive, this time off will allow them to attend doctor’s appointments and be in a better position to take care of themselves without jeopardizing their jobs.

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“New Happy” Author Explains Why Our Notions of Happiness Need an Overhaul

This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity Like many paths to revelation, Stephanie Harrison’s started at a low point. In 2013, the author found herself “deeply, desperately unhappy,” she writes in her debut book, New Happy: Getting Happiness Right in a World That’s Got It Wrong, out May 14. She’d been doing

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World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Superyacht Embodies Eco-Conscious Luxury

Superyachts, and the people who own them, tend to get a bad rap. Besides representing excess in a time when many are struggling to make ends meet, the luxurious ships carry a staggering carbon footprint. Enter Project 821: the world’s first superyacht powered by hydrogen.  Built by Feadship, a Dutch custom superyacht manufacturer, the nearly

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California’s Largest Stretch of Undeveloped Coastline Hosts Bobcats, Bears, and More

Despite its gorgeous beaches, you won’t find a bustling boardwalk along Southern California’s scenic Gaviota Coast. The 76-mile sprawl in Santa Barbara County is the state’s largest remaining stretch of undeveloped coastline, an area conservationists are dedicated to permanently protecting. And its rich, rural landscape draws an incredibly diverse array of terrestrial animals — from

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Meet the Mom Building Magical, Inclusive Playgrounds for Kids With Disabilities

At first glance, Zachary’s Playground in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, looks like a typical (albeit very inviting) playground. There are bright colors, big slides, swing sets, and little nooks fit for games of hide-and-seek. But something special sets this one apart: It’s fully inclusive for children of all abilities.  “Play is a universal language and

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Unique Museums Around the World, From Chocolate to Cat Art and Broken Relationships

In a world with approximately 55,000 museums, there’s bound to be an exhibit for every type of interest and no such thing as too niche.  We’ve rounded up 13 museums that are dedicated to more unconventional forms of art (think: snacks, spies, and felines). Some are off the beaten path, others are in urban environments,

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At-Home Cervical Cancer Screening Device Awarded Milestone Designation From FDA

Teal Health, the cervical cancer screening startup backed by Serena Williams, has been granted Breakthrough Device status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its innovative, at-home screening wand.  The status was awarded following promising mid-point data from the Teal Wand’s first, nationwide clinical trial, and puts it on track for priority approval once

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