My specialties include general lifestyle, arts and culture, profiles, beauty, shelter/design, business and wellness. Note that some articles were written under my pseudonym, Pauline Estrem.
As country megastar Trisha Yearwood celebrates the release of her fourth cookbook, Trisha’s Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends & Family, she can’t help but look back at the chance conversation that changed everything.
Treating depression with the former party drug is a major development in psychiatric medicine, and now you can even do it from the comfort of your home.
Leaving the house before the pandemic was hard enough, thanks to my social anxiety and depression. But once lockdown started? Forget about it. Being in quarantine exacerbated my symptoms until, one day, I realized that I was practically bed-bound. From eating and working to binge-watching and texting, I did it all in my bed.
I was on antidepr...
Back in 2008, if you were watching the fifth season of Top Chef, it was obvious early on that one of the chef-testants was truly something special. Carla Hall quickly became a fan favorite thanks to her warm personality, sharp wit, and cooking chops, and even though she didn’t win the competition — coming in second with another runner-up contestant — the show catapulted her into the national spotlight.
Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.
Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has ensured that most of us are spending more time in our homes, that also means more home-cooked meals than ever before. And, if you’re anything like us, you feel just as burned out about cooking as you do about … well, everything else these days.
During a time of uncertainty, the acclaimed author and baker Dorie Greenspan spent many hours in the kitchen working on her latest project — her new cookbook, Baking With Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple — and she had company to assist her. With help from two willing taste testers — her son and her daughter-in-law — she developed recipes for her 14th cookbook.
At just 15, when most teens are looking forward to getting their driver's license, Charli D’Amelio was driving something else: a viral dance craze on TikTok, the social media platform where she, at that point, had surpassed 50 million followers, making her the first content creator on the app to do so. Now, at 16, the Connecticut native just set another record: In November, Charli became the first TikToker to double that number, with 100 million followers, and she has more than 5 billion vide...
Back in the 1990s, when the ABC sitcom Sister, Sister was on the air, it was easy to get identical twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry mixed up. After all, they were often dressed in matching outfits and coiffed in identical hairstyles, to boot. However, in the three decades since, each sister has forged her own distinct professional path.
Although Kim-Joy Hewlett — known professionally as simply Kim-Joy — didn’t win The Great British Baking Show (or, as they call it in the U.K., The Great British Bake Off) during her season-nine run in 2018, she left a lasting impression on viewers with her quirky personality, attention to detail, and commitment to cuteness in her bakes.
In our series What It’s Like, we talk with people from a wide range of backgrounds to learn how their lives have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For our latest installment, we spoke with Megan Lane, a freelance writer in Wading River, New York. In addition to depression, generalized anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa, and ADHD, the 30-year-old has been diagnosed with agoraphobia.
Agoraphobia is often simply defined as a fear of leaving home. In reality, it’s an anxiety disorder that...
If you’ve ever dreamed of the Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye swooping into your life and transforming it right before your eyes — particularly where cooking is concerned — Antoni Porowski, the show’s food and wine expert, is offering the next best thing.
From its white-sand beaches to its stunning international denizens, there’s beauty, beauty everywhere in Miami. And the eye candy extends to art and design, too. The city has become an international art and design mecca thanks, in large part, to Art Basel Miami Beach.