Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and chances are, you’ll spend it with your favorite person (even if that means you, flying solo). Wondering what to do on the big night? We’re making it a breeze to plan February 14 from start to finish. All you have to do is follow our flowchart.

Ideal Valentine's Day Plans

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January 20, 2015

Goodbye, miracle shakes and step aerobics. Hello, cutting-edge get-fit trends.

Health Beat

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January 8, 2015

The best part about committing to get fit? Grabbing new gym gear, of course. And Stella McCartney has teamed up again with adidas on a line of activewear, StellaSport, that will have you racing to hit the treadmill.

Stella McCartney adidas StellaSport

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StellaSport boasts bright colors and bold patterns that blur the line between studio and street (giving us a little less to load into our gym bag). And with a January 15 launch, the collection arrives in time to start 2015 on the right foot.

If you’re also set on saving more green this year, the styles are all within the $20 – $100 range. A wear-everywhere wardrobe that won’t break the bank? Prepare to nail more than one feel-good resolution.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 5, 2015

Seeking to upgrade your work environment from hectic to healthy in the New Year? Check out these surprisingly easy tips below and strive to make 2015 as stress-free as possible.

Canyon Ranch

  1. Start Meetings with Clear Intentions. Focus your team by setting straightforward and attainable goals. This way, you’ll step out of Conference Room B feeling like you’ve actually made progress.
  2. Create a Quiet Space. Designate a room for silent contemplation. The area will serve as a haven away from noisy cubicles (i.e., gossiping neighbors) and promote relaxation.
  3. Partake in Charity Work. Gather coworkers and give back to your community. You’ll build stronger work relationships and feel good about your high-five-worthy contribution.
  4. Practice Active Listening. A.k.a., put the cell phone down and engage in meetings. Show that you’re paying attention with nods and smiles, be open to fellow attendees input, and provide honest feedback.
  5. Showcase Positive Values. People thrive at companies where they feel appreciated. Offer meetings that help build, flesh out, and spread your company’s values.

Looking for calm outside your 9-to-5? Our Canyon Ranch® Boutique opens Monday, January 5, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 5, 2015

Kristina Tsipouras is a busy woman. Juggling two brands, Soulshine yoga apparel and ZOOS beverages, she’s a pro at managing mayhem. And since you’re probably approaching peak levels of holiday-season chaos, we asked this wellness expert to share her go-to ways for staying balanced.

Soulshine Yoga

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December 19, 2014

The results are in. And, in case you had any doubts, they’re so last year. What topped the (actual) trillions of searches in 2014, you ask? A quick recap: 1. Robin Williams, 2. World Cup, and 3. Ebola.

Robin Williams’s greatest achievement? The amount of lives he touched with a smile. As for the World Cup, no surprise. It’s known as the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. And we all know what happened as the Ebola crisis took hold.

Check out the other categories here. Or, just Google it.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

What were you Googling in 2014? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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December 17, 2014

So you’ve watched the same holiday movie dozens of times. Yes, Elf is great and all, but why not try a timeless book instead? We enlisted the help of award-winning children’s librarian Debbie Laffond to find your next classic fireside read. Grab your littlest relatives and prepare for some festive nostalgia.

Favorite Holiday Children's Books

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December 11, 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to its youngest recipient in history yesterday, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan. This latest honor is just another in a long line of achievements for the activist. She has won Sweden’s World’s Children’s Prize, Pakistan’s National Peace Award for Youth, and been named to the TIME 100, the magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world.

Of the Prize, Malala said, “[It] is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change.”

With these accomplishments already under her belt, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Malala.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

What do you think of Malala’s achievements? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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December 11, 2014

Our latest fitness obsession? The newest addition to exhale’s signature Core Fusion lineup: Core Fusion Extreme. This is not your average workout. It’s the kind of class that pushes your limits (in a good way). Gliders. Plyo boxes. Suspension training. Expect to sweat – a lot – and melt away every ounce of holiday stress as you move through high-intensity stations in a full hour of power.

Take a peek below and get ready to crush it at exhale’s nationwide locations.

Video by Mark Humphrey

Ready to try exhale’s signature Core Fusion? Our exhale mind body spa Boutique opens Tuesday, December 2, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

Classes? Massages? What’s your exhale obsession? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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December 2, 2014

Cady Heron. Regina George. Gretchen Wieners. Karen Smith. If these four names ring a bell, you’re clearly a Mean Girls fan.

To celebrate the film’s tenth birthday, Entertainment Weekly caught up with five of the cast members – Tina Fey, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried – for a look back at the movie. Important takeaways: Glenn Cocco isn’t just the kid with four candy-cane-grams, he’s actually a real person. And almost all of the cast members auditioned to play the part of Regina.

Thought you knew everything about the most quotable movie ever? Dive into the full interview to find out how big of a fan you are.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 7, 2014