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

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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

Let’s hear it for the Girls. On Monday, HBO announced the January return of Hannah Horvath and friends with a juicy two-minute trailer.

The clip hints at tensions between Hannah and her beau Adam and even teases a peek at Shoshanna’s familial background. (Yes, she came from somewhere.) Fans can also be assured that Marnie’s controversial singing voice will make another appearance.

Good thing I have Lena Dunham’s new book to tide me over until the season’s debut.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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November 5, 2014

Last time you heard from our associates-only book club, we were obsessing over Marisha Pessl‘s Night Film. Now? Random House graciously gifted us copies of Emily St. John Mandel‘s latest, the post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven. Just a few pages in, I was hooked (and I wasn’t the only one).

Station Eleven Book Club

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October 30, 2014

For breakfast on the go: Put mini mason jars to good use with a make-ahead frittata that travels safely to work. Bake a mixture of ground sausage, red pepper, kale, egg, and yogurt right in the glass jar.

For your 5K training: NYU researchers claim that focusing on a specific target – say, a tree or a lamp post – makes outdoor running easier. Since you can see yourself progressing toward that point, the fixed gaze motivates your body to keep moving.

For your pumpkin haul: Skip the carving mess and decorate your seasonal gourds instead. Try metallic or puff paint, glue on flowers and leaves, or press on pyramid studs.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

Know any at-home tips or tricks? Tweet us at @ruelala to share.

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October 20, 2014

Are you the explorer type? A self-proclaimed gourmet? Or maybe a spa enthusiast? Whatever you seek, one of the four luxury health and wellness destinations from Canyon Ranch® answers.

Canyon Ranch Escapes

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October 16, 2014