Few musical groups take hometown commitment as seriously as Dave Matthews Band. Before Matthews’ was the namesake of one of the most successful touring acts of all time, the singer was a bartender at Miller’s Downtown in Charlottesville, Virginia. Seven consecutive #1 Billboard albums and many shows later, the band continues to contribute to the Charlottesville community in ways both large and small, in bad times and in good.
If you’ve long dreamed of livin’ on Tulsa time, well, now’s your chance. The Tulsa-based George Kaiser Family Foundation has launched Tulsa Remote, which will pay selected individuals $10,000 cash, along with a monthly housing stipend, space in Tulsa’s Top coworking community (along with regular meetings and workshops with fellow members and local entrepreneurs), 36 Degrees North, and more, simply for relocating to the Land of the Golden Hurricane. The idea is to recruit talented, passionate workers to Tulsa and the larger Tulsa county area, which, in turn may inspire larger business initiatives and startup companies to flourish there.
I’ve never loved any cocktail quite as zealously as I love Bloody Marys. I’ve even inherited my mom’s habit of traveling with airplane bottles of vodka and cans of tomato juice. Part of the appeal, for me, comes from knowing that my alcohol intake is chased with antioxidant-rich tomato juice.
Recently, as I sought out my liquid multivitamin at my local, um, apothecary, The Beach Cafe, my favorite bartender Paul instead presented me with a margarita made with pineapple-turmeric shrub. Sipping it, I felt the happy high you get from chugging coconut water after a grueling cycling class. Surely the healing properties of turmeric root were kicking in.
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If pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is at the top of your agenda this year, booking a solo travel experience might be a good place to start. Friends weekends and romantic getaways are great—and, often, very necessary—but there’s something potentially life-changing about testing your own boundaries by exploring new places on your own.
“Solo travel makes you more outgoing, it requires you to engage with people you normally may not need to speak to, and can open your mind to all different types,” says Dr. Magdalena Swierczewski, the founder of ExplorerMD. “You also learn more about yourself, as you have time to observe, reflect and learn who you are and how you react to certain situations. Solo travel makes you feel strong.”
Where to start? Check out the full story on Glamour here.
When PMS strikes (not to mention during your period), it’s totally normal to crave plenty of unhealthy indulgences. But rather give into all those double-pepperoni-plus-garlic-knots-please hankerings, try these nutrient-dense, RD-approved foods to stop cramps, fight bloating, boost your mood, and more.
To say it’s been a year of highs and lows for Jana Kramer would pretty much be the understatement of the year. In January, she welcomed her first child, daughter Jolie Rae. And after just a short time off, she resumed touring as both fan and critical acclaim poured in for songs released from her Thirty One album, including the touching love song, “Circles.” She joined the cast of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, and became a fan favorite by the very first episode of the season.
Read the full story on Rolling Stone Country here.
Sometimes we all need a little expert advice. But if you’ve never made it to a sex therapist’s couch, chances are, you’ve probably wondered what kind of game-changing sexual healing, erm, wisdom is shared behind closed doors. Well, we unveiled the (lace, of course) curtain, to get top sex experts and docs to reveal the one piece of advice they wish everyone knew. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re gonna go flick the lights on (see tip #3!)…
Chocolate, roses, champagne, candlelit dinners pour deux. Pfffftttt. Single or taken, there are some vacations where we just want to banish any hints of romance and trade it for koozies, culture, and craziness with our flock of best friends.
But why stay at a cookie-cutter hotel when you can rent out one of these swoon-worthy abodes from airbnb? You’ll remember them for years to come and, when you tally up the final budget, you’ll probably save a few bucks along the way. Plus, treehouse living, anyone? All of these choices come loaded with cool extras, and are located in cities and towns around the world packed with fun breweries, live music, amazing park adventures and more. P.S. We’ll still take that chocolate and champagne, though.
Last week, I experienced one of the most magical days of my life. While road tripping with a friend to the Gulf Shores (a true beach town gem in Alabama), we played music full-blast, caught up on the year since we’d last seen each other, and ate way too much fried everything. The Wharf was like some kind of adult Disney World: a hybrid of Rodeo Drive chic with Charleston charm, complete with palm trees and a light-up ferris wheel. Snap. Hell, let’s pause and take a video too. We giddily slurped up oysters and vodka-sodas at the cozy waterfront bar. Snap. Snap. Later that night, we went to a Miranda Lambert concert that happened to be in town. Basically, 24 hours don’t get much more magical than this.
And don’t worry, I have 78 photos, 5 videos, 7 PBR-infused snapchat stories, and too many texts to prove it. I say this to illustrate that I, too, fall guilty to the throes of over-documenting epic nights. And, that’s OK: We all have a night (or eight) where we realized we spent so much time tethered to our phone that we forgot to, you know, experience it…