There are dozens of things to do with friends, but most of us opt for the same old, same old. While there’s nothing wrong with falling back on tried-and-true plans like grabbing drinks or catching a movie, we’re going to suggest planning a get-together that’ll break up your usual normal routine. The next time you’re scheduling quality time with your pals, why not shake things up and offer to host an at-home game night?

Let’s clear this up right away: Finding time for a hobby is totally worth it, especially if you feel busy or stressed. Hobbies beat stress and keep your mind sharp, so get yourself one! Connect (or reconnect) with a pastime you’re passionate about with these easy tips.

Barbecue season is here, but when you're busy having fun in the sun, it can be hard to plan ahead. Whether you're throwing a last-minute soiree or forgot about your friend's barbeque, these last-minute meal ideas are just the thing to liven up a cookout.

It might be getting hot outside, but that doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself of dessert. These easy, no-bake desserts won't heat up the house, and the frozen treats will cool you and your loved ones down.

If you’re like most people, your recipes are scattered all over the place—some online, some in a recipe box, at least one at the bottom of your beach bag from when you brought a magazine to the ocean—leaving you wishing you had a better way to get organized. That’s where these apps come in, which can help you with recipes you find both in cookbooks and online.

While owning a home remains the American Dream, “aging in place” or staying in one’s own home as you age is also considered part of it. However, staying at your bigger home isn’t always the best option for empty nesters. And as you get older, downsizing or settling into a smaller home could also be one definition of “living the dream” and aging in place.

We may live in challenging times, and there's no better escape than through a good book. From new novels from beloved writers to compelling non-fiction examinations of our modern world, 2018 has already delivered some excellent reads.