Courtney Helgoe

- Food Culture -

Soul Food, Part II

At the threat of the first frost last week, I felt especially noble as I dragged our tomato plants into the garage, under the impression that it might be just warm enough in there to keep them from perishing at the peak of their yield. My nobility turned to humility the next day, though, when… Read more »

Pure Bliss

In cities throughout the United States, public bathing rituals are reclaiming their historic reputation as rejuvenating experiences. Here are four places to enjoy the practical luxuries of the communal bath.

- Community -

Four Happy Places

For as little as these locations have in common, they share one delightful trait: Their residents rate among the happiest in the world. Find out what they know, and what they can teach the rest of us, about living well.

- Nutrition -

Detox Done Right

The craze for fasting and cleansing has produced some fantastic claims, and some decidedly mixed results. Here’s how to separate the hype from the reality — and safely enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, happier body.

- Nutrition -

Good Food, Fast

It’s tempting to fall back on packaged or processed foods when you’re in a rush, but there are better ways to get food on the table. Here, five respected whole-foods chefs share some tips on making great, healthy meals on the fly.

- Beauty -

Beauty Beware

99 percent of the chemical ingredients in personal-care products sold in the United States have never been tested for safety, despite research showing long-term health risks associated with some of these compounds. Here’s how to keep yourself looking great with safer, simpler, more natural ingredients.

- Personal Development -

Shadow Dancing

Most of us struggle to obscure the unflattering personality traits that define our dark side – and too often, we ignore its gifts. Here’s how to best use the sense of wisdom and strengths our “shadow self” has to offer.

- Nutrition -

Progressive Eaters, Unite!

America’s food industry is in the midst of a dramatic culture shift that’s challenging everything we’ve been taught about eating. Here’s how to take advantage of this exciting new movement and eat more healthfully than ever before.

One Tough Choice

When top values compete for your time and attention, how do you choose between them? Here are a few strategies to help you make tough decisions with confidence.