DECK THEIR HALLS
Give your crew something to beam about. Pick up a few rolls of the snazziest wrapping paper you can find. Snag an early ride to school and wrap all of your buds’ lockers. Tape on oversized gift tags and add some shiny ribbon for flair. Happy hall-idays!
DING-DONG-DITCH HOLIDAY DECOR
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SPRING CLEAN YOUR LOVE LIFE
The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming—spring is here once again. But if the gray days of winter have let your love life a little, well, worse for wear, it might be time to break out the metaphorical mop and broom. Here’s how to make your heart sparkle in five easy steps...
Spring clean your beauty life
We sanitize our hands about a million times per day at this point, but your makeup kit needs some love, too. Yep, those brushes and sponges can harbor harmful bacteria and even, gasp, microscopic dead mites between the bristles. (Sorry to go there, but we thought you should know.)
SAWYER SHARBINO is going to put you first
Maybe it’s the fact that he grew up with two big sisters (hey, Brighton and Saxon). Or maybe it’s his star-studded BGF squad (think: Txunamy Ortiz, Piper Rockelle and Elliana Walmsley). Whatever it is, 15-year-old singer and YouTuber Sawyer Sharbino just want to treat a girl right.
Ditch YOUR DUSTY WORKOUT Excuses
The first step to fitness? Conquering your can’ts.
Spring Break Staycation
Travel plans on hold this year? No worries—home is where it’s happening. Here’s how to map out the ideal anti-getaway right in your own backyard...
Sooo…how exactly do I do life again?
After a year spent staring at screens, we’ve all kind of forgotten how to, well, actually *do* irl things. We’re here to help you remember how to be your best self when it’s time to re-enter the world.
The Six Reasons You're Not Dating… (Yet!); Which Secret Thing Might Be Keeping You From Bae Bliss?
Stop us if this sounds familiar: One of your girls is swooning over how cute her crush looked in class. Your track teammate is asking if you’ve hit up that new drive-in movie spot because she wants to take her girlfriend this weekend. Your bestie just shared the sweet Spotify playlist her BF made for her. And let’s not even talk about the cringey-but cute “good morning” texts your friends can’t stop screenshotting and sending your way.
Live Your Best Brow Life
Thanks to 2020, you've mastered the at-home mani and can trim your bangs with your eyes closed (well, almost). Next up? Maintaining your brows…without a drop of wax, spool of thread or a spare set of hands.
Your Skin, All Glowed Up
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5 completely honest confessions from Ruth Righi
You know Ruth Righi best as Sydney Reynolds on Disney’s Sydney to the Max (back on Disney Channel for a third season starting March 19). And while the 15-year-old actually has a lot in common with her onscreen alter ego (to start, they're both biracial and amazing bass players), we decided it was time to dig even deeper. Below are five brutally honest, real-life confessions straight from Ruth herself.
10 Tips to Enjoy Low-Sugar Holidays
For weight control and improved health, follow these strategies to keep your sugar intake to a minimum while still relishing the sweetness of the season.
The Existential Despair of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Revisiting the most disturbing Christmas special
There's No Stopping Santa
The middle of a global pandemic might seem like a good time to cut back on holiday excess. But then, we live in America.
The Group Portrait: Rockettes, Spectacular-less
For the first time since its inception in 1933, there will be no Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
This Year's Winter Harvest Takes the Cake
Celebration calls for cake
Why Iranians Continue to Seek Refuge in Australia
Shokoofeh Azar moved to Australia as a political refugee in 2010. Her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (see WLT, Spring 2020, 96), originally written in Farsi, was shortlisted for Australia’s 2018 Stella Prize for Fiction and the 2020 International Booker Prize. Here she recalls her refugee journey from Iran to Christmas Island and reveals why Iranians continue migrating to Australia, despite the absence of war.
Christmas Cactus, And An Early Start To Holiday Decorating
I’ve been asked how you can tell whether you have a Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving cactus.
The Jolie-Pitts Torn Apart At Christmas
’Tis the season for good will toward men, but not all of Brad Pitt’s kids have a lot of love for their dad
Santa Claus House: Everything is Merry Year Round
Santa Claus House operations manager Paul Brown says that the business is almost like an “Alaska house.”
6 Holiday Do's and Don'ts to Keep the Season Jolly
We’ve all learned lessons over the years about how to keep things in perspective during family gatherings and hectic holiday schedules, but I thought I’d share some my wife and I have figured out with our guys.