If your experience with bachelor parties trends more toward The Hangover or a night on Bourbon Street replete with a pounding head and nausea the next day, it might be time to rethink the tradition. Here are some ideas for bachelor parties that are heavy on fun and memories and light on regrets. Read more

WHEN IT COMES TO BRIDAL FASHION, THE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE DRESS. The bride’s dress, that is. But bridesmaids’ dresses shouldn’t be an afterthought, especially since there are so many gorgeous options out there. Read more

THE FIRST COMPUTER THAT CAN BE CALLED A "PERSONAL" COMPUTER was the minicomputer, developed in the mid-1960s. It was large (about the size of a refrigerator) and expensive (tens of thousands of dollars). Its inventors likely could never have imagined that just 60 years later, nearly everyone… Read more

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION (NSF), teens need about eight to 10 hours of sleep every day, but only 15 percent of them get more than eight hours a night. Read more

COLLEGE ISN'T FOR EVERYONE. It’s a hard truth to swallow, especially for students who find themselves disinterested or disheartened during their tenure at a four-year university, and those who’ve been preached to their entire academic lives about the absolute necessity of a college degree. B… Read more

"YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO OVERBOARD WITH DECORATIONS," says Desiree Ontiveros, owner, founder and “lady boss balloonista” of New Orleans-based Badass Balloon Company. "You just need the basics — the basics that will get people talking." If guests aren’t talking (or snickering or guffawing) about… Read more

MAYBE IT'S THE THREE-DAY WEEKENDS OR BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL, but summer puts people in a celebratory mood. Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or opening up your yard for a family-friendly cookout, the details matter — and when food is the main event, those details fo… Read more