Serena Williams Reveals The Best Money Advice She Got. (It’s From Oprah, Of Course.)

Serena Williams isn’t wary of talking about money. The tennis legend has been open about pursuing financial opportunities outside tennis, recognizing that an athlete’s career on the court can’t last forever. She responded honestly in 2015 to the revelation that, despite her much higher rank, she earned less through endorsements than Maria Sharapova did.  Now she’s urging others to challenge the taboo around talking about finances, through a new Allstate Foundation Purple Purse campaign to raise awareness about financial abuse ― which is rarely discussed but happens in up to 99 percent of domestic…

Here’s How We Traveled Across America For A Year Without Telling Our Bosses

“Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” It’s a popular mantra in corporate America, and if it’s good enough for management, it’s good enough for us. We’re two people whose full-time jobs became so unsustainable that we decided to swap our city apartments for the vagabond lifestyle of full-time, van-dwelling travelers. We also decided not to tell our employers about it. As members of the New York City rat race, one of us (Hailey) was fed up with the subway commutes, 12-hour workdays and after-hours fire drills; the other (Mitch)…

The Best Sunscreens Of 2018, According To Consumer Reports

They say you get what you pay for, but when it comes to sunscreen, why pay more for something that works just as well as its cheaper alternative? In fact, many of the top sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports prove that a higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean better UVA and UVB protection. Case in point, the top-rated spray sunscreen from the product-testing publication this year is Trader Joe’s Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+. The best part? It rings up for $6 in stores (though you’ll find it on Amazon for…

Can You Fly With Weed You Bought Legally?

Buds, oils, tea, brownies, cookies, gummies, lollipops ― today, you can get THC in just about any form.  Marijuana is legal in some capacity in 29 states and Washington, D.C. As long as you adhere to local laws, you don’t have to worry about the cops harshing your buzz. That is, unless you’re headed to the airport. Illustration: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost Photos: Getty The rules surrounding domestic air travel and marijuana possession can seem confusing and contradictory. For example, if you bought weed legally in Colorado, can you take your leftovers home…

How To Tip In These 10 Confusing Situations

Tipping has been around since the 1700s, when it applied to the monetary rewards that rich people gave their servants. And no, at least according to Snopes, it is not an acronym for “to insure prompt service” ― which makes sense if you think about it, since we tip after we receive good service, not in advance. And at the risk of stirring the grammar hornet’s nest, wouldn’t it be “ensure,” not “insure,” anyway? But the bottom line is that there’s a whole variety of ways to pay for services…

17 Cheap Ikea Products That Look Expensive

If you’ve ever been to Ikea, you know how amazing their room displays look. From perfected cabinets to gorgeous headboards to the perfect light fixtures, each room has its own personal touch. And while everything may look luxe in price, it doesn’t mean it actually is. If you’re trying to upgrade your home with more luxe pieces that don’t cost a fortune, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cheap Ikea products that look expensive. There are so many gorgeous pieces that will transform your space for under $75. Below, 17…

5 Ageist Stereotypes That Really Need To Go Away Already

Ann Brenoff’s “On the Fly” is a column about navigating growing older ― and a few other things. Stereotypes are the nasty buggers upon which many a misguided opinion is formed. Stereotypes may appear harmless to some people, but for those being stereotyped, they can be anything but. What we believe about any broad demographic or group is at the heart of how we treat them as individuals, how public policy is determined and how society comes to value or disregard them.  Here are some of the ageist stereotypes and beliefs that…

27 Practical Ikea Gadgets Every Kitchen Needs

You’ve got a pasta maker and a crystal wine decanter for those special occasions, but you can never seem to find an empty food storage container or a sharp knife when you need it. Sound familiar?  Kitchens are easily one of the most cluttered rooms of the home. You’ve got pots and pans, the lids that go on them, and the spoons and spatulas to use in them. But finding what you need when you need it is another problem entirely. If you’re tired of having an understocked kitchen, we get…