(Family Features) Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration.

Five reasons to be pumped for the ski season

The alpine ski racing season kicks off in the Austrian Alps at the end of this month. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't miss a thing.

The best things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

It's called the City Different for a reason -- Santa Fe, New Mexico's creative culture and distinctive adobe architecture make it a total standout.

Is granola healthy?

Yes, whether eaten as a cereal or snack topping, granola can make for a crunchy, nutritious treat. But granola is high in calories, and some versions are healthier than others based on their ingredients.

What is 'pumpkin spice,' anyway? And why do we crave it?

Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.

Practicing gratitude can change your life

With everything going on in the world, it’s easy to get distracted and become fully immersed in the negative aspects that are taking place. As we think about what is happening in the present world, we could rack our minds ...

Meet the photographer traveling the world for free

We all dream of abandoning the 9-5 and traveling the world. We might even start packing our bags, only to come across that inevitable stumbling block: lack of cash.

If I Were a Parent: Teaching kids good manners

What happens when you ask a group of elementary-school kids how they would teach their children manners if they were the parents? Based on the group of kids we brought together in Atlanta, you get a number of really good ...

Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the country

Massachusetts is one of the healthiest states in the country. That's according to a report published last week. It found the obesity rate is under 24% in the state.

The brothers behind New York City's waterfront restaurant boom

Even though Manhattan is an island, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the interior of the city and forget that it is, in fact, a waterfront city.

New York Life Reaches $50 Billion Empowerment Goal in the Black Community

The New York Life insurance company recently hosted a panel discussion on bridging the racial wealth gap in Washington, D.C.

This restaurant requires a $293 ticket

Sweet and creamy green-garlic panna cotta with salty and grainy sea urchin on top. Tender spot prawns complemented by flecks of melon and cucumber that curls like a snake. Fresh oysters so pickled they make you squint and pucker, served ...

The world's most popular locations on Instagram Stories

The world's most tagged cities are New York, London -- and Jakarta?

Alodia Hair Care Focuses on Natural Products

A personal hair journey, which began several years ago for Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris led her to start the latest and one of the most innovative healthy hair solution systems for natural hair growth.

9 bizarre things that actually happened in the '90s

As we age, we tend to look back on earlier decades' culture with smug superiority.