Can a non-prescription pill actually make you smarter? That’s what some of the new class of wellness supplements called nootropics claim to do. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy investigates what we need to know right now about nootropics. Wonder drug? Or not so much? Let’s see what she learned.
In our ongoing quest for serenity, we’ve explored books to inspire us to tidy up our living spaces. We’ve assessed ways to monetize and recycle the furniture and apparel that we no longer need. But what if you’re stuck at Phase 1, which is getting your house in order? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the solution. Here, she shares the best professional home organizing consultants. If you need help de-cluttering your home, one of them may be just the catalyst you need.
Wealthy people can be . . . well, a bit paranoid when it comes to personal security. We’ve heard moguls boast of secret properties in New Zealand to which they will flee when the [fill in the blank] apocalypse arrives. But putting aside those perhaps unwarranted concerns, how do people of reasonable means protect themselves, their families and their property? What are the best luxury home security devices and technology right now? Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks it down for us. Here’s how to protect yourself and your luxury home like a boss.
Part of the hustle is that sometimes you have to travel at the last minute. A meeting runs late. Or a flight gets delayed. And you get stuck in an airport for multiple hours. Or you hit the wall and just need to get out of Dodge, fast. Should you find yourself in such a situation, what’s the most efficient way to book a decent local hotel on really short notice? And how can you be sure that you’re not checking into the Bates Motel because you’re desperate for a place to lay your head for a few hours? Correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has sussed out the best travel apps to book a hotel at the last minute.
Wondering how to find the best household staff for a luxury home? About how many household staff members are needed for a properly-functioning mansion or estate? Need to know the best domestic staffing agencies? What about the other expert tips to know before you embark on finding your household staff? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has all the answers.