Beauty and Healthy Living

Shield Your Face: Everyday Moisturizers with SPF Protection

Hopefully by now you, me, and everyone we know and remotely care about–heck, even our enemies–are wearing sunscreen each and every day. Yes, even those days where it looks like we’ll never see a speck of sunshine again. You need it, trust me. Just ask anyone who survived the 80’s slathered in SPF 0. Fortunately, formulas are getting better, more […]

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Snacks that Give Back: How Giada De Laurentiis is Helping Small Food Producers Go Big

Wednesday, one of our favorite snack companies, Triscuit, announced that they would be funding 55 independent food makers’ Indiegogo (a crowdfunding/fundraising site similar to Kickstarter) accounts to help support their food-producing efforts. The company contributed a total of $250,000 to various campaigns, including funding for everything from food truck startups to money to purchase additional goats for a chèvre producer in Maryland. Helping […]

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Getting Back to 100%: How to Just Stop and Start Fresh

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt “stuck.” Stuck, as in you’re really trying as hard as you can but you seem to spin in the same circle over and over. Stuck, as in continually beating yourself up for not accomplishing everything you say you will. Stuck, as in you’re down on yourself because your best-laid plans for healthy meals, energizing workouts, […]

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How Rubber Bands Can Remind You to Drink More Water

“I don’t really drink water,” I told a friend a few weeks ago. She was baffled and immediately started listing the reasons that my lack of hydration was so awful. She went on to tell me how drinking water would make my skin more clear, it would make me feel more full so I would eat less, and of course, […]

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What’s in Your Bag, Nigella Lawson?

You’ve likely seen this saucy chef on one of her cooking shows or in the pages of her nine cookbooks. Her latest, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food,  shares lighter recipes, such as her Wild Alaskan Salmon, Avocado, Watercress, and Pumpkin Seed Salad. “It’s quick and makes me feel fabulously calm. Plus it’s lusciously good!” she says. When she’s out of the […]

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Three Swaps for Better Skin This Winter

The heat is on. Not outside, no. But inside, drying out our skin and making the transition to winter even harsher on skin. Put that into play with the cold wind blowing outside, and it’s time to reconsider your beauty routine this time of year. Here are three ways to make sure you’re more snow bunny than sad honey. SWITCH TO: […]

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Radiant Skin Starts with Pumpkin Pie

My skin is as sensitive as it comes, so I had to switch to all organic beauty products several years ago. Although wonderful and high quality, buying products that exclude dyes, parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances gets quite pricey. That’s what prompted me to get creative and to start using beauty products that are also edible and organic, of course. […]

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Soften Up: Shield Skin from Winter Dryness

These fab new wallet-friendly finds help shield skin from winter dryness. For Comfy Cleansing: Olay Active Botanicals Refreshing Gel Cleanser ($6, Target) Snow mushroom extract holds up to 500 times its weight in water and banishes oil without overdrying. For Serious Moisture: Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Jelly Cream ($8, Vaseline) Microdroplets of Vaseline jelly hydrate as this cream increases moisture by […]

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Top Chef’s Gail Simmons on Her Beauty Routine

In addition to her duties on the Emmy-winning Bravo show, Simmons is special projects director at our sister magazine Food & Wine, an author, and a mom. When she’s not concocting delicious dishes, she’s known to whip up a beauty product or two: “We shot in Palm Springs recently, and it was so dry,” she says. “I made my own […]

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5 Ways to “Halloween” Your Look if You’re Sans Costume

Despite my rabid love for all things Halloween and fall, I don’t like to dress up. Why? Because the first time I did (E.T., 1983) and the last time I did (Minnie Mouse, 2013), I felt awkward and out of place and put upon. I’m more of a wallflower when it comes to the holiday, I’ll confess. Before I start […]

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