April Barajas

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Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

grilled cheese

19 Single-Serving *Cheat Day* Desserts That Won’t Mess Up the Rest of Your Week

It seems everyone can’t get enough of healthy eating advice. Every year there are crazy new hacks to try, like the weeklong chocolate cleanse or taco cleanse. For the more ambitious, there are longer challenges like Whole30 (a stricter version of Paleo, intended as a periodic restart). And then …

Dessert

Top 5 Hikes in Santa Cruz County - Visit Santa Cruz County

Put Your Best Foot Forward: Santa Cruz County’s Top 5 Hikes<p>Santa Cruz County is home to rugged coastline, majestic redwoods, and trails to secret …

Monterey Hiking | Trails, Point Lobos & Monterey State Park

TOP DAY HIKES IN MONTEREY COUNTY<p>There's no better way to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Monterey, Big Sur, Carmel, Salinas, the Carmel and Salinas …

Hiking

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

The Best Long-Lasting Lipsticks To Wear Today

These lipsticks won't smear, fade, or smudge—no matter what you put them through.<p>These lipsticks won't smear, fade, or smudge—no matter what you put them through.

8 Surprising Things At The Gym That Burn An Insane Amount Of Calories

Looking for better cardio workouts at the gym? We've got your back. When it's time to hit the gym, most of us have two rules: Get in and out as fast …

Exercise

If You Have This Plant In Your House, You Will Never See Mice, Spiders And Other Insects Again!

<i>Insects are the most numerous species on Earth. In fact, there are over 200 million insects living on our planet right now. They are arthropods whose</i> …

When dating isn’t worth the time, effort and emotion

I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by women who are smart, independent, charismatic and fun. We discuss our dreams, books we’re reading, issues we’re <b></b>thinking about and what we’re <b></b>working on. Or at least most of the time we do.<p>There was a period of time this winter when it felt like all my …

Relationships

Next Mini Countryman Will Be an "Authentic SUV," Report Says

Mini is looking to replace its current Countryman with a new, more rugged version, according to <i>Autocar</i>. The second-generation Countryman SUV is expected to go on sale late next year.<p>Sources at BMW say the new Countryman will be an “authentic SUV,” and will be offered with the same all-wheel drive …

15 E.L.F. Products Every Beauty Gal on a Budget Must Try

E.L.F. Cosmetics (aka Eyes Lips Face) launched in 2004 after founders Joey Shamah and Scott Vincent Borba noticed that even women with expensive tastes went to dollar stores for affordable cosmetics. In 2004, I was in middle school and was interested in makeup, but didn't have enough money to buy …

Morning Buns Recipe

1. Prepare the Dough: Combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large zipper-lock bag. Add the butter, seal and shake to evenly coat the butter. …

Baking

This Weird Color Makes The BEST Highlighter

We live by a simple philosophy here at R29: You can <i>never</i> have too many highlighters. Like lipstick, glow-givers — no matter the shade, finish, or …

Makeup

17 Makeup Dupes That Are Way Cheaper And Just As Awesome As Other Beauty Products

Think of, like, all the extra tacos you can buy now.

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

San Francisco

The Game-Changing Health Benefits of Walking for Just 10 Minutes a Day | Women's Health

Walk five minutes per hour and...<br>Burn up to 1,000 extra cals in a week, according to research from the University of Utah. When you add it up, in a 16-hour day (we're assuming you sleep for eight) you're clocking 80 minutes of light activity. <i>(Want to get in shape, fast? Check out Women's Health's</i> …

Dogs lose trust in people who show a negative attitude – study

Dogs can read human emotions, a recent study found, but how do our beloved pets react to these emotion cues?<p>Your pet dog doesn’t trust you when you’re angry, according to new research examining how well canines understand human emotion.<p>Dogs delayed their reaction to human commands ordered with a …

Nutritionists Reveal the Most Misguided Weight Loss Advice They've Heard

There are many diet and nutrition 'hacks,' but few of them hold water. Here are some of the worst offenders.<p>When it comes to bad weight loss recommendations, dietitians have heard it all from their clients. Here are the tips they wish you'd stop believing, plus some proven strategies to use …

Nutrition

5 Signs That Your Workout Is Bad For You

You may not want to live by the 'no pain, no gain' mantra

New York City

12 Awesomely Free Fitness Applications

Check out the best free applications for fitness motivation, activity tracking and diet control. Smart ways to lose weight, build muscle and get into …

How to Make Your Love Life Work When You're Both Busy as Hell | Women's Health

Evaluate What Brings You Joy<br>And reduce what doesn’t. Gretchen Rubin, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Happiness Project</i> and creator of the popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, knows a thing or two about getting happy. Rubin recommends thinking critically about everything you …

Urban Decay Is Replacing Its Entire Lipstick Collection

Sly Urban Decay fans may have noticed that lots of the cult favorite brand's obsession-worthy lipsticks have been on sale all over the Web, and now we know why. Grab a brown bag and try not to hyperventilate, UD fans, because according to Refinery29, the brand is tossing its entire current slate of …

Makeup

Adam Savage Builds His Childhood Home in Foamcore

In this Tested.com “One Day Build,” Adam does something really cool, he uses a set of plans he had made of his childhood home to create a scale model (1/24th scale) of it in foamcore. He says he’s only going to use one tool for the build, a humble #11 X-acto knife. He, of course, ends up using …

Mini launches new service to help owners rent out their cars

Mini owners will be able to opt in to a BMW-run network that would make their cars available to registered members, as well as a device that allows …

Carsharing

13 Tough But Effective Butt Exercises

Wooden Rings with Magnificent Tiny Fantasy Landscapes

Le créateur canadien sous le nom de Secret Wood réussit à recréer l’atmosphère fantasmagorique de paysages fantastiques dans d’aussi petits objets …

Design

The Too Faced Matte Chocolate Chip Palette Is Literally Almost Here

<b>UPDATE (November 24, 10:47 p.m. EST):</b> It's official: The Too Faced Matte Chocolate Chip palette is here. Or should we say, it's <i>basically</i> available right now on toofaced.com for $26—a steal in comparison to some of the other pricier makeup palettes (that we of course are <i>also</i> obsessed with). As …

Makeup

22 Natural Beauty Products That Actually Work

~ Natural Beauty ~

Mini's Future Plan: Five Core Models, Two of Which Are Undecided

Mini’s lineup is about to be thoroughly consolidated. The British carmaker, relaunched in 2001 under BMW’s ownership as a retro-themed lifestyle brand, has been a resounding success . . . as far as its core models go. Some of the derivatives have been far less successful: The Roadster and the Coupe …

Roadsters