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But really, what's the deal with butter in coffee? http://thekitc.hn/ZLKdFS

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

Breakfast

Winter Salad with Pecans, Pears and Gorgonzola

358<p>6<p>I eat a salad almost every day. I grab a big bowl, make dressing in it, then toss in whatever ingredients I have on hand. It might be a …

33 Next-Level Tips For A Bloody Mary Bar

Because New Year's Day requires all of the pickled things, all of the hot sauces, and all of the meat straws.

Cocktails

Whether a Dutch oven or a crock pot is your slow-cooking mode of choice, we've got ten recipes from 2013 to put it to use: http://thekitc.hn/JiHFdy

The turkey sausage, egg, and cheese at @eggslutla. Incredible. Hand modeling by @mattduckor.

9 Mind-Boggling Food Facts We Learned From Reddit

Intriguing, disturbing and awesome things about the foods and drinks we consume every day.<p>CREDIT: Flickr/Stacy Spensley<p>From time to time, Reddit can teach us some interesting things -- such as what a "lifetime supply" really is, or that we spend <i>waaaay</i> too much time on Reddit. In this case, we …

New Jersey

10 smart tips for becoming a better grocery shopper: http://thekitc.hn/JiHNK8

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy Vermont cheddar, and a splurge-worthy chunk of 4-year Gouda. With a flourish you top the …

20 ways IKEA completely ROCKED it in the kitchen this year: http://thekitc.hn/JiHX3X

20 Snow Boots You'll Actually Want To Wear All Day Long

Because why should you have to sacrifice style when snow starts to fall?<p>There's nothing worse than having to compromise your outfit in order to trudge through a snowstorm. So why not invest in a pair of chic snow boots that you'll actually want to wear all day long? Click through to shop 20 stylish …

Clothing

Coat? Check! 6 Stay-Warm Party Tips For NYE

Don't get us wrong: Less can definitely be more. But, when the temps drop, we come to love as many layers as possible. This is doubly true on New …

Clothing

16 Times Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Were The Best Couple Ever

There are few couples who elicit as much jealousy as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend can. The model-singer duo are pretty much the funniest, most down-to-earth (<i>and</i> in love) married pair the celebrity world has to offer -- in our opinion, at least.<p>So as much as we love Chrissy, we have to tell her: …

Your Guide to Perfect Party Makeup

Your go-to guide for beauty looks perfect for any holiday party.<p>Looking for some beauty inspiration this holiday season? We asked celebrity makeup artist Nico Guilis (she's worked with Alexis Bledel and Dree Hemingway!) for some tips on how to master some of the most gorgeous makeup looks from the …

Eye Makeup

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

Recipes

Commit to Your Bucket List

The mega-hot singer Ariana Grande dishes about what she'd like to accomplish this year.<p><i>Skill I'd like to master:</i> <b>SCUBA DIVING</b><p><i>Book I want to read:</i> <b>GOD WEARS LIPSTICK BY KAREN BERG</b><p><i>Instrument I want to pick up:</i> <b>VIOLIN</b><p><i>Adventure I'd like to go on:</i> <b>AN EXPEDITION TO EVEREST</b><p><i>Bad habit I want to kick:</i> <b>CRACKING MY</b> …

Ariana Grande

Does Texting Help or Hurt Romance?

He Said/She Said<p><b>He Said...</b><p>The problem with texting and dating is that too many men just don't know how to do it right.<p>Funny, flirty, and confident messages will nurture the attraction between two people. This requires that men be original, think creatively, and author with purpose. As an example, …

Text Messaging

7 Genius DIY Projects For A New Year’s Eve Wedding (Or Any Party!)

A New Year's Eve wedding should be the ultimate party! Use lots of metallic details and mix in fun treats for your guests, like edible escort cards …

How To Make Your Fruits & Veggies Last

PHOTOGRAPHED BY MIKE GARTEN.<p>If you've got mushy mangoes and limp lettuce, it's time you had a refresher course in fruit and veggie storage. As you …

10 Free Apps To Make Your Life (Or A Bad Blind Date) Easier

Photo: Courtesy of unroll.me.<p><i>Introducing LadyBits, an ultra-cool collective of tech journalists who look at the world with smart, lady lenses. And</i> …

10 Under-the-Radar Albums You Should Have Listened to in 2013

Photo: Lauren Dukoff; Courtesy of Audible Treats; Mari Sarai<p>2013 was a major year for new albums from Top 40 chart toppers—Beyoncé, anyone?—but the year also saw new music from rising acts to add to your playlist. If you've still got Britney and Katy's new records on replay, introduce some variety …

Gisele Bundchen Visits Teen Battling Cancer To Share Makeup Tips (PHOTOS)

Not every 15-year-old aspiring makeup artist gets a personal visit from Gisele Bundchen, but Karina Xavier got just that this week.<p>The Brazilian teen, who's currently battling bone cancer, was surprised by the supermodel on Thursday at her house, where the two swapped makeup tips and ate pᅢᆪo de …

30 Facial Moisturizers for Every Budget

Our favorite high-tech hydrators at every price point.<p>These face moisturizers go way beyond just, well, moisturizing. Here, our top picks for the formulas that fend off UV rays, shrink pores, boost radiance, and dissolve dark spots.

Lulu: The Best/Worst Thing To Happen To Dating

Photo: Courtesy of Bek Andersen<p>Last month, the <i>New York Times</i> penned a piece about the new woman-designed app, Lulu, painting it as a sort of girls’ …

Shop 50 Showstopping Fall 2013 Bags

Get fall's best clutches, totes and shoulder bags to have and to hold.<p>It's hardly a secret that the right bag can be a major game changer. In the interest of seeking "the one" we've rounded up 50 of fall's chicest, to have, to hold and elevate any look.

Jennifer Garner's 6 Beauty Must-Haves

Jennifer Garner always stuns, whether she's walking the red carpet or strolling the streets with her little ones. And with three kids, one can't help …

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of …