Courtney Kasun

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How to Make a Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and (Nearly) Sugar-Free Confetti Cake That Tastes GOOD

Okay, okay, so the sprinkles count as sugar, but that’s the only ounce of unhealthiness in this gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and sugar-free cake recipe. Recently, I tried to figure out what I’m allergic to by doing an elimination diet. The basic gist is that you eliminate the most common foods …

Dessert

Hate Crunches but Want Abs? Try These 10 Moves!

Hello, NY Rez keepers! As I told you guys in my last post on easy butt exercises, I’ve been playing soccer for the last 20+ years and know a thing or two about working out. Back in my college soccer days, we would have plank competitions to see who could hold it the longest. Being the super …

Workouts

How to Transform Your Butt With 7 Easy Exercises You Can Do at Home

You stuffed yourself during Thanksgiving, overindulged on everything you laid eyes on during Christmas, had to spend all that time with your relatives, weren’t TOO hungover after New Year’s Eve shenanigans… Well, congratulations — YOU MADE IT! And now it’s a new year, which means you can leave your …

Workouts

12 Free Outdoor Workouts That Don’t Suck

No matter how we feel about fitness and exercise, we *all* want to be in shape. Sure, I was captain of track and field in high school, but I also got my butt royally kicked in a SoulCycle class and recently cancelled my gym membership (#newyearnewme?). So in an attempt to *actually* keep my fitness …

Workouts

15 Make-Ahead Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up from Head to Toe

There’s nothing like coming home to a steamy bowl of soup after a day spent skiing on the slopes, a snowball fight with your friends or even just a blustery walk home from work. Soup will warm you up from head to toe, but who wants to spend an hour by the stove after a long day in the cold? Try …

Cooking

12 New Board Games to Put Your Friendships to the Test

Game night is more than a time to catch up with friends, scarf popcorn and get competitive — it’s also a time to put your true friendships to the test. Whether you’ve gained a new friend over a spirited game of chess or gotten a glimpse at your ex-BFF’s true colors during a heated final round of …

Exploding Kittens

Kickstart 2016 With 13 Healthy Recipes for New Year’s Brunch

2016 is almost here and you’re totally prepped to kick off the year on a newer, healthier foot. You’ve stocked up on fitness essentials, devised the perfect workout plan and stocked the fridge with all the superfoods you can think of. If you thought you were going to have to skip out on the yummy …

Breakfast

You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet (or Phone) Again With This Cool Kickstarter

Have you ever been looking for your wallet and thought, “I’ll just call it!” as if it were your cell phone? No? Just us? Well, at the very least you know the sheer panic that comes over you when you think you’ve lost your wallet even if you know it’s somewhere in your apartment. The makers over at …

Crowd Funding

15 30-Minute Recipes to Make for Your Next Potluck

You’ve (mostly) survived the holidays, and you have the holiday ham leftovers to prove it. But wait! You’ve got one more party to get through and, in all of your Christmas prep, you’ve completely forgotten to get ready for that New Year’s Eve soiree you’re going to. We’ve scoured the Internet for …

Cooking

Organize Your Rings With DIY Monogrammed Ring Cones

Whether you prefer delicate stacked rings, bold baubles or sweet and sentimental rings, you need to keep them organized. For a long time, my rings were scattered all over the place… until now! DIY monogrammed ring cones are super easy to make and useful too. All you need is a little clay, paint and …

Chemicals

14 Shots You’ll Actually *Want* to Take This NYE

If there’s any holiday where you’re <i>encouraged</i> to pop the bubbly, it’s New Year’s Eve. *But* that doesn’t mean you should limit your NYE party beverages to only champagne. These sparkly, glittery and all-around enticing shots are sure to please and won’t induce the bad-idea-tequila hangovers of your …

Cocktails

8 Weird-but-Cool Beauty Products to Add to Your Vanity

FYI, quirky is the new cool. That’s right — we’re just going to go ahead and say it — the more offbeat, the better, especially when it comes to beauty products. Skincare packaging with pandas on it? Yes. Cheekily named palettes? Sign us up. Adding a bit of quirk is a great way to have some extra …

Lips

3 Modern Ways To Rock Princess Leia Hair

Calling all <i>Star Wars</i> nerds: After decorating the house (and our Christmas tree!) with geeky accessories, DIYing our favorite character costume and proving that movie-themed clothes could look really cute outside of a movie premiere outfit, we <i></i><i>had</i> to address the biggest style contribution from the …

Hairstyling

This Cranberry Mint Mimosa Is What Your Brunch Is Missing

First up: Drop cranberries, fresh orange zest and mint into your glass. Muddle, muddle, muddle until your cranberries have split and the ingredients are slightly combined.<p>What’s with the mug, you ask? We say, why NOT prep your mimosa in a mug? It is the morning, after all :)<p>Add some fresh, …

Cotton Candy

Summerland Ceramic Stonerware

That's not a typo. Summerland Ceramic Stonerware appeals to a more sophisticated brand of smoker with clean designs that function as both art pieces …

Smoking

12 Instababes Who Will Make You Want This Epic French Girl Haircut

With every season, there comes a new ‘do you have to try. Whether it’s the ombré, choppy lob or long, thick waves, you know each look’s been on your radar. How about a side order of bangs with that bob? The combo of fringe — long and sweepy or short and blunt — coupled with that shoulder-length …

Hairstyling

Morning Stretching Routine For Health & Vitality | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was a collaboration between AoM and Mike Fitch of</i> <i>Animal Flow</i><i>.</i> <i></i><p>When your alarm went off this morning, how did you get out of …

The 5-Minute Updo That Will Keep Your Hair Out of Your Face Through Dinner (+Beyond!)

Whether you’re hosting a part-tay this Thanksgiving or playing the role of guest at friends or family banquet, planning your look for the holiday <i>has</i> to be top of mind (right after making sure you finished baking your dish for the potluck, right?). And just like we’ve showed you how to ensure your …

Hair

10 Ways to Wear Your Hair Down but Styled in 5 Minutes

Ladies on the go and lazy girls alike know the struggle of trying to look as put together as possible in that short amount of time after your alarm sounds. In the hustle and bustle of today, it can be hard to find time in the morning to make sure your hair is perfectly coiffed in addition to the …

Hairstyling

40 Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Finding unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list can be tough, but deciding on a gift for a Secret Santa recipient is on a whole other level — there’s no stealth way to dig for gift hints without giving yourself away. These 40 Secret Santa gift ideas are great for all kinds of folks on your …

Shopping

Beyond Half Dome: Five Yosemite Secrets

<b>Yosemite National Park</b> is about as big as the state of Rhode Island (both are roughly 1,200 square miles). Despite the park’s size, most people who visit make a beeline for one place, the Yosemite Valley, and confine their exploration to this mile-wide, 7-mile-long canyon cut by the Merced …

How to Make the Ultimate Open-Faced Tuna Melt

A quick survey of B+C employees revealed that <i>most</i> of us ate tuna fish sandwiches with chips IN the sandwich when we were kids. The salty crunchy chip with tuna and mayo is just SO GOOD. So, in true childhood nostalgia fashion, we are bringing back this memorable combo but we’re beefing it up and …

Lemon Juice

23 Awesome Gifts for the Camper in Your Life

We’ve all got at least one in our life: the granola-eating, trail-blazing, adventure-seeking outdoor junkie who can’t get enough of nature. And we’ve all faced the conundrum of trying to figure out what to get for that special person who already has every camping gadget imaginable under the sun. …

Outdoors

This Easy-to-Make Hanger Hack Is a Small Closet Game Changer

If you’re an urbanite, especially in a city with notoriously small apartments, chances are you have a big wardrobe and a *very* small closet. The struggle is real. Well, we small-space-dwellers have to stick together, which is why we’re bringing you this genius chain hack to maximize that precious …

Crafting

18 Temporary Tattoos to Bring Your Halloween Look to the Next Level

We’re big fans of wearing temporary tattoos all year round, but when it comes to Halloween, we really want to take it to the next level. Whether you just want a little something to get into the holiday spirit or you’re looking for one show-stopping design to complement your costume, we’ve got you …

Decorations

Crono Pocket Knife

Posted in Gear and Tools<p>Everyone needs a pocket knife. And if you’re like us, you need 2 or 3 drawers full of them. The flat, laser-cut Swiss-made …

11 Pro Tips for Brainstorming That *REALLY* Work

As creatives, we’re supposed to be teeming with good ideas. Right? There are times, however, when we’re brainstorming up a, ahem, storm, and it seems like we just come up empty. Been there, done that. Don’t get discouraged though. There are actually hacks you can learn to help make your …

Creativity

10 Maker-Made Stocking Stuffers You Need to Stock Up On

Yeah, Christmas is still a few months off, but we can’t help but get SUPER jazzed on what is arguably the best holiday of the whole year (shout out to Halloween, you rule hard too). What can we say? We just love any excuse to celebrate! On Saturday, September 12th, come out and party with us at …

Leslie Knope

20 Halloween Decor Finds That Aren’t Cheesy

With summer officially coming to a close, it’s time to start getting ready for fall. More importantly, it’s time to start getting ready for HALLOWEEN! And we believe it’s never too soon to start planning our costumes and decorating for that epic Halloween bash. But to be honest, sometimes it can be …

Decorations