Crystal Granacher

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A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions Before Setting 2018 Goals

The end of December is a great time to step back to reflect on the year before the frenzy of a new year starts again. One of the activities I cherish the most (and recommend to my executive coaching clients) is to do a personal year-end review.<p>Doing a personal review is critical before you set new …

Happiness

How To Work With Your Doctor On Healthier Goals For The New Year

Many of us make New Year's resolutions. Few of us realize them. Maybe it would help to reframe how we handle our resolutions by thinking of them as goals instead.<p>What health goals will you reach for in 2018? And which, if any, will you discuss with your doctor?<p>A new book, <i>Achieving Your Personal</i> …

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

6 Ways To Properly Arrange Furniture And Make Your Room Look More Expensive

Decorating your home can be a daunting task, so you head on over to Pinterest with a cup of tea, and approximately 18 hours later, you are on the 12th cup of coffee, your hair is disheveled, your life is in shambles, your husband has left you, but you have seven new perfectly curated Pinterest …

20 Stylish Dream Bedroom Headboards for Ladies

Headboards have a great impact to the entire look of your bedroom. A headboard may come in different design. It could be part of your bed when you …

Here's the One Lipstick Hack Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

In addition to the thousands of tubes in our beauty closet, it's safe to say that every female staffer at <i>Allure</i> has a lipstick or two—or 10 or 20—stashed at her desk. From trending formulas to out-of-the-box lip-art ideas, it's no secret we're big fans of the stuff. But there are always new tips …

10 'Dump Recipes' For Slow Cookers That Make Cooking Stupid Easy

Basically, these are the easiest slow cooker recipes in the world.<p>The slow cooker is heralded for making dinner a breeze, but sometimes the recipes are not as easy as they seem. We want slow cooker meals so we don’t have to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen, so in our minds, recipes that …

The Christmas Cookie Recipes That Will Make This Holiday Sweeter

30 of them, to be exact.<p>Before we even eat our Thanksgiving feast, the bakers in us start thinking about Christmas cookies. It's not that we can't and don't bake cookies other times of the year -- we never stop making cookies. It's that there's nothing quite as special as the cookies made for the …

Get That Life: How I Launched a Successful Fashion Brand

Rebecca Minkoff has been designing clothes since she made her own bat mitzvah dress, but getting to where she is now hasn't been easy.<p><i>Rebecca Minkoff is one of the biggest names in fashion. Her boho-chic handbags, jewelry, and dresses are staples on the red carpet, worn by glamorous celebs like</i> …

Almost-Famous Bloomin' Onion

Combine all of the dip ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.<p>Slice the onion (see Cook's Note). Whisk the flour, cayenne, paprika, thyme, …

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

5 Easy Detox Snacks to Make This Week

Start the year off feeling refreshed with these easy-to-make detoxifying snacks.<p><b>1. Popcorn with cayenne pepper.</b> Cayenne pepper is great for kick-starting your metabolism and digestion to help cleanse the body. Spice up your popcorn with cayenne pepper for a healthy snack that takes minutes to</b> …

Apple Cider Sangria

Looking for a last minute cocktail to go with your Thanksgiving feast?<p>Why not try this delicious apple cider sangria? It’s crisp, light and …

Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

"This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup with a Mexican flair. Teenagers love it. Serve topped with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and …

12 Best Social Media Management Tools

<b>Social media</b> is one of the most effective ways for you and your business to get more traffic and generate new leads. Having the right <b>social media</b> …

How to Use Video as Part of Your Online Marketing Strategy

Tumblr for Business: Advanced Techniques in Content Curation

Share<p>Tumblr’s user base has doubled to 420 million since the platform was acquired by Yahoo last year, and the number of blogs has grown to 206 …

5 Edible Holiday Gifts To Start Making NOW

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>Hot and Sweet Mustard | <i>Photo: Hirsheimer and Hamilton</i><p>Do you like to surprise friends and family members with edible gifts around the holidays? If so, you know that a lot of these gifts, especially the ones in jars, cans, and bottles, take a few weeks to make, infuse, and …

11 easy Thanksgiving cocktail recipes that are delicious and beautiful

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Warm up your family and friends with a seasonally inspired cocktail. We've selected some of the best boozy recipes from Pinterest that have been shared over and over again, with seasonal flavors like pumpkin, cranberry, cinnamon and apple. These drinks are …

Cocktails

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Our Five Favourite Winter Trends

Dressing according to trend is difficult at the best of times, but for some reason this season has overwhelmed us. The collections have never been …

Small Space Secrets: Go Long and Low with a Console

(Image credit: Lily)<p>Today we're continuing our series of clever little hacks for small spaces. This one may seem a bit counterintuitive: when it …

5 Must-Read Autobiographies of Inspiring Women

On the release of Anjelica Hustons new autobiography, Watch Me, here are five biographies of incredible women.<p>On the release of Anjelica Huston's new autobiography, <i>Watch Me</i>, peruse our selection of five other autobiographies, celebrating some of the most fashionable women in the world today.