Dee A. Jones

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5 Amazing Ab Exercises You've Never Tried

Stop the crunches and start these (way more effective) moves instead.<p>Beach season may come and go, but a strong core is always in style. The thing is, you won't get an awesome set of abs by doing basic crunches. (And basic sit-ups won't get you there, either.)<p>Changing up your routine, though, can …

Workouts

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

Nutrition

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

An American Girl's New Year's Resolution: Be More French

Because it would be difficult to be less French at this point.<p>We're calling it: 2014 is the year we earn that <i>Je ne sais quoi</i>, that effortless cool-girl chic that is only possible with a French citizenship and an affinity for small fêtes and café au lait. We're taking notes from the French model and …

10 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes

There's nothing quite like a tall glass of cool lemonade to hit the spot on a super-warm day. Drink up these 10 simple, summer cocktail recipes courtesy of Delish and enjoy the balmy weather R<p>There's nothing quite like a tall glass of cool lemonade to hit the spot on a super-warm day. Why settle …

Recipes

The Best Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make In Under An Hour!

Thanksgiving is a time of home and family — and a relaxing breather from the day-to-day mania. Then again, it's also a week of mayhem and chaos and</i> …

Hate Working Out? Get Off Your Butt & Read This Now...

Photo: Courtesy of Alison Brod PR.<p>Between work, a social life, family, and well, <i>more work</i>, we know it can be hard to start — and maintain — a workout …

What Girls Can Learn from Daisy Coleman

Photo: via Facebook<p>A little over a week ago, <i>The Kansas City Star</i> published a truly horrifying piece about a Maryville, Missouri girl named Daisy Coleman. If you've missed the hubbub, here's a recap: In January 2012, the then 14-year-old girl says she was raped by an older football star named …

Kansas City

DIY Ice Cream Tonight In 5 Minutes Flat

Photo: Girl Gone Country/Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren</i> …

Ice Cream

How Believing in Yourself Can Save Your Life

It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.<p>It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.

Cancer

60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

Recipes

Summer Lovin': 5 Date Ideas, Plus What to Wear

Shop our chic summer date looks.<p>Summer's imminent arrival means a slew of warm-weather date options are at the ready. Whether you're planning a low-key afternoon in the park, a bike adventure through the city or chic rooftop cocktails, <i>BAZAAR</i> has the perfect look for every sultry occasion.

Clothing

10 Surprising Foods That Pack on the Pounds

When you're trying to maintain your weight, it can be difficult to decipher which foods should be on our daily menus, and which we should ditch for good. With all of the trendy diets, health "buzzwords," and deceptive packaging we deal with on a day-to-day basis, the foods you once thought were …

Nutrition

Tone Your Abs, Arms & Ass With This 15-Minute Workout

'Tis the season for short-shorts, bikinis, and the quintessential sundress. Though you may have body envy for the ladies who model that swimsuit you just bought, there's a sure-fire way to quickly tone your three most in-demand areas for summer: your arms, abs, and ass. We talked to Rachel …

Workouts

Get a Custom Summer Workout from Expert Trainer Brooke Marrone

If you haven't noticed (yet), we at <i>MC</i> have been absolutely fervent about posting summer health stories. It's not because we want you to look good (because you already do!), but because we want you to <i>feel</i> good. Summertime is the season for sundresses, fried chicken picnics, and weekends at the …

Exercise

The Cheater's Guide to Getting Beach Ready

It's Hail Mary time! Here's how to look great in a bathing suit, even if you haven't made it to the gym all winter.<p>We know you had the best of intentions when you swore up and down that 2013 would be different—this year you would schedule barre class three times a week and eat meals that came from …

Skin Care

Breaking China's One-Child Law

In an unprecedented crackdown, Chinese officials set out to sterilize 10,000 women — by jailing their relatives until the women submitted.<p>During lunchtime one day last April, Wei Laojin, 35, was cooking spicy pork for her two young sons at home in southern China when she got a frantic call from her …

China

Nail Files

Just when you thought cool nail art was best left to the pros, Marie Claire asked the world's top experts to create exclusive looks you can do at home (really).<p>Just when you thought cool nail art was best left to the pros, <i>Marie Claire</i> asked the world's top experts to create exclusive looks you can …

The Easy, Do-It-Now Move That Defines Your Waist

The waist is one of those perpetually challenging areas to exercise, don't you think? But it doesn't have to be!<p>That's why this move by Blogilates' Cassey Ho—via the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>—is so cool. Hip twists help strengthen your core muscles while also defining your waist!<p>The move works to strengthen …

25 Wedding Rings That Are So Pretty, Your Engagement Ring Might Get Jealous

Move over, engagement ring—literally! After your wedding day, there will be a pretty new band in town. Whether you'll choose a simple metal one or you're coveting some serious...

The 4 Best Nail Treatments for Your Nail Type

FYI: Much like skin, your nails have a type too. Slightly mind-boggling, right? Not to worry—I've broken down how to tell which category yours falls into, as well as the nail treatment that will work best for you.<p>If your nails split or break easily, they're likely dry. Try <b>Essie Millionails Nail</b> …

21 Red, White & Blue Desserts To Eat With Pride

Honor America the right way this 4th Of July: with mountains of fruit and shining seas of heavy cream.

Dessert

How to make your own jeans

Jeans. Denim. Strides. They’re the ubiquitous fashion statement that transcends gender, class, style and generation. From gold-rush frontierland to …

How to Make a DIY Leather Studded Clutch

It’s no secret that we’re all about studs. We love studding friendship bracelets, adding studs to our kicks, and we even pretend-partnered with Ryan Gosling on Brit + Ryan + Co., so we like those types of studs too ;)<p>Which brings us to today’s Studded Clutch project! We hit up Target for a basic …

The best high-street summer dresses – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2013/jul/03/best-high-street-summer-dresses<p>720<p>Covering all styles, from a classic midi to bold print, here …

10 Cheerful Wedding Accents That Are as Colorful as a Box of Crayons. (I Promise They're Still Chic!)

I know, I know. A wedding with a Crayola-inspired palette sounds about as chic as Rainbow Brite. But I SWEAR it can look totally grown-up and gorgeous! Here's proof:<p>Rainbow Love Wedding Tote From WeddingChicks via Lover.ly<p>Milk Chocolate Nonpareils (Rainbow) From Nuts.com via Lover.ly<p>I realize after …

18 Lace-Up Styles You Can Wear 24/7

Don't get us wrong: We love a gorgeous, towering platform heel. Our feet? Not so much. And, while we're willing to sometimes suffer for fashion, it …

Clothing

Skip the Mid-Morning Coffee and Try These 4 Pick-Me-Up Snacks Instead

Bored with your usual mid-morning pick-me-up snacks? Don't look to a coffee to keep you going when your stomach starts to rumble. Reach for these healthy snacks that are easy to prepare and are sure to satisfy your afternoon cravings.<p>Tear kale leaves into large pieces; rub with olive oil, sea salt, …

The Rebel Diet

Born to eat wild? Have an on-again, off-again relationship with healthy eating? You'll love the latest weight-loss news.<p>As a health writer, I've always been smug in my nutrition knowledge—and not shy about sharing it. "You need breakfast," I'd scold my friends. "Consistency is key!" Admittedly, I …

Nutrition

Get Your Grill On: 10 Unique Burger Recipes

Nothing says fall quite like an tailgate grill-out. Spice up your next game-day with these 10 deliciously unique burger recipes for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, all perfect for football fanatics.<p>Nothing says fall quite like an tailgate grill-out. Whether you're holding a chic soirée on a …