Elizabeth Mendez

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The Surprising Hair Benefit of Caffeine

A recent study shows that topically-applied caffeine stimulates hair growth better in women than men.<p>Good news on National Coffee Day: A recent study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine stimulates hair shaft elongation and prolongs the growth cycle by blocking …

Amazing Makeup Brushes

A fresh take on the classic beauty brush.<p>Finally, some reinvented tools. Artis's Elite Collection brushes, with angled handles and high-tech fibers, blend cosmetics beautifully. From left: Oval 8 ($52), for bronzer or powder; Oval 6 ($42), perfect for foundation or blush; and Circle 1R ($24), the …

Is Almond Oil the New Coconut Oil?

A closer look at the latest miracle oil we're loving.<p>There is nothing coconut oil can't do. It's super-moisturizing and anti-inflammatory. It can prevent protein loss in the hair. It's antioxidant, meaning it scrounges up wrinkle-inducing free radicals. There is some research that suggests that …

Jared Leto And Jimmy Fallon's 'Intense Staredown' Is The Most Ridiculous Staring Contest Ever

Life is full of mysteries, and after Jared Leto and Jimmy Fallon's "Intense Staredown," it's definitely got a few more.<p>During Wednesday's "Tonight Show," Fallon and Leto sat on a mountaintop, showed off their most epic stares and pondered hilarious nonsense like being Sour Patch Kids and grunting …

The Comprehensive ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Timeline Of Charlie’s Losing Battle With Illiteracy

The illiteracy of Charlie Kelly has been one of the better and most documented running jokes of <i>It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia</i>, along with Mac’s latent homosexuality and Dennis being a sexual predator. But of course, Charlie didn’t start out the series illiterate, as the cast were for the most …

Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.<p>The 67-year-old grandmother took one sip before spitting it out and exclaiming to her husband: "I think …

Elijah Wood Kept ‘Bear’ And The Gatorade Bong From The Set Of ‘Wilfred’

Fans of FX’s hilarious series <i>Wilfred</i> are probably pretty sad that the finale will air two weeks from tonight, but then, all good things must come to an end. Stars Elijah Wood and Jason Gann will undoubtedly move on to bigger and better things, but they’ll always have a piece of this ridiculous show …

The 15 Best Lip Balms Ever, End of Story

Because chapped lips become no one.<p>There's probably a purse hiding in the back of your closet that's a veritable graveyard of lip balms (RIP random tube from 2007). For some reason or another, they didn't make it to VIP status—but these 15 will.

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6 Beauty Hacks, All Done With a Spoon

How's that for convenience?<p><b>1. Push Back Your Cuticles.</b> Run your hands under warm water for 10-15 seconds. Next, pat dry and without applying too much pressure use the tip of a spoon to gently push back your cuticles. This trick is especially helpful if you've forgotten to get a mani before heading …

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Melina Matsoukas: Video Maven

Melina Matsoukas approaches the music videos she makes with a single goal: “Whatever world we’re living in or creating,” says the 33-year-old director, “I like it real.” Those worlds—a pastel-swathed South African shantytown that morphs into a giant dance floor; a raved-out London council estate; a …

How to Fake a Long Bob in 6 Easy Steps

All you need is eight hair pins.<p>All you need to achieve this celeb-loved style is a little patience—and a handful of bobbies. Click through for a step-by-step featuring Dannijo co-founder Jodie Snyder, courtesy of model whisperer hair stylist Michael Angelo. Something tells us you'll be looking …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The Blessing of a Broken Heart: How Pain Can Lead to Healing

<b>“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~</b><b>Ruth E. Renkel</b><p>My last breakup was on April 16th, 2012.<p>I remember …

18 Ways to Win the Oscar for Best Dessert

The Oscars. A time for glamour, glitz… and mini desserts! Little sweets are the bomb, probably because they trick us into feeling less guilty than we do after eating a huge slice of triple-chocolate layer cake (not that there’s <i>anything</i> wrong with treating yourself once and a while). From colorful …

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Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

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Marijuana Legalization: Tennessee Legal Weed Bill Follows Florida For Medical Pot

When it comes to marijuana legalization, Tennessee probably isn’t the first state you’d think of when it comes to legal weed. But a medical pot bill …

Celebrity Eyebrows Are Inspiring Us In This Week's Best & Worst Beauty (PHOTOS)

With the start of a new year, most women are itching to try new makeup. While we're all for experimenting with edgier lipstick colors and adventurous eyeliner, none of this matters if you've got jacked-up eyebrows.<p>The celebs on this week's best beauty list remind us how important brows are to the …

5 Flu Myths Debunked!

Should you really trust in chicken noodle soup?<p>An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but don’t assume all grandma’s adages are true. That one about starving a cold? The truth is actually the opposite: Your body needs nutrients and food compounds to fortify your immune system against viruses and …

How To Build The Perfect Plate Of Nachos

By Andrew Knowlton, <i>Bon Appétit</i><p>The secret to great nachos? The architecture. Andrew Knowlton shares his guide to the layering, balancing, and copious amounts of cheese behind the perfect Super Bowl snack.<p>(Credit: Christina Holmes)<p>Nachos may flourish in sports bars alongside jalapeño poppers and …

Cinnamon Sugar Scones

Clever folds in the dough hide pockets of cinnamon and sugar in these simple, lightly sweet scones from <i>One Bowl Baking</i>. Top with your favorite jam, clotted cream, or nothing at all.<p>Excerpted from One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti. Copyright © 2013.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>Scone Batter</b>1 3/4 …

Dulce de Leche Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Preheat oven to 425°F. Pour sweetened condensed milk into a small …

7 Meatball Recipes

There are few foods as friendly as the meatball.<p>The meatball wants to join you for cozy, weeknight dinners. It wants to be the star of your next cocktail party. It's happy on its own, or on a dainty toothpick; it's as comfortable naked as it is dressed up. Here are 7 recipes -- plus a ratio to make …

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Rum-Raisin Chess Pie Recipe

Chess pie, a classic Southern dessert, gets tipsy with rum-poached raisins.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Crust</b>3/4 cup (3 1/2) ounces all-purpose flour1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) slivered almonds, coarsely ground7 tablespoons (3 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 16 slices and chilled1/4 cup (1 …

Spicy Peanut and Toasted Coconut Cookies

These cookies were inspired by Jeni Britton Bauer's Bangkok peanut ice cream--a tantalizing blend of toasted coconut and peanut butter cream, …

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones Recipe

These spicy pumpkin scones are glazed with a vanilla glaze and then drizzled with a pumpkin glaze. The glazes, while tasty and pretty, can be omitted. When selecting the canned pumpkin for this recipe, be sure to use pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling.<p>Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats.<p>Every …

DIY Glittery Winter White Mason Jars

DIY Glittery Winter White Mason Jars.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 9, 2013 36<p>Hello part 2 of my mason jar crafts!<p>This isn’t anything too different, just my …

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