Elizabeth Wilkins

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900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

The One Thing I’d Tell My Mom

Dear Mom,<p>Could you tell I was crying as you dropped me off at the airport last Saturday? I think we were talking about french toast. Important stuff. …

Guacamole Recipe

If pressed, I could tell you how to make good guacamole in one sentence. Something like this - mash ripe avocados with finely chopped white onions, a …

Clio Goodman's Chocolate Pudding

Even people who don't like pudding like chocolate pudding. You may recall the stovetop classic made with powdered mix, but why go that route with a recipe as simple as this? A hefty portion of chocolate and more than a few cups of milk yield smooth, deep, sweetness that serves a crowd.<p>Excerpted …

Insane Chili Cheese Dip (with an emergency quick adaptation!)

<i>Insane Chili Cheese Dip</i><p>I think I’ve finally figured out how marriage works.<p>I asked Mike in November to please get a cable to hook up the TV my …

Why You Should Eat More Rice + 5 Ways to Do It

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Four reasons you should be cooking more rice, and five</i> …

Tuscan Porterhouse Steak with Red Wine-Peppercorn Jus >> http://bit.ly/1dmINEh A porterhouse is the perfect steak for two to share. We pan-roast the steak with the Tuscan stalwarts of garlic, rosemary, and thyme, then serve it with a velvety red wine reduction.

Redbox gets a new president plucked from the studios, former Warner exec Mark Horak

Redbox went from duking it out with Warner in 2012 over a proposed 56-day delay for rentals to cutting a deal for a shorter 28-day delay and implementing UltraViolet support in Redbox Intant, and now the relationship is getting even cozier. Parent company Outerwall announced its earnings today and …

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

San Francisco

9 Foods That Reduce Stress Levels

Chew on this...<p>Reach for these items next time you're feeling under pressure, under the weather, or just too close to that breaking point. Munching on these stress-free foods will help pull you back into the game.<p><b>Oranges</b><p>A German study in <i>Psychopharmacology</i> found that vitamin C helps reduce stress …

Nutrition

Quick Style Fixes for Every Hair Type

Customize your primping routine with these pro tips tailored to your hair type.<p>"For years, women have abused their hair by choosing products based on their desired final look— not their natural hair type," says Jeni Thomas, Ph.D. and senior scientist for Pantene. This means your strands get only a …

10 Burgundy Lip Shades That Look Gorgeous on Every Skin Tone

Life is too short for a nude lip.<p>If you want in on the super dark lip trend of the moment, survey says burgundy may be the most universally flattering hue of them all. As makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor notes, "Burgundy is one of those rare colors that you can apply without taking your skin tone …

Makeup

Cold-Weather Dressing Tips from Some Stylish Celebrities

The weather outside is frightful, but theres no need to sacrifice fashion once the temperature drops, as demonstrated by these stylish (and warm!) celebrities.<p>The weather outside is frightful, but there's no need to sacrifice fashion once the temperature drops, as demonstrated by these stylish (and …

Weather

10 Ballet-Inspired Beauty Looks

With the New York City Ballet Fall Gala right around the corner, we were inspired to revisit some of the most graceful beauty looks from seasons past.<p>With the New York City Ballet Fall Gala right around the corner, we were inspired to revisit some of the most graceful beauty looks from seasons past.

Makeup

Nail Art Tips: Punk Rock Polish

We called upon nail artist Fleury Rose to show us step-by-step how to make our digits a little less prim and proper and a little more Sid and Nancy.<p>In honor of the arrival of 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' at the MET, we called upon nail artist Fleury Rose to show us step-by-step how to make our digits a …

Nail Art

Top Winter Beauty Tricks

15 Ridiculously Gorgeous Smoky Eye Ideas to Copy Right Now

You at your next holiday party: 🔥<p>Congrats—you’ve officially entered party season. And even if your calendar only has one or two of them on the docket right now, trust us when we say that by the time January hits, you’ll have curled, lipsticked, and black-dressed your way through enough awkward …

Makeup

How to Get a Boyfriend via Lazy Girl's Guide

Because having a boyfriend is cool, trying hard is not.<p>It's hard out there for a badass single girl. We're busy! We have big jobs and very little time, so our dating lives can be somewhat nonexistent. Don't worry though, we've got you covered with five effortless steps to bagging that hottie with a …

Social Media

Beauty Secrets Every Woman Must Know

Try out these expert tips to get perfect hair, makeup and skin.<p>Try out these expert tips to get perfect hair, makeup and skin.

Hair

7 Easy Tips to Actually Fixing Your Life in 2014

Less talking, more doing.<p>It's a brand new year! Whether you're looking for a special someone, hunting for that next job, or wanting to make some extra cash, the steps you take to achieve your goals are as important as setting them in the first place. Check out the seven easy tips below that will …

Employment

4 DIY Hair Treatments for Rescuing Damaged Hair

The secret to salvaging over-processed strands is closer than you may think.<p>Let's face it: Lustrous hair can take a lot of upkeep. Even if your stylist doesn't make house calls, there are solutions that have been under your nose this whole time (no appointment necessary). "You can give your hair …

Hair Care

Is Your Makeup Aging You?

Cakey foundation and glitter — get over it! Ning Chao learns insider tricks for looking forever young.<p>My first glimpse of the inevitable came when I noticed my favorite shimmery blush creasing above my cheekbone. It was around my birthday (I had just turned 28) when the changes started: I soon …

Makeup

23 Personalized Beauty Tips

Make the most of what you have with these simple makeup tips that play-up and downplay your best and not-so-loved features accordingly. A dab of concealer here or a touch of bronzer there can hide a multitude of sins—no surgery, sunglasses, or brown paper bags required.<p><b>LOVE YOUR LOOK!</b><p><b>NOSE SHAPE</b>• To …

Makeup

10 Friends To Lose In Your Twenties

Friend fat can be a real drag. Trim it with this handy guide, and proceed to conquer the world free of any and all emotional shackles. This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.<p>Deal with this now, before your drunkest friend becomes your child's godmother against your will.<p><b>1. The friend you</b> …

Girls Season Three, Episode 5 Recap: On Evil People Who Puke On Things Metaphorically

This episode is rotten to the black-hearted core.<p><b>Spoiler Alert! Do not read on if you have not yet watched Girls season 3, episode 5 titled "Only Child."</b><p>"Who is Hannah Horvath?" Hannah's new book editor asks in a meeting this episode. Another editor offers, "Mindy Kaling meets Joan Didion," but I …

TV

Paris Fashion Week Street Style F/W 2012

Marie Claire's photographer travels to France to capture the best street style at Paris Fashion Week.<p>This week, we travel to the City of Lights where our photographer, Guerre of the popular blog Guerreisms, snaps the most covetable outfits and accessories on the streets at Paris Fashion Week …

The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks

After years of dating charismatic, brilliant, slightly off-their-rockers men who were never that into me, I finally learned to quit chasing unavailable guys.<p>I recently came across a photo of a sexy Brazilian man I had an affair with a few years ago. (OK, I Googled him.) When I saw his sly smile and …

Relationships

The Best Cold-Weather Comfort Foods

Eat your way to more energy, better skin, and a stronger immune system this winter.<p>The latest science suggests that it's not just the chilly, dark days of winter that make us feel (and look) so miserable, it's our diet. Eat right, and avoid the beauty and health hazards of the season. Here, the …

Nutrition

Foods to Avoid on a Date (If You're Planning to Hook Up Later)

Because a girl's gotta be prepared.<p>You've thought about your hair, your outfit (and what goes under your outfit), your shoes, and even your perfume choice. But have you thought about what you'll eat? Here are 9 foods to skip—plus 3 to pick—for a steamy night out.<p><b>Garlic:</b> No amount of gum or mints …

Nutrition

Cooking for One

Chic recipes for the single girl.<p>You all know her — or maybe you <i>are</i> her: the woman at the grocery store pushing a cart filled with Lean Cuisine meals, Pria bars, kitty litter, and a box of Tampax. She might as well be wearing a neon sign that flashes, "Alone, alone, ALONE!" Sure, cooking for one …

Recipes