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27 Times Celebrities Were Bridesmaids

Plus, see more of the chicest celebs who've been bridesmaids.<p>While we <i>love</i> to see our favorite celebrities toast their own nuptials, even the famous are sometimes relegated to the bridal party. Here, we take a look at our favorite actresses, singers, and more as they celebrate weddings that aren't …

Coffee Protects Your Liver, Says New Study

Yet another reason to get another cup.<p>Thanks to a Harvard study, we already know that coffee can help lower the risks of cardiovascular and …

How I Broke All Marie Kondo's Rules & Still Tidied My Kitchen

Marie Kondo's new book <i>Spark Joy</i> finally addresses the topic of cleanliness—and more importantly, orderliness—in the kitchen. (The crowds cheered because in Kondo's first book, you had to tidy the whole house, <i>all at once</i>.) The process to kitchen zen starts with a reversal of everything you thought …

Minimalism

My Grandma's Potato Chip Cookies, Made With An Entire Bag of Potato Chips

The first time I baked my grandma’s Potato Chip Cookies, I was sixteen, had never successfully baked anything in my life, and was watching <i>Mean Girls</i> for the first time. Needless to say, it was a memorable afternoon.<p>I found the recipe in a book my dad’s mom had made for him and his sister, comprised …

Dessert

The Prettiest Food You Can Bake This Holiday

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p>Winter is the best time to bake. When the weather turns punishingly bleak, you don’t want to be outside all day. You tromp around—skiing …

Dessert

Why Twentysomething Filipina Women Often Have to Live Double Lives

Myrza Sison, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo Philippines, explains how extremely conservative societal views affect her readers.<p><i>Myrza Sison, 48, launched</i> Cosmo <i>Philippines in 1997. Before that, she was a computer programmer and a model. Sison spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about her career, why abortion is an</i> …

How to Turn French Toast into a Date Night-Worthy Dessert

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p>During the holidays—when cookies are flying at you right and left and decorated tables are anchored with amazing bûches de noël—the humble …

Breakfast

Our Guide for Caring for & Cleaning Stainless Steel Pans

If you've been lucky enough to acquire a high-quality stainless steel pot or pan—the kind that conducts, distributes, and maintains heat well and is meant to live as long as you—you're going to want to take good care of it.<p>Protect your precious pots and pans from dinks, damage, and debauchery by …

Stainless Steel

Why You Should Resist the Urge to Tear into Hot Bread

<i>In celebration of Le Pain Quotidien's 25th anniversary, and inspired by a seasonal lunch and bread-baking demo with their founder Alain Coumont, we're sharing recipes and all-year-round tips for breaking bread together.</i><p>If you're a bread baker, you dread the final direction of the recipe: <i>Control</i> …

Baking

UPDATE: You Can Now Rent Julia Child's French Country Getaway

This Airbnb listing is one for the books.<p><b>Update 04/05/16:</b> You can now master the art of French cooking in Julia Child's kitchen.<p>According to Condé Nast Traveler, superfans will be able to book a stay in Child's former three-bedroom cottage in Provence through Airbnb as early as June.<p>In February, …

These Are All the Products Kim Kardashian Uses to Contour Her Face

She came, she saw, she contoured. Though contouring was a technique widely used among makeup artists long before Kim Kardashian was in the public …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

7 Salads to Lighten Up Your Thanksgiving Feast

The potatoes are mashed, the green beans are casserole-d, and the turkey is roasted. Your Thanksgiving heavy-hitters are planned and ready, and they're going to be amazing. But let us offer a small suggestion: Make room on your table for a salad.<p>We know: Thanksgiving is not the time to be virtuous …

Cooking

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.<p>Today: Some sweet, some savory, a little bit of squash (okay, <i>a lot</i> a bit of squash), and some spice!<p>A soup that doesn't even require a pot? Consider us …

Breakfast

The Chicken I Make When I Won't Go Home

“I miss the old you,” my mom texts. The words seem to echo from their gray text bubble. I stare, exhaling deeply, before squeezing my phone so hard that its sides feel like they might warp. Tears press against my shut eyes, but I will them away. Angry. I feel angry. No, I am hurt.<p>This “old” me has …

Comfort Food

I Love a Cheap, Matte Foundation - By a Proudly Shiny Faced Snob.

Sometimes in life it's reassuring to be shaken up, surprised and realize that perhaps you don't truly know yourself at all. And it doesn't happen very often. Normally, in my experience, my preconceived ideas about things often line up to their reality. I feel like a disenfranchised youth at the …

Lips

Save Your Apple Peels and Cores—For Tea

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least <i>I</i> do not think they are fun)—washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals.<p>Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.<p>I like taking each apple and slowing …

Power Tools

Black Garlic is More Treat Than Trick

Yes, those garlic cloves (1, below) are really black.<p>That is <i>real</i> garlic you're looking at, and no, it's not a specific variety nor is it good garlic gone bad.<p>Instead, it's black garlic. Though often described as “fermented garlic,” that’s not entirely accurate. <b>The change the garlic undergoes isn’t</b> …

Slow Cookers

13 House Cleaner Habits You Should Totally Steal

Anda Tanaka is a pro (literally) at mopping, dusting, and stain-removing. Here are her secrets.<p>Anda Tanaka didn't set out to become a house cleaner — but after listening to her geek-out about cleaning tips, you realize its the sort of job that couldn't <i>not</i> find her.<p>Tanaka is actually an artist …