Amie Elder

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6 Optical Brands That Aren’t Warby Parker

Spend those FSA dollars without twinning with all your friends.<p>I still get asked about my first pair of glasses, tortoise shell Preston frames from Warby Parker, at least once a week. When I picked them out, I had turned to the direct-to-consumer pioneer because all the pairs I liked at my …

Calories Per Day to Lose 3 Pounds Per Week

There are a number of factors that you need to take into consideration to determine how many calories a person should eat to lose weight, so there is …

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The Dopest Spring Drugstore Beauty Buys

Walmart probably isn't at the top of your list of best places to score cutting-edge beauty buys — but that could all be changing. How? The chain is …

The 22 Best New Products to Buy This Summer

1/22<p>Curls require TLC. One of the worst things you can do to your curls is towel-dry them with a regular terrycloth towel—all it does is rough up the …

10 New Beauty Products to Try This Month

May is heeeere! Bring on fresh, vibrant hues (lilac makeup , we’re lookin’ at you), glowy skin and SPF everything, because the sun is shining, y’all. Warm up to metallic lips (it’s a huge trend for spring), a reimagined, classic blush, a next-level skincare device and more. Here are 10 new beauty …

13 of the Best New Beauty Products Launching This Month

What's new and worth buying in May 2016.Continue reading

Beauty

The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune

The way the lawyer William Timmons described the case, it was practically a newsreel melodrama, with a helpless widow being menaced by a heartless tycoon. The story began with the widow, whose name is Yolanda Signorelli von Braunhut. She is a onetime heir to the considerable fortune still generated …

The Sirtfood Diet can help you lose 7lbs in 7 days without giving up wine and chocolate

<b>The Sirtfood Diet is the weight loss plan everyone’s talking about – not least because it allows you to enjoy items most regimes ban, including</b> …

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

Cooking

This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

78 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

17 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Casserole Recipes to Enjoy on Meatless Mondays

If there’s a one-dish answer to all those #MeatlessMondays when you just don’t have enough time to cook after work, vegetarian casserole recipes are it. That’s right, no more dissatisfied Monday nights spent eating potato chips in bed because that stir-fry just didn’t cut it. Vegetarian casseroles …

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

Here's How $25 At Trader Joe's Makes a Week's Worth of Dinners

Takeout is lame.<p>Just because you can't splurge on expensive meals, doesn't mean that you should compromise and sink to the levels of fast food. Oh, no, you are <i>so</i> much better than that.<p>Luckily for y'all, Spoon University has created a recipe series that is fast, easy, cheap, and takes the guess work …

7 Easy Ways To Eat A Little Healthier This Week

Start 2016 off right.

14 Awesome Ways to Stuff Phyllo Cups

Pump up the party with phyllo cups.<p>1 of 14<p>Ethan Calabrese<p>Artichoke Dip Phyllo Cups<p>Fill phyllo cups with artichoke dip and top with grated Parmesan …

Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup)

I eat pho -- chicken or beef -- almost every morning at the restaurant. It's also the first thing I eat when I go back to Vietnam. My family left …

Does this woman hold the key to your weight loss?

Looking at Jeannette Hyde today - tall, slim and radiating good health - it’s hard to believe that 11 years ago she was in the grip of a breakdown that left her exhausted, burnt out and barely able to function. 'I woke up one morning and I couldn’t move my neck. The level of pain was off the scale, …

Amelia Freer's healthy on-the-go recipes

I always say to clients that if they leave the house without food, it’s a dangerous world out there. We all know that feeling: maybe we left for work in the morning without eating anything, or we worked through lunch and need to eat something quickly before the next meeting.<p>My clients always tell …

1 Hour + 1 Mess = 5 Crock Pot Freezer Meals {Includes Printable Shopping List}

2 Shares<p>I really love using my slow cooker. It makes dinner time so much easier. I can just throw a few ingredients into my slow cooker and when it …

I have one piece of advice for anyone who wants to binge-watch Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer'

<b>Don't spoil the series for yourself before you watch the entire thing.</b><p>In the coming weeks, it'll be hard not to know the major plot details of "Making a Murderer" as the well-reviewed Netflix docuseries continues to gain traction and viewers. The 10-episode arch follows the case of Steven Avery and …

Crime

The Best Champagne Cocktails For New Year's

Bubbly all the way.<p>New Year’s Eve just doesn’t feel festive without Champagne or other sparkling wines. But then again, it doesn’t feel like a party without cocktails. So what to serve for your New Year’s Eve bash? We have a solution: Combine those two great options and make Champagne …

Best Late Night Dessert Toasts

Avocado toasts have become an everyday essential—and have inspired pastry chefs to invent a sweet variation. The ones here are by William Werner of …

A holiday present to myself: Chez Panisse Café, Zuni, the Progress and more - Inside Scoop SF

From my perspective this is the best time of year. I love the holiday season, and I get to go back to the many of my favorite restaurants, the ones that I’m pretty sure will be on next year’s Top 100 list.<p>For example I revisited the Progress which I reviewed early this year. The fixed price menu is …

San Francisco

Why Desperation Pies Are Making a Comeback

The salt and vinegar chip-flavored pie was once made when fresh fruit wasn't in season. Now it's back on the menu.<p>When James Beard Award-winning chef <b>Chris Shepherd</b> was putting together the menu for Underbelly, his Houston restaurant, he ran into a dessert quandary. He wanted a sweet tart that used …

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Make Ahead:<p>Freeze unfrosted cupcakes in airtight containers up to 1 month. Store frosting in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.<p>Mini …