Julie Fontana

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How to Lose 15 Pounds in 30 Days

Losing 15 lbs. in 30 days is a tall order. Not only is it an impressive amount of weight to be able to shed over the course of such a short period, …

Fitness

19 Pretty White Blouses to Wear This Summer

We love a good tee for the warmer months, be it classic white or graphic, but sometimes we prefer to have our summer look elevated to more than just …

Clothing

The Surprising Ingredient For Better Chocolate Chip Cookies

I consider myself a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. I’ve rarely had a bad chocolate chip cookie, but there is a world of difference between an …

Dessert

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to millionaire private jet owners

Wealth often comes along with pretty expensive taste — especially when it comes to food and drink.<p>In order to determine where the high net worth individuals of the world like to dine, private jet lifestyle publication Elite Traveler surveyed its database of readers— all of whom are owners or users …

These 5 Cheese Plates Are Perfect, So Copy Them Exactly

We did the pairing work for you—all you need to do is buy the cheese.<p>A great cheese plate surprises us, not just in that “I found a new cheese that I love” way, but by transforming how we think about the world of cheese, and ultimately, ourselves. Is this is a ridiculous amount of power to cede to …

What parents should know about fevers, according to a pediatrician

Many parents panic when their child feels warm. But a fever is not a disease itself. It’s just a symptom, or rather a sign that the body is trying to fight off an illness. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines a fever as a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher. That number is the benchmark …

Parenting

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …

Japan

10 cool things to do in Kyoto

Shiny golden temples, ultra-calm Zen gardens and scarlet-lipped geisha are all evocative of Japan's old imperial capital. Kyoto is a soothing …

Japan

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

University of Chicago

Seoul food: 10 of the city’s best restaurants

Hadongkwan<p>A Seoul institution, the speciality here is <i>gomtang</i>, a highly nutritious beef bone soup (and a great hangover cure) - which has been made the same way since the restaurant opened in the 1930s. In fact gomtang is the only thing on the menu, although there are several variations. The beef …

South Korea

Bolognese

Bolognese sauce is an originally Italian, meat-based sauce that is served with pasta. Here, our favorite Bolognese recipes including pappardelle with …

Parchment Packet Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze

Turns out, cooking en papillote is way easier done than said!<p>At first mention, <i>en papillote</i> just sounds like it would be anything but simple. If we …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

Exercise

Healthy Fish

From superstar chef Rick Bayless's tuna ceviche with avocado to perfect barbecued salmon, here are delicious healthy fish recipes.

These Are the 100 Best Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, released its year-end list of the 100 best restaurants in America today. The list—which is …

Affordable Recipes for a Crowd

Having friends and family over for dinner doesn't have to break the bank. Here, recipes for crowd-pleasing—and affordable—dishes, from baked pasta to …

Our 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2017

You were really into brown butter chocolate chip cookies and easy chicken dishes.<p>Another year has passed, and you all still really love chicken. Out of our 25 most popular recipes, seven of them involved poultry, from one-skillet thighs with buttery orzo to Basically's magic crispy over-fried …

Cooking

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Kyoto

Last year, Kyoto dominated the World’s Best Awards by snagging the winning spot on list of best cities. This year, it broke the top 10. It’s easy to …

Japan

9 Reasons Why You Should Go to Japan’s Mie Prefecture

Ago Bay<p>First-time visitors to Japan undoubtedly have to go to Tokyo and Kyoto, but if you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter with fewer tourists, there are so many great options on the island nation. For starters, there’s scenic Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost main island, but if you …

Japan

4 Hair Color Trends That We're Seeing Everywhere in 2018

When it comes to hair color, trends don’t really change, they <i>shift</i> — which is the perfect way to describe the breakout looks we'e seeing in 2018. …

Where to Eat in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés Neighborhood

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in Paris’ Sixth Arrondissement, remains just as popular as ever today, and a focal point of most visitors’ trips …

The Best Baby Gifts, 2-Year-Old Edition

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, professor of psychology at University of Delaware and co-author of the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller <i>Becoming Brilliant: What</i> …

Japan Travel: The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Tokyo

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is a city like no other, home to the weird and wonderful, the hectic and the tranquil, the ancient and the modern. …

10 of the best restaurants and food stalls in Paris's covered markets

Paris has not had a single central food market since Les Halles was demolished in the 1970s. But there are still flourishing historic covered markets serving neighbourhoods all over city. Apart from selling tempting cheeses, charcuterie and wines to take home, these bustling, friendly <i>marchés</i> also …

France

15 Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

Two Weeks in Japan: A Detailed Itinerary

During our two weeks in Japan we experienced as much as possible of what the country has to offer. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the wooden …

Japan

The best cheap places to eat in Singapore – from street hawkers to restaurants

Looking for fine dining on a budget in Singapore? Check out these excellent but affordable places to eat, from Michelin-starred street hawkers to gourmet restaurants<p>When the Michelin Guide to Singapore launched in 2016 it cemented the city’s reputation as a destination for fine dining on a budget. …

7 Tips for the Best Mashed Potatoes of Your Life

By Alex Delany<p>Everything you need to reach mashed potato nirvana.<p>Mashed potatoes are a simple food. But you might need tips for making the best mashed potatoes. Because if you’ve ever made a simple food before, you know that simple is anything but, especially when that food creates such strong …

Cooking