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Vera Wang's New Bridal Collection Could Pass for Lingerie

Once upon a time, Vera Wang was the one brides turned to for princess-worthy wedding dresses that came complete with a strapless sweetheart neckline …

Why My Husband Will Always Come Before My Kids

<i>By Amber Doty</i><p>Less than one month after my husband and I got married -- before I even mailed thank you notes for our wedding gifts -- I found myself holding a positive pregnancy test.<p>Eight and a half months into our marriage, while we were still getting comfortable in our roles as husband and wife, …

Parenting

Give These Wedding Traditions the Boot

White dresses, bouquets, cake in the face — brides and grooms often go to their wedding planners and say something to the effect of, “I don’t really want to, but I feel like I have to.” As a wedding planner myself, I’m here to tell you that you should absolutely never stress over adhering to any …

What Made “I Have A Dream” Such A Perfect Speech

A closer look at one of the greatest speeches in American history offers inspiration for anyone trying to motivate a crowd.<p>Each year on this day, I make it a point to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s great “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s electrifying every single time.<p>The content of Dr. King’s …

The Best Way to Make Eggs, According to BA Staffers

From scrambled to poached to boiled, here's how Bon Appétit staffers like their eggs.<p>When discussing the perfect method for frying eggs the other day, we realized: There is no right way to make eggs, only preferences. Some prefer crispy, lacy edges on their fried eggs; some like them just set, with …

Breakfast

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

The Vitamix Is Going To Completely Revolutionize Your Kitchen

You can make pretty much anything in the S30 — so that saves you the hassle (and money!) of having to get multiple devices.<p>It comes with two containers: a 20 oz. and a 40 oz. option. With the smaller container, you'll can make yourself a quick blended kale-slash-fruit juice (or smoothie, or shake, …

21 Recipes That Will Make You LOVE Veggies

Besides elegant endive and our favorite fiery appetizer, the jalapeño popper, there are so many more veggies that benefit from a little filling. Everything from avocados (yes, technically a fruit, but we’re okay with bending some rules for these creamy beauts) to zucchini make a beautiful canvas to …

5 things to never say to someone who has gained weight

We've all known or know (or may be) someone who has lost weight and then found it again, plus a few extras.<p>Weight gain is not always about self-indulgence or laziness. Some people gain weight because of certain medications, inactivity due to an injury, or as a result of medical conditions. Before …

15 Serious Salad Recipes to Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Right

New year, new you? Us too. You’ve already decided that you’re going to hit the gym <i>at least</i> five times a week and #eatclean is going to be your new favorite Instagram and Twitter hashtag. But have you found your go-to recipes yet? That’s where we come in. Take a look at these 15 scrumptious salads …

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

6 things to never say to someone who has lost weight

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s likely that you’ll encounter many parties filled with old friends wearing new outfits and perhaps even sporting new, slimmer bodies. For people who look dramatically different, comments about the change in body size may be made with good intentions, …

25 Delicious One-Bowl Meals to Warm You Up

We dare you to come up with a better feeling than curling up on the couch with a warm bowl of something delicious. We double dare you. Nothing? That’s because eating food out of bowls is one of life’s greatest pleasures. No pressure to use plates, knives or forks, just a super easy meal best eaten …

22 Whoopie Pie Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

There’s something about getting our hands all over dessert that makes it all the more sweet. How else do you explain the popularity of hand pies, ice cream sandwiches and of course, cupcakes? These 22 wonderful whoopie pies give you even more options for handheld enjoyment. Sandwiching a plume of …

14 Skinny Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

We’re all about lightening up the holidays around here where we can, and these 14 desserts are sure to do just that. Well, they’ll at least provide some balance for that deep fried turkey on your table, but whatevs. Just know each of these swoon-worthy creations promises to be a totally decadent …

6 Ways to Make Pancakes Healthier

Starting the day with added fiber and protein will help prevent the sugar jolt and crash, giving you more sustained energy throughout the day. Here …

8 Chef Upgrades for Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are a simple, satisfying side dish for any meal. Here are eight chef’s takes on this crowd-pleasing dish.<p>Roasted potatoes are a …

Get a Sneak Preview of Chrissy Teigen’s New Cookbook

In case you didn’t have enough to adore about swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, we’re going to add a little fuel to the fire of reasons she rocks. Not only is she a grade-A foodie and married to John Legend, but she’s also a trained chef and coming out with her very own cookbook. We wanted a look …

20 Finger Lickin’ Good Chicken Tender Recipes to Make

Try as we might, from time to time, we find ourselves in a dinner time chicken rut. Sure, we’ve gone over countless anything-but-boring ways to prepare it, and we’ve used rotisserie chicken to it’s full potential. Nevertheless, we need more ideas of just what to do with that bird. These 20 …

How to Make Rice Pilaf Fluffy, Fragrant, and Perfect Every Time

By Claire Saffitz<p>The ingredients might change, but the fundamentals of how to make rice pilaf stay the same. Here's how to nail one of our favorite sides every single time.<p>Rice pilaf can seem sad. Plain. Boring. But if you know how to make rice pilaf, yours will be quite the opposite. You just need …

Spices

8 Flower Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you get them from a florist or the grocery store, give your blooms the attention they deserve.<p>Fresh flowers are a speedy way to brighten any space in your home. But take the time to avoid the mistakes that diminish your bouquet's staying power.<p><b>1. Going overboard choosing blooms</b>We're all for …

You Won't Believe This Home's Modern, Family-Friendly Makeover

A '70s-era home undergoes a minimalist transformation without losing its family appeal.<p>A '70s-era home undergoes a minimalist transformation without losing its family appeal. This piece originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

Living Rooms

7 Moments Every Adult Caring for Their Parents Goes Through

Health

10 Snacks You Thought Were Healthy But Aren't

From granola to fat-free cheese, 10 foods you thought were healthy but are actually hurting your diet.<p>Bad news: Drenching your salad in fat-free dressing or eating granola by the handful isn't doing you any favors. The good news? We're here to bust some snacking myths—and provide you with truly …

Nutrition

Parents, grab these healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes: Blueberry bars, overnight oatmeal

Is your morning time in the kitchen in the limited? Tired of serving your family cold cereal or Pop-Tarts as you rush out of the house? Jenna Helwig, food editor at Parents magazine, has healthy breakfast ideas that are nutritious and can be made ahead. Get ready to sleep in and serve your family …

The Easiest Ever Way to Clarify Butter

We love clarified butter. What we don't love is the often-messy process of melting and straining it. Here, chef Thomas Kim of Rabbit Hole in …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Cooking

Tuna Melt

Makes 4 sandwiches<p>In search of a classic tuna melt? This is the best we’ve tried. Palace Diner makes its own pickles, but of course you can start with store-bought.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>bread-and-butter pickles<p>1 English hothouse cucumber, sliced ⅛” thick<p>1 habanero chile or 2 jalapeños, …

Fish