Monica Velarde

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Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

How Exhaustion Might Change the Way You Think, According to Lumosity

Shares 1.0K<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Between waking up early to squeeze in spin class and catching up with friends over late-night drinks, we’ve all experienced …

The Scary Side Effect of Skimping on Sleep

Inconsistent sleep patterns may be hurting your brain, and making up for lost sleep on the weekends doesn't help, according to new research.<p>Missing sleep may lead to brain damage, according to new research published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> on Tuesday.<p>Many assume that naps and sleeping in on …

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The New Anti-Agers

The best new skin anti-agers<p>If you feel like the last woman left battling wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging skin without the help of injections of lasers, you may be surprised to learn you're not alone. Reality check: Only about 5 percent of women in the U.S. had Botox, fillers, or laser …

Skin Care

Lemon Angel Wings

Lemon Angel Wings: These are by far the most beautiful and delicate cookies I have ever made. They are a bit time consuming but totally w...

8 things you should never feed to dogs and cats

<i>Veterinarians are finding that many of our most delicious foods, even healthy ones, can be deadly to animals.</i><p>Who knew that a few sticks of sugar-free …

5 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready for Thanksgiving

Why yes, you can start prepping for Thanksgiving a few weeks ahead of time (but don't panic).<p>With Thanksgiving less than a couple weeks away, it’s probably a good idea to make sure your kitchen’s in tip-top shape. Here’s some sage advice from the friendly folks in the <i>Bon Appétit</i> Test Kitchen ____ …

Parmesan-Herb Roasted Potatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle 1 Tbsp olive oil over a baking sheet and spread evenly to coat (I just used a small sandwich bag to spread), set …

How a Crazy Sleep Schedule Seriously Stresses You Out

A new study says hitting the sack past a certain time—or waking up before dawn—can take a toll on your mind. Fight back with an expert-approved …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

Hokkaido Milk Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Milk bread is a staple in Asian bakeries and one of my all-time favorite breads. It's a pillowy-soft, sweet, and fragrant enriched bread made with cream and a special roux-like paste called tangzhong, which adds structure to the crumb to yield an especially fluffy, cloud-like texture. …

Baking

Why Turkeys Are So Much Better Roasted Upside Down

<i>By Stacy Adimando</i><p>Once you've <b>salted</b>, <b>tied</b> and <b>buttered</b> that Thanksgiving bird, you'd think the cooking part would be easy. <b>But there's just one thing that can trip you up:</b> Overcooking the breast meat (and/or undercooking the thigh meat).<p><b>It's a flaw in the design of the turkey</b>, when you think about it: …

The Best Nutrition Advice and Weight Loss Tips

But the truly stylish always look smart; you’ll never see a photo of Pharrell Williams wearing crocs or Victoria Beckham in a meat dress. Here at Eat …

The Sleep Habits Of Reliable Workers

If you want to be a more productive, reliable worker you might need to sleep more—or less. A new study published in the medical journal <i>Sleep</i> shows that workers who get seven to eight hours of shuteye each night are likely to take fewer sick days than those who sleep fewer or more hours. It’s the …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

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14 Ways to Age in Reverse

See how your daily habits affect your true age—and how to knock off years, starting today.

Sleep: Why it matters and 7 ways to get more

Wish you could get a good night's sleep? You're not alone. Although Americans slept eight hours and 44 minutes per day on average in 2013, …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …