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The 33 Most Effective All-Natural Beauty Products on the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day by stocking up.<p>Equal parts potent and pretty, these naturally beautifying all-stars make the cut every day of the year.

Sam Taylor-Johnson Quits '50 Shades of Grey' Franchise

The movie director announced she will not be returning for the sequels.<p>Everything you need to know about one of the biggest movie events of the year:<p><b>Update, 3/26/15:</b> After speculation that Sam Taylor-Johnson may not return to direct the <i>50 Shades</i> movie sequels, the director herself has confirmed her …

Dessert Recipes For Your Slow Cooker. Because Yes, We Can.

No baking skills required.<p>We're not going to sugarcoat it, baking can be hard. If you don't know what you're doing it's really easy to get things really wrong. Like, I-don't-even-want-to-eat-that wrong. Cakes cave in unexpectedly, brownies don't rise (because you maybe forgot the eggs) and pie …

Slow Cookers

I Ate The Best Carrot Cake In The Entire World

It is impossibly moist. It's not overly sweet. It has stolen my heart.<p>On a Friday in January, I had the great pleasure and privilege of consuming The Best Carrot Cake In The Entire World. It was a good start to 2015, to say the least.<p>The cake was inconceivably moist. It wasn't too sweet, and it was …

Cream Cheese

10 Mouthwatering and Unique Empanada Fillings

If you've only eaten empanadas with picadillo or chicken, you've been living under a rock. These fillings will change your life.<p><b>1. Caramel Apple Empanadas via</b>More delicious than your favorite childhood carnival snack. Make it yourself.<p><b>2. Guava and Cream Cheese Empanadas via</b>The common Cuban snack …

10 Exercises You Can Do Without Getting Out of Bed

Don't get up. Really!<p>Don't want to get up extra early to log a morning workout at the gym? Fine, stay in bed. You can still transform your body with exercises you can do right on your mattress. Choose a few of them, or complete every move, and perform as many reps as you can in 30 seconds. You'll …

Broccoli 'Breadcrumbs' Will Take Your Casseroles to the Next Level

I immediately wanted to top all my casseroles and pasta bakes with a blanket of green broccoli snow. Or cauliflower. Or Romanesco! Heidi uses both broccoli and breadcrumbs in her creation, but I see no reason why you couldn't use broccoli alone. You could even combine it with some nuts and seeds to …

Broccoli

How to Make Hummus Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: All you need to turn a can of chickpeas into the most versatile dip around is a food processor and a little</i> …

Recipes

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

This year, spring-cleaning comes early—at least for our beauty tools. No matter how flawlessly your favorite makeup brushes may perform, the only way to keep them bacteria-, dust-, and dirt-free is with a weekly washing. For tips, we turn to makeup artist <b>Troy Surratt,</b> who recently released his own …

Spring Cleaning

From Granola Bars to Scones: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Oats

These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, pecans and currants.<p><b>1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars</b><p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my …

Afternoon Tea

Red Carpet How To: Making Your Glam Makeup Last 12 Hours

<i>Here's an insider tidbit about award show days in Hollywood: The more famous you are more, the closer to actual show time you have your hair and</i> …

Aidan Wants "Sex and the City" to Return to Television

For multiple seasons.<p>Regardless of where you stand on the Aidan vs. Big debate*, if you are a true <i>Sex and the City</i> fan, you listen when John Corbett speaks. Even if he's saying something a little bit out there, like that he wants <i>Sex and the City</i> to return to television.<p>While promoting his new movie</i> …

Is the Corset Making a Comeback?

And all thanks to Kim Kardashian.<p>While it honestly seems that <i>most</i> things these days can be credited to Kim Kardashian, the corset—or as she prefers to call it, the "waist trainer"—has been gaining in popularity over the past months regardless of her endorsement. I'm actually wearing one as I type …

Jessica Alba

Gilty, Gilty

10 blingy, metallic pieces to wear at the Golden Globe awards—or maybe just at a Golden Globes party—on Sunday.

How To Make Sure You're Eating Enough Ice Cream This Winter

This season, let us not forget about ice cream.<p>It's winter. It's cold outside. Your bones are frozen. You can't feel your toes. You are wearing four pairs of socks. You want to cry but the teardrops freeze before having the chance to roll dramatically down your cheek. There are icicles on your …

Recipes

This Is How You Turn A Marshmallow Into A Shot Glass

S'mores have got nothing on these marshmallow shot glasses.<p>Surprisingly, there are a great number of things you can take shots out of other than a glass. We've come across peppermint candy shot glasses, cookies that could work as shot glasses, even -- gulp -- meat shot glasses. And now there's …

Marshmallows

What the heck is bone broth? We explore the new trend

Sippable bone broth — yes, broth you drink straight up, from a cup — has long been popular among paleo diet enthusiasts, but it’s suddenly going mainstream.<p>A few weeks ago, celebrity chef Marco Canora opened a takeout window in New York City devoted to selling cups of the steaming broth, which …

12 Things Women Do That Make Guys Jealous

This is a list of things that make dudes want to punch other dudes.<p>It doesn't matter how secure a guy is with himself or in his relationship, there are things women do (either purposefully or inadvertently) that make a dude want to go all Khal Drogo and start knife fighting in front of a bunch of …

13 Delicious Ways to Eat All the Labneh

These labneh recipes are on heavy rotation in our kitchens.<p><b>We love labneh.</b> And we especially love these labneh recipes.

16 Stuffed Breads to Make You Feel All Warm Inside

You heard it here first: Merely topping bread is <i>so</i> 2014. Ring in the new year with a hot out of the oven trend — stuffed bread. While pizza and fancy toast will always have a special place in our hearts, it’s time to show these 16 yum-stuffed creations a little love. From breakfast to dessert, …

Breakfast

Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

Cooking

Bologna Recipes That Aren't Disgusting

We might not go so far to call it the "next big thing," but bologna doesn't have to be gross.<p>Let's face it: Italians are just better at life. They invented burrata, they make homemade pasta on a daily basis and we're pretty sure Italian grandmothers hold the keys to all the secrets of the universe. …

Welsh Rarebit

20 Recipes That Make Healthy Taste Good

These 20 recipes make it easy.<p>There's no denying that this is the worst time of year for eating fresh. Not only is there almost zero fresh, seasonal produce to be found, but the majority of people are trying to eat healthy -- at least until the end of the month. It's that post-holiday slump that …

Recipes

How To Make The Best Cup Of Coffee Possible, And The Best Time Of Day To Drink It

Coffee-- it's what's for breakfast.<p>Coffee -- it can prevent disease, help our livers, make us more intelligent AND and most importantly --enable us to talk to other human beings in the morning after getting out of bed. But if coffee really is the best part of waking up, then we'd better make sure …

Coffee

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Warm-Up and Cooldown GIF

Dynamic stretching is the key to any well-conceived workout—and not just as the injury preventative warm-up to a good sweat session. Taking the time to lengthen and release your muscles <i>after</i> you’ve exerted them will also relieve tightness and improve flexibility. In today’s fitness GIF, model <b>Karlie</b> …

The Most Iconic Restaurant in Every State (and DC)

While some of these restaurants may not have the best food or be tourist-free, they're all famous.<p>By: Lee Breslouer<p>If you want to find the <i>oldest</i> restaurant in a state, that's easy -- we already did the research. If you want to determine the most <i>iconic</i> restaurant in a state, that's more difficult, …

French Fries

From Broccoli Leaves to Kalettes, New Vegetables to Cook and Grow in 2015

I get pretty excited about new vegetable varieties.<p>As both a vegetable farmer and a cookbook author (<i>Fresh From the Farm</i>), I get pretty excited about new vegetable varieties. We have our market favorites we grow every year, but we always try something new--or at least new to us, or a little out of …

Selling

10 Things You Should Never Pay For

You'd be surprised by how much you can get for free.<p>Whoever said nothing in life is free clearly didn't look hard enough! A little time is all it takes to track down worthwhile products and services for literally no cost. Check out what you should never pay for and how to take advantage of these …

Food fit for a King: 5 delicious Elvis-inspired eats

Thursday marks the 80th birthday of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and, though Elvis has left this earthly building, his legacy lives on. If you’re still wild about that hip-shaking, slick-haired boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, why not celebrate his birthday by whipping up some of the foods he loved so …