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14 Greens Even Healthier Than Kale

From the editors of Cosmo.com, the new greens to try in your next salad.<p>Kale has been having a moment for quite some time now, mostly because it's green and healthy and tasty—at least as far as lettuce goes. As any registered dietitian will tell you, the veggie does pack a ridiculous amount of …

Healthy Eating

Back to Basics: 11 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.<p>Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of …

Clothing

The 12 Best Wedding Dresses from the Fall 2015 Bridal Collections

The fall 2015 bridal collections have completed their walks down the aisle, and from what we've seen, designers are returning to a sense of understated grandeur. On the heels of all the high-wattage weddings thus far this year—<b>Amal Clooney, Kim Kardashian West, Olivia Palermo, Angelina Jolie</b>—here, …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Letter from Joshua Tree: Portrait of a Marriage in Wartime

P. and I lived in a glass and wood house in the boulders on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park. For a painting studio I rented a small outbuilding in town from a perfectly nice porn photographer with freckles and a Midwestern accent. We tried on the mantle of the desert lifestyle, and it fit: We …

The Best Hair Trends For Spring 2015

Start growing out your bobs and lobs because long hair is back and it's cooler than ever. Here, our favorite trends from the Spring 2015 shows.<p>Whether embellished, slicked back, pulled high and tight or worn down in loose waves, the hairstyles on the spring runways all had one thing in common: …

Hairstyling

Elle Macpherson's Green Fountain of Youth

In the year that she hits her half century birthday, the world's most famous super model gives up one of her best kept health secrets.<p>When The Body—aka Elle Macpherson, now 50—cues us into one of her diet secrets, the world takes note. Such is the case with her new green superfood powder, The Super …

The 6 Best Beauty Tricks We Learned Backstage This Season

Upgrade your beauty routine and look a whole lot better with these backstage secrets from the pros for contouring, banishing frizz and hiding dark circles.<p>Each season, the top hair and makeup artists spill their secrets backstage and inspire us to upgrade our beauty routines (and, in turn, look a …

Beauty

Why You Should Make Your Own Granola

For more flavor, go beyond the bag<p>There’s a long list of foods that always taste better when you make them yourself compared to when you buy them at the store: apple pie, pasta, pickles, and so on.But it’s not until you make the recipe below that you realize granola should be on that list. Homemade …

How to Make a Queens Park Swizzle

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Erik shows us a new classic cocktail recipe -- and a new technique. Use both at your next party.</i><p>Nestled in the …

Why You Should Drink Rosé All Winter

<i>We may have food down cold, but wine? This is where we'll conquer it. Join us; we don't want to drink alone.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Reevalute your cold weather wine choices -- rosé just might surprise you.</i><p>It’s October, and I’m here to talk about rosé wines.<p>It’s not because I am woefully behind on my deadlines. …

Starbucks Is Working on its Latte Art Skills

According to a leaked internal memo, it appears as though Starbucks is encouraging its baristas to learn the fine skill that is <b>latte art</b>. Sprudge reports that the coffee giant has put out a document meant for its "partners" — which is what Starbucks calls its employees — that shows step-by-step …

5 Surprising Food Facts About Hollywood's Spookiest-Ever Actor, Vincent Price

You probably know Vincent Price from his work in horror films, but the actor was also a serious food lover.<p>Even if you aren’t an old-Hollywood …

Starbucks Baristas Can Now Reveal Their Tattoos on the Job

Last month's rumors appear to be true: Coffee megagiant <b>Starbucks</b> announced today it will lift its longstanding ban on <b>visible tattoos</b> sported by employees. In the announcement, dubbed a new "investment" in partner (employee) experience, Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead wrote that "your …

Watch a Really Expensive Robot Make a Cheap Cup of Coffee

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The Unhealthiest Salads You Can Eat

"I'll just have the salad" is a popular refrain for millions of dieters nationwide. Salads, with their bounty of fresh vegetables, are the standard-bearers for healthy food, the go-to when someone doesn't just want to eat healthy, but wants everybody to know it, too. But some salads are far …

9 Ways to Know if You're a Redneck Baker

Francine Bryson, a proud redneck and author of Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen, shares her tips for knowing when you're a true redneck …

Forget Warm Spinach and Bacon: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad is the Way to Go

A couple weeks back, Adri and I had a wonderful meal at Dirty Habit, my old chef Dave Bazirgan's restaurant in San Francisco. As my first real chef, I credit him with a lot of things. Teaching me how to judge my own work (and start over if it's not good enough). Instructing me on the <i>right</i> way to …

Rye's Red Chili

1 lb. boneless pork shoulder<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<p>1⁄3 cup light brown sugar<p>2 tsp. garlic powder<p>1 tsp. ground cumin<p>2 …

Recipes

So What Exactly IS Polenta, Anyway?

Skipping over the polenta dish on the menu just because you're not familiar with it is a crime -- and it stops today. Folks, if you've been living without polenta in your life, you have not been living fully. We are here to right that wrong with a quick introduction to this Italian comfort …