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The Workout That Helped Jessica Alba Shake Off Her Baby Weight

Looking to tone up after having a baby (or two)? We tapped celebrity fitness trainer, Ramona Braganza, who helped both Jessica Alba and Zoe Saldana get back in shape after having kids, to create a workout for new moms. Based on Ramona's Baby Bulge Be Gone diet and fitness plan, this 20-minute …

Jessica Alba

Mexican meatballs with chipotle tomato sauce

You can add a tin of drained and rinsed black beans or kidney beans, if you like (add them to the sauce with the meatballs). Mexican oregano is stronger than Mediterranean, but you can substitute it with normal dried oregano and a pinch of ground fennel.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the meatballs</b><p>600g …

Bookshelf

Things are not what they seem in four genre-bending novels out this autumn. David Mitchell returns with <i>Slade House</i> (Random House), a tour de force thriller about soul-stealing twins, which he began writing on Twitter. Rick Moody finds inspiration in social media, too: In <i>Hotels of North America</i> …

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud’ – 25 Coco Chanel quotes to live by

Coco Chanel's best quotes were full of wisdom and wit. Read 25 of her snappiest sayings...<p>Latest fashion stories<p>Here at <i>Marie Claire</i> HQ we often find …

Coco Chanel

5 ways you can work smarter, NOT harder

In today’s overstretched, overscheduled world, we feel like we are constantly reacting and not really in control of our days. So, how can you take …

Time Management

5 Toning Exercises You Can Do At Home, From Nicole Scherzinger’s Personal Trainer

We asked Svava Sigbertsdottir, creator of The Viking Method and Nicole Scherzinger's personal trainer, to run through 5 effective toning exercises …

Workouts

Baby gem recipes: brilliant ways with lettuce

Delicious fresh, braised or sautéed, baby gem lettuce is the under-appreciated stalwart at the back of the fridge. Make it your healthy summer side of choice<p>It’s hard to believe that something as slight as a lettuce not only brings pleasure but is also a constant in life. Baby gem lettuces go into …

Deliciously Ella: how to stay healthy when you're travelling

Going on holiday? Pack a blender, prep a meal for the plane, and stock up on delicious snacks for the trip<p>One of the questions I get asked most on my blog is: how can you stay healthy while you travel? Holidays are all about enjoying yourself, so I’m absolutely not going to advocate a diet of kale …

Healthy Eating

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

How to *successfully* walk in heels

Ever wondered why your friend can run for miles in sky high stilettos and you, well, just can’t? Podiatrist Margaret Dabbs explains all<p>Latest shoes …

Superfoods: Here Are The Ones You Should Be Eating

12 images<p>Breakfast L<p>Wondering what superfoods you should really be eating? We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch, from memory boosting blueberries …

Nutrition

JK Rowling's Most Badass Moments and Quotes

At Grazia, we love JK Rowling. Rowling raised her daughter as a single mother, has battled depression, and wrote one of the most successful book and …

The Ups and Downs of Blind Booking Hotel Reservations

Looking for a cheap hotel room? Make sure you can still get the amenities and space you need—including enough beds.<p><b>Q: I booked a Travelocity “Top Secret” hotel in Kent, Ohio for a family funeral the next day. I specified three guests and a non-smoking room. Once the booking was complete and the</b> …

Get 30% richer by 2014

12 images<p>Get 30% richer by 2014 Credit: REX<p>Sort out your cash issues now and you can look forward to splashing out. Money guru Jasmine Birtles gives …

Personal Finance

Holiday guide to Puglia, southern Italy: the best towns, restaurants and hotels

Beyond Puglia’s crowded hotspots, there are nature reserves, dramatic caves, medieval quarters and several hundred miles of coastline to enjoy, not to mention the region’s star attraction: fantastic food<p>Poor Puglia. For centuries rampaging armies used this heel of Italy as a convenient motorway en …

Italy

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

6 Stylish Hen Do Ideas That You Will Actually Look Forward To

Planning THAT hen do and stuck for ideas? We've found six stylish things you'll actually want to do. And there's not an afternoon tea or spa day …