Sara Takaki

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What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

Want to Make a Great Impression? 25 Go-To Phrases That Work Magic (Especially for Introverts) | Inc.com

I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke positive reactions with new people.<p>These are icebreakers and enablers. They can help even the most …

Body Language

50 Daily Habits of Naturally Thin People

Balance calories in tiny ways that add up to big benefits: You just adopt some tricks naturally lean people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with …

Celebrity Workwear Inspo to Up Your Office Fashion

"What should I wear to work today?" Whether your office is a slick corporate building, airy loft space, or wherever the next client meeting takes …

Olivia Palermo Puts a Fresh Spin on the Floral Skirt

She's done it again! Olivia Palermo never fails when it comes to getting dressed and her latest look—a striking mix of hothouse florals and earthy …

5 Foolproof Ways to Wear Your Favorite White Jeans

White jeans are to summer what the first snowfall is to winter: a welcome harbinger of the season and its pleasures. And while it's true that you can …

7 Key Pieces You Need to Steal Selena Gomez’s Style

The trajectory of Selena Gomez’s style is best described in polar opposites: cheerful Disney kid dressing and carefully edited minimalism. Low-key …

Zero-Effort Outfits to Wear When It's Hot Outside

Yes, we love fashion. We enjoy spending hours poring over street style and browsing through websites to discover the best new designers to shop. …

Street Style

These Are The Colors Everyone Is Talking About In 2018

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.<p>While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, color palettes took an edgier turn this year. Think fiery reds, metallics, and, of course, a lot of Ultra Violet — the Pantone color …

Home Decorating

Skip the Midmorning Sugar Crash and Eat 1 of These 30+ Low-Sugar Breakfasts

I don't know how people do it: munching on sugary doughnuts, chocolate-filled croissants, or slices of banana bread. Starting off the day with that …

These Are The 14 Netflix Original Movies Premiering in 2016

Your Making a Murderer palate cleansers have arrived<p>Netflix isn't just going all out with binge-able TV shows this year. The streaming service is also becoming a moviemaker of its own, creating or buying the rights to several major movies this year. From indie dramas to action-packed thrillers, the …

15 Ways to Use Pantone’s Colors of the Year in Your Living Room

Pantone’s 2016 colors took us a bit by surprise, but we are falling madly in love with the Rose Quartz and Serenity color combination, both on our bods and in our favorite stores. Our home is the next natural place to incorporate the hues, so we are taking to the living room for a little pastel + …

26 Ideas to Steal for Your Apartment

1 of 28<p>Gallery Display<p>Use floating shelves to show off a collection of decorative objects and mementos. Stagger the shelves for a unique look. Basic …

Six Times One Single Great Decorating Idea Took Up An Entire Wall

(Image credit: Florence de Dampierre)<p>Big blank walls are intimidating at times, taunting you with their vastness. You’ve got carte blanche, but that …

17 Impossibly Easy Kitchen DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Cheap never looked this good.

Sunday Food Prep For The Healthiest Week Ahead

My weekly grocery trip leaves me with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, but if I haven’t prepped for a busy week I’ll often come home and open my …

Top 10 Men’s Fashion Trends to Try in 2015

Street style trends are not only inspirational; they resemble the creative, innovative and personal expressions of style. The latest in menswear SS16 …

5 Monday-Morning Tasks for a Successful Week | Inc.com

It's no secret that most people dread Mondays. However, if you're passionate about the work you're doing, Monday isn't a drag, it's a fresh start. Each new week brings an opportunity for limitless potential. No matter what you were facing last week, this is a new one and you can start it off right, …

Interior Design: 16 Glamourous Bedrooms That Will Leave You Speechless

Bedroom should be your oasis of peace. As much as it may sound a cliché, it really is so. In theory and practice. This is a room whose main role is – …

6 Ways to Design a Home That Constantly Boosts Your Creativity

Want to be rolling around in creative inspiration on the regular at home? You need only put effort into cultivating creativity with your decor …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend

When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.<p>Growing up in the 90s on the south side of Houston, I watched my older sister Lynda set the chola beauty standard. She …

14 DIY wall art projects for people who can't paint

You don't have to be Rembrandt to be an artist. Everyone has a creative side, even if you're not a master painter.<p>Anyone can find a pretty piece of …

Wall Art

Here's How to Decode Color-Correcting Primers

Like a base coat for your manicure, face primers provide a canvas for smooth, even coverage. They fill lines, keep oil at bay, and give your makeup …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

Home Depot

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Fitness

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the digestive system, and prepare the body for a new …

Nutrition

100 Great GIfts for $100 or Less - PAPER

1. Art Baby beanie by Grace Miceli. $30 via Grace Miceli.<p>2. Nicki Minaj "Rose Pink Bundle," including a Pink Print t-shirt, poster, calendar and deluxe album. $100 via nickiminaj.shop<p>3. Sad Girl Fan Club T-shirt by Adam J. Kurtz. $25 via Adamjk.com<p>4. Coach cosmetic case, $85.00 via Coach<p>5.</i> …

gift guide: so, you’re totally broke right now

presents under $10.99 are the way to go!<p>They say giving is better than receiving. And while we totally agree, how generous can you <i>actually</i> be with all your loved ones when there's rent to pay and groceries to buy?<p>Fear not: A small budget can still snag you dope beauty, novelty, and music items. …