Tracy Makdessi

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27 of Europe's best Christmas markets

Mulled wine, magical Christmas scenery, romantic European destinations, roasted chestnuts, local delicacies and the opportunity to shop til you drop. …

The Holiday Beauty Rules, According to Scarlett Johansson: Her 5 Best Party Tricks

It’s been a year of seminal changes for <b>Scarlett Johansson.</b> The 29-year-old actress moved to Paris, gave birth to her now two-month-old daughter, <b>Rose,</b> and snipped her honey-blonde strands into a choppy crop <i>avec</i> undercut. (“I feel more feminine with short hair,” she reveals.) Now back in her hometown …

Scarlett Johansson

5 Ayurvedic Medicine Ingredients to Know

Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of holistic medicine, is based on the tenet that the body, mind and spirit must all be kept in balance for excellent health. Here, two experts share the key ingredients to incorporate into your diet and beauty routine.<p><b>1) Turmeric.</b> "Turmeric has been used in Chinese …

Antiinflammatory

Why Are Salons Charging Extra to Cut and Style Ethnic Hair?

Why salons charge extra to style black women's hair, Kendall Jenner lands another major campaign, and how going to space is like getting a face-lift in today's Alluring Links.<p>Why are salons charging extra to cut and style ethnic hair? [The Cut]<p>Your daily dose of Kendall Jenner: She's starring in …

One More (Really Cool) Way to Wear Gold Hair Clips

I think it's safe to say that gilded hair accessories are having a moment. We saw them all over the spring 2015 runways, and with the holidays upon us, we all have dreams of sparkle and glitter and shimmering beauty products in our heads (sorry, sugarplums). The best part is that you don't have to …

Is the Future of Shopping Here? (Answer: Yes)

Last week, my inner Cher Horowitz died and went to heaven, thanks to Rebecca Minkoff and her crazy-high-tech new store in New York City. Imagine a futuristic boutique that replaces long lines, annoying crowds, and horribly harsh lights with clean, easy, and ridiculously fun shopping. Sounds too …

13 Recipes for a No-Fuss Vegan Thanksgiving

It might seem counterintuitive, but Thanksgiving is actually the perfect time to broaden your collection of easy vegan recipes. Whether you're a vegan yourself or you're cooking for a wide range of dietary needs, these 13 no-fuss recipes will serve you well on Thanksgiving -- and all winter long, …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

No more tears! Here's the best hack for cutting onions without crying

Tired of tears streaming down your face every time you chop up onions for a recipe? In this installment of Easy Does It, Katie Quinn checks out two popular hacks for stopping the waterworks when you chop up onions. Find out which technique did the trick for Katie, then weigh in with your favorite …

The Next Glass App Wants to Help You Find Beer and Wine That You Like

Want to branch out of your normal drinking routine and try something new? There's a new app called <b>Next Glass</b> that's aiming to help people do just that. According to Business Insider, the app scans wine and beer bottles and presents you a score based on preferences determined by previous ratings. It …

Hate Casseroles? Try These 7 Global Dishes Instead

<i>Image of Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Enchiladas from CHOW</i><p>We understand why the world has so many casserole-haters: too many Middle America–born dishes …

‘Happy gene’ may increase chances of romantic relationships

Chinese scientists claim to have found a gene variant that nudges up the odds of university students being in romantic relationships.<p>They found that students who inherited two copies of the gene type were more likely to have a romantic partner than other students. The researchers put the effect …

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning neurons.<p>For the first time, they have managed to regenerate damaged areas of the cerebral cortex of living animals by transforming …