Alexandra Shirvanian

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8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

Breakfast Sandwiches Beyond Your Typical Bacon, Egg, And Cheese

Breakfast fans out there know just how satisfying a breakfast sandwich can be. But all too often, we’re racing out the door, grabbing a protein bar …

Breakfast

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This May — Recipes from The Kitchn

May is always a month full of outdoor gatherings with family and friends, thanks to the return of warm weather. Judging from the recipes you've …

Cooking

Dinner Tonight: June 2018

Serve up easy, delicious dinners every night (in 45 minutes or less!) with these healthy, family-friendly recipes.<p>1 of 30<p>Classic Pasta …

Cooking

Crustless Caprese Quiche

The classic Caprese salad -- a composed arrangement of fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil -- is as pretty as it is delicious (especially when …

Spices

Behold the Marble Bathrooms That Made Our Editors' Jaws Drop

It's no secret that marble bathrooms are basically the chicest thing ever. There's something about the luxe veiny stone that just makes a small …

Home Decorating

How to make Lazyoli, the emergency aioli for urgent dipping needs

What can’t you put aioli on, really? Sandwiches, fries (which are subsequently elevated to “frites”), burgers, fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried …

Cooking

Our Best Caprese Recipes

At it's core, caprese is an Italian salad composed of fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes, basil and a little bit of olive oil. While the classic …

Italian Food

13 Comforting Books To Read When You're Feeling Down, According To People On Reddit

We're all familiar with comfort foods — snacks that bring back a memory, that taste good, that lift our moods no matter how awful a day we've had. …

Books

7 Concealers That Hide Issues Better Than Hush Money

Even the most steadfast beauty routines fail at one time or another. Maybe you forgot your 4-step cleansing ritual after four margaritas, a …

Makeup

10 Mac and Cheese Recipes Every Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Get the basic recipe for a pot of creamy classic mac and cheese down, and you've opened up a world of possibilities for yourself. This perennial …

Cooking

15 Italian Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re not an Italian nonna with decades of pasta-making experience, these classic recipes make an excellent (and relatively simple) introduction …

Cooking

Martha Stewart's Super Famous One-Pot Pasta, Warm Weather Edition

Pasta was a once-a-week affair in my childhood home. My mom would make beautiful Bolognese sauce in the winter, and me, being a picky eater, opted for margarine and cheese instead (!). But in the spring and summer, there was one style I never said no to, and that was pasta primavera. It was like …

Recipes

This Summer's Hottest New Books For Every Type of Reader

This Summer is all about reading the most anticipated books from some of the literary world's most compelling voices. From captivating memoirs to dramatic thrillers, this list of diverse and highly anticipated Summer reads will keep you busy all season long.

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

You Need These Quick Pasta Recipes For Busy Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

Busy weeknights seem like the norm these days, which means fast and easy dinners are more important than ever. Pasta is always a good option since it …

Cooking

The Best Sun-Protection Products for Your Hair and Scalp

If there is one thing we at Allure have in common with your dermatologist, it's that we will never (never) stop reminding the importance of daily SPF wear. What many people don't know about sun protection, though, is that sunscreen application shouldn't just stop at the hairline. Your scalp — …

Skin Care

The 9 Best Pregnancy Pillows on Amazon Right Now

Pregnancy can be a magical nine months filled with milestones, bonding, and glowing skin — but few pregnancies are free from nausea and back pain. When nights get particularly sleepless, you can rest easy with the best pillows available to comfort you during your pregnancy. Unlike your average …

7 Air-Purifying Shower Plants That Keep Your Bathroom Fresh

Imagine starting off every day in an oasis filled with lush greens and clean air. Thanks to this new decorating trend, you can. People all over the Internet are now placing plants in their showers or bathrooms to purify the air, liven up a space, and even improve the health of their potted friends. …

America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts

“I just love having everything paid for up front,” says Renee Pagnani, who has vacationed at the same all-inclusive resort for six years in a row. …

We Picked the 11 Best Historical Novels to Read Now (Beyond Pride and Prejudice)

There's something particularly responsive about reading a romantic story versus watching one. Perhaps it has something to do with the depths of our …

Grilled Scallops with Rémoulade Sauce

Preparation<p>For the rémoulade sauce, put the mayonnaise, capers, pickle relish, tarragon, shallot, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt, and paprika into a …

Recipes

Maximize your sleep with these bed upgrades

When it comes to wellness, technology gets a bad rap, but in many ways, it can actually up your game. Want to make your hair softer and shinier? Try …

Where to Go in Europe: A Cheat Sheet to Top Destinations

You want to go to Europe, but don't know where to start your travel research. From picking a country to choosing between big metropolises and quiet …

European Travel

9 Low-Carb Protein Bars Everyone on the Keto Diet Should Try — All on Amazon!

The keto diet is taking the fitness world by storm, and finding healthy food choices for it is getting easier by the day. Short for the ketogenic diet, this low-carb diet focuses on high-fat and moderate-protein foods, which ultimately helps burn fat. Whether you already practice the diet or want …

Nutrition

36 Basic Hair Tips You'll Wonder How You Lived Without

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The 7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Experts Think Everyone Should Follow

It's praised as one of the best diets you can follow, so here's a go-to guide to help you get started.<p>The keto diet and Whole30 may be getting their …

Here's Your Complete Shopping List to Start the Mediterranean Diet

US News & World Report voted the Mediterranean diet as 2018's best overall diet and it's no wonder why. In addition to being effective for weight loss and beneficial to gut and heart health, the "diet" is fairly easy to follow. It's actually less of a diet and more so a regional nutritional …

Mediterranean Diet

The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

European Travel