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Is Buying Organic Really Worth It?

Here's how organic food compares to conventional alternatives.<p>Buying organic food typically involves shelling out a premium. But is the extra pinch to the pocket actually worth it?<p>Last week, a Department of Agriculture report revealed just how much it really costs to shop organic.<p>Organic eggs, milk …

Agriculture

A Bonnaroo Reading List

We are on the cusp of summertime, my friends. And you know what that means. Beaches (and things to read at them)? Obviously. Dog parks (and things to …

Festivals

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Bonnaroo 2015: The Ultimate Guide

Our annual picks for rockers, hip-hoppers, ravers, jammers and weirdos<p>5<p>By<p>Bonnaroo is reliably the most eclectic of all of America's mega-festivals, …

Bonnaroo

4 Commandments for Keeping a Tidy Fridge

Never lose a bag of carrots in the bottom of the crisper again.<p>We've all reached <i>way</i> into the back of the fridge, only to find last week's berries totally liquified, or done the Tupperware shuffle ("Maybe it will fit if I turn it sideways?") when putting away leftovers. Make your refrigerator a …

Kitchens

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Leave the race to the ponies, you'll be busy serving this winning menu.<p><b>See All Kentucky Derby Recipes</b><p><b>Mint Julep</b><p>The signature cocktail of the American South. No Kentucky Derby party is complete without it. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>These heavenly minis will undoubtedly be a hit, so …

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

Chloe Sevigny, Still the Coolest Girl in the World

The actress, model, fashion designer and Nineties icon publishes a photography book of her best looks<p>"Are we talking about the 1890s or 1990s?" Chloë …

Fashion Photography

A true monarch: Queen Elizabeth's style transformation

<b>Queen Elizabeth II</b> turns 89 on April 21st, and having been named one of the world's most glamorous women by British <i>Vogue,</i> she is known for her …

Queen Elizabeth II

Pack It Up: 10 Films to Fire Up Your Wanderlust

For those of us in the Northeast, Midwest, and, well, nearly everywhere, it's been one long nasty winter. It seems as though we've been faced with …

19 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting South Carolina

South Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful (and romantic) places in the U.S.<p>Lakes, beaches, mountains, forests -- South Carolina truly has everything you could want in a vacation destination. It <i>also</i> has the best barbecue in the South, better peaches than Georgia and more intense college …

How to Cross-Train Your Way to a Better Beach Body

It’s safe to say that 2015 may be remembered as the year of the fitness class renaissance. Between SoulCycle, SLT, S10, and Hot 8 Yoga—to name just a few—has there ever been a time when so many body-sculpting methods were available? Not to mention the tap-of-the-finger booking convenience provided …

The 10 Most Beautiful Spring Hikes In Oregon

1. Abiqua Falls | Scotts Mills, Oregon<p>If you're looking for a place to escape, with no cell reception, a quick 2.5-mile hike, and formations that could only be made from mother nature herself, Abiqua Falls is the place for you.<p>A 92-foot fall, secluded and tucked away for only the adventurous. Pack …

10 Gorgeous European Places You've Never Heard Of

You may think you know Europe's wonders from back to front. But newsflash: you don't. As with any well-trodden destination, the continent boasts a number of tucked-away treasures that would make even the most experienced traveler swoon.<p>The continent brims with uncrowded venues, like the islands of …

The Top 10 Sunscreens For Festival Season And Beyond

<i>By Amber Kallor for Style.com.</i><p><i>(photo: Alistair Guy)</i><p>The winter chill is still lingering on the East Coast, but with festival season in full swing, it's time to restock your SPF supply. Here, 10 of our favorite new formulas to pack alongside your cutoffs and gladiator sandals (or Wellies, if you're …

What Undocumented Students Bring to the Classroom

Public discourse shouldn't focus on what immigrants "take" from America but rather on how they enhance the learning experiences for all the country's children.<p>Teaching requires flexibility, the ability to manage a class that could be made up of English-language learners, half-comatose stoners, and …

14 Companies Considered 'Best For The Environment'

<b>Seventh Generation</b>, the Burlington, VT maker of environmentally friendly laundry detergent, trash bags and diapers, takes its name from an Iroquois law that says, “In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Since it was founded in 1988 the …

Sustainability

Clearing up: Bad celebrity skin before and after

There is no easy solution for bad skin, even when you have all the resources in the world. For these celebrities, who are constantly photographed the …

College Basketball

6 Flight-Booking Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money on Airfare

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you. Either way, there's only one thing to do to put your mind at ease. And …

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country's 10 best spring hiking trails. With routes that weave through multiple waterfalls, …

Brands That Went the Extra Mile at SXSW 2015

SXSW fever hasn't died down just yet!<p>The annual event wrapped up in style with some phenomenal perspectives on contemporary brand engagement and marketing concepts. The Austin, Texas-based festival needs no introduction, and is widely credited as the breeding hotspot for new ideas and cutting-edge …

8 Skin Secrets Experts Swear By For Glowing Complexions

We all want clear and glowing skin, but beauty regimes that work for your best friend will not necessarily work for you.<p>Because we are all such very different creatures, we wanted to learn the best general tips from the very people who see different complexions every day. Here are the eight secrets …

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

Who Will Survive "Mad Men"?

No one is safe. Will your favorite character live through the season?<p><i>Series creator Mathew Weiner has never been scared to kill off beloved characters and many are speculating that the final episodes could spell doom for one or more members of the SCDP family.</i><p>**POTENTIAL SPOILERS TO FOLLOW**

TV

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

19 Real-Life Ads from the Mad Men Era

Volkswagen, April 11, 1960 Early in Season 1, Don Draper comes across this Volkswagen ad in an issue of LIFE Magazine. H<p>... VIEW MORE<p>LIFE Magazine<p>1 …

Mad Men