Cara Barnes

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10 Things Every Man Wants in Bed

The Women's Health Guy Next Door dishes on what most dudes are really craving.<p>Rare is the man who demands acrobatic porno stunts and a closet filled with ball gags and leather whips. Sure, those men exist, and if that’s your cup of kink, go for it. But the truth is, most guys are a little more …

10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing recipes are so …

How to Drop The Last 5 Lbs.

The inside scoop on why today's most popular slimming strategies may be preventing you from losing that final inch.<p>Have you ever considered that your diet may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts? It's a fair question, given that the ways our food is grown and prepared have changed and that the …

Nutrition

makeup brushes 101

get schooled by expert rae morris.<p>What happens when a hairdresser walks into a room with one disgruntled makeup artist and one of the most legendary models in the industry? Well, if you're Rae Morris, you switch professions. In '93, the young hairdresser was styling for the 'Model of the World' …

Makeup

Gwyneth Paltrow's Beauty Secrets

The actress shares her favorite, go-to beauty products.<p><b>PERFECT BLONDE</b><br>I go to Tracey Cunningham in Los Angeles for hair color—she's so great. I also do conditioning treatments at her salon, Méche. I get my hair cut on the fly. I go to Orlando Pita if I need an actual cut, but otherwise I just get …

Beauty

8 Simple Steps to Perfect Beachy Waves

We love messy, undone, beachy waves any time of year. But given that it’s summer and there are a lot of beach days left to be had, there’s no better …

Hair

Smoother, Softer Legs! The 3 Must-Have Shave Products of Summer

Unless you’re of the throwback ilk who doesn’t do hair removal (commune chic!), shaving one’s legs is a non-negotiable especially in the summer. When …

5 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Pedicure

Few things are as sophisticated as a fresh pedicure. It makes you feel pulled together from head-to-toe, literally. But since it only takes one …

Coats

Linguine with Burst Tomatoes and Chiles

4 Servings<p>The key to this sauce is a creamy emulsion of the oil, cheese, and pasta water. Toss and stir—and stir and toss—adding liquid freely, until it comes together.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ¼"-thick crusty bread, well-toasted, broken into pieces<p>12 oz. linguine<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon …

Italian Food

8 Ways to Use Plums

Among the peach tarts and berry buckles, plums fall to the wayside. Maybe you've reached for a plum as a midday snack, but discovered it was more mealy and plain than "so sweet and so cold." But a splash of acidity or a stint in the oven can do wonders for these stone fruits, bringing out their …

9 Ways to Use Guacamole

Guacamole is so much more than a dip for your chip. Here are nine ways to use it that go far beyond Mexican food.<p>Guacamole is so much more than a dip …

How We Cook Weeknight Chicken Dinners Without Recipes

Weeknights are all about easy chicken dinners. Here's how we improvise our birds, from a coconut-milk-and-soy-sauce braise to a roast that lasts all week<p>Earlier this month, we shared our staff's favorite Back Pocket Pasta ideas: non-recipe recipes (it's totally a Thing™) for quick and easy dishes …

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Guilt-free snacks that satisfy your salty and sweet cravings in one bite

It’s a familiar scenario when hunger pangs between meals strike: You want something to munch on but you can’t decide whether you’re in the mood for salty or sweet. While you could opt for two snacks (we won’t tell if you do) these treats are savory and sweet rolled into one delicious bite. Delight …

Snacks

20 Creative Kids’ Lunches That Double as Art

“You eat with your eyes first.” We’ve all heard it, and it’s true — beautifully arranged food does get our mouths watering more than some blob of uninspired oatmeal in a standard white IKEA bowl. So why shouldn’t the same theory apply to our kids? Next time you’re trying to get your kiddies to try …

42 Peach Recipes: Pie, Punch, Melba & More

From pie to parfait, cobbler to cocktails, here are 42 ways to cook and eat all the peaches you can get your sticky hands on<p><b>We love peaches. We love peaches so much,</b> in fact, that we gathered these 42 recipes to keep handy at all times. From pie to parfait, cobbler to cocktails, here are 42 ways to …

Peaches

Crispy Thai Pork with Cucumber Salad

4 Servings<p>The crispy bits are the key to this pork’s deliciousness. Use a wide, flat spatula for the best effect.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 English hothouse cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise<p>1 shallot, thinly sliced<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, with seeds, thinly sliced, divided<p>1/2 cup …

7 Best-Ever Healthy Summer Salads

Here, seven fantastic, healthful salads to make before the end of summer.<p>Here, seven fantastic, healthful salads to make before the end of summer.<p>1. …

The 6 Keys to Living the Sweet Life

"Live long and prosper." -- Vulcan salute<p>Most of us want a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity. If you had those, you could say you were "living the sweet life." But few of us bother to really take note of how we are progressing towards these goals, and too often get caught up in the …

One Minute Meditation Challenge

Want to change your life one minute at a time? Try the One Minute Meditation Challenge. Do this for one day, while you are working. Are you game?<p><b>Work for one hour.</b> Set a timer (your smartphone clock has one). You'll have to reset the timer every hour (this only takes a second). Once the timer goes …

Your Weight Loss Frenemies and 5 Strategies to Stop Them

Have you ever tried to lose weight, but felt sabotaged on Day One by frenemies?<p>A weight-loss frenemy could be our spouse, a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or even our children. We all have at least one. They are persons with whom we have friendly relationships, but they don't always have our …

The Power of Intentions

I like gold stars.<p>Those nice, shiny stickers you used to get, literally or figuratively, as a child. When you helped mommy with dinner, when you made your bed every day, when you got an A on your report card. You know, all of those little things that mean a really big deal while you're growing …

What Happens When You Fall Off Your Training Plan Schedule

This week, work got in the way of RUN 10 FEED 10 training for Good Morning America's Ginger Zee—here's the lesson she learned in the process.<p>I work split shifts at ABC: I get up at 3:30 a.m. to work on <i>Good Morning America</i> until 10 a.m. or later, then I head to our uptown studios for <i>ABC World News</i> …

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Fresh Fruit Cake

Yum!<br>This one doesn’t have a recipe, you just cut up the watermelon and shape like a cake. Then add all and any fruit you like to the watermelon with …

7 Natural Remedies for Removing Stains from Fabrics

I’m currently in DEEP CLEAN ALL THE THINGS mode, so this guide to 7 best natural stain removers for fabrics that Dana shared on Hello Natural is just what I needed! If your handmade clothes, quilts, table runners, and more are looking a little worse for the wear after all that summertime …

Inspiration: Bad Poetry Day

Did you know that August 18th was bad poetry day? I’m a little scared that we have an entire day dedicated to bad poems. I guess we all have a few …

Cammi Upton’s Monstrous Nail Art

Self-proclaimed cryptofluffologist Cammi Upton likes to make monsters. She makes monsters in all kinds of media, including hand painted nail art, like this inspired image above, which captures Jeff Goldblum’s monstrous transformation in the infamous film <i>The Fly</i>. Her other digit decorations include: …

12 Healthy (Kid-Approved!) After School Snacks

Summer’s been fun, but a new school year is just around the corner. This means uniforms, the smell of new supplies and the return of the three o’clock snack. You’ve done your best to upgrade to healthier snack choices in the past, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas that are tasty, …

7 Things No One Ever Told You About Caffeine

For starters, you're probably consuming it a lot more often than you think.<p>Ready for a jolt? According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 80 percent of adults in the United States consume caffeine on a daily basis, and they take in an average of 200 milligrams (the equivalent of two …

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