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Soba Noodles

A couple of years ago, when we went to Korea, we stopped by Japan on the way home. It was the first time that my husband experienced the cold …

How to motivate yourself at anytime

Click on ‘Get Motivated’ mind map to enlargeHave you been putting something off?You know how it goes. One part of your brain says – <i><br>“Stop</i> …

Procrastination

Eating to Extend Fertility?

<b>Sunflower Seeds</b><br>Take down a handful three times a week. Rich in zinc, the little suckers can help balance the reproductive hormones that lead to high-quality human eggs.<p><b>Cinnamon</b><br>The spice has insulin-reducing powers and may help increase your ovulation rate. Sprinkle it into your smoothies.<p><b>Eggs</b><br>Eat …

Feed Your Face For Great Skin

Banish wrinkles by eating these four foods, which are antioxidant powerhouses.

Food

7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever

Surprising new tips to help you get the rest you crave.

Sleep

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Maybe you don't have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission.<p>Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing …

Meditation

Tricks for Stress Reduction

<b>1. Tea off</b><p>In a study at University College in London, 75 volunteers drank the equivalent of a cup of black tea before completing two stressful tasks. Afterward, their cortisol levels dropped an average of 47 percent, compared with 27 percent for the people who didn't imbibe.

The Half Up, Half Down Fishtail

Braids will never go out of style. But nowadays, it can feel like you’re almost expected to do something more than a basic braid, doesn’t it? It’s …

17 Beauty Uses For Coconut Oil (Infographic)

Ah, coconut oil — how we love your lauric acids, medium-chain triglycerides and silky, buttery taste. Is there anything this superfood can't do? Not …

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

Waistcoats Are Officially Happening, & Chloé Resort '14 Is Proof

From heritage brands like Steven Alan and designer <i>crème de la crème</i> like Chloé to mass retailers like Zara, <b>stores and designers of all price points</b> …

Trend Alert! The Prettiest Necklines You’ve Ever Seen

Get ready for the next big wedding dress trend: the jeweled neckline! There are so many reasons to love this look — a crystal-encrusted yoke means …

A Look Back — The Best Wedding Details from 2013

From lush garden tablescapes to dreamy ball gowns, towering cakes, elegant real weddings and more, we've seen it all and we've rounded up the best …

Meat Lite: Soba Noodle Soup With Chicken, Tofu, and Bok Choy

I love tofu: firm or silken, smoked or plain, freshly made or pre-packaged, I'll happily take them all. I also like meat (in moderation). And I happen to really, <i>really</i> like tofu and meat together, as in, in the same dish.<p>If this pairing seems incongruous to you, then you've probably missed out on …

Soba Noodle Bowl Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces soba noodles<br>• 1 clove of garlic, minced<br>• 3 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil<br>• 2½ Tbsp. soy sauce<br>• 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar<br>• 2 tsp. honey<br>• 2 …

Soysauce

4 Things To Consider Before Saying "I Love You"

You all know my favorite dialogue from Empire Strikes Back as the bad guys are about to freeze Han Solo, and Princess Leia says: "I love you." He says: "I know."<p>Maybe I'm over-analytical, but there are many things to think about before you say "I love you,"or hear your significant other say it to …

Relationships

Start 2014 With A 30-Day Fitness Challenge

<i>Start the year off right with a commitment to fitness every day.</i><p>Do you find yourself constantly saying, “I really need to get in shape” or “This is …

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

New Orleans

Feast Your Eyes on These 15 Fresh Flower Wedding Cakes

Here's an easy idea for your wedding cake: Transform a simple cake into a work of art with your favorite fresh flowers. How to make it happen? Once …

7 Truly Gorgeous Holiday Hairstyles You Can Actually Do on Yourself

Because we know you're going to put this off until last minute, anyway.<p>The holidays summed up in one word: Stressful. AF. Okay, fine, a few words, but they're all warranted, based on the fact that every single year, we're left running around, frantically attempting to get ready, while we're getting …

7 Unique Engagement Rings You’ll Say ‘Yes’ To

Want a classic round stone but an extra special setting? These stunning rings are not your average solitaire.<p><b>Split-shank Stunner</b><p>A split-shank, pavé …

Take a Break from the Turkey Talk with Soba

Soba noodles, made from fiber-rich buckwheat, provides a nutritious alternative to regular Thanksgiving dishes.<p>With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the buzz seems to be all about the harvest bird, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Between ordering your turkey and adjusting your menu, you deserve a break …

Mushrooms

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

Best in Bridal: Fall 2014

Soba Noodles With Shrimp and Wakame Recipe

Mirin is a sweet, low-alcohol wine that's used for seasoning dishes and can be found at most Asian supermarkets, but if you don't have it at home or don't want to buy it for the sake of this recipe, then substitute 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar, mixing it with the soy sauce mixture before adding it</b> …

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