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11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

Interior Design

Mother of three on a mission to “redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty” for women

One mom fights back after Maria Kang asked people “what’s your excuse” for not looking toned after child-birth<p>Thirty five-year-old Taryn Brumfitt, on a global "quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty," has been getting a lot of attention for her response to a viral photo that asked …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

Can Sex Make You Smarter?

For this study, researchers from Korea conducted a series of experiments on mice to see how their brain activity changed in response to getting busy. Turns out, sex increased the mice’s neurological activity for more than 24 hours after the act. That heightened brain stimulation was still present …

The Brain

How to gain self confidence

<b>Get Moving</b><br>Research has linked any type of exercise—cardio, strength training, stretching—to greater body confidence. And it works whether or not your fitness level or weight changes, or whether your sweat sessions are mild or intense. Plus, just talking about a workout can up your self-image, says …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …


Restaurants Are Too Darn Dark, Says the Foodist

If Andrew Knowlton needs the light of his phone to read a restaurant's menu, then it's too dark<p>I used to be the guy telling restaurants to turn down the lights—food and dining companions just look better illuminated by low-wattage bulbs and candles. But <b>some restaurants have taken dark dining too</b> …

Keep Your Teeth Happy with a Crunchy Little Guac

Add crunch to your guacamole with a surprise ingredient: celery<p>Guacamole is practically perfect, but if we're being picky, maybe, <i>maybe</i> we could make one tiny suggestion: the creamy dip needs a crunchy counterpoint, fer crying out loud. Yes, obviously tortilla chips can serve as both scoop and …


How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …


More on set goodness from @alisoneroman.

This is red watercress at Eataly in NYC. All you need to know is that @rapo4 is obsessed with it.

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube (WAS) LIVE! 1st Birthday Show.

Zoe Saldana Keeps It Simple at Sundance

<b>Who:</b> Zoe Saldana<p><b>Where:</b> The premiere of "Infinity Polar Bear" at the Sundance Film Festival.<p><b>When:</b> January 18th<p><b>What:</b> A black Michael Kors sweater, white Tory Burch button-down shirt, black Goldsign high-rise skinny jeans and black fur-trimmed Robert Clergerie lace-up boots.<p><b>Why:</b> Just because it's cold …