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Should You Really Let Your Baby ‘Cry It Out’?

We got to the bottom of this controversial method.<p>Getting your baby to sleep through the night is the ultimate parenting win, but it's easier said than done. One popular tactic: the "cry it out" method of sleep-training, which some parents swear by and others detest. Basically, instead of scooping …

Parenting

Why You Should NEVER Do Crunches Right After Having a Baby

Exercise is one of those things that tends to get pushed off after you have a baby. After all, a human being just <i>came out of your vagina</i>—and it requires constant care. Couple that with little sleep and finding the time (and energy) to work out just isn’t a priority.<p>Of course, at some point …

Recipes, Dinner Ideas: 3 Dinner Ideas and Recipes, Healthy Recipes

Less than 10 minutes into <i>Glamour</i>'s conversation with Eden Grinshpan, she was singing (and dancing!) to Drake's "Hotline Bling"—and it turns out that's typical. "I always listen to music while I cook," she says. "I like to keep the mood light and adventurous."<p>"When you take time to make healthy …

How to Style Your Bookshelf in Four Easy Steps

Organization Tips That Will Make the School Year That Much Easier

These organization tips are designed to help your family get a few smart steps ahead (and keep everybody sane) throughout the school year.<p>Create a designated study space.<p>An essential component of setting up your child for a successful academic year is creating a dedicated study space inside your …

Learn to Be a Critic Without Criticizing

Kitchen Shortcuts and Timesavers

Whatever your skill level in the kitchen, these shortcuts and tips will make every step of preparing a meal or dessert more efficient, and ultimately more rewarding.<p>Do you have to look up that often-used recipe in your favorite cookbook because its ribbon markers already hold the places of other …

How to Cook Any Whole Grain

Grains and grainlike seeds (lookin' at you, quinoa) are the healthy, versatile, and filling backbone of many of our home-cooked meals. In fact, several <i>Bon Appetit</i> staffers make it a point to cook them in big batches to use throughout the week in soups, salads, and lunchtime grain bowls. To make …

Study Says First Baby Is Worse For Your Happiness Than Divorce or Unemployment -- But What Do Moms Say?

7 Styling Secrets to Steal From a Home Stager

They're pros at tricking the eye — whether you're selling your house or not.<p>As a designer and home stager to the stars, Meridith Baer has helped A-listers like Madonna and Brooklyn Decker sell their houses. While she often has the luxury of a large budget to work with, Baer notes that it takes more …

Home Decorating

Chocolate Desserts: Yes, They're Part of Eating Clean!

One of our most recent books, “Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide,” underscores the beneficial impact of whole foods, refreshing fruit and vegetable juices, satisfying snacks, and even healthy desserts. Yep, you read that right: Eating clean doesn't mean giving up all sweets. Try one of the …

These Are the Only Three Knives You Really Need

Even as someone who has been building a collection of knives over the past 15 years, we'll admit that we could do pretty much everything with just three of them.<p><b>1. 8-Inch Chef's Knife</b><p>Consider this a sharp extension of your hand. The blade is long enough to slice pretty much every vegetable, and the …

6 Genius Eyeliner Hacks You NEED To Try

These are life-changing!<p>Few things in the beauty world are more frustrating than the moment when you ruin your entire eye look with one poorly applied stroke of eyeliner. Next time, try one of these tips from Chicago-based makeup artist Paula Heckenast to up your eyeliner game.<p><b>Smudge With …

Makeup

Easy Breakfast Recipes; Healthy Fast Breakfast Ideas

While the moms and dads of the world are worried about planning and packing back-to-school lunches, we're here to remind you that a solid breakfast is just as important. Too often, though, what passes for breakfast is a handful of dry cereal or a sugary, store-bought pastry that'll lead to a crash …

Micellar Water as Face Wash: Does It Work? And 3 of Our Favorites

I've been on a mission to overhaul my skin care routine. It started out intense with scrubs, peels, and laser treatments, but now in skin rehab, I've put the brakes on harsh ingredients and products in exchange for gentler ones. And you know what? My skin has been really happy about it.<p>That's why I …

Open Sesame: Terribly Delicious (and Totally Non-Hummus) Tahini Recipes

We're sure you've heard of tahini, the creamy sesame-seed paste. You may know it as one of the main ingredients in the chickpea dip, hummus. But there's so much more to it than as a sidekick for chickpeas. Tahini is a pantry essential: for sauces, as a perfect partner for fruit, and it's fabulous …

10 Makeup Myths That Are Actually Making You Look Older

The world is filled with makeup rules that may have started with good intentions but have since gone way wrong. Pro makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor busts some of the biggest...<p>Application tip: Use a circular motion.

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

Cleaning

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

Skin Care

Recipe: *Deliciously Ella*'s Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ella Woodward was a recent college grad and working as a model in London when she was first diagnosed with the rare illness postural tachycardia syndrome—which left her always sick, in pain, lethargic, bloated, and sleeping most of the day. "My skin was gray," she told the <i>Daily Mail</i>. "I wouldn't …

Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat Foods to Keep in the Kitchen

It's always good to be prepared for that unexpected next time that you end up stuck at home—for a snow day, a sick day, a zombie apocalypse, or, gosh...just simply not wanting to go to the grocery store <i>again</i>.<p>To ensure that you won't have to resort to the unhealthy dregs in the deep dark of your …

Reese Witherspoon's Amazing Interviewing on Parenting and Having a Newborn Baby

As a non-mom, I know I can't understand what it's like to have a baby—the pregnancy, the birth, all the feelings that come after. None of it. Still, I harbor deep suspicions that it's hard, or at least much harder than a lot of the rosy, perfect-sounding interviews that plenty of celebs give about …

6 Mistakes You Make When Making Your Bed

A few key fixes can make a difference.<p>Making your bed certainly isn't rocket science, but the difference between a messy display and an especially smooth (and super-inviting) mattress is actually all in the details.<p><b>1. You lay your top sheet pattern-up.</b><p>Placing it pattern-side down is actually the …

Cleaning

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels

You might be the reason your set is worn, dingy, and germy.<p>Bath towels are easy to toss to the side and forget. By the time you're using one out of the shower, you're probably already in a rush, so caution goes by the wayside. But double-checking your routine can help your towels last longer and …

11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.

Kitchens

Best Face Masks Celebrities Use Before Events: Oscars 2015 Beauty

The 2015 Oscars are this weekend, which means half of Hollywood is busy primping and prepping in every possible way. That includes the best preshow skin care, and while we can't all swing A-list dermatologists and space-age laser treatments, we <i>can</i> snag some of the products that help make our …

How to Apply and Wear Hot Pink Lipstick, Red Lipstick, and Berry Lipstick

Anyone who knows me even a little knows that I feel the same way about a bold lip that Marilyn Monroe did about Chanel No. 5. Basically, I'd sleep in red lipstick if I didn't think I'd wake up with more of it covering my face and pillowcase than my mouth. But not everyone is quite so gung-ho about …

Hanging vs. Folding Clothing

Many garments look their best when hung on proper hangers in closets that aren't overcrowded. Other clothes benefit from being neatly folded. Shirts and blouses made of linen, rayon, or 100 percent cotton will stay virtually wrinkle-free when hung upon hangers. Use padded hangers for slippery silks …

The Anti-Aging Products You Should Be Using in Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

Get beautiful skin at any and every age.<p>With the seemingly endless anti-aging options, how are you supposed to know what you should use—and when you should be using it? Where is the guiding light to show you what you should be doing to keep your skin looking great for the rest of your life? We …

Skin Care