Mimi Nguyen

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New Apps and Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel in 2014

<i>By Karen Dion</i><p>There are so many new apps and websites to help us micromanage every aspect of our travel. In compiling a best-of list, we wondered where to even begin! We tried to keep it simple: Here are some of our favorites from the last year that will save you money and/or stress when planning …

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3 Healthier Mac and Cheese Recipes

This usually indulgent dish gets a better-for-you makeover<p>Whether it comes from a stovetop or a microwave container, mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. So we weren't exactly surprised to see this latest ode to mac and cheese: the new cookbook <i>Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese</i> by …

The Best Eats in Cabo

The man making my Caesar salad at Edith’s restaurant is taking his task very seriously. First he mashes aromatic garlic cloves in a big wooden bowl along with anchovies, an egg yolk, dijon mustard, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar. Mix, mix, toss. Next, he lays three perfect, …

27 Brussels Sprout Recipes That Want To Celebrate Thanksgiving With You

No one deserves a place on the table more than Brussels, the tiniest and tastiest cabbages in all the land.

Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

The Spanish do it. The French, the Brits, and the Italians are all doing it. But Americans? We haven’t yet joined the ranks of Ibiza lovers.<p>Last month, I gave in to a nagging feeling that I was missing something and packed up my family for a week of sun and sea on Spain’s “white island.” What I …

Recipe Of The Day: Roasted Peaches

If you haven't ever roasted fruit before, it's time you start. Roasting is not just for vegetables. When you roast fruit, they get even sweeter (if you can believe that) and the natural sugars caramelize adding a deeper flavor. All in all, roasted fruit is awesome. And peaches are one of the best …

How To Cook Fish If You Hate Cooking

Wrap it inside parchment paper with some other ingredients and it cooks itself.<p>Cooking fish can be intimidating. It's messy, it has a tendency to dry out, and flipping it midway through cooking often makes it fall apart. Which sucks, because fish is delicious and good for you. But there is another …

5 Beach Getaways for Foodies

Unlike culinary capitals such as New York City and San Francisco, beach destinations are rarely the first stop on an epicurean getaway. But plenty of …

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

Ramen Burger’s Inventor Talks About the Food Craze Eclipsing the Cronut

The man who created the ramen burger opens up to Marlow Stern about his mouth-watering creation.<p>Au revoir, <i>cronut</i>. The next big food craze is …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

Brie Cheese Recipes That Make Us Melt

One of the greatest things the French ever gave us (besides pastries, of course) is cheese. We will forever be grateful to them for blessing us with nearly 400 varieties of cheese -- all of them better than the last. We're especially grateful for brie, with its extra buttery flavor and silk texture.<p>…

The At-Home CrossFit Workout

<i>By Janet Lee for Shape.com</i><p>Proponents of CrossFit say it will push your limits, getting you fitter and firmer than ever before -- if you survive!<p>Not convinced? To give you a taste of the action, we asked Lauren Plumey, owner of Shoreline CrossFit in Branford, CT, to create a home-based, …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Meatball Problems: The 8 Most Common Mistakes

<b>By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit</b><p>It seems like every Italian grandmother has her own secret for the perfect meatballs. Some soak their breadcrumbs in milk. Some use a special blend of herbs and spices. Some combine different types of meat for that oh-so-perfect texture. But if you're not a nonna, …

8 Slow Cooker Recipes for Hot Days

I'm sure your slow cooker isn't the first cooking apparatus you think of when the weather heats up. However, this time-saving tool takes all the hot …

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15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Get firmer, stronger, sexier arms and shoulders with this fast-acting circuit workout<p>The heat of summer is right around the corner, and that means breaking out the essentials: sundresses, tanks, and lots of skin. If your arms aren't ready to see the light just yet, don't freak. New York City …

Financing Options: Convertible Debt

MBA Mondays are back after a one week hiatus. Today we are going to talk about convertible debt. Convertible debt can also be called convertible …

Your Guide to Getting a Beach-Ready Body

It's official: Bathing suit season is upon us, and if you haven't been able to hit the gym to tone up as much as you'd like, this can be a terrifying realization. We turned to our friends at Crunch Gyms, who designed a full-body workout plan to get us bea<p>It's official: Bathing suit season is upon …

7 Workouts For Hot Arms

Ready to give everyone arm envy?<p>It’s not like anyone ever <i>liked</i> having arm jiggle, but lately, the dreaded “bingo arm” has become public enemy No. 1: Since 2000, there’s been a <i>major</i> uptick—4,378 percent—in the number of upper arm lift procedures done in the U.S, according to new statistics from the …

30-Day Abs Challenge

Flat abs are made in the gym — AND the kitchen. Use our 30 day ab challenge and eating strategies to get a flatter stomach in 30 days!<p>Follow this 30 day ab challenge to whittle your middle!<p>Day 1. <b>Training Tip:</b> Put Your Core FirstIf flat abs are important to you, promote them to the top of your …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

8 Easier Alternatives To Pull-Ups

<i>By Nora Tobin for Shape.com</i><p>Pull-ups are an excellent exercise for working multiple muscles at the same time while also increasing your heart rate -- which is why so many top trainers include them in their training plans. But like most exercises that have great potential to improve your fitness, …

The Advanced No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think bodyweight training can’t get intense? Our favorite no-equipment moves are getting a whole lot more kick-ass — from head to toe. Designed by …

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