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These Cheap, Portable Wines Are Exactly What Your Summer Parties Need

There's some good wine out there—in some highly unlikely packages.<p>So you’re on a date, choose a wine, and smile appreciatively as two long-stemmed glasses are set in front of you. The sommelier strides over and begins to open…a milk carton? The quality and variety of wine in boxes, cartons, and …

18 Classic Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

The new US Top 100 list is out, and there’s good news for those who love classic baby names! While plenty of newer names caught on, 2014 was all about the return of longtime favorites.<p>James bumped Jayden out of the US Top Ten. Alice and Eleanor re-entered the girls’ Top 100.<p>The farther you look …

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HOW TO: Make ready-to-eat salad in a jar

Packing a salad in a jar has plenty of advantages. They are perfect for bringing to work, to school or al fresco picnics, and you won't need any …

105 Wedding Entrance Songs

When the ceremony's over and you're officially Mr. and Mrs., it's time to get the party started! If you're wondering what music will make for an iconic reception entrance, we're here to help. We compiled 105 of the best wedding entrance songs for your debut as a married couple. Whether you're …

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

Healthy Eating

Bye, Ombre! THIS Is the Newest Hair Coloring Trend for 2015

While ultra vibrant hair and dramatic ombre ruled 2014, we’re starting to see a shift in the follicle forecast. As we step into the new year we’re beginning to see a more natural trend attached to those tresses. The leading force toward this minimal vibe: balayage, increasingly popular highlights …

The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

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Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Fitness

13 Natural Deodorants to Keep You Smelling Fresh

Because chemicals can stink.<p>Natural deodorants have come a long way since those cloudy crystals that claimed to ward off smell. While the aluminum-based options tend to be more effective for heavy sweaters, if you prefer to keep your beauty routine green, these 13 botanical options will keep you …

Skin Care

8 Recipes for a Vegetarian Cookout

The cookout: a meatlover's heaven, a vegetarian's hell. While omnivorous guests drool over sizzling charcoals with knives at the ready, vegetarians are left to idle at the end of the buffet table nibbling on sliced pickles, spoonfuls of ketchup, and Kraft singles. Maybe there’s a bowl of coleslaw, …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

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Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

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24 Super-Simple Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

Seriously, you'll be out the door before you know it.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the …

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Spicy Kimchi Tofu Stew

6 Servings<p>Consider this fiery Korean kimchi jjigae-inspired tofu stew recipe a weekend detox. It’s spicy, clean, and capable of reversing any damage the previous night may have caused.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 16-oz. package silken tofu, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>4 …

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Summer Cookout Common Mistakes—for Hosts and Guests

As grilling season kicks off, we get advice on what NOT to do at summer BBQs and cookouts, from waiting to fire up the grill to settling for burgers<p>Happy beginning of cookout season! Memorial Day marks the first official BBQ holiday this year, and we hope you're either hosting or attending one. But …

15 Recipes that Are Getting Us Stoked for Summer

There are just some things that you can't fathom making out of season. Stew in the springtime? No, thanks. Pumpkin pie in May? Not happening. But no seasonal food gets us more pumped up than summer's fare. Here are 15 things we CANNOT WAIT to make in the next three months.

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What Research Tells Us About the Most Successful Relationships

There's no single "formula" to a perfect relationship. However, we've studied an awful lot about what successful couples do. Everyone's relationships …

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Margarita Salsa and Jalapeño Crema

Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Margarita Mango Salsa and Jalapeño Crema.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 24, 2014 99<p>Let me tell you a little secret.<p>We have still …

Orange Mint Julep

Makes 4 Servings<p>This julep riff from Bobby Flay tastes fresh and not too sweet.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>orange syrup<p>Zest from 1 orange (removed in strips with a vegetable peeler)<p>½ cup sugar<p>cocktail<p>½ orange, cut into 4 pieces<p>1 bunch mint<p>Orange bitters<p>8 ounces bourbon<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Orange …

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Lovevly Rustic Cottage Interior Featuring A Surprising Color Palette

Rustic interiors are not usually very bright or open. They tend to be cozy and intimate. But this is a very special rustic home. The living room here …

10 cubicle-friendly indoor plants

These pretty plants will brighten your workday — and much more.<p>It's almost winter, the leaves are gone from the trees, the air outside is nippy (or …

Answering the Question 'What Do You Do All Day?'

Little boys with hot breath steaming out of their mouth and nostrils like dragons creep into my room. They nuzzle up close to me, face skin to face skin, and whisper with their hot breath, "Mommy?"<p>I don't answer right away, if I keep my eyes closed maybe they'll go back to bed.<p><i>Mommy?</i><p>A long</i> …

Renovation Inspiration: Do It Yourself Concrete Kitchen Countertops

Kristen of <i>Storefront Life</i> recently wrote to us and shared photos of the new custom DIY counters that she and her husband made for their converted …

Five Minute Bourbon Balls

This year my Christmas candy wishlist is bigger than ever! It's making a real mess of things in my kitchen, but in the end those dirty dishes are …

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

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It seems there are two types of people in the kitchen: those who adhere to recipes and follow instructions to the letter, and those who take liberties, questioning the authority of the recipe writer, adjusting, improvising. I have always been in the latter category. But this loose approach to …

Inspiration, Installation, & Maintenance: The Complete Guide to Concrete Countertops

If you're looking for a modern countertop surface that's both beautiful and budget-friendly, consider concrete. If properly installed and sealed, …