Jennifer Chase-Dunn

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Green Beauty 101: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Once relegated to the shelves of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, green beauty is now big business. The natural personal care market has been growing by …

Skin Care

The 7 Timing Mistakes Literally All Brides Make While Wedding Planning

You know what they say: Timing is everything. And when it comes to wedding planning, this statement certainly couldn't be truer. When exactly should you send those destination wedding invitations out? And how far in advance is it necessary to secure hotel blocks? We break it all down for you and so …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Entertainment

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regular meditation practice and insight into daily …

How to Get Out of a Funk and Add More Happiness to Your Day

Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with yourself, like you’re stuck in a funk? Like you’re going through the motions, getting things done but …

Mission Accomplished: A Modern Mosaic Garden in SF, by Monica Viarengo

Italian landscape designer Monica Viarengo thinks constantly about g<i>enius loci</i>, the spirit of place. After a couple with three young girls asked for …

Landscaping

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Say No to Traditional Registry "Rules": Unexpected Gift Trends for the Newly Engaged

You can only register for so many dish towels—good thing we did a bit of homework to give you a little cheat sheet of wedding registry items that go …

Weddings

Registry 101: 10 Tips to Creating The Ultimate Wedding Registry

We tapped Jung Lee of Fête NY for her secrets to curating your newlywed home.<p>Once you've gotten engaged and set a date, your friends will want to celebrate you with engagement parties and bridal showers. As etiquette goes, your family and friends should be planning those fetes for you–but those …

The 5 Types of People to Point Out to Your Wedding Planner Before the Big Day

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a wedding planner to take care of anything and everything for your big day is the peace of mind that comes with it. Whether your guests have questions or you just need to relay information to a certain family member, often times your wedding planner is your …

Weddings

5 Genius Tips to Getting a Discounted Rate From a Wedding Planner

Saying "I do" to a wedding planner may be one the best pre-wedding decisions you can make, but it can also be one of the most expensive. While a wedding planner will be there for you to take care of the details and manage the stress you're feeling leading up to your big day, hiring the right one …

Weddings

Our Favorite Wedding Photos From Real Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

As we woke up on Saturday morning to snow flurries that would ultimately blanket the entire east coast, knowing this winter storm would make for the most beautiful wedding photos. Case in point: the winter white wedding gorgeousness that dominated our Instagram feed. If you're planning your very …

Weddings
Etiquette

Hark! I've Figured Out the Best Way to Get Ketchup Out of a Bottle

What's the best way to get ketchup out of a bottle? A fascinating question, one you may believe is too pedestrian to merit serious, sustained scientific inquiry.<p><b>Well, you're wrong.</b> Last month, Dr. Anthony Stickland, a physicist at the University of Melbourne's School of engineering, presented his …

25 Crucial Christmas Desserts | Epicurious.com

Flavored with chocolate and hazelnut and deeply spiced with cinnamon, this is a Christmas cookie you'll want all to yourself.<p>Photo by Chelsea Kyle, …

Dessert
France

10 French Christmas Recipes To Try This Holiday Season

The <b>French</b> are renown for their love of food and <b>Christmas</b> is not an exception. This joyous time of year is the perfect excuse to indulge on decadent …

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …

Dessert

Orange and Ginger Brownie Cookies

Every December 31st, the dessert wizard invites a hodgepodge group of old and new friends for a perfect French fête, complete with oysters, gougères, …

The Autumnal Baking Handbook | Epicurious.com

Apple Everything<p>Pie Time<p>Savory Baking<p>Decadent Desserts

3 Zen Moves to Conquer Workday Hell

It completely sucks when your work day is filled with stress. And your job title doesn't matter - we all have days that completely suck the life from us. It doesn't matter if you're self-employed or a corporate titan. We all have days from hell where we just want to run away...<p>Here're a few …

Meditation

The hard science that backs age-defying “laughter yoga”

The medicinal effects of laughter are no joke. Even forcing a chortle improves your health, which is why people in 100 countries have joined “laughter yoga” clubs, and doctors now prescribe laughter to the sick, elderly, young, and healthy for its stress-reducing effects.<p>Laughter yoga is a series …

Yoga

Pumpkin Ice Cream Gingersnap Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to ° Make crust: Butter and lightly flour a 9-in. sturdy metal pie pan. In a food processor, whirl cookies with …

Baking

One Artichoke Dip to Rule Them All

It's a casserole dish of hot mayo and it's a showstopper.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is senior web editor Alex Beggs's hot mayo aka</i> …

Cooking

The Daily Ritual That Helps Me Let Go Of Stress

Stress.<p>When it's around, oh, you'll know it.<p>There's no mistaking the...<p>familiar (and uncomfortable) tightening of your muscles<p>increasing edginess as the day goes by<p>shallow breathing<p>inability to focus<p>elevated heart rate, and<p>gnawing feeling that something just isn't right in your universe.<p>All of us …

Numb

10 Tips To Cheer Up When You're Feeling Low

Feeling low? We've all been there!<p>There are times when everything seems so difficult to achieve. You are going to face a lot of hardships in your life. You'll be met by criticism and people will try their very best to break you and bring you down. It is usually at such points in life when you are …

Happiness