Melanie Garcia Suwannasit

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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Nam Phrig Noom (Northern Thai Pounded Roasted Chili Dip) Recipe

If you're anything like me, when you first taste <i>nam phrig noom</i>, the smoky, garlicky, roasted chili dip from Northern Thailand, it's gonna blow your mind. Made with roasted green chilies, shallots, and garlic, it's served as a side dish alongside all sorts of raw and cooked vegetables, boiled eggs, …

8 Fashion "Rules" To Break Now

Debunking the 8 most common styling myths.<p>While trends are constantly evolving and changing, there is one thing we can be sure of when it comes to fashion—rules were meant to be broken. Come to think of it, we're not even sure who even made these rules, so it's time to debunk the 8 most common …

Clothing

25+ Styles To Sport All Summer Long

There’s a lot we love about the South: real BBQ, magnolias, whiskey… Our latest obsession is Rachel Martino, a New York-via-Nashville blogger whose …

Grazia

Big-Name Designers With Plus-Size Lines We Love

Sometimes, it feels like plus-size women get the short end of the stick when it comes to fashion. We've talked about those horrible design elements …

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong

Clothing

Taylor Swift's Beauty Transformation

See Taylor Swift's beauty looks throughout the years.<p>Taylor Swift is undeniably a girl's girl — from her sweet melodies about love and breakups to her feminine frocks. In just a few years Swift has transformed from tween superstar to a sophisticated chanteuse.

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<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 …

Hair

It's In the Jeans: Inspiring Celebrity Denim

Stuck in a jeans and t-shirt rut? Get inspired by our gallery of the best denim looks worn by the most stylish stars and models.<p>Whether dark-washed or cut off, dressed up or casual, these chic celebs know how to do denim. Get inspired by their blue jean looks, plus see more celebrity style here.

10 Mother's Day Outfits Mom Won't Hate

By now, you've probably locked down your plans and scooped up the perfect gift (and, if you haven’t — slacker! — here are some last-minute options). …

The Best Plus-Size Maxi-Dresses For Major Labor Day Relaxing

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat: Maxi-dresses are pretty much magic. They look smokin' whether you're tall, short, boy-shaped, curvy, …

Clothing

Cocktail Hour! 11 New Recipes to Try on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is arriving just in time.<p>The weather is getting warmer and we're dying to kick off our fabulous sandals, put up our pedicured feet and …

14 Signs You're Really Happy (And How To Stay That Way)

If someone on the street asked you if you were happy -- what would you say?<p>Many factors influence how we feel on a day-to-day basis, whether it’s a struggle at work or an issue in our personal lives, and most of them can decline our feelings of positivity and well-being. And we aren’t alone -- …

How To Fall Asleep When It's 4 a.m. And You're Wide Awake

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S News</i><p>It's 4 a.m. The clock ticks, the moon glows, the dog snores and you just stare. Perhaps you stare into the blackish red of the inside of your eyelids as you lie still and fetal, thinking if you pretend to be sleeping, the real thing will surely come. Or maybe you stare …

Best Beauty Advice of 2013: Body

<i>Thoughts on where you should be cleaning (but probably aren't), where you should never use a certain brand of soap, and the moisturizer that kept</i> …

Style Dares For Every Body Type

At this stage of the game, you're no fashion novice. You know what silhouettes just <i>work</i> for your body and the go-to pieces that are foolproof, …

14 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

As I move headlong into middle age, there are so many ways I have matured. I was a mess in my 20s, admittedly. I was insecure, scattered, and unsure of myself. And when I coach younger clients, I tend to tell them the things I wish someone would have sat down and told me at their age. Things like: …

5 Tips to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind in 2014

Are you like the millions of others who have set a goal to lose weight in the new year? Think it's going to take lots of deprivation, extreme dieting and hours sweating at the gym?<p>Nope, nope and nope.<p>In fact, in my experience that's just about the worst way to do it -- and a sure-fire way to only …

Winter Hydration Techniques

In winter, we take extra care to slather on creams and lotions, but what happens when even the most stringent hydration techniques aren’t working for …

Sk8er Girl Goes Glam: Avril Lavigne Gets an Allure Makeover

At any given moment during my middle-school years, one could spot an Avril Lavigne clone roaming the halls. The telltale signs: heavy black eyeliner; Converse sneakers; long, stick-straight hair; and a haphazardly looped necktie. But while most of my peers fell out of their punk-rock phase, Lavigne …

5 Easy Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW

In a perfect world, just talking about your fat-melting goals would burn mucho calories. Since that doesn't work, here's a plan that does<p>A new Gallup survey found that a full 51 percent of adults are hoping to drop pounds—yet only about half of them say they are truly doing something to downsize. …

Dazzling Glitter Lips! Our Super Easy Tutorial

For many years, I was a dancer in a burlesque troupe in Minneapolis. When perform burlesque 2–4 times a week, you learn lots of stage makeup tricks. …

Lips

5 Workout Do’s And Don’ts

So when you are working out hard you want to see results and fast but making mistakes is inevitable and not doing some things can hinder whatever the …

Exercise

What to Wear to Any and Every Holiday Party

See what to wear for any festive occasion<p>The season of celebration is upon us once again, and the invitations are piling up. But when the occasion can vary from a G-rated family brunch to a swanky New Year's Eve bash, a one-size-fits-all approach to dressing is a no-go. Fortunately, we found …

Clothing

10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Workout

<i>By Michael Schletter for Life By DailyBurn</i><p>If you've been working out for eight plus weeks and haven't started to reap the benefits yet, there's a good chance that one or more of these silent setbacks has found its way into your fitness regimen. By being aware of bad habits and the effect they have, …

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

You're 10, 20, 30 or more pounds overweight and you've dieted, on and off, for years. You've lost weight and then put it back on and more.<p>Why? Diets don't work. Today we know diets don't work. Even Weight Watchers says so. Restricting calories again and again alters your metabolism. That's why so …