Valerie Diaz

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3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

The 10 Biggest Nostalgia Triggers in Guardians of the Galaxy

Like most things Marvel Studios touch these days, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> is an unmitigated success. The film netted an estimated $94 million at the US box office its opening weekend, making it the biggest August opening of all time and the third biggest opening of 2014 (behind <i>Captain America: The</i> …

Common Ice Cream Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

Whipping up homemade ice cream can be tricky. These are the common ice cream mistakes to avoid, from overfilling the machine to not being patient<p>We're big fans of the ice cream truck, but you know what's better than waiting for that maddeningly cheery tune to roll down your street? Making ice cream …

Dessert

Samuel Jackson Saying Motherf**ker, The Ultimate Supercut

Everyone knows Samuel L. Jackson is great at saying motherf*cker. In 2008 when Sexman reviewed ‘Jumper,’ he was rightly upset that Jackson never said motherf*cker because “he uses that word better than anybody.” That a Canadian teenager knew that six years ago is yet more proof that Sam Jackson is …

3 mocktails so good you won't miss the liquor

It feels like people are always sharing recipes for boozy punch and brisk summer cocktails this time of year, but for those who like their refreshments alcohol-free, sometimes the drink table can be lacking. Lucky for me, a pregnant food writer who has gotten tired of sparkling water with lime and …

12 Fashion Apps To Download Now

For the fashion girl glued to her phone, these apps range from shopping to closet organizing and are guaranteed to step up your sartorial game.<p><b>1) PS Dept</b><p>For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. …

Chocoholic: No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Two things which I think intimidate most people about making a cheesecake are knowing when the cheesecake is done, and the wait. A baked cheesecake normally takes about an hour to bake, and then another 6 hours to chill and set. And how can you tell if it has baked enough? Technically a baked …

21 Painfully Honest Cakes For Every Occasion

Just because it's made of sugar doesn't mean it has to be sweet.

Mastering The Homemade Tortilla and Salad Shell | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

I just.. I love tortillas. I really… really love tortillas. And learning how to make them just made me appreciate them that much more.<p>I don’t know if …

Muffin Top-Less

Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps

5 Smart Points 297 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>30 minutes<p>These Santa Fe turkey lettuce wraps are SO good, you'll WANT to save some leftover turkey just to …

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Skinny Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins<p>7 Smart Points 160 calories <b>Total:</b><p>50 minutes<p>These mini pumpkin spiced muffins are made light with pumpkin …

Yummy! But can I use something other than milk? I&...

Yummy! But can I use something other than milk? I'm kosher and would love to make this

15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom

You won't want to do all of these at once, but if you pick one or two of them, you might be surprised at how much your life improves. Or just feel proud that you did something productive.

2014 Movies: The 44 Most Anticipated Blockbusters, Comedies, Dramas, & More

Marvel<p>2013 was, by almost everyone's account, a pretty stellar year for movies, which it didn't necessary look like it was going to be from the outset, what with the high number of sequels, spin-offs, and "shared universe" titles on the calendar. (You can read our own recap of our 50 favorites …

10 Under-the-Radar Albums You Should Have Listened to in 2013

2013 was a major year for new albums from Top 40 chart toppers—Beyoncé, anyone?—but the year also saw new music from rising acts to add to your playlist. If you've still got Britney and Katy's new records on replay, introduce some variety with these folk, country, pop, R&B, and dance artists that …

How to Clean Your Hairbrush

Question: how long should your hairbrush last? Answer: years! With the proper cleaning routine, you can keep your favorite tool looking its best for …