Monica DeBouse

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How to Dry Brine a Turkey

The turkey is the star of a classic Thanksgiving table. And, like a real-life celebrity, turkey can be fussy, difficult, and a general drama queen. But when it's good, it's <i>really</i> good. From the fight for the drumsticks to the final snap of the wishbone, Turkey Day just isn't complete …

7 Easy Recipe Swaps for Healthier Meals

Cut calories, fat and salt without sacrificing flavor in your cooking and at restaurants.<p>Sometimes not following the recipe can result in a better-for-you dish while being just as tasty. Find out the easiest ways you can turn a regular dish into an extra-healthy one. Plus, get advice on how to make …

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

<b>Chocolate Milk</b><br>In the mood for something sweet? Go for this childhood favorite. "Chocolate milk has potassium, which helps relieve muscle spasms if you're dealing with physical stressors," says Gans. Just make sure to stick with the low-fat version.<p><b>Oatmeal</b><br>This fiber-packed food will keep you full …

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The Definitive Guide to Preventing Sports Bra Chafing

I've yet to find a bra that is completely chafe-free for long runs, but you may reduce some of the chafing if you get a custom fit at a local running store. Proper fit can make a world of difference. Although I'm a huge advocate of duct tape (have you seen all the cute colors and patterns it comes …

The Surprising Thing Behind Your Weight Gain

Many people believe cigarettes can suppress your appetite, but a new animal study in the <i>American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism</i> has revealed that cigarette smoke could actually change the way our cells respond to insulin, causing us to <i>gain</i> weight.<p>Researchers at Brigham Young …

Seven big fat myths about fitness

When it comes to exercise and health, there’s a lot of dodgy advice out there (including plenty from friends and family). We explode some of the myths which might put you off or lead to injury.<p><b>1. No pain no gain</b><br>Aching muscles are only to be expected when you first start exercising or you push …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

7 Healthy Smoothies To Start Your Day

Breakfast — what’s <i>that</i>? As much as we’d love to sit down to a frittata and a cappuccino before work every morning, most of us just don’t have the …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Best Toys of 2014

Tired of watching your child only play on phones or tablet apps? We've gathered a list of the best toys to get your child interacting …

How to Create Spring Showers 'Snow Globes'

They say April showers bring May flowers. Well, here's a fun way to recreate that rhyme with a springtime twist on traditional snow globes.

How to Pull Off Tantric Sex

A truly electric ⚡ experience.<p>Believed to date back 5,000 years, Tantric sex is an ancient Eastern spiritual practice. Like yoga or Zen, its purpose is enlightenment—and the philosophy transcends the bedroom into all aspects of life. In the Tantric view, sex and orgasm = spiritual awareness at its …

The 15 Best Lip Balms Ever, End of Story

Because chapped lips become no one.<p>There's probably a purse hiding in the back of your closet that's a veritable graveyard of lip balms (RIP random tube from 2007). For some reason or another, they didn't make it to VIP status—but these 15 will.

6 Products That Will Get Rid of Your Razor Bumps in No Time

An ouch-free guide to easing the burns and bumps of swim season.<p>Blame it on the patriarchy, but the fact is that summer (or Limb Emancipation Season) usually calls for more time spent removing body hair. Whatever your method of choice<p>—sugaring, shaving, or waxing—one of the worst unintended side …

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Is this the secret to the perfect-fitting bra?

Are you sitting comfortably? If not, is it because you are part of the estimated 80% of women who are suffering from that scourge of modern times, …

Hear Minneapolis MC Dessa's New Track Off 'Parts of Speech'

Photo: Bill Phelps Diamond<p>Dessa has never been your typical rapper. Since first releasing her <i>False Hopes</i> EP in 2005, the sole female member of the Minneapolis-based hip-hop crew Doomtree has also presented herself as a singer, songwriter, slam poetry participant and part-time college lecturer. Ask …

People Style

If you stepped into the closets of Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore and Alessandra Ambrósio, you’d notice two things: 1) Those closets are way bigger than yours and 2) They all own a pair of Yosi Samra ballet shoes. So, how have these (affordable) kicks earned real estate in …

9 Swimsuits We Want to Wear This Summer

Finding a swimsuit you love can be like winning the lottery (translation: seemingly impossible), so we went ahead and did the work for you. Our criteria? From bikini to one-piece...

Going Balls Out: The Eggocado

<i>This article is an excerpt from The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Any Skill, and Living the Good Life.</i><p>Need a break from scrambled eggs? Change it up using the mighty avocado (derived from the Aztec word for "testicle" [ahuacatl], by the way). With the instructions …

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Feeding Table Scraps to Animals: Some Dos and Don'ts

If you're an animal lover, you've no doubt shared morsels of "people" food with your furry and feathered friends. Feeding table scraps to animals can …

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