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How to Grow an Emergency Fund from Modest Savings

An emergency fund is cash you've saved for one purpose: to help you cope with the emergencies that life hands you, without disrupting your everyday …

Personal Finance

Worth a Watch: 5 Smart Pieces of Marriage Advice from Divorcees

The video is definitely worth watching (it’s really heartwarming, in a surprising way). But if you don’t have the time, here are the five main pointers from people who have loved and lost… and learned a thing or two along the way:<p><b>Know Yourself and Love Yourself</b><br>This first piece of advice is …

How A Normal Girl Like Me Became Somebody’s Sex Slave

I thought I was looking for a boyfriend when I set up my online dating profile.<p>I’d never had much luck with dating. It wasn’t that I wasn’t …

The Carrie Bradshaw Bra Effect

Tracking peek-a-boo lingerie.<p>Doubtlessly you could trace exposed lingerie to the Victorians and the corset or other such ilk, but if we're really talking showing your bra—during the day—for style, unabashedly, all roads lead to Carrie Bradshaw. Bradshaw either favored brightly hued multi-layer …

Aubergine Schnitzel

1. To make Pesto: Pulse basil, pine nuts, and garlic in blender or food processor until finely chopped. Add olive oil and lemon juice, and pulse …

Eggplant

Cashew + Coconut Creamer

This creamer recipe is quite simple, and the recipient of mucho praise from our team of testers for the upcoming companion volume to Veg Subs. I …

12 Things to Buy Used

You can save a lot by buying used rather than new. Many pre-owned items cost 50% to 75% less than comparable new items. Think “used” for products …

Short Term Sacrifices Lead to Long Term Financial Health

Over at Get Rich Slowly, J.D. Roth shares a story of a reader who approached him asking what to do if you're broke, but couldn't suffer the idea of a …

Personal Finance

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

4 Free Ways to Get Fit and Healthy this Summer

The temps are rising, the sun is out, and bad weather is no longer an excuse for shirking that workout. But this doesn't mean you have to head into a sweaty gym or invest in pricy exercise equipment to get fit. Below, four ways to stay in shape and live healthier—at no cost.<p><b>Online Tutorials</b> Thanks …

How to Beat Salad Fatigue

You know you should be eating more greens, but you can only eat so many salads a day! Here are some creative (and effortless) ways to add more …

3 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

3 Tbsp chia seeds, white or black<br>3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>A pinch of ground cinnamon<br>3/4 cup low-sugar colorful fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, kumquat, etc.<br>Sweetener (optional)<p><b>1.</b> Stir together chia seeds, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and optional …

Journeying through Jordan by car

Jordan is probably not the first country to spring to mind if you’re thinking about taking a road trip, but there’s a multitude of reasons why this Middle Eastern gem is worth exploring by car. The country has all the key ingredients: dramatic landscapes, decent roads and off-the-beaten-track …

Travel

5 Things You Can Make with Your Blender That Aren't Smoothies

<i>Get the recipe at Rawsday</i>.<p><b>Homemade Chipotle Salsa</b><br>From cherry tomatoes to white onion, lime to cilantro, this blended salsa is <i>fresh</i>.<p><i>Get the recipe at What's Gaby Cooking.</i><p><b>Fresh Cornmeal</b><br>Whip up your own cornmeal to ensure it’s preservative-free. It's so fast—and you can store any extra in a freezer …

3 Chic New Ways to Take Your Manicure

The pros behind the new NYC nail studio, Paintbox, give a step by step how to recreate the top looks for tips of the season, straight from their new look book.<p>The pros behind the new NYC nail studio, Paintbox, give a step by step how to recreate the top looks for tips of the season, straight from …

Rose Gold

Angelina Jolie Facts: 33 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Maleficent' Star

It's hard to believe Angelina Jolie has been a fixture of Hollywood for almost 20 years now.<p>Ever since breaking out in the late '90s with a string of critically-acclaimed performances, the actress quickly established herself as an international star. Between headlining hits like "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" …

“Maleficent”: A reborn Angelina Jolie is the perfect heroine-villain

A magnificent, witty star performance — and a subversive feminist message — saves this candy-colored fairy tale<p>As a visual combination of Walt Disney, James Cameron, Arthur Rackham and Sir John Tenniel, “Maleficent” is one of the most remarkable spectacles of the CGI age, and one of the few recent …

'Maleficent' reviews: Angelina Jolie, at least, is bewitching

In "Maleficent," the iconic Disney sorceress finally gets to tell her side of the<p>"Sleeping Beauty"story — while being played byAngelina Jolie, no less. So how does she fare?<p>While critics are giving mixed reviews to the film and first-time director Robert Stromberg (an Oscar-winning production …

​Box Office: In 'Maleficent' vs. 'Million Ways,' It's Girls 1, Guys 0

Why have this summer's box office behemoths been dropping like flies after their first weekends?<p>"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Neighbors," "Godzilla," and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" all opened at No. 1 and then plummeted, losing half or two-thirds of their business the following weekend. One …

Cashew Cream

If you don't have a high-speed blender to make this delicate dip, you can grind the cashews in a coffee grinder, then place the powder into your …

Dakgangjeong (Sweet Crispy Chicken)

Soak the chicken pieces in milk for at least 2 hours in the fridge. This step is optional.<p>Drain thoroughly. Remove any visible fat. Cut the chicken …

Sesame Broccoli

Broccoli is one of those vegetables you either love or hate. My children didn’t like it when they were little. Yes, I had to repeat the infamous …

Bibimbap With Crispy Tofu and Quinoa: A Fresh Take on a Korean Classic

Shine up your dancin' shoes because this vegetarian Bibimbap has a beat, and we're swingin'.<p>A steamy bowl of super-food studded, toasty-roasty sesame oil scented, and hot-mamma chili-bean pasted Korean goodness, bibimbap is also my new favorite word to say out loud. <i>Bi-bim-bap!</i> Try it. No, seriously …

Oscars pizza delivery guy shared his charming story on Ellen

While Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey took home the big awards this Sunday, the real Oscar winner might have been the pizza delivery guy who …

This 'Ernest & Celestine' Preview Is Nothing Short of Jaw-Dropping

If you're only mildly curious about the Oscar-nominated (Best Animated Film) "Ernest & Celestine," then we can all but guarantee that you'll be scrambling to see it after you watch this gorgeous exclusive preview. (We liken it to watching a million watercolor paintings come to life, but you can …

Today's Style Secret

We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.

#theLIST: Best Dressed: LFW Edition

Our editor at large, Derek Blasberg, selects the 10 chicest looks at London Fashion Week<p>Our editor at large, Derek Blasberg, selects the 10 chicest looks at London Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 Street Style

High fashion isn't just on the runways.<p>High fashion isn't just on the runways. Check out the best street style looks making waves across NYC. <i>Photography by Bek Andersen.</i>

Ellen Page's Coming Out Speech Will Make You Cry

The actress received a standing ovation when she stood at a podium and told the world, "I am gay."<p>Ellen Page came out Friday night at the podium of the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference. In her speech, she slammed stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that encourage the …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …