Amy Lakes

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Ginger Spiced Molasses Sugar Cookies

<b>-</b> <b>Jenny</b><p>There are those who seek their thrills from pâte à choux, and others who find pleasure in the perfect whipped meringue. Me, I dream of gingerbread.<p>First of all, it is awfully fun to make, especially with those recipes that call for dumping baking soda into a hot cauldron of sticky brew, and …

Dessert

Check Your "Fitness Age" With This Research-Based Calculator

It's based on the suffering of 4,637 Norwegian men and women aged 20 to 90.<p>Five thousand Norwegians "ran to the point of exhaustion on a treadmill" so you wouldn't have to. They were research subjects whose measurements went into a new online fitness age calculator made by exercise researchers at …

Exercise

Why do we scream?

Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them. The psychology of screams …<p>Harold Gouzoules, an Emory University …

TV shows

Best Monthly Subscription Boxes & Gifts

(Image credit: New Hobby Box)<p>In the past, monthly subscriptions only came in the form of magazines and music for a penny, but we have come a long way …

Letterpress

The Melissa McCarthy Era

Can we all agree that Melissa McCarthy looks fantastic on the cover of <i>Elle</i> -- The Women In Hollywood Issue? No? You mean there is a Greek Chorus of hypocrites that refuse to accept what we can all see and take at face value...that Melissa looks fierce? No one except maybe Melissa, her publicist and …

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

Do You Have To Be Pretty To Seem Competent?

Photo: Courtesy of Profile Books.<p>Have you got <i>The XX Factor</i>? According to Professor Alison Wolf, an economist at London’s King’s College, that has a …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

8 Fabulous Ways to Use Purple in Your Home

Whether you love it or hate it, you can't argue: The color purple is undoubtedly stylish.<p>It's royal. It's papal. It's eccentric. It's feminine. Whether you love it or hate it, you can't argue: The color purple is undoubtedly stylish.

Found: The Perfect Unisex Fall Fragrance

Photo: Courtesy of Odin.<p>I, like many, have a hard time finding a perfume I love. Sometimes it feels like fragrance is just so ridiculously gendered — …

Ballet Dancers Explain Those Signature Leotards, Leg Warmers And Other Style Secrets

Since the 1930s, George Balanchine's dancers have occupied the Upper West Side, gracing the streets with their heads up high, shoulders back and feet elegantly turned out. Those who studied under the prolific New York City Ballet choreographer had a very particular look, too: They tended to be …

Reconsidering History: Ancient Greeks Discovered America Thousands of Years Ago

CAVALESE, Italy—The year 1492 is one of history’s most famous dates, when America was discovered by Europeans. However that “New World” may have been …

Why bilingualism strengthens your mental muscle - Futurity

People who are able to speak two languages usually can do so seamlessly, a trait …

Linguistics

Coffee: Does It Promote Weight Gain?

“Our hypothesis was that the coffee compound would reduce weight gain and improve insulin sensitivity," says study co-author Kevin D. Croft, PhD, of The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. "Clearly this is not the case.”<p>Don’t break things off with Joe just yet, …

DROOL. Here Are the 5 It Bags for Fall, Plus How to Wear (and Shop) Them

Christina already made a very good case for color-blocked cross-body bags for fall. But what about the other It bags for the season? Well, we answer right here, as told through street-style snaps. Yum.<p><b>The Monogrammed Zip Pouch:</b> A fashion editor favorite, this oversize unstructured carryall earns …

Jockey Bra: 5 New Bras in 55 New Bra Sizes

It doesn’t help that fewer than half of women have had a professional bra fitting, according to the same study. A standard fitting typically involves a tape measure and two numbers: the circumferences of your rib cage and the fullest part of your bust, says Jenny Altman, intimates expert and CEO of …

Budget brushes: six of the best

'Nowadays, budget brands have raised their game to the point where their brushes sit happily alongside my investment tools'<p>I'm very serious about my beauty tools. My brushes are mostly pricey, by Laura Mercier, Stila, Suqqu, Japonesque, Mac and Space NK, but I've had many of them for well over a …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

9 Dos And Don'ts Of Growing Healthier And Stronger Nails

Have you ever gotten a manicure and noticed a split nail form a day or two later? Or that the skin surrounding your cuticles has become dry and flaky? Though you could easily fix these issues in a matter of minutes with a nail or cuticle clipper, they are signs of poor nail health that shouldn't be …

Why we keep clothes we never wear

A study found that 85% of women have clothes in their wardrobe that don't fit. Is discarding a pair of jeans that are two sizes too small an admission of failure we'd rather avoid?<p>Every woman's wardrobe is part active and part inactive. We have clothes that we wear, and clothes that are unworn. …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Eating Well: The Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat these ultimate workout foods for a better workout and better results<p>Whole Grain Bagels<p>Bagels are one of the best foods to eat before a workout. Never mind Dr. Atkins—carbs deliver a steady flow of energy over time rather than one big burst. "Not the simple ones, because they wind you up and …

Nutrition

Researchers implant false memories in mice

Have you ever misremembered an event, while being totally certain it actually happened? Most people have experienced the unreliability of human memory. As it turns out, false memories are very easy to generate. Scientists at the Riken–MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics have created false …

Taller women 'more likely’ to suffer cancer in middle age

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown.<p>The research linked height to many common cancers, including those affecting the skin, breast, bowel, womb, kidney, thyroid and ovaries.<p>An association was also seen with the blood cancer multiple …

Cancer

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …