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Which Sweets Are Better Made at Home Vs. Bought in a Bakery?

My weakness is bakeries. I will cross bridges and tunnels and then some in search of the perfect croissant, brownie, cream puff—you name it. I never met a piece of loaf cake I didn’t like, and I’d be hard-pressed to pass up a gourmet donut. A meal is unfinished without something sweet to signal the end. Unfortunately, …

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Is It Possible to Get An Effective Workout in Only 10 Minutes?

Some days, it’s a struggle to carve out 30 minutes for exercise. An hour? Forget it. If I’m not rushing to my son’s basketball game, I’m in a work meeting that’s running late, or I’m trying to squeeze in a date night with my husband. How many times have you skipped your workout because you didn’t have …

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Deliciously Clever Meatless Monday Recipe

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are one Hollywood couple with whom we’d love to hang. Apart from serving up hilarious cultural commentary on a daily basis, the Emmy Award-winning Ellen host had us in stitches during the 2014 Oscars. (And we were not alone—this past year’s Academy Awards was the highest rated telecast of the ceremony since 2000.) …

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Stop Popping Pills! The Hair, Skin And Nails Vitamins You Need to Avoid

Spring has sprung, which means summer—that sun-filled time of year when we bare our skin, show off our pedicures and think of inventive new updos for our hair—is just around the corner. Gone are the hats, gloves and trousers of March, and we’re starting to feel that we may not be ready for the exposure. Given the circumstances, it’s tempting …

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Link Love: Recipes for Brunch

It’s Friday again! That means we’re showing some serious Link Love to our favorite bloggers. And because the weekend got us thinking about food, we decided to round up some brunch recipe ideas to help satisfy our weekend cooking and baking urges. After all, brunch practically doesn’t exist during the rest of the week—so we’re going to …

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The Kids Will Love Naomi Watts’ Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

Naomi Watts is an inspiration to us all. The Academy Award-nominated actress and mother of two has three films slated for release in 2014 (St. Vincent De Van Nuys, While We’re Young and Birdman), all of which are comedies, proving once again that the leading lady isn’t afraid to step outside her comfort zone. To top it off, Watts …

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An Edible, Olympic-Themed Craft Your Little Champs Will Love

The Olympic Games in Sochi are officially underway and the world is excited to follow the most widely televised (and most expensive) Games in history. Even for the Olympics aficionados amongst us, there’s a lot of things we bet you didn’t know about the Olympics. In addition to enjoying your family’s favorite events, we have a fun, edible …

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A.J. Cook’s Favorite Workout Is a Great Way To Keep the Holiday Weight At Bay

Many of us have our workout obsessions. From pounding the pavement to hitting our favorite Soul Cycle class, these exercise regimes keep us healthy and sane in the midst of our on-the-go, overly busy lives. Between cooking and Christmas shopping, it can be hard to find a spare minute, but it’s even more important to make time to exercise during …

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The Alton Brown Turkey Is The Ultimate Recipe, According to Another Food Network Star

How often do you get to cook a turkey to really be able to come up with a “favorite” method? Once a year, that’s how often. And by then you’re performing on one of the most important holiday feasts and hosting days of the year, when trying out a new recipe is a risky undertaking. The solution? Ask someone …

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