One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That makes breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and it means that you or someone you are close to will quite likely battle the disease. Every October we are reminded about the importance of doing self-exams and scheduling regular mammograms. And they are both really so important. In its earliest stages, breast cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, so a mammogram can be the only option for early detection. Mammograms are also particularly important for women who have others in their families diagnosed with breast cancer. On the other hand, many women do detect breast cancer themselves. Breast cancer and personal breast exams can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, but it is an important one. The more familiar you are with how your body typically looks and feels, the more likely it is that you will notice if something changes. It is also crucial to know that there are other warning signsRead More »from Looking for Lumps? 7 More Warning Signs for Breast Cancer You Should Be Checking For
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Andy Colo/AKM-GSIWhen Taylor Swift isn't performing onstage during one of her sold-out concerts or writing up her next hit single, she's just like every girl who takes her favorite bag out on the town! The musician was recently spotted carrying her hunter green Christian Louboutin Farida Bowler handbag everywhere from day jaunts to post-workout sessions at the gym. The leather bowler tote features pockets on both the front and back of the bag, hand-rolled handles and buckles whose intricate engraving was inspired by ancient Moroccan jewelry, plus, lest we forget what makes it a Louboutin, the interior is lined with the signature red fabric. Although Swift's green version of the bag is no longer available, you can snag the same tote in black for $1,895 available at barneys.com or at select Christian Louboutin boutiques. Bonus: You can also steal her leopard printed sweater in a similar color for $190 at wildfoxcouture.com.Read More »from Found It! Taylor Swift’s Christian Louboutin Bowler Handbag
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Is technology making you sick?We are all so busy updating and scheduling our lives away that many of us do not take the time to think about how technology makes us feel. I'm not talking about the efficiency of the tool and how happy we feel when we can cross off a ton of things from our to-do list. I am talking about how technology is affecting our overall health.Read More »from Crossed Wires: Is Technology Making You Sick?
I am talking about being hunched over typing away with squinting eyes, trying to make sense of the 97 tabs you have open on your browser, while massaging your achy joints.
Have you ever stopped to think about how always being connected is affecting our health?
Although we have somehow convinced ourselves that being connected all the time is a great way for us to get things done, the reality is that all this 'getting things done' may be affecting our health more than we would like to admit.
Constantly being online and connected causes us to work way past office hours, thinking being more productive is a great thing. But what we are actually doing is
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Laser cut-out designs have been popular in recent years for weddings and invitations. But now, designers are bringing the look home with a number of perforated and laser-cut home accessories, textiles and even furniture. The result is delicate, modern designs with a high-tech look and feel.
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Robert Mitra/WWD Just about every time I try to write "pumpkin" I end up writing "pumpking," which probably shows you how I feel about pumpkin flavors. I basically think they rule.
And I know I'm not the only one! Take, for example, the return of pumpkin lattes to the counters of coffeehouses (and fast-food restaurants--McDonald's just added its own!) all around--they're seriously everywhere. But how do they stack up against one another, nutrition-wise? Here are some comparisons. (Each one listed here is approximately the same size and is calculated based on a drink made with skim or nonfat milk, but I included whipped cream. Obviously, if you choose whole or soy milk, or skip the whip, the nutrition counts will change a bit.)
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Starbucks Tall Pumpkin Spice Latte (made with nonfat milk, with whipped cream):
Per 12-oz. serving
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Welcome fall with these new ideas for parties.
Autumn is a great time to celebrate with your friends and family. The cooler weather and change of seasons encourages outdoor excursions, but it's also a fantastic excuse to get together with your favorite people. Think beyond the hay ride or annual costume party. This year, adjust your party paradigm a bit with these new ideas for gatherings.
Fall Photo Field Trip
This one's great for families with young children, but teens and adults can enjoy this, too. Make sure everyone has a camera (a camera phone works, too), and go someplace where the sights, sounds, and even the tastes of the season call out to you. Focus in on the little details at a local pumpkin patch, or a walk in the woods, even a cornfield maze. You'll be surprised what you find by slowing down and taking a close look at the textures and colors. Create a hashtag on social media sites to share the photos with everyone in your group.
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Ask everyone to bring an inexpensive woven grapevine wreath, a hot
We all love classic mac & cheese, but those unidentifiable ingredients on the back of the box are more than a little unsettling. We gave this recipe a face-lift with aged cheddar, hearty ground beef, and a heaping side of roasted Brussels sprouts.
Making a Comeback: Brussels Sprouts
Grown Up Mac & Cheese Recipe
- 10 ounces brussels sprouts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 ounces (about 3 cups) campanelle pasta
- 6 ounces lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) grated aged cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper
Roast Brussels sprouts
Preheat oven to 400° F. Stem and quarter brussels sprouts, transfer to a small baking dish and toss with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper and roast for 10-12 minutes or until golden and tender.
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What's one thing we can't get enough of around the Plated office? Banana Bread. With so many variations that are all equally delicious, it truly never gets old. We spiced up a classic banana bread recipe with some chia seeds and instead of making a loaf we decided to go with a circle pan. This resulted in a delicious cake-like banana bread that truly rivals some of the best we have ever had!
Banana Chia Seed Bread
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
- 3 large, ripe bananas
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cups sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Yes, we hope you're not reading this while you're eating. But in The 17 Day Plan to Stop Aging, Dr. Mike Moreno shares what you can learn about your health from a quick glance in the toilet. Aren't you just a little curious?Read More »from What Your Poop Says About You
As a doctor, I think beyond the dinner table. I think about what happens in our bodies after we consume all that food. And ultimately, yes, I think about what happens when our bodies are done with it. Sometimes the best way for a doctor to figure out what's going on inside your body is to inspect what's coming out of your body. Yes, I'm talking about fecal matter, excrement, or what is more commonly referred to simply as "poop." It's not a subject anyone (well, except for my gastroenterologist friends) really enjoys discussing. But the clues your poop reveals can be such valuable information in deciphering the current state of your health. So, stick with me, and read on.
Hard or pebbly: Could mean constipation or dehydration; drink more water!
Dark black: Could be
A bold lipstick and bright smile are on trend for fall.
Gone are the sundresses and bronzed cheeks of summer. This fall, create a sultry look for date night that men will love.
Go for the bold
Men are attracted to bright colors, as are most people, so play up your killer pout with a swipe on a bright, bold lipstick. Look for inspiration from the runway shows, where bold red lips look stunning on both cool and warm tones. If classic red just isn't your color opt for a darker wine or berry; both shades look great against a set of pearly whites.
Choose the right skincare products
Although this is a year-long beauty tip, many women don't switch skincare products with the cooler seasons in mind. Personally, my skin gets dry as the temperature dips, so I go for a gentler face scrub and thicker moisturizer to combat the weather. Double check the ingredients listed in your cleanser, scrubs, toners and lotions to make sure you're getting what's best for your skin depending on season. Clean, clear, well-managed skin is always attractive.
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