If you're suddenly plagued by tight, ruddy, über-sensitive skin, that's just the season working its magic. "Everyone's face gets drier in the winter, and when skin loses a lot of moisture, it's much more susceptible to inflammation and irritation," says Mona Gohara, M.D., an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine. Plus, a few cold-weather culprits can make redness worse. There's windburn, for starters, which can be soothed with a lotion that contains an anti- inflammatory ingredient like feverfew (found in Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, $17) or licorice root (which is in Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF 15, $15). To stave it off on bitter-cold days, pat a little Vaseline on your cheeks. Then there's sunburn--yes, even in January. "Snow reflects 80 percentRead More »from Cold-Weather Tricks to Calm Unhappy Skin
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- Winter can bring a flattering flush to your cheeks--or a whole lot of dryness and sensitivity. Calm things down with these pro tricks. By Lisa Whitmore, REDBOOK.
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The dawn of a new year means we gleefully get to let go of these overwrought, done-to-death, just plain unhelpful trends for good. Here are the 14 things we won't be saying, thinking, or doing in 2014.
Enough looking at Facebook and Instagram wistfully, thinking about how much cooler that friend who scaled Mount Kilimanjaro's life is. Experts are already saying that "fear of missing out" is, well, out, and "mindful living" is in for 2014. Instead of #FOMO, think #JOMO, or "joy of missing out."
2. Everything being everything
Thanks to our Internet culture where only the most over-the-top stories and headlines get noticed, describing pictures, events, and people as "everything" was everywhere in 2013. Not every thing can be "everything." It's just basic semantics.
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In addition to everything being "everything," 2013 was also the year when things "broke the Internet" or "won the Internet." Allow us
- No, that's not a typo. The new acronym, replaces the "Fear" in FOMO with "Joy," promising that it's more than okay to take a step a back and live in the moment.
Global advertising agency and annual trend predictor J. Walter Thompson included "mindful living" on its 2014 list, suggesting that we could--wait for it--actually enjoy solitary, social-media-free peace of mind, pointing to the rise of digital detox retreats, the Slow Food Movement, and meditation apps.
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Since the report also includes highly-modern concepts such as the end of anonymity, telepathic technology, and immersive experiences, company director of trendsetting Ann Mack acknowledges it's a mixed bag. "I think the real surprise is the fact that as we get more immersed in technology we're starting to question its siren call… We are still very much embracing it but resisting it simultaneously."
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- Redbook | In The Pantry – Thu, Dec 26, 2013 9:42 AM ESTThink of this recipes as good food for people who hate washing dishes. You get amazing flavors, minimal cleanup, and more time to watch Downton Abbey. By Khalil Hymore, REDBOOK.
Roasted salmon fillets with fennel and oranges
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 small bulb fennel, trimmed, cut into ½-inch slices
½ sweet onion (such as Vidalia), cut into ½-inch wedges
1 navel orange, cut into ¼-inch half-moons
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 (6-oz) salmon fillets, skin on
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup couscous
1 Tbsp each chopped fresh parsley and chopped fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place fennel, onion, and orange on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp of the olive oil. Rub salmon fillets with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and nestle among veggies and orange, flesh side up; then season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
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- This dish has the Big Three that nutritionists recommend for losing weight: 1) filling fiber from whole grains, veggies, and fruits; 2) healthy fats to make your meals satisfying; and 3) protein to speed your metabolism. What makes it magic? Secret ingredients proven by researchers to torch fat. Also--and this is major--they taste amazing. By Marygrace Taylor, REDBOOK.
Quinoa-Veggie Power Bowl with Peanut Ginger Sauce
1 cup dry quinoa,rinsed
1 bunch Swiss chard, ribs removed, leaves thinly sliced
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup yellow miso paste
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated
1 (16-oz) package Asian-style baked tofu, cut into cubes
1 heaping cup each shredded carrots and shredded red cabbage
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- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 23, 2013 10:56 AM ESTThe reason resolutions fail? They're broad (lose weight) and lack clear action steps (organize your house). But not these. Twelve top experts weigh in on the one little change you can make to see big results--and feel good about your success in the process. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
1. Learn a fashion blogger trickRead More »from 12 Insider Secrets That'll Make 2014 Your Year of Achievable Goals
How do they look so polished all the time? In large part, by layering, testing out different lengths and ways of finishing outfits. "Try a flowy top with a slim pant or legging, or add a pop of color by wearing a long, bright top underneath another," says celeb stylist and Style Is Instinct author Lori Goldstein. "Pairing a sweater with a top peeking out below has a casual vibe, while adding a shorter jacket or scarf makes the look slightly dressier." And updating your style doesn't mean a brand-new, totally not-in-the-budget wardrobe. Spend a few hours trying on pieces you might not normally choose and take pictures from a few different angles. "Don't feel pressure to
- How does any guy make his resolutions stick? By thinking small. Very, very small, says columnist Aaron Traister. REDBOOK.
Whenever I start the New Year with a plan to overhaul my bad eating/drinking/living habits, I wake up some time in March, on the couch with an empty bottle of Jack Daniel's at my feet and a half-eaten honey-baked ham clutched under my arm. Well, not this year, Mister. I'm wising up and scaling back. I'm making super-achievable mini-resolutions that'll get me off on the right foot for 2012, or whatever year it is. Maybe some of them will work for you too. If not, I've got half a honey-baked ham you can have instead.
1. Curse less. Maybe I'll get a jar or something. During a contentious meeting about funding Philly public schools last year, I told a representative from the city council that the state could "s--- my b---s." Now I'm known for this. I walk my son to school and women I've never met are like, "Hey, SMB!" So, yeah: less cursing, get a jar.
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- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 23, 2013 9:31 AM ESTNobody should ever attempt to go from lazy bones to hard body overnight. You'll set yourself up for burnout and injury. The better way? Spot your current fitness routine on this spectrum, and take one leap to the next level. By Jessica Girdwain, REDBOOK.
Flexibility: C'mon, girl!
It's impossible to touch your toes or scratch between your shoulder blades.
Being limber not only feels good, it also prevents injury, helps muscles rebound from stress, and even plays a role in heart health. The good news is that all it takes is a little stretching-a few minutes a day-to start reaping the benefits.
Flexibility: That's better
Stretching for a minute or two when you wake up, and again in the afternoon.
In the morning, try this: Start on all fours; inhale as you round your back and drop your head. Exhale as you arch the upper back and gaze up. Alternate for a few rounds. Later in the day: Stand up; swing both arms overhead, then forward, and down by your sides. Do this 5 to 10 times.
- Each of these books is beautifully written and illustrated,original, offbeat, even strange-with sassy characters perfect in their imperfection. The stories push boundaries. And they have heart. Here are some of my favorites from 2013. By Randall de Seve, REDBOOK.
That Is Not a Good Idea, by Mo Willems
Talk about offbeat! Put a sinister-seeming, soup-making fox and a plump goose together in a silent movie that's really a hilarious picture book and what do you get? From the charmingly irreverent Mo Willems--a very good idea. (My kids' school voted it their favorite picture book of the year.)
The Dark, by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon KlassenRead More »from The 15 Best Children's Books of 2013
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. But the dark--an actual character full of graphic gravitas--is not afraid of Laszlo. One night, it comes to visit and teaches Laszlo how not to be afraid. And that is what will happen if you read this clever and visually engaging book. You will giggle nervously, deliciously so, at first--then in relief at how
- Yes, we're excited, and, no, we're not sorry. Such is the life of a chocoholic.
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