The magical promise of health in a blender piqued this mom's interest, until she realized the payoff might not come quite so easily-or tastily. By Julie Tilsner, REDBOOK.
When it comes to popular trends, I've always been late to the party. Downton Abbey, Twitter, the Macarena-I tend to be on the tail end of the hysteria.
Although juicing has been popular for decades, the trend's gone supernova in the last few years, with juicer sales skyrocketing. Even Starbucks is getting into the game, selling 10-ounce bottles of cold-pressed juices for outrageous markups. (I once bought a $5 bottle of pineapple coconut water from there. Once.) As the hoopla reached a crescendo, juicing finally arrived on my radar.
A few summers ago my son, now 12, and his friend spent an entire afternoon using my good kitchen knife and little hand-juicer to juice every lemon and orange they could steal from my next-door neighbor's tree. They made a huge mess, but to their credit, they drank all of the juice. My
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The magical promise of health in a blender piqued this mom's interest, until she realized the payoff might not come quite so easily-or tastily. By Julie Tilsner, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Rise and Fall of My Juicing Obsession
Trust us, we know: Standard sizes don't always fit perfectly. That's why, as Modcloth makes a push toward offering more options in every size, we quizzed Modstylist Chelsey Davidson for the sneaky, insider fixes for your most common fashion issues. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.Read More »from Style Advice for Women with Real Bodies
Chalk of the Town DressTall, but not model-esque
Sure, height has its advantages, but it seems like fashion advice for tall women is almost always geared toward those who are pencil-thin. A few extra inches don't magically remove flab. "I'm an advocate for the A-line dress, which will make your legs look great," says Davidson. "Because it's fitted at the bodice and flares out at the waist, it breaks up the body a little more." A good A-line dress should be narrowest at your natural waist-just below your ribs. It's the spot where, when you do the "I'm A Little Teapot" dance, the handle would go.
Blouses gape at the bust
There are few things more classic than a blouse that buttons up the front, but finding one that fits can be quite a
It may feel more Crayola than chic, but we can't stop scribbling on these eye color-enhancing hues. Here, how to choose the right shades for your baby blues, greens, browns, and more. By Marissa Oliva, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Foolproof Guide to Colored Eyeliner
Don't be afraid of color
"Colored eyeliner done well is chic and modern," says Christina Bartolucci, chief creative director of NYX Cosmetics. "It brings an element of surprise that can really captivate because it is unexpected." Two strategies for accentuating your eye color may seem like opposites, but either can add serious pop. Hues that contrast with the color of your iris are best left to the daring. Those who wish to play it safer should search for shades similar to their eye color, says Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty. She suggests olive greens or golds for brown and hazel eyes, navy or cobalt for blue eyes, and eggplants for green eyes.
Lay the foundation
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- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Jul 29, 2013 10:08 AM EDT
Need yet another reason to fire up your high-power blender? Vitamix developed this recipe, inspired by the popular and pricey cold-pressed juice variety, especially for REDBOOK readers. Make it at home and get even more of a nutrient boost since the ingredients are pulverized on-the-spot to retain their healthy fiber--and save serious dough. Now, pardon us while we stop drooling long enough to start sipping.Read More »from Stop Spending $60 a Day on Green Juice with This Recipe
Kale and Pear Green Smoothie
Yield: 4 cups
Total time: 11 minutes
1/2 cup water
1 cup green grapes
1 orange, peeled, halved
1/2 ripe Bartlett pear, seeded, halved
1 small to medium size banana, peeled
1 cup kale
2 cups ice cubes
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1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container of a Vitamix 5200 in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
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4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Sometimes, between all those social media platforms, apps, and devices, it seems as if technology makes life a whole lot more complicated. But these picks do exactly what innovations are meant to: simplify, assist, and give you peace of mind. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.
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Move over kale, coconut water, and quinoa, and make room for these waist-whittling eats. Here's what to pile on your plate this season. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Read More »from 9 New Foods that Can Help You Lose Weight
Will this beverage become the new coffee? Be prepared to see a lot more tea in your neighborhood, because a growing number of people in the U.S. are sipping on it. Tea purchases have risen nationally for 20 years, according to the Tea Association of the USA, and Canada-based DavidsTea has expanded from one store to 107, in both Canada and the U.S., in just five years. We love the brand's refreshing new teapop, which mixes tea with water, agave nectar, ice, and sparkling water for a fizzy kick. Buy the premade beverage from one of their stores, or make it yourself at home. Either way, opt for green tea, because catechin, the active ingredient, has been shown by scientists to boost metabolism.
Flavored sunflower seeds
Even more people will want to munch on this healthy snack while watching a baseball game this
If you can't stand the three B's of roughing it (bugs, bears, and icky bathrooms), we've got a cushy new plan for your next adventure at the best luxury camping spots in the U.S. By Lora Shinn, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Newest, Most Luxe Camping Spots in the U.S
A restored retro rig, with a cheery kitchen and wood-paneled bunk beds, is where Betty Draper would've slept (don't forget your cocktail ingredients). Two standout locales: El Cosmico in Marfa, TX (elcosmico.com; from $110/night), and The Shady Dell in Bisbee, AZ (theshadydell.com; from $87/night).
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The rentable tepees (or tipis) of the 21st century come with perks including plush bedding and access to spa-style bathrooms, like at the Marcola, OR, Tipi Village Retreat (tipivillageretreat.com; from $125/night). An hour from Atlanta, escape the modern world (without sacrificing electricity, heat, AC, or WiFi) at North Georgia Canopy Tours, where the daytime adventure is a zip-line swing through the treetops
- Redbook | Parenting – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 5:48 PM EDT
By Sarah Smith, REDBOOK.Read More »from Will the Duchess of Cambridge Be a "Dolphin" Mother?
Now don't they look happy?The problem with the whole Tiger Mom thing awhile back was that there didn't seem to be a good alternative. Kittycat Mom who doesn't care at all about her child's success? Now I've heard about a better animal antidote: Dolphin Parents. They're proof you don't have to be a tiger to give your child a real advantage. You may just have to smile more.
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"Dolphin Parents" is a new term coined by Shawn Achor, a Harvard-trained psychologist and author of The Happiness Advantage and the upcoming BeforeHappiness. (Watch his super popular TED talk about looking at the world more positively: You will feel happy about being happy.) His point: We think that success will make us happy or at least fulfilled, but it's really the other way around. By being happy, we're far more likely to find success: Research has shown that it makes people more intelligent, creative, and energetic. Dolphin Parents are the ones who raise
- Redbook | Shine Food – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 3:26 PM EDT
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from Celebrate National Tequila Day with This Margarita
Sure, you could celebrate National Tequila Day with a regular ol' margarita, but let's be real: It's Wednesday, and you're busy. That's why this Azoteas Verdes Margarita by Jaime Salas is perfect for today's toast to tequila. It combines trendy veggies like kale and radishes to create a savory, drinkable salad, which might sound odd, but trust us, it comes together way better than you'd think. Here's what the drink's creator, Jaime Salas, has to say about his concoction.
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"This twist on the classic margarita speaks to America's current obsession with 'super green' juices and the trend of using savory, unexpected ingredients in tequila-based cocktails. Kale is an acquired taste, but it works just as well in cocktails as it does in a salad. In the Azoteas Verdes Margarita, fresh veggies balance perfectly with the oaky flavor of the Repasado, acidity of the lime and sweetness of the agave to create a uniquely
Ever wonder how celebs appear on the red carpet with just-sauntered-off-the-shore waves? We've decoded Hollywoo d's best-kept summer hair secrets, so you can get the look without the sand and seaweed. By Paige Carlotti, REDBOOK.
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