Chef Gaby Dalkin substitutes an avocado - packed with healthy fats and vitamins - for a stick of butter in her chocolate-chip cookies, and even the men in her life don't notice. REBDOOK.
Avocado Chocolate Chip CookiesPrep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (includes chilling time)
Cook Time: 18-20 minutes per baking sheet
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 18 (makes 3 dozen cookies)
1 1⁄2 Hass avocado (4 1⁄2 ounces)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups cups dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
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Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and place the avocado flesh in a large bowl along with the butter and brown sugar. Cream together the avocado, butter, and sugar for 3
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Yesterday, Kris Jenner teased the audience at the inaugural taping of her new talk show with a faux-North West. The proud grandma knows we're eager to see pics of Kim and Kanye's new baby, and it looks like the wait will continue for awhile. An interesting (and kind of sad, to be honest) survey in yesterday's Daily Mail revealed that almost a fifth of new parents secretly believe their babies are ugly. Surely this isn't the reason North hasn't yet made her public debut.
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It mostly likely isn't, because the poll also found that even if parents are disappointed with their new baby's looks, "the vast majority suffer their disappointment in silence, choosing to put on the brave face society expects." We're still talking about newborn infants here, right? The ones that are the result of a sperm and egg uniting to form an entirely new human being, which is mind-blowing when you think about it. Are parents who
Browse them every day, then pick one of these eternally gorgeous celebrity haircuts and head to your stylist. Just like that, you'll be out of your hair rut for good.
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Led by the former Surgeon General of the U.S. and offering over 40 fitness classes each day as part of a plan that integrates Western and Eastern medicine, Canyon Ranch has one of the country's most comprehensive and forward-thinking programs in the U.S. Set in the beauty of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, the new weeklong Jumpstart to a Healthier Life Program offers the perfect environment in which to take stock of your health and finally reach your goals. This is what they have to teach you (minus the $4,000-plus price tag).
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Make just one change to start
If you try to say, eliminate all sugar from your diet cold turkey, you'll likely become overwhelmed, give up all together,
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Quit eating while standing next to the refrigerator, driving, working at your desk, or watching TV, and instead sit down at a table each time you chow down, says Deborah Beck Busis, LSW, diet program coordinator for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Bala Cynwyd, PA. When you focus solely on what you're chewing and savor each bite, you're less likely to overeat.
Try positive reinforcement
"Reward yourself for good behavior, not pounds lost," says Brian Wansink, PhD, founder of Mindless Eating and the author of the upcoming book, Slim By Design. First, create two healthy habits-like swapping a high-calorie processed snack for a fruit or vegetable, or not using plates larger than
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This summer, the Fraternal Order of Fathers, or FOF (can you tell I just made that up?), welcomes two high-profile new members: pop star and internationally recognized award-show interrupter Kanye West, and the future king of what's left of the British empire, Prince William. I thought I'd let them in on a few things they can look forward to once the buns are out of the ovens.
1. Sleep is not one of those things.
2. "You look great" is a necessary lie.
Your beautiful wife or girlfriend just saw a watermelon-size human come out of her body. She has suffered indignities that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, and there are more to come. Your cover girl is going to look a little gray for a month or two; she's going to get weird dark bags under her eyes; she's going to peer at old photos the paparazzi took of her and
Perfectly shaped brows are the key to eyes that look bright and wide open, says Mally Roncal. "Even my client Beyoncé, who has gorgeously thick brows, fills them in. We all need a little eyebrow help." Here's yours. REDBOOK.Read More »from Get Perfect Brows Every Time
The finished lookStep 1
First, comb your brows into shape with a spooley brush, then use a pencil to make light, feathery strokes throughout (not just in the thin spots!). Go one shade lighter than your natural brow color; if you're blonde or gray, use a taupe color.
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Next, switch to powder (either one for brows or a matte eyeshadow). Using both is key: Pencil alone is too harsh, but powder by itself is too wimpy. Gently sweep the powder (in the same color as your pencil) over your brows with a stiff, angled brush.
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Finish by going over the whole shebang with a spooley brush. This blends the pencil and powder together for a soft, believable look.
Perfection! Her brows
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Before your spend the money you worked so hard to save traveling to the same place you-and everyone else-has gone before, consider a trip to one of these under-the-radar destinations. After all, you deserve a truly special getaway. By Rachel Mosely, REDBOOK.Read More »from Need a Vacation? Check Out These 10 Up-and-Coming Spots
Palm SpringsInstead of Las Vegas, visit Palm Springs, CA
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According to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West not only took their new daughter, North, to a Fourth of July party, she's also got a packed social agenda. "Kim has taken North on a few playdates, but she can't do it with lots of people since she's still so small," a source told the magazine. Yes, it would be hard to play with blocks if you're sleeping all the time, what with just having been born and all that.
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"Are you seriously on your phone now?"
From Facebook to Twitter to work email that automatically routes to your smartphone, it feels like you and your husband have talked more to your coworkers and followers than you have to each other. Eventually, instead of Instagrammig a cute couple shot, you and he end up angrily snapping at each other. "Before you go, decide how much technology you want to use on the trip," suggests Vinita Mehta, PhD, a clinical psychologist. "It may be unrealistic to have a week that's completely unplugged, but deciding to only deal with work e-mail or social networking before breakfast and after lunch sets expectations." Since you both know you'll have access to the Internet, you're less likely to get antsy or mindlessly check your news feed while lounging by the pool.