Okay, we all know that we're not supposed to be eating convenience foods--boxed things, bagged things, canned things. They're all full of things that will immediately stop your heart, one time in twenty, and if it doesn't, it will inch you that much closer to death anyway, and then you will start to excrete gravy from your pores and develop a facial tic. Seriously, I've seen it happen. It's also the reason I wear a mask (don't look at me, I'm an animal).
Eating right just got easier! Simply buy what's on the shopping list to make a week's worth of tasty, low-calorie meals.
But there is something about the convenience foods that makes me keep coming back. Maybe because--they're convenient! There really is nothing like being able to throw a little tray into a microwave and end up with a totally mediocre pile of calories at the end of two minutes. There are tradeoffs--the mediocrity, the facial tic, and the heart murmur--but some days, the flavor doesn't matter and the health problems
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Okay, we all know that we're not supposed to be eating convenience foods--boxed things, bagged things, canned things. They're all full of things that will immediately stop your heart, one time in twenty, and if it doesn't, it will inch you that much closer to death anyway, and then you will start to excrete gravy from your pores and develop a facial tic. Seriously, I've seen it happen. It's also the reason I wear a mask (don't look at me, I'm an animal).Read More »from How do you avoid convenience foods?
This weekend, I was surrounded with a gaggle of awesome friends who all looked sexy and awesome and were loaded with compliments and gossip and snarky salty goodness. It was a good weekend, a great weekend actually, and exactly what I needed after a pretty miserable few weeks.Read More »from Do you overshare?
While I was getting ready for one of our numerous social outtings, I threw on a baby doll-type dress and hated how it looked, so I pulled out of my suitcase "the Iron Maiden." It looks like a simple girdle, but in reality, it's closer to a Pretty Hate Machine. In fact, I know from experience that I have to put it on BEFORE doing my hair and makeup because the resulting struggle will turn my face into a sweaty hot mess.
It's so evil that just getting it over your shoulders fills you with all kinds of self-doubt. Maybe it shrunk in the wash? This can't possible fit me! Perhaps tiny little elves snuck into my lingerie drawer and replaced this garment with one that is fifteen sizes too small? Once it snaps over my
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 10, 2008 11:39 PM EST
You guys were so amazing and awesome with your suggestions when I was awash with grief and lack of direction. Thank you for that. Thank you so much. And you were right--things have started to turn around. I still walk around a little dazed but I'm no longer sitting at my desk, allowing tears to roll down my cheeks, and I'm no longer bursting into uncontrollable sobs when I'm alone in the house. One of the unfortunate side effects is that my attempts at jokes are still falling flat and people are misinterpreting my impatience and random unconscious frowning as some kind of commentary on something they are doing. As a result, I find myself needing to apologize more than normal, but at least I am able to process those social cues and empathize with their reactions, which was something that wasn't happening two weeks ago. And I've been able to actually get excited about things, actually feel the thrill percolating up in my head. On the morning of my call with Eddie Izzard, I was doing
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Nov 10, 2008 9:18 PM EST
A new study from the University of Colorado has found that women's hands house WAY more bacteria on their palms than men's do, and a greater variety of germs. Researchers don't know exactly why, but they have some pretty lame suggestions, amongst them: Women "often" apply moisturizers and cosmetics. Or have "variable" hormones. Or have "different hand-washing regimens."
So, there it is. All the more reason to quit touching your face.
-Cat Marnell, associate beauty editor
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- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Mon, Nov 10, 2008 8:25 PM EST
One of my favorite memories of my weekend in Chicago (yes, apparently I'm going to milk my trip for blog posts all blessed week) was a quiet dinner with my friends H and Shawn at one of the most amazing restaurants in the country, Alinea. During our extensive dinner, we were waited on by no fewer than a dozen different servers, and because I chose to go with the wine pairings, our table was frequently visited by the Alinea sommelier, Justin Leone. By the end of the evening, we wore down their professional veneer and had found out how restaurant peeps like to party (it involves French toast foie gras and lots of champers) and also that restauranteurs read food blogs obsessively and often find wild innacuracies in them that are really frustrating. At one point in the evening, Justin made the mistake of telling me about his video blogs over at Eat Drink Or Die, which of course I couldn't resist searching out. Found you, Justin, and yes, you're just as adorable as I remembered through myRead More »from The right way to open a bottle of champagne, as illustrated by Alinea's sommelier
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Mon, Nov 10, 2008 7:25 PM EST
Like J Lo, I'm feeling moved to renew some very important vows in my life, and I'd like to share the words of this vow with all of you:
I promise to commit myself to you fully. We all know it's not easy to do that but I also know that I must. There have been times in the past when I have not done all I said I would do. There have been days when frankly I just forgot about you. Or didn't want to face you. But that's behind me now. I promise to give you the time and attention you need. I promise to take you-us-seriously, and to value and make the most of the time we spend together. Today, tomorrow, and every day.
Except weekends. I mean, everyone needs a little time off.
You see when I committed myself to busting that mom-flap-the extra chunk of flubber round the midsection brought about by having babies-I specified only 5 minutes, 5 days a week.
Five minutes! You'd think I could have managed that. But I confess that since the last time I posted on the matter of theRead More »from Crabmommy: Revisiting and Renewing the Mom-flap Challenge
- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Mon, Nov 10, 2008 7:07 PM EST
I love pumpkin in ways that should be naughty. I make pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin gnocchi and pumpkin muffins. But when it comes to pumpkin, I'm the cheatiest cheat that ever cheated. You know how Martha Stewart wouldn't dream of touching a pumpkin recipe without actually roasting a real pumpkin in her oven for several hours? Well, let me tell you, I grew up eating that real pumpkin crap and I am here to say that the stuff in the can is better. Mark this day on the calendar! I know, I can hardly even believe Ms. Whole Foods Hippie Kid is saying those words, but it's true. And because it's so easy to just crack open a can of Libby's pumpkin, I end up cheating in other ways too. For instance, you can make an AMAZINGLY impressive batch of pumpkin ravioli by just mixing a little melted butter and brown sugar into a canned puréed pumpkin and then making little pumpkin parcels with wonton skins. Throw the little pillows of happiness into some boiling water until they float and then crisp themRead More »from We love pumpkin so much we should really just marry it and have babies
Sometimes when I'm in a dark, sad place with my wardrobe (like right now-I want to violently destroy every single thing I own and start anew), I peruse Lucky's Cute Outfit of the Day for inspiration. The women really are cute, and their outfits are almost always super-creative and interesting. For example, last week I spotted assistant online editor Caroline Kinneberg's adorable/unique ensemble, and I immediately wanted a pair of red boots. Then I went straight to eBay, where I found three very cool pairs: a vampy high-heeled style to be worn with pencil skirts or skinny pants, a boxy suede version that I'd love to mix with a black dress and textured tights, and these, which are so awesome I'd like to wear them all on their own, except that would be REALLY weird, so instead maybe over jeans with a white blouse.Read More »from My new favorite thing: Red boots
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The crock pot is one of those things you have in your kitchen, under the counter somewhere or up on a high shelf, that you can forget about so easily. You don't use it, and suddenly it is like it never even existed! Until you run across a recipe that calls for a crock pot. Then you're reminded that it's just a little chopping, a little tossing, and mostly just letting it sit for hours while you take care of all the things you need to do besides cook, and your house fills up with the smell of amazing dinner, just a short while away, with leftovers for days.Read More »from Delicious: Slow cooker plus curry equals awesome
This vegetarian curry dish from Yum Sugar is one of those inspiring recipes that makes me want to dig out the crock pot, heat that sucker up, and have the warm, fall scent of spicy cinnamon, curry and coriander be the very first thing you smell when you walk in the door.
Craving for more curry? Try this delicious recipe for curried chicken casserole from SELF.
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If the alleged correlation between stress and going gray is true, I may be at risk for a heart attack: I'm 24, and there are too many grey strands on my head to count. I'm reluctant to accept that my long dark hair will be completely silvery when I reach 30.
I search for solace in the tabloids but find none. Where are the beautiful gray-haired celebrities? George Clooney, Richard Gere-all men! There are no younger gray-haired female celebrities! Even Diane Keaton is still brunette (or is she blonde now?).
I work in fashion: This means that every last dime MUST be invested in my closet. One single-process haircolor session at a decent salon means one less pair of the season's latest (fill in the blank). (Nonetheless, if you are looking for a colorist, see Jaleh at Salon AKS, a miracle worker who turned my dark-brown-haired friend into the most beautiful blonde!)
Even if money were no object, who has the time? My hair grows so quickly; I would have to go in every threeRead More »from My struggle with premature gray hair