It is not my intention to load you up with gadgets--to tell you that if only you had X, Y or Z, your life would be perfect, your abs would be taut, your dinners a dream, healthy and so fast you practically don't even remember making them every night. Only a gourmet robot will provide that kind of happy satisfaction, and we are not far enough into the future for that.
We are far enough into the future, though, where rice cookers are filled with fuzzy logic that makes rice come out perfectly every single time--even brown rice--and that it's not just for rice cooking. You can steam, poach, simmer, make a mean risotto, and this New York Times article suggests that you can even make a little loaf of bread in your tiny rice cooker. That is possibly not what you're going to be doing for dinner--instead, you can try these awesome-sounding, reasonably healthy and easy recipes that let you throw stuff together and then collapse on the couch for awhile.
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- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Mon, Oct 6, 2008 6:51 PM EDT
It is not my intention to load you up with gadgets--to tell you that if only you had X, Y or Z, your life would be perfect, your abs would be taut, your dinners a dream, healthy and so fast you practically don't even remember making them every night. Only a gourmet robot will provide that kind of happy satisfaction, and we are not far enough into the future for that.Read More »from Delicious: The rice cooker deserves a spot on your counter
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Mon, Oct 6, 2008 6:22 PM EDT
Photo Credit: Getty ImagesIt's good for kids to have goals, to have ambitions. Crabkid wants to be a gambler when she grows up.
Which got me thinking.
Maybe our kids' goals aren't quite what Mom and Dad had in mind, but we all know it's good to let them dream their own dreams and make their own decisions. So no matter what Crabkid tells me she wants to be, I tell her it's all cool with me. And for her at the moment, it's all about gambling.
It started at the QFC grocery store. There's a bank of bingo machines or Lotto or whatever those cards are. Me, I'm not a gambling woman so I don't know much about them, but Crabkid adores the machines and races over to them every chance she can. "Nothing's coming out!" she said the first time she banged on the buttons. "Where's the money?" She was confused and thought the machine was some sort of very glittery ATM.
"This machine doesn't give you money. It just takes it from you," I explained, as she punched the lit panels sporting pictures of variousRead More »from Crabmommy: What do your kids say they want to be when they grow up?
I know this seems like a crazy question--of course it's worse to have cancer, right? Well I'm not so sure.
I know this sounds like a ludicrous question but for those of us who've been the patient and seen what our loved ones go through, it's not crazy at all. I've been both the patient and the caregiver and, for me, watching my sister get diagnosed and go through treatment was far worse that experiencing it myself. It's true, I have an "easy" cancer (more on that label another time) and Melissa did not so maybe that's part of it. But I honestly feel like when you're the patient, you know exactly how you're feeling and when you're the loved one, you can only what-if and speculate. You are helpless and no one likes to feel that way. Anyone agree?Read one patient's visual journal of surviving breast cancer, from chemo treatments to double mastectomy.
What got me thinking about the topic is a story called "Is My Cancer Bothering You?" that smstemp mentioned in the comments theRead More »from Who has it worse: The patient or the caregiver?
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Oct 6, 2008 5:09 PM EDT
My friend Emily was writing/thinking about tights last week, the dilemma being: Should you buy expensive brands or stick with the budget kind? I usually buy my tights wherever I remember to pick them up--usually last minute at the Gap. But I have long loved and coveted the appearance of woolly, sweater-like versions, especially once the weather gets really cold. The whole situation made me wonder if maybe eBay could help. Yes! I found an adorable textured cashmere pair by Betsey Johnson, which I am definitely scooping up immediately, these by See By Chloe, which are deeply discounted and beyond chic, and--if you dare--styles in off-white and bright red by the old-timey stockings company Bloch (founded 1932!).
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I write about hair, but am hideously terrible at styling my own. My blowouts are poofy; I singe my ears with flatirons; and I simply cannot use a curling iron. Needless to say, I rock a lot of ponytails. (Try these new ponytail styles).
But the other night, I tried something new: I combed mousse (Tresemme) through my hair, blowdried just the roots for two minutes, and then braided my still-damp hair into 10 little braids (I bore a temporary striking resemblance to popular mid-'90s rapper Coolio, but it was worth it in the end).
The next morning I unraveled and had the most crazy-awesome wildly wavy hair EVER! It almost looked crimped--in a good way--and it lasted for two days in a row (I'm convinced this is because of the mousse).
--Cat Marnell, beauty assistant
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I'm so lucky to write for such an amazing community and wanted to take a moment to address some questions that have been raised about my recent trips to a nutritionist.Read More »from Weetabix gets up close and personal about PCOS
I didn't really get into the reasons behind this decision, but you've all been so amazingly supportive that I should probably be a little more forthcoming about the details. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) many years ago. While I have proven via food journals that I'm eating under 2,000 calories every day (which, according to their charts, means I should be losing weight just doing my daily life and moving this much weight around), and my blood tests show that I'm not diabetic or pre-diabetic (whatever that means), people who have PCOS tend to have insulin resistance and weird reactions to carbs, as well as fatty livers.
That's such a weird diagnosis: fatty liver. Like, how do they know? Does my liver have a hard time fitting in movie theater seats? But, ah well, it is what it is. Actually,
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Oct 3, 2008 5:52 PM EDT
Because I'm a little bit of a loser with terrible short-term memory, I went to the fancy/problematic coffee shop the other morning on my way home from the gym. And, weirdly, no one from the regular crew was there. Not RC, not the hot barista, not any of the army of overly dressed-up enemies I'd encountered before. I had my laptop with me, so, even though I looked horrible, wearing no makeup, gym sneakers from (I am not kidding) 1996, brown leggings, and that same teal green V-neck tee with a built-in sports bra that caused these style wars in the first place, I decided to sit down, work a little, and enjoy my coffee right there on the comfy leather sofa. And then I heard... "Hey, Jenn! I thought that was you!" It was one of my boyfriend's friends--honestly, one of his cute friends, with good style. "Hey, just let me get my coffee and I'll join you." At this point I would've cut off a small toe to have special Bewitched powers and change my outfit into something like this, this, andRead More »from Brooklyn Style Wars Continue...This Time, with a Man!
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Have you ever received a copy of your Pap test in the mail, only to be completely befuddled by what it means? Let me decode the mysterious language, and what it means for you.
Phrases that mean everything's fine:
- Endocervical cells present
- Squamous metaplastic cells present
- Transformation zone component present
- Negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy
- Atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance. Also called "ASCUS." The pathologist sees abnormal cells, but doesn't know why. Could be an infection, could be the start of a true abnormality. Your gyno will either repeat the test in 6-12 months, or order an HPV test. (Here's how to tell if you have HPV.)
- Atypical glandular cells of uncertain significance. Also called "AGUS." Could be you were near your period. Your gyno may want to do a small biopsy of the lining of your uterus.
- Cannot rule out high-grade abnormality (or SIL). Your gyno will perform
- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 2, 2008 8:04 PM EDT
We've given you the pizza crust recipe--and it really is such a good recipe, and perfect to make on a lazy Sunday afternoon--but what do you do with that crust? Do you waste a perfectly spectacular homemade dough under a handful of mozzarella and a couple of slices of pepperoni? Well, sometimes you do because a classic is a classic for a reason. But Chow has got ten ideas -- and that is a lot of ideas -- for pizza topping combinations that will make you happy to be alive and putting homemade pizza in your face. Some are easy enough mixes of ingredients, perfect for a busy night--like roasted asparagus and prosciutto--and then some are a little more complicated, when you feel like sloughing off a tough day with a little meditative chopping at the kitchen counter. And all will make you feel a little smug, because you are so smart and fancy.
Get an extra boost of nutrition with this surprisingly healthy pizza recipe.
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