Whenever I visit California, I always find myself thinking, "Man, I would lose SOOO much weight if I lived here." And I wholeheartedly believe that, because even with all of the vodka drinks and cha siu baau buns, I still find myself walking much more and opting for the vegetarian fare and delicious, perfectly ripe fruit over fatty and carby options. When I get home, my jeans are loose. But the simple fact is that in California, it's just much easier to find excruciatingly healthy food as you go through your day than it is if you're living in Wisconsin (particularly in the non-summer months), when the only place you're going to find edible vegetation is at one of the grocery stores in the suburbs.
A group of scientists at the California Center of Public Health Advocacy have quantified my own observation and put it into a measurable statistic. God, I love those folks in the white coats! Check it: they calculated the proportion of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores near each
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- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Jul 24, 2008 9:53 PM EDT
Whenever I visit California, I always find myself thinking, "Man, I would lose SOOO much weight if I lived here." And I wholeheartedly believe that, because even with all of the vodka drinks and cha siu baau buns, I still find myself walking much more and opting for the vegetarian fare and delicious, perfectly ripe fruit over fatty and carby options. When I get home, my jeans are loose. But the simple fact is that in California, it's just much easier to find excruciatingly healthy food as you go through your day than it is if you're living in Wisconsin (particularly in the non-summer months), when the only place you're going to find edible vegetation is at one of the grocery stores in the suburbs.Read More »from Does your neighborhood affect the size of your ass?
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Thu, Jul 24, 2008 9:30 PM EDT
Summer can come with its fair share of skinned knees and nasty bugbites, so make sure you're fully prepared for your next pool party or picnic. Our go-to for all the essentials? Whole Foods, whose array of all-natural products eases our pains and our minds. Create your own kit with Alba Botanica sunscreen, Eco Guard latex-free bandages, and JASON natural insect repellent spray. Items available at Whole Foods stores nationwide.
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Sleeping out under the stars is one of the great rituals of childhood. But for parents, the real luxury is being able to do so without abandoning creature comforts. These retreats will give you a taste of the wilderness without requiring you to live like a backpacker.
1) Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Tofino, British Columbia
At this high-end retreat in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere off the west coast of British Columbia, kids can learn to fish or ply a canoe through the pristine waters. Best bet: one of the 20 canvas tents situated along the Bedwell River. Three-night packages from $4,750 CAD per adult, less for children.
2) Sun Valley Yurts
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For those who long to explore Idaho's Smoky Mountains without lugging in a tent, Sun Valley Trekking offers backcountry yurts and huts. Nestled at an elevation of 8,700 feet and equally appealing in summer or winter, Coyote Hut isRead More »from Top 5 Places to Camp Out in Comfort
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jul 24, 2008 6:11 PM EDT
The 80s are back! Click on the image to watch a segment I taped with Today Show correspondent Jenna Wolfe; 80s fashion and make-up are actually making a comeback, but there's a way to make the trends feel 0-8, instead of 8-0. I loved shooting with Jenna - she was probably one of the most fun on-air personalities I've ever worked with. It was hard to shoot with her because I was laughing so hard. Really want to know what you think of the segment!
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jul 24, 2008 5:49 PM EDT
I know, I'm cheating because I am supposed to actually try something but a) nothing exciting has come my way lately and b) today I'm more interested in writing about the scariest pedicure I've ever heard of--I got the scoop on msnbc.com. Apparently, a salon in Virginia is offering a fish pedicure. Clients stick their feet into a tank full of water for 15-30 minutes while a bunch of tiny, toothless fish eat away dead skin and calluses. And people pay $35 - $50 bucks for this! Eeeewwwww!! I don't care how good the results are, I would be way too freaked out to try it but supposedly it's a safer, more sanitary alternative to scraping at calluses with a razor. I think I'll stick with my regular foot file or a pumice stone. Would any of you get a fish pedi? And speaking of weird beauty procedures, have you all heard about the bird-poo facial yet?
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I know I've written about vintage clutches before, but I might as well admit that they're a bit of a sick obsession of mine. Do you know why? Well, they're cheap, for one thing. At around $15 a pop, they're less than many of us (not me, but still) spend on lip gloss. They're also capable of actually making your outfit dressier or cooler, depending on the style. And lastly, they take up very little room, so you can collect a bunch and keep them around for special occasions (I store all of mine in one extra-large tote bag). If you have anything fancy to go to in the next couple of weeks, you should check out the following: this "Uptown Girl" '80s pink version, a super-chic white wicker one, and this gorgeous beaded piece, which looks like you found it in a Moroccan bazaar.
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My love of a refreshing blast of citrus never flags.
1. PERFUME: This makes me feel clean-yet also mojito-soaked-at the same time, which is all I really want in life.
2. MOUSSE: Smells like a vaguely sweet gimlet.
3.SOLID: This adorable silver-dollar-size tin contains organic waxes and natural oils and it is heaven! And it never leaks!
4. SPLASH: A zingy mix of ruby red grapefruit and ginger-and the hefty glass bottle is just plain luxe.
-Jean Godfrey-June, beauty director
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Alton Brown says that everything in the kitchen should be a multitasker--every gadget that takes up counter space or drawer space should pay for its real estate and then some, in many useful ways. I say forget that; if it's a gadget that you use all the time, and it makes your kitchen time easier, faster, better, more fun, then that sucker should take up just as much room as it needs to take up. It becomes not clutter, but indispensable.Read More »from Delicious: Couldn't-live-without kitchen gadgets
Amy, from Angry Chicken, is a woman after my own heart. She provides a roundup of her very favorite little stuff, the gadgets she can't live without, that soothe her soul, improve her life, and would be impossible to live without--everything from the amazing apple corer/peeler I didn't know existed to the salad spinner, which wins an award for item that sounds most useless but turns out to be surprisingly awesome. The list is inspiring--maybe it really is time to get a mandolin, because oh, how I hate cutting onions. And the apple pies that I can
- Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Wed, Jul 23, 2008 10:48 PM EDT
When the hullaballoo over the new Jennifer Hudson album cover came out, I reserved judgment. After all, I don't know what's going on with J.Hud recently. Maybe she's been losing weight and succumbing to Hollywood pressure after all. I haven't actually looked at her or anything. Maybe she wasn't airbrushed out of oblivion on the one thing that was supposed to be celebrating who she is, without worrying about selling clothes or making magazine editors happy, nothing. An album intended for fans who already understand that the girl played Effie not Twiggy. Surely RCA Records wouldn't slap her head on someone else's body, would they? Would they?Read More »from Jennifer Hudson's album cover has a case of the flesh-eating virus
Want to see a beautiful woman? Here she is, looking normal and casual and awesome. And it doesn't matter that she's got an Academy Award. It doesn't matter that she can sing like an angel. It just doesn't matter because she needs to keep her awesome rack but somehow have her waist whittled down until her ribs seem to no longer exist. That's what
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