I love ginger beer--there's something about that sweetness and fizz with the spicy little kick at the end. It's kind of like grown-up ginger ale, and I bet it's just as good for stomach aches. Or possibly not. I do know what it is good for, and that is for giving pleasant-weather drinks a refreshing kick in the pants and a little bit of a zing.
My smart friend Jen Wade is good at all kinds of science, including the science of drink making, and thusly concocts a very beautiful Moscow Mule that I miss, especially as the weather gets nicer and brighter. The Moscow Mule is the classic ginger beer drink, but my other smart friend Boozemonkey has created a brand-new recipe for a ginger-beer drink, called The Denomination. It's got lime juice, pineapple juice, a bit of pisco (a brandy) and lovely, bubbly ginger beer, and it sounds absolutely inspired. I think it ought to be sipped outside, while you are wearing a sundress and feeling both summery and sophisticated even though you smell like
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I love ginger beer--there's something about that sweetness and fizz with the spicy little kick at the end. It's kind of like grown-up ginger ale, and I bet it's just as good for stomach aches. Or possibly not. I do know what it is good for, and that is for giving pleasant-weather drinks a refreshing kick in the pants and a little bit of a zing.Read More »from Delicious: Ginger Beer Cocktails
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, May 2, 2008 7:46 PM EDT
Thanks to Manolo for the Big Girl, for pointing out this new line of bathing suits from Monif C. When I saw the pictures, I said oh, wow, and when I clicked on the link, I said holy crap. Because holy crap, they are sexy. You're not going to swim any triathlons in them, or do anything more than just a couple of laps, but that's not what these suits are for--these are for lounging in your beach chair with a pair of movie-star sunglasses and a giant hat and idly lifting your hand to summon a worshipful beach boy when you require a refill of your delicious piña colada in a pineapple, or a deliciously lazy flutter over to the swim-up bar. They are glamorous, sexy, a little Joan Collins-flashy, outrageous and nutty in an awesome way, and you will be completely as hot as the summer sun, this season.Read More »from A ridiculously sexy plus-size swimsuitâ€”from Monif C
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I have been told before that I am far too smart for my own good--which I always assumed meant that I think I know everything when really I totally don't and someday that's going to bite me in the ass. It has also meant that I analyze things to death, that I insist I am correct and cling to my rightness righteously to the point of giant blow-outs, and that I have a sassy mouth for which I was about to be grounded. It has never before meant, and never before did I think it would mean, that I am just way too intelligent and educated to have good sex. That's what a German survey suggests, anyway--that 62 percent of educated women had difficulty having orgasms.Read More »from Too smart for sex, my ass
Of course, I'm skeptical about this survey--a small sample; it's just a questionnaire given by a lifestyle magazine; it's hardly scientific or conclusive and is filled with hastily drawn and probably extremely shaky correlations that have nothing to do with causation; and I am taking this very personally, I suppose, because I've got
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I have put a lot of thought and effort into distancing myself from my patterns of disordered eating, consciously reminding myself that food is just nutrition and not nurturing or a reward or something to feel guilty about. Just like a recovering alcoholic will always be an alcoholic, I know that I completely consider myself one of the women with a disordered eating problem.
I definitely try to practice intuitive eating whenever possible, but after reading the signs of emotional eating, I'm stunned to see that despite all of this, I'm still struggling. Like Lesley, I can see myself in many of the warning signs, even after thinking about my food issues for well over a decade. For me, it all comes down to emotional eating (or in my case, it involves eating instead of having emotions).
Here are my wake up calls as identified by psychiatrist Dr. Robert Gould:
- Sudden hunger (working, working, working, oh my god I'm famished!)
- Very specific food cravings (only your grandmother's apple
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, May 2, 2008 4:44 PM EDT
While the rage for tanning towels (see page 104 of our current issue) continues unabated in our office, I used them the evening before a big event, and I awoke untanned. The dress I planned to wear was a dove gray that needed skin drastically darker or paler than mine to set it off; I needed a tan.
I have a very thin margin of time in the morning; there was time for further tanning, or there was time for a shower. I got out my Lancôme Flash Bronzer Airbrush (it is almost as good as Lancôme Flash Bronzer for Legs, my all-time favorite, and it is much faster) and went to town.
If you can't shower-say you live in the suburbs and dress for your black-tie events crouching between your computer and your desk-the next best thing is a pack of Sephora wipes, which also do a remarkably good job of erasing self-tanning streaks. To that, you add: perfume. I went for Christian Celle Calypso Mimosa. And body cream: White Jasmin and Mint from Jo Malone. To your nails-if they are stillRead More »from Dressing for a black tie eventâ€”Sephora wipes, LancÃ´me's Flash Bronzer and other necessities
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, May 2, 2008 3:56 PM EDT
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Even the cleverest of my patients sometimes don't understand their own bodies. When I asked 25-year-old L. if she had any problems with sex, she shrugged. "Sex hurts most of the time," she told me. "And my boyfriend says that I'm really small down there. Do you think I'm too small for sex?"
She's not the first patient I've seen who has posed this question to me. Some women are born anatomically different--in rare cases, you can have "two vaginas," a really short one, or no vagina at all. But if you've had a pelvic exam, and your gyno hasn't said anything, it means you're normal.
And "normal" means you're just fine for sex. Your vagina was designed to deliver a seven-pound squirming bundle of life into the world...she can certainly accomodate your boyfriend (or toy), no matter how well-endowed he (it) is. But it doesn't mean you don't need to get in the mood first.
Feeling "too small" may mean that you're not yet aroused enough to enjoy penetration. For sex to be fun for both of Read More »from Myth of The Month: Too small for sex
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, May 1, 2008 8:20 PM EDT
Taco Bell is trying desperately to distance itself from the other fast food joints and replicate Subway's PR coup à la Jared Fogle by challenging Oklahoma City to get fit. The city's mayor has already started an initiative to help the fat city lose a million pounds and already the participants have lost a staggering 57,000 pounds. The mayor himself has lost 57 pounds since April 2007, roughly a pound a week since he started.Read More »from Yo quiero a weight loss plan? Taco Bell goes "fresco"
Taco Bell's main contribution toward eating lighter is its Fresco menu, which is the common sense approach to healthier fare, containing 9 items that have 9 grams of fat or less. Really, this is just another marketing ploy, since the Fresco menu just contains steak or chicken items without cheese, sour cream or deep-fried taco shells. Of course, you can always just turn anything into a "Fresco" option by simply avoiding things with that greasy ground beef and asking them to skip the cheese. The National Weight Registry notes that those people who are most
- Glamour Magazine | Shine Food – Thu, May 1, 2008 7:36 PM EDT
You might have already guessed that Weetabix is a very good cook--I am lucky enough to know, from personal experience, that she is an excellent cook, and kind of a whiz in the kitchen, too. She is another one of those people I admire, the ones who can decide what she's in the mood for and then just kind of, you know, make it up from whole cloth. Me, I'm terrified of deviating from a recipe, and even then, I might not get it right.Read More »from Delicious: The easy, made-up recipe for basil and garlic chicken
But the other cool thing about Weetabix is that she can note down what she did to make something delicious, and in such a way that it's incredibly easy to follow even if you are made of fear and fail, the way I have been known to be in the kitchen. I have chicken breasts, I wanted to do something besides "put them in a pan," and I happily remembered her site had the so-good instructions. And for lunch, I have beautiful basil and garlic stuffed chicken, plus leftovers for days, and I am a very happy girl. Almost as good as having her come cook for me, but not