It's no surprise models have glamorous holiday plans, so we checked in with a few of our favorites to find out what they're up to as well as what they plan on wearing to give thanks. Their itineraries may be more far-flung (they run the gamut-from jetting off to an island in Asia to motorbiking in the Mojave Desert), but in some ways, models are just like us: They'll all be spending time with family and friends. Hilary Rhoda even hopes to squeeze in a few cooking lessons from her mom. Click through our slideshow to see what's on the docket this season.Read More »from Model Thanksgiving: Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and More Share Their Holiday Plans
- Vogue Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 3:29 PM ESTAlexandra Macon
- Vanity Fair | Fashion – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 3:20 PM ESTJulie Miller
BeyonceNot realizing that most rules do not apply to Beyoncé, controversial archaeologist Zahi Hawass has taken a bold stand against the world's entertainment empress, banning her from Egypt's ancient pyramids.
Hawass's issue with the Grammy winner arose after she allegedly arrived late for an appointment. "She said she would come at 3 p.m. but she came late," Hawass told The Independent. "I said 'You have to say I'm sorry I'm late.' But she didn't open her mouth." Hawass, who last we checked, is an an expert authority on Egyptian archaeology and not manners or punctuality, continued, "Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady. . . "
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First, do you think Beyoncé has ever been referred to as "this lady' in the scope of her career? And second, maybe the issue here is that Hawass is simply hurt that the singer did not want to become friends with him, unlike most of his tour mates.
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- Vanity Fair | At Home – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 3:13 PM ESTJulie Miller
George R.R. MartinEarlier this month, grizzled sea captain and Game of Thrones mastermind George R. R. Martin warned his overeager fans that he needs some space if they want him to ever finish The Winds of Winter, the sixth novel of his A Song of Fire and Ice series. Despite that warning, Martin continues to be pressured by devotees who simply want more of his addictive fantasy series. Just this week, on Empire Magazine's Webcast, the author was asked, for the billionth time, about the a Winds of Winter finish date. "When it's done!" he snapped into the mic.
Asked how he will possibly wind up all of the story's sprawling threads in the next two books, Martin revealed that he has a back-up plan. "Two big books, 1,500 manuscript pages each-that's 3,000 pages," Martin says of the space he has to wrap up. "I think I have a good shot. And you know, if I really get pressed, I've already established that red comet. I can just have it hit Westeros and wipe out all life," he says.
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If you're going shopping on Black Friday--and kudos to you, because you are probably not only an excellent bargain shopper, you are also brave to be facing other bargain-shoppers--you're going to need to need some fuel. After all, the sales start super-early (and so do the crowds).
In order to keep at the top of your game, here are some suggestions to help keep you from shopping until you actually drop:
Before you head out, it's important to make sure you have breakfast, which will help keep your energy levels high while you race around. Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.N., L.D.N., says "You need a combination of complex carbs (oatmeal, whole-grain cereal, or whole-wheat toast), a good source of protein (low-fat dairy products, nuts or nut butters, and eggs) and a fruit or veggie to round out the nutritional content. This breakfast will provide a mix of quick, feel-good energy from the carbs (because carbs are the body's first source of energy), long-lasting energyRead More »from What to Eat on Black Friday for Maximum Energy
- Vanity Fair | Fashion – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 3:09 PM ESTKatie Nicholl
LONDON-Christmas came early to Kensington Palace this year, complete with fur-covered sleighs and snow showers, for the eagerly awaited Winter Whites Gala in aid of homeless-youth charity Centrepoint. The Duke of Cambridge, the charity's patron and guest of honor, took to the stage with singers Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift at the end of the evening for an impromptu rendition of 'Livin' on a Prayer,' helping to raise over £1 million ($1.6 million).
It was the first rock concert ever to be staged at Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, and the venue was transformed into a winter wonderland courtesy of royal florist Simon Lycett, whose snow-sprinkled fir trees and crystal-studded flower arrangements made the palace's orangery and state apartments look like a scene from Doctor Zhivago.Read More »from Taylor Swift and Prince William Sing with Bon Jovi
- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 3:01 PM EST
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CN Digital Studio"Lose weight while you sleep" seems like one of those "um, sure, OK!" kinds of things (even though studies have shown that sleep can be an important factor in metabolism regulation). But now, new research says it's not just getting enough sleep that matters--it's also how you sleep.
According to a small new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion, the people who stick to a regular sleep schedule--going to bed at the same time every night, and waking up at the same time--were more commonly linked to lower body fat than people who keep irregular hours.
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In the study--by Brigham Young University--researchers followed 300 female college students, who were each given activity trackers that monitored everything they did during their day (including waking up and sleeping). After one week, the participants were assessed for body composition before. The major findings:
* Waking and going to sleep at the
(Newser) - A strange case is playing out in Israel over a woman's refusal to circumcise her son. In what Haaretz calls a "precedent-setting decision," a has levied a fine of $140 a day for each day she does not circumcise him.
The bill is currently at $700, but the unidentified woman refuses to budge. "I have no right to cut his organ and mutilate him," she told Channel 2, as reported by the Times of Israel. "And the court has no right to force me to do so." The court, however, says that "circumcision is a standard surgical procedure that is performed on every Jewish baby boy, so when one of the parents demands it, the other cannot delay it."
infantAnd that's where things get a little confusing. The child's parents are going through a divorce, and the mother says her soon-to-be ex initially agreed with the decision to leave the boy uncircumcised but changed his mind during the divorce proceedings.
In its ruling against her, the court suggested this was part of a scheme of someRead More »from Mom Fined $140 a Day for Not Circumcising Son
- Epicurious.com | Shine Food – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 2:52 PM ESTLauren Salkeld
Planning ahead might be the secret to a stress-free Thanksgiving, but sometimes, no matter how organized you are, you still run into Turkey Day trouble. We rounded up 10 of the most common Thanksgiving mishaps-from forgetting to defrost the turkey to burning the pie crust-and then racked our collective brain for the best last-minute solutions. Follow our advice to keep your Thanksgiving dilemmas from turning into Thanksgiving disasters.
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It's 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve and your sister calls to say she's bringing her new boyfriend-plus his parents and younger brother, the one who plays college football and eats about three times as much as the average person. Before you succumb to a panic attack, relax and focus on hors d'oeuvres. At parties, people have a tendency to fill their bellies with whatever nuts, cheese, dips, and crackers you put in front of them, and while that habit can be irksome if you're serving an elaborate meal, in
- bon appétit magazine | Shine Food – Wed, Nov 27, 2013 2:40 PM ESTE.C. Gladstone
We hate to burst any bubbles, but you know how Santa Claus isn't exactly a historical figure? Well, when it comes to the Jewish winter holiday, that whole "miracle of lights" thing is a little sketchy, too. It was 200 or so years after the Maccabees' rededication of the temple in Jerusalem that Flavius Josephus first mentioned it in writing, as the seminal 1938 The Jewish Festivals points out.
Which means-don't kill the messenger here-sufiganiyot and potato latkes were definitely not on the menu at the first feast that became known as Hanukkah.
But if Judah Maccabee's family and the Hasmonean revolutionaries didn't celebrate their hard-won victory over Antiochus (the Hellenist king of Syria; come on, you know the story, right?) by eating things deep fried in oil, well then, what did they eat?
Tragically, in the two ancient Books of the Maccabees, the only foodstuff mentioned for the re-consecration is "shew bread," an unleavened cake similar to matzo thatRead More »from What Did the Maccabees Eat at the First Hanukkah Meal?
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Thanksgiving Leftover NachosLet's take a minute to acknowledge what we're all really grateful for this year: Leftovers. They're perfect, really. You're in the middle of a four-day weekend, the house is once again empty, the kitchen is clean, and all that remains is a giant Ziploc bag full of turkey for you to eat from the fridge in your pajamas. Without leaving the house, you have all you need to make sandwiches, pot pie, risotto, you name it. But what if there were something more? Something even better? What if there were… Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos?
We asked ourselves that same question, and now Thanksgiving Leftover Nachos exist. (You're welcome.)
Aside from various leftovers, all you need are a bag of chips, maybe a hot chili or two, some sour cream, and the cheese of your choice. There's no science behind the assembly, just pile on whatever you've got on hand. We built ours with the classics.
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