Blog Posts by Harper s Bazaar

  • 10 Spring Juice Essentials

    Detox deprived? Stock up on these healthy juice essentials to supercharge your liquids.
    By Nicole Catanese

    1. Strawberries

    "Strawberries feel like spring," says Lianna Sugarman, founder of LuliTonix juices. "They're rich in vitamin c, high in antioxidants and are excellent for skin health and beauty."

    2. Arugula

    "Arugula is very cleansing, high in chlorophyll, is great for bone building and mental sharpness," explains Sugarman. And lettuce in general is a "brimming with micronutrients, super hydrating and very cleansing," she says. "They're wonderful in blends and juices because they add a light fresh taste.

    3. Lemon

    Never leave this citrus out the mix! You've probably already heard that "lemon squeezed in warm water is an optimal start to each and every day, supporting liver in its cleansing," says Sugarman. But it's also important to add to your juice, too."Alhough acidic in taste, lemon is very alkaline when taken into the body-we put it in everything!"


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  • The Health and Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

    The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.
    By Nicole Catanese

    "First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil and I think a big part of its popularity is that it is natural, not synthetic and that is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at Wexler Dermatology in NYC. Coconut oil, unlike mineral oil, another proven highly effective moisturizer, delivers on the same skin softening promise sans the not-so-pretty aspects of classic mineral oil. "Research has shown that from the use of coconut oil on skin, hydration improved and skin surface lipids remained in tact," she says. And when it comes to "thick, scaly, fissured feet, or rough leathery elbows and knees, coconut oil might have the advantage over regular moisturizer."

    And it could also be the answer to chronic skin conditions such as eczema, too.

    Related: The Healthy Hair Diet

    "Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and good

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  • 5 Pieces that Make You Look Instantly Dated

    We're all for sartorial freedom, but there are certain once-on-trend items that, when worn today, appear anything but current. Consider this your official out list.

    By Kerry Pieri

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  • 5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline.

    By Steven Macari

    Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few statements about what to eat and how to stay healthy:

    1. Sugar is bad.

    2. Whole grains are good.

    3. Bacon and eggs are bad.

    4. Low-fat is better than full-fat.

    5. Vegetable oils are healthier than butter.

    Related: 13 Ways To Clean Up Your Diet

    What if I told you that the only thing on that list that is in fact true is number 1? And that if you ate fewer whole grains, more bacon and eggs, more full fat products and more real butter, your sugar cravings would go away. And when you did want some sugar you could have it without worrying about weight gain, suppressing your immune system and messing with your blood sugar. Well, that is exactly what I

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  • 5 Healthy Habits of Fashion's Fittest Figures

    Margherita MissoniMargherita MissoniWhether you're looking to slim down for the coming swimsuit season or simply trying to improve your diet, developing healthy habits can be difficult. We tapped 10 chic (and slim) women to share their motivating diet and exercise regimens. Here are their tips to getting fit and healthy, not just for that bikini body, but for good.

    By Lauren Fisher

    Margherita Missoni

    "I make homemade juices with whatever is in season. I rarely have coffee but I drink lots of tea. I start with a pot of tea at home and sip on herbal teas throughout the day at work."

    Related: 12 Superfoods for Spring

    Rachel Roy

    "I work out six times a week. I do yoga two to three days with an instructor at my house, and the other days I walk uphill or run on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I'll also get a private trainer from time to time."

    Related: 13 Ways To Clean Up Your Diet

    Hannah Bronfman

    "I go to a weekly boxing class and a private boxing lesson with a trainer at Aerospace, and I do Pilates

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  • The 12 Haircuts to Consider for Spring

    This season's prettiest haircuts are easy, loose, and flattering on a range of face shapes.
    By Hanna Morrill

  • Drink Responsibly: A Healthy Guide to Imbibing

    There's a smarter way to enjoying a cocktail that won't derail your healthy lifestyle.

    By Steven Macari

    Socializing is a major part of life and lets face it alcohol plays a major role in that. As someone who teaches a holistic approach to health, it is all about finding balance. When implementing any sort of health, nutrition or fitness program, becoming dogmatic with your training or diet can often do mare harm than good. Cutting yourself off from all social activity (and usually alcohol intake) can actually be an added stressor, which may reverse any gains from your nutrition or fitness program. I often teach my clients how to cheat effectively, instead of a Hershey bar, choose the best quality organic dark chocolate you can find. The same goes with drinking. If you are going to drink on occasion, here is what you need to know about how to drink, have fun and not offset all the good things you have done all week in the gym and in the kitchen.

    So why is alcohol bad in the

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  • Time Travel: See the Rules of Dating in 1976

    Gail Parent shares the rules of the game from the 1976 issue of Bazaar.

    There is a right way and a wrong way of doing everything. Whether you are driving a car, cooking dinner or playing around, you have to know the rules and take it from there. Especially when you call the shots and make the moves, and the name of the game is liberated love.

    Rule 1: Use The Lingo

    (If you're going to do it like everyone else, you have to talk like everyone else.)

    • A thing- affairs are no longer referred to as affairs. They are in the Seventies called "things", as "I have a thing going" or "I'm having this thing."

    • A relationship- one step up from a thing. You are asking for his mind as well as his body, as in "he and I are having a relationship."

    Into him- the moment you are thinking of having a thing, or a relationship, as in "the guy I'm into now."

    The guy- what to call him if you are not living with him, as in "the guy I'm going with" (that is the most secure position

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  • 12 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

    Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of black boots. So, if you're looking to make a major investment this season, or spring cleaning is on your horizon, here's an easy guide to help you streamline. Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.

    By: Chrissy Rutherford

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  • The Lazy Girl's Guide to Staying Svelte

    For the lazy girl in all of us, here's a guide on how to stay slim.
    By Nicole Catanese

    Eating clean and consistent workouts are proven to boost metabolism, increase muscle (and therefore after burn) as well as blast fat. But if the Polar Vortex has you skipping both in the name of maintaining mental and stay warm sanity, here are simple no-gym-in-sight alternatives so that you can keep the scale in check until spring strikes.


    While the sweet nectar won't zap fat on its own, what The Honey Diet claims is that it helps keep your waist trim by helping to shut down sugar cravings. So essentially, if you are drizzling the sweet stuff onto snacks, or salads or even taking it straight up throughout the day, in addition to cutting out refined carbs and increasing your veggie and protein intake, the result is an even keeled blood sugar level. And the result: you're more apt to stay in check when it comes to your food choices because you're cravings no longer have a Read More »from The Lazy Girl's Guide to Staying Svelte


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