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  • 5 Ski Towns that Are Must-Visits for Foodies

    Good grub, check. Powdery slopes, check. Tasty cocktails, check. Now that's a vacation. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.

    Barefoot Bistro Whistler, British Columbia
    The Canadian hotspot may have a (well-deserved!) reputation as a legendary ski town, but it's fast becoming notorious for farm-to-table dining as well. Whistler's chefs are taking full advantage of the bountiful farmland located just 25 minutes north in Pemberton Valley by partnering with local farmers and incorporating seasonal produce and organic meat into constantly-evolving, mouthwatering menus. As part of Whistler Cornucopia, an annual feast of all things culinary that brings together chefs, vintners, and farmers, top chefs take you on trips to local farms, winemakers host gourmet dinners, and experts teach you creative food pairings. Meanwhile, at Araxi, executive chef James Walt rotates his menu with local or organic produce and game, serving dishes such as butternut squash soup and Yarrow Meadow duck breast. At Bearfoot Bistro,

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  • 11 Genius Beauty Fixes from Your Fridge

    Want shinier hair, clear skin, and a smooth body? Then raid your kitchen for these wonder ingredients. Experts do it, and their homemade treatments are pure enough to eat. By Gina Way, REDBOOK.

    Coconut oil does everything! It's packed with nourishing fatty acids that cure a whole range of issues:

    Use it in a mask for damaged hair
    or just to nix frizz, says New York City hairstylist Nunzio Saviano. Rub a tiny bit between your palms, then dab on any fuzzy bits. "The oil repels water to prevent more frizzing," says Saviano.

    Soften rough body skin.
    "I apply it anywhere I have scaly patches-heels, shins-and it gets rid of them almost on contact," says dermatologist Ellen Marmur.

    Remove stubborn makeup.
    It takes off even waterproof makeup with ease-and without having to pull at skin.

    Related: Do This to Make Sure Your Anti-Aging Products Really Work

    Heal chapped lips.
    Slather it on before bed; wake up with a smile.

    Three genius uses for milk:
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  • What You Should Know About Pregnancy After 40

    It's not the cakewalk some celebs make it out to be, but the news isn't all bad either. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.

    Whether you were building your career, searching for the right guy, or just weren't ready to start a family until now, you're definitely not alone. The birth rate for women ages 40 to 44 increased by 3 percent from 2008 to 2009, the most recent year for which data is available, which is the highest jump since the late '60s, according to the CDC.

    While waiting makes good sense both financially and emotionally, you've likely experienced or considered the reality during hours of poring over Google search results: Your eggs simply aren't as plentiful or healthy as they were 20 years ago. "Most women in their early and mid-40s do fine being pregnant," says Jeffrey M. Goldberg, M.D., professor and head of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "The problem is getting pregnant--and staying pregnant--with a

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  • The 10 Commandments of Career Happiness

    If being more satisfied and successful is one of your goals for 2014, this is your primer. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.

    Take control
    "When I ask friends to describe their ideal man, most of them can say, 'Someone who is funny, can hang with my friends, and makes a decent living.' But I'm surprised at the number of women who don't take the time to sit down and think about what they want professionally," says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's career expert and author of Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules Into Career Success. "Knowing what you want helps you control your career rather than letting it control you." Jot down your nonnegotiables so you'll know what your dream job looks like when you encounter it. What kind of people do you want to work with? What do you want your typical day to be like? Be sure to do an annual check-in with yourself, since your priorities are likely to change.

    Stay naïve
    Williams believes that naivety is actually a huge advantage because it

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  • 9 Sexy Valentine’s Day Bra and Panties Combos

    Pretty, flirty, but not over-the-top underthings you'll use way past February 14th. By Julia Malacoff, REDBOOK.

    More from REDBOOK:
    50 Coats to Get You Through the Winter
    30 Cutest Short Hairstyles Anyone Can Pull Off
    6 Beauty Fixes from Your Fridge

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  • 7 Secrets Sex Therapists Tell Their Friends

    These pros help clients with everything from a where'd-it-go? libido to serious sexual dysfunction. Their friends--now including you--get that intimate advice for free. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.

    If you feel bad about your body, try sleeping naked

    "After having a child, a friend of mine was worried that her husband would no longer love the way she looked and that it would hurt their sex life. I suggested she try this one simple behavior: sleeping in the nude. It turned out that her husband already did that habitually. There's something very different that happens under the covers when skin touches skin and you can truly feel each other, instead of just pj's. Even when exhaustion takes over, the simplicity of entwined legs or a brush of a limb can keep you connected and more intimate. And it can even lead to feeling better about your body. Touch is profound--feeling your partner's skin against you in small, nonsexual ways is a nonverbal reminder that he loves and accepts your

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  • Why This Mom is Giving Frozen the Cold Shoulder

    By Elizabeth Wallace, REDBOOK.

    I love Frozen. I loved the movie when I saw it with my 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. I loved that it was a story about sisterly love and girls-turned-women harnessing their power, and not just a heterosexual fairy tale where romance is the raison d'etre. As the mother of young children who have already been through the Disney princess phase, I applaud Disney for making an effort to bring that franchise into this millennium with more evolved female characters. At my house, we play and replay the songs and videos, in particular "Let It Go." All of us have memorized the words and belt them out as if Idina Menzel herself had come for a playdate. I genuinely feel the optimistic potential of transformation when I feel that big Broadway voice cascade over me, and hear my daughter struggle to hit the high notes.

    And yet, something about the performance of this song in the movie sticks in my craw--and it happens at about 3:03 minutes into "Let it

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  • Do Married Men Gain Weight so They Don't Cheat?

    By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK.

    So a recent study suggests that men are more likely to let themselves go after getting married. I. Am. Stunned. Is this really supposed to be revelatory? Have the researchers who embarked on this earth-shattering study ever been to the pool?

    Related: The 10 Phrases That Make Men Go Ballistic

    Of course dudes gain weight after we get married. The most obvious reason is because we're not on the prowl, and we get comfortable knowing that we have a partner to keep the bed warm. I've talked to some other guys about this, and I think there is another, more-complicated reason we let ourselves get a little thicker after marriage.

    For years, we stayed trim and actively pursued women, and it's hard to just turn that off once you're in a committed, marriage-type relationship. Even when you're monogamous, in the early stages of a relationship when you don't have kids and you're still going out every now and then, you are bound to run into situations that

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  • 10 Money Mistakes Never to Make

    I'm pleased to report that money and I get along pretty well these days. I'm not rich--my husband's enlisted, hello--but my household has little debt, a decent nest egg, and an overall sense of financial peace. How did we get here? By messing up. A lot. I wouldn't wish my method on anybody else, so I'm offering up my failures as cautionary lessons for all of you. Read, absorb, avoid--just no judging, okay? By Sandy M. Fernández, REDBOOK.

    1. Accepting-and using-a credit card I couldn't pay for. When I got a department store card pressed on me as a college freshman, I thought it would be useful for emergencies--which ended up including, as I recall, a nice sweater and Fido Dido socks. Creditor calls commenced within months, and I got spooked enough that I kept my card limits abnormally low into my 30s.

    2. Not negotiating my first salary. I still remember the startled silence after I jumped at the first number they threw out: $20,000. Later I'd find out from savvier coworkers that

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  • We Bet This Isn't How You Pictured Polyamory

    A decade ago, Kendra Holliday, 40, was your everyday Midwestern mom and wife. Now, she's a sex-positive activist who blogs about her less-than-typical life with her primary partner… and the men and women she dates. She explains. As told to Anna Davies, REDBOOK.

    As a teenager, I was a cheater. I wasn't proud of it, but it always ended up happening. I thought it was a maturity issue--that when I grew up and got into a serious relationship, my behavior would change. And it did… for a while. I got married in my early 20s and spent the next 10 years focusing on my marriage, career, and motherhood. I didn't cheat. But I nonetheless got divorced at 30.

    Related: The 10 Phrases That Make Men Go Ballistic

    I thought that since my marriage didn't work out, perhaps I wasn't relationship material, and that I'd be better off playing the field forever. As soon as I became single, I made a list of all the people I wanted to sleep with. And I had a lot of fun going on dates and exploring

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