Blog Posts by Redbook

  • On Tonight's Menu Are These Lip-Smackingly Good Drumsticks

    And if you make a whole pan of them, there's plenty for all. Our chicken drumstick recipes are spicy, juicy, and easy. By Khalil Hymore, REDBOOK.


    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Total time: 1 hour

    Cooking spray
    1 cup plain yogurt (not Greek)
    3 large garlic cloves, minced
    1 Tbsp grated ginger
    4 tsp paprika
    1 Tbsp garam masala (an Indian spice blend available in most grocery stores) or curry powder
    1½ tsp turmeric
    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
    Salt and ground black pepper
    8 chicken drumsticks
    Sliced scallions, for serving

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    1. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. In a large zip-top bag, combine yogurt, garlic, ginger, paprika, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. With a fork, prick drumsticks all over and add them to bag. Seal and marinate 20 minutes, up to overnight.

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    2. Heat oven to 425°F. Remove chicken from marinade and place on prepared baking sheet. Roast,

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  • Eight-Months-Pregnant CrossFit Mom Sparks Outrage

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    Lea-Ann Ellison sparked outrage-and almost 2,000 comments when she posted the above photo on CrossFit's Facebook page. The reactions ranged from vitriolic horror ("This is actually sickening, I hope pregnant around the world do not do this kind of crap. I am a CrossFit enthusiast but I DO NOT recommend this at all.") to avid support ("I did CrossFit past my due date. Had a baby in under two hours, went home 24 hours later, and cooked dinner. Thank you, CrossFit, for strong my pelvis, legs, and heart."). We reached out to Dr. Daniel Roshan, a board certified maternal fetal medicine specialist and high-risk OB, to get to the bottom of the CrossFit mom scandal.

    Related: 21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster

    Lifting weights heavy while pregnant, like Ellison is doing in the photo, can put pressure on the abdomen and lead to premature labor, Dr. Roshan tells us. In her case, however, "She has stronger arms that are used to that weight, though, so she can probably put more

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  • 10 Squeeze-'Em-In Dates

    Don't have a lot of time for romance? You don't need a whole weekend to infuse the spark back into your relationship. Have a quickie-a quickie date, we mean. By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.

    Take a LOLCat-nap
    No time for a two-hour movie? No problem. Watch funny YouTube videos together instead. Find a meme that you both love-whether it's wry celeb humor on Funny or Die, gassy babies, or men accidentally getting hit in the, well, you know-taking a few minutes to laugh will release stress and increase those much-needed endorphins.

    Start a book club of two
    Reading the same lit will give you fresh topics to discuss during your cherished time together, instead of resorting to complaining about your job or venting about your mother. Can't agree on a novel? Sign up for the just-launched Oyster-basically a Netflix for reading. For $9.95 per month you get unlimited eBook access, so you won't feel bad if you're bored of your pick by chapter two. Best of all, you don't need to leave your bed to

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  • 4 Ways (and Places!) to Do a Weekend Vacay--for Less

    See the one lone weekend that has magically stayed pencil-free on your family calendar? Seize it now and Sharpie in one of these cool, budget-friendly vacations. By Kristin Luna, REDBOOK.

    Kansas City, MO
    Why: Kansas City has a distinctive art culture, from avant-garde museums to beautiful fountains and sculptures along the city streets.
    Where to stay: The city's first green property, Q Hotel & Spa, offers complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi, gym passes, parking, and even on-site yoga. From $110 a night;
    What to do: Explore the quirky masterpieces at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (admission is free), then hit up Hallmark's Kaleidescope, a free art space where kids can go wild with Hallmark's leftover paper products, markers, and melted crayons. Afterward, take in the National WWI Museum (admission is $14 for adults, $12 for kids 6 to 17, and free for kids under 5). Be sure to climb to the top of the museum's 217-foot Memorial Tower for one of the best views of the city.

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  • 6 Secrets of Financially-Fabulous Women

    We all have that friend: As you struggle to pay off credit card debt and keep up on your mortgage, she's blissfully unencumbered by money problems. For someone, that pal is these six women-and they're sharing their best-kept secrets about how they do it. By Maitland Greer, REDBOOK.

    1. Don't make your finances a one-off
    Linda Descano CFA, president and CEO of Citi's Women & Co.

    "The best of the best own their financial health. They don't just make plans. They take action, then make corrections based on what they learn or changes in their lives. They regularly gauge where they are and whether they're on track with where they want to be. Have a good grasp on the key indicators of your financial health, such as credit score, net worth, and cash flow. Seeing what you look like on paper might be daunting, but it'll give you the most accurate read of where you're at."

    Related: 25 Lazy Ways to Save Money

    2. Be flexible about retirement
    Carol Zwick, retiree, Buttercup Counts Her Blessings

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  • The Brows that Will Transform Your Whole Face

    Use Hollywood's most coveted arches as your guide, grab some powder and a pencil, and you'll quickly be saying "Wow!" to yourself in the mirror. By Marissa Oliva, REDBOOK.

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  • The Sneaky Weight-Loss Benefits that Will Get You to the Gym

    Lost your enthusiasm for a morning run or meeting your best friend for Zumba? These eight encouraging reasons-none of them related to a smaller waist or tighter butt-will get you back in the rhythm. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.

    You'll have more spending money
    It's a myth that junk food is cheap-although nutritionally there's no question that it is-particularly if you gobble it down all the time. Swap those three daily cans of soda for water and you'll save more than $500 per year. You'll hold on to more than triple that amount of cash if a box of donuts is your sugary poison. Don't let the drive-through value menu fool you: A two-pound bag of brown rice, which yields 18 servings, is just a dollar or two more than one large order of fries.

    You'll dazzle at dinner parties.
    Say "see ya" to awkward moments when you can't place that person who's chatting you up like a long-lost pal. When overweight women shed unwanted pounds, they recognize faces better, researchers at Umea University in

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  • The Advice Couples Therapists Give Their Friends

    These couples therapists save relationships - not just for clients, but for their pals who need help too. Now they're giving you their free, no-filter tips for a good marriage. By Sunny Sea Gold, REDBOOK.

    1. Your weight may be a problem, but not the way you think.
    "A girlfriend admitted to me that she's been really uncomfortable with her body recently, and it's affecting her sex life. She said, 'I can't get over how big my stomach feels, and when I'm in certain positions, all I can think about is how many rolls I have.' I asked her if there was anything she does like about her body. At first she said no, but when I pushed her, she said she liked her hands, her eyes, and her breasts. So I told her to try to focus on those positive things while having sex rather than on the negative, and ultimately to try to get out of her head and into her body. Because, trust me, he is not focusing on your stomach-he's just happy to be getting laid!" -Rachel Needle, Psy.D., a psychologist at the

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  • The Best Jeans for Your Body

    We didn't think you'd want to try on 300 pairs of jeans, so we recruited testers of all shapes and sizes to do it for you. Find your body type and most flattering pair right here.

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  • 6 Biggest Intimacy Issues Couples Face--And How to Bounce Back

    Sometimes your sex life is so good, it can put those first newlywed nights to shame. And other times, it's, well, crickets. That's totally normal, and even better, it can be remedied with these expert fixes. By Nicole Yorio Jurick, REDBOOK.

    Your attraction is waning
    Let's face it: You've seen your husband on the toilet, wearing boxers and socks, and picking his nose too many times to count. That sort of routine stuff is enough to make you forget what about him so turned you on in the early days, so remind yourself-and him. Nothing brings back feelings of desire more than talking about what attracted you to your partner in the first place, says relationship coach and the author of Getting Real Susan Campbell. Next time it's just the two of you, reminisce about how you first met and what you think made you fall in love. "This brings couples back to those feelings almost immediately," she says.

    Related: Your One-Month Plan to a Closer, More Loving Relationship

    There's too much

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