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  • Stop Spending $60 a Day on Green Juice with This Recipe

    Need yet another reason to fire up your high-power blender? Vitamix developed this recipe, inspired by the popular and pricey cold-pressed juice variety, especially for REDBOOK readers. Make it at home and get even more of a nutrient boost since the ingredients are pulverized on-the-spot to retain their healthy fiber--and save serious dough. Now, pardon us while we stop drooling long enough to start sipping.

    Kale and Pear Green Smoothie
    Yield: 4 cups
    Total time: 11 minutes

    1/2 cup water
    1 cup green grapes
    1 orange, peeled, halved
    1/2 ripe Bartlett pear, seeded, halved
    1 small to medium size banana, peeled
    1 cup kale
    2 cups ice cubes

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    1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container of a Vitamix 5200 in the order listed and secure lid.

    2. Select Variable 1.

    3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.

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    4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

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  • The 15 Best Sanity-Saving Tech Finds for Moms

    Sometimes, between all those social media platforms, apps, and devices, it seems as if technology makes life a whole lot more complicated. But these picks do exactly what innovations are meant to: simplify, assist, and give you peace of mind. By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK.



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  • 9 New Foods that Can Help You Lose Weight

    Move over kale, coconut water, and quinoa, and make room for these waist-whittling eats. Here's what to pile on your plate this season. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.

    Iced teapop
    Will this beverage become the new coffee? Be prepared to see a lot more tea in your neighborhood, because a growing number of people in the U.S. are sipping on it. Tea purchases have risen nationally for 20 years, according to the Tea Association of the USA, and Canada-based DavidsTea has expanded from one store to 107, in both Canada and the U.S., in just five years. We love the brand's refreshing new teapop, which mixes tea with water, agave nectar, ice, and sparkling water for a fizzy kick. Buy the premade beverage from one of their stores, or make it yourself at home. Either way, opt for green tea, because catechin, the active ingredient, has been shown by scientists to boost metabolism.

    Flavored sunflower seeds
    Even more people will want to munch on this healthy snack while watching a baseball game this

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  • The Newest, Most Luxe Camping Spots in the U.S

    If you can't stand the three B's of roughing it (bugs, bears, and icky bathrooms), we've got a cushy new plan for your next adventure at the best luxury camping spots in the U.S. By Lora Shinn, REDBOOK.

    YurtVintage trailer
    A restored retro rig, with a cheery kitchen and wood-paneled bunk beds, is where Betty Draper would've slept (don't forget your cocktail ingredients). Two standout locales: El Cosmico in Marfa, TX (elcosmico.com; from $110/night), and The Shady Dell in Bisbee, AZ (theshadydell.com; from $87/night).

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    Tepee
    The rentable tepees (or tipis) of the 21st century come with perks including plush bedding and access to spa-style bathrooms, like at the Marcola, OR, Tipi Village Retreat (tipivillageretreat.com; from $125/night). An hour from Atlanta, escape the modern world (without sacrificing electricity, heat, AC, or WiFi) at North Georgia Canopy Tours, where the daytime adventure is a zip-line swing through the treetops

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  • Will the Duchess of Cambridge Be a "Dolphin" Mother?

    By Sarah Smith, REDBOOK.

    Now don't they look happy?The problem with the whole Tiger Mom thing awhile back was that there didn't seem to be a good alternative. Kittycat Mom who doesn't care at all about her child's success? Now I've heard about a better animal antidote: Dolphin Parents. They're proof you don't have to be a tiger to give your child a real advantage. You may just have to smile more.

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    "Dolphin Parents" is a new term coined by Shawn Achor, a Harvard-trained psychologist and author of The Happiness Advantage and the upcoming BeforeHappiness. (Watch his super popular TED talk about looking at the world more positively: You will feel happy about being happy.) His point: We think that success will make us happy or at least fulfilled, but it's really the other way around. By being happy, we're far more likely to find success: Research has shown that it makes people more intelligent, creative, and energetic. Dolphin Parents are the ones who raise

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  • Celebrate National Tequila Day with This Margarita

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    Sure, you could celebrate National Tequila Day with a regular ol' margarita, but let's be real: It's Wednesday, and you're busy. That's why this Azoteas Verdes Margarita by Jaime Salas is perfect for today's toast to tequila. It combines trendy veggies like kale and radishes to create a savory, drinkable salad, which might sound odd, but trust us, it comes together way better than you'd think. Here's what the drink's creator, Jaime Salas, has to say about his concoction.

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    "This twist on the classic margarita speaks to America's current obsession with 'super green' juices and the trend of using savory, unexpected ingredients in tequila-based cocktails. Kale is an acquired taste, but it works just as well in cocktails as it does in a salad. In the Azoteas Verdes Margarita, fresh veggies balance perfectly with the oaky flavor of the Repasado, acidity of the lime and sweetness of the agave to create a uniquely

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  • Get the Beachy Hair of Your Dreams

    Ever wonder how celebs appear on the red carpet with just-sauntered-off-the-shore waves? We've decoded Hollywoo d's best-kept summer hair secrets, so you can get the look without the sand and seaweed. By Paige Carlotti, REDBOOK.



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  • 3 Top Chef Secrets for the Best Corn You Will Ever Eat

    Use Carla Hall's secret cooking tricks to make it taste even more delicious. All hail the perfect corn recipes. By Carla Hall, REBDOOK.

    Juicy grilled cornBetter boiled corn
    I want a creamier, richer taste to my corn, so I boil it in a part-milk, part-water mixture. For every 2 cups water, add 2 cups milk, 1 Tbsp salt, and 1 Tbsp sugar. I like heat, so I also add 1 habanero chile, halved, to the liquid. Add shucked corn to the pot while the mixture is cold, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes. Remove corn from pot and serve when cool.

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    Juicy grilled corn
    If you want your corn smoky but not dry, you've got to brine it first. Here's a handy ratio for a brine: For every quart of cold water, add 2 Tbsp salt and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add water to a vessel that's big enough to completely submerge the unhusked corn; stir in the sugar and salt until dissolved. Place ears into the brining liquid and soak for 30 minutes, up to 10 hours.

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  • Why Kim and Kate Shouldn't Rush to Lose the Baby Weight

    By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.

    Kate Middleton during her pregnancyKim Kardashian gave birth to daughter North over a month ago, and we haven't seen her since. According to sources, Kim's waiting until she's shed the 50 pounds she gained during her pregnancy to make her public debut. Plus, she's going to do the big reveal on her mom's new talk show, which will undoubtedly mean huge ratings for Kris. Why? Because our tabloid culture has made us entirely too focused on how quickly women can shed the weight they gained while pregnant. When Kate Middleton steps out for the first time following the royal baby's birth, you can guarantee British tabloids will write about how "new mum Kate cut a slim figure at her son's christening."

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    It's no secret that the post-baby body fixation is out of control, and it sets unrealistic expectations for all women. Kim's doctors actually advised her to take it easy for a few weeks after giving birth, and that's the news more sources should

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  • The 31 Best Back-to-School Tips for 2013

    The end of a relaxing summer is hard enough to face without stressing about your kids' return to the classroom. These ideas for family bonding, healthy eating, academic success, and more will make the transition a whole lot smoother. By Paige Carlotti and Julia Marino, REDBOOK.

    Celebrate the first day
    Start a first-day-of-school morning tradition, says Laura Bay, 2013 to 2015 National PTA president-elect, who gets up early to make her kids' favorite breakfasts each year. No time for an elaborate morning meal? Take a photo to commemorate the occasion, go out for ice cream after school, or slip an encouraging note into your child's backpack, suggests Sherrie Le Masurier, author of Organized Simplicity. These special traditions will make the first day of school seem like something to celebrate rather than something to dread.

    Get organized with apps
    During this crazy-busy time of year, keep everything on the one device that follows you everywhere: your phone. For after-school sports

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