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  • Body of Work: Still struggling with my love of candy

    Tonight, Jayrad brought us all home treats from the convenience store--chocolate milk for E, a packet of peanut M&Ms for me. Peanut M&Ms: not known for their nutritional value. Me: Very, very full from a Chinese food dinner, not hungry at all, a little depressed and downtrodden by the most depressingly bad movie ever in the history of them (Red Dawn! a young Patrick Swayze! Jennifer Grey reminds me of my friend Harry!), and generally, just not in the kind of place emotionally where anyone with a healthy relationship with food would find themselves wanting to add peanut M&Ms.

    More than 6 in 10 women are disordered eaters. Are you at risk?

    Part of the reason I know I have a problem is because I am aware that I have a problem; I am aware of how a regular person would react to an unexpected packet of M&Ms--"Thanks!" they would say, and they would put the M&Ms away for later. So that's what I did. "Thanks!" and I tucked them into my bag. And then, when no one was looking, I pulled them

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  • Do you suffer from "designer goggles"?

    It all started, last week, with this dress. At first I thought it was really ugly, but then I saw who made it (Oscar de la Renta) and I thought: "Wow, I'd like to have a vintage Oscar de la Renta dress, perhaps this actually is attractive." I'm still on the fence about buying it, just as I am about this crazy evening coat, a pair of Chloé boots, and a used bag by Mulberry. They're all my size and all on my "watch" list, waiting for me to pull the proverbial bid-now trigger. But I have to wonder: Is my judgment and taste impaired because they all have fancy labels? Would I genuinely like any of these things if their designer origins were anonymous? Or am I just drunk on the names?

    Related: How to shop for authentic designer labels on eBay.

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  • Fullness in a shaker: Weetabix tries the Sensa diet

    sensa.jpgHow many times have you ordered an appetizer with your meal and then declared you're no longer hungry anymore, before the entree even arrives? Do you ever try to cancel the order? Or do you just plow onward, eating past the point of comfort just because it tastes good and you don't want to inconvenience the waitstaff?

    One of the things that people with disordered eating struggle with is the fact that we've lost a connection with our sense of satiety. Through our struggles with food, we've stopped listening to our bodies, and food is no longer associated with hunger or lack thereof. We eat when we're not hungry. We don't eat when we're faint from hunger. It takes a long time to start listening to those cues again. I have done a better job of not reaching for food when I'm in need of comfort (instead, I browse for shoes online...yes, total transference and also a problem) but when I'm actually hungry, I'm still struggling with identifying the moment at which I stop being hungry. It

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  • Delicious: Drink your dessert

    Do you have a 5-day work week, Monday through Friday? Are you very tired, and very glad that it happens to be Friday, and therefore the end of the workweek? Would you like to maybe put your face into a cake and nap there for awhile, until all your troubles go away? The solution is this: Order in take-out tonight, honey--you've had a long week. And while you're waiting for it, start thinking about a dessert you can drink; the kind that is not only sweet and satisfying, but also happily intoxicating. The Science of Drink (who knew it was a science?) has a very charming German chocolate cake drink recipe that will make everything so much better. Cheers, and happy weekend.

    Speaking of chocolate cake...this delicious recipe will have you craving for more and more.

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  • How to never look tired: 10 easy tricks that replace sleep. (But you should get some of that, too!)

    That coworker's voice is full of concern when she says, "How are you? You look tired." But her sympathy doesn't stop you from wanting to throttle her. Nobody wants to appear sleep deprived-and nobody has to anymore. "It's easier than ever to not let exhaustion show on your face. There are lots of effective products, many of them inexpensive, that de-puff, glow you up and disguise problems," says New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco, M.D. And there are plenty of look-alive tactics that are free. Hallelujah! We've got six satisfying comebacks to use the next time someone says you seem pooped-but you'll never need them if you try the following ideas from beauty pros and some very clever weary women.

    See our entire list of 25 tips here!

    Try a Little Eyeliner Magic

    New York City-based makeup artist Laura Mercier perks up models at early-morning photo shoots by rimming their inner, upper lash lines with navy. "It make the whites of their eyes seem brighter," she says. White is the

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  • Three Easy Vegetable Recipes for Kids

    No matter how carefully you plan your weekly shop, by Friday your crisper has turned into a sorry collection of orphaned mushrooms and onion halves. Before your lettuce is liquid, fuel a little creativity with your waste-based guilt with any of these easy vegetable recipes. Just about any leftover vegetables work but toss out anything moldy or smelly, and cut sprouts off potatoes, garlic, and onions. (Head over to for more kid-pleasing meal ideas.)

    vegetable fritters
    If you have pancake mix...
    Vegetable Fritters

    Chop up any combination of vegetables. (Spinach, zucchini, peppers, carrots, onions, and garlic work well.) In a mixing bowl, prepare the pancake batter according to the package instructions. In a frying pan over medium-low heat, sauté the vegetables in olive oil until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove the vegetables and mix them into the batter. Add a few spoonfuls of grated Parmesan, if desired. Increase heat to medium. Spoon the

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  • Moisturizer vs. Breakout Problem Solved!

    As one prone to both breakouts and dryness, I have been mystified by moisturizer ever since I first learned about it in middle school. While it wasn't completely off-limits, it definitely went nowhere near my T-zone. Since then, I've slathered anything and everything on my cheeks in pursuit of dewiness, promptly following up with a cotton ball saturated in rubbing alcohol, for anything that may have, you know, infiltrated the zone.

    But Tammy Fender's Clarifying Dermagel, I've discovered, is hydrating and soothing and leaves my face feeling revived, in a glowing-from-the-inside way, without an ounce of oil. I literally drench my face with it, chin and all. It smells appealingly homeopathic-like those roll-on tubes of tea tree oil you get at a health food store (which I also used compulsively in middle school)-plus it's antiseptic and all natural.

    While my routine has come a long way, this is truly the first moisturizer I have found that doesn't warrant a no-fly zone.


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  • Cynthia Vincent on the Cheap(ish)

    I'd never given this much thought, but as I was going through my clothes the other day, I realized some of my favorite, most-worn, and longest-lasting pieces are from designer Cynthia Vincent (I've actually owned one of her black dresses so long that it's nearly gray now). Because I'm greedy, this revelation made me want more clothes from CV, which, of course led me to eBay. I came across four stunning items: This silk leopard-print top (perfect under a blazer); this funny little bird blouse, which would be excellent right now with a long cardigan and trousers; these gold shoes, which basically yell out "holiday party"; and a perfectly elegant, very Julie-Christie-in-Don't Look Now cape coat.

    Make sure you get the real deal when buying designer on eBay with these quick tips.

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  • It's national peanut butter lovers month!

    Don't feel deprived when hard times puts a peanut butter sandwich in your lunch box. Instead, think of it as paying homage to a wonderful food staple! I love peanut butter, you already know that, and I imagine that I'm preaching to the choir, but in honor of the fact that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, let's talk about the best vegan protein staple out there.

    • Notice anything different about your usual grocery purchase? It seems that manufacturers have employed the grocery store shrink ray and started adding a little dimple to the bottoms of their peanut butter containers. Unlike the dimple on the bottom of a wine bottle (called a punt), this one only means they can sell you less peanut butter for the same price. Sneaky! It's still one of the best protein buys for your dollar, though.
    • The best part about peanut butter is that it adapts to just about every flavor combination. Chocolate? Check. Savories, like satay sauce or curry? Check. Honey? Check. Veggies like
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  • Invent your own exercise

    Seriously, there is a such thing as yoga that hangs you from the ceiling like a sack of meat. Yoga which involves dangling. Yoga in which you climb into slings and try really hard not to fall on your head and die horribly of some kind of snapped spine complication. Anti-gravity yoga! Except that they don't actually turn off the gravity, and gravity can hurt. It's really real, anti-gravity yoga! And it is completely awesome. (Try a more grounded yoga workout with this video.)

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be the person who named lipstick colors (Hot Flash of Madness; A Suffusion of Peonys). Now that I am a grown up, I want to be the person who comes up with the completely insane exercise class ideas for which people will give good money to attend and which will sweep the nation as the newest, greatest, bat ----- crazy fitness trend to come down the pike and which is so ridiculously awesome, you don't ever want to put down the glockenspiel.

    Some ideas that Crunch really ought to

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