• Getting enough greens in your diet can be, at times, difficult. Try out this green smoothie for a delicious way to get glowing skin.

    Ingredients
    1 cup coconut water
    3 cups of kale
    1/2 avocado
    1/2 apple
    1 cup of ice

    Directions
    Add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth.

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    Try the Berry Healthy Hair Smoothie and the Anti-aging Antioxidant Smoothie as well.

    Find more smoothie recipes on Bethenny's Pinterest page!


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  • The country's top skin docs reveal the secrets of laser treatments, new vs. old technologies and achieving the best results


    How to Choose the Right LaserHow to Choose the Right LaserWith the power to absolve you of wrinkles, acne scars, unwanted hair, fat, college tattoos and sun damage from all those fun-while-they-lasted Nantucket summers, lasers are one of dermatology's most valued tools. But with growing interest comes growing confusion: Between ablative and non-ablative, fractional and pulsed dye, Q-switch and IPL, how are you supposed to know which laser is right for you? We asked the country's top dermatologists to shed light on what you need to know now about lasers.

    How do I know which laser is best for me?
    The quick answer: You don't. But a board-certified doctor with years of experience does. Resist the urge to ask for a specific laser by name-don't be swayed by marketing-and instead choose a doctor who has plenty of experience (ask for photos of patients they've worked on) and at least three to five different machines. The

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  • Go from takeout queen to happy, healthy cook.I've always thought that cooking was like windsurfing: intimidating, laborious, and more fun to watch than actually do. Thankfully, living in New York City for years meant I didn't have to lift a saucepan-at the push of a button, I had access to every type of delicious takeout you could dream up. My husband and I enjoyed the U.N. of Eating most nights: Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Greek, Thai-you name it.

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    When our twins were born, though, I couldn't bring myself to buy prepackaged food and wanted to know exactly what my munchkins were eating. So I surprised myself by cooking their baby food from scratch as soon as they were able to eat purées and solids (thanks to the fantastic, easy recipes on Weelicious). Since my twins couldn't talk yet, they couldn't complain about my cooking, making them the perfect audience as I honed my skills.

    In November 2013, we moved cross-country from the heart of Manhattan to the suburbs of Northern

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  • By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29

    .If you're home enjoying a snow day, you're probably quite thankful for the strange weather we've been having. But, if you had to trek through snow and ice and bone-chilling winds to get to work today, you're probably quite annoyed with this deep-freeze business. In the spirit of finding a silver lining, however, Time offers up a new scientific discovery: Complain all you want about the polar vortex, but this cold-weather phenomenon is apparently going to make us all skinnier. A new report in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism claims that exposure to colder temperatures can be beneficial for weight loss. And, really, who cares if you're freezing so long as you're thin? Think of all the layers you'll be able to fit under your now-too-huge winter jacket.

    The author, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt of the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands, conducted a study using 51 young men (though it's not clear exactly what age qualified as

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  • Everything you need to know about eating like a cavemanEverything you need to know about eating like a cavemanBy Casey Gueren, Women's Health


    One of the hottest diets right now is also kind of a throwback: The Paleo diet is based on eating only what our ancestors chowed down on 10,000 years ago. Instead of limiting calories and fat, the Paleo diet focuses on eating from select food groups. And contrary to popular belief, it's not just for red meat-loving guys who do CrossFit--it can lead to major weight loss for women, too. Take it from Esther Blum, M.S., R.D., author of the new book Cavewomen Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results.

    Blum follows the plan herself, but even she admits that at times, tweaks are necessary. After all, a strict Paleo diet is all about meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and nuts--and only meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. That means no dairy, grains, or processed foods since they weren't on the menu back in the Paleolithic era (a typical day might consist of an omelet for breakfast, sliced meat and nuts for snacks, a grilled chicken

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  • Courtesy of AppleCourtesy of AppleBy Sharon Liao

    Who says you need fancy meal plans, expensive trainers, and personal shoppers to be fit, healthy and happy? We found 18 apps that do all that -- and more -- for free!

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    Goal: Fit Back into Those Skinnies
    Your cigarette jeans have been hiding in the far left corner of your closet since New Year's Eve...2012. Fire up your slim-down regimen so you can slip into them stat.

    Torch calories with...Nike+ Training Club (available for iPhone and Android phones, nike.com)
    Ditch the flab in no time on the newest version, which has more than 100 workouts to choose from, or go for a customized full-body four-week plan. A trainer leads you through the routines, plus you get instructional video clips of the moves. Don't like burpees? The updated app lets you swap drills you hate for ones you love.

    Stay on track with...Lose It! (available for iPhone and Android phones, loseit.com)
    Research shows that jotting down your eats can put you

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  • Photo: Amazon

    If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to work downstairs at Downton Abbey, but catering to the Crawley’s incessant demands isn’t something you could actually put up with, then the new (and super fun-sounding) Downton Abbey: The Board Game is for you!

    Here’s how to play:

    1. Choose to be a maid or footman (sorry, only entry-level positions available — although, if you’re lucky you can marry into the family like chauffeur Tom Branson did) and then complete your assigned tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible.
    2. Starting in the Servants’ Hall, players are dealt Destination Cards with a number of bells that indicate the effort of the chore. For example, level 1 could be to serve dinner, 5 might be bringing the Dowager Countess her tea, and 10 is that Turkish fellow is dead and cold in Lady Mary’s bed, so do something about it.
    3. In order to tend to their tasks, players must roll the dice to navigate the labyrinthine residence. But nothing is as simple as it seems (in true Downton
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  • by Petra Guglielmetti

    Mark LeibowitzMark Leibowitz


    It's four degrees here in suburban New Jersey this morning (wth?), and with my husband away on a "business trip" at a spa resort in 80-degree Arizona ("hope I don't get stuck here because of the snow!" yeah right), all I can think about is how I wish someone would come give me a warm stone massage. So here's what I plan to do to boost my beauty spirits instead.

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    1. Light a candle in the shower. It's a tactic I've mentioned here before, but one that still totally does the trick for me. Dim the lights, spark up a flame, and a shower becomes a truly soul-soothing and spa-like experience. (Just be sure to use a lot of lotion promptly afterward, as we know how long hot showers parch the skin!)

    (Aside: I prefer a candle-lit shower to a bath--baths just feel like such a production, with the filling and water-temperature-adjusting and slow-leaking drains and towel-roll pillows that get soaked.)

    2. Give your

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  • Tanya Steel

    When it was recently reported that the term "Paleo" was the most searched diet term of 2013, we decided to take a harder look at what comprises this diet. Ostensibly featuring what a Paleolithic man and woman, i.e., hunter gatherers, would have eaten about 10,000 B.C, before the Agrarian Revolution, the Paleo is akin to Atkins but with ample produce.

    See more: 5 Rules For Healthy Comfort Food

    One reason for its popularity is its relative simplicity: Dos include grass-produced meats, fish and seafood, fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, nuts and seeds, healthy oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut). Don'ts include any processed food, grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, potatoes, salt and vegetable oil. Another reason is that dieters are likely to see pretty fast results as processed foods are eliminated and the high protein and fiber keeps people satiated longer.

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    Given its popularity,

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  • Follow these five-minute mediation techniques for a clear, calm mind.

    By Sharon Liao woman on chair meditating

    The Routine

    We know, we know. You're too wound up to meditate. You don't have time. It's not your thing. But before you roll your eyes and get on with addressing those 500 holiday cards, consider this: A study published this past June in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience reported that the practice can reduce anxiety levels by up to 22 percent. Research has also suggested that meditating can actually form new and permanent neural connections in the brain.

    "Meditation trains your mind to focus on the moment instead of worrying about what occurred in the past or what could happen in the future," says Janet Nima Taylor, an American Buddhist nun in Kansas City, Missouri, and the author of Meditation for Non-meditators. The amazing thing? All you need is five minutes a day. "Anyone can do it, and the more consistent you are, the easier it will become," says Taylor, who devised the routine

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