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Thu 07.24
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Health, Beauty, and Fitness Books to Read Now

I’m planning a Gwyneth Paltrow-themed potluck dinner party – themed dinner parties are kind of my thing…I don’t like to cook, but I love getting people together and I find that if it’s around a theme like Momofuku, raw vegan, or Gwyneth, it makes everyone else get more excited about partaking.

Wed 07.23
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From Milan to the Irish Countryside: Jet-Setting Across Europe Made Easy

I just got back from an amazing week in Europe that took me from Milan to Parma to Dublin to the Irish countryside to the British countryside and finally to London…

Tue 07.22
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Casabella: The Neon Collection

I hate cleaning; in fact I hate it so much that more often than not I have a cleaning lady come over when I really have no justification for it (myclean.com is awesome and they can send people with cleaning supplies…just saying!).

Mon 07.21
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Protein Powder: Not Just for Bodybuilders

One of the biggest fitness myths is that protein powder is just for bodybuilders. In fact it can make a huge difference for active women of all fitness levels looking to build and maintain lean muscle.

Fri 07.18
KIND Healthy Snacks Launches New Grains, Fruit & Nut Clusters

KIND Healthy Snacks Launches New Grains, Fruit & Nut Clusters

I’m a snacker – I’m not one to sit and eat breakfast or lunch so aside from dinner I rarely sit down for a proper meal. The problem is that most “healthy” snacks really aren’t that healthy, especially because most of them are hugely addictive so you can easily end up consuming 600-plus calories between meals without even noticing.

Thu 07.17
Who Needs Bread?

Who Needs Bread? Try These High Fiber Crisps Instead

Who needs bread? Well, me…I’m a bread addict. The hardest part about spending two weeks in Japan was that most meals did not come with bread (old habits die hard!).

Wed 07.16
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Frugal Snob: Nip + Fab Launches New Body Products

After body wash, body moisturizer is about as low maintenance as any product you apply to your skin gets. The most important factors are that it smells good, absorbs quickly, moisturizes effectively, and doesn’t break the bank (at least I don’t want to spend the bulk of my beauty budget on either body cream or body moisturizer).

Mon 07.14
In Honor of Bastille Day, Do as the French Do

In Honor of Bastille Day, Do as the French Do

New York published an interesting blog post on the beauty habits of a French beauty editor. I was most struck by what she said about how women in France view food as it relates to skin…

Thu 07.10
Widespread Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Scrubs Possibly on the Horizon

Widespread Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Scrubs Possibly on the Horizon

It’s no secret that big companies more often than not try to cut costs with no regard to the effects on the planet or even the consumer as long as it helps their bottom lines. That’s exactly why a few years ago a number of them started using plastic exfoliating beads in their facial and body scrubs – versus natural products like coffee grounds or nuts.