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Bikes have never been cuter - or more comfortable! (Image by ubrayj02)

From remakes of old skool flicks (including the recent redo of A Nightmare on Elm Street) to the return of skinny jeans and ballet flats, it seems everything old really is new again. Sometimes, as in the case of the
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Self-appreciation comes when we reframe our "imperfections"


One of my favorite movie moments comes from the film Shirley Valentine, the story of an under-appreciated mom who ditches her husband and teenagers to pursue her decades-long dream of traveling to Greece. She meets a handsome local who seduces her on his sailboat, kissing her
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It's been swirling around the blogosphere since last week, but in case you haven't heard, reports emerged stating that two television networks, Fox and ABC, refused to air Lane Bryant's new ad for Cacique lingerie. However, both networks run similarly racy Victoria's Secret ads during prime time viewing hours, leading to speculation over
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Image by Chelsea Ruth

Recently I saw a photo a friend captured of me during a weekend away in Chicago, and I was struck by how happy I looked. Joyful, with a side helping of silly and a dash of "probably about to crack wise." I think we all need
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Truffles by David Leggett

Over the past year, I've made some gradual but fairly significant changes to the way I eat, with the main theme being "quality over quantity." I felt the impact of these changes after sampling some pastel M&Ms from my kids' Easter baskets (um, mostly with permission). I was
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Comfortable in my own pants

I love yoga. The reasons are many: it's a low impact activity (perfect for my myriad prior injuries), practice can be adjusted to suit just about any ability level (no need to take one of those overachieving "power yoga" classes to reap its benefits) and body type (I am a master
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I haven't paid more than $2 to line these eyes since '07

It happened innocently enough. Wandering through the aisles of SaveMart with a list, a budget, and a pair of neglected eyelids. A few days before I had used the last little nub of my pencil eyeliner, and while I don't wear makeup anywhere else
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Don't try this at home. But do try some of these recipes.


It all started on Facebook, when an acquaintance mentioned making the shrimp-stuffed poblanos recipe in the latest issue of Cooking Light for dinner. I was entering my grocery list onto my iPhone and added "Cooking Light," since I've
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Me: cozy and comfy in my White Stag turtleneck sweater

If you're like me, you have well-worn go-to pieces in your wardrobe for everyday living. Stuff that never fails to meet at the junction of looking good, feeling comfortable, and being just valuable enough to feel great in it, without being so valuable that you're afraid
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Surely we can't be the only ones who think gingerbread consumption should be encouraged year-round. Its rich flavor is so satisfying that it's tough to over-snack on them. We also love yoga for its restorative powers and the way regular practice encourages us to slow down and be in tune with our bodies, so these
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