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Need: Everything In Carrie Underwood’s New Activewear Clothing Line

Need: Everything In Carrie Underwood's New Activewear Clothing Line

I know it’s unrealistic to think that wearing the clothing a celebrity wears will make us look like that celebrity, but if there’s even the slightest possibility that I could have Carrie Underwood‘s legs, I WILL WEAR ANYTHING.

The country star just announced the next venture in her entrepreneurship: a fitness clothing line for Dick’s Sporting Goods called Calia by Carrie Underwood. So what makes her activewear stand out from the rest of the bunch? Keep reading »

Olive Oil: You’re Doing It Wrong

I resent only being given the choice to put olive oil, and not butter, on my bread at restaurants. It’s not because I’m inherently opposed to olive oil because of my deep and abiding love for butter; it’s because restaurants don’t take care of their olive oil and it goes rancid.

Olive oil (and all cooking oil) goes rancid because of oxidation, or exposure to heat, air, and light. Does that sound like a restaurant to you? Because it does to me — olive oil is usually kept in clear (rather than dark) glass bottles, with an open spout, at room temperature, on tables. When oil oxidizes, it loses vitamins, but it also develops compounds that can be toxic, according to lipid specialists.

According to Olive Oil Times (god, I love niche magazines), the two main defects in olive oil are rancidity and fustiness. When olive oil is rancid, it tastes like crayons — and that’s what olive oil at restaurants usually tastes like. It’s hard for consumers to know the difference, though, because most of the straight olive oil we taste is already rancid, so we think that’s how it’s supposed to taste. Keep reading »

Watch A Timelapse Of 100 Years Of Beauty Trends

1910: Hate The Politics, Love The Makeup

Dang, I wonder how long this model had to sit? Watch this timelapse as a hair and makeup crew walk her face and hair through a century of beauty trends. What’s your favorite? (I’m weirded out by the fact that mine is 1910 — it’s so simple!) [h/t i100]

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7 Marsala Beauty Products To Celebrate Pantone’s Color Of The Year!

Pantone has chosen Marsala as the 2015 color of the year! The sophisticated, earthy hue along with its name reminds me of wine and pasta, two of my favorite things, so I can’t complain! Click through for some Marsala-reminiscent beauty products to get you ready for a colorful year.

 

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

Got a travel fanatic in your life? Here’s what to get them this holiday season!

Frisky Eats: 12 Celery Recipes To Celery-brate The Most Underrated Of All Vegetables

I’ve been watching season four of “Portlandia,” and I just got through watching the episode “Celery.” You know what? Celery totally is underrated. If you want a salad but you’re tired of eating leaves, celery is the answer! If you want fiber in your soup, throw in some celery! Great celery is flavorful, delicious, and one of the healthiest things you can eat.Check out these awesome celery-based recipes to get the most bang for your stalk.

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