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10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle. For those of us who eat our feelings or struggle with body image issues (so sadly, many of us), the holidays are especially treacherous times for emotional eating and body insecurity. This time of year can easily become a battle of wills: your self-restraint vs. that bag of Milanos. Your self-love vs. the panic you feel about seeing a higher number on the scale. Your self-esteem vs. the overwhelming pressure to start a restrictive New Years’ diet. There are plenty of articles out there about how to avoid overeating at holiday buffets and how to not let your mom’s passive aggressive comments spark a peppermint fudge binge, but we thought it was time to for a new set of holiday food and body rules: specifically, kinder, gentler, more realistic rules. Let’s stop over-complicating things and beating ourselves up for enjoying a slice of pie, OK? Here are 10 easy-to-follow commandments to help you make peace with your body during a season that’s all about eating Keep reading »

Creator Of The Cronut Presents The Christmas Morning Breakfast Of Your Sugar Coma Dreams

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Dominique Ansel, best known for creating the cronut, has released the decadent (and very expensive) breakfast of your sugar coma dreams.Christmas Morning Cereal, which retails at $15 a box, consists of chocolate puffs covered in Valrhona Caramelia chocolate and littered with smoked cinnamon flavor mini meringues. Ansel recommends eating the cereal in a bowl with milk, or with ice cream, for a real Christmas indulgence. That is, if you can get your hands on a box. I’m sure it will be out and out warfare and a bunch of seedy Craigslist ads just to get a bite of the stuff. [Daily Mail UK]

Brilliant: This Coffee Shop’s Prices Are Based On Your Attitude

Oh, the irony. Leave it to the French to come up with a way to put an end to rude customers. we all know it’s easy to be ornery before you’ve had your morning caffeine infusion, but the  the Petite Syrah café in Nice has developed a brilliant way to condition their customers not to be assholes: you pay based on your attitude. Ordering “a coffee, please” and accepting it with a “thank you” will run you about $1.95, while just asking for “a coffee” will bump your cost up to almost $10. That’s nearly an $8 incentive to be polite! Coffeehouse owner, Fabrice Pepino started the shop’s politeness payment policy as a joke, but he says it caught on with the clientele:

“I know people say that French service can be rude but it’s also true that customers can be rude when they’re busy. It’s our way of saying ‘keep calm and carry on…. What started out as a joke to poke fun at the stressed-out lunchtime crowd has had an amazing effect on people’s politeness levels…Most of my customers are regulars and they just see the funny side and exaggerate their politeness.They started calling me ‘your greatness’ when they saw the sign.”

We can only hope that Starbucks takes note and follows suit. [Gawker]

Assorted Observations After Baking My First Pie

Different things are hard for different people. For me, eating dessert is easy — too easy. Baking it is hard. I know a bunch of you will roll your eyes at me and tell me how easy it is to whip up a soufflé. I am jealous of you. The only exposure I had to baking as a child was when my grandma came to visit and let me lick the excess cookie dough out of the bowl. And it was not as much as I would have liked to lick, let me tell you. As I mentioned, eating dessert (baked or unbaked) comes naturally to me. Keep reading »

6 Arguments In Favor Of Early Morning Grocery Shopping

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This morning I got up early and went grocery shopping before work. I only did this because we had no vegetables or coffee creamer in the house and I knew I would regret it the entire day if I didn’t just drag my ass to the store and get it done. So I went. And then something weird happened: I had the best time. Turns out the early morning hours at the grocery store are like a whole different world. A world I highly recommend venturing into if you get the chance. Here’s why: Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 10 Perfect Peppermint Recipes

Pumpkin season has finally passed, and now it’s time for ALL PEPPERMINT EVERYTHING. I, for one, have no problem with the peppermint flavor explosion. Peppermint cookies, peppermint lattes, peppermint cakes, peppermint vodka, peppermint popcorn, peppermint mousse — bring it on! Click through for 10 tongue-tingling peppermint recipes to celebrate the season…

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