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142 Easy home makeovers
116 Love the holidays more
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23 The smartest, prettiest
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30 Feel your best under
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34 Your ultimate busynight meal Its healthy as
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6 incredible lip protectors


These balms are winterweather superheroes.
Sexy, easy shortcuts
Holiday makeup that
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your style. Hallelujah!
Jo Malones secrets to
picking a fragrance The
ultimate expert walks you
through how to choose.
Dressed-up hair thats so
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The wise womans
guide to booze Cheers to
having your cocktail and
enjoying tomorrow, too.
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101 Unplug a little, gain a lot
The #1 reason to do it.
102 Eva Longoria Shes
glam, yes, but so downto-earth about clothes,
marriage, and more.
108 The business of friendship
Figuring out the
emotional side of the
direct sales industry.
114 Be a hero to homeless
veterans Join a woman
whos fighting the battle.
116 Finding more happiness
in the holidays Doing
something for yourself is
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121 5 ways to ditch the winter
blahs Your must-see/
read/stream list.

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123 Deck the halls in a
hurry Low-effort ways to
shine up your home.
126 The mini and merry
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136 Comforting dinners for
cold, wintry nights Soup,
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142 Make over your home


with color Stunning looks
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148 4 joyful and delicious
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67 This vest does it all


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we went away together, something we almost
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at a lovely resort in the Adirondacksan elegantly
old-school spot called The Pointand we arrived for
three days of canoeing, hiking, and delicious,
boozy meals. We unpacked our bags, gazed upon the
tranquil lake and discovered that we had no cell
service. If you stood near a rock halfway between our
room and the main lodge, you might get a signal,
maybe, but to truly connect with the outside world,
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not exactly where we planned to spend our vacation.
My irst reaction? A wash of panic, honestly.
And then we just got over it, put our phones away,
and focused on the day and the scenery and each
other. Im not sure what was more luxurious: the
fancy accommodations or the lack of cell service.
Our rich, busy digital lives are great, and Im not advocating that we journey back to the
time when you sat by the landline waiting nervously for a call. Yet its also an insane
distraction. Do we really need to be liking every last Instagram post right this minute?
Must we respond to the hey there email from a friend within the hour? As nice as it
is to feel connected, all that contact is eroding any sense of being in the moment. Nancy
Colier, author of the new book The Power of Off, told us (on page 101): If we can resist the
urge to turn to our phones, well gain the strength, conidence, and wisdom that comes
from being interested in your own company. Meanwhile, Common Sense Media has
started, so smartly, the #DeviceFreeDinner challenge: You and your family pledge to eat
together without a phone or tablet hovering nearby, poised to interrupt Taco Tuesday.
Im completely in. (Their Family Starter Kit, available at commonsensemedia.org, gives
you a commitment form you ill out together: It makes it super-real!)
We will be exploring this topic more in the coming monthstheres so much
insightful stuf to report on, particularly where our kids are concerned. Im curious
about how you feel; please let me know (my contact info is at the bottom of this
page). In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, reveling in
the people you love, whether theyre in front of you or a phone call away. Thats the
best present of all, dont you think?

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your right knee on it, grab
the seat with your right hand so
youre bent over, and hold a
hand weight in your left. Pull the
weight up past your waist, as high
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Roasted fruit feels so decadent,


and doesnt have a smidge of added
sugar. Try this: Toss red or purple
grapes in olive oil and sprinkle them
with salt and pepper on a baking
sheet. Roast in the oven at 425F
for 30 minutes until they turn
blistery and caramelized. While thats
happening, reduce a cup of red wine
in a saucepan on the stove to about
1/4 cup. If you want, you can add
cinnamon, cloves, and/or nutmeg,
along with a couple of strips of
orange or lemon zest. When thats
done, toss the roasted grapes
with the wine syrup and serve over
low-fat plain Greek yogurt. Its light,
delicious, and truly easier than pie!

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The smartest,
prettiest
winter buy
Its a printed coat thatll take
you from commute to cocktail
hour. Let Brad Goreski clue
you in on finding one thatll
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that people crave


liveliness in summer clothes but fall
back on basic gray and black coats in
winter, just at the time when vibrancy
is needed most. If you assume that
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the loral Lisa is wearing here, can
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I have a
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beauty

Do this to disguise dark circles


The trick with under-eye concealer is knowing not only where to put it but also
where not to, says Mally Roncal. Her easy technique maps it out perfectly.

STUDIO D. HAIR: TYLER COLTON FOR NARS AND UNITE AT HONEY ARTISTS. MAKEUP: MASAKO KIZUKI FOR MALLY BEAUTY.
MANICURE: RACHEL SHIM USING DIOR VERNIS. STYLIST: KATE POWELL. JEWELRY: JESSICA DECARLO. RONCAL: PHIL BICKETT.

ERES WHATS FRUSTRATING ABOUT DARK CIRCLES:

The less rest


you get, the worse they lookso you spread more concealer
under your eyes, but then it becomes obvious. Or, in the case of
our sleep-deprived model, Angela, a full-time working mom
to a 1-year-old, you give up and skip concealer entirely. Whats the
happy medium? For starters, you need a creamy formula. Then,
dab it only where there are shadows, not all over. I showed Angela
how its done, and just look at how bright-eyed she is now.
Makeup artist Mally Roncal works with stars like Beyonc and Jennifer Lopez and
is the founder of Mally Beauty cosmetics.

1 | MAKE A TRIANGLE
Choose a concealer
color thats slightly
warm and just one
shade lighter than
your skin. Apply it
with a small brush in
the shape shown
here; this will reflect
light up so your eyes
look open and awake.

2 | BLEND IT IN
Work the product
into your skin with
your ring finger using
a press-and-roll
motiondont rub,
which wipes away
the coverage. Then,
pat whats left on
your finger at the
inner corners of eyes.

3 | DO THE OUTSIDE
Skin tends to look
darker at the outer
corners of your
eyes, which drags
them down and
can make you appear
tired. To give your
eyes a lift, tap a bit
of the cover-up at
the outer corners
with your ring finger.

Before

I look so refreshed, and my


cheekbones even seem higher!
OUR MODEL-FOR-THE-DAY, PERSONAL
TRAINER ANGELA JACKSON-FLIBOTTE, 42
Photographed by JOSHUA PESTKA

4 | DUST ON POWDER
Its key to helping
your concealer stay
put and not settle
into lines. Very gently,
pull down your
under-eye skin a little
so its taut, then
brush on a face
powder that matches
your skin color.
Youre all set!
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TEAM RED

body

Feel your best under stress


Like you, Alison Sweeney sometimes has way too much
going on. Shes learned to keep it from messing with her health,
so follow her tips and youll feel calm and get fitter, too.

USED TO DRINK SEVERAL cups of

cofee to handle work stress.


I thought if I could stay up just a
little longer, Id be a better actor,
producer, and mom. Then I had a
wake-up call when a cafeinetriggered panic attack left me short
of breath. Now when Im stressed,
I remind myself that Im doing the
best I can. Thats all any of us can
do! Here are my tricks to staying
healthy, even when life gets crazy.

Fitness maven Alison Sweeney is the author


of Opportunity Knocks and the host of
multiple Food Network holiday specials.

DO THIS WHEN STRESS IS...

WRECKING
YOUR DIET

When I nish taping a scene,


I crave sugar. Imagine how
hard this was when I was
hosting Food Networks
Christmas Cookie Challenge.
There were baked goods
everywhere! But if I eat
them, my blood sugar
rises and it becomes more
diicult for me to make
smart decisions for the show.
Since snacking on set
is my vice, I pack a bag of
homemade dark chocolate
trail mix. Its delicious
but also gives me a ton of
energy. If youre craving
comfort food in a burger
and fries, I get it, and Im not
going to try to convince
you to eat a kale salad, but
maybe eliminate one side of
the bun and split the fries.
Its all about better choices.
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KEEPING YOU UP
AT NIGHT

It seems that every time


we have to wake up early
for a ight, my husband
falls asleep without a
problem, yet I lie awake
worrying: Will the cab pick
us up on time? Did I pack
everything? Will I sleep
through the alarm? Ive
discovered that reading a
book in bed helps me wind
downit dawned on me
after yet another night of
watching my kids doze of
before I even nished their
bedtime story. Reading will
help you relax, but make
sure you still give yourself
permission to fall asleep
when you feel tired.
Forcing yourself to stay
awake to nish that chapter
is almost as bad as staying
up in a panic spiral.

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MAKING YOU SKIP


A WORKOUT

The last thing I want to


do after being on my feet all
day is go for a run. The
couch is calling my name!
But the irony is that when
I do go to the gym, I feel so
much better. I can think
clearly and I even have an
easier time waking up
the next morning. I remind
myself of that, then go to
a workout that takes my full
attention. For the next 50
minutes, Ill only be thinking
about surviving my spin
class, not everything else I
still need to do before bed.
If you prefer exercising on
your own, do intervals,
where you push yourself
to go harder a few times
within your workout. Thatll
distract youand leave
you with a fresh perspective.

RUINING
YOUR MOOD

To be completely honest,
I get grouchy when Im
stressed. If Im still worrying
about a work email during
my family dinner, Im more
likely to snap at my husband
or be tougher on my kids
than I need to be. Its
not easy to switch gears
when youre overwhelmed
or frustrated, but you can
do it if you make an efort
to spend a few minutes
thinking about something
else. I use my car rides
home from work to listen
to podcasts or a book on
tape. And Im a big believer
in music playlists; singing
along to your favorite songs
will make you happy. By
the time you get home,
that 2p.m. crisis will feel
like a lifetime ago.
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Organize
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This is the year you get your household
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5. MOUNTED SHELF //
Set up a ledge no wider than 8 inches below
the boards. A narrow one wont become a
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into a busy hallway or kitchen with ease.
On the shelf, place markers, pens, and sticky
notes to jot down reminders and lists.

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TEAM RED

food

Your ultimate
busy-night meal
Dinner in 30? Almost no pans to
wash? Endless praise for your
culinary brilliance? Youve got it
all, with a little help from the
ingenious Carla Hall, of course.

HEN I NEED A HEARTY MEAL but cant muster the


efort, I do what I call passive cooking. Its how
busy women can get a satisfying dish on the table fast.
I got the idea from the hobo dinners campers make, though
my take is more decadent. Roasting pears in foil packets
with shallots and thyme turns them into a lavorful savory
side. Then, on the same baking sheet, I roast pork
tenderloin (two small ones cook quickly). Because the
meat is uncovered in the oven, it browns nicely, while
the pears become soft in the foil. Just set it, forget it, and
catch up on your to-do listor your latest Netlix binge.

GARLIC PORK
butter, and our in a large bowl.
TENDERLOIN WITH ROASTED Toss until evenly coated; season
PEARS & SHALLOTS
to taste with salt and pepper.

FOR THE PORK:


2 pork tenderloins (about
2 lbs total), trimmed
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
FOR THE PEARS:
3 Bosc pears, cored and
cut into 8 wedges each
3 shallots, peeled
and quartered
2 Tbsp unsalted butter,
at room temperature
1 Tbsp flour
1 small bunch thyme
1/
4 cup chicken stock
1/
4 cup pear nectar
Kosher salt and pepper
1. Place a rimmed baking
sheet in the oven and
heat to 475F. Rub the pork
tenderloins with the olive
oil and garlic; season with
salt and pepper.
2. Place the pears, shallots,

3. Cut two 18 x 12-in. sheets of


heavy-duty foil. Divide the pear
mixture and thyme between
them, then pour the chicken stock
and pear nectar evenly over
each. Bring up the two long sides
of the foil so the edges meet.
Seal the edges, making a tight 1-in.
fold. Crimp the short sides
closed so the liquids dont escape.
(To allow heat to circulate,
be sure not to seal too tightly.)
4. Remove the baking sheet
from the oven. Place the foil
packets and the pork tenderloins
directly on the heated sheet,
return to the oven, and roast
until a meat thermometer
inserted in the pork reads
145F, 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Remove the sheet from the
oven and let rest for at least 10
minutes before serving.
Slice the pork into 1/2-in.-thick
slices and serve alongside
the packets of savory pears
and shallots. Spoon some
of the sauce in the packets
over the pork.

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Active: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
(plus resting)

Makes 4 servings. Per serving:


458 cal, 18 g fat (6 g sat fat), 45 g
protein, 29 g carb, 5 g fiber.

Carla Hall is cohost of The Chew and author of Carlas Comfort Foods:
Favorite Dishes From Around the World.

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Photographed by SUSAN PITTARD

cranberry-orange
White Chocolate Cheesecake
Prep Time: 25 min. | Total Time: 6 hours 30 min. (incl. refrigerating) | Makes: 16 servings

WHAT YOU NEED


24 square shortbread cookies, finely crushed
(about 1-3/4 cups)
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese,
softened
1 cup sugar, divided
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKERS White Chocolate, melted
4 eggs
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. zest and 1/2 cup juice from 2 large oranges,
divided
1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries

MAKE IT
HEAT oven to 325F.
COMBINE cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of
9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
BEAT cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla in large bowl with
mixer until blended. Add chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time,
mixing on low speed after each until just blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 1 hour to 1 hour 5 min. or until center is almost set. Run
knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim.
Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
MEANWHILE, mix cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. orange juice until
blended. Bring cranberries, remaining orange juice and remaining
sugar to boil in saucepan on medium-high heat; simmer on low heat
6 min. or until cranberries are softened, stirring frequently. Stir in
cornstarch mixture; bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1
min. or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in orange zest. Cool.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
SPOON cranberry glaze over cheesecake just before serving.

2016 Kraft Foods

TEAM RED

money

A truly happy
way to spend
your money
Its giving to causes that
matter to you. Let financial
expert Nicole Lapin help
you do it so its both
meaningful and money-smart.

HERE ARE SO MANY worthwhile


organizationsand lets face it, our
funds are limitedthat we have to ind
the right way to support the ones close to our
hearts. Before I could aford to donate
money, I went on mission trips. And now
Im an ambassador for Step Up, a nonproit
that helps girls fulill their potential. Whats
been consistent is how I look at what Ive
got (time, money, compassion) before I igure
out how to contribute. Heres how you can
give back, regardless of your inancial state.

IF

YOURE
FOCUSED ON
PAYING OFF
DEBT

You may want to take a break from handing your money


to Sallie Mae, but dont. That only sets you back (interest
never stops accruing), and itll be hard to get going again.

Volunteer your time.


I rmly believe that
time is more valuable
than moneygiving something you
cant make more of is so powerful.
Use yours to teach computer skills
at a senior center or share career
advice at an employment agency.
Catchare.org can connect you to

groups that can use your talents.


Donate your stuff. Contact your
local chapter of Goodwill and ask
what they need. Then, when you
clean out your closet or playroom,
remember that the recipients are
likely families too, and whatever
you drop of should be something
youd happily pass on to a friend.

IF

We all should have six to nine months worth of


YOURE
living expenses in the bank. If youre still working on
BUILDING
that, get creative with how you make donations.
YOUR
Shop at philanthropic stores. I love to buy from
SAVINGS
brands that partner with charities, like Toms shoes or
One Hope Wines. You can also shop through Amazon
Smile (a portion of every purchase goes toward your cause).
Get others to give with you. If the dollar amount you can
aford feels small, organize family and friends and contribute a
larger sum together, perhaps in lieu of gifts among adults
this year. Another idea: Raise money for an organization through
a fund-raising walk oreep!a polar-bear plunge.

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IF
Put aside 2 to 3
YOU
HAVE
percent of your
MONEY
monthly income for
charity. How good
TO DONATE
does that line in the
budget feel?
Write one check per charity.
A little money here and there
is great, but it wont have the same
impact as one lump sum, since
each donation has processing fees
taken out. Use Charity Navigators
tracker to make sure at least 65
percent of a donation goes to the
cause itself, not to the CEOs salary.
File for a tax deduction. Keep a
receipt of your donation, even if
you pay in cash. You cant deduct
for volunteering time (although
you and I know its priceless), but
you can write of the cost of any
transportation to get there. Its a
nice bonusbut helping others
is the best way to feel truly rich.

Former CNBC and CNN anchor Nicole Lapin is


the author of the nancial best-seller Rich Bitch
and one of the stars of the CW show Hatched.

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off the picture-perfect desserts she makes with this cookbook on the Facebook. Butter Celebrates!, $35; penguinrandomhouse
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Your lips take a beating in the cold, so the right balm can be a savior
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1 Heals chapped skin overnight with rich oils. BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask, $26. 2 Made of all-natural lanolin, so its gentle on sensitive skin.
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LIGHTEN UP
SMOKY EYES

These four
celebration-worthy
makeup looks
take less time
than most
ordinary-old-day
routines.
A swish here, a
swipe there
done. With
enough minutes
left over to wrap
the hostess
gift (but only if
you feel like it).
BY MARISSA OLIVA
PHOTOGRAPHED BY MAX ABADIAN

EXY,
ASY
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If you use bronzy


tones, youll get
a soft but still
sultry look, says
makeup artist
Carola Gonzalez,
who works with
Kerry Washington.
To start, brush a
shimmery neutral
shadow thats
similar to your skin
color on lids and
work a sparkly
chocolate shadow
into and slightly
above the creases.
Extend the
chocolate shade a
little past the outer
corner, then skim
it along your
bottom lashes and
drag that out
too, so you end
up with a small
V at your eyes
outer corner,
says Gonzalez.
Smudge a dark
brown eye pencil
along your top
and bottom
lashes, apply
volumizing
mascara, and
youre sizzling.

EMBELLISH
YOUR EYELINER
A crisp ick of
liquid liner gives
you that irty,
Sophia Loren
efect. And since
its the holidays,
why not choose
one thats colorful
and a bit twinkly?
suggests makeup
artist Brigitte
Reiss-Andersen,
who works with
Claire Danes. The
foolproof way to
get an even line is
to draw it on rst
with black pencil,
ticking it up just
a smidge past
the outer corner.
Then, trace over
the pencil with a
glittery liquid liner
in a vivid jewel
tone like emerald,
plum, or navy,
she says. Give
the formula 30
seconds to dry,
curl your lashes,
and top it all
of with black
mascara.

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FIND MORE
RADIANCE
If youre the
minimal-makeup
type, flushed
cheeks and
groomed brows
make you
look polished
but still fresh.
When you blush
naturally, the color
runs all the way
up your cheeks,
notes Daniel
Martin, who is
Jessica Albas
makeup artist. So
for a believable
glow, dont put
blush only on the
apples. Start it at
the top of your
cheekbone and
swirl the color
down your cheek.
A cool-toned pink
blush is perfect on
light skin, while a
pinky-violet hue
complements
olive or dark skin.
Then, to fill in
your brows, use
a pencil that
matches the color
of the hairs and
has a slanted
tip, which helps
you do soft,
light strokes,
Martin says.

GO FOR RICH
RED LIPS
Swiping on
a velvety red
lipstick is
so instantly
transformative,
you could almost
show up at the
party in your
pajamas and still
look glamorous.
(Hey, a girl can
dream.) For the
most flattering
shade, try
a cherry color
if youre fair,
an orangey
red for olive
skin, or a deep
crimson on dark
complexions,
suggests Martin.
And while the
beauty of a bold
mouth is that you
dont need much
else, a touch of
shimmery gold
cream shadow will
attract light to
your eyes so they
stand out,
he says. Tap the
color on the
center of your lid,
then use your
finger to blend
it out across
the lid and just
above your
brow bone.

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WHAT TO WEAR WITH

SMOKY
EYES
Keep the rest of

NEUTROGENA

MoistureSmooth
Color Stick in Juicy
Peach, $8.49 (25
readers will win
one; see page 150
for details).

with a peachy lip


balm and a dusting
of matte bronzer
on your forehead,
cheeks, and jawline
to warm up skin. For
the chicest mani,
try an ultra-deep
burgundy polish.

REVLON PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Espresso, $8.99.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner in #3 (green), #7


(purple), and #6 (blue), $23 each (25 readers will
win one in #6; see page 150 for details).

WHAT TO WEAR WITH

COLORFUL
LINER

COVERGIRL

LashExact
Mascara,
$8.47.

Blend on a sheer
foundation to even
out skin, then apply
a soft pink blush
(try coral on dark
skin) and a similarly
colored lip gloss.
Stick with a defining
mascara for this
looka volumizing
one can be overkill.

WHAT TO WEAR WITH

FLUSHED
CHEEKS
For even more glow,
brush a champagne
highlighteruse gold
on dark skinon the

DIOR Diorblush

URBAN DECAY

in #943 My
Rose, $44.

All Nighter Liquid


Foundation, $40.
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STILES

Soft Cheek
Veil in
Maiden
Lane, $20
(25 readers
will win one;
see page
150 for
details).

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NouriShine
Plus Lip
Gloss in
Fancy
Nancy,
$15.

True Match Lumi


Powder Glow
Illuminator in
Rose, $12.99.

down your nose,

STUDIO D.

Cupids bow. A
gloss completes
the pretty effect.

WHAT TO WEAR WITH

RED
LIPSTICK
Balance this look with
brushed-up brows
and a swirl of rosy
cream blush on your
cheeks. For your
eyeshadow, a pale
gold color works best
on fair skin, while a
yellowy gold flatters
medium and
dark complexions.
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details).

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Genuine Glow
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Peachy Keen, $22.

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SCENTS

Jo Malones secrets
to picking a fragrance
The world-famous perfumer helps you avoid
total sensory overload with her expert tips on how
to smell great (and win at gift-giving).

FROM TOP (LEFT TO RIGHT): COURTESY OF JO LOVES; COURTESY OF PUBLISHER; IPPEI NAOI/GETTY IMAGES; JAMES A. GUILLIAM/GETTY IMAGES; COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS (3).

Find your new


favorite scent
This may sound obvious, but to end
up with a fragrance you truly adore, you
have to test it on your skin. Women
will buy a perfume based solely on
how it smells on a paper blotter or on a
friend, but the same scent will smell
diferent on diferent people, so you
need to try it for yourself. It helps to
shop earlier in the day, when your
sense of smell is more attuned. The
best spot to test perfume is your
forearm. Make sure you dont have
body lotion on your arms, since even
an unscented formula can alter how a
fragrance smells on you. You can
sample up to four scents at a time, two
on each forearm, but dont test similar
smellslike two loralson the same
arm, because you wont be able to tell
them apart. My trick for keeping track
when trying on several perfumes is to
use colored dot stickers. If you put a
diferent-colored dot on your arm
where you mist each scent, youll easily
remember which is which: The blue
sticker is the gardenia blend, the red
sticker is the rose and lemon cologne
It sounds weird, but it really helps.
And allow each fragrance to settle onto
your skin for at least 20 minutes before
you decide what you think of it.

Know how to shop


for someone else
Isnt it awful when someone gives you
a gorgeous-looking fragrance and you
open the box, take a whif, and realize,
Oh, no Im never going to wear
this. My advice is, rather than gifting
someone the actual perfume, give her
one of the scents ancillary products
like the body wash or lotion, which are

milder. If you do decide to buy


someone a fragrance, choose one
thats clean and fresh like a citrus or a
very soft loral, as theyre the most
universally appealing. Chanel No.19,
Tom Ford Neroli Portoino, and my
own Jo Loves Pomelo are all light and
crisp. The same goes for gifting
candles: Some of the heavier loral
scents like tuberose and frangipani
can be polarizing. Your best bet is
a candle in a nice green scent like
lemongrassor, since its the
holidays, one that smells like a log
ire or pine trees. Everyone loves
those scents in the winter.

Pick the cologne


your guy will like
Heres the thing with men: They dont
want to smell like theyre wearing
fragrance. They just want to smell
clean, which is probably all you want
too. So when selecting something for
a man, gravitate toward citrus
colognes. Ones with notes like
verbena, bergamot, and lime are
always a safe choice. Dior Eau Sauvage
is the perfect example of a citrus
cologne that most guys enjoy.

Jos inspiring autobiography, Jo Malone:


My Story (5 winners will win a copy; see page
150 for details), chronicles how she created her
original fragrance brand, Jo Malone, overcame
breast cancer, then reemerged with her
current brand, Jo Loves. In a unique twist, the
book is scented in her grapefruit cologne,
Pomeloan efect that lasts about ve months.

JO LOVES

Try a game-changing
application trick
I never spray scent directly on my
bodywhen you mist a fragrance, it
spreads out in a big plume and you
cant control where it goes. So I use a
foundation brush: Spritz your scent
on the bristles, then sweep it on your
skin wherever youd normally spray.
This pushes the fragrance into your
skin and helps dry out the alcohol, so
you get a truer scent that lasts longer.
As told to Victoria Kirby

Pomelo, $175
for 100 ml.

MAKE UP
FOR EVER

Artisan
Brush #108
Large
Foundation
Brush, $36.

CHANEL No. 19 eau de


parfum, $120 for 7.5 oz.

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HAIR IDEAS

Dressed-up hair thats so simple


Sure, you could spend an hour at the salon before a night outbut who
the heck has time for that? Instead, try one of these cool, effortless hairstyles,
which will get you gorgeous in minutes. BY PAIGE STABLES

LOOK 2 |

CLIP IN A CHIC
ACCESSORY

LOOK 1 |

CREATE
POLISHED WAVES
Loose, Old Hollywood curls give a relaxed type
of glamour to long hair, says hairstylist Sarah
Potempa, founder of the Beachwaver hair tools.
1. Part damp hair on the side, lining up the part with the arch of
your eyebrow. Blow-dry your hair with your ngers until its
80percent dry, keeping the part intact, then blow-dry the ends
with a large paddle brush or round brush to smooth them.
2. A one-inch curling iron is best for this look. Working with
one-inch-wide sections of hair, clamp the iron close to the
ends. Roll it about halfway up the section, twirling away from
your face. Repeat until all of your hair is curled.
3. Give coils a few minutes to cool. Mist hairspray on a paddle
brush and run it through all the curls; respray the brush and
glide it through again twice. Rub a drop of smoothing cream
between your hands and skim them over the surface of hair,
then tuck the less-prominent side of your part behind your ear.

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On long hair, a fancy


barrette in the front can
seem too little-girl. But on
a short cut, its incredibly
stylish, says Potempa.
1. While hair is damp, make
your part a little deeper than
you normally would,
positioning it above the arch
of your eyebrow. Blow-dry
your hair as usual.
2. As youre blow-drying, use
your ngers to lift up your
hair on the nondominant side
of your part; spritz the
underside with hairspray,
then hit it with the dryer for a
few seconds. This gives you
a bit of sexy, messy volume,
and the heat locks it in.
3. Sweep the hair on the main
side of your part to the side,
then slide in a decorative
bobby pin or barrette about
an inch above your ear.

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HAIR IDEAS
LOOK 3 |

TIE CURLS HALF BACK


Theres something so romantic about
a style thats half up, half down, and
it works especially well on thick
or textured hair, says hairstylist
Bridget Brager, whose clients include
Rachel McAdams.
1. Gather the top section of your
haireverything from your forehead
back to your crownin your hands.
Divide it in two vertically, then lightly
tease the roots with a comb so
your twist will have some grip.
2. Tie the two sections into a knot at
the back of your head just below your
crown, then make a second knot on
top of the rst. Insert two bobby pins
(use four for very thick hair) into the
base of the knot in a crisscross shape,
which helps anchor the style in place.
3. Let your curls in back hang loose and
spritz them with a dry texturizing spray
for volume. Set the knot with hairspray.

GIVE YOUR
STYLE A BIT

STILLS: COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS.

CHLOE + ISABEL

Crystal
Baguette Hair
Clip, $38.

LOOK 4 |

MAKE A BRAID
IN FRONT
A simple braid across your
forehead adds a pretty
detail to a bob, and is also
lovely on longer hair when
youre pulling it back for the
night, explains Brager.

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1. On dry hair, do a deep side part that lines


up with your temple. Brush the hair on
the less-prominent side behind your ear.
2. Starting at the part, create a loose, two-inchwide braid along your hairline until you reach
your ear. Secure the ends behind it with two
bobby pins in a crisscross pattern.
3. Gently tug at the sides of the braid a little to
give it a soft, wispy efect, then mist it with
hairspray for hold. If your hair is chin-length,
leave the rest down and tousled; if its long, wind
it all into a bun at the nape of your neck.

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Bobby Pin in
(from left) Grey
Sapphire and
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$10 each.

CHLOE + ISABEL

Starburst Pav Moon


Hair Clip, $24 (5 readers
will win one; see page
150 for details).

Dont Let
Your World
Go Up In
Smoke.
Home fires
are preventable.
Have working smoke
alarms in your home.
Smoke is a poison that can kill you. Without
working smoke alarms, you may not wake up
from the smoke. It can kill you while you are
asleep. Home fires at night or when people
are sleeping are the most dangerous. Working
smoke alarms will alert you if there is a fire and
will give you more time to escape.

Learn more about re prevention:

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the foundation of good health. Thats why primary care practices treat
patients and their families as core members of their health care team.
Family doctors are dedicated to treating the whole person and are seen
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SECRETS

5 beauty tricks
I just learned
Beauty director Victoria Kirby helps
you feel your prettiest during party
season with quick cheats for lush hair,
supple skin, and luminous makeup.

STUDIO D. KIRBY: J RYAN ROBERTS/STUDIO D.

For soft hands,


use less water

SKINFIX

Ultra Rich
Hand
Cream,
$9.99.

Listen up, my fellow


frequent handwashers: All that
water overexposure
can dry out your skin,
says dermatologist
Joshua Zeichner,
M.D., of Mount Sinai
Hospital in New York
City. So instead of
hand soap, rub on a
dollop of lipid-free
face wash such as
Cetaphil, and towel it
of without rinsing.
Then, slather on a
hand cream that has
hydrating oils such as
sweet almond oil
I swear by this Skinx
formulaand in
the morning, put it
on within ve minutes
post-shower to
lock in moisture.

artistry for Nars cosmetics. Sweep soft pink blush on as you


normally do, then dust whats left on the brush on the top of
each cheekbone, in line with the arch of your brow, he told
me. Next, tap the color on the center of eyelids. Together,
this frames your eyes so they stand out. I tried it with one of
the pale shades from this gorgeous Nars blush palette,
slicked on the red lipstick that comes with it, and my whole
face perked up. For a more ushed efect, add one
of the bold hues on the apples of cheeks, James says.

SARAH MOON
FOR NARS

True Story Cheek and


Lip Palette, $59.

HAIR OIL WORKS BETTER WHEN YOU APPLY LESS


Its easy to get hooked on the glossy stuff; after all, it gives your style such a nice,
healthy shine. But if youre constantly smoothing hair oil on dry or split ends, you
could be making the problem worse over time, says hairstylist Rebekah Forecast,
whose clients include Diane Kruger. Many oils contain proteins, and too much
protein buildup on strands makes them brittle and prone to snapping. To get ends in
shape, run a little leave-in conditioner through them first to moisturize. Then dab the
tiniest amount of oilwere talking two drops, maxon top to seal the cuticles.

YSL Rouge Pur

Couture
Collector
Sparkle Clash
Edition No. 9
Rose Stiletto,
$37.

You can do your lipstick


perfectly without a mirror
When youre racing from one
holiday commitment to the next,
you often end up primping in a
dimly lit car, an elevator, your
in-laws drivewayyou know the
drill. So I asked YSL director of
makeup artistry Dell Ashley for
his on-the-y lipstick advice for
when you have no mirror. Swipe
the color on your nger, then
glide your nger across your
bottom lip, he says. Press your
lips togetherdont roll, which
can distribute color unevenly
and pat whats still on your
nger along your top lip. Finally,
trace a clean nger around the
edge of your mouth to remove
smudges. Not only is his
strategy smart, it also creates the
loveliest stain-like nish.

YOUR FRIDGE CAN HELP CALM YOUR SKIN


As anyone who uses an acne treatment knows, it can
make skin red and aky. So Jennifer MacGregor, M.D.,
a clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia
University Medical Center, suggests stashing it in your
fridge. When an acne formula is applied cool, skin
absorbs it slower, which minimizes irritation, she
explains. However, this same trick
PHILOSOPHY
wont necessarily work for
Uplifting Miracle Worker
anti-agers. For a sensitive
Moisturizer Cool-Lift
skinfriendly rming cream,
& Firm Moisturizer for
try this one from
Face & Neck, $65
(25 readers will
Philosophy. Inspired by
win one; see page 150
cryotherapy spa
for details).
treatments, which use
subzero temps to
boost skins
collagen, it
triggers a similar
reaction in skin
with plant and
marine extracts
minus the brrr.

SEE SHOPPING GUIDE, LAST PAGES, FOR DETAILS.

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This vest
does it all
Lifes big mysteries: Why
are pizza boxes square?
Is Bigfoot real? And
can a quilted vest be
stylish? Weve solved
one! Polished fabrics
(herringbone here) and
a sleek cut take this
piece from something
you need for warmth to
the thing you want to
wear 24/7 because it
makes every outfit so
darn chic. Turn the
page for more inspo.

GO CONFIDENTLY
FITTED ON
DATE NIGHT
Its the perfect low-key
counterpart to a
curve-hugging dress.
Zip it a quarter way
up if you want to
camouflage a tummy
without losing an
iota of sex appeal.

STUDIO D.

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STYLE SCHOOL

BELT IT OVER
DRESSY PIECES
Accessorizing the vest
makes it feel like part
of your outt, not just
something to keep you
warm from car to party.
TOP $59 (up to size XXL),
$69 (sizes 0X to 3X);
rachelroy.com. NECKLACE
$46; marlynschiff.com
(20% off with code
REDHOLIDAY). BELT $108;
nicandzoe.com. SKIRT
$34.99; hm.com. BOOTS
$74.99; callitspring.com.

MIX IT WITH
POLISHED
LAYERS
It takes on a
crisp, oicefriendly look
when paired
with tailored
pieces like a
blazer and
a button-up.
BLAZER $198;

bananarepublic
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$89.50; massimo
dutti.com.
WATCH $24;
lulus.com.
BRACELET $28;
lucadanni.com.
PANTS $178;
marciano.com.
PUMPS Daya by
Zendaya, $79.95;
macys.com.

More new takes on the puffer

PICK BASICS
THAT POP
A sweater with
texture and
wide-legged jeans
elevate your runningerrands ensemble
in a super-comfy way.
SWEATER $59.95; gap

.com. Up to size XXL.


JEANS $88.50;
bodenusa.com.
Up to size 18. SHOES
$125; keds.com.

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A tweed-like print and


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Gray wool patches


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$69 (up to size XL),


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THE WELLNESS
CLINIC TEAM
From left:
Christina Bouret, 27

A fancy version
of a classic shift
dress will cut
your dressingroom time in half
and triple your
compliments.
DRESS Pink Tartan,
$398. EARRINGS

Rosena Sammi
Jewelry, $49
(20% off with code
DISCO20). HEELS

JustFab, $39.95.

Preeti Pusalkar, 39

A fitted sheath
that hits mid-calf
is appropriately
foxy. I feel sexy
and confident,
says Preeti.
DRESS Likely, $188.
BOBBY PINS Capwell +
Co., $35. HEELS

Anne Michelle, $28.

Tiffany Crowther, 22

To stand out in
the coolest way,
head-to-toe
copper brocade
with tough
booties does
the trick.
JUMPSUIT Old Navy,
$39.94. Up to size 4X.
NECKLACE Stella &
Dot, $59. BRACELETS
Aviva Winter,
$100 for set of 3.
BOOTIES Express,
$79.90.

ITS SPECIAL
Finding a festive look that checks off all your boxes (comfy, cute, slimming) can
the party ensembles that feel best on them. Theres one for every body, style,
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From left:
Diana Chen, 26

Feathers too
fanciful? Not
when theyre
balanced by
polished pleats.
SWEATER Saylor,
$286. SKIRT Zara,
$39.90. EARRINGS
Erin/Anderson,
$29.90. BRACELET
Danielle Nicole,
$52. FLATS Chinese
Laundry, $70.

Brittny Hall, 22

Ultrafeminine
prints and
details make a
pants-top
combo seem as
flirty as a dress.
TOP LC Lauren

Conrad, $44.
PANTS Talbots, $119

(up to size 20), $139


(sizes 12W to 24W).
Available
November 23.
EARRINGS

7 Charming
Sisters, $42.99
(20% off with code
REDBOOK20).
BRACELETS B

Your Word, $58


each. HEELS
Massimo
Dutti, $180.

Monica Saliu, 37

The traditional
pairing of
velvet and lace
feels suddenly
modern done
in neutrals.
BLAZER Joe Fresh,
$59. BLOUSE
Chicos, $99. SKIRT
J.Crew, $98. FLATS

Express, $49.90.

OUTFIT SEASON!
seem as elusive as a holiday miracle. So we asked seven groups of coworkers to try out
and locationeven the soiree in the conference room. PHOTOGRAPHED BY PETER ROSA
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THE E.R. NURSES


From left:
Marina Bolshinsky, 30

Marinas dream
dress is one she
can comfortably
eat in. Us too!
This stunner
is fitted in the
areas I like
and forgiving
everywhere
else, she says.
DRESS Ann Taylor,

$198. Up to size 18.


EARRINGS Roberta
Chiarella, $28. RINGS
Index finger: Eclectic
Eccentricity, $24.
Middle and fourth
finger: ADMK Jewelry,
$60 each. HEELS
Kenneth Cole, $130.

Candice Martin, 27

This dress
is actually a
wide-leg
jumpsuit. (We
dont suggest
getting so
tipsy you turn
cartwheels in it,
but you could.)
JUMPSUIT ASOS, $105.
EARRINGS Morning

Lavender, $14.99.
NECKLACE Coco Loves
Rome, $24. HEELS Call

It Spring, $49.99.

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THE FASHION
SPECIALISTS
From left:
Kelly Goldston, 31

The lacy layers


on Eloquiis
marketing VP
Kellyfloral on
top and swiss
dots on the
bottomare
the perfect
mix of sweet
and swanky.
TOP AND SKIRT Eloquii,

$69.90 and $99.90.


Sizes 14 to 24.
EARRINGS Entourage
Clothing & Gifts, $9.
HEELS Eloquii, $79.90.

Alycia Thomas, 24

Im a minimalist
who loves black
and white, says
assistant Alycia.
The secret to
making this
understated
palette exciting
is all in the
unique details.
TOP AND PANTS

Eloquii, $79.90 and


$94.90. Sizes 14 to
24. EARRINGS Chloe +
Isabel, $48. HEELS
Sam Edelman, $120.

Lizzie Stratton, 24

The black
background
makes this floral
print feel a little
edgy and elegant
enough for
evening, says
designer Lizzie.
DRESS Alice +

Olivia for 100%


Bloomingdales, $375.
EARRINGS BaubleBar,
$32.50. HEELS

Nine West, $89.

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THE
TEACHERS
From left:
Glennis Ramirez, 45

The beaded belt


here performs
double duty,
drawing extra
attention to
your waist and
providing built-in
sparkle for
ladies who prefer
less jewelry.
JUMPSUIT Eliza J,
$158. EARRINGS

Stella & Dot, $49.


FLATS Vionic, $120.

Chikako Yoda, 44

Tuxedo-inspired
touches (pin
tucks on the
floral blouse, a
cummerbundlike waist on the
pants) always
look sharp.
TOP Ann Taylor,

$89.50. Up to size
XXL. PANTS Banana
Republic, $88.
EARRINGS Charming
Charlie, $10. SHOES
Loft, $89.50.

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THE ASSISTANT
BOOK EDITORS
From left:
Alicia Clancy, 27

Black denim
takes red-and-black
taffeta from
your holiday card
to cocktails
at a cool bar.
TOP Talbots, $99 (up to

size 20), $119 (sizes 12W


to 24W). JEANS Levis
Made & Crafted, $158.
EARRINGS BaubleBar,
$36. BELT White House
Black Market, $118. Up
to size XXL. HEELS Daya
by Zendaya, $79.95.

Hannah OGrady, 23

Im a big fan of
jeans and a tee,
says Hannahand
a heaping dose
of gold makes the
beloved pairing
a knockout.
TOP Bar III, $89.50.

Up to size XXL.
JEANS Gap, $79.95.
Up to size 35.
HEELS M.Gemi,
$248 (available
November 21).

Alexandra Sehulster, 28

Pants that fit my


waist are too tight
on my thighs,
notes Alexandra.
A high-waisted
full skirt nixes that
issue, and with
a denim jacket its
the epitome of
effortless chic.
JACKET Big Star, $118.
TOP Loft, $49.50. SKIRT

Eva Mendes Collection


at New York & Company,
$69.95 (available
November 30). Up to
size 20. BROOCHES (from
left) Chloe + Isabel, $48.
R.J. Graziano,
$38. HEELS Report, $90.

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THE LEGAL AID


ATTORNEYS
From left:
Alex Heinegg, 35

Sweaters that
look pre-layered
are genius for
making it seem
like you put
thought into
your look even
if you so didnt.
SWEATER Autumn

Cashmere, $320.
PANTS Wilfred
for Aritzia, $145.
NECKLACE Coco
Loves Rome, $36
(20% off with code
REDBOOK20).
HEELS Forever 21,

$29.90.

Rigodis Appling, 40

A fit-and-flare
is aces for every
shape, but this
one gets extra
points for the
elongating black
stripe down
the middle.
DRESS City Chic, $129.

Sizes 14 to 24.
EARRINGS Marlyn

Schiff, $34
(20% off with code
REDHOLIDAY). CUFF

Simply Vera Vera


Wang, $42. HEELS
Nine West, $89.

Becca Heinsen, 29

Prefer an outfit
thatll net you
tons of wear
when the
partys over?
I can pair this
sweater with
jeans or the
pencil skirt
with a blazer,
says Becca.
SWEATER Bailey44,
$198. SKIRT Roz&Ali

for Dressbarn, $34


(up to size XL), $38
(sizes 1X to 3X).
EARRINGS Charming
Charlie, $16. HEELS
Dune London, $140.

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THE
CORPORATE
MANAGERS
From left:
Yaryna Stasinchuk, 26

We dance a
lot at our party,
says Yaryna.
A skirt with swish
and laced-up
heels will
keep her moving
all night.
TOP Ava & Viv, $27.99.
Sizes X to 4X. SKIRT

Worthington, $68.
Up to size 24W.
EARRINGS AND CUFF

Jessica Simpson
Collection, $28 and
$32. HEELS Nina, $99.

Cindy Rubin, 53

Its important
for me to be
conservative, but
still fun, says
Cindy. Elegant
wide-leg pants
and a playful top
straddle that
line beautifully.
SWEATER Nic+Zoe,
$138. PANTS Rachel

Rachel Roy, $119.


EARRINGS Gorjana,
$65. HEELS Steve
Madden, $99.95.
FASHION DIRECTOR:

Jennifer Hitzges
HAIR:
Muriel Vancauwen
for Exclusive Artists
Management using
R Session Pro tools
and Schwarzkopf
Professional.
MAKEUP:

Elaine Madelon for


Exclusive Artists
Management using
Laura Mercier.
MANICURE:

Rachel Shim using


Dior Vernis.
PROP STYLIST:

Alex Brannian at
Bernstein & Andriulli.
See shopping guide,
last pages, for details.

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WHAT WE LOVE

amazing
gifts that
give back

BRIGHTEN AN OUTFIT
AND A WOMANS FUTURE
A pretty neck warmer is sure to be
much appreciated no matter who
you give it to. Even better: All
of the proceeds will go to the J.Jill
Compassion Fund, which supports
community organizations that
help homeless and disadvantaged
women become self-sufficient.
SCARF $39; jjill.com.

CELEBRATE
HER MAKEIT-WORK
BRILLIANCE

A COZY SHOW
OF LOVE
Keep your
athlete sister
warm during
those crackof-dawn runs,
all the while
letting her know
you think she
is, as the lining
of this vest
proclaims, super
powe(RED).
Proits will
go toward a
$1million
contribution
from Gap to
the Global
Fund to beneit
programs
ighting AIDS.
VEST (GAP)RED,

$118; gap.com.
Up to size XXL.

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You know how


your BFF will look
through the closet
you can find nothing
to wear! in and
whip up a runwayworthy outfit? Shell
appreciate the
stylish solution that
is handbag brand
R. Riveter, started
by two Armywife friends. Each
upcycled-leather
bag is made by
military spouses
from home, so they
can maintain a
stable income no
matter how many
times they move.
BAG $120; rriveter.com.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE


A BIG HEART
Youll adore this necklace, which
supports victims of domestic violence.
The Tunisian women who craft them,
many of whom are single mothers, are
trained in jewelry making and earn
a fair wage. NECKLACE $145; seeme.org.

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GET HIM (YES, ANOTHER ) WATCH


The boost the timepieceobsessed guy in your life gets
from buying a new watch
is leeting. The mood-lifting
power of this one is forever,
since hell smile every time he
wears it and remembers that
its purchase meant a classroom
in Cambodia got a muchneeded water-iltration system.
WATCH $149; tukwatches.com.

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MAKE BRE AKFAST


HAPPEN
SO KIDS
CAN BE
HUNGRY
FOR
MORE

I was one of our nations hungry kids growing up. Today, 1 in 5 children in America
struggle with hunger. But when they get breakfast, their days are bigger and brighter.
Learning, attention, memory and mood improve. Together, we have the power to
get breakfast to kids in your neighborhood lets make it happen. Go to hungeris.org
and lend your time or your voice.
Viola Davis, Hunger Is Ambassador

Hunger Is is a joint initiative of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the


Entertainment Industry Foundation, which are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

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ART PARTNER LICENSING.

Youre
stronger than
you think
If one resolution seems hard, make four. In
a recent study, subjects who not only ate well
and exercised but also practiced good sleep
habits and meditation were fitter, more focused, and
happier, even six weeks after the experiment ended.
We believe this was possible because each lifestyle
change supported the others, says lead author Michael
Mrazek, Ph.D., of the University of California, Santa
Barbara. After all, its easier to cut down on sweets when
you tackle issues that are sapping your energy
and causing you stress. Take off, and dont look back.
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HOUSE CALL

What doctors tell their


friends about bones
Theyre underneath everythingso treat them right and youll be healthy and spry
for decades to come. These top bone doctors have the inside (ha) advice.
BY STEPHANIE WOOD

Bone tissue grows in your skeleton until


about age 30, when you reach what we
call peak bone mass. Women often ask,
If I reached peak bone mass by age 30,
what good will calcium do now? Heres
what I tell them: Calcium is important
for your entire bodyit helps your blood
clot and so much more. But its also essential to bone remodeling. Over time, your
bones develop tiny cracks, sort of like a
concrete street thats been driven over.
Calciumand also vitamin D, which
allows you to absorb calcium efficiently
mobilizes the repair process that helps
patch them up. So even after youve
reached peak bone mass, you need these
nutrients to keep your bones strong.
Unless you have three to four servings
of dairy or fortified juice daily, youre not
getting the calcium you need from your
diet. So you should take at least a
500-milligram supplement. Get a physical, tooyour doctor will check
your vitamin D levels as part
of the basic blood work.

least one risk factor for osteoporosis, like


a family history or a petite frame. So I
tell women who I think could be at risk
to ask their doctor about a scan at age 45.
Heres why: Your first bone density scan,
known as DXA, is a baseline exam, just
like your first mammogram. Bone loss
begins at menopause, so if we dont do
a DXA scan until years later, we have no
idea what your peak bone density was or
how fast loss has occurred. So start your
scans as soon as possible, and try to have
them done at the same facility, in the
same machine, every single timethats
where the findings are stored. If you cant
do that, its important to get a copy of

Robert Gagel, M.D., director


of the Bone Disease Program
of Texas, and immediate past
president of the National
Osteoporosis Foundation

GET THIS TEST WHEN


YOU TURN 45
Bone scans generally arent recommended until age 65, but many
women should start them much
earlier. Most insurance policies
will cover them if you have at
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your scan, including the images, to give


to the new technician. David B. Karpf,
M.D., clinical professor of endocrinology
at Stanford University School of Medicine
in California and chair of the Medical and
Scientific Advisory Board for the nonprofit
American Bone Health

NEVER GET A HUMP


Ive had friends ask why that dowagers
hump is so common in old age and how
they can prevent it. The spine is a series
of wedge-shaped bones called vertebrae
that are stacked on top of one another,
and it degenerates with age and bone
loss. This allows compression fractures
to occursometimes just from coughing or bending overwhich cause the
front of a vertebra to collapse while the
back remains intact, tipping the spine
forward. Then more vertebrae collapse
under it, and the back becomes more
and more bowed. So the best way to avoid
the hump is to keep your spine strong.
My advice: Focus on your core.
When your core is weak, it creates more work for your spine.
Pilates and yoga are great for
strengthening your abs, as are
swimming and doing planks.
J. Jarrett Moss, M.D., medical
director of the Spine Center at
Northside Hospital in Atlanta

IT MIGHT BE ARTHRITIS!
A while back, a college friend of mine
mentioned that she was having a
hard time nursing her baby. She
said her hands were sore, stiff,
and swollen. That set off an alarm
for me. People hear the word

REBECCA VAN OMMEN/GETTY IMAGES.

YOU PROBABLY NEED


A SUPPLEMENT

PROMOTION

arthritis and think of senior citizens, but


rheumatoid arthritisan autoimmune
disease that attacks the jointsis really
a young womans disease, commonly
diagnosed between the ages of 30 and
50. It can be tricky to catch because the
symptoms can come and go and mimic
other conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. Thats not good, of course, because
left untreated, RA can cause joint deformities and put you at greater risk for
osteoporosis. I referred my friend to
another rheumatologist in her area,
who put her on medication to help
control the inflammation. Shes doing
much better now. Jennifer Murphy,
M.D., a rheumatologist at Lowcountry
Rheumatology in Charleston, SC, and
a spokesperson for the American College
of Rheumatology

BONES LIKE TO BE WALKED ON


People who are bedridden lose bone
mass, and so do astronauts who are
weightless in space. The key here is gravity: The force thats put on your bones
by weight-bearing exercises like walking,
jogging, or lifting weights stimulates the
remodeling process. Conversely, when
youre swimming, biking, or using an
elliptical, theres less force applied to your
bonesyou dont get the same bonerepair benefits, but those exercises are
easier on your joints. So both types of
exercise are beneficial. Working out
strengthens your muscles and improves
balance, so youre less likely to fall and
break something. I always tell my friends
to alternate high-impact and low-impact
workouts for maximum bone benefit.
Salila Kurra, M.D., codirector of the
Columbia Adrenal Center and assistant
professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City

MIND YOUR MEDS


There are lots of things that can impact
bone health, but the ones that worry me
most are over-the-counter acid blockers
like Nexium and Prilosec. Acid is necessary to dissolve calcium in the stomach,
so when you take these acid blockers,
they inhibit your calcium absorption. If

Always ask
your doctor how
a medication will
affect your bones
before you
start taking it.

Savor the Simplicity of


the Tuscan Way

you use these meds as directed, theyre


perfectly safebut people often take
them longer than the recommended 14
days without consulting a doctor. One
young woman I know had been taking
them unsupervised since high school
to deal with reflux and was starting to
experience osteoporosis-related fractures
in her 20s. The lesson: Always ask your
doctor how a medication might affect
your bones before you start taking it.
Some birth control methods, cortisonelike drugs, and antidepressants may
cause bone loss, for example. Im not
saying you shouldnt take them! But you
need to know how to protect your bones,
too. Robert Gagel, M.D.

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DONT NEGLECT YOUR NECK


A surgeon friend came to see me complaining of pain in her neck and arm
that had gotten so bad she was unable
to operate. She thought shed pulled a
muscle, but I know that any sort of burning, shooting pain that travels down the
arms or legs comes from the spine. She
had a herniated cervical disc in her
necka condition that used to be more
common in men. Today, we see it just
as often in women, and usually their
occupation is the culprit. Anyone who
keeps their neck in a less than ideal
position for long hours is vulnerable:
Think surgeons, hairstylists, dental
hygienists, and, yes, people who stare
at a computer all day. If thats you, find
ways to minimize the stress on your
upper back and neck. Raise your computer screen higher, for instance, so
youre looking straight ahead with your
shoulders back. J. Jarrett Moss, M.D.

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Eat these for better sleep


Have you magically learned how to doze off anywhere, like your 10 a.m. meeting or
the school pickup line? This is not a good skill, people. Snack on these delicious foods an hour
before lights-out and get quality shut-eyein your very own bed. BY MARYGRACE TAYLOR

BANANAS

CHEDDAR CHEESE

Leg cramps or muscle spasms that strike in the middle


of the night arent just annoyingthe sudden pain may also
cause your heart rate to go up and make it diicult to
fall back asleep. Getting potassium regularly, like from
bananas, can help prevent your muscles from seizing
up. Even better, the fruit contains magnesium too, which
helps potassium enter your muscle cells more easily.

In order to produce
the relaxation-boosting
hormone serotonin,
your brain needs the amino
acid tryptophan. But
since your body doesnt
produce tryptophan
on its own, you have to get
it through food, and
cheesethe most divine
food in existence, no?
happens to be a top source.
Just keep your portions
to an ounce, since cheese
can be high in calories.

TRY THIS:

Whip up a healthy soft-serve by pureing a frozen


chopped banana and 1 Tbsp peanut butter in a
food processor until creamy and smooth. Top with
1 tsp unsweetened coconut akes.

TRY THIS:

WALNUTS

OATMEAL
Just another reason to love carbs: They help boost your levels
of serotonin, a hormone that promotes feelings of calm and
plays a role in the production of melatonin. Findings suggest
that eating high-ber, complex carbohydrates (like oats)
could promote deeper, more restful sleep than low-ber ones.
Experts arent entirely sure why that is, but theyve noticed
that sugary carbs seem to cause more nighttime wake-ups.
TRY THIS:
1/3

To make a bowl of oatmeal feel like dessert, cook


cup
rolled oats with 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk,
mix in 1Tbsp cocoa powder, and top with 1 chopped date
and 6chopped dried cherries.
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It may not seem like


it sometimes, but your
body is trying to
help you fall asleep.
Every day your
brain pumps out
melatonin, a hormone
that regulates your
internal clock so you
feel mellow
and drowsy at night.
Walnuts are a
good source of
melatonin, and
could give your body
the extra push it
needs toward
blissful slumber.
TRY THIS:

Top half of a baked


apple with 2Tbsp
chopped walnuts,
1tsp honey, and a
drizzle of cinnamon.

Spread 2 tsp g jam


over 2whole-grain crackers
and top each with 1/2 oz
low-fat cheddar. The
carbohydrates in the crackers
and jam make it easier for
your brain to absorb
tryptophan, which could help
you drift of sooner.

EXPERTS:
Wendy Bazilian,
registered dietitian, author
of The SuperfoodsRx
Diet, co-owner of Bazilians
Health Clinic.
Michael Breus, Ph.D.,
author of The Sleep
Doctors Diet Plan and
The Power of When.
Jacqui Justice,
nutrition director of NY
Health and Wellness.

Illustrations by ANDREA TURVEY

Even our bag has


a trim waistline.
Eating right is a lot easier when you dont have to sacrifice great taste for a
healthy snack. A good source of protein and fiber, W nderful Pistachios satiate
your hunger and give you the energy you need to get through your day. Naturally
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HUNGRY GIRL

Build
the
snack
of these two-ingredient treats and feel
great about it. After all, theyre from
Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, who knows that
healthy can be synonymous with yum.

Tropical mango

Guac & eggs

Couldnt your afternoon


use a little island-y avor?
Sprinkle 1 cup mango
chunks (fresh or frozen)
with 2 Tbsp shredded
sweetened coconut. If you
have the time, toast
the coconut in a dry skillet
until lightly browned.

This is way more fun than


your average deviled eggs.
Fill 6 hard-boiled egg white
halves (3 eggs worth)
with a total of 3Tbsp
guacamole. Healthy, lling,
and feels like a party
(just dont tell the mayo
it wasnt invited).

(170 calories, 5 g fat)

(125 calories, 7 g fat)

Simple sunomono

Quickie quesadilla

No matter what your


feelings on sushi are, the
crunchy, tangy salad
thats usually served
with it is incredible.
Its super-easy to make,
too: Just toss 1 cup
thinly sliced cucumbers
with 1 Tbsp seasoned
rice vinegar.

This might save you from


a late-night fast-food
run. Tear a stick of light
string cheese into strips
and lay them on a 6-in.
corn tortilla. Top with
another tortilla and cook
in a skillet sprayed with
nonstick spray. Perfect
portion control!

(40 calories, 0 g fat)

(160 calories, 4 g fat)

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Frozen
chocolate banana
This is the no-mess,
just-as-delicious version
of a banana dipped
in melted chocolate.
Cut a medium banana
in half, press 2 tsp mini
semisweet chocolate
chips all over each half,
and freeze for about
an hour. Such a treat.
(195 calories, 5.5 g fat)

Pear & cheese


kebabs

Fruity popcorn

If you ask me, pears are


underappreciated. Cut a
small one into bite-size
pieces and then divide a
Mini Babybel into four
segments (I love the White
Cheddar avor for this).
Thread everything onto
skewersbecause
food on a stick is magically
tastier, you know.

Kick a crunchy-food
craving and satisfy your
sweet tooth. Mix 2 cups
air-popped or light
popcorn with 1/2 cup
roughly crushed
freeze-dried fruit, the
light and crispy cousin of
regular dried fruit. A
surprisingly good avor
combo: kettle corn with
freeze-dried pineapple.

(155 calories, 6 g fat)

(85 calories, 0 g fat)

Grilled n chilled
hummus mushroom
Unconventional, but
amazing! Just throw a
portobello mushroom cap
in a grill pan, cook until
tender, and refrigerate
until chilled. Spread with
2Tbsp hummus (Im
hooked on the Other Bean
Hummus line from
Eat Well Embrace Life,
made with black beans,
lentils, and edamame).
(90 calories, 4.5 g fat)

GF ALL OF THESE RECIPES CAN BE PREPARED GLUTEN-FREE, BUT ALWAYS CHECK INGREDIENT LABELS.

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REMEDIES

The wise womans guide to booze


Before you crack open the cocktail menu, learn the happier, better-for-you way to drink.
BY DIANA VILIBERT

Experts say women can


have up to seven drinks
per week, and as many as
three in a dayjust remember thats a limit, not a challenge,
since too much alcohol can be toxic. Even so, by the time you
reach your 30s and 40s, you may nd you dont even want
that much. The enzymes that help metabolize alcohol slow
down as we grow older, which can bring on a hangover
more quickly. Other reasons you might be feeling the alcohol
more than you used to: You may be more susceptible to
dehydration than you were at 21. Our bodies have more fat
and less water than when we were younger, which changes
the way alcohol is absorbed. Also, if you take any medications,
your liver has to work overtime to break down those and the
sangria. So if your go-to drink order has you feeling more
topsy-turvy than tipsy these days, know that youre in good
(if somewhat nauseous) company.

FIRST, KNOW THIS

Be smart about your


drink choice and your
body will thank you.
WINE Red is always best: Its a good source of heart-healthy
resveratrol. But whether youre having red or a slightly less
antioxidant-rich wine like white or ros, be aware that a
proper 5-ounce serving is less than half of most wineglasses.
BEER Each 12-ounce serving is surprisingly lled with
nutrients like vitamins B 6 and B12 and folic acid, and beer
wont leave you feeling tipsy as quickly as wine or spirits
willbut its also higher in calories. So go for light beer. If
you bloat, skip beer altogether: Carbonation can mean gas.
SPIRITS Order clear liquordarker spirits like bourbon
contain more congeners, chemicals left over from the
distilling process that can worsen hangovers. Stick with
one or two 1.5-ounce servings, and be wary of diet mixers:
Unlike real sugar, articial sweeteners dont slow the
absorption of alcohol, so youll feel the efects sooner.

WHAT TO ORDER

Three ways to ease the aches:


EAT PROTEIN Its even more
efective than carbs at slowing your
bodys absorption of alcohol (so
youll have to come up with another excuse to have a second
piece of breadyoure resourceful). Pair your drink with
a lean protein like chicken, turkey, or sh, whether youre
ordering dinner or grabbing apps from a tray.
DRINK CHICKEN BROTH Really! Have a cup when you
wake up the next morning. Drinking robs your body of
electrolytes like salt and potassium (both found in broth)
that are essential to muscle and nerve function. Too
little of either and you may feel headache-y and nauseous.
DO YOGA It strengthens your parasympathetic nervous
system, which is crucial to a good nights sleep but is
suppressed by drinking. Try slipping into yoga pants a few
times a week10 minutes of downward dog before happy
hour probably isnt enoughand raise a glass to feeling great.

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PREVENT A
HANGOVER

SOURCES:
Nieca Goldberg, M.D., medical director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for
Womens Health at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City;
Claudia Barghash, M.D., gastroenterologist at Digestive Healthcare Center
in Hillsborough, NJ; Staci Shacter, registered dietitian at
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort; Robert Silverman, certied clinical
nutritionist in private practice in White Plains, NY; Lisa Hayim,
registered dietitian at The Wellness Necessities in Great Neck, NY

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BUSY WOMANS FITNESS

While youre waiting for those cookies to bake, squeeze in this move from trainer Erica Ziel,
creator of Core Athletica and Knocked-Up Fitness. It strengthens your abs and back,
and even your glutes, so youll feel better about making dessert and eating it, too.

STEP 1 Stand a few feet from the counter and lean

STEP 2 Push forward to a standing plank, squeezing

forward until your back is parallel with the ground, arms


straight, hands resting near the edge. Lift your heels.

your glutes and pulling your belly button inward and


upward. Return to starting position; repeat 10 times.

WORK OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE


Hotel room, in-laws basementnothings going to stop you this holiday season.
Grab a pillow and try Ziels no-excuses routine. Itll take 10 minutes, tops.
SQUAT ROTATION

REVERSE PLANK Sit with your legs out


in front of you and your hands at your
sides; place a pillow between your thighs.
Exhale as you lift your hips of the oor,
glutes and hamstrings engaged. Inhale
and slowly lower back down. Do 5 reps.

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SUPERMAN Lie on your stomach with a


pillow tucked under your hips. Exhale as
you slowly lift your arms and legs of the
ground, lengthening your torso. Inhale
and carefully return to starting position,
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Start in a wide squat,


toes turned out. Hold
a pillow in front of
your chest; squeeze.
Exhale and stand,
twisting your torso
and hips to the right;
reach your arms
overhead, squeezing
the pillow tighter.
Inhale as you go back
to a squat. Alternate
sides for 10 reps.
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FERTILITY

WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO GET

PREGNANT AT 46
When Tamara Thrasher-Cateni chose to use an egg donor to get pregnantafter years of
heartbreak and lossher doctor said, If it works, no one will ever have to know. But she wants
people, especially other women and mothers, to hear what its like. Her story will change
the way you think about motherhood.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY MAURICIO ALEJO

when I was 26 on a
train traveling through the South of
France. I was returning from the Cannes
Film Festival, which Id gone to with an
actress friend; he was a pilot in the French
Navy. As clich as it sounds, it was absolutely love at irst sight. Weve been together
for 23 years, married for 12.
I had never longed for children, but
being with Bruno slowly changed that:
I realized that there is nothing more
incredible, practically supernatural, than
the idea that two people can make another
person out of their love. By the time I
was in my 30s, I wanted to see our DNA
blended into a new being.
But thats not, as it turns out, how my
babies were created. Their DNA comes
from Bruno and an egg donor Ive never
met and never will. She did a tremendous
thing to help our family, but for me, the
path was not at all straight or simple.
My twins were born when I was 46,
but they were not my irst pregnancy,
or my irst children. Our irst sons name
was Enzo. We knew when I was 16 weeks
pregnant, at age 36, that he was going
to be born with spina biida. The doctors
gave him an excellent prognosis, though
hed have to have surgery immediately
and stay in the NICU at irst. We lived
in Oklahoma, but we made arrangements
for him to be born at Texas Childrens
Hospital in Houston, where I grew up
and where most of my family still lives,

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because of the excellent pediatric neurosurgeons there and


the Newborn Centers family-centered philosophy of care. I
was worried about him, of course, but I loved being pregnant,
that connection I had with him.
When he was born, I barely saw him before he was taken
to the NICU. He had an open lesion on his spine that meant
I couldnt hold him; it was excruciating to watch him cry and
not be able to take him in my arms. But Bruno started singing a French maritime tune he used to sing when I was pregnant, and Enzo stopped cryinghe knew that voice. And I
knew his face: He looked just like Bruno! It was exactly like
Id imagined. Wed created this baby, and he was ours.
We spent every day with him, giving him baths, reading,
changing his tracheostomy tube. Then one morning I came
in and just knew something was not right. The nurses said,
Well, youre a irst-time mom, you dont recognize his cues,
and Youre stressed out by him being in the NICU. Which
was all true. But the next morning he was whisked away for
a CT scan, and then into surgery, and we never saw him awake
again. He died from an infection. While I dont think Enzo
could have been saved if my concerns had been heard sooner
he was very, very sickI do wonder if he could have been
spared some sufering. The experience was heartbreaking.

T ENDED UP BEING YEARS before we were ready to try for


another baby. Wed moved from Oklahoma to Texas permanently (me irst, then Bruno a year later after he inished his
Ph.D. in biosystems engineering) so I could take a job at Texas
Childrens Hospital as their irst Family-Centered Care Specialist. I wanted to use my experience to help empower families
and build partnerships between them and health-care providers. My doctors told me I was going to have a hard time getting
pregnant, since I was 42 by then, so I started taking fertility
drugs. I knew that if I wasnt pregnant in three months, I didnt
have a good chance. So when it hadnt worked by then, I stopped
the drugsand thats when I got pregnant with Ezra.
He was growing right on target, and then, when I was 16
weeks pregnant, I woke up in the middle of the night. In my
dream, someone had said, The baby died. I woke up Bruno.
I was having a bad dream too, he said to me. Is the baby
okay? No, I said to him. He wasnt. I wasnt bleeding, no
contractions. But I knew that he was gone.
The next morning, the doctor conirmed that there was no
heartbeat. It turns out Ezra had Trisomy 9, a rare and very
serious chromosomal disorder. I could not believe that lightning had struck us twice, but I was at peace knowing that he
died inside me, listening to my heartbeat. I was comforted by
that, after Enzos traumatic death in the hospital.
I opted to deliver Ezra: I wanted to say good-bye to him, for
my husband to hold him. In the week it took for the induction

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process to take efect, I was at work, planning a memorial ceremony Texas Childrens hosts for NICU families. It may sound
like Im a strong person, but Im not. I have a strong conviction:
I knew what I had to do for my family and for the other families
who had lost children. Their devastation was my devastation.
When Ezra was born, we baptized him and spent the night

I am so grateful,
especially to our egg
donor, this stranger
who unknowingly holds
a piece of my heart.

with him. He was cremated, like Enzo was. For both of my


boys, I asked to put them in the crematorium at the funeral
home myself. I wanted their mom to be the last person who
touched them and gave them back to God. When I pushed the
ignite button, I wanted to diebut I also felt privileged to have
experienced an extraordinary little persons life, however brief.
I dont believe that one heals from losing a child, but I think
theres a type of recovery thats possible. I never stopped wanting a family, but my doctors and I agreed I would probably
continue to miscarry. I might have a stillborn child again.
Even so, I knew in my heart that I wanted to be pregnant,
because carrying my sons had been my greatest joy. The optimal chances for a pregnancy meant younger eggs: donor eggs.
When you decide to use donated eggs, you can look through
databases of potential donors, see what they look like, try to
discover what they are like. I spent months poring over these,

not with eagerness, but crying as I struggled with the fact


that this was where I had ended up, this was how I was going
to have my family. I wanted to be the 40-something woman
who proved everyone wrong. I believe that miracles can happen, but I had to come to terms with the fact that my miracle
would not be a natural pregnancy. Bruno didnt fully understand what a leap it was for me to accept using another womans
eggs. In his mind, we were going to have a family, and thats
what we wanted. For me, it was giving up that irst, very meaningful reason Id wanted children: to create one with him.
I didnt particularly seek out donors who looked like me, and
as I looked through the proiles, I was shocked to see that the
eggs from blonde, blue-eyed women were more expensive than
the ones from dark-haired women. It was in this extensive search
that I started to discover what was important. Many of the women
were very candid that they were becoming donors for monetary
reasonswhich I understand. But it felt like a business transaction, and that made it hard for me, as if it were taking away
all that is beautiful in making a baby with someone you love.
Then I stumbled across this donor, a student who wrote in
her bio that as a young and fertile woman, she felt it was her
obligation to help people who wanted to create a family. Yes, she
would be getting paid, but I believedand still dothat there
was a genuine altruism in her. I realized that this was what I
wanted to pass on to my children: kindness. More than raising
a child who looks like me, I want to raise a good person.
She had already done a donation, so we had to see if shed
agree to do another, then wait for her to inish the semester.
After a lot of panicked waiting, we received 30 eggs from her.
The lab fertilized half via intracytoplasmic sperm injection
(ICSI), where a single sperm is injected directly into the egg.
(The other half were fertilized naturally: The eggs were placed
in a petri dish and the sperm did their thing.) My doctor transferred a fresh embryo to me, and put the rest on ice in case it
didnt work. I never got a positive pregnancy test with that one.

I got a positive just four days after the


transfer of multiple embryos. I was thrilled until the
six-week mark, when I hemorrhaged so frighteningly
that I was sure I had lost the baby. I cried for a long while
alone in the bathroom before calling my husband and doctor.
I thought I had jinxed myself by being so excited by the early
test. And I had lost a baby: It turns out Id been pregnant with
triplets, and now there were two. Afterward, though, I felt a
strange sense of peace. That night, I slept well and dreamed
of a blond baby in a crib, reaching up to me. I think the mothers
intuition that told me something was wrong with Enzo and
Ezra was letting me know that these babies were okay.
After other bleeding episodes, my doctor put me on bed
rest for more than seven months. The bright spot in that long

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HE NEXT TIME ,

and worrisome time was that, because I was high-risk, I got


to see my babies via ultrasound every week. Their little proiles, their strong heartbeats, the hiccups on two sides of my
belly those carried me through. I got them to 37 weeks and
they were delivered via C-section at nearly 7 pounds each.
They screamed and they cried and they opened their eyes,
and I got to take them back to my room. I was drunk with
emotion: It was one of the most glorious moments of my life.
I was so proud of the beautiful little beings I had made, and
grateful to God and my husband and family and doctors.
And especially to our egg donor, this stranger who unknowingly holds a piece of my heart.
Six days later, we put Remi and Emma in their car seats
and took them home. Id never been able to do that, and I
wake up every single day with an overwhelming sense of
relief. Infertility had been on my mind every minute, and
now the burden is lifted. In its place are my children. They
are 2 now, and brilliantevery parent says that, I know, but
I think they are. And also: They are loving. They are kind.
But heres another, brutally honest part of my story: While
there are women who conceive babies with donated eggs and
then deliver and immediately feel like the baby is theirs, utterly
theirs, for me it was diferent. Remi looked just like Bruno,
like Enzo had. But Emmashe looked like her donor. It hurt.
People have said to me, Do you think the twins get this or
that from their real mom? and its easy for me to correct them.
I am their real mom. But its also true that when they do something new, I wonder whether thats just them, or if they take
after the donor. I think about her a lot. Experts are starting to
discover that the mother carrying the pregnancy with donated
eggs may inluence her babys genetics. It gives me some comfort that the twins may have a piece of me in them. Their
stubbornness, for instance: That just might be from me.
The ongoing shroud of secrecy over womens infertility issues
makes using an egg donor seem shameful. It isnt. Im not embarrassed. I was apprehensive, because of my own preconceived
notions about motherhood. I wish we had tried to have kids
earlier, but I want people to know that there is no failure in having children this way. I have a friend who is thinking about egg
donation, and I told her: If your heart says you want children,
as mine did, this is an option. There will be things that are painful, but the joy, the relief, and the happiness you can have completely outweigh any compromises you might make.
I am a mother. Not exactly the one I thought I would be
what parent is?or in the way I wanted to be, but I am. It is
an overwhelming gift, to have children, and
Im grateful to the process that got me here.
I wanted our children to be a mix of our
family history and the tangible fruit of our
love. Today, as I watch them grow, I can
see, so completely, that they are. R

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DO THIS!

small steps
to better
health
BE AN
OVER-SHARER

The ive-second rule is a farce,


in case you had any doubts.
Bacteria can leech onto food in
less than a second in many
cases, a Rutgers University
study found, and that can make
you sick. So leave whatever you
dropped on the loor at a party
(so many feet!), no matter how
good the cheese is, and you
probably should do the same at
home, too. Unless you just
mopped. But how clean is your
mop, really? Throw that morsel
away, is what were saying.

BE SMART ABOUT FIRE


Sixteen-year-old Kilee Brookbank had just returned
home from school in November 2014 when she
smelled something awful. I tried to ignore it, she
says, but when she nally lit a candle to mask
the scent, the house went up in ames. For more than a month,
Kilee was treated for severe burns at Shriners Hospitals for
Children in Cincinnatiand now, healthy and attending college,
shes partnering with the organization to prevent others from
sufering like she did. While the re in Kilees home was caused
by a gas leak (gas often smells like rotten food, she knows
now), lots of others happen each year during the holidays
because of faulty lights or dry trees. To learn how you can
make your home safer, take the quiz at beburnaware.org.

EXERCISE,
THEN EAT

That might just keep you from


overdoing it at Christmas dinner. You
would think youd be famished after
a good workout, but no: In a British study, women who
exercised before hitting the bufet had lower levels of
the hunger hormone ghrelin and higher levels of the
hunger-suppressing hormone peptide YY than they did
when they simply saved up their calories. In fact, they
ate a few hundred calories less. Well toast to that.

COOL YOUR COFFEE


Cofee might seem like the only thing getting you through the bitter
cold, so brace yourself: The World Health Organization recently labeled
hot beverages as potentially carcinogenic, after a team of scientists
found evidence that liquids served above 149F can damage cells in the
throat and eventually cause cancer. Now the good news: Simply adding
some creamer will usually put your cofee in the safe zone, says Kevin
Sinnott, author of The Art and Craft of Coffee. Itll taste better, too.
A too-hot cup scalds the taste buds, he says. Like yours black? Let it rest
briely before you guzzle it downeven a minute should do the trick.
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DONT PICK
THAT UP!

If scrolling through your


social feed usually only
serves to feed your guilt
(seriously, the energy it
takes to make a dairy-free,
gluten-free Christmas
dinner), youre going to
appreciate this: A Cornell
University study shows
that were more likely to
remember experiences
when we share them
on social media. After all,
once its out there, you
revisit it again and again
each time you thumb
through your timeline or
get a new like, says
study author Qi Wang,
Ph.D. So dont let a few
humblebrags get in the
way of posting your
favorite moments. Years
from now, youll want
to remember the time
you actually got your kids
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such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barr syndrome
Are scheduled to have surgery
Have recently received or are scheduled for any vaccines. All vaccines
should be brought up-to-date before starting ENBREL. Patients taking
ENBREL should not receive live vaccines.
Are allergic to rubber or latex
Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
Have been around someone with chicken pox

What are the possible side effects of ENBREL?


ENBREL can cause serious side effects including: New infections or worsening of
infections you already have; hepatitis B can become active if you already have had
it; nervous system problems, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, or inflammation
of the nerves of the eyes; blood problems (some fatal); new or worsening heart
failure; new or worsening psoriasis; allergic reactions; autoimmune reactions,
including a lupus-like syndrome and autoimmune hepatitis.
Common side effects include: Injection site reactions, upper respiratory
infections (sinus infections), and headache.
These are not all the side effects with ENBREL. Tell your doctor about any side
effect that bothers you or does not go away.
If you have any questions about this information, be sure to discuss them with
your doctor. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription
drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see accompanying Medication Guide on the next page.

Learn more about joint pain and damage at EnbrelFacts.com


Call 1-888-4ENBREL for more information.

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Read the Medication Guide that comes with Enbrel before you start using it and
each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide
does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or
treatment. It is important to remain under your doctors care while using Enbrel.
Enbrel is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker
that affects your immune system.
What is the most important information I should know about Enbrel?
Enbrel may cause serious side effects, including:
1. Risk of Infection
2. Risk of Cancer
1. Risk of infection
Enbrel can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Some
people have serious infections while taking Enbrel. These infections include
tuberculosis (TB), and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that
spread throughout their body. Some people have died from these infections.
Your doctor should test you for TB before starting Enbrel.
Your doctor should monitor you closely for symptoms of TB during treatment
with Enbrel even if you tested negative for TB.
Your doctor should check you for symptoms of any type of infection before,
during, and after your treatment with Enbrel.
You should not start taking Enbrel if you have any kind of infection unless your
doctor says it is okay.
2. Risk of cancer
There have been cases of unusual cancers in children and teenage patients
who started using TNF-blocking agents at less than 18 years of age.
For children, teenagers, and adults taking TNF-blocker medicines, including
Enbrel, the chances of getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase.
People with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis, especially those with very active
disease, may be more likely to get lymphoma.
Before starting Enbrel, be sure to talk to your doctor:
Enbrel may not be right for you. Before starting Enbrel, tell your doctor about all
of your medical conditions, including:
Infections tell your doctor if you:
have an infection. (See What is the most important information I should
know about Enbrel?)
are being treated for an infection.
think you have an infection.
have symptoms of an infection such as fever, sweats or chills, cough or
flu-like symptoms, shortness of breath, blood in your phlegm, weight loss,
muscle aches, warm, red or painful areas on your skin, sores on your body,
diarrhea or stomach pain, burning when you urinate or urinating more often
than normal, and feel very tired.
have any open cuts on your body.
get a lot of infections or have infections that keep coming back.
have diabetes, HIV, or a weak immune system. People with these conditions
have a higher chance for infections.
have TB, or have been in close contact with someone with TB.
were born in, lived in, or traveled to countries where there is a risk for getting
TB. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.
live, have lived in, or traveled to certain parts of the country (such as the Ohio
and Mississippi River valleys, or the Southwest) where there is a greater risk
for getting certain kinds of fungal infections (histoplasmosis,
coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis). These infections may happen or become
more severe if you use Enbrel. Ask your doctor if you do not know if you live
or have lived in an area where these infections are common.
have or have had hepatitis B.
Also, BEFORE starting Enbrel, tell your doctor:
About all the medicines you take including prescription and
nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements
including:
Orencia (abatacept) or Kineret (anakinra). You have a higher chance
for serious infections when taking Enbrel with Orencia or Kineret.
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). You may have a higher chance for
getting certain cancers when taking Enbrel with cyclophosphamide.
Anti-diabetic Medicines. If you have diabetes and are taking medication
to control your diabetes, your doctor may decide you need less
anti-diabetic medicine while taking Enbrel.
Keep a list of all your medications with you to show your doctor and pharmacist
each time you get a new medicine. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your
medicine is one listed above.
Other important medical information you should tell your doctor BEFORE
starting Enbrel, includes if you:
have or had a nervous system problem such as multiple sclerosis
or Guillain-Barr syndrome.
have or had heart failure.
are scheduled to have surgery.

have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine.


All vaccines should be brought up-to-date before starting Enbrel.
People taking Enbrel should not receive live vaccines.
Ask your doctor if you are not sure if you received a live vaccine.
are allergic to rubber or latex.
The needle covers on the single-use prefilled syringes and the needle
covers within the needle caps on the single-use prefilled SureClick
autoinjectors contain dry natural rubber.
have been around someone with varicella zoster (chicken pox).
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Enbrel will harm
your unborn baby. If you took Enbrel during pregnancy, talk to your doctor
prior to administration of live vaccines to your infant.
If you become pregnant while taking Enbrel, you are encouraged to enroll
in Amgens Pregnancy Surveillance Program. You can enroll by calling
1-800-77-AMGEN (1-800-772-6436).
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Enbrel can pass into breast milk.
You and your doctor should decide if you will take Enbrel or breastfeed. You
should not do both.
If you choose to breastfeed while taking Enbrel, you are encouraged to
enroll in Amgens Lactation Surveillance Program. You can enroll by calling
1-800-77-AMGEN (1-800-772-6436).
See the section What are the possible side effects of Enbrel?
below for more information.
What is Enbrel?
Enbrel is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker.
Enbrel is used to treat:
moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Enbrel can be
used alone or with a medicine called methotrexate.
psoriatic arthritis. Enbrel can be used alone or with methotrexate.
ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults ages
18 years and older.
moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
(JIA) in children ages 2 years and older.
You may continue to use other medicines that help treat your condition while
taking Enbrel, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and
prescription steroids, as recommended by your doctor.
Enbrel can help reduce joint damage and the signs and symptoms of the above
mentioned diseases. People with these diseases have too much of a protein
called tumor necrosis factor (TNF), which is made by your immune system.
Enbrel can reduce the effect of TNF in the body and block the damage that too
much TNF can cause, but it can also lower the ability of your immune system
to fight infections. See What is the most important information I should
know about Enbrel? and What are the possible side effects of Enbrel?
Who should not use Enbrel?
Do not use Enbrel if you:
have an infection that has spread through your body (sepsis).
How should I use Enbrel?
Enbrel is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous or SC).
If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver can give the injections of Enbrel
at home, you or your caregiver should receive training on the right way to
prepare and inject Enbrel. Do not try to inject Enbrel until you have been
shown the right way by your doctor or nurse.
Enbrel is available in the forms listed below. Your doctor will prescribe the
type that is best for you.
Single-use Prefilled Syringe
Single-use Prefilled SureClick Autoinjector
Multiple-use Vial
See the detailed Instructions for Use with this Medication Guide for
instructions about the right way to store, prepare, and give your Enbrel
injections at home.
Your doctor will tell you how often you should use Enbrel. Do not miss any
doses of Enbrel. If you forget to use Enbrel, inject your dose as soon as you
remember. Then, take your next dose at your regular(ly) scheduled time. In
case you are not sure when to inject Enbrel, call your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use Enbrel more often than as directed by your doctor.
Your childs dose of Enbrel depends on his or her weight. Your childs doctor
will tell you which form of Enbrel to use and how much to give your child.
What are the possible side effects of Enbrel?
See What is the most important information I should know about Enbrel?
Enbrel can cause serious side effects, including:
Infections. Enbrel can make you more likely to get infections or make any
infection that you have worse. Call your doctor right away if you have any
symptoms of an infection. See Before starting Enbrel, be sure to talk
to your doctor for a list of symptoms of infection.
Previous Hepatitis B infection. If you have been previously infected with the
hepatitis B virus (a virus that affects the liver), the virus can become active
while you use Enbrel. Your doctor may do a blood test before you start
treatment with Enbrel and while you use Enbrel.
Nervous system problems. Rarely, people who use TNF-blocker medicines
have developed nervous system problems such as multiple sclerosis,
seizures, or inflammation of the nerves of the eyes. Tell your doctor right away
if you get any of these symptoms: numbness or tingling in any part of your
body, vision changes, weakness in your arms and legs, and dizziness.

Blood problems. Low blood counts have been seen with other TNF-blocker
medicines. Your body may not make enough of the blood cells that help fight
infections or help stop bleeding. Symptoms include fever, bruising or bleeding
very easily, or looking pale.
Heart failure including new heart failure or worsening of heart failure you
already have. New or worse heart failure can happen in people who use
TNF-blocker medicines like Enbrel. If you have heart failure your condition
should be watched closely while you take Enbrel. Call your doctor right away
if you get new or worsening symptoms of heart failure while taking Enbrel,
such as shortness of breath or swelling of your lower legs or feet.
Psoriasis. Some people using Enbrel developed new psoriasis or worsening
of psoriasis they already had. Tell your doctor if you develop red scaly patches
or raised bumps that may be filled with pus. Your doctor may decide to stop
your treatment with Enbrel.
Allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can happen to people who use
TNF-blocker medicines. Call your doctor right away if you have any symptoms
of an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include a severe
rash, a swollen face, or trouble breathing.
Autoimmune reactions, including:
Lupus-like syndrome. Symptoms include a rash on your face and arms
that gets worse in the sun. Tell your doctor if you have this symptom.
Symptoms may go away when you stop using Enbrel.
Autoimmune hepatitis. Liver problems can happen in people who use
TNF-blocker medicines, including Enbrel. These problems can lead to liver
failure and death. Call your doctor right away if you have any of these
symptoms: feel very tired, skin or eyes look yellow, poor appetite or
vomiting, pain on the right side of your stomach (abdomen).
Common side effects of Enbrel include:
Injection site reactions such as redness, swelling, itching, or pain. These
symptoms usually go away within 3 to 5 days. If you have pain, redness,
or swelling around the injection site that doesnt go away or gets worse,
call your doctor.
Upper respiratory infections (sinus infections).
Headache.
These are not all the side effects with Enbrel. Tell your doctor about any side
effect that bothers you or does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side
effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store Enbrel?
Store Enbrel in the refrigerator at 36 to 46F (2 to 8C).
If needed, you may store the Enbrel syringe, autoinjector, or the dose tray
for the multi-use vial at room temperature between 68F to 77F (20C
to 25C) for up to 14 days.
Once Enbrel has reached room temperature, do not put it back in the
refrigerator.
Throw away Enbrel that has been stored at room temperature after 14 days.
Mixed Enbrel powder should be used right away or kept in the refrigerator
at 36F to 46F (2C to 8C) for up to 14 days.
Do not store Enbrel in extreme heat or cold. For example, avoid storing
Enbrel in your vehicles glove box or trunk.
Do not freeze.
Do not shake.
Store Enbrel in the original carton to protect from light or physical damage.
Keep Enbrel and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General Information about Enbrel
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes not mentioned in a
Medication Guide. Do not use Enbrel for a condition for which it was not
prescribed. Do not give Enbrel to other people, even if they have the same
condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about
Enbrel. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask
your doctor or pharmacist for information about Enbrel that was written for
healthcare professionals. For more information, call 1-888-4ENBREL
(1-888-436-2735).
What are the ingredients in Enbrel?
Single-use Prefilled Syringe and the Single-use Prefilled SureClick
Autoinjector:
Active Ingredient: etanercept
Inactive Ingredients: sucrose, sodium chloride, L-arginine hydrochloride
and sodium phosphate
Multiple-use Vial:
Active Ingredient: etanercept
Inactive Ingredients: mannitol, sucrose, tromethamine
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration.

19982013 Immunex Corporation. All rights reserved.


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TRUNK ARCHIVE.

Unplug
a little,
gain a lot
Were certainly not
telling you to throw out
your cell phone, but
consider this: Experts say
that even if you try to
disconnect when youre
around others, you may
still be ignoring one
crucial personyourself.
Going device-free during
pockets of alone time,
like while waiting in line
for a coffee, can be
life-changing. Youll gain
the strength, confidence,
and wisdom that comes
from being interested
in your own company,
says psychotherapist
Nancy Colier, author of
The Power of Off. Find
out whats on your mind.

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What makes Eva Longoria the best kind of friend a


woman (and all women) can have? Whatever it takes
to lift you upfrom helping you find your voice to
designing you a super-flattering outfitshes on it.

aybe you know an amazingly stylish


woman who provokes surprised
declarations of and shes so smart from
new acquaintances. Frustrating and reductive, but not unfamiliar, right? For an
actress, these stereotypes are even more
ingrained: You can be seen as either the
type who could testify before Congress or
the kind whos into fashion and design.
So Eva Longoria, whos taken seriously
as both, is a real-life Hollywood unicorn.
More than a decade after she first
charmed us playing Gabrielle Solis on
megahit Desperate Housewives, the 41-yearold has added these lines to her rsum:
director, cookbook author, documentary
ilmmaker, producer, home decor designer,
political activist, and founder of a wellrespected charity (The Eva Longoria
Foundation). And since she clearly doesnt
wear enough chic fedoras, she recently
launched Eva Longoria for The Limited,
a clothing line of sleek, oice-friendly
pieces. On the rare evening home, shes
likely to be hunched over her sewing
machine stitching up a dress for herself
or making dinner for her new husband,
Jos Bastnanother high achiever, who
is president at Grupo Televisa, the largest
Spanish-speaking media conglomerate in

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Evas tribe Girlfriends are so important,


Eva says. Her besties, from left: former roommate
Bonnie Boehmer, childhood friend Lucky
Longoria (no relation), and philanthropic partner
Alina Gutierrez. All are wearing looks from
her Eva Longoria for The Limited collection.
DRESSES from left: $130, $120, and $130. All up to
size XXL. TOP $89.95. Up to size XXL. PANTS $89.95.
Up to size 18. Available at thelimited.com.

Ive noticed the pieces in your line dont need


major accessories to dress them up or down.

We photographed you with some of your


girlfriends, all of whom youve known at least 20
years. Is your girl squad a big part of your life?

[Laughs] When people ask me if I collect anything,


I say, girlfriends, and Id like to put them all on a
shelf in my house and show them of! Girlfriends are
so important. Every time I need some advice, a good
time, a glass of wine, they are there. Its important
that women have their own tribes. My tribe, some of
whom Ive known since grade school, weve shared
history, we grew up together, we evolved together,
we shared all the good and bad moments in our lives
together. Im so grateful for them. They are my family.
the world. That paradoxical mix of power player and domestic
goddess is key to Evas success, and her likability. Whether
through my foundation or the projects I choose to produce
and direct, my lifes work is about empowering women, says
the Corpus Christi, TX, native. Now with my fashion line, I
get to satisfy my creative side while helping women feel strong
and conident. Between lying back and forth to Great Britain
to shoot a new BBC series, Decline and Fall, and putting the
inal touches on her holiday collection, Eva found time to chat
with me about being a newlywed, inding mature love, and
why her glass is always half full. Its inspiring stuf. Read on.
The Eva Longoria collection really focuses on the
everyday woman. Why did you want to target her?

Because thats me and my friends. We should all be able to


have quality garments that are afordable and timeless and that
you can wear over and over. The entire collection is my DNA. I
didnt want to do a line where somebody else designs, then just
slaps my name on the label. I wont make it if I wouldnt wear
it. Comfort is key, but I also want to make a strong statement.
How is your style influenced by growing up in Texas?

Ive always loved jeans and boots and I still do. Im very selective about my jeans and how the fabric feels against my legs,
so the ones in my collection are made with this four-way
stretch that lifts and sucks you in but is totally comfortable.
Its like wearing Spanx, but you dont want to take them of!
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Im not sure Ive ever met an actress who does as


much as you do. Where does that tireless work ethic
come from?

My mother and my dad, but mostly my mom. She raised four


girls, one with special needs, and was a full-time educator
but still managed to have a home-cooked dinner on the table
every night by 6 p.m. So whenever I look at what Im doing,
it never seems like enough. Im always like, More, more,
I can do more. I also come from a family of overachievers.
I was the last person in my family to get a masters degree,
which I got in Chicano studies three years ago. So really,
Im the underachiever in the family!
But when you were growing up, didnt you ever want to
just chill and party?

No. It was never an option. I dont think I even thought that


way. I wanted to have a Quinceaera when I was 15 and
my family didnt have the money, so I got a job at Wendys
and paid for it myself. I couldnt wait to go to work and
make my own money. There was never any resentment,
because I saw how hard my mother worked and all she
did for my sister, and I wanted to do whatever I could to
help. We all did.
You got married in May to Jos Bastn. Has that
changed your life in any way?

No. It hasnt changed me or him at all. In fact, we were married even before we were oicially married.

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Personally, Im not a big accessory girl. Sometimes I


wear studs from Claires and sometimes I wear the
diamond studs my husband gave me. Thats pretty
much it, and my wedding ring. I like clothes that
speak for themselves. A good bag and a good pair
of shoes are really all anyone needs.

What do you mean?

Youre a big womens advocate. Would you go into politics?

Even before we got engaged, we just felt married. We called


one another my husband and my wife. I was never comfortable referring to him as my ianc. Our wedding was just
the party; it had nothing to do with the essence of our relationship. We were dedicated to one another from the time we met.

[Long hesitation] No. Ive thought about that a million times. I


think the most powerful part of our democracy is being a citizen. Our society cannot function without citizens. Voting, civil
disobedience, protesting can make our voices heard. Theres
more things you can do as a citizen to bring about change than
as a politician. After some deliberation, I choose to hold on to
that power rather than relinquish it. But I do have a great deal
of respect for people who devote their lives to public service.

Oh, yeah. Were both older and you learn at a certain point that
you dont have to waste a lot of time with people who might not
be worthy of your time. We loved each other
and knew from the start that we wanted to
invest in one another. I think thats called
mature love. It didnt take either one of us
very long to know that this is the one. In
my case, it only took 40 years to ind him!

What is the most important issue


women face today?

What was so special or different


about being with Jos versus other
relationships youve had?

We were just a perfect match on many levels:


spiritually, culturally, and professionally. We
both have very busy lives and respect and
support one another in our ambitions, our
careers, yet we both know to put each other
irstbefore everything. I feel very lucky.

Making it official
Eva and Jos (center) at their
wedding, with Mario Lopez and
his wife, Courtney Mazza.

You changed your name to Eva Longoria Bastn. Why?

I love him, I love his last name, and I love that tradition. Its
a choice I made, but I realize its not for everybody. I was
thrilled to take his name. Eva Longoria is my brand.
Youre sort of like a domesticated feminist?

Yes! I think anyone who believes that women deserve equality


is a feminist. Its a very over-publicized word. Im a feminist
by my own deinition, which might difer from someone
elses. My deinition is that women should have equal rights
when it comes to anythingnot just equal pay. For me its
about gender equality in every sense of the word.
Are the two of you ever able to relax and decompress?

My husband and I try not to work in the house or bring


electronics into the bedroom. No computers, cell phones,
nothing that plugs in. That time after work when were
both home together is for us. Id rather stay late at work
and inish up there than bring it home with me. When I
get home, I want to cook us dinner, have some wine, catch
up on political news.
Youve done so much successfully. Is there anything
youve tried and havent been good at?

[Laughs] Oh yeah! I cannot sing. Once, I was going up for a


part in a ilm musical and I went to a singing coach before
the audition. Its not something that comes naturally to me.
I dont mind being out of my comfort zone as long as I learn
something and can grow from it, but singing wasnt even
funand I wasnt good at it. Nope, singing is not for me.
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The interesting thing about women and


womens issues is were half the population, yet were treated like a special-interest
group. To be pandered to is insulting. Policy
regarding working women and child care is
a huge problem in our country. I remember
when my sisters were working and their kids
were smaller, 50 percent of their income
went to child care. Its very, very hard to
raise children and pay for day care unless
youre a double-income family, sometimes
not even then. It shouldnt be that hard.

What can we all do to make sure our voices are


being heard?

Other than voting, which is the best thing women can do,
grassroots organizing. You dont have to reinvent the wheel to
make a diference in your community. So many people think
that change is diicult. They think, In the big picture, what
kind of difference can I really make? We make a diference one
person at a time. In the case of the environment, for example,
all one person has to do is start recycling. Thats change.
Big question: What does the world need most right now?

Compassion.
Youre so inspiringly optimistic. Dont you ever lose hope
or feel defeated?

Oh, no, no, no, never. I am absolutely the most glass-halffull person youll ever meet. There is no glass half empty
in my world, nor have I ever looked at the world that way.
I remember losing auditions or getting let go from a job
and Id say, That must mean theres something amazing
ahead for me around the corner! My friends would laugh
and look at me like I was crazy. I have never, ever had a
personal pity party. If something doesnt work out the way
I hoped, its just part of the plan. Somehow I was supposed
to make that left turn, instead of a right. R

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YOUR MONEY

THE

BUSINESS
OF FRIENDSHIP
Every relationship has a little give and
take, but when its money being exchanged, things
can get tangled. In most towns across the
country, direct sales consultants outnumber shopping
mallsand that boom is changing the
dynamics among women. Heres how to keep
your friendships feeling rich and happy.
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F YOUVE GOT a couple of friends and a


couple of dollars, theres almost no way
you can be a 21st-century American woman
and not get invited to a direct sales party.
Maybe youve even hosted one. The vast
majority of the countrys 20 million direct
sellers are female, and their product lines
include practically everythinganti-aging
skin care, digital workout plans, statement
jewelry, natural food mixes, sexy lingerie.
Jamesetta M. Walker, 46, from Chesapeake, VA, spent three years selling cosmetics from a brand she loves and now
ields invitations from friends excited
to share their products. She sees how
great these jobs aretheyre fun, theres
good money therebut shes also deeply
aware of why theyre complicated. You
can buy great stuf from a friend (or a
friend of a friend of a friend), but with all
that commerce comes something trickier
to navigate: the combination of relationships and the possibility of serious cash.
Youre at a friends house, youve eaten
and had drinks, there are a bunch of women
there looking at merchandiseand then
you feel bad if youre the only person not
ordering, Jamesetta says. Opting out
of a party can be just as awkward.
Recently, Jamesetta decided to skip
a jewelry party to spend an evening
with her kids. Her friend, the host,
couldnt wrap her head around it.
She was like, Is that really why
youre not coming? I was very
hurt, Jamesetta says. Still, she
understood: As a seller, she once
held an event for a bridal party she
was in and expected them to buy
because they were my friends. When
one didnt, Jamesetta felt snubbed,
like her pal wasnt supportive. She also
sold products at a church event, but later
wondered if that had been inappropriate; a
friend conirmed that yep, it kind of was.
The second we said Amen, I started
pitching, she recalls. I was ridiculous.
Direct home sales can really blur the
line between friend and customer, says
Janet Shope, Ph.D., a professor of sociology

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at Goucher College and coauthor of Paid


to Party: Working Time and Emotion
in Direct Home Sales. It also uses the
reciprocity that is part of friendship
Ill do this for you, and I assume youll
be there for meas a way to generate
sales. For Jamesetta, selling the cosmetic
line got harder and harder. I didnt have
the comfort level to get out there and
build a clientele, so I stopped when I
dried up my friends, she says.
Money complicates relationships;
anyone who has ever been married
could tell you that. In friendships, its

extra-tough. Given how rapidly the direct


sales industry is growingthe number
of sellers has increased 11 percent just
since 2014we all need to igure out
how to handle it, whether youre a seller,
buyer, or devoted friend who may never
want to purchase a thing.

HEN HER BEST FRIEND got into direct

sales for a clothing brand, Shari


Donk, 27, of Hoboken, NJ, was thrilled.
I had watched her struggle with her fulltime job, so to see her so excited made me
really happy, she says. Whats better than

YOUR MONEY

cheering on a friend as she discovers a


passion? How about not feeling responsible for keeping that dream alive?
In an industry where friendships are
supposed to play a dominant role, theres
that nagging feeling that you should pull
out your wallet to help. This is especially
true for women, says Leah Seidler, a psychotherapist in Berkeley, CA, who specializes in communication in relationships.
Men ind it easier to compartmentalize.
They can try to kick each others butt at
something, and then of the ield theyre
close buddies. Women have a harder time
mentally when friends and work intersect.
But sellers want you to know theyre
not only in it to make bank. We believe
in the productthats why were sharing it, says Misty Kearns, whose company, CEO of Me, trains direct sellers.
Many of us dont want your money; we
want your support. In the big picture,
encouragement will help your friend
more than purchasing one more tote
bag will. So ask about her passion for
yoga that led her to sell itness products.
Youll connect with her and her brand
emotionally instead of just inancially.
Shari admits she spends too much on
her friends clothesshe likes them, but
mostly buys to show her supportso
shes starting to cut back and cheer her
on in other ways. I make sure to text her
when she has a sale on Facebook to tell
her she did a great job, she says. I do
what I can to support her and she never
seems to expect any more from me.
Even so, you cant avoid the inancial
piece of it: Nobodys in business just for
the parties. And often, women end up
with a whole circle of friends who sell
something. Kim Smith, 46, of Plainield,
IL, used to sell jewelry and is constantly
invited to sales parties by her friends in
other sectors of the industry. The idea
or so she thoughtwas that shed buy
from them and theyd buy from her. Id
go to their skin-care parties and buy the
cheapest thing, because I wanted to be
supportive, Kim says. But at her own
parties, she started to notice who was
buying and who wasnt. If a party was

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great, I didnt care, but other times I did,
she says, since the income mattered to
her family. She never asked pals or family members why they werent ordering
anythingit felt rude. Id just tell myself
that maybe they were having a tough
month and try to move on, she says.
Its uncomfortable to talk about money
with friends. If youre the potential buyer,
you may feel bad if youve bought before
but cant this month. Saying no feels like
a rejection, and you dont want to reject
your friends, even though its really just
rejecting their product, says Seidler. Its
important to be clear, she says, so say, I
have to budget these days. I can only buy
things I need, not just want. Not totally
true? Respond: I love that youre doing
this, but the jewelry is not my style. Please
tell me how the party goes, though.
For the seller, dealing with rejections
gets easier over time, but in the moment,
they can sting. Managing expectations
is one of the biggest challenges. Sales
parties can be so much like a regular
party (with the bonus that youll make
money!) that it can feel like a betrayal
if a good friend bows out. You have to
remember youre simply the marketing
arm of a company, so just do your job,
says Kearns. When Kohls sends out
lyers and not everyone comes in for
their big sale, do they get upset? That
mindset will help keep things trouble-free
with friends who dont place an order.
Returns require a similar internal pep
talk. Realizeand this is hardthat a
friend who changes her mind about a
lipstick has not changed her mind about
you, Kearns says. If youre the one with
buyers remorse, try: Its so pretty, but it
didnt look as great on me as I thought.
You can still be a good customer, and a
good friend, without keeping a foundation that doesnt match your skin tone.
Sometimes, just talking about direct
sales might trigger complex feelingsthis
business can seem like an elephant-shaped
charm bracelet in the room. Direct sales
is a job, Kearns points out, and we all
tend to discuss work a lot. But its hard
to listen to your friend talk about her
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products without feeling like shes selling them to you, because after all, youre
part of her target audience, Seidler says.
Heather Hernandez, 41, from Glendale,
AZ, sells accessories. When she recently
told a friend she only needed one more
sale to hit her goal, things got tense: I
wasnt asking her to buy, but I think she
felt guilty because she said she wished
she could place an order. Heather didnt
mean to put her on the spot. I quickly
told her I understood and had already
contacted more customers, she says.
As a buyer, if youre up-front about
what you want, its easier to listen to
your friend discuss her sales the same
way you would any other exciting thing
shes doing. As a seller, its part of your
job to develop a sense of who wants to
hear work stories and who wants a catalogue. We all have stuf that takes over
our lives for a periodkids, renovations,
marathon trainingand for everyones
sanity, its important to talk about them
and other things.
Above all, keep communicating. Jenn
Aube, 36, founder of the direct sales
company Do You Bake?, almost lost a
close friend when she uploaded a photo
of the two of them to her businesss Facebook page. I didnt intend any harm,
but she didnt like that the picture was
used as marketing and told me to take
it down, Jenn says. Her response was
shock: She said I was concerned about
the business and not our friendship! Of
course, in direct sales, business often
happens in social situations, but nobody
talks about the boundary until its been
crossedand sometimes not even then.
For many people, its like they got
into the relationship for one reason and
now theyre being put into another context, as if the rules of the friendship have
shifted, Seidler says. If youre really
bothered by a friends constant posting,
unfollow her feed (she wont get an alert).
If you do want to broach the topic, be
supportive and say, I hope your business
works out, but I miss seeing more about
your life and kids, Kearns suggests. Do
this in person, though, not over email,

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SAY THIS,
STAY FRIENDS
BUYERS
IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
Show your support, but dont
bring up buying. Money can
and should be separate from
your enthusiasm.
ITS NOT IN MY BUDGET
TO BUY, BUT TELL ME WHAT
YOUVE LEARNED. You dont
need to be a customer to
show your pal that you care
about her business.
I FEEL AWKWARD, BUT
Your seller friend would rather
know that you dont love
the product than wonder why
youre not calling her back.

SELLERS
IM EXCITED ABOUT THIS!
Your friends want to see you
happy, so tell them what youre
doingbut leave of the sales
pitch to put them at ease.
ID LOVE TO HAVE YOU AT THE
PARTY, WITH NO PRESSURE
TO BUY. If your friends know
that their personal support
means the most to you, youll
all have a better time.
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN MY
FACEBOOK GROUP? Its smart
to move these posts to a
business page, but even your
BFF doesnt want to get alerts
from a group she didnt join.

like Jenn and her friend did. To resolve


that situation, Jenn agreed to ask permission before posting a picture. We
still share our love for food, but things
we do together now stay oline, she
says. It took a lot of work to sort this
out, but our relationship was worth it.
Yours are too, no doubt. Direct sales
may change the dynamics of a friendship, but if you acknowledge that, it can
be stronger. Be professional, be kind,
and direct sales will be another part of
your full, rich life, no matter which side
of the order form youre on. R

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Be a hero
to homeless
veterans
When a
male veteran
is homeless,
we look at it as
the countrys
failure; when a
female veteran
is homeless,
we look at her
as a failure, says
Jas (pictured
below with
Chiquita and
her daughter,
Nayeli).

More than 2 million female


veterans have put their lives
on the line to protect our
country, yet thousands have
become homeless since their
return home. U.S. Army Major
Jas Boothe is ghting to
get them the resources they
deserve. BY JESSICA PRESS
Jas Boothe was stationed in
Oklahoma, preparing to deploy to Iraq,
when Hurricane Katrina decimated
everything she owned in New Orleans.
Then, a few weeks later, the single mom
was diagnosed with the rare cancer
adenoid cystic carcinoma. The next eight
monthsduring which she underwent two
surgeries and 30 cycles of radiation at military
hospitals in Texas while her son stayed with her
aunt in Missouriended up being the easiest
part of her journey. My real struggles began
when I was discharged from the hospital, says
Jas, 39. My unit had deployed, and everything
in New Orleans was devastated: I was homeless
and jobless. She reported to a Department
of Veterans Afairs oice looking for help in
getting back on her feet and was told there
were no housing programs for female veterans
with children. The person I met with told
me that because I had an illegitimate child, I
should get on welfare and food stamps, says
Jas, who has since married and had another
son. In that moment, I felt like nothing.
She started receiving public assistance and
slept on her aunts couch. Eventually, with the
aid of insurance reimbursements and FEMA
money, she was able to start saving, and found
employment with the Army National Guard; she
even deployed to Kosovo in 2008, fulilling her
dream of serving overseas. Then one day in 2010
she saw an episode of Oprah about homeless
female veterans. Here Id assumed I was an
anomaly and thats why there hadnt been any
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resources for me. We deployed


more than 40,000 single mothers
to Iraq and Afghanistanhow are
we an afterthought? Something had to be done.
Jas got to work forming Final Salute Inc.,
a nonproit that provides homeless female
veterans with safe housing, emergency funding
for burdens like past-due rent, and resources
to ease the transition to civilian life. Within two
years, the organization bought a home in
Virginia that accommodates up to 10 women
and children and is stocked with clothing,
food, and diapers. Since 2011, the nonproit has
helped 2,000 women and children.
Final Salute gives you a hand up before you
are sleeping outside under a bridge, says
Sergeant Chiquita Pea, 34, an Army reservist
who was struggling after shed lost her banking
job. Jas became her guardian angel, getting
Chiquita and her daughter, Nayeli, a room at
the Virginia home and even personally taking
in Nayeli for a year when Chiquita deployed to
Afghanistan. When you go from being a
leader in the Army whos accustomed to being
in charge of others to no longer being able to
take care of yourself, it can be very defeating,
Chiquita says. Jas and Final Salute helped me
recover my livelihood with dignity.

WHAT YOU
CAN DO
DONATE at finalsalute
inc.org: $25 can cover
a day of housing, food,
and more for a woman
and her children at the
organizations home.
HOLD drives for
clothing and dress
shoes for Final Salutes
annual Stand-Up
program, which helps
female veterans make
the shift to civilian
employment. Email
donations@
finalsaluteinc.org
for information.
SUPPORT American
Women Veterans
(americanwomen
veterans.org).
They started the
conversation about
our need for unique
services, says Jas.

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Finding more
happiness in the holidays
Theres comfort in doing the same things year after year.
But when they dont bring you joy, you have to
invent your own traditions, says Veronica Chambers. She did
just thatand found a whole new warmth in Christmas.

I, MY NAME IS VERONICA and


Im a pleaser. Or, I should say, a
pleaser in recovery. In my past,
I understood intellectually that No
is a full sentence and that it was
ridiculous to take on a to-do list longer
than the U.S. Constitution. But that
didnt stop me from trying, especially
around the holidays. I didnt have a
lot of traditions growing up; I lived in
fractured households with not a lot of
money. (My mom likes to say we used
to dine on air pudding and nothing
piean exaggeration, but not by very
much.) So when my husbands family
turned out to be warm and welcoming,
I threw myself into their celebrations.
For 10 years, we made the twohour drive down to my in-laws, and
every year there was just so much to
do: presents to wrap and pack, potluck
dishes to be prepared, wine to be
bought, holiday cookies to be picked
up at the grocery store since I cant
bake to save my life (though of course
I would try, which would add another
level of anxiety to the proceedings).
We would leave late, because thats what
happens when you have a little kid
and a husband whos glued to his
computer doing just one more thing.
And then there would be the texts
from my in-laws, Whats your ETA?
Whats your ETA? They asked because
they were trying to time dinner, but
I always wanted to text back, Our ETA
is late. Horribly late. I was a stress
ball before I even walked in the front
door. But these were our traditions,
so I had to stick to them. Right?

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It wasnt long
after I turned 40 that
I admittedto myself,
anywaythat the big
celebration brought me not
just ready-made family
traditions but strain and
exhaustion. I wondered: Is there
another way to celebrate, a way
that acknowledges the peace and
comfort Ive always craved?
So it began, innocently enough,
as one Christmas away. Id
heard about this beautiful old
boutique hotel that had
recently been renovated,
and at Christmas, I
noticed, the prices
plummeted. I started
envisioning my
husband, 5-year-old
daughter, and me looking out at the
ocean from a cozy room, with other
people to cook and take care of all those
holiday details. I longed to put my little
family there. And then I realized:
If I dont make this happen, who will?
That year, we downplayed the
departure from tradition with my
husbands family. We promised wed

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be back in a week
and would celebrate
again with them, and
nobody protested. After all, it
was going to be just this once.
From the moment we woke up on
December 23, I was more relaxed than
Id been in ages. There was no food to
prepare. We were going to a hotel! I
packed our swimsuits for the pool and
felt like a rich lady, jet-setting of for
Christmas. I packed my daughters
presents. Then I was done. We left late
for the hotel, because of kid-watchingTV and husband-on-computer

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Our holiday tradition is, ultimately,


about balancing the way I give to
myself with the way I give to others.

think it became clear that we werent


saying, Holidays with you are a pain
in the butt. We were saying, We love
you, but we want to do it a diferent
way, and they knew it was true. The
calls and emails slowed. Doing our
own thing was accepted into the family
fold, like anyones quirks or opinions.
We always go see family later in
the week, if not the very next day.
(Sometimes we see my family, too,
though we usually visit them other
times of the year, since Christmas isnt
as deep-down crucial for them.) Its a
thrill for my daughter, to have her two
Christmases, and energizing for the
adults to meet after the shine of the
big day starts to fade. I know my plan
doesnt sound like heaven to everyone;
to those who revel in your family
holiday, I am delighted for you. But
every year I read so many Facebook
messages from miserable grown-up
women. One said she was 56 years old
and had just spent another terrible
Christmas with the sister who cuts her
down and the adult nephew who
questions why she never had children
when everyone knows she had multiple
miscarriages. I cried all the way
home, she wrote, and her husband was
so angry he nearly punched somebody.
I wanted to say, Dont go. Stop
going. You are a grown woman and
you get to make choices. Yet I know
its not that easy. Our parents are in
good health and, knock wood, we have
many years left to enjoy their company.
There are no complicated inancial
or emotional land mines to
navigate. If my husband
werent on board, it would
be tougherprobably
impossibleto do this.
Our big family tribes
are important; I

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believe this. But seeking independence


for our smaller family has given us
a stronger identity, and my daughter
has seen irsthand how to create
something special out of a single idea.
And yes, its for mejust metoo.
It gives me the feeling that Ive done
what they always say to do in those
airplane safety videos: Ive applied my
own oxygen mask irst. I get three days
to recover from a hectic season. Time
slows down. I exercise, go swimming,
read a book. Im calmer, more patient.
I go into the big gathering with the
kind of peace Ive always longed for the
holidays to have. Things that used to
bother me just dont. Ive already
given myself and my family Christmas;
then, we widen the circle and come
together with others to share the love.
Our holiday tradition is, ultimately,
about balancing the way I give to myself
with the way I give to others. No matter
where you ind joy on the big day, do
something for yourself, too, something
that makes you feel good for days
afterward, not moments. Is it taking
one of those wine and painting classes
with a friend you never see, or getting
your makeup done at a store counter
before your oice Christmas party? For
me, the minute that hotel-room door
opens, my brain clicks of. I stop
cataloging chores and calls to return,
menus and to-do lists. I get away from
my old habits and inclinations. I catch
glimpses of myselfswimming in a
pool on Christmas Eve, dressing up for
high tea with my daughter, running
down the hill toward the lighthouse on
Christmas Day with my
familyand I feel like the
woman I want to be.
Thats my gift to myself,
and its the one every
woman deserves. R

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syndrome, but there were no texts


asking for our ETA. When it turned
out we wouldnt make it until dinner
although the plan was to arrive for
lunch, I actually called the hotel and
they said, That will be ine, Mrs.
Chambers. Your room will be ready.
On Christmas Eve, we slept in and
walked on the beach. In the afternoon,
we read by the ireplace, then went for a
long swim in the indoor pool. I spent a
heavenly 20 minutes in the eucalyptusscented steam room. On Christmas
morning, we cracked the window.
Looking out at the ocean and hearing it
felt like a gift before the presents were
even opened. After lunch, we walked
out to a 19th-century lighthouse. It
was so peaceful. I felt so connected to
both my husband and my daughter. I
asked my husband, Do you think we
can do this again? He looked at me
incredulously. Of course well do this
again, he said. Its perfect. So we
did. Its been four years of Christmas
on the chilly, beautiful beach thats so
blessedly empty it feels like our beach.
It helped that there were no family
feuds, no agita or angst driving our
decision. My husband was the one who
told his family months in advance
that wed be back at the hotel the next
Christmas, because we had a sense it
would take some time to get used to.
But it was me they emailed and called
(again and again and again) to ask
why. My husband can see three missed
calls from his mother and think, Ill
call her this weekend. Me, I get back to
you within the hour. Im the pleaser,
remember? I want to make everyone
happy. But that turned out to help. I

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ROOT FOR THE UNDERPIG

The most relatable movie character


of the season might well be Reese
Witherspoons mama pig,
underappreciated and with
a hidden passion. (You
go, pig!) Her turn in Sing
(out December 21) is
just one of the animated
movies silly yet stirring celeb
performances. Matthew
McConaughey is a koala trying to save
his theater by hosting a singing competition,
Seth McFarlane is a saxophone-playing lab
mouse, and Scarlett Johansson is an indie-rocker
porcupine. Youll be rooting for all of them when
you see the power of human, er, animal-kind
as they come together in support and harmony.

REUNITE WITH OLD FRIENDS


Netix fullled our Christmas wish: Americas favorite motherdaughter team is back. Pour yourself a cup of cofeeor six, Lukes
not here to judgebefore you and your best friend push play
on the four 90-minute episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
(streaming November 25). Even nine years later, Stars Hollow
feels just as dreamy as we left it. And that rumored wedding? It
may be happeningbut were not telling whose it is! Theres humor
and heart for super-fans and Whats the fuss? folks alike.

SNUGGLE UP WITH A THRILLER


Say youve been run out of town after a
murder you swear you didnt commit. Can
you go home again? Sure, but you probably
shouldnt stay long. Youll be thinking
about how your own history shapes who
you are as you sort through the mysterywithin-a-mystery of Jane Harpers elegant
The Dry. After two decades away, a
federal agent returns to the small farming
community he grew up in. The old crime
still looms, but he gets roped into solving
a new one. You wont sleep until he does.

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FEEL TOTALLY
EMPOWERED

LET YOURSELF BE CHARMED


Forget the TMZ version of Hollywood. In La La
Land (out December 9), modern-day Los Angeles is
a haven for romantics like Mia (Emma Stone), an
aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a
rising jazz musician. In their world, freeway traic
stops for a musical number thats more retro than
corny, and a simple gaze across a crowded lounge
really is love at irst sight. But its not long until
realitysuccess, fame, schedulesstarts to
cloud their fantasy. This beautifully shot romantic
musical will help you forget that the in-laws are
in town and take you back to a time when movies
gave you goose bumps and love overcame all.

Dont mistake Miranda


Lamberts The Weight of These
Wings, out November 18, as a
by-the-book heartbreak album.
The 24-song double record is
about her emotional journey
since her divorce from Blake
Shelton in 2015, but
the rst hit single,
Vice, proves that
it hasnt been all
wallowing and tears.
Mirandas tough, so you
wont need too many tissues to
make it through messy times
with herunless you cry when
youre hopeful, too, in which
case grab a couple. Its all
a reminder that we can get
through it, whatever it is.
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Deck
the
halls
in a
hurry
If only the most
wonderful time
of the year came
with an extra
hour (or five)
to bake for
the cookie
swap, send
cards, and shop
for everyone
on your list. At
least when it
comes to
making your
house look
and feel truly
special, you
can use these
beautiful
shortcuts.

Create
a gift cart
Presents piled
on a bar cart
couldnt be chicer
or more practical.
It shows of all that
pretty wrapping
paper (why hide
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The sweetest Advent calendar


Thisll make the buildup to the 25th even more exciting.
Number mini paper envelopes for each day and clip
them to rows of twine hung on a wall (twinkle lights
optional). Drop in little treatschocolate coins,
stickers, or ideas for seasonal activities like ice-skating
or a holiday movie nightand introduce your kids
to an awesome new family tradition.

Deconstruct
poinsettias
Theres something so
Christmassy about those
bright bloomsgood
reason not to leave them
stuck in the foil-wrapped
pot they came in. Snip
the stems and place each
one into its own small
bottle, then cluster them
together, maybe with
a few little votives, too.
Such a lovely arrangement,
so little efort.
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Make a mini tree


Face it: Your family will notice if you hide all their favorite
ornaments at the back of the r. So give your kids their own
place to hang the ones they love and put it in their room.
Take a bare branch from the yard, spray-paint it red (or
green, gold, or silver), and put it in a tall glass bottle or vase.
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PATATAS BRAVAS BITES


Active: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour
2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small Spanish (white) onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp sweet paprika
1/
2 tsp sugar
1/
4 tsp cayenne
Kosher salt and pepper
1 14.5-oz can whole peeled tomatoes
1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
12 baby Yukon gold potatoes, halved
2 cups store-bought aioli
Parsley leaves, torn

CRANBERRYROSEMARY
FLATBREAD
Active: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

1
2

1
1
1/
4

1/
4

Flour, for the work


surface
lb pizza dough
Tbsp extra-virgin
olive oil
Flaky sea salt
cup cranberries,
fresh or frozen
large shallot, sliced
cup fresh rosemary
leaves and small
sprigs
lb thinly sliced
prosciutto
Honey and shaved
pecorino cheese,
for serving

1. Heat 1 1/2 Tbsp oil in a large saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until
soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the
paprika, sugar, cayenne, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper
and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

1. Heat oven to 450F.


Line two baking sheets
with parchment paper.

2. Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with


a wooden spoon. Bring to a low boil, reduce
heat to a simmer, and cook until all the vegetables
are tender and the liquid has reduced slightly,
about 12 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, then pure
in a blender or using a hand blender.

2. Dust a clean work


surface with flour. Halve
the pizza dough and set
one piece aside. With a
rolling pin, roll the dough
into a 1/8-in.-thick oval.
Transfer to one of the
prepared baking sheets
and prick all over with
a fork. Repeat with the
remaining dough.
3. Brush each rolled-out
dough half with 1 Tbsp
oil, season with salt, and
scatter with 1/2 cup
cranberries, pressing
them into the dough.
Divide the shallot and
rosemary and scatter
over the dough.
4. Bake until dark
golden and crisp, 12 to
15 minutes. Remove
from oven, top with
prosciutto, transfer to
a cutting board, and
cut each flatbread
into 12 triangles. Drizzle
with honey and top
with cheese before
serving, if desired.
Makes 24 pieces.

3. Heat oven to 425F. On a rimmed baking sheet,


toss the potatoes with the remaining 1 Tbsp oil and
roast until golden and crisp, about 25 minutes.
Season with salt. On one half of the cut side of each
potato, spread some of the bravas sauce; on the
other half, spread some of the aioli. Transfer to a
platter and garnish with parsley.
Makes 24 pieces.

SHRIMP SALAD
WITH CRUDIT
Total time: 20 minutes
1
2
2
1/
4
1/
2

2
1
1
1/
2

lb cooked shrimp,
roughly chopped
scallions, chopped
stalks celery,
chopped
cup chopped dill
cup mayonnaise
tsp lemon zest
Tbsp lemon juice
tsp Dijon mustard
tsp each kosher
salt and pepper
Endive leaves, for
serving
Sliced cucumber
rounds, for serving

Place all ingredients


except the endive and
cucumber in a large
bowl and mix well to
combine. Serve the salad
alongside or over the
endive and cucumbers.
Makes 24 servings.

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MINT COOKIESAND-CREAM FUDGE


Active: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes (plus chilling)
Cooking spray
16 oz white chocolate, nely chopped
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced
1
1/
4 to /2 tsp peppermint extract,
depending on preference
1/
4 tsp kosher salt
3 cups chopped thin mint sandwich
cookies (such as Oreo Mint Thins)
1. Line an 8 x 8-in. baking pan with
parchment paper, leaving a 2-in.
overhang on two sides. Lightly coat
with cooking spray.

SWEET AND SAVORY


HAND PIES
Active: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Tbsp vegetable oil
medium onion,
chopped
Flaky sea salt and
pepper
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 1/4 lbs ground sirloin
2/
3 cup cherry jam
2/
3 cup ketchup
1/
4 cup less-sodium
soy sauce
3 Tbsp apple cider
vinegar
3 Tbsp packed
brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
sauce
4 Tbsp cornstarch
Flour, for the work
surface
3 14.1-oz packages
store-bought pie
crust (6 rounds),
such as Pillsbury
2 large eggs, beaten
Sesame seeds
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1. Heat the oil in a


large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add the
onion and cook, stirring
frequently, until tender,
about 5 minutes; season
with 1 tsp salt and
1/2 tsp pepper. Stir in
the garlic, increase heat
to high, and gradually
add the ground sirloin,
breaking it up with
a wooden spoon. Cook
until browned, about
8 minutes.
2. Pour of most of
the fat, then stir in the
jam, ketchup, soy
sauce, vinegar, sugar,
and Worcestershire
sauce and bring to a
simmer. In a small bowl,
whisk the cornstarch
with 4 Tbsp water and
stir into the beef
mixture. Cook until
slightly thickened, about
4 minutes. Remove
from heat and set
aside to cool to room
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3. Line two baking


sheets with parchment
paper. Dust a clean
work surface lightly
with our and unroll
one of the pie crusts.
Using a round cutter
or sharp knife, cut
into four 4-in. circles.
Repeat with the
remaining pie crusts.
4. Working quickly,
place about a
tablespoon of the beef
mixture in the center of
each circle. Fold dough
over, pressing with the
tines of a fork to seal;
transfer to the prepared
pans. Repeat with the
remaining dough and
beef. Brush the tops with
egg, poke a small hole
in each, and sprinkle
with sesame seeds, salt,
and pepper. Bake until
golden, about 15 to
19 minutes. Let cool 15
minutes before serving.
Makes 24 hand pies.

2. Place the chocolate, milk, butter,


extract, and salt in a medium or large
heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a
medium saucepan lled with 2 in. of
simmering water over medium-low heat
(do not allow the bottom of the bowl
to touch the water). Cook, stirring
occasionally with a rubber spatula, until
the chocolate melts and the mixture is
smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from
heat and stir in 2 cups chopped cookies.
3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared
pan, smoothing the top, then top with
the remaining cookies, slightly pressing
them into the fudge. Chill for at least
2 hours, then use the paper overhangs
to lift the fudge out of the pan. Cut
into 24 squares.
Makes 24 pieces.

EGGNOG BLONDIES
Active: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes (plus
cooling)
2
1
1
1/
2
1/
2

1
1 1/2
2
2
1 1/2
1

cups all-purpose
flour
tsp baking soda
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground nutmeg
tsp kosher salt
cup (2 sticks)
unsalted butter, at
room temperature
cups light brown
sugar
large eggs
Tbsp bourbon,
whiskey, or rum
tsp vanilla extract
12-oz bag white
chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350F.


Line a 9 x 13-in. baking
pan with parchment
paper, leaving a 2-in.
overhang on two sides.
In a medium bowl,
whisk together the our,
baking soda, cinnamon,
nutmeg, and salt; set
aside. Using an electric
mixer, beat the butter
and sugar until ufy,
about 3 minutes. Beat
in the eggs one at a time,
then the liquor and
vanilla. Stir in the dry
ingredients until just
combined. Fold in the
chocolate chips.
2. Transfer the mixture
to the prepared pan,
smoothing the top,
and bake until golden
and just set, about
30 minutes. Cool 20
minutes, then use the
paper overhangs to
lift out of the pan;
let cool completely.
Cut into 24 triangles.
Makes 24 blondies.

CARROT CAKE COOKIES


Active: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose
flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/
2 tsp ground ginger
1/
4 tsp ground allspice
1/
4 tsp kosher salt
1/
2 tsp baking soda
1/
2 cup (1 stick) unsalted
butter, at room
temperature
3/
4 cup dark brown
sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup shredded carrots
(about 2 medium)
1/
2 cup chopped walnuts
1/
2 cup unsweetened
shredded coconut
1/
2 cup raisins
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/
2 cup confectioners
sugar

1. Heat oven to 350F.


Line two baking sheets
with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl,
whisk together the our,
cinnamon, ginger,
allspice, salt, and baking
soda; set aside. Using an
electric mixer, beat the
butter and brown sugar
until light and ufy,
about 3 minutes. Beat
in the egg, then the
vanilla. Stir in the dry
ingredients until just
combined. Fold in the
carrots, walnuts,
coconut, and raisins.

2. For each cookie,


drop 2 tablespoonfuls of
dough onto the baking
sheet, spacing them about
2 in. apart. Bake until
golden, about 12 minutes;
repeat with the remaining
dough. Meanwhile, whisk
the lemon juice into the
confectioners sugar 1Tbsp
at a time until glaze is
the consistency of honey.
When the cookies have
cooled completely,
drizzle with the glaze
and let harden.
Makes 24 cookies.

HAZELNUT TRUFFLES
Active: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes (plus
chilling)
10 oz good-quality
dark chocolate
(60 to 70 percent
cacao), chopped
1 13-oz jar chocolate
hazelnut spread
(such as Nutella)
3/
4 cup heavy cream
1/
4 tsp flaky sea salt,
plus more for
topping
1/
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups toasted
hazelnuts, finely
chopped

1. To make ganache: Place


the chocolate, Nutella,
cream, and salt in a
medium or large heatproof
bowl. Set the bowl over
a medium saucepan lled
with 2 in. of simmering
water over medium-low
heat (do not allow the
bottom of the bowl to touch
the water). Cook, stirring
occasionally with a rubber
spatula, until the chocolate
melts and the mixture is
smooth. Remove from heat,
cool for 10 to 15 minutes,
and stir in the vanilla. Cover
the bowl with plastic wrap
and chill for at least 2 hours.
2. Let the ganache warm
at room temperature for
about 20 minutes. Line a
rimmed baking sheet with
parchment paper. Scoop
tablespoonfuls of the
ganache, roll into smooth
balls, and place on the
prepared pan. Chill for at
least 30 minutes, then roll
the balls in the chopped
hazelnuts and sprinkle the
tops with salt. Keep the
truffles chilled in an airtight
container; before serving,
let sit at room temperature
for about 15 minutes.
Makes 24 truffles.

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Hillshire Farm smoked sausage


is seasoned perfectly. So its easy for
you to create dinner deliciously.

Easy Smoked Sausage Skillet


Serving Size: 4-6

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients :

Instructions :

1 pkg. Hillshire Farm smoked sausage,


diagonally sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, crushed
cup olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 small yellow onion, sliced thin
1 pkg. frozen broccoli, thawed
cup chicken broth (or water)
cup tomato sauce
2 cups instant rice
cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Heat olive oil and garlic in skillet, stir in smoked


sausage slices and cook until browned. Add
pepper, onion, broccoli, broth and tomato sauce
and simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables
are tender and the liquid is absorbed. In the
meantime, prepare rice according to package
instructions. Stir rice into the skillet, sprinkle
with cheese and serve.

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SIMPLE MEALS

Comforting
dinners for cold,
wintry nights
As the days get darker and shorter, its always
nice to have a pot of something simmering
on the stove, like these simple, wholesome recipes
from Louise Francs new book, Low and Slow.
Theyre guaranteed to make you feel toasty, and
everyone around the table feel loved.

TUSCAN CHICKEN SOUP


Active: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour and 5 minutes

1
2
3
2
2
2
1
4
2
2
1/
2

skinless bone-in
chicken thighs
Olive oil, for brushing
and panfrying
Kosher salt and pepper
onion, nely diced
carrots, nely diced
celery stalks, nely
diced
garlic cloves, crushed
zucchini, diced
Tbsp chopped fresh
rosemary
14-oz can crushed
tomatoes
cups chicken stock
tsp nely chopped
fresh oregano or
1 tsp dried
tsp nely chopped
fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
cup small pasta shells
Shaved Pecorino
Romano or Parmesan
cheese, for serving

1. Heat oven to 350F. Line


a rimmed baking sheet with
parchment paper.
2. Brush the chicken with
olive oil and sprinkle
with salt and pepper. Place
on the prepared sheet
and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven
and let rest for 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat a little
olive oil in a large saucepan
over medium heat and
saut the onion, carrots,
and celery for 10 minutes.
Add the garlic, zucchini, and
rosemary and cook for 5
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minutes more. Stir in the


tomatoes, stock, oregano,
and basil, then simmer over
low heat for 40 minutes.
4. Bring a medium pot of
salted water to boil over
high heat. Cook the pasta
shells until almost al dente,
then drain.

chicken, and any juices from


the baking sheet to the soup
and simmer for a final
5 minutes. Serve in deep
bowls, sprinkled with shaved
cheese, if desired.

5. Remove the chicken meat


from the bones and cut into
3/4-in. pieces. Add the pasta,

Makes 6 servings. Per serving:


326 cal, 13 g fat (3 g sat fat),
32 g protein, 19 g carb, 4 g fiber.

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CHRIS MIDDLETON. FROM LOW AND SLOW. COPYRIGHT 2016


BY LOUISE FRANC. PUBLISHED BY SMITH STREET BOOKS.

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SIMPLE MEALS

CHIPOTLE AND CHORIZO


CHILI CON CARNE
Active: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours and 25 minutes
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1/
2

Tbsp olive oil


red onion, nely
chopped
cloves garlic, crushed
4 1/4-oz Mexican chorizo,
skin removed
tsp cumin
tsp smoked paprika
canned chipotle chili in
adobo sauce, chopped
bay leaf
14-oz can crushed
tomatoes
cup beef stock

1
1/
2

2
1

lb stewing beef, cut


into large cubes
cup dried black beans,
rinsed
Juice of 1 lime
squares unsweetened
dark chocolate
handful cilantro leaves and
stems, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper

TO SERVE

1
1

Cooked white rice


tomato, chopped
avocado, chopped
Cilantro leaves, for garnish

1. Heat the oil in a large


heavy-bottomed saucepan
over medium heat. Add

the onion and garlic and


cook until softened, about
3 minutes. Crumble the
chorizo into the pan, add the
cumin and paprika, and cook,
stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes
or until the chorizo is cooked.
Stir in the chipotle, bay leaf,
tomatoes, and stock and bring
to a simmer. Stir in the beef,
then cover the pan and cook
over low heat for 30 minutes.
2. Add the beans, lime juice,
chocolate, cilantro, and
2 cups water. Cover and cook
for 1 1/2 hours more, stirring
occasionally and adding
more water if necessary. The
consistency should be thick
but not too dry. Season to
taste with salt and pepper.
Serve with the rice, topped
with the tomato, avocado,
and cilantro leaves.
Makes 4 servings. Per serving:
593 cal, 27 g fat (10 g sat fat),
55 g protein, 37 g carb, 11 g fiber.

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SIMPLE MEALS

FRENCH-STYLE
CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Active: 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours and 20 minutes
4
4
2
2
4
2
1

chicken thighs
chicken drumsticks
Kosher salt and pepper
Tbsp butter
Tbsp olive oil
shallots, chopped
cloves garlic, finely
chopped
carrot, cut in half
lengthwise, then thickly
sliced

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2
3
1
1 1/2
1
1
1/
2

oz portobello or baby bella


mushrooms, quartered
bay leaves
sprigs fresh thyme
cup riesling or dry
white wine
cups chicken stock
medium potato, peeled
and cut into small cubes
tsp fresh tarragon leaves
cup fresh (or thawed
frozen) peas
Chopped flat-leaf parsley,
for garnish
Crusty bread, for serving

1. Heat oven to 300F. Season


the chicken with salt and pepper.

Heat the butter and 1 Tbsp oil in


a large Dutch oven. Working
in batches if necessary, brown
the chicken on both sides over
high heat, then remove to a
plate. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp
oil to the dish, then cook the
shallots, garlic, carrot, and
mushrooms over medium heat
for 5 minutes. Add the bay
leaves, thyme sprigs, and wine
and simmer for 2 minutes.
Stir in the stock and bring to a
boil. Return the chicken to
the dish, then cover and bake
for 1 1/2 hours.
2. Remove from the oven, add
the potatoes and tarragon,

then cover and cook


on the stove over low heat
until the potatoes are tender,
5 to 7 minutes. Add the
peas and simmer until they
are tender but still bright
green, 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Remove and discard the
bay leaves. Pick the leaves
from the thyme sprigs and
add them to the casserole.
Garnish with parsley and
serve with crusty bread,
if desired.
Makes 5 servings. Per serving:
569 cal, 34 g fat (10 g sat fat),
47 g protein, 14 g carb, 2 g fiber.

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COLOR

SLATE

KELLY GREEN

HOW TO DO IT: For neutral walls that feel

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anything but, go dark with charcoal.


According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive
director of the Pantone Color Institute,
gray makes any bright color feel
sophisticatedcase in point, the happygo-lucky green on the curtains here.
Opt for a matte inish, and also paint the
moldings to create a seamless, velvety
backdrop that allows the drapes and the
rest of the furnishings to really stand out.

Olympic Leprechaun
OL626.5
Behr Asphalt Gray
N520-6

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Yes, yes, white walls are great. But if you really want rooms
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and drench your house in gorgeous hues. Truly, its that easy.

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who energized a cool, calming bedroom with
pops of red. Afraid your place may skew a little

too Uncle Sam? This foolproof formula ensures


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of the room is dedicated to a dominant color (blue),
30percent to a secondary color (white), and
10percent to an accent (red).
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DECORATING

PINK

LIGHT GREEN

HOW TO DO IT: Theres more to this

pairing than just plain cutenesstheres


science! Red and green (opposites on
the color wheel) naturally enhance one
another, and the same goes for their
pastel counterparts. Benjamin Moore color
and design expert Andrea Magno
says its ine to play around with diferent
tones of the same color, like the greens
here: jade mats in the frames, mint chair
fabric, avocado vases perched up high.
It can take a room from feeling matchymatchy to relaxed, she says. The same
pink on the walls and the loor keeps it

TRY THESE SHADES:


Benjamin Moore Wild Heart 1354
OPI Color Palette by Clark +
Kensington Greenwich Village NLB69

HOW TO DO IT: It only takes a couple of


painted walls and a single throw pillow
to transform a blank canvas into a cheery
spacea simple trick for those of us
wary of living in a crayon box. A room
saturated with natural light is perfect
for a punchy yellow like this. It helps
balance out the strength of the color,
says Magno. If your home gets less light
or you just prefer a tamer take, choose a
yellow with a gray or sienna undertone to
make it warmer, subtler, and less electric.
TRY THESE SHADES:
Farrow & Ball Wimborne
White No. 239
Nautica at Home Yellow

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FROM TOP: TIM STREET-PORTER; KEITH SCOTT MORTON.

YELLOW

red

DECORATING

PLUM

COBALT

next to each other on the spectrum, like


purple and blue, they go together like
PB&J. What makes this particular duo
so dynamic is that it creates a balance
of warm and cool tones. Plus, a dark
color can make a small room feel
more expansive, yet still intimate, says
designer Angie Hranowsky, who
had this dining room painted in a rich
purple. If your walls arent the
smoothest, going with a lat inish is your
best betitll hide imperfections well.
TRY THESE SHADES:
Pantone 15-4421 Blue Grotto

EMERALD

SAPPHIRE

HOW TO DO IT: Nobody spends a ton of

time hanging out in their foyer, but its


the irst place guests see when they walk
through the doormaking it the
ideal spot to experiment with daring hues.
When in doubt, turn to nature as your
guide. The blue and green in this hallway
harmonize like the grass and the sky,
and white decorative accents allow the eye
to stop and rest. To pump up the drama,
use a glossy paint on the walls, suggests
Magno. The relective surface adds a
touch of sparkle. Bonus: A high-sheen
inish can be easily wiped down.
TRY THESE SHADES:
Clark + Kensington
Marina City 35C-6
Valspar Optimus Always
Greener VR018B

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FROM TOP: TIMOTHY KOLK; FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBURG.

HOW TO DO IT: When two shades sit

2 6 P&G
20
201
P&G

FRAGRANCE
with every

touch-activated freshness

DOWNY INFUSIONS

red

WHAT WE LOVE

COZY UP YOUR HALL

joyful and
delicious
home ideas

You can look at a hallway as a way to get from point A to


point B, or you can see it as an opportunity to show of your
fabulous taste. We vote for the latter. Steal this trick from the
new book Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home. In lieu of one
long runner, try three small rugs to add cushiness and pattern.
Then slide in a slim side table or bench for stacking books,
candles, and knickknacks, and hang art at diferent levels.
The result will be an extra room instead of just a corridor.

new

FANCIFY YOUR BUBBLY

1cup sea salt and process until


blended. Spread the herb salt on a
rimmed sheet pan and let stand,
uncovered, at room temperature for
24 hours, stirring occasionally.
Once its in an airtight jar, you can
enjoy a dash over steak, chicken,
or sh for up to six months.
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Of course champagne
is fabulous on its own, but
theres something extraelegant about turning it into
a cocktail. (BTW, this also
dresses up a so-so bottle.)
Our top pick, the Orange
Fizz, is this easy: Drop a sugar
cube into a glass and soak
it with a splash of orange
bitters. Top with champagne
and a sliver of orange
peel. Fingers crossed the rest
of your night will be as
delightful and refreshing.

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WRAP A WORLDLY PRESENT

Weve all been there: Youre feverishly wrapping


last-minute gifts when you run out of paper.
Instead of hightailing
it to the store, get the
job done by reaching
into the glove
compartment for old
maps (remember
those?). Top it of with
simple red twine and
a spare button
forgo the fancy bows
and ribbonsfor a
homespun, rustic
look thats almost too
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STRETCH THAT KEEPS ITS SHAPE


and flatters yours

spill your secrets

How to meet your goals


New Year, new you? How about same you, better year? Heres what 1,000
women told us about making resolutions and (sometimes) sticking to them.

Your top 3 New Years resolutions


Lose
weight:

Make more
money:

Keep a
neater home:

72%

41%

41%

Teamwork makes
the dream work

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF ANXIETY

YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR


IS WORRY: 64% OF YOU
USE IT AS INSPIRATION TO
KICK OFF SIGNIFICANT
LIFE CHANGES.

51

79%
OF YOU SAY ITS EASIER
TO REACH A GOAL
WHEN YOURE WORKING
TOWARD IT WITH A
FRIEND OR PARTNER.

Meanwhile,

57%

PERCENT
of women have a
dream theyre too
scared to take on.

OF YOU HAVE KEPT A


RESOLUTION SECRET
FROM FRIENDS AND
FAMILY BECAUSE YOU
WERE EMBARRASSED
YOU WOULDNT
ACCOMPLISH IT.
( In 2017, unzip your lips and
let your BFF cheer you on. )

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You! Can! Do! It!

JAN 2017

62%
of you set New Years
resolutions, yet
the majority (73%)
keep them for less
than a month or two.
Props to the
tenacious 1 in 5 who
manage to stick
with them for a year.
Proof it can be done!
THE MOST COMMON REASON
YOU DIDNT MEET A GOAL?

FINANCES
SAID 55% OF YOU.
Heres an idea: Name your
online savings account Goals.

of you think even


Beyonc has
New Years resolutions
she doesnt keep.
So you can break yours
and still be

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