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The 10 Best Cooking Hacks We Learned Last Year To Make Quarantine Cooking A Smidge Easier

It’s safe to say that in 2020, many of us spent more time in the kitchen than ever before. And while quarantine cooking wasn’t always a breeze (have you ever tried to make sourdough bread?), there were certainly some hacks that made the thousands of meals we cooked this year easier to throw together. Not to mention a whole lot more flavorful and delicious....

8 Cream Blushes, Highlighters, and Shadows for a Dewy Glow Your Dry Skin Will Thank You For

Once that winter chill is in the air, powder products disappear from my skin-care routine. The slightest bit of powder just dries my skin out even more and I feel like I look like a corpse by the end of the day. Marc Reagan, director of global education, artistry, and events at Hourglass, says that cream makeup products are great for dry skin. “[Cream...

This $20 Cream Has Worked Actual Miracles On My Acne Scars

On November 18, 2020, I woke up with a pimple. I remember the date vividly because this was the type of pimple that you just don’t forget. It was one of those painful, red suckers with roots planted deeply under the surface of my skin. I’m not proud to admit this, but I was propelled to do some questionable things to try and get rid of it. I won’t get...

7 Low-Sugar Mexican Desserts Bakers of Any Level Can Master

Churros, flan, tres leches cake…these traditional Mexican desserts are classics for a reason. But if you’re someone looking to cut back on your added sugar intake, such treats might seem off-limits. Emphasis on seem—because it’s absolutely possible to make a sweet Mexican dessert (or any dessert, really) that won’t spike your blood sugar levels. The...

‘I’m a Food Scientist, and This Is How To Make a Perfect Cup of Tea’

Making a cup of tea is pretty straight forward, right? You boil the water, dunk a tea bag, and take a sip. Well, food scientists do things a little differently. Makenzie Bryson Jackson, MS, product development manager at Panaceutics, knows all the tricks to make a perfect cup of tea every time. The tea you’ll find in stores is made up of dried and...

I’ve Always Slept on a Faux Silk Pillowcase—Here’s How the Real Deal Compares

Growing up, I was one of many little Black girls who could not keep a bonnet or headscarf on at night. I’d fall asleep with my hair wrapped in satin to protect it from the friction of tossing and turning on my pillow and just to wake up with the wrap halfway across the bed and my hair a mess. So my hairdresser suggested sleeping on a satin pillowcase...

These 8 Long-Burning Candles Will Keep Your Home Scented (and You Happy) for Longer

In quarantine life, a candle can make your home (aka office) feel refreshed and cozy. But when it burns out as quick as you bought it? A terrible, terrible thing. That’s why looking for long burning candles is key. The first step is understanding the wax. This is where soy reigns supreme. Paraffin wax tends to be cheaper, and burns at a much faster...

The 7 Best Reusable Water Bottles That Will Keep You Keep You Sipping All Day Long

I’m a bit of a Goldilocks when it comes to the perfect water bottle. “This one’s too small.” “This one doesn’t keep my water cold.” “This one makes my hands cold.” Call me picky, but I’m just particular. And when it comes to water bottles, something that you carry around all day, it’s fair to be. Whether you’re doing a Zoom HIIT workout from the comfort...

This Cream Deodorant Is Basically Skin Care For Your Armpits

When we talk about the spots on your body deserving of skin-care—your hands, your scalp, your butt—it’s rare that “armpits” ever get a mention. Sure, we put deodorant on them every day, but the main focus of that step in your routine is fighting odor instead of taking care of the actual skin under there. But why not get you a product that does both?...

Your Guide to Essential Winter Greens and How To Use Them

Even though there’s a heck of a lot of plant-based foods out there, greens are often thought of as one of the foundational foods of plant-based eating. This is because they have high concentrations of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. They’re also inexpensive and widely accessible; even in the dead of winter, there’s still plenty of varieties of greens...

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