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Eat This Not That: The Gracious Gourmet’s Ready To Use Jars of Love

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Every now and then, something so magically delicious (no, not Lucky Charms) comes along that makes our toes curl, and we sing to the heavens, “thank you foodie gods” for making people so darn clever that they gave it the good old college try and succeeded in making a totally fantastic and quite useful entry […]

Brooklyn Brewery Mash Storms London

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The second annual Brooklyn Brewery Mash tour hits London, July 26 – Aug 3 tocelebrate what’s next in food, film, comedy, music, books and beer. The Mash tour is the largest traveling food, beer and arts festival, stopping in ten US cities as well as Stockholm in 2014. Brooklyn Brewery has collaborated with local London chefs, artists and […]

National Tequila Day Is July 24: Seize The Day With Avión, Recipes

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Tequila Avión Silver stands out for National Tequila Day, this July 24th!National Tequila Day is Thursday, July 24 and it is NOT to be confused with National Margarita Day which falls on dreary cold February 22.An exceptional pour, this tequila hails from Jalisco, Mexico, and is an affordable gift for any party host or tequila […]

Rochelle Humes Launches Her Fashion Collection Pictures

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We have added a set pictures from the event Rochelle Humes Launches Her Fashion Collection for Very.co.uk. Photos are copyright by Landmark / PR Photos. Rochelle Humes Launches Her Fashion Collection for Very.co.uk at Claridge’s Hotel in London, UK. Photo copyright by Landmark / PR Photos. Rochelle Humes – Rochelle Humes Launches Her Fashion Collection […]

How To Take Ten Years Off Your Face At The Dentist’s Office

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People see more than just a face age. Your earlobes, your hands, voice, neck and even your smile all show tell-tale signs of aging.When it comes to cosmetic anti-aging strategies, we tend to obsess about our facial skin and forget that other gauge of age — our smile. Happily, tooth youth-robbers like discoloration, chips, wear, […]

Booty Pioneer Paves Way For Social Media Belfie Queen

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The hottest new trend in pop culture is the “Belfie,” also known as the butt-selfie.According to AOL.com, “Plenty of celebs have jumped on the belfie train- obviously Kim Kardashian, Rihanna- with her more subtle belfies…And Heidi Klum, just to name a few. And we’d be crazy not to reference the glutes queen, Jen Selter! She […]

Three New Mom Must-Haves

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I have a friend who is just about to pop out a tiny little person any day now, so this is for her and all the other lovely ladies who have experienced 9 months of joy and pain only to have another 18 years of joy and pain….Cool things just for new moms… and dads!For […]

Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Open For Business!

Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley today, July 8, at Universal Studios Florida.

Travel destination Orlando! July 8th officially opens The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley to the public!Harry Potter is a stone cold hit in a hot state! Each of the seven books by author J.K. Rowling has broken sales records, with the series to date having sold over 450 million copies worldwide and […]

Wine of the Month: Franciacorta ’61 Brut, ’61 Rosé Plus Recipe

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July 2014: This month’s wine pick is Franciacorta ’61 Brut and Franciacorta ’61 Rosé, both an under $30 bottle of sparkling wine and a stellar deal.We are heading to Italy this month for a well-priced fantastic alternative to champagne and pedestrian Prosecco. First, understand the differences between the two.Champagne and Prosecco are sparkling wines that […]

How To Keep Your Kid’s Smile Healthy, Set Good Habits For A Lifetime

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Good habits begin early, before children even realize what you are saying and doing is good for them. They learn by example and by reading the adults around them. Good oral habits start with you, the parents. As soon as your baby is born, you must start caring for your child’s gums and emerging teeth.It […]

EAT! “MasterChef” Fourth of July Recipes With Photos

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It’s here: July 4th! Time to market and prepare the spread for the family.“MasterChef” Fourth of July Recipes below feature great, healthy ideas and combinations from their celebrity chefs. As summer is now upon us, it’s time to elevate the grillin’ routine to new levels. Don’t roll me no Hot Dog!  Grilling a few, well […]

July 4th Cocktails and Dessert Drink Recipes That Set Off Fireworks

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July 4th is in two days, and along with the veggie, appetizers, seafood trays, cheese spreads and barbecue plans, make sure you have the perfect drinks to serve that can combine dessert and after-dinner drinks so people don’t feel like they overdid it.The weather demands a lighter and more festive cocktail, and Tequila is perfect […]

Robert Downey Jr’s Son’s Arrest Underscores The Genetics Of Addiction VIDEO

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Actor Robert Downey Jr. has enjoyed a four-decades-plus career with two Academy Award nominations, three Golden Globe wins, numerous other award nominations and wins, notably starring as Tony Stark in Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes, and he is currently married to Susan Downey and has two sons (one from a previous marriage).Downey Jr. […]

Destination Arizona 2014: Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, Details

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Destination: ArizonaEvent: Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare: Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has announced additional onsite experiences for the ultimate Halloween horror event, this year held at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona for select nights from September 19-November 1, 2014.Of late, Rob Zombie has become an impressive impresario in the haunted Halloween experience. He […]

Wine of the Month: Skinnygirl 2012 Chardonnay Plus Recipe

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June 2014: This month’s wine pick is a California white, Skinnygirl 2012 Chardonnay, an under $12 bottle of white (you can find this on sale at Total Wine and BevMo often times for less than $10) that is layered with notes of citrus fruit, vanilla and toasty oak making it refreshing, light and perfect wine […]

Drink This Not That: July 4th Deserves The Piper-Heidsieck Lightbox Treatment

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Did you know New York City has the biggest fireworks display in the United States and that three U.S. presidents died on July 4? John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4th.Our wonderful summer federal holiday has a storied past and is a fantastic time to celebrate with family and friends.Independence […]