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Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014
  • Showbiz Analysis with Magnolia Memoir's Mela Lee
    The cinematic alt-rock group Magnolia Memoir has been garnering plenty of praise for their bold artistry and unique compositions and a sound that has been compared to The Black Keys and Florence and The Machine. With a new music video (“Odds and Ends“) featuring the band and guest appearances from some comedy favorites, and the […]
  • Simon Pegg Took Over Our Twitter--and His Tweets were Hilarious!
    Simon Pegg took over our @ParadeMagazine Twitter account today and answered a whirlwind of reader questions (there were over one hundred!). He told us which Cornetto Trilogy film was the most difficult to write, what it was like reuniting with co-star Rosamund Pike in his newest movie Hector and the Search for Happiness and joked about the craziest […]
  • Joe Bastianich on the MasterChef Finale!
    Last night's finale marked the culmination of three months of sacrifice, determination, and exceptionally hard work from by the far the most talented crop of home cooks we've had the pleasure of mentoring in the MasterChef Kitchen. But it should be no shock that in the end, it was the unfailingly strong Courtney Lapresi from […]
  • Hannibal, The Fault in Our Stars, Godzilla & This Week's Best New Blu-ray, DVD & Video Game Releases
    We already told you about one of this week’s very best releases, The Fault in Our Stars, when we premiered an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray last week. Lest you think that’s the only worthwhile release on shelves this week, we’re here to let you know that it’s actually only the tip of the iceberg! Not only […]
  • Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Welcome Baby Girl
    Baby makes three for Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling! The quiet Hollywood couple welcomed their first child -- a baby girl -- on Friday, Sept. 12. Mendes, 40, and Gosling, 33, started dating in 2011, starring together in the 2012 drama The Place Beyond the Pines. The duo played parents in the crime drama. The couple’s romance has flown under the radar since then. […]
  • Exclusive Cover Reveal! Lane Smith’s Debut Novel Return to Augie Hobble
    He’s the author and illustrator of critically-lauded--and kid-loved--picture books like Abe Lincoln‘s Dream, Grandpa Green, and the New York Times bestseller It’s A Book, available now in 20 languages and counting. Now the iconic artist Lane Smith, a two time Caldecott honoree, is taking on a new challenge with his debut middle grade novel, Return […]
  • Happy Birthday, Amy Poehler! Her 20 Funniest--and Wisest--Quotes
    Amy Poehler--beloved comedian, Saturday Night Live alum, award show host, and Parks and Recreation star--turns 43 today! In honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up her best quips, one-liners, and quotes, from the hilarious to the surprisingly poignant--gathered from interviews she’s given over the years, her 2011 Harvard graduation speech, and from her “Ask Amy” […]
  • 10 Make Ahead Soups That Freeze Well
    I am a soup lover during the cooler months and honestly there is no way I am cooking every day, so I love things I can make ahead, freeze and reheat. There are a few rules when freezing soups. 1) Skip the pasta. If adding in pasta, leave it out until you serve it. Pasta […]
  • Saying Goodbye to Summer with 3 Ideas for Corn
    Next week is the official end of summer as we head into the fall season. There’s still time to prepare some summer specialties with fresh corn from the farmers’ market. Sweet corn can star in a salad, a soup, or a salsa for grilled meats or fish. Enjoy what’s left of the summer produce in your […]
  • School-Night Dinners Made Easy
    Now that school is in full swing, the reality is finally setting in: those lazy days of summer are over and schedules are getting crazy! I have four sons at home, and between school work, various sports practices, games and everything else, getting dinner on the table (and everyone around the table) can seem impossible. […]
  • Surprise Your Guests With This Candy-Filled Piñata Cake
    You can fill the center of this cake with pretty much any small candy or sprinkles. It is so simple to make, yet is a delight to cut open, creating a spectacular reveal and inspiring a chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs!” View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
  • Love Burgers? Love Cake? Why Not Combine the Two?
    Love hamburgers? Love cake? Then how about a hamburger cake! This project is super fun and so easy to put together. It is guaranteed to bring smiles to everyone's faces. If this recipe is missing your favorite burger filling, get creative with fondant and food colors to create cheese slices, bacon, or pickle. View the […]
  • Our 10 Favorite Rosé Wines From Around the World
      Many consider rosé the official wine of the summer, and while we completely agree, our enjoyment of it actually doesn't stop there. In our opinion, rosé is a whole lot more than just a wine for warm weather months. Its diversity and its versatility with food make it an easy go-to no matter what […]
  • The Golden Age of Whiskey Books
    Whether you're a long-time whiskey lover or novice about the better spirits in life, you're living in the beginning of the Golden Age of Whiskey Books. When my literary agent and I were pitching Whiskey Women to publishers, we were inundated with rejections that all said the “market was too niche.” Well, Mr. and Mrs. […]
  • Snakepit/Jadium – September 17
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  • Fuel-Efficient Trains versus Fuel-Wasting Cars
    Scott Bergquist in Albany, Calif., writes: I’m writing to mention a couple of important factors comparing cars and trains. [August 10, 2014] First, aerodynamics: The frontal area of a vehicle determines the drag friction that the vehicle must work against. Trains have a huge advantage because they have a very long ratio of length to […]
  • Numbrix 9 – September 17
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  • You May Not Really Need Your Blood Pressure Medication
    According to some physicians, some people with mild hypertension may not benefit from drugs that lower blood pressure. In a new study, Stephen Martin, an assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School, said that prescribing medications to some patients at a low risk for hypertension is failing them--and wasting healthcare resources. Martin and his […]
  • Sun-Kissed Island Bliss--Savor a Sparkling Caribbean Cruise
    Dreaming of an island getaway? One that’s warm, easy, relaxing, yet layered with oodles to do--wrapped into a remarkably good value for your dollar? Caribbean cruises are ever popular! And there are options aplenty (ports of call, ambience, amenities, and ship sizes--from grand to intimate). Selecting the vessel that best satisfies your tastes, interests, budget, and preferred vibe is essential. So dish with […]
  • The Daily Cute: Helping Themselves
    Sometimes, if you want something, you just need to go out and take it. Animals are a lot more inclined to do this than people most of the time, because of, uh, society, and all that. Launch the gallery to see some adorable animals helping themselves to what they want. Click here to see “12 […]
  • Dear Facebook: Stop Telling Me How to Raise My Kids
    As a work-from-home writer, I’ve used Facebook as a social lifeline--a virtual water cooler where I gossip with friends and find instant support for whatever parenting maelstrom is unfolding in my house. But, as Facebook evolves into a marketing outlet and social media barker, my feed is increasingly filled with fewer funny updates from friends […]
  • You May Not Really Need Your Blood Pressure Medication
    According to some physicians, some people with mild hypertension may not benefit from drugs that lower blood pressure. In a new study, Stephen Martin, an assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School, said that prescribing medications to some patients at a low risk for hypertension is failing them--and wasting healthcare resources. Martin and his […]
  • Beauty With Purpose: Building Team Spirit with `Pride & Glory'
    There is nothing I love more than spreading the word about beauty with purpose. I am proud to help introduce Pride & Glory, the first-ever collegiate beauty brand created for the sole purpose of giving back to college towns. Beauty pioneer Jennifer Walsh has launched an amazing line of college-themed body washes, soaps, and lotions […]
  • Your Secret Allergy Triggers--Revealed!
    Still sniffling and sneezing even though you're cooped up indoors? There may be allergens hidden in your home. Your pet: Even if you're not allergic to Fido, dogs--and cats if they roam outside--collect pollen and mold spores on their fur and then track them into your house, says Michael Foggs, M.D., president of the American […]
  • Why Did Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison Wear Her Insulin Pump During Competition?
    This past July, right before she was about to go onstage at the Miss Idaho competition, a contestant named Sierra Sandison, who suffers from diabetes, was nervous and conflicted. She had decided to go on stage wearing her insulin pump. Her reason? A conversation with a little girl. Backstage at the competition, Miss Idaho’s Outstanding […]
  • Keep Away Bloat!
    Erin Oprea owns Oprea Personal Fitness, an in-home personal training business in the Nashville area. Her clients include Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Nettles. We have often talked about keeping sodium levels in your diet low to reduce bloating. But what if you have been working super hard to quit the processed foods and still feel […]
  • The Weight May Be Over: New Diet Drug Approved
    There's news on the diet pill landscape, with Contrave gaining approval this week to be sold here in the U.S. It's the third weight-loss medication on the market, joining Qsyamia and Belviq. Contrave is a combination of bupropion (brand name Wellbutrin), an antidepressant, and naltrexone, a medication used to fight addiction. The drug is approved […]
  • Host Cristina Ferrare On Creating Good Health and a Great Life
    Cristina Ferrare first modeled for the Ford Modeling Agency in New York at 16, and retained her supermodel status for 25 years. We've watched her become one of America's most popular TV hosts. At one time, she actually had three shows on the air at the same time: AM Los Angeles, The Home Show, and […]

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