15 Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses You Won’t Be Mad About Buying

The cost of being a bridesmaid—both emotional and financial—can be a burden. Lighten the load with an affordable bridesmaid dress that won’t gouge your wedding budget. If anything, a cheaper dress gives everyone an incentive to splurge on the destination bachelorette party. We can’t promise you they’ll be re-worn, but at under $300, they are…

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It’s No Secret: Their First Date Lasted 18 Days

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned along the way, revealing their secret to making it work. Who Jennifer Miller, 50 and Bailey Pryor, 51. Occupation Ms. Miller is a…

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The Sweet Success of the Spiral-Cut Ham

In the 1930s, Harry J. Hoenselaar was just another ham salesman in Detroit trying to find an edge. He spent his days handing out samples of honey-glazed ham and teaching drugstore clerks how to slice it for sandwiches. Although he was a master at knifing ham from the bone, he knew there had to be…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘He Left Me on April Fools’ Day’

No More We. Just I. He asked me to marry him on our first date. Over the next 25 years: We (mostly I) raised four daughters while moving between two continents, three countries and seven states. We (mostly he) gained career success, rising through the corporate ranks. We (mostly I) mourned then transitioned to life…

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Medical News Today: What to eat on a high-protein diet

People looking to lose weight often decide to adopt a high-protein diet. Eating protein helps a person feel full, which can lead to them eating fewer calories overall. High-protein diets typically include large quantities of protein and only a small amount of carbohydrate. Most people can follow a high-protein diet by eating meat, fish, dairy…

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Rosie Assoulin’s New Brand Is Basic (But in a Good Way)

When it comes to Rosie Assoulin designs, you rarely take a glance and keep it pushing. No, you stop and marvel at the intricate detailing—voluminous sleeves, tiered ruffles, whimsical patterns—that has become the cornerstone of her quirky collections. You wear a Rosie Assoulin look because you want to be noticed, plus it’ll prompt compliments from…

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Can the Birkin Bag Survive the Resale Market?

Image A bonanza of Birkins, along with other Hermès bags, on the handbag wall at the RealReal store in New York. Once upon a time, the Hermès Birkin could arguably have been called the rarest handbag in the world. Urban myths abounded about how to buy and who was allowed to buy; rumors of wait…

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Nonfiction: Ruth Reichl Dishes on the Last Days of Gourmet Magazine

SAVE ME THE PLUMSMy Gourmet MemoirBy Ruth Reichl Spoiled for choice, Ruth Reichl frets over a major career choice. Should she accept her dream job as editor in chief of a magazine she has loved since childhood and risk becoming a corporate creature? Or stay put in her imperial post as restaurant critic for The…

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Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?

For reasons that scientists do not fully understand, women are three times more likely to experience migraine headaches than men. Now, new research into the activity of a protein could start to explain why. Women tend to develop migraine more often than men, and new research may explain why. Research going back more than 30…

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Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes Have American Fans Waiting in Line

The Japanese soufflé pancake seems to defy pastry physics: An airy vanilla batter is cooked in a pan, which leaves it lightly toasted on each side and cloudlike in the center. As wobbly as fresh silken tofu and served in tall stacks, each cake manages to maintain its structure, even after it’s dressed with toppings…

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