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7 Jun

Make These Healthy Vanilla-Chocolate Raw Energy Bars to Fuel Your Week Ahead

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So, guys, as you all know, life’s better with food, so much better. Uni’s better with food—with food that gives you energy, cause all the listening can be somewhat exhausting. Can’t it? So what else could one ask for than chocolate-vanilla energy bars?

Vanilla-Chocolate Raw Vegan Energy Bars
Ingredients
½ vanilla bean
8 fresh dried dates, pitted
3 tbsp cashew butter
1 tbsp water (optional, my cashew butter was very dry, if yours is super liquidy you might want to omit the water)
½ cup oats
½ cup shredded coconut
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cacao powder
10 pecans, chopped

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Instructions Scrape out the seeds of the vanilla bean, add the vanilla bean seeds, dates, cashew butter, water, oats, coconut, and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse until...
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6 Jun

How to Look Great at Work, According to 3 Women with Fashion Dream Jobs

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The first things Seattle brings to mind for you are overcast weather, coffee, and the birthplace of grunge. But the city's fashion scene isn't all flannels and band tees. Meet three of the stylish staffers working itat Nordstrom's main corporate office in the center of downtown Seattle. They talked to us about their careers and their unique approaches to dressing for the job. Clearly, they're putting that employee discount to good use! 😉

Yamada hits the streets in downtown Seattle.

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KRISTIN YAMADA, Global Street Reporter HER JOB: "I trek across the globe tracking street style. From fashion weeks to festivals, I photograph style stars and cool local girls alike—so if you see me, say hi! Then I turn all this information into detailed trend reports, and help with broader forecasting projects." HER STYLE: "When I give a...
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6 Jun

How to Turn Your Brilliant Idea Into an App

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Odds are, you’ve had an idea for app at some point or another. Nay, a brilliant idea that you know for a fact nobody else has thought of yet. Good for you! It’s also probably true you’ve shelved this idea because, well, making an app isn’t easy unless your a Mark Zuckerberg type who can write code in your sleep. Think about this, though: There are currently more than 1.5 million applications available to download right now, which means people must be doing something right, even if “Silicon Valley genius” isn’t on their resume. The real trick is learning how to get from point A—your idea—to point B, a functioning app that everyone wants to use. To help you, we talked to real app founders who know exactly how...
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6 Jun

Hip Hotels With Artist-in-Resdence Programs

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I'm making a dash for the pool when I see Allen Stone, the soul and R&B musician who's often compared to Stevie Wonder, standing by the front desk. I'm at Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos, Mexico to see Stone perform at the property's intimate rooftop venue; however, the show isn't till the following night, so seeing him now is a bit like seeing the bride before the ceremony. Stone, who's originally from Chewelah, Washington, has been invited to sunny Baja California Sur to take part in the hotel's distinctive music program. El Ganzo will host Stone and give him full access to their in-house recording studio (accessed by a trap door in the lobby's floor). In exchange, the singer-songwriter will...
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6 Jun

18 Inspiring Summer Looks From The Veuve Polo Classic

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Is there a better way to spend the day than sitting pretty and enjoying endless glasses of champagne? ​Over the weekend Veuve Clicquot held their annual Polo Classic where the style set including Olivia Palermo, Jasmine Tookes, Bijou Phillips and Elizabeth Olsen flocked to Governor's Island in their Saturday best—which meant lots of white. See our roundup of the best looks to inspire your summer style.

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DANNY MASTERSON AND BIJOU PHILLIPS

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DELFINA BLAQUIER AND NACHO FIGUERAS

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ELIZABETH OLSEN

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GRACE BOL

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HANNAH BRONFMAN AND BRENDAN FALLIS

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JACQUELYN JABLONSKI

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JAIMIE ALEXANDER

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6 Jun

Are Your Knees Making You Look Older?

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Question: I'm a fit woman in my mid-30s, but lately, I've noticed sagging skin around my kneecaps. It wasn't there a couple of years ago, and it's making my legs look older than they really are. What non-invasive treatment options do I have? Answer: Knee wrinkles might seem like a silly concern—we can almost picture the SNL skit advertising the magic product to fix them—but according to Dr. Aaron Rollins, who specializes in laser and liposuction at Elite Body Sculpture in NYC, "they're actually a common complaint, even among patients in their late 20s to early 30s. Most often, the sagging skin in that area is due to weight loss, but natural loss of elasticity and sun damage also play a role as you age." But it's important to note, says Rollins, that...
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3 Jun

If You Want to Be a Model, Watch Your DMs Carefully

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When New York City–based actress Coco Baudelle sat down for lunch at the Lower East Side hipster eatery Dimes precisely 83 weeks ago, she didn't think much of the post-meal Instagram the restaurant later posted. She certainly didn't expect that photo to lead to a modeling career.

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"I thought I was the opposite of what the modeling world is looking for," she says. "I'm short, petite in every way, I have a weird tooth." But it was that photo that caught the attention ofGlossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss, who subsequently slid into her DMs. "I thought it was a prank because I was a pretty big fan of Into the...
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3 Jun

Aurora James Has Feminine Summer Style Down

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Aurora James puts as much emphasis on creating beautiful pieces for her brandBrother Vellies as she does creating those pieces with integrity. "I think these days if you're not socially conscious you're a big part of the problem. The world is such a beautiful, magical place and as people we have the power to create and cause so much good. Why not harness each of our ideas and potential into something positive?," the designer asks. "I'm not asking every single person to drop their jobs and volunteer in Haiti. I just think as entrepreneurs we must motivate ourselves and challenge each other in a way that benefits the greater good and not just the bottom line." Each Brother Vellies piece...
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2 Jun

Gucci Resort 2017 Arrivals

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Fashion's A-list gathered at Westminster Abbey to ring in Gucci's 2017 resort collection. Carine Roitfeld, Salma Hayek, Alexa Chung and more were among the style set viewing the latest from Alessandro Michele. ​

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Charlotte Casiraghi and Tatiana Casiraghi

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Elle Fanning

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Georgia May Jagger and A$AP Rocky

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Veronika Heilbrunner and Justin O'Shea

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From Harper's BAZAAR

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2 Jun

Rainbow Popsicles

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We have a double whammy! Last week we shared our recipe for rainbow smoothies and today we’re sharing a recipe for rainbow popsicles! One fun recipe – 2 great ideas!

I like to think of it like muffins and bread. You can make banana bread muffins or banana bread out of the same batter. Same thing here – rainbow smoothie or rainbow popsicles but the base recipe is the same!

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In the rainbow smoothie recipe I talk a lot about how to make the smoothies, what kind of ingredients you’ll need, and how to layer the smoothie. Today I’m going to talk about taking this recipe from a smoothie and making it into a popsicle! In order to make...
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