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Make an Entrance • No time to deck the halls? A little nook by the front door will help bring instant cheer. Michelle Knox, founder of Ellery Designs, placed a shelving unit in her entryway, and she changes the decor in its cubbies to match the holiday or season. (Style it for birthdays and special events like graduation too!) “It’s the first thing guests see when they walk in and a great way to get everyone in the spirit!” says Knox.
Feel More Joy This Season • The secret is a technique psychologists call savoring, a way to fully absorb life’s special moments. Try it for yourself with these expert tricks:
Radicchio • Typically found in bagged salad mixes, this purple veggie is the star of many Italian dishes and has a bitter taste that mellows nicely with cooking
“I WAS AN EXTRA IN A Christmas Movie”
CHICAGO • Mary Krosnjar, founder of the style blog Sportsanista, takes us on a tour of her city’s must-try spots
Gifts That Keep On Giving
MORE IS MERRIER!
Join Our Kindness Revolution • …with this easy resolution to make someone’s day a little brighter — and the world a little better
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metallic makeup • WHAT’S NOW Like jewelry for your face, on-trend gold, rose gold, silver and platinum accents instantly add sophisticated glitz to any makeup look. HERE’S HOW Choose a single metallic shade and facial feature to spotlight (gold looks gorgeous on lips or lids; rose gold on cheeks, eyes or lips; and platinum on lids). Layer the color for a more intense glow.
something that glitters
COCKTAIL SCENTS • Perfumes infused with notes you’d find on a fancy bar menu are buzzing this winter, from rich rum and cognac to sweet liqueurs, adding complexity to traditional floral-, woods- and fruit-based fragrances.
THE “GENTLER” RETINOL
Do I really need to wash my face morning and night?
DERMAPLANING for SMOOTHER SKIN
NEW & HOT • The most-wanted beauty finds to cross our desks
Stay Warm in BRIGHT PUFFERS
ERASE REDNESS • Our science-backed secrets for calming flushing and inflammation, which can exacerbate skin aging
THE Magic OF Greenery • Pining for fresh holiday ideas? Try these tree-mendous tricks to decorate every room in your home
genius gifts FROM $3 • Cross off everyone on your list (most for under $30!) — and find some great inspo for treating yourself!
discover real stories + healthy living ideas • Our pages are alive with the words of Julie Andrews!
Julie Andrews • The icon opens up about her surprisingly complicated life
STRESS LESS + Maximize Your Energy for the Holidays • ’Tis the season…to have dozens of tasks to finish up before noon — the shopping, the decorating and (yikes!) the cookies for your kid’s class party. Feeling drained? Take these mini quizzes to pinpoint the surprising things stealing your zip, then try our expert tricks to recharge and light back up again.
Friend and Family Drama • We love them—truly, we do!—but some of our near and dear raise our tension levels and just plain take a lot out of us at this time of year, especially with multiple holiday events and that old feud a cousin just can’t let go of!
Not Enough Iron • Holiday angst may have an impact on your levels of this essential mineral, responsible for helping red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your so-busy body. Skimping on it can leave you feeling beaten down.
EATING ON THE FLY • This time of year is...