How to Look Stylish When You're Dressing a Baby Bump MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

Pregnancy dressing is tricky business. By month six, you're about twice your normal size -- and growing -- so you can pretty much forget about wearing anything you already own. But nobody wants to shell out a small fortune on a bunch of clothes you may never wear again. While I love inexpensive cotton basics, a lot of the cheapie maternity options are made of synthetic materials that feel kind of gnarly -- not what you want to wrap around your body when you're creating life.   read more

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September 18, 2014  |   9:09 AM  |  COMMENT
All Your Skin Scrubs Should Have This Ingredient MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

I love a good scrub for that crazy-soft squeaky-clean feeling. I love to make my own body scrub, but when it comes to my face, I rely on the store-bought stuff. I prefer naturally based, biodegradable scrubs that have a minimal impact on the environment.   read more

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September 16, 2014  |   9:09 AM  |  COMMENT
How to Pick a Dress That Will Make You Feel Like a Million Bucks MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

I consider myself fortunate to have a career that requires me to dress up. My style is generally laid-back, so sometimes I need a nudge to change out of my favorite jeans. This year, I attended my first Academy Awards ceremony, and the dress I wore to the Vanity Fair after-party -- a slinky red gown by Zuhair Murad -- was one of my all-time favorites. As soon as I put it on, it felt right -- it was love at first try.   read more

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September 11, 2014  |   9:09 AM  |  COMMENT
Toddlers: Human Garbage Disposals or Picky Eaters MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

It's great age and there's never a dull moment, but needless to say, one-year-olds have their quirks. Toddlers can be pretty picky eaters, but luckily mine seems to possess a very diverse palate -- or at the very least, a high tolerance for my cooking. She eats anything and everything. Garlic? Done. Olive tapenade? Sure. Put a plate in front of her, and she takes it down.   read more

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September 9, 2014  |  10:09 AM  |  COMMENT
6 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Conserve Water MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

You consume 32,911 glasses of water each day. Did your head just explode? I know, I know -- you can barely remember to drink eight a day. But 32,911 glasses is how much an average American uses on a daily basis eating, drinking, cooking, bathing and washing. Our society's collective water consumption has gotten so out of control that experts predict that two-thirds of the world will face water shortages by 2025.   read more

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September 4, 2014  |  10:09 AM  |  COMMENT
Cat-Eye Liner for Small Eyes MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

Ask me my favorite makeup look, and I'll ask you if lip balm counts as makeup. But that doesn't mean I'm a makeup hater. When I sang at the New York City Ballet Spring Gala in April (a total pinch-me moment), I wore a strong cat eye that I really loved.   read more

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September 3, 2014  |  10:09 AM  |  COMMENT
Greening the Nursery MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Greening the Nursery

Thanks to the magic that is the Internet, I learned a lot when I was pregnant the first time around. Google has an answer for every question, doesn't it? And one of my favorite topics to research was natural and sustainable baby products -- everything from cribs to stuffed animals. So if you want a nursery that's as natural as possible, start with these key elements:   read more

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September 2, 2014  |  10:09 AM  |  COMMENT
How Pilates Changed My Body MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

After having a baby, I wanted to get back in shape. (Shout-out to all the new moms out there -- I know it's not easy.) I decided to try Pilates because it's all about core strength, I can do it at home and it doesn't require much sweating. (Sweating means showering, which is not at the top of the New Mom Priority List.)   read more

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August 28, 2014  |  10:08 AM  |  COMMENT
14 Things That You Wouldn't Believe Are Compostable MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

Even for you earth-friendly folks, composting probably seems a little extreme. I get it: In addition to being a little too "Portlandia" for my taste, composting used to intimidate me. I had a hard time imagining how it would fit into my busy life.   read more

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August 26, 2014  |   9:08 AM  |  COMMENT
My Daily Chill Pill MIND.BODY.NATURAL BEAUTY.

HEALTH & BEAUTY

My Daily Chill Pill

Everyone's got her little tricks for mellowing out after a rough day, or just because. I go on evening strolls and enjoy the gorgeous L.A. weather. Or I linger in the kitchen making a big meal with ingredients from my garden.   read more

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August 21, 2014  |  10:08 AM  |  COMMENT
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