Think Before You Drink: The Emotions Tied To Alcohol

Bella Breakdown Maybe you want to prevent an emotion, or perhaps you’d like to induce a certain one. Either way, alcoholic beverages have a way of changing the game of our emotions. Researchers have linked certain drinks to certain moods and emotions, which could be pretty beneficial to know…especially if you’re trying to set the mood! 300,000 young drinkers were surveyed to find some concrete backing to statistics we all kind of already knew, at least those of us who have had a pop or two. For those of us who enjoy our evenings watching, “The Bachelor,” with a...

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Stasha Harris: Forewarning…These Aren’t Your Every Day Braids

The Perfect Braids To Complete Your Look It’s our favorite time of the year…holiday time! And with that being said, you probably will be gathering with friends for fun events or heading out for a night on the town with your girls! And there is nothing like the perfect hairstyle to complete your look! Don’t know how to create the perfect braid? Stasha Harris has you covered! These braids are fit for any occasion and there are many different kinds you can choose from. Forewarning…these aren’t your every day braids. Harris is a celebrity stylist, salon entrepreneur and educator...

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Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Perfect for Little Helping Hands

Bella Breakdown Thanksgiving is almost here! The weather is cooling down, the holiday commercials are on TV and the time for cooking delicious food has arrived. If you have children, this is an especially wonderful time to include them in the traditions of preparing fun holiday treats. While you would not want to chance your prize dessert or the main course of the turkey on having it repeatedly touched and licked by little fingers and tongues, there are some smaller, more kid-friendly ways to make use of those little helping hands. You and your kids will cherish these fun...

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How To Make Croutons With Your Leftover Bread

Bella Breakdown A good salad is all about achieving that perfect balance of flavors and textures, and nothing adds crunch quite like a crouton. You can purchase pre-made croutons pretty easily, but it you want a truly great cube of golden, crispy, just slightly chewy bread, you should make them yourself. They’re also dead easy to make. Once you’ve picked a shape and fashioned your bread into bits, toss them in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Then season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and whatever else suits your fancy. Spread them on a...

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Epi Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Tasty Snickerdoodle Recipe Epicurious brings us this classic recipe for a classic cookie. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar, divided 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS Whisk flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter in a large bowl until pale yellow, 2–3 minutes. Scrape down sides, add salt and 3/4 cup sugar, and continue to...

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How To Set A More Stylish Table

How You Set Your Table Says A Lot About You Alex Grossman, creative director at Bon Appétit is back again to show us how to be a little more stylish in how we set our table. Here are a few tips on how to simply and cost efficiently, set your dinner table with a little more pizzaz. – Find a vintage table cloth: You can find plenty of inexpensive, vintage table cloths online. You table cloth is like the catalyst towards a stellar table setting. You don’t need to iron it, the used look is what gives it life....

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