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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good pizza? Wherever you go in the world, you won’t need to travel far to find a cheesy slice. Whether you like a thin crust, stuffed crust, an Italian-style pizza, a calzone or Chicago-style Pizza, New York has some of the best pizza joints around. But with so many to choose from, choosing which one to try out is a bit of a mammoth task. So here’s a lowdown of the 5 best pizza places in New York.

Roberta’s – 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn

If you’re feeling adventurous, then Roberta’s has the pizza – but be warned, there are often hour-long waits (especially if Bill Clinton decides to go there again, as he’s done many times before!). Although this pizza place does serve your average Margherita or pepperoni slice, they pride themselves on their creative toppings. They import authentic spices, vegetables, and cheeses from all across the globe to make all of their pizzas different, and they’re not scared to try anything new. Past pizzas have even had the likes of kale, caciocavallo cheese, and honey on them.

Motorino – 139 Broadway, Brooklyn

Some people just loved the charred crust of a wood-fired pizza (we definitely do), and Motorino chars their crusts to perfection – and use it as a developed flavor that compliments their pizza toppings. Expect the likes of Brussels sprouts, spicy sausage or stracciatella to balance out the bitterness of the crust, and you’ll honestly think you’d gone to pizza heaven. But if you want to keep it clean and simple, there’s nothing better than their traditional Margherita, complete with basil leaves.

Paulie Gee’s – 60 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn

If you’re looking for a good sit-down menu, Paulie Gee’s is the one for you. Their menu is full of cheesy puns (get it?) with references to a whole load of American pastimes and popular culture. One of their most celebrated pizzas is the Brunch Pizza – complete with melted gouda, Canadian bacon, and maple syrup. Here at Paulie Gee’s, they’re all about the taste, so don’t expect an Instagram-worthy beauty shot here.

Prince Street Pizza – 27 Prince Street Avenue, New York

If you’re fed up with the traditional triangle pizza slices, then Prince Street Pizza offer you some of the best square slices in the business. The owners take their inspiration from Sicilian and family recipes, with a twist. You can either go for their world-famous Spicy Spring Pie complete with Fra Diavolo sauce, fresh mozzarella, and pepperoni or try one of their wacky boozy pizzas. Who doesn’t want to try a vodka pizza sauce?

Lucali – 575 Henry Street, Brooklyn

Lucali has gained worldwide recognition for its incredible pizza slices – and Jay-Z and Beyonce even skipped the Grammy Awards once to eat here! Lucali only has two options on the menu: a calzone or a pizza. But to be honest, you don’t need any more option than that. With their thin and charred crust, special sauce, mozzarella and the toppings of your choice, you and Lucali can join forces to create the perfect pizza.

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Age ain’t nothing but a number and that includes those who are trying to get in shape. Fitness trainer to the Obamas, Cornell McClellan says you can start from where you are and go from there. If you’ve seen the viral video of a morbidly obese man working out at high intensity or the video of a woman working out from a chair, you can do it, too. Here’s what you need to know to take that first step.

 IF YOU’VE BEEN OUT OF SHAPE FOR A WHILE OR HAVE FALLEN OFF THE WAGON, WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO START?

Get a physical first to make sure that it is safe to get back into a fitness routine. Walking and even some strength training is a great start, but always start slow. Give your body a chance to acclimate; don’t just jump into boot camp.

 IS IT EVER TOO LATE FOR A WOMAN TO GET MICHELLE OBAMA ARMS? WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DO IT?

It is never too late. Be prepared to make life changes; in terms of both activity and eating. This is about lifestyle changes not quick fixes.

WHEN IT COMES TO CHANGING YOUR BODY, IS DIET OR EXERCISE MORE IMPORTANT?

Diet and exercise are like air and water; they are equally important.

 WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOUR KNEES OR BACK HURT WHEN YOU WORK OUT?

If you have been examined by a physician and know what your dos and don’ts are; stay away from those particular movements that give you pain.  You do not want to work through pain.  There are modifications that you can do that can keep you from pain.

 WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON A PLANT-BASED, MEATLESS DIET?

I have been on a plant-based meatless diet for over 25 years. I think it is great and how we were created to eat.

HOW CAN YOU  CURB CRAVINGS FOR UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Eat on schedule; every 2.5 to 3 hours. Plan balanced meals and snacks and eat only what you planned.  Always have a water bottle with you so that you stay hydrated.

 IF YOU HAVE LIMITED TIME IN YOUR SCHEDULE, DO YOU SUGGEST WEIGHT TRAINING OR CARDIO EXERCISE?

Weight training but add in calisthenics so you get some cardio.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PEOPLE WHO TRY THE LATEST DIET TREND AND LOSE WEIGHT TOO FAST? ISN’T THAT HARMFUL TO YOUR BODY?

I believe in a lifestyle change not quick fixes.

 FOR THOSE WHO MAY WORK LONG OR UNUSUAL HOURS, WHAT ARE SOME AT-HOME EXERCISES TO ACHIEVE RESULTS?

There is a long list including jumping jacks, pushups, burpees, wall sits… but it is not just the exercise. The repetition, combination of exercises and the form are all important too. Join us for The Immortal Body Workout.  This online class is easily accessible anytime and anywhere.  You will learn a variety of exercise and combinations of exercises to achieve results.

 WHAT VITAMINS SHOULD WE TAKE DAILY AS WE GET OLDER?

What is recommended by your physician.

 WHAT SHOULD WE EAT BEFORE AND AFTER A WORK OUT?

Depends on what time of day and what you are doing.  For example, if it is the first thing in the morning and you are only doing cardio, you can not eat and just drink fluid.  If it is the first thing in the morning and you are strength training, you should have carbs and protein.

Certified fitness consultant and personal trainer Cornell McClellan has been a personal trainer to the Obama family for more than two decades. He’s credited as the creator of Michelle Obama’s toned, muscular arms. Mcclellan is the owner of Naturally Fit, a training and wellness company with a mission is to show how fitness can be achieved through a holistic approach that enhances the mind, strengthens the body and nurtures the spirit.

 

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I apply the cream once a day in warm weather and twice daily in colder months when my skin is prone to dryness. It’s odourless, which is a plus for most, although I’d personally have preferred a scent. After applying the cream in Summer, I pop on a pair of footies allowing the cream to soak into warm skin. In the colder months, I pop on a pair of socks after application. It’s that easy.

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Here Are the 10 Best Cities to Find Good Jobs in the Craft Beer Industry


If you love beer, working in the brewing industry isn’t just a delicious career decision, it’s a smart financial one.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people employed by U.S. breweries has more than doubled in the past decade, with a whopping 69,359 people making their living in beer-industry jobs in 2017. Similarly, the number of breweries in the U.S. has exploded over the past seven years and shows no signs of slowing. According to a report released by the Brewers Association, in 2017 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. reached 6,372, a 16% increase from the prior year.

Ready to hop into the thriving beer industry? Several unexpected places are emerging as brewing hot spots, offering jobs in production, sales and marketing, hospitality or operations. Perhaps most importantly, these 10 cities aren’t just great places to work in brewing, they’re great places to live.

Well drink to that. By the way, this list is not ranked.

1. Bend, Oregon

This scenic, beer-centric town boasts the highest number of microbreweries per capita in the nation. From skiing at Mt. Bachelor to rock climbing at Smith Rock to whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River, if you love the idea of spending your downtime in the great outdoors before heading to work at one of 26 local breweries, Bend might be the perfect place for you.

In 1988, Deschutes Brewery opened up as Bend’s first brewery. Bend Brewing Company, Cascade Lakes Brewery and Silver Moon Brewing would later follow, along with many others. With an economy primarily dependent on tourism and a wide array of breweries, a quick look at local employment sites reveals a multitude of job openings in Bend’s local beer industry.

2. Asheville, North Carolina

Located in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for its colorful music and arts scene and high concentration of niche brewers. It’s no surprise that Asheville is one of the 10 most popular cities for beer travelers, according to a 2017 report released by Foursquare. With a tourism-based economy, the city holds numerous events to celebrate its beloved beverage. Visitors enjoy the Brewgrass Festival, Beer City Festival, and Asheville Beer Week, to name a few.

The stunning juxtaposition of the vibrant urban setting and lush surrounding wilderness make Asheville perfect for the outdoor lover looking to brew. Leisure and hospitality make up 43.8% of the city’s total employment, and approximately 2,500 jobs are part of the brewing sector. With 35 breweries, jobs in the industry are plentiful and range from marketing to brewing to bartending.

3. Grand Rapids, Michigan

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With a population of approximately 196,000, this riverfront city located on the Grand River east of Lake Michigan was once known as the Furniture City. In more recent years, it has made a name for itself as a beer destination. Declared one of the Best Beer Cities by Livability.com, Declared one of the Best Beer Cities by Livability.com, the city features the Grand Rapids Beer City Trail, which boasts more than 80 brewers.

Combining beer with the local music and art scene, Grand Rapids offers the friendly, creative culture most beer aficionados dream of. If working as a brew tour guide, event coordinator, beverage steward or lead brewer sounds like a dream come true, head to Grand Rapids for a promising start.

4. Baltimore, Maryland

Packed with historic neighborhoods, museums and award-winning restaurants, Baltimore is an evolving harbor city. Despite its share of struggles, the city’s beer industry is rapidly growing. In just 10 years, it went from having under a dozen breweries to over 70.

Named one of the top five fastest growing markets in the country for craft beer sales in 2016, Baltimore is home to favorites like Flying Dog Brewery and DuClaw Brewing Co. During the same year, the Maryland craft beer industry created 6,441 jobs, making the area worth a close look for those looking to break into brewing.

5. Fort Collins, Colorado

Home to Colorado State University, half of Fort Collins’ population is under the age of 24, and they value their suds. Located in northern Colorado, this youthful town pulls its weight in the state’s beer industry. With over 20 breweries, it produces 70% of the state’s craft beer.

Even with its 300 days of sunshine and easy access to the beautiful Colorado wilderness, Fort Collins’ robust brewery scene stands out as one of the top reasons to move there. The city produces award-winning brews, like Funkwerks’ Oud Bruin, which was awarded a gold medal at the World Beer Cup — a biennial competition where 2,515 breweries from 66 countries compete.

6. Birmingham, Alabama

Once an industrial town, Birmingham now leads the nation in craft beer market share growth, making this Alabama city a perfect place for those looking to work in the beer industry while enjoying a laid-back Southern lifestyle.

Downtown Birmingham is experiencing a renaissance centered around the food and beverage industry. Breweries like Avondale Brewing have played a big role in the city’s revitalization and success. Alabama has gone from having two breweries just eight years ago to approximately 30 today — several of which are located in or near Birmingham. This location is perfect for the eager entrepreneur or the novice brewer who wants to play a part in the city’s rebirth as a national beer hub.

7. Anchorage, Alaska

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If you are looking for a state that makes big business out of craft beer, Alaska is your ideal home. It ranks No. 3 among states for gallons consumed per capita and seventh in breweries per capita. The beer industry contributed almost $ 36 million in wages and over 1,250 jobs to the Alaska economy in 2017 — and many of the most popular breweries are located in Anchorage.

This gateway city offers visitors and residents access to the state’s stunning wilderness areas. In addition to its vibrant food scene, Anchorage is home to seven of the state’s 35 breweries, including Anchorage Brewing Company and King Street Brewing.

8. Missoula, Montana

If spending your days in Big Sky Country and making craft beer away from the hustle and bustle of the big city sounds like an idyllic lifestyle, head to Missoula. With a population of 72,072, the city has seven independent breweries pouring carefully crafted potions .

Montana has 68 breweries that contribute $ 60 million a year to the economy, and Missoula’s three biggest breweries provide the greatest portion of that economic impact. Tourism is the cornerstone of this small town’s economy, and while outdoor adventure draws thousands of visitors to the area, Missoula’s craft beer scene is quickly becoming a main attraction.

9. Burlington, Vermont

Vermont has more breweries per capita than any other state. With a solid reputation in the industry, Burlington is a good bet for those feeling extra cautious about switching or starting a new career. This town may only be home to 39,000 residents, but it’s been producing local beer  since Vermont Pub & Brewery opened in 1988. With Burlington’s 40-plus breweries, pubs, and drinking establishments, finding a job in the beer industry here should not be a difficult task.

A college town full of young students eager to drink, Burlington is also home to one of the nation’s largest brewers, Magic Hat. If starting your career in an area with a history of success in the industry and access to stunning lakes and breathtaking mountains sounds ideal, this location is perfect.

10. Vista, California

Located in northwestern San Diego County, Vista’s 101,659 residents are served by a whopping 15 breweries. Just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, its Mediterranean climate and year-round outdoor activities call to those who’ve been dreaming of some California sun without all of the stress that comes with life in LA or San Francisco.  

While visitors from all over the nation visit San Diego to enjoy its abundant sun and surfing, Vista draws beer lovers with its breweries and holds its own in craft-beer tourism. Move to this small city and you can ride the waves while making brews year-round.

Annette Benedetti is a writer, editor and photographer from Portland, OR. Her work appears in a variety of publications including Bust, Red Tricycle, Motherly and Domino. When she’s away from her desk she can be found teaching women yoga at wilderness retreats, exploring new cities across the states and hiking the trails at Mt. Rainier — one of her favorite places on earth.

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When and Where to Find this Fall's Big Awards Contenders

The first wave of big movies premiering at the Toronto and Venice film festivals have been announced. Soon, we'll also hear about the full slates debuting at Telluride and the New York Film Festival and the rest of the major fall cinematic showcases. Most of next year's Oscar and Golden Globe nominees are sure to be among these titles. 

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When you go on a summer vacation, you want the weather to be on your side. Depending on where you live, things can be a bit hit and miss with the temperature, and that’s the last thing you want at this time of year. Summer was made for warm days spent lounging in the sun, and that’s exactly what these destinations have on offer. If you need somewhere beautiful to escape to for your vacation this year, give these places a try.

Spain

We could rave about Spain all day. With perpetually hot weather that regularly hits highs of 95-100 degrees Fahrenheit, this exotic European destination has plenty of gorgeous beaches for you to spend your vacation on. Costa Brava, Gran Canaria and Majorca are all fantastic to visit in the summer months if you’re looking for a coastal break, though everywhere in the country has its perks. Plus, the Spanish people, in general, are all incredibly relaxed, so you’ll always have the perfect atmosphere for a vacation in the sun.

Australia

Although summer for us is winter in Australia, that doesn’t mean the island isn’t worth a visit at this time of year. The gold coast actually has some of the best weather around in July and August. The temperatures average 60 degrees Fahrenheit which will keep you warm without giving you heat exhaustion. Even though its winter there, the sun never really leaves Australia, so you don’t have to worry too much about being caught in the rain. What’s more, the country’s busy season isn’t until later on in the year, so you can beat the crowds on your vacation too.

Finland

Finland may be known for its cold weather, but during the summer, it can heat up quite a bit. Throughout the summer, the country reaches highs of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so you won’t be catching a chill during your break. The country is usually quiet during the summer, especially in places like Helsinki, because many people are going on vacation too. However, there’s still plenty to do around the city. Helsinki is renowned for its design scene, as well as its array of innovative cuisine, so a visit to the Finnish capital will give you plenty to do for a week or fortnight away.

Tuscany

Tuscany offers some of the hottest temperatures in Europe throughout the summer months. They can reach as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for doing some wine tasting in one of their many vineyards. Nights in Tuscany are particularly exciting because they offer the most incredible stargazing opportunities. Clear skies are a regular thing in the country, so you’ll never have any problems looking up at the stars on a warm Tuscan night.

Croatia

Croatia has become a bit of a hotspot for summer vacations in recent years. The weather around this time of the year is always generous, with temperatures averaging around the high 70s/low 80s. With its long coastal stretch on the east of the country, Croatia is excellent for sunning yourself on the beach. However, there’s more to this European destination than just spending your time on the shores. With many cultural landmarks to explore in the country, as well as some of the surrounding islands, you can mix education with pleasure. Plus, in the evenings you can spend your time cooling off in Croatia’s trendiest bars.

Found your ideal summer vacation spot? Although you might have the odd day where the weather isn’t on your side, you shouldn’t run into too many troubles going for an extended break in these amazing countries.

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How to find missing money from an old 401(k) you forgot about

For years, money expert Clark Howard has talked about ways to find missing money from forgotten bank accounts, insurance policies, rental and utility deposits, safe deposit boxes, old pensions and other places.

Well, now you can add forgotten 401(k)s to that list!

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There’s an little-known federal organization called the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) that acts as a safety net when a company goes bust and can’t honor its pension obligations to current and former employees.

(Editor’s note: You can read about a more in-depth explanation about how PBGC works here.)

Part of what PBGC does through its Missing Participants Program is track down employees and connect them with retirement savings they may have forgotten about.

For many years, the PBGC only concerned itself with picking up the pieces and paying out obligations for terminated private pension plans. But a recent change has expanded the PBGC’s scope to include 401(k) plans that have been terminated by failing employers.

So now a failing employer has the option to transfer the 401(k) assets of past employees it can’t track down to the PBGC. The organization will then begin the search and hold the money until the rightful owner can be found.

In the past, it was common practice for an employer that was about to go out of business to simply set up an IRA in the missing employee’s name at any old financial institution. But those IRAs often came with heavy management or maintenance fees and costly distribution charges.

Now the PBGC is offering to step in to pay out benefits from terminated 401(k) plans — with interest — when the employees to whom the money is due can finally be tracked down.

According to Kiplinger magazine, some 25 million of us have at least one dormant retirement account that we’ve left behind with an old employer and forgotten all about.

Now with the help of the PBGC, you can check to see if you have money in a forgotten 401(k) here.

Another organization that can help you track down a lost 401(k) or pension benefit is the federal Employee Benefits Security Administration, a division of the United States Department of Labor.

If you’re having difficulty getting a pension you’re rightfully owed, you can reach out to the U.S. Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Program for free legal advice. Thirty states are within a service area of one of the counseling projects they’ll refer you to.

But the best advice of all is this perhaps…

Keep any former employers where you may have a 401(k) or pension plan updated with your current address. That way they always know how to get in touch with you.

Kiplinger also recommends keeping all plan documents, tax returns and other paperwork together so you have a paper trail to follow and can more easily track down the money you’re due.

Other ways to find unclaimed funds in your name

While you’re on the hunt for missing money, be sure to check these sites. It’s free to search and claim any money that may be out there in your name!

  1. MissingMoney.com – Database of governmental unclaimed property records
  2. Unclaimed.org – National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators
  3. HUD.gov – You could be due a refund if you ever had an FHA loan
  4. FDIC.gov – Unclaimed funds search from failed banks and financial institutions

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The Bachelorette Recap: Becca Hopes That Love Will Find Her in the Bahamas

Things are getting really real on The Bachelorette because hometown dates are just around the corner. The men are now required to say things like, “It’s getting real, man” and “Meeting my family is a really big deal.” That’s right, we’ve reached the point in the show where the L-word is bandied about by the newly-serious men gnawing the spray tan stains off their fingernails and hoping they are vulnerable and open enough to get a rose and try to make up new things to be honest about so Becca rewards them with a rose.

Here’s what happened this week on The Bachelorette:

Drama Free Zone

The number one thing that Becca is looking forward to in the Bahamas is no drama. She wants a drama-free zone so much that she can’t even manage to say the obligatory, “I’m looking forward to falling in love in the Bahamas” because falling in love would be too much drama. Becca then makes a rookie mistake saying that she can’t wait to have a relaxing time and she just hopes that no one ruins it. If that’s not the ominous sound of foreshadowing.

Bahamian Viagra

Becca invites Colton out for The Bachelor franchise’s standard boat date: They wear revealing swimwear, flirtatiously splash in the water, make out in front of the cameras, and generally recreate the Jay-Z on a jet ski meme. Back at the hotel, the men have nothing better to do than sit around the hotel room laying bets on whether or not Colton is planning on telling Becca that he is a virgin on his one-on-one date or just keeping the secret until one of the men is forced to tell Becca in a quiet, but intense conversation. Despite the fact that the producers failed to set this date on the Virgin Islands, Colton is still considering telling Becca his truth. However, the moment he works up his nerve, a man appears and bullies them into diving for conch, and then eating the conch’s piston, which is a well-known aphrodisiac known as the Bahamian Viagra. Between jokes about Colton’s big conch, Colton finally manages to tell Becca his big secret. He tells her that sports is a big conch blocker and he was too busy playing football to have girlfriend and he is a virgin. Becca replies, “Really?” And then excuses herself for one second to (guessing!) go scream, “Really???” in the bathroom and wish that she could call a girlfriend and scream, “Really?????” There is, of course, no way that Becca would dump Colton for being a virgin, but the show needs drama so she has to make the big old football player sweat a little. She returns to the table, thanks him for being vulnerable and honest, and rewards him with a date rose.

What A Beach

Becca then invites noted Instagram fanatic Garrett for a nearly identical date to the one she went on with Colton, but with a sea plane instead of a boat and 100% fewer conch jokes. Becca and Garrett romp, frolic, flirt and recreate that one scene from From Here To Eternity while a cameraman zooms in on their hands touching PG-13 style. Becca admits that she is falling for Garrett, but also has questions for him, like his feelings about hateful Instagram memes? Instead she asks him about his ex-wife and his family. She pins the rose on him and Garrett tells the camera that he no longer sees Becca as his girlfriend but as his “potential wife.” Then they strip down to their swimsuits and go for a night swim as Becca claims she has never felt this way about anyone — not even Arie!

We Were On A Break!

Just as Becca is about to choose who will fill the vacancy in her heart, the reality show is interrupted by Donald Trump’s reality show-style announcement of who will fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Brett Kavanaugh, will you accept this rose?

Horsing Around

Then Becca invites Blake on the exact same date that she went on with Colton and Garrett, but with 100% more Baha Men performing their hit, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Becca has so much fun that she feels “like she is glowing from the inside out.” She and Blake make out on a beach, make out in the water, ride horses on the beach, and get vulnerable with each other, which is not euphemism. Blake tells her that the last week has been really tough for him mentally and Becca decides the best response to that is to tell him that she now sympathizes with Arie because she too likes a few people and understands why he brutally dumped her on live TV to take up with her runner up. Blake doesn’t look thrilled about hearing that his girlfriend loves multiple people, but hey buddy that’s what you signed up for. Over dinner, Blake tells Becca that his mom had affairs with his basketball coach and English teacher. After that confession, Becca definitely wants a hometown visit. She quickly gives him the date rose. To seal the deal, Blake tells her he loves her and Becca tells the camera that she is in love with him, but has to hold back for dramatic purposes.

Beach Bumming

To decide which of her remaining suitors will earn the last rose, Becca invites Wills, Jason, and Leo out on a three-on-one date. Then she makes them play beach volleyball for her love. Wills and Becca spend a lot of time kissing and talking about family. Jason, whose name I still have to read off the bottom of the screen, is very excited to introduce Becca to his family and they engage in some light canoodling. Leo and Becca have an honest talk and they both admit that they aren’t quite at the meet-the-family point in their relationship. As Becca rejoins Wills and Jason, Leo stands alone in the waves staring off into the middle distance. They leave him alone on the shore as they continue their date. At dinner, Wills tells Becca that she made him believe in love again, while Jason says that “the vibe they are forming” is like nothing he has ever felt before. Guess which one Becca chose? Wills tries not to cry on national television and almost manages it.


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This is how to find the right bra size

Never wear the wrong bra again

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Did you know most women wear the wrong bra size? Well this wouldn’t be the case if we all knew how to find the correct bra for our size, including measuring ourselves, would it? So we thought we’d grill two lingerie experts on everything you need to know about the subject, including how often to change bras, how often to wash them and everything else you need to know about the lingerie staple.

How to tell if you’re wearing the wrong bra size

Check the cups

Figleaves Garment Technologist Victoria Shelton says, ‘The cups should fully encase your breasts with no spilling out or sitting away.’

Check the underband

Debby Duckett, Buying Director at Boux Avenue, explains, ‘if it is rising up your back, lifting up at the front, or is too tight that it’s causing discomfort, we’d recommend going for a bra fitting.’

Check the straps

Victoria says, ‘The straps should sit comfortably on your shoulders with the majority of the support coming from the underband. The underband should be snug, supportive and sit level without riding up.’

Check where the bra sits

Debby says, ‘It’s also worth checking where your bra is positioned. If it’s standing away at the centre front, or if the wire is sat on breast tissue, it’s not fitting you properly. You can check this by pressing the wire at the end; if the wire bounces it means it is sat on breast tissue and isn’t secure.’

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How to measure your bra size

The easiest way to get your bra measurements is by going in for a bra fitting, however if you don’t have time, or would rather do it at home, then Debby says you can do it in three easy steps.

  1. Grab a tape measure and start with measuring your underband, which is the part of the bra that provides the most support. Standing in front of a mirror with the centimetre side facing outwards and keeping the tape measure straight, level and tight, measure the circumference of your body, just underneath your bust.
  2. Use the conversion chart below to find your underband size.
  3. You can then work out your cup size from there, by comparing the new underband size to your previous underband size. If your underband size is now smaller, it’s likely that you’ll need to go up a cup size. If your underband size is the same but your bust is spilling out of the cups, you’ll need to go down a cup size. If the cups are gaping and there is space, go down a cup size.

Conversion chart

Underband
CM Back band
58/60/62 28
63/65/67 30
68/70/72 32
73/75/77 34
78/80/82 36
83/85/87 38
88/90/92 40

How often to go for bra fittings

Your breast size can fluctuate due to varying factors like hormones, ageing, weight gain etc, so experts recommend getting bra fittings every six months.

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How to check your bra fits

Victoria says, ‘I would recommend checking the fit every few times you wear the bra. Check the straps are sitting correctly on the shoulders and with the right amount of adjustment. The underband should be snug but supportive, over time the elastane in the bra will become worn and less supportive, it is vital to change your bra at this point.

How long do bras last?

‘With regular wear, bras can last from 6 months to a year,’ Victoria adds.

When is it time to change your bra?

‘Colour and shape are the two main areas that tell you when it’s time to replace a bra. If the underband is too loose on the tightest hook or the straps are no longer staying in place, your bra is no longer giving you the support you need. If the colour has started to fade and the fabric has gone a little frayed, you have the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some new lingerie!’ Debby says.

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Where to Find Designer Plus-Size Clothing for Professional Women

Designer Plus Size Clothing for Professional WomenWondering where to find designer plus-size clothing for professional women? As readers have noted in the past, trendy, fast-fashion spots abound for plus-size work attire — so finding quality fabrics and classic styles for polished looks can be difficult. We wanted to do a roundup of high-end brands and websites that include investment pieces made of high-quality fabrics to add to your everyday workwear collection, plus a few options if you’re in the market for a date-night outfit or special occasion.

We recently rounded up where to find stylish plus-size suits for work, and we’ve done roundups in the past for the best workwear for plus sizes as well as workwear in size 16 and up — for more plus-size content, please sign up for for CorporettePlus, our newsletter! Signing up helps us gauge interest in the project, and we promise not to blast your email more than once a week at most. (Right now it’s more like once a month.)

We also want to hear from you: What are your go-to brands or fashion sites when seeking out designer plus-size clothing for professional women that’ll last, in terms of style and substance? Here are some of the interesting companies we know of in this space — we’d love to hear if you know of any others!


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    • 11 Honore: With the tagline “The runway, edited,” 11 Honore was created last year to give women access to designer brands in sizes 10–20, including pieces exclusive to the company. Those on offer include Theory, Badgley Mischka, Black Halo, Zac Posen, and Christian Siriano. Just to look at one category, dresses right now start around $ 325 and go up to $ 1500.
    • Anna Scholz: This brand with feminine styles is now sold exclusively at AnnaScholz.com; this pocket blouse or lace-trim tee might be lovely for work. Prices range from $ 25–$ 500.
    • And Comfort: One of the newest brands with plus-size fashion in mind has “custom milled [their] own premium organic and pima cotton,” which provides a high-quality, easy-to-wear line of basics up to size 28 that includes a mandarin-collar tunic shirt, apron dress, and wrap skirt. Prices range from $ 45–$ 150.
    • Basler: The German company was placed into liquidation last year and acquired by TriStyle Group, whose brands include Long Tall Sally and others. Not surprisingly, it seems to be in a time of transition (and has closed its brick-and-mortar stores), but a few pieces can be found at Saks (all on sale) and a few dozen (tops, blazers, sheath dresses) at OFF5TH. Prices range from $ 45–$ 615.
    • Gravitas: Founded in 2012 and available at Lord & Taylor as well as the company’s own site, Gravitas offers workwear basics in classic styles; many have a hidden shapewear component. Dresses are around $ 275.
    • Jibri: With sizes from 10–28, Jibri offers pieces that are handmade-to-order, including several wardrobe basics, a long-sleeved, mock-neck pencil dress, and full-sleeve satin flare dress. Celebrities who’ve worn this line include Jill Scott, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Tess Holiday, and Gabourey Sidibe. The yellow dress pictured is $ 230 and comes in a ton of colors, and is “made by hand in Atlanta.”
    • Kiyonna: Since 1996, American-made Kiyonna has been offering multiple colors, fabrics, and styles for plus-size fashions size 10–32, particularly their popular and flattering wrap dresses and cocktail dresses. (The brand also shows up in some of the high-end style boxes.)
    • Lafayette 148 New York: Available online and in department stores including Nordstrom, and at their own locations around the U.S., the high-end retailer sells blouses, suits, skirts, dresses, and other must-haves made from the finest European fabrics, up to size 24.
    • LoubenNordstrom‘s house brand is great for suiting basics. Prices range from $ 158–$ 380.
    • Marina Rinaldi / Persona by Marina Rinaldi: Part of the Max Mara family, the brand has more traditional dresses and more whimsical, casual options as well. You can find the brand at Nordstrom, Saks, and other designer stores; prices range from around $ 210–$ 1000+. Red dress pictured.

  • MM.LaFleur: A Corporette reader favorite, the workwear company extended its sizing last year by remaking its core pieces from scratch in sizes +1, +2, and +3, which correspond to a range of 14–22 (with a goal to add more styles). You can find tops, dresses, sweaters, and more. Pictured polka-dot dress.
  • navabi: This retailer (based in Germany) offers several different brands — too many to list here — that offer sizes 10 and up, categorized by work dressestrouser suits, and jackets and blazers. You can search by size, designer, or choose a trend that suits you.
  • Nic + Zoe: This brand is guilty of some… bold patterns, shall we say — but if that isn’t quite your style, some of their solids are great for workwear, including their popular Twirl dress and skirt, their four-way cardigan, the riding jacket, and the “Perfect” line of pants. You can find them at a bunch of retailers, including Nordstrom and Amazon.
  • Of MercerSpecializing in workwear — as they put it, “your nine-to-five (and then some) wardrobe” — Of Mercer extends to size 20 and allows you to search the site not only by size, color, and price but also categories such as “hourglass shapes,” “hips,” and “tall.”
  • PLVSH Style: With this retailer, you can either opt for a style box, or shop online for a range of high-end items size 14 and up. Prices range from $ 80–$ 280+.
  • Rita Phil Custom Fashion: Like the name suggests, this skirt designer can do custom orders, and the site’s FAQ page states there is “no size limit.” (BuzzFeed’s Kristin Chirico also gave it her seal of approval.)
  • Stizzoli: This Italian brand offers bold prints and patterns along with neutral pieces — both a bit trendy and more classic. You can find many Stizzoli pieces at Saks.
  • Universal Standard: This line has been receiving high praise from fashion mags, blogs, and our own readers for its workwear options. They are offering an executive workwear kit that includes eight pieces where you can choose the color and size for each piece, and they do the rest. Pictured at top (in navy) and in red.

Other Possibilities for Designer Plus Size Clothing for Professional Women

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Beauty Fix: Kim Kardashian Is Obsessed With This $6 Beauty Find

Kim Kardashian West knows beauty, so when she shares some of her know-how, we make sure to take notes. The beauty icon has been using her app to give us an inside look on the products she uses to achieve her glowing skin and covetable makeup looks and one of her latest picks didn’t disappoint. The mogul opened up about the one product she uses to remove all traces of makeup before bed and the best part is that it’s available at your local drugstore. Better yet? It’s only $ 6.

To remove her makeup, Kim uses Makeup Remover Night Calming Cleansing Wipes.

“One of my secrets to getting it all off is to use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Night Calming Cleansing Wipes,” she wrote on her app. “You can get them at any drugstore and they’re only $ 6! I love how soothing they are—plus, they wipe every last bit of your makeup off, so your skin feels SO clean.”

There are plenty of makeup wipes on the market, but this towelette tips the scale. Formulated to be gentle and calming, these wipes work to cleanse your skin gently while dissolving all traces of dirt, oil and waterproof mascara with ease. Featuring a unique calming scent, taking off your makeup with these wipes prepare you for a good night’s sleep and ensures your skin is glowing when you wake up. It even removes waterproof mascara!

The best part? These wipes are free of parabens, fluoride, dye, ethyl alcohol, aluminum and sulfates. They’re also allergy-tested.

Ready to look forward to removing your makeup? Grab your own Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. Thanks for the heads up Kim!

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Where to Find Pixar’s Trademark Easter Eggs in ‘Incredibles 2’

Where to Find Pixar's Trademark Easter Eggs in 'Incredibles 2'

Now that you've seen Incredibles 2 (and of course you have, it made all the money over the weekend), you'll be wanting to find out what you missed. Pixar movies tend to be filled with Easter eggs, including hidden character cameos and classic film references and callbacks. Pixar also has a handful of standard Easter eggs that appear in almost every one of their releases.

Did you spot the Pizza Planet delivery truck, the Luxo ball, and the others? If not, here's a guide…

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The most innovative food truck dishes you’ll find

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Food trucks have grown in popularity over the past ten years as they are able to provide customers with quick and convenient food, but with restaurant quality flavor. Food trucks seem to be having competitions against each other over which one can create the craziest dish, while still being super tasty. We have found some of the most innovative dishes to have been created in food trucks across the world.

Sizzling watermelon

So you go to a food truck to get a dish that’s full of carbs and end up walking away with a portion of watermelon. What happened?! There is a dish from a food truck that brings together watermelon, chili, and Pop Rocks. The chili makes it burn, and the Pop Rocks make it explode on your tongue but thankfully the watermelon is there to cool things down. A very original dish found on the Canadian TV show Eat St.

Korean/Mexican fusion

A food truck in Los Angeles has combined the flavors of Korea and Mexico to create a supercuisine. It offers the warming comfort of Mexican food with the tangy BBQ spice from Korean cuisine. The result is incredible, and if you are ever in Los Angeles, you should track down the Kogi BBQ truck. Make sure to ask for the Kogi Kimchi Quesadilla, and wash it down with the chocolate Tres Leches Cake for dessert.

Griddled mac ‘n’ cheese

Many people thought it was difficult to improve on the comforting perfection that is mac ‘n’ cheese, but one food truck has now managed to make the dish portable. By coating it in breadcrumbs, they can mold the mac ‘n’ cheese into a long rectangular shape before they throw it on a griddle pan to seal it. Now you’ve got a mac ‘n’ cheese shaped like a candy bar that you can take away with you and eat while walking down the street. Perfect.

Bugzz

There is a crazy food truck in Holland that is offering up bugs from a food truck, and people seem to be loving the idea. They justify the food choice by commenting that 80% of the world’s population eats them, so why shouldn’t humans? They claim the bugs have more iron than spinach and offer vital vitamins found in other foods. We think we’d rather just eat a bit more spinach than get our vitamins this way, but whatever floats your boat! The truck offers fried bugs on sticks, as well as a portion of larvae as a french fry substitute. The truck is an eco-friendly food provider, with sustainability at the heart of their actions.

Red velvet bread pudding

Let’s finish off with something sweet because that’s when you’re supposed to have your dessert, right? Another of Los Angeles’ food trucks offers up a host of sweet treats for its customers, and the pick of the bunch is their red velvet bread pudding. It combines the sweet gooeyness of the bread pudding with delicious red velvet, and it couldn’t be tastier if it tried.

Some of the best food trucks are available in the USA as the industry goes from strength to strength. If you’re ever hungry and are passing a food truck give it a chance as the likelihood is that it will be one of the tastiest meals you’ve ever eaten, even if you’ve never heard of the dish before.

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Where to Find Stylish Plus-Size Suits for Work

where to find stylish plus-size suits for workHere’s a topic we haven’t addressed in a while that seems apt since we just did our big roundup of the best women’s suits in 2018: where to find stylish plus-size suits for work? Plus-size readers, please chime in — which are your favorite stores to buy plus-size workwear, from dresses to blazers to suits? (We’re actually working on a story on plus-size splurges and investment shopping — please share any favorites if you have them!) We haven’t talked about this since we did our last roundup of plus-size suits and more (including business maternity suits, petite suits, and suits for tall women) or the best workwear for plus sizes.

(If you are interested in plus size workwear, please sign up for CorporettePlus, our newsletter, for plus-size news as well as workwear picks in plus sizes! Signing up helps us gauge interest in the project, and we promise not to blast your email more than once a week at most. (Right now it’s more like once a month.))

Wondering where to find stylish plus-size suits for work? These are some of the top spots we know of, in alphabetical order — your best bets for conservative interview suits are in bold…


Pictured at top: navy skirt suit / gray skirt suit / navy pants suit

No Suits, but Stylish Plus-Size Workwear of Note:

  • Gwynnie Bee – Members can borrow a lot of workwear (but not, as of right now, suits)
  • MM.LaFleur – their newly-launched suiting line only goes up to 16 at the moment, but they have a number of their dresses and other pieces in “additional sizes” up to 22W
  • Of Mercer – They offer extended sizes up to 20W
  • Universal Standard – they don’t really have traditional suits with matching pieces, but their Executive Workwear Kit is worth checking out (sizes up to 28W) – note that with their new Fit Liberty line you can exchange pieces if you change sizes

* limited options for traditional suiting

Wondering where to find stylish plus-size suits for work? We rounded up a TON of shops and brands (including some foreign ones) that make interview suits and other traditional, conservative suiting options in plus sizes for women lawyers and more!

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’: Morgan Helps Nick Find Peace

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from the Season 4, Episode 3 of Fear the Walking Dead. Proceed at your own risk.

There are a lot of parallels between Nick and the Morgan from three or four seasons ago in The Walking Dead. Both spent a chunk of time being a solo savage on in the open, both took it so far they lost themselves, and both tried to right the ship by going into a self-prescribed exile — the season started with Morgan locking himself up in Jadis’ junkyard and Nick on a long stint of refusing to leave The Diamond.

“You try to do the right thing, and you end up doing the worst,” Nick tells his mother Madison in a flashback to when the Vultures still had The Diamond under siege. He went out hoping to help his mom find food, and when a mustachioed Vulture – and Charlie, who continues to stab the group in the back – arrive at their spot and take the supplies before them. Nick nearly kills the man.



Morgan notices early that they’re kindred spirits. After Al’s botched escape that dumps the SWAT truck into a ditch, everyone but Nick and Morgan head off on a mission find something to pull it out – a mission that only amounts to the two groups earning a bit of good will from each other – and the two left begin to bond. Nick offers Morgan half a protein bar after seeing the man’s sweet skills with a staff, and he secretly sees Al’s tape of Morgan’s story. The bonding comes to a screeching halt when the two see a blue Camino drive by – the same the mustachioed Vulture drove in the flashback – and Nick takes off after it.

The two end up in a small town, and take cover in a drugstore. Nick confronts Morgan about why he doesn’t kill – because almost every character has to at this point. He already knows the answer – “I lose people, and then I lose myself” – because he watched Al’s tape, but it doesn’t stop him from prying.

“You don’t kill, but I bet you did,” he tells Morgan. Morgan tries to talk him out of finding the man in the Camino, but Nick takes off to look over the town. He eventually finds the car, and the Vulture from the flashback. The man is surprised to see Nick, but Morgan – who stumbled across the man first, and was trying to get him to leave – stops him from killing the Vulture. The man heads off and Nick tells Morgan the only way to stop him is to kill him, so Morgan lets him go and Nick gets himself some sweet, bloody revenge.

“I know where you are Nick, because I was there,” Morgan tells a blood-soaked Nick after he kills the man. He brings up his time with Eastman, and lets Nick take his Art of Peace book. Morgan seems ready to pay-it-forward the way Eastman did for him.

Nick wanders off to read the book, and pulls a blue bonnet – picked from a field him and Madison found where she told him to try to find something good every time they leave The Diamond – from his pocket. He looks at peace, and seems ready to let Morgan help him. And that’s when Charlie shows up and shoots him in the chest.

Yep, the show’s new direction seems hell-bent on brushing a lot of aspects of what made FTWD interesting for three seasons – different time period, visually unique setting, it’s characters – under the rug as quickly as possible. Charlie shot Nick for killing the Vulture and runs off just as the others arrive with the SWAT truck. He dies choking on his own blood surrounded by his sister Alicia, Luci, and Strand.

The last scene cuts from his bloodied, dead body to one of him laying in a field of blue bonnets. Maybe Morgan helped him find peace after all.

Some unanswered questions:

– How long ago was the Vulture’s siege on The Diamond? The guy Nick kills seems genuinely shocked to see him.

– Where is Madison? Dead? Taken by the Vultures?

– Hopefully this week’s episode wasn’t Frank Dillane — one of the original cast member’s — last. If the season continues with flashbacks, he should still be around.

– Was there some chemistry between John and Luci?

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There’s a lot of great menswear on eBay, but to find the good stuff, you have to search for hours. Which is why we do these roundups, so that our readers can find good deals easily and quickly. For those looking to get an extra round-up each week, subscribe to our Inside Track newsletter. We not only cover the best of eBay, we also list each week’s store sales.

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How to Find Mules That Fit

I’m calling mules the shoe of the season. They are a closed-toe shoe with an open back that exposes the heels and ankles. The slip-on style had its heyday in the ‘90s, and is back with a vengeance, transitioning from fringe to mainstream this year. 

Mules tend to work best on high-volume feet with high insteps, high arches, shorter toes and a wide foot print. They are just about the worst type of footwear style for low-volume feet. They tend to fall off when you have low insteps, low arches, long toes, bony feet, and a narrow foot print. I have low-volume feet, and developed foot cramp trying to keep mules on my feet when I wore them two decades ago. Walking up and down stairs was the worst. So I was the first to say no thank you to the recent resurgence of mules.

I do like the look of mules because of the closed-toe and the modern retro vibe. I prefer the way they look to most open-toed sandals. So earlier this year I started looking for a style that would work for my feet. I found the Simonette Mule (in narrow), which had an enclosed silhouette, narrow fit and thick sole. These features made the style work for me. No cramping, and no “clacking” when I walk. I couldn’t be happier with them.

Simonette Mule

The lesson is to consider the following variables when looking for mules that feel stable, supportive and stay on your feet:

  • Width: Mules must create a snug fit to feel secure, which means getting the right width for your feet. For low-volume feet, choose a NARROW width. If you have wider feet, try a regular or wide size because mules will also fall off your feet when they’re too narrow.
  • Coverage: Choose styles with extra vamp coverage across the top and sides of the feet. Those that skimp on the coverage tend to slip off. My mules have good coverage on top but its the side coverage of the vamp that does the trick.
  • Sole: If you’re looking for flat mules, choose a thick and substantial sole — something more substantial than a flip-flop or bedroom slipper. You don’t want to feel the ground as you stride. The Naturalizers that I bought have the added advantage of soft leather and a cushioning footbed that make my unpadded feet very happy.

Wearing socks and hosiery with mules is treacherous because they make your feet slippery. Mules also aren’t orthotic-friendly. If you’re after more arch support, choose a heeled version instead of flats.

I’m eating my words because I found mules that work for me. The styles in the collection below tend to tick off the boxes when it comes to the variables discussed up top. It’s a visual starting point if you fancy the idea of wearing mules, but think they will be hard to fit.

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Archeologists find 4000-year-old buildings in Egypt that were used to make beer

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Nowadays, when we think of history, we think of the ‘80s – with our multi-colored leg warmers, our permed haircuts and our epic (okay, pretty awful) dance moves. However, the world is a helluva lot older than you would think, and looking back at history can take you back thousands of years. Around 4000 years ago, the Egyptians ruled the land with their hieroglyphs, their papyrus, their fancy headdresses and their Kings and Queens. While most of them think they spent their days lugging rocks to build their pyramids and worshipping cats (what’s new?) it seems these guys loved a drink just like the rest of us…

A discovery

In recent months, researchers from the University of Chicago have taken a trip to southern Egypt to excavate the land and learn more about our Egyptian ancestors. While this country is laden with clues towards the past, they made a hugely important discovery during one excavation that led them to a conclusion that has shocked the world. After they found two large buildings that were built in 2400 BCE, these researchers were able to understand a little more about life in Ancient Egypt – including their love for bread and beer!

Ruled by Pharaohs

As they dug even further and brushed away the dust on these buildings, the researchers were able to piece together dates and information regarding the buildings and their uses. They later came to the conclusion that these buildings were in use while the region was ruled by Pharaohs. In fact, the Pharaoh during this period was King Djedkare-Isesi, who was notorious for bossing around his servants and sending them off to the desert to bring him back precious metals. Historians have been able to translate this from hieroglyphs that feature both King Djedkare-Isesi and his servants. While they were on their missions to locate these metals, the researchers believe this servant baked both bread and brewed beer for themselves and for the higher officials. But how did they come to this conclusion?

Searching for clues

While they were searching the area, which is located around 400 miles away from the capital of Egypt, Cairo, the researchers searched for clues that would confirm their hypothesis. As they looked around the intriguing buildings, the researchers came across numerous objects such as containers, pieces of copper and weights that convinced them of their thoughts. With many of these buildings and workshops around the area, they were convinced that the buildings were used as breweries and bakeries.

What the researchers have to say

Of course, the researchers were amazed with their discovery and couldn’t believe what they had found. One of the lead researchers on the exhibition, Nadine Moeller, has noted that it’s amazing to find relics from that era. Nadine and her team had been working on the area for a whopping 20 years before they made their discovery, and their findings have since changed thought and belief surrounding the Ancient world.

Although it’s hard to think of Egyptians getting tipsy and drinking beer in their free time, it seems they were a fan! Of course, they wouldn’t drink without a piece of bread to line their stomachs…

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How to Find and Collect Unclaimed Inheritances

Wrapping up a person’s life with one document is difficult and sometimes doesn’t go as planned. Even using a Last Will and creating extensive estate plans doesn’t always cover all of the necessary bases.

In some instances, assets get missed and left out or are purchased after a Last Will was created. Other times, beneficiaries fail to claim their portion of their estate or don’t even know they’re entitled to a gift from the estate. When this occurs, portions of a person’s assets can end up unclaimed.

In this post, we go over how money goes unclaimed, what happens to an inheritance when it is not claimed, and how you can find out if any inheritances are owed to you.

How Does Money Go Unclaimed?

Money can go unclaimed in all sorts of ways and it doesn’t just happen when someone fails to collect their inheritance after a relative passes away.

Unclaimed money from past wages, life insurances, pensions, tax refunds, and more are all examples of how money can be abandoned by a person and then defined as “unclaimed”.

As an example, in 2013, nearly 60 million dollars was left unclaimed by Americans.

In terms of unclaimed inheritances, there are a variety of reasons as to why someone’s estate goes unclaimed.

For instance, it could mean:

  • A beneficiary in the deceased’s Last Will did not accept their gift (or passed away before it was gifted)
  • The asset was left out of the Last Will (perhaps due to error or because that asset wasn’t owned when the Last Will was drafted)
  • The deceased didn’t have a Last Will before passing away (i.e. they died “intestate”)

What Happens to Unclaimed Inheritances?

When you pass away without a Last Will, your property is divided between your heirs in a pre-determined order, often starting with your spouse (if you have one), your children, and so on until you have no living relatives left. If you have no living relatives, your estate becomes state property.

So, if your relative passed away without a Last Will, claiming your inheritance could be as simple as identifying yourself as a rightful heir to their estate with the proper authorities.

Likewise, if your relative had a Last Will but you didn’t claim your inheritance, it might also end up with the state and thus require you to do some digging and come forward in order to retrieve it.

How Do I Search for Unclaimed Inheritances?

If you think you might have an inheritance waiting to be claimed, it’s time to put on your detective hat to find it.

The US Government recommends to first check your state, which you can do using National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA).

There are also a few other organizations that could help such as missingmoney.com and Bureau of The Fiscal Service.

With the assistance of one of these services, you may be able to find the information—or money—you were looking for.

There isn’t just one service to use, so use your judgment when contacting an agency who specializes in finding your unclaimed cash and returning it to you and, most importantly, be careful of scams.

 

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Finding Your Unclaimed Inheritances

The easiest way to claim your inheritance is to do so during the reading of your relative’s Last Will and Testament. However, attending the reading—or even knowing about it—isn’t possible for everyone, which is why knowing what happens and how to find unclaimed inheritances is important.

Do you have any unclaimed inheritances you are going to search for? Let us know in the comments.

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Where to Find Suits With Dresses (Instead of Skirts or Pants)

suits with dressesReader M had an interesting question about where the heck to find suits with dresses (instead of skirts or pants) these days:

I’d love an article on buying suits that are dress + jacket combinations (as opposed to skirt/pants + jacket combinations). They look a more polished, they eliminate the step of finding a shirt to go underneath the jacket, and they’re one less thing to pack on trips. AT’s selection is limited – I own both and love them; Talbots’ is matronly. Need ’em conservative enough for court appearances, but not “mother of the bride.” (I’m 35.) Slightly fashionable would be a bonus!

Great question — and you’re right, they are disappearing; it was a bit of a hunt to find some to feature here. Readers, do you prefer to wear suits made up of a dress and blazer — or do you prefer other suit separates like pants and a skirt? Where are your favorite dress and jacket skirts from? (We discussed non-suit dress+jacket combinations in this post…)

Some options I found for you on the market right now, below (the individual pieces range from $ 159-$ 435):

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Above: black blazer and dress / Beige blazer and dress (also in plus sizes) / black blazer and dress / navy blazer and dress

Pictured at very top of post: Gray dress and blazer (actually a tiny black dot pattern). A few other options not pictured: cobalt sheath dress with matching jacket, gray suit with dress, plus size dress and blazer with piping

Some easy tips: On the budget end, check out TJ Maxx and other similar discount places — a lot of times these dress+jacket suits are sold on a single hanger and can be found for some serious steals. If you like colorful suits or suits with a lot of colorblocked details, keep an eye on Macy’s and Lord & Taylor — they have a lot of brands like Kasper, Tahari, Calvin Klein, and Anne Klein that I traditionally associate with this kind of look.

On the higher end, keep an eye on Boss, Theory, Reiss, and Brooks Brothers — they often have suiting separates that include dresses — and on the much higher end, St. John’s suits often have a matching dress.

Readers, let’s hear from you — do you like to wear suits with dresses instead of skirts? What do you see as the pros and cons to the look? Where’s your favorite dress suit from — and where would you go to look for one in 2018?

A 35-year-old lawyer wrote in wondering where to find suits with dresses instead of skirts or pants -- so we went on a hunt for her! What are your favorite dress suits, suiting dresses, and sheath dresses with matching blazers, ladies? Do you like to wear them for interview outfits -- or just as office looks or courtroom attire?

Pictured above, top row: light gray / dark gray; bottom row: black / navy / beige

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Four Ways to Find $1,000 in Your Budget This Month

If you are looking for ways to find more money, you may be closer to $ 1,000 than you think! Here are a few ways to find extra cash in your budget this month!

Get a handle on your dining-out budget

To find more money now, you simply have to start with a budget! One great way to get started is with Mint.com.  This is a great app because it allows you to track expenses. According to the Bureau of Labor, individuals spend about $ 3,008 per year on dining out. That is $ 250 per month. Many more people spend even more than this!

If you are looking to find money in your budget for dining out, here is what to do. Determine the amount your budget would allow. Next, whether you eat out or buy groceries, combine this total and commit to sticking to this amount. Find places near your job and on your usual path where you are able to stop if needed that are both affordable and offer healthy options. This way, you have a plan when it’s time to eat.

Audit your budget expenses

Next, audit your expenses. Write out each expense you are required to pay. Then audit each one. Make a commitment to reduce or eliminate a few. Take time to cut unnecessary expenses. More importantly, contact service providers to determine whether amounts can be reduced. Think about it. If you spend $ 200 per month on cable but you’re saving $ 0 per month, you have to make a change! Remember, no one deserves your money more than you do.

Review your insurance policies

Do your homework! Contact your insurance agent and determine ways to save money this week on your insurance premiums. Eliminate duplicate coverages. For instance, you may be paying for roadside assistance coverage but your cell phone provider may offer a free service with your cell phone plan. Shop around for lower premiums but be careful to not eliminate what you need. Speak with an agent and discuss what options you may have. Don’t forget to ask about discounts.

Make adjustments to your withholdings

Are you overpaying in taxes? Don’t allow Uncle Sam to use your money throughout the year interest-free! If you are getting a refund at tax time, chances are you are withholding too much! Essentially you should break even at tax time. Consider checking the IRS withholding calculator (which will be available at the end of the month) to determine how much money to withhold regarding your personal tax situation. This too can help you save more money now.

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Who knew this thrift-shop find would offer hours of priceless family bonding?

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When my husband brought home a record player he found at a thrift store last year, I rolled my eyes. We are not skinny-jean-wearing, man-bun-loving hipsters. Actually, my husband has very little hair at all but we do not speak of this. I thought this vinyl business was a passing interest that he’d have for a week or two and then we’d all move on and I’d have to find somewhere to put this piece of junk.

But the kids were intrigued. They were fascinated by everything that went into actually playing music. It wasn’t just a push of an on-screen button. There was work involved – finding the records, putting them on the turntable, placing the arm and the needle on the vinyl, hitting play, adjusting an actual knob that turned. It was a whole process, and they began to clamor to pick the music at dinnertime.

Going back to vinyl record albums also broadened our listening repertoire. If I download music for us, it’s usually kids’ songs or current music. Even satellite radio stations from different decades tend to focus on only the most popular songs of the time.  But the record player inspired us to branch out. My parents heard we had a player and sent the records they collected as newlyweds – groups like The Supremes and Simon and Garfunkel. They gave us records of classical music beyond what you hear on the radio. We bought records at thrift stores as well, which weren’t exactly recent. We found early Elton John and Stevie Wonder. Michael Jackson’s first album. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (anyone? Anyone have any idea what I’m talking about? See, this is why you need a record player.)

Our thrift store record trips became something the kids looked forward to. Their dad would take one or two of them with him, and they’d browse together, picking up anything that looked good, or unfamiliar, or very, very strange (you can do that when you’re spending a dollar a record). They’d come running in the house, full of excitement to play their latest find.

I promise I’m not one of those people who’s obsessed with the past and thinks everything was better then. I love my podcasts and my satellite radio and these tiny amazing music machines that let me listen while I’m on a run. That record player, though – there’s something special going on there.

Does your family have an unusual bonding activity?

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What happens when a fun, relaxing game night with friends turns into a very real game of life or death?

In the new comedy Game Night (in theaters February 23), game enthusiasts Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) find their regular old game night thrown into disarray when an old familiar face (Kyle Chandler) shows up with a new game — a murder-mystery that sends a group of buddies on a wild death-defying adventure they won't soon forget.

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X marks the spot — in your kitchen that is. While they tend to get overlooked, these valuable household wares could be worth their weight in gold.

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This model couldn’t find a bra she liked — so she invented one

Lingerie model Amber Tolliver has posed for underwear brands such as Aerie and Jockey, and once even had her scantily clad body plastered onto a Times Square billboard. Yet the 5-foot-9 curly-haired beauty has had major issues finding a bra that fits her. “I’m a 32E, and every time I would go to a store,…
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Find Me Here – the S/S18 Collection Launches

Find Me Here: This SS18 we are going off the beaten path and pursuing unknown horizons. Disconnecting, off the grid and exploring new terrain to expand our definitions of what is possible. Journey with us, leave it all behind to get lost, chase your truth and find yourself anew on the other side… 

MATT & NAT launches a Spring/Summer 2018 collection like you’ve never seen before! With new categories of product and expanded previous offerings, this season is full of surprises. But don’t just take our word for it…

Launching February 2018, our SS18 collection is inspired by travelling off the beaten path. Find Me Here, a reference to the famous map locator marker, speaks to the wandering spirit of the MATT & NAT lover. This collection is for the journey – here or abroad. Full of fabulous bags in a plethora of new shades like SAND, a saturated yellow or HORIZON a deep luxurious sea blue, and fresh silhouettes such as: our KIARA and STELLA circular bags as well as many more go-to footwear styles.

A first for us is our COAST, a sleek carry-on luggage with extendable handle. And of course, we would never forget your little furry travelers with our new small pet carriers, HAAZ.  Other firsts include, an edgy yet highly wearable capsule sunglasses collection.

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Lead designer Maria Mastrangelo take, “In this collection we have introduced new detailing such as embroidery and patches as well as trend forward colours like energetic Grass and vibrant Ruby as well soft pastels like Blossom and Sky. Our print of the season is Camo which is offered in two-tonal colour ways, classic black camo and an orchid –lilac palette. We always have our staple core colours which are chili, black and Ink for men. With its fusion of vibrant colours, unique shapes and dynamic design detail there is no doubt that this season’s collection is sure to please.”

Our much sought after footwear collection, has grown to showcase a broader selection of styles, both for women and men, with a greater focus on fit, comfort and fabrication.  Ideal for an evening out or adventurous strolls, these new silhouettes are the perfect counterpoint to your MATT & NAT bags in versatility and style.

This season, get lost – chase your truth but don’t forget to send us a postcard! Share your journeys with us this SS18 and #MNFindMeHere IG to be featured in our Instagram stories and win a $ 150 gift card toward your next purchase.  Well, what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits you.

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This brilliant “library” helps moms find the best bottles for their babies

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Until I became a mom, I thought all bottles were the same. Container for liquid, put a nipple on it, boom. You’re all set, right?

Wrong.

I spent countless hours trying to figure out the right bottle for my fussy, gassy baby. After reading hundreds of reviews and buying several types of bottles my son refused, I finally found something that worked — but I lost a lot of time and money in the process.

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Tiffany Page knows that scenario well, because she lived it too. Page is the creator of my local moms’ group, Real Moms of the Coachella Valley, based in the Greater Palm Springs area, and she was also plagued by bottle problems.

As the mom of a 26-week premature child, Page never thought she would be able to breastfeed. But her baby, Henry, took to nursing right away. However, to supplement his diet, Henry also had to drink one bottle of a special, high-calorie formula each day. Even though Henry initially took the NICU bottles just fine, after about a week of nursing, he began to refuse bottles.

“He would gag, chew on the nipple, and cry,” Page said. “Mama all the way.”

She tried just about everything on the market, ending up with practically more bottles than a Babies R Us.

“Ten months, several tears and syringe feedings later, he finally took to a Tommee Tippee bottle,” Page said. “I couldn’t believe that I had spent $ 10, $ 20, and even $ 30 on one bottle, and he chooses the one we had started with.”

That left Page with a stash of more than 20 different kinds of bottles that weren’t being used — but it also inspired an idea. Page started a bottle library to help other mamas in the same boat.

The rules are very simple: The library is available to moms within the local group. The entire collection is “checked out” by a mother in need. When that mom has figured out the bottle her child needs, she passes along the collection to someone else.

It’s a brilliant idea. And unlike a library filled with books, you’ll never have a late fee with the bottle library.

“I decided that no mom should have to be this stressed, worried and out of money over something something as simple as a bottle — something that can be cleaned and sterilized and passed on,” Page said.

Could you use a bottle library?

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The 6 Destinations Where You’ll Find the Chicest It Girls This Winter

Will you be chained to your desk until spring? You’ve been warned: The following photos will spark more than a little bit of FOMO. While the rest of us are grinding away on the 9-to-5 schedule, It girls like Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert and Danielle Bernstein are enjoying trips to amazing destinations like Switzerland and the Bahamas.

Luckily, their stylish Instagram accounts are veritable travel guides, giving us plenty of vacation itinerary ideas. Thanks to these six ladies, we know the buzziest new museum in Morocco, the most picturesque pool in Utah, the ideal beach swing in Costa Rica, and more. Read on to see which spots made our bucket list.

Italian editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert knows the best place to stay in Switzerland: the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz. Whether it was staying cozy inside the hotel or hitting the slopes, leave it to her to look insanely stylish in freezing temperatures.

Feeling envious yet? Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What found the ultimate place to escape winter: The Cove Eleuthera in the Bahamas. She shared beautiful photos of her impeccable private villa and perfect beachside outfits, but we’re especially jealous of this hammock situation. Can we join next time, Danielle?

Australian model Bree Warren showed off her chic bikini at the exclusive Amangiri resort in Utah, which you may have also spotted on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Instagram. The remote resort is designed to blend in with the surrounding desert landscape and offer first-class hospitality, so it’s definitely on our list of dream destinations.

Chiara Ferragni took her baby bump to the most Instagrammable hotel in all of Morocco: La Mamounia. (Emily Ratajkowski is also a fan.) Between brunching and taking a dip in the hotel’s stunning pool, Ferragni checked out Marrakech’s new Yves Saint Laurent museum. Is that the perfect vacation itinerary or what?

Aerie model Nià lived the #puravida life at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo back in November. How cute are her Urban Outfitters top and Zara skirt? We’re officially dying to book a trip to Costa Rica.

Model Jada Sezer spent New Year’s Eve at the posh Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. Fashion girls, listen up: The hotel has teamed up with Vestiaire Collective on the Voyage in Style package—among other perks, the package offers access to a dozen rare fashion items during your stay, including a 1970s Christian Dior minaudière and a limited-edition Hermès Kelly bag. Who could pass that up?

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Amazon Prime costs $ 99 a year, but is it really worth it? That’s a question many people will ask themselves before deciding to renew their membership — or sign up for one in the first place.

I’ve been thinking a lot about whether that $ 99 is money well spent or if I should cancel my membership.

So, I went through Amazon’s list of Prime benefits (free two-day shipping, streaming of movies and TV shows, the ability to borrow books, etc.) and created a 12-question quiz for myself.

I wanted to share the quiz with you in case you’re also struggling to determine whether Prime is worth it or not.

For some people, the shipping benefits alone make Prime a good value. “Amazon addicts” don’t need this quiz. It’s more of a tool for people who are on the fence about their membership.

Are you ready to find out if you’re getting your money’s worth with Amazon Prime? Let’s get to the quiz…

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Amazon Prime quiz: Is a membership worth it? 

1. How often do you take advantage of Prime’s free two-day shipping?

  • All the time (15)
  • Most of the time (10)
  • At least once a month (5)
  • Very rarely (0)

2. Do you spend less than $ 25 on most Amazon.com orders?

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

3. Can you name three Prime-exclusive items you’ve purchased from Amazon in the past six months?

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

4. Based on your purchases, how are Amazon’s prices compared to other retailers?

  • Higher (0)
  • About the same (5)
  • Sometimes lower (10)
  • Lower (15)

5. Are any of your favorite shows on Amazon Video?

  • Yes (10)
  • Not really, but I still watch (5)
  • No (0)

6. Do you listen to Prime Music or Audible Channels?

  • Yes (10)
  • No (0)

7. Have you used the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime Reading or Amazon First Reads?

  • Yes (10)
  • No (0)

8. Do you store and organize your photos with Prime Photos?

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

9. How often do you use Prime Now or Prime Pantry?

  • At least once a month (10)
  • I’ve tried it once or twice (5)
  • Never (0)

10. Do you pay less than $ 99/year for your Prime membership? (Skip if on a free trial)

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

11. Have you received any one-time discounts or free extensions of your Prime benefits within the past year?

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

12. Do you use the Amazon Prime Rewards credit card for your purchases?

  • Yes (5)
  • No (0)

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What’s your score?

Now that you’ve taken the quiz, add up the numbers listed next to your answers. What’s your score? The closer to 100, the more likely a Prime membership is a good deal for you.

  • 75 – 100: Definitely worth it
  • 40 – 74: Likely worth it
  • 25 – 39: Maybe worth it
  • 0 – 24: Probably not worth it

Reviewing your order history for the past year may help you determine if you should renew a Prime membership.

In addition, there’s a little-known way to find out the exact amount you’ve spent on the e-commerce site over the years. Read our step-by-step guide to calculate your total Amazon spending.

If you’re a Prime member, what makes it worth the cost? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.

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eBay RoundupThere’s a lot of great menswear on eBay, but to find…

eBay Roundup

There’s a lot of great menswear on eBay, but to find the good stuff, you have to search for hours. Which is why we do these roundups, so that our readers can find good deals easily and quickly. For those looking to get an extra round-up each week, subscribe to our Inside Track newsletter. We not only cover the best of eBay, we also list each week’s store sales.

To find more menswear on eBay, try using our customized search links. We’ve made them so you can quickly hone-in on quality suits, excellent dress shirts, fine footwear, good jeans, workwear, contemporary casualwear, nice ties, great bags, and well-made sweaters.

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Kendall Jenner Is Quitting Her App in 2018: Find Out Why

Keeping up with Kendall Jenner just became much more difficult. The supermodel announced that she plans to quit updating her app in the new year.

“As I look ahead to next year, my goals and priorities are changing,” Jenner, 22, wrote in a blog post on her website on Tuesday, December 26. “I’ve had an incredible 2+ years connecting with all of you, but I’ve made the difficult decision to no longer update my app in 2018. I hope you’ve enjoyed this journey as much as I have, and am looking forward to sharing the next chapter with you.”

Though 2018 is still days away, the app has already been removed from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store.

Jenner and her sisters launched their apps and websites in September 2015. The fashion mogul’s paid content primarily consisted of style tips, her favorite beauty routines and behind-the-scenes photos.

Last month, Forbes named the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star the world’s highest-paid model of 2017 with an estimated $ 22 million in earnings. She took the top spot from Gisele Bündchen, who held the crown since 2002. In addition, Jenner is the most-followed model on Instagram with 85.7 million followers.

At the top of this year, Jenner wrote on her app that her battle with anxiety was one of the biggest challenges she faced in 2016. Still, she wrote at the time, “I think I’m finally learning how to cope.”

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We have learned that Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans and her husband David Eason broke up after a huge argument! Apparently, the reality TV celeb decided to end things with the man only about three months after The Ex Files […]
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Alabama Evangelicals Find It Easy to Forgive Roy Moore

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—It’s 7:30 on a Sunday morning, and just outside the main entrance of the massive Briarwood Presbyterian Church campus, a man and a woman were jumping up and down waving “Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate” signs at passing cars.

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Today’s roundup has some great stuff for the coming spring – a vintage Banana Republic safari jacket (made when the company was an adventurer themed outfitter), Archival Clothing rolltop bag, and some unlined Alden chukkas. There are also some really good prices on Ben Silver rep striped ties, with the auctions ending soon. 

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Apple reportedly revamped its overseas ops to find new tax havens

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Find your Best Post-Workout Routine

What do you do after you exercise? If you ask 10 people, you’ll get 10 different answers. There’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to a routine after working out, and in fact, most people don’t have one. But this part shouldn’t be overlooked, because it’s just as important.

Why have a post-workout routine?

Many consider themselves done after the main portion of an exercise session, but there are research-supported benefits associated with post-workout practices. Think Rs: “It’s important to use recovery as a time to refresh, renew, restore, restock, resynthesize, refuel, rehydrate, and rest,” says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, the owner of Active Eating Advice — a nutrition consulting company — who counts professional sports teams among her clients. This includes stretching, icing if necessary, and cooling down.

Taking this time to care for you will enhance the recovery process and lead to improved fitness and performance, says Jessica Matthews, MS, award-winning fitness instructor and senior advisor for health and fitness education for The American Council on Exercise.

Myths

Have you been told not to eat anything post-exercise if you’re trying to lose weight because you just burned calories and you want to be in deficit, that you should just have protein after lifting, or that you need to eat after every workout? With “advice” like this, it’s no wonder many of us are confused.

Think Rs: “It’s important to use recovery as a time to refresh, renew, restore, restock, resynthesize, refuel, rehydrate, and rest,” – Leslie Bonci, Active Eating Advice

In fact, the number one thing women mentioned when asked about a post-workout routine was protein, as in having a high protein snack or protein shake after exercise. However, focusing exclusively on consuming protein is a misconception.

Obviously, refueling after exercise is important in order to replenish energy and increase protein synthesis to facilitate muscle repair and recovery, says Matthews. Based on the science of nutrient timing, a large body of evidence shows that it’s most optimal to consume a combination of carbohydrates and protein in approximately a 3:1 ratio (or 2:1 ratio if the goal is to lose weight), she adds. If possible, this means consuming within 30 minutes post exercise. Note that the duration and intensity of the workout will influence the amount of refueling necessary. For example, says Bonci, if you exercise vigorously for at least an hour and it’ll be a few hours until your next meal, you should eat something.

Similarly, she says, it’s not true that vegetarians or vegans won’t be able to consume an adequate amount of protein needed to build and repair muscle. Studies show that a variety of quality plant-based protein sources (soy, nuts, seeds, beans, leafy greens, quinoa, etc.) is sufficient.

Fuel & hydration

So how do you figure out the amounts? Bonci suggests the following: If you strength train, the food ratio should be 3:1 carb to protein (like non-fat Greek yogurt). If it’s post-endurance exercise, the ratio should be 4:1 carb to protein. An example of a post-endurance snack is Greek yogurt with fruit or granola.

Other snack suggestions from Bonci that you can modify for either strength or endurance include: a [healthy] smoothie, half of a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk, a 200 calorie bar with 10-20 grams of protein and at least 30 grams of carbs, or cottage cheese and fruit. A protein drink can be used as long as it’s not low carb.

“Don’t forget about the importance of listening to your body,” says Bonci. “If you’re hungry post-workout, eat. Skipping meals typically results in over-consuming later.

A protein drink isn’t quite the same as a smoothie, by the way. Protein drinks tend to be higher in protein (of course), lower in carbs, and some are lower in calories than smoothies. A protein drink usually has protein powder in it mixed with a liquid, while smoothies are blended drinks made from whole ingredients like fruits. Protein shakes are convenient, portable options, but consuming whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains have the added benefit of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, says Matthews. These support the recovery process and are important to consider as part of a well-rounded approach to nutrition. A small smoothie made with Greek yogurt and fruit would be ideal, says Bonci.

In terms of hydration, the recommendation is 20-24 ounces of fluid for every pound lost, Bonci says. Vitamins or supplements shouldn’t be included in the post-workout regimen, but if you have low Vitamin D, low ferritin, have a history of osteoporosis, or are a vegan, then you might need calcium D, iron, or B12, she adds.

“Don’t forget about the importance of listening to your body,” says Bonci. “If you’re hungry post-workout, eat. Skipping meals typically results in over-consuming later. Bring something with you to workouts if you know you’re going to be busy for several hours after, so you won’t be without fuel for too long.”

In addition to the optimal carb-protein ratio already discussed, Matthews says other considerations for post-workout nutrition include easily and rapidly digestible carbs and protein, inclusion of amino acids (like leucine and glutamine) to aid in protein synthesis, consumption of antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E to help repair tissues and prevent damage to cells, and inclusion of potassium for electrolyte balance. She shares some examples:

  • Banana: rapidly digestible carb and good source of potassium
  • Kiwi: high in antioxidants, such as vitamin C (one kiwi contains over 100 percent of the recommended daily value)
  • Whey protein: high quality, easily digestible protein containing amino acids
  • Spinach: good source of antioxidants, including vitamins C and E (1 cup contains 25 percent of the recommended daily value)
  • Coconut water: beneficial for rehydration and to balance electrolytes
  • Almond milk: good source of vitamin E (1 cup of unsweetened almond milk contains 50 percent of the recommended daily value)

Matthews has come up with the perfect post-workout smoothie based on science.

At only 300 calories, it offers just the right amount of sweetness while packing a nutritional punch. She says the consistency provides both a refreshing and satisfying feeling. “It even includes 7 grams of fiber, which is over 25 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake for women),” says Matthews.

NSAIDs

All this exercising is liable to make you sore. But don’t immediately reach for the medicine cabinet. An article in Runner’s World about anti-inflammatories says that they can harm the training process. As the article says, “the basic means of improving fitness goes like this: Provide stress to body; after workout, recover; during recovery, body adapts to better handle such stress in the future; repeat. Many runners add another step after the first one, namely, gobble anti-inflammatories to deal with aches and pains.”

As the article says, research suggests that long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen can actually be detrimental and inhibit a workout’s effectiveness. It’s best not to make this a regular part of your training or exercise regimen, but if you’re unusually sore after a workout, it’s probably ok to take for a day or two.

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