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Cover Stories The Beauty Issue 75 ways to look amazing; healthy, vibrant hair for any type; foods that bring out your glow

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Be the Style 55 In the Trenches Turn up the impact of any outfit with these killer coats 59 Toy With Texture These fierce styles and key accessories add edge to fall’s rich fabrics 62 Power Through Key high-design pieces to slay in work mode 118 She’s Got Big Goals Fashion and beauty icon Alexa Chung shares her happiness playbook and fresh looks from her new clothing line

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16 Editor’s Letter Elizabeth talks the power of beauty 142 Shape Brain Trust Meet our go-tos for advice and inspiration 144 Impact TV star Leighton Meester works to end hunger IRL

Be Waterproof 31 2018 Shape Beauty Awards Discover our top new product picks for makeup, skin, hair, and more


44 What Makes You Pretty Happy? Kara Goldin, CEO of Hint water, finds beauty in paying it forward 49 The Invisible Skin Enhancer Smoothing on these probiotic formulas can be game-changing for your complexion 52 The Rise of Big Hair Get healthy, voluminous locks 128 What’s Your Hair Story? Women with gorgeous strands of every type give us their unique care strategies



66 A Whole New Way With Grains Innovative twists to reinvent quinoa and your other go-to staples 74 One Perfect Meal Chef Carla Hall reveals her favorite soul food experience 76 Tequila Cocktails, Remixed Go beyond Margaritaville 78 At the Market With... Spanish-food expert and chef Katie Button 134 Up Your Kitchen Game Master the five standout skills chefs swear by

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65 Salad of the Future Meet the robot that tosses bowls to order

Get the Look Photographed by Alexei Hay. Styling by Brooke Ely Danielson. Hair by Gregory Russell/The Wall Group for Windle & Moodie; makeup by Jo Baker/Forward Artists for Chantecaille; manicure by Erin Moffet/Opus Beauty using Dior Vernis. On Chung: Alexachung Scarf blouse ($430, available at the Webster New York/Costa Mesa boutique). 3.1 Philip Lim Origami Pleated shorts ($325, Makeup: For a casually cool look like Chung’s, try these products from L’Oréal Paris (lorealparisusa .com): L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Vanilla (Warm) ($11), L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black ($10), and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte (shown below). For her sexy style and rich color, try these products from L’Oréal Professionnel (in salons or at L’Oréal Professionnel Color 10 in 1 ($28), L’Oréal Professionnel Inforcer Brush Proof ($20), and L’Oréal Professionnel Next Day Hair ($28).

Be Health Wise 85 Catch Your Dreams This vitamin can boost your REM sleep and dream recall

90 Break It Down Breast health: Experts sort the hype from the latest headlines

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Be Strong + Fit 103 Order Up a Trainer From Room Service Personal training on demand is the new thing

96 Your Greatest Adventure Custom-tailored vacays are doable and affordable

104 Everyday Athlete A ballerina finds her groove and just keeps going

126 Put Aging on Ice Start now with these proven—and so simple—strategies

106 Fit for Two The best way to get a workout when pregnant


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Mine is of shampoo. A green bottle with a bright, herbal scent. Just thinking about it instantly tosses me back in time: the bathroom in the Philadelphia townhouse where I grew up, the bottle perched on the side of the tub, and the subtle, refreshing scent that lingered after every shampoo. That’s a good beauty memory. So are the ones that I’ve created as an adult. There’s the lip balm that will always remind me of a spur-of-the-moment long-weekend visit to Dublin and the multipurpose bronzer that was my sole makeup companion on a recent diving trip. That balm had a lattering light tint, and it kept my lips hydrated; the bronzer was beautifully packaged and gave me just the right amount of vacation glow. When I use them now, they evoke feelings of happiness and exhilaration, not just




from their beneits but also because of the memories they trigger: the sights and sounds of Ireland and the thrill of earning my advanced diving certiication on that particular Caribbean getaway. The point is, these adventures made me feel conident and strong—and beauty played a role in that. Beauty doesn’t only make you look good; it makes you feel good. And not just good but powerful. This is why, at Shape, we call our beauty section Be Waterproof. It’s a phrase that evokes resilience and durability, and it’s a rallying cry to Shape’s readers to ind strength and boundless potential—as well as great hair, skin, and makeup—in their own beauty experiences. On page 31, you’ll ind the annual Shape Beauty Awards. Our guiding principle when we made our selects: These are products that work harder to make you look and feel your very best, give you an all-important hit of conidence, and help deine where you are in your life at this very moment. The next time you open a lipstick, spritz on a facial mist, or wield a mascara, sure, think about the outcome, but also consider how taking this time afects your state of mind—and the memories you’re creating in the process. Because beauty isn’t just about what makes you pretty but pretty happy.

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It’s no secret that 7 million women have fallen in love with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Find out why Micellar Water is one of the top choices for removing makeup and discover new Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads. If you’re a runner, you’re used to the quick-change you have to make from work clothes to running gear. When it comes to removing makeup, you can rely on Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. “My running mate suggested Micellar Water one time after a race,” says Heather Viggiani. “I had just finished and had full-on raccoon eyes because my old makeup wipes never fully removed all of my waterproof eye makeup. After switching to Micellar, my face is always clean and refreshed after a run. I keep a bottle in my gym bag at all times.”

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At newly opened The Dreamery by Casper in New York City, you can book a private, cozy pod like this for a 45-minute snooze, at $25 a pop. It’s the latest napping studio to crop up; others include Peace Power Napping in Chicago and Recharj in Washington, D.C. And no wonder: “A short, 20- to 30-minute nap can wake you up and improve your brain function,” says Philip Alapat, M.D., the program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Take your seltzer habit top-shelf with a sparkling-water maker that’s minimalist—to save precious counter space—but also feels intentional, like a stylish bar ixture. Aarke’s newest release ($199, comes in a shiny brass inish and its a CO2 cartridge that’s good for 60 liters of sparkling water. Toast to all the plastic empties you’ll spare!

4. Motion-Capture Bra Thanks to a space-age polymer that essentially stifens under stress, the techie fabric of this new Reebok PureMove Bra ($60, will dynamically up its level of support the more intensely you exercise. The ibers regain their give, so

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From artisanal candy company Squish, superchewy gummies ($6 per package, now come in sophisticated, intense lavors crafted from real fruit extracts, natural colors, and GMO-free ingredients. And if you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, you’ll love the Good Vibes Only Mix, which uses pectin or vegetable starches instead of the collagen protein typically in gelatin.

6. Blend In Better Simply tilt Beautyblender’s new Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation (available in 32 shades; $40, at a 45-degree angle and pump once for the foundation to collect in the teardrop-shaped reservoir. Rather than smudging base on your ingertips, you can dip your sponge (the brand’s signature sponge is a perfect it) in the lightweight formula and create a beautiful inish quickly—and free of mess.


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7. Genius Arch Support Beneit Cosmetics Brow Contour Pro ($32, works like a shuttle pen, housing the four key steps to gorgeous arches in one wand. There’s a lighter hue for the front end of the eyebrow, a darker one for the tail (two tones are more realistic than one), a lesh-colored shade for deining, and a highlighter. The pens come in ive color combos to suit all skin tones.

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9. Improve Your Swing After years of sweat-testing  jump ropes, trainer Amanda Kloots picked traits from her favorites to create one that had it all: just-right handles with rubber grips, an agile cord, and a way to size the length without tying knots that disrupt the circular movement. The result is this rose-gold AK Jump Rope ($40, Simply tighten the screw on each handle to set your ideal size, then get after it.




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B E ST I N B E AU T Y They make your skin glow, your hair healthy, your eyes mesmerize. Here are the top product picks of 2018, chosen by our editors and Shape Brain Trust experts.

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BLUE CRUSH Intensify shadow by adding a drop of water to it; make it sheerer by applying with a brush.

Eye Cream L’Oréal Paris Revitalift AntiWrinkle + Firming Eye Cream ($17, drugstores) Pro-Retinol A works to ight wrinkles and de-puf the delicate eye area.

Wipes Aveeno Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes ($7, drugstores) Soy extract moisturizes skin while gentle cleansers swiftly remove makeup.

Acne Treatment Clinique Blackhead Solutions Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor ($29, This solution warms up and opens pores as the built-in, bumpy applicator sloughs dead cells.

Antiager Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream ( from $26, drugstores) An olive oil derivative deeply penetrates and softens lines, and vitamin B3 increases cell turnover—for younger-looking skin, stat.

Cleanser Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water ($7, drugstores) Infused with detoxifying charcoal, this gentle, no-rinse formula helps to absorb excess oil.

Mask Pond’s Hydrate + Glow Sheet Mask ($2.50, drugstores) This mask is packed with papaya extract and vitamins B3 and E to leave your complexion dewy and refreshed in just 15 minutes.

Serum Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum ($20, drugstores) Apply to face postcleansing, and the puriied hyaluronic acid will be absorbed quickly into your skin, boosting moisture levels.

Night Cream Simple Skincare Water Boost Skin Quench Sleeping Cream ($9, drugstores) Apply this silky gel-cream formula to skin before bed; wake up radiant.

Makeup Remover RevitaLash Cosmetics Micellar Water Lash Wash ($36, A few spritzes of this formula on a cotton pad will remove all traces of makeup and dirt without irritation.

Day Cream Roc Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Crème ($29, This combines Roc’s powerful Retinol complex with a 24-hour moisturizer.

Moisturizing Mist Garnier SkinActive Soothing Rose Water Facial Mist ($9, drugstores) Spritz on this soothing rosewater-infused mist for a boost after a tough workout.

Neck Cream StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus ($95, An ingredient called Gravitite-CF works to lift and tighten lines, while a brightening complex of rice bran, licorice root, and bearberry helps even out tone.

Peel Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Rose Drop Night Peeling Concentrate ($110, Designed for overnight use, this luxe rose-based concentrate has glycolic acid for skin cell renewal and rose extracts for hydration.

Tool Clarisonic Mia Prima ($99, The newest iteration of the beloved cleansing device has a one-button control and a 60-second cleanse mode.

Scalp Head & Shoulders Deep Moisture Collection ($6, drugstores) This line revitalizes roots and restores balance to the scalp, paving the way for beautiful hair.

Lip Treatment ChapStick Total Hydration Vitamin-Enriched Tinted Lip Oil ($7, With vitamins E and C and omega 3, 6, and 9, this is a go-to for soft, supple lips without stickiness.

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Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ ($8, drugstores) The SPF 50+ UVA/UVB protectant lotion with no added oils has you covered, no matter where your run takes you.

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish ($6, drugstores) Skin takes on a whole new look, thanks to the grit and hydrating power of the silica in this lightly scented slougher.

Deodorant Secret Freshies Antiperspirant/ Deodorant ($5, drugstores) These it right in your palm (and bag) for quick, inconspicuous application.

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Philips SatinShave Advanced ($40, philips .com) Here’s an afordable electric shaver that tackles tough-to-reach spots on legs, underarms, and bikini lines and grooms stubborn hairs with its trimming comb. Use either in or out of the shower, and recharge after an hour.

Eucerin Advanced Cleansing Body & Face Cleanser ($13, drugstores) This gentle wash keeps your body and facial skin’s pH in check and its barrier strong against the elements, so you feel both clean and hydrated.

Self-Tanner Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Tan Water ($39, Extend your summer bronze by a week with this 100 percent nontoxic formula, which is clear for transferfree application.

Firming Lotion Nivea Q10 Nourishing Skin Firming Lotion ($11, drugstores) Energizing antioxidants, vitamin C, and CoQ10 bring superdry skin back to a healthier, lessdimpled-looking state— and the efects can last 48 hours.

Body Wash Caress Botanicals Shower Foams ($6, drugstores) A piece of the garden inds its way into your cleansing routine with just a few pumps of these fab, foamy formulas.

Hand Cream Chanel La Crème Main ($50, chanel .com) This little gem is packed with smoothing May rose wax and iris pallida to lighten dark spots left over from the summer.

Foot Product Arm & Hammer Invisible Foot Spray Powder ($7, Run, don’t walk, to try this new spray powder containing odor-neutralizing baking soda, which won’t mark up skin or shoes.

Beauty Supplement Youtheory Collagen Powder, Type 1 & 3 ($17, These collagenboosting powder packets—which you can add to a postworkout smoothie or protein shake—help strengthen your hair and nails for a full-body beauty reboot.

Lotion Jergens Oil-Infused Deep Restoring Argan Moisturizer ($6, drugstores) Argan oil (the gold standard among hydrators) and vitamin E team up in this silky formula to nourish your skin without making it too slick.

Body Treatment Curél Hydra Therapy Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer ($11, drugstores) The oatmeal extract and vitamin E in this moisturizer relieve itchy, laky, and even chafed skin. Slather on right after showering.

Nail Treatment OPI Ininite Shine 1 Ridge Filler Primer ($20, This primer smooths rough ridges on your tips so color glides on evenly.

“Whenever my skin feels dry, a gentle body scrub gives it a healthy glow.” —Michelle Lovitt, celebrity trainer



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Foundation Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49, The 16-hour fade-resistant formula comes in a whopping 33 shades, so you can ind your perfect match. Bonus: It contains a skin-optimizing complex that improves texture and elasticity while you’re wearing it.

Highlighter CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter ($9, drugstores) Apply this light, blendable cream formula to cheek and brow bones for instant deinition and shine.

Lipstick Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor ($28, esteelauder .com) With 20 diferent shades in three inishes— matte, luxe metallic, bold vinyl—this liquid lip color makes for a lawless pout in one stroke.

Lip Balm Revlon Balm Stain ($9, drugstores) The triple butter complex in this ultramoisturizing balm contains specialized pigments that react to the pH levels of your pout and give of a custom hue. And the retractable chubby crayon, in addition to being supercute and fun to use, won’t get lost when you toss it into your bag.


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Shiseido Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush ($29, Thanks to AirFusion technology, this lufy formula blends into skin like a mousse but sets like a featherweight powder, and the color lasts for eight hours.

Essie Stop, Drop, & Shop ($9, An ode to NYC, this metropolitan mulberry red pairs perfectly with just about any fall look.

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Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow ($8, With 80 shades in shimmer, glitter, and matte inishes, it’s impossible not to ind at least one of these shadows to covet. The shimmery gem hues are our favorites for fall.

Sally Hansen in Girls Just Wanna Have Sun ($10, drugstores) This bright red-orange tint channels the warmth of a tropical sunset, even on the moodiest of fall days. The Miracle Gel formula is more durable and chip-resistant than traditional polish, so you won’t have to worry about dings when slipping on cold-weather socks and bootees.

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Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Light Liner ($6, drugstores) A bit of brightening in the inner corners and upper lids of the eyes can go a long way toward accentuating your best features and making you appear lit from within. This mechanical cream eyeliner is the ideal tool for the job, and it’s water-, smudge-, and fade-proof, so there’s no need to reapply.

Origins Original Skin Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer With Willowherb ($32, The mousse-like formula cools upon contact with your skin, helping to minimize pores, soothe inlammation, and prep skin for seamless makeup application. A host of healthy botanicals join forces to hydrate and mattify skin.

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Bronzer Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer ($28, anastasia This luxe bronzer for face and body is inely milled for buildable coverage, so you can work up to your perfect sun-kissed shade without getting cakey. For a natural tanned look, dust the powder onto upper cheekbones, nose, and chin with a light hand.

“Adding a pop of color to a smoky eye or on the lash line is a perfect way to brighten and enhance your look.”

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Glossier Lash Slick ($16, Lift, curl, sculpt, lengthen, and enhance. It took Glossier 248 tries to nail this nearly perfect formula, which does it all and includes conditioning vegan biotin.

Concealer BareMinerals Barepro Concealer ($24, sephora .com) Dark circles and blemishes are no match for this creamy, crease-proof concealer, which provides up to 16 hours of full coverage. It also contains an antioxidant-rich blend of raspberry-seed oil, blackcurrantseed oil, and lavender to combat environmental skin stressors.

Brow Enhancer Maybelline New York Tattoo Studio Brow Tint Pen ($10, drugstores) Strong, deined brows will come and go, but a natural look is forever. This pen’s multipronged tip gives arches a truly hairlike efect and stays on for as long as 24 hours.

Liquid Eyeliner Diorshow OnStage Liner ($31, A felt-tip brush makes it easy to achieve that perfect line—thin or thick— that will stay put around the clock. The best part, though, is the gorgeous range of bold, ultraintense colors inspired by Dior runway shows.

Tinted Moisturizer YSL Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer ($48, This cream-to-liquid formula is made up of 70 percent water to hydrate skin for up to 72 hours while also providing medium coverage. More to love: It boasts an SPF of 23 and is free of oil, sulfates, and parabens.

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Curl Product Pantene Gold Series Curl Defining Pudding ($8, drugstores) This lightweight pudding locks in moisture and improves hair’s elasticity, creating deined, bouncy curls.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment ($7, This decadent blend is infused with camellia and golden sunlower oils for a healthy shine that’s not greasy. Use one pump on damp hair before blow-drying to prevent damage, or apply to dry hair to help tame it.

Mask Garnier Fructis 1-Minute Hair Masks ($4.50 each, drugstores) Yes, just one minute is all it takes for these fruit-inspired masks to intensely moisturize even the driest locks.

Color Care Aloxxi InstaBoost Conditioning Color Masques ($20, aloxxi .com) These colorboosting hair masks work cumulatively—the more you use them, the better and brighter your color will shine.

Not Your Mother’s All Eyes on Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector ($7, One product that does the work of, well, 10: It repairs, strengthens, detangles, moisturizes, and much more, all without any sulfates, parabens, or dyes.

Hair Tool Conair Bun-2-Done ($70, Wear this heated bun-forming tool to sleep or while getting ready to go out, then remove and enjoy Insta-ready waves!

Hair Spray Tresemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray ($5, Micromist droplets prevent sticky stifness while giving lasting hold.

Conditioner Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Conditioner ($6, drugstores) Lightweight and hardworking, this conditioner hydrates your hair without weighing it down.


OGX Refresh & Full + Biotin & Collagen Dry Shampoo ($9, drugstores) Extend your style while nourishing your locks. This volumizing dry shampoo contains vitamin B7 biotin, collagen, and wheat protein for fuller, thicker-looking hair.

The newest formulas work hard without weighing down hair or leaving behind residue.

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minus sugar and sodium. With high-profile investors like John Legend, Hint took of, and Goldin has since been named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women entrepreneurs. De spite her success, Kara says that what makes her happiest is mentoring others, which she does ive hours a week. “Changing someone’s mind-set is really enriching.” More recently, Kara’s company introduced Hint sunscreen, which is formulated without oxybenzone and parabens. And soon, Hint will be launching aluminum-free deodorant. “This is what happens when you get older—you see that whatever you put into or onto your body shows up somewhere,” she says. You also see that what you put out in the world matters. For more of what makes Kara tick, turn the page.

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Getting to know your skin’s bacteria SAVE FACE A thriving microbiome may be the key to great skin.

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In the past, experts thought of these organisms mostly as foes or benign friends. Now they’re discovering all the good that bacteria do, like signal cells to perform key tasks or turn genes on or of. For example, speciic strains tell cells to produce the fats and ceramides needed to maintain the skin barrier. That’s crucial for keeping moisture in and irritants out, says dermatologist Jefrey Dover, M.D. And recent research from the University of California San Diego found one strain that produces a compound to help suppress cancer cells. But there are bad apples too. Certain bacteria trigger inlammation and play roles in acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Obliterating them isn’t the answer—even if you could do so without also wiping out all the beneicial microbes. “No [one type of ] bacteria is good in abundance; balance is key,” Dr. Dover says. So is diversity; the more and varied the strains, the healthier the skin. When one pathogenic bug dominates, trouble ensues. In those with eczema, it lares when a common strain of Staphylococcus aureus gains a foothold over others, Dr. Bowe says. An of-kilter microbiome also compromises the skin barrier, contributing to dryness, sensitivity, inlammation, and (Continued on page 50) possibly aging.

bewaterproof Healthy gut, healthy skin Studies show that microbes in your gut afect skin too. Bacteria there make up 70 percent of your immune system, Dr. Bowe says. When the bacterial balance is of, “some patients may experience gas or bloating, but for others the sole manifestation is in the skin,” she says. A healthy gut microbiome also maintains a tight intestinal barrier, which keeps toxins quarantined. An imbalance, however, makes the gut leaky, releasing them into the body and triggering inlammation all over, Dr. Bowe says. The gut-skin link may go beyond immunity. “The literature is showing efects [of probiotic supplements] on hydration too,” says Gregor Reid, Ph.D., the chief scientist at Seed, which has developed a probiotic supplement.

How to bug out Support your microbiome through your lifestyle, diet, and skin care. Be kind to skin’s inhabitants

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Bulgur With Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, and Mushrooms From Allen Dabagh, executive chef and owner of Boutros in Brooklyn, New York STA R T TO F I N I S H :

30 minutes, plus soaking 2 cups bulgur 1⁄3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sweet soy sauce 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup diced sujuk sausage or salami 3 tablespoons sliced scallions 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger ½ cup thinly sliced brussels sprouts 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons enoki mushroom tops (1-inch pieces) 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds 1 teaspoon snipped chives

1. In a large bowl, cover the bulgur with 4 cups water. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain well. 2. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauces and pomegranate molasses. Reserve.

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3. In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over mediumhigh heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned. Add the scallions, garlic, ginger, and brussels sprouts and cook until lightly browned. Push everything to one side of the pan. Add the remaining tablespoon oil to the other side and add the eggs. Scramble vigorously until cooked. Add the bulgur and combine everything.

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befoodcurious Kimchi Quinoa With Korean Beef Stir-Fry From Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz, chefs at Myers + Chang in Boston S TA R T TO F I N I S H :

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¼ cup sambal oelek ¼ cup toasted sesame oil ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup white sesame seeds 5 medium garlic cloves, smashed ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 pound flank steak, very thinly sliced 1 ½ cups uncooked red quinoa ½ cup olive oil 2 cups green beans, trimmed 1 cup coarsely grated carrots 1 cup shelled edamame 1 ½ cups finely chopped kimchi, plus more for garnish

Adapted from Myers + Chang at Home © 2017 by Joanne Chang with Karen Akunowicz. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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1. In a shallow dish, mix the sambal oelek, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, garlic, and ½ cup soy sauce. Add the steak; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate steak at least 8 hours and up to overnight. 2. In a large pot, bring a gallon of water to a boil. Add the quinoa and stir until it starts to float and the water returns to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, then drain through a fine sieve. Let cool. 3. In a wok or a large skillet, warm ¼ cup oil over high heat until it shimmers. Drain the steak (discard marinade) and add it to the hot oil. Stir for 3 minutes. Transfer steak to a plate. Wipe out the wok. Add the remaining ¼ cup oil and heat until it shimmers. Add the green beans and stir for 1 minute. Add the cooked quinoa and stir for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and edamame and toss for 2 minutes. Add the steak, kimchi, and remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce and stir for 5 minutes. Divide among six bowls and top with the pistachios and kimchi.

Serves 6

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Squash and Rice Grits With Romanesco From Edouardo Jordan, chef and owner of JuneBaby and Salare in Seattle STA R T TO F I N I S H :

Jordan makes his rice grits yearround, using whatever vegetables with are in season. This is his favorite combo for fall. If he finds porcini mushrooms, he adds them by shaving them thin over the top of the dish. 4 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 onion, 1⁄2 thinly sliced, 1⁄2 finely diced Kosher salt 1 pound yellow squash, thinly sliced 1 pinch saffron 1 head Romanesco cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces 1 cup (7 ounces) rice grits (see note) ¼ cup dry white wine ½ ounce Parmesan, grated, plus more for serving Cherry tomatoes, halved, for garnish Tarragon leaves, for garnish Lemon wedges, for serving

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1. In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, sliced onion, and a pinch of salt. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the squash, saffron, and 11⁄3 cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the squash is tender, about 10 minutes. Continue cooking until all water is removed. Puree in a blender until smooth. 2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and season with salt. Add the Romanesco and cook until bright and crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and reserve. 3. In a large, deep skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir until coated and lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and stir until it evaporates. Add 31⁄2 cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the rice is al dente, about 15 minutes. 4. Fold in the squash puree and continue cooking rice 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in the Parmesan. Season with salt to taste. Divide among serving dishes and top with the Romanesco, tomatoes, and tarragon. Squeeze lemon all over the vegetables, sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve.

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FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP Dining and dishing with chef Enrika Williams, right.

Chef Carla Hall loves discovering new food and new friends. For her cookbook Carla Hall’s Soul Food, she visited her native South, where one meal stands out for its instant-family vibe. verywhere I go, I ask people in the know, “What’s your favorite place to eat?” In Jackson, Mississippi, chef Enrika Williams told me about a restaurant called Sugar’s Place. And it’s a good thing she did, because I never would have found the little spot on my own. At the counter, I ordered a Southern-style meatand-three platter of baked chicken with collards, black-eyed peas, and sweet potatoes. And sweet tea, of course. Oh yeah, and cornbread. That meal! The chicken was so juicy, the collards naturally sweet, the peas plump and tender. But a truly memorable meal is not just about food for me: It’s the people who make it perfect. I ate with Enrika and chatted with the mother and son who cooked the food and own Sugar’s Place. They instantly made me feel like family. Every bite was tastier with their warm, openhearted welcome. That’s something to remember— good dishes are nice, but it’s the deep joy and comfort in sharing that really makes them special.


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Katie Button, a Spanish-food expert, an award-winning chef, and the mom of two budding foodies, swears by the power of olive oil to make her dishes shine. HOME COOKING The chef’s favorite meals are those she makes for her family.

IN HER ELEMENT Button gave up a career in biomedical engineering to pursue her passion for cooking. She worked in Spain for seven months and was captivated by the country’s cuisine.




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atie Button still remembers the irst time she made pesto. She used whatever olive oil she had, and the sauce ended up inedible. “That was a big irst lesson in the importance of using diferent oils in diferent ways,” she says. Now she is a champion of the ingredient. “Olive oil from Spain is a favorite—it’s amazing,” says Button, who trained as a biomedical engineer and likes to experiment to ind ideal uses for the many types. She stocks her kitchens with single-varietal oils from Arbequina, Picual, and Oji Blanca olives. Button uses the mild and fruity Arbequina in cold sauces like mayonnaise and salsa verde. “Picual’s herbal and peppery notes are great for dressing salads or for inishing dishes,” she says. Oji Blanca is on the spicy, bitter side. It’s best to drizzle it on a hot dish, like pasta, because the high temperature mellows it out, Button says. The chef also works with blended oils. “Mixing the olives balances out the lavor,” she says. She orders cases of Molino La Condesa for her three Asheville, North Carolina, restaurants; it’s California Olive Ranch blends made from Spanish olives at home, where she drizzles mild olive oil over tomato toast for her older daughter, who’s not yet a fan of Oji Blanca’s spicy kick. Button laughs. “I know she’ll eventually learn to like it as much as I do,” she says.

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Remembering last night’s reveries may only require popping vitamin B6, the journal Perceptual and Motor Skills reports. The vitamin, found in beans, fish, and avocado, increases levels of sleep-regulating serotonin, which helps you spend more time in REM sleep (the dreamiest stage) later in the night. Dream recall can promote creative thinking and even problem-solving, says Delphine Oudiette, Ph.D., a sleep researcher in Paris. Maximize the benefit by jotting down your dreams as soon as you wake. —Mara Santilli




THINK AGAIN The tips that best hone concentration aren’t what you’d expect.

e all have hidden pockets of time in our days, research shows. The key to taking advantage of them: being extra productive, but in a way that’s smart, not stress-inducing. And these four new groundbreaking techniques will help you do just that—getting your must-dos (work, chores, and errands) done faster, so you have

plenty of time for your want-tos (family, friends, and exercise).

Rewind your clock “Your cells contain special ‘clock genes,’ which operate on a loop, priming your body to do diferent things at diferent times based on daylong cycles of light and dark,” explains Suhas Kshirsagar, an Ayurvedic physician and the author of Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life. Sync up



your habits to these genes, and you’ll operate superefficiently. One of the most powerful ways to do this is to schedule your workouts between 6 and 10 a.m. “Levels of cortisol, a stimulating stress hormone, peak in this window, so if you exercise then you’ll feel more invigorated afterward,” Kshirsagar says. “Plus, research shows you’ll double or even triple your cognitive performance for the rest of the day.” (Continued on page 88)


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Keeping empty blocks of time on your calendar is key to getting things done.

To further boost your productivity, eat your largest meal at lunch. By 10 a.m., your digestive system is operating at full capacity, Kshirsagar says. For the next four hours, your body is primed to turn a substantial, balanced meal into energy, keeping you fueled through the afternoon.

Create more white space Jotting down every errand, playdate, and phone call in your calendar might seem like a smart organizational move, but it can make you less productive, says Laura Vanderkam, author of the new book Off the Clock. Keeping lots of empty blocks of time on your calendar is what’s truly essential to getting things done. Free time feels shorter when it comes before a task you’ve logged, reports the Journal of Consumer Research. So if you have an hour before you need to leave for school pickup, you behave as though you have only 30 to 45 minutes of usable time. Feeling rushed is a productivity killer. “If too much of your day is blocked out, you might say no to something that would have been a great use of your time,” Vanderkam says. To create more white space, stop scheduling to-dos that don’t need to be done at a speciic hour, like going to the grocery store. Vanderkam also suggests calendar triage. “Once a week, look at what’s planned for the week ahead,” she says. “What should be canceled? What can be cut short? Give yourself more breathing room.”

Pass the oneminute mark Research shows that we work on a task for an average of just 40 seconds before we become distracted, says Chris Bailey,


author of Hyperfocus. “Our brains are typically resistant to starting something new, especially if the job is difficult or boring,” he says. “But once we do it for a few minutes, our concentration kicks in.” One way to get over the initial hump: If you don’t feel like working on something for an hour straight, don’t force it. Allot 10 to 15 minutes to the task, and go from there. “Chances are, once you pass the one-minute mark, you’ll keep working for longer,” Bailey says.

Give yourself an out “Breaks are crucial to being productive,” Bailey says. The trouble is, we tend to think that what we do during our downtime will be more restorative than it is. Take scrolling through Instagram, for example. Being the audience to other people’s lives doesn’t always feel relaxing in the end. Bailey says the best breaks have three key characteristics: You can do them without much focus, they’re things you truly enjoy, and they’re activities you don’t have to exercise control over. “Think about things that leave you feeling fully recharged, such as taking a walk outside, doing a favorite hobby, or playing a game with your child,” he suggests. Devoting 15 or 30 minutes to one of these rejuvenating activities every few hours will keep your mental abilities fresh and your productivity high.



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With so many confusing and alarming reports about breast cancer, it’s tough to figure out what your risk really is. We asked top experts to help explain the latest facts behind the headlines—and discovered some very reassuring news. By Mirel Ketchiff The report:

Self-exams aren’t worth doing. ingers and moving in a circular pattern to check your breasts for lumps and other changes once a month is no longer officially recommended. “Self-exams weren’t getting patients diagnosed any earlier, which is key for reducing breast cancer mortality,” says Mariana Chavez Mac Gregor, M.D., of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Instead, the focus has shifted to breast health awareness, she says. “You should know what’s normal for you—the symmetry of your breasts, what the skin and nipples look like, and what they feel like,” Dr. Mac Gregor says. “If you know that, you’ll know if there’s something abnormal, like lesions or lumps.” (Continued on page 92)

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standard treatment, according to a new study. “Until now, we’ve known that women with hormonally driven breast cancer who are classiied as low-risk didn’t need chemotherapy, while women who were high-risk did. We weren’t sure about the intermediates. But a new trial called TAILORx found that most intermediates also got no signiicant beneit from chemotherapy,” Dr. Hamilton says. “The results will likely save 60,000 patients a year from receiving chemo.” That means avoiding many side efects, like damage to heart and lung cells, plus hair loss and nausea. It’s a big win for personalized medicine, Hamilton says. “We’re constantly developing new therapies, and now we’re getting better at determining who needs exactly which treatments.”




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dense breasts, meaning they have more ibrous and glandular tissue and less fatty tissue, you won’t know that until you start having mammograms. Most states are required by law to tell you if you have them, but you can also just ask during your appointment. It’s important knowledge to have because women with dense breasts have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer (about 1.2 times more than other women), and the disease is harder to spot in dense breast tissue, explains Elizabeth Morris, M.D., a Breast Cancer Research Foundation investigator and the chief of the Breast Imaging Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. That’s why some women get a second screening, like a breast ultrasound or an MRI. “But not all women with dense breasts need additional tests—only those with extremely dense breasts or certain patterns of density,” Dr. Morris says. Bottom line: It’s an individual decision your doctor will help you make.


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magine a custom-designed vacation that’s as easy to book as an all-inclusive trip. “That’s what today’s travelers are asking for—curated travel,” says Lindsey Ueberroth, the CEO of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “People no longer want a standardized package or tour; they crave tailored adventures with a personal and original story.” Now it’s simple to make that happen. These companies do the legwork and put together a trip that suits your wants perfectly. All you have to do is pack a bag.

Your customized adventure begins with a survey about your travel style—whether you prefer relaxing by the ocean, crave an adrenaline rush, like to be immersed in culture, or want all of the above. You can request speciic destinations, or let Jubel’s pros take the wheel and put together a mystery trip. Your airfare, hotels, rental cars, and activities like ethnic dance lessons, cooking classes, and boat rides are included in the price, and Jubel will send you a destination guide with handpicked recommendations for restaurants, nightlife, and sites to see if you want to go of-itinerary. (Trips average $2,000 to $2,500 per person for seven to 10 days, (Continued on page 98)




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Pravassa This company ofers CustomWell trips, private itineraries centered on your wellness and travel goals. Once you submit your CustomWell form outlining your preferences, intentions, and dream destinations, a Pravassa wellness trip planner will contact you within 24 hours to ofer preliminary ideas. In less than two weeks, a custom itinerary will be ready for your approval. Tweak as needed, then relax and wait for your departure day. (From $400 per person per day,

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Call it travel insurance for your workout: More and more hotels—like the US Grant Hotel in San Diego, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, W Hotels nationwide, and select Kimpton hotels—are giving guests the option to summon trainers or yogis for one-on-one sessions. “The concept of in-room personal training was a novelty ive years ago, but now people embrace the idea of working out outside the walls of a hotel gym,” says Vanessa Martin, the founder of Strength in Numbers, which links trainers to hotels (you book through the concierge). Forgot your gear? The new site delivers a full kit (sneaks too!) for a $10 day rental to hotels in New York City and, soon, San Francisco. All that, and no line for your postworkout shower. —Marietta Alessi





You don’t have to be the per ect ballerina to eel the jo or the beaut in the struggle. E V E R Y D AY A T H L E T E

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You have to move with both sharp speed and elegant slowness in ballet. It’s a full-body workout that demands lexibility and strength. You are constantly pulling up through your core to maintain proper posture even as your muscles burn. You’re sweating. Your heart is pounding. And yet your mind empties as you embody the intricate combinations. When you’re completely in the moment, it’s as if you’re lying. I started dancing at 5 years old and have never stopped. I trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap but always stayed with ballet because it was the most physically and mentally challenging for me. I studied en pointe for 10 years but was never the textbook ballerina: My feet, ankles, spine, and hips weren’t lexible enough. I was never able to get my splits in second position. But I kept coming back to the barre with determination. During graduate school, while getting my master’s degree in dance education, I fell in love with contemporary ballet. Because it blends modern expression with classical technique, it allows for a breath of innovative artistry. I started to enjoy ballet purely for the art of it, the low, the momentum, the beauty. Now, as a wellness coach, I incorporate movement—dance and yoga— into my practice. I am also traveling the world, learning about how dance weaves through diferent cultures. Wherever I go, I ind drop-in ballet classes, and I hope to be at the barre even when I’m 95 years old.




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Working out during pregnancy isn’t just good for you—it’ll help your baby stay healthy too. There’s new advice on how hard to go, so get updated here. By Alyssa Shaffer s long as you’ve gotten the all clear from your doctor—a must for all pregnant women, regardless of your itness level—you can keep on with your gym routine. Regular exercise can help reduce back pain, promote healthy weight gain during pregnancy, and reduce your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or having a C-section, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Of course, you do need to take it a little slower with exercise and listen to your body,” says Diana Ramos, M.D., an adjunct assistant clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the Keck USC School of Medicine. Here’s all the news to stay strong for those nine months. KEEP PUMPING IRON. Research in the journal

BABY YOUR ABS. “During pregnancy, you really

Physical Activity and Health shows that women who did moderate-intensity resistance training plus aerobic exercise (about three days a week for 30 minutes at a time) had lower rates of pregnancyrelated hypertension and diabetes compared with those who didn’t lift. Just don’t hold your breath or hoist a load to the point of straining, both of which can create extra pressure in the abdominal area and pelvic loor, says Brianna Battles, a strength and conditioning coach and the founder of the Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism program.

don’t need to do ab-focused exercises—in fact, at some point they can do more harm than good,” Battles says. Chalk that up to your expanding belly. “The fascia of the linea alba [connective tissue that runs down the midline of the abdominal wall] has to make room for your growing baby, and crunches will add pressure to an area that’s already under stress,” she explains. Besides, being in a face-up position is not advised after the irst trimester (unless you use a wedge to prop yourself up), since your expanding uterus can compress the vena cava, the major vessel that brings blood to the heart. As for planks, they can increase downward pressure on abs. Instead, doing lunges and squats should work your abs (and pelvic loor) sufficiently, Battles says.

Stop Signs Back off and call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms. Pain (especially chest pain) Dizziness

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changes throughout your cardiovascular system, so monitoring heart rate with a tracking gadget isn’t the best way to assess how hard you’re working, says Carrie Pagliano, a doctor of physical therapy and a board-certiied clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy. Instead, use the talk test and dial down your intensity to moderate. “If it takes you more than a minute to catch your breath and hold a normal conversation, you are probably working too hard,” Pagliano says.

Amniotic fluid leakage Regular, painful contractions


Labored breathing (before exertion) Headache Muscle weakness that affects your balance Calf pain or swelling



for baby—in a healthy pregnancy, she’s got plenty of cushioning—but your pelvic loor can be at risk, Battles says. Too much impact can intensify the downward pressure on these muscles, setting you up for potential complications like incontinence or other issues with weakened pelvic support.


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Follow Erin Casperson—dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and a yoga and stand-up paddleboarding instructor—for a meditative hike as she talks about the power of outdoor mindfulness. lenty of people want to be more Zen, but sitting cross-legged on a rubber yoga mat doesn’t resonate with everyone. Adding nature to the mix allows you to be more mindful by engaging and nourishing your senses in a way that might not be possible indoors. Plus, trees release phytoncides, airborne chemicals that can boost our immune system and have a direct efect on our nervous system—studies show they can lower our blood pressure and bring down cortisol levels. To try a full-body nature meditation, go for a walk in the woods or your local park and focus on one sense at a time. Look at the drifting clouds above;

CONSIDER A DAILY DOSE “Connect with nature a little bit every day. Step outside and find a spot in the distance to soften your gaze and soak up a relaxing landscape.”



breathe in the greenery; feel the temperature of the sun on your skin and the texture of the roots beneath your feet. Head to a brook, a river, or a fountain and listen to the changing tones of the rippling water— the soothing sound of water settles the nerves. Even ive minutes can be enough to switch your mind-set. And be open to moments of awe along the way. I still remember the amazing feeling of backpacking to the top of Maine’s highest peak and sitting in pure silence to take it in. But it doesn’t have to be an epic event—just looking at a sunrise gives us the opportunity to realize we’re meant to be connected to nature, not separate from it. And making that connection can really shift our thinking.


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“If you want to optimize the amount of strength you’re building, then training with lighter weights won’t cut it,” says Nathaniel Jenkins, Ph.D., an exercise scientist at Oklahoma State University. “You’ll need to include heavy-load training, at weights of at least 75 percent of your one-rep max.” His research found that exercisers who lifted heavier weights to failure for three sets of low reps and those who lifted lighter weights to failure for three sets of high reps saw similar changes in muscle size. “But heavy lifting

Balance Dumbbell Row Start on all fours on a bench or the loor with a dumbbell in left hand; extend right leg directly behind you. Bend left elbow to row dumbbell to chest for 2 counts [shown]. Lower dumbbell to start for 2 counts. That’s 1 rep. Do 12 reps. Switch sides; repeat. Do 2 sets.

Lunge Press Stand with feet hipwidth apart, holding a dumbbell in left left shoulder, elbow bent and palm facing right to start. Step right leg back, bending both legs to 90 degrees [shown]. Press dumbbell overhead for 2 counts. Return to start for 2 counts. Switch sides; repeat. Do 2 sets.

Can You Lift This?

Here’s a rule of thumb for sizing up your #StrengthGoals: Work up to hitting these ranges for your one-rep max—the heaviest weight you can hoist once.

Bench Press GOOD 0.6 times your body weight EXCELLENT 0.7 times SUPERIOR 0.82 times

Leg Press GOOD 1.33 times EXCELLENT 1.47 times SUPERIOR 1.68 times

Squat GOOD 1.12 times EXCELLENT 1.56 times SUPERIOR 2.05 times SOURCE: Figures for a 30- to 39-year-old 140-pound woman from the American Council on Exercise

The number of hours off muscle between heavy-

the American Council on Exercise: “The positive physiological adaptations building, the strength—all

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caused greater increases in strength,” Jenkins says. That’s because heavy loads more efectively stimulate your motor neurons, cells that send electrical signals to muscles. As a result, you’re training your central nervous system to generate more force from your muscles. And you’ll feel that strength bonus in everything you do, from taking HIIT class to schlepping heavy bags. Level up now with these moves from Radan Sturm, the founder of Liftonic studio in New York City. Start with a set of weights that is a little heavier than what you’re used to. If you’re still able to do the last four reps at the same speed you did the irst eight, go for more weight next time. And stick to the expert tips on these pages—they’ll keep you in great form as you work your way to a new personal best.


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THE MAGIC OF CALMATIVE HERBS Luckily, there are plants and herbs that are shown to help induce a sense of calmness within minutes. In a safe but effective way, you can use these to help reduce your stress during the day or promote calmness and tranquility around bedtime. When you are calm, falling asleep and staying asleep is facilitated.

Your gym almost certainly has a Smith machine— the standing one in which an attached barbell slides up and down along a set of vertical guides. Use it as training wheels. “For a back squat [in which the bar is across your back], stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, heels directly under the bar,” says strength and nutrition coach Adam Rosante, creator of the Two Week Transformation program and a Shape Brain Trust member. “Keeping your chest up and core braced, lower as far as you can without losing the natural curve in your lower back. Drive up through your heels.” Begin by squatting the bar alone to nail the form, then add your weight. If you need to bail in the middle of a lift, you can swivel the bar so the hooks “rerack” onto the nearest pegs.

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“Your core—including transverse [deep] abs, obliques, and lat [midback] muscles— protects your back, pelvis, and torso from injury as you lift,” says Julie Erickson, the owner of Endurance Pilates and Yoga in Boston. She suggests doing these core moves even before

you lift to prime your muscles: the Pilates roll-up (start faceup on floor, with your arms extended behind head, then roll up to a seated position) and bicycle crunches. “Then brace as you lift,” she says. “Tense your core as if you’re about to take a punch to the gut.”


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How do you mentally push yourself when you’re lifting something that’s crazy heavy?

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The greater the load, the greater the focus needed. As you start to train with heavier weights, this focus will be as important as your physical output in the lift. Your body can’t do it without the mind. There are two mental tactics that I use to build this focus. They’ve really been game changers when I go big with my lifts.

talking through the physical steps, even though I get some funny looks at the gym when I say them out loud. When I’m squatting with a heavy barbell— that’s anything over 200 pounds for me these days—I say “Big toe, big toe.” This reminds me to keep my feet gripped on the ground, which sets of the domino efect of turning on the inner thighs and glutes. Then, on my descent into the squat position, I say “Up” to set the intention of where that barbell ultimately needs to go. Finally, I cue “Chest up, hips through” to dial in my body’s position through the inish line. 2. Take an ego trip! Adrenaline and conidence will be assets for you here. When you step up to a challenging weight, put on that metaphorical superhero cape. Know the weight is going to go up, expect completion, get a little weird, and nail it! Keep in mind that lifting heavy is 75 percent physical and 25 percent mental. So while your mental game cannot make you lift weight you’re not physically capable of, it will make the weight you’ve prepped to move feel that much closer to a cakewalk.

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TV presenter, model, writer, DJ, and all-around fashion and beauty icon Alexa Chung isn’t done yet. She’s designing her own clothing line—and revving up for her next steps.

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Currently I’m using a serum by Sulwhasoo ( that I discovered in Korea. I like to layer it under Augustinus Bader the Cream ($265, But I’m also happy to buy something lower-priced at the drugstore for my face. One thing I’m committed to is Nivea Intense Healing Body Lotion ($5, I like to mix it with rose oil, or something else I love the smell of, before I apply it. I make a little dessert in my hand. SHAPE: And we have to ask, since so many people turn to you for hair inspiration, what are you doing next with yours? AC: I was just googling around, looking at hairstyles. I have to cut mine of, but my ears are too big to go really short. So I think I’m going to try an Isabella Rossellini late-’80s, early-’90s look [a cheekbone-length bob]. S H A P E : Speaking of style, let’s talk about your new line, Alexachung, which launched last year. After collaborating with so many brands, why did you decide to do your own thing? AC: People have gotten to know me through so many diferent mediums that weren’t necessarily me—I wanted to do something that expressed who I was on the inside. So I went out and got funding to do my own line. At irst I felt like a foreign exchange student: I knew what I wanted to say but couldn’t speak the language. Now I speak the language; I understand what is possible. I’m getting bolder and have more conidence in my eye. SHAPE: What else is on your agenda? AC: I tend to act on one-year plans. For example, I’ll be on vacation and think, Who would I like to come back here with next year? So for the foreseeable future, I’d like to get my line on the London Fashion Week schedule, showing twice a year. I’d like to buy a home. I could see myself falling in love, since I’m a romantic at heart. And, of course, there’s that Isabella cut!



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That alone illustrates the style impact of this English phenom. However, beyond all her contracts (she’s the face of L’Oréal Professionnel) and collabs (in the past she has partnered with Superga, AG Jeans, Madewell, and more), there’s a 34-year-old ambitious woman who is determined to redeine herself on her own terms. First up: Design her own clothing line. Check. Next: Create a healthy, happy, loving existence. We sat down for a deeply honest chat. SHAPE: So itness—what’s your workout now? ALEXA CHUNG: I never prioritized itness until I got past 30 years old and realized I wasn’t invincible. A few years ago, when I was living in New York City, I started doing Gyrotonic classes, but that was more for posture and alignment than for itness. So I started working out with Mary Helen Bowers, who created Ballet Beautiful (I still see her every day when I’m in New York). When I’m in London, I do the moves I can remember on my own. And I walk—a lot. SHAPE: And what about staying mentally it and happy? AC: The older I get, the more attuned I am to avoiding disaster. So I started seeing a therapist awhile ago, who I now check in with whenever I’m feeling wobbly. But the only time I’m really unhappy is when I feel my brain isn’t being utilized. I’m also someone who needs to be around people a lot or I spiral downward. My CEO [Edwin Bodson, formerly of Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester] and I laugh a lot. Running a business is no joke, but the harder it gets, the more funny we ind it. You have to realize it’s not the end of the world. SHAPE: Since you are on the cover of our beauty issue, can you tell us about your daily routine? AC: I value sleep over vanity, so I don’t wear much makeup unless I have to look done up for an event. But I have discovered that serums are important under moisturizer for hydration.

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It’s possible to slow down the body’s aging process, groundbreaking new research reveals. These science-backed strategies deliver more energy, happier moods, and a longer, healthier life.

t might sound like something out of a sci-i movie, but delayed aging is now a reality, thanks to new advances in science and research. Americans are staying younger longer, found a recent study from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. “We measured people’s biological age through different markers of good health and found that the pace of aging has slowed over the past 20 years,” explains researcher Eileen M. Crimmins, Ph.D. People are not just living longer but also enjoying more years of prime mental and physical vitality, she says. While genetics plays a role in how fast we age, new research shows behavioral changes also make an impact. “There’s a lot we can control through diet, exercise, and lifestyle,” says S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., a professor at University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and chief scientist at Lapetus Solutions. Here, based on the latest science, are the ive smartest things you can do to get the most powerful antiaging beneits.

“Exercise is the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth so far,” Olshansky says. People who did cardio for 30 minutes ive days a week had a biological age that was nearly nine years younger than those who were sedentary, the journal Preventive Medicine reports. Working out reduces inlammation and oxidative stress, two factors that age cells and shorten telomeres. Other research has shown that doing two strength-training workouts a week is also beneficial. “Exercise rebuilds muscle and makes the body and mind operate more efficiently overall,” Olshansky says. Strength and endurance training also improves your body’s insulin response, LeBrasseur says. “Muscle stores about 80 percent of the sugar you consume through foods,” he explains. “When you train, you make your muscles more efective at absorbing the sugar from your blood, so your body requires less insulin.” Your goal: Thirty minutes or more of moderate to intense cardio and resistance exercise most days of the week.

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Omega-3 fatty acids have beneicial efects on two markers of biological aging, reports the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Higher intakes are linked to both a 15 percent reduction in damaging oxidative stress and longer telomeres, protein caps that protect the chromosomes and normally shorten as we age. You should also cut down on omega-6 fatty acids, found in grapeseed, corn, and sesame oils. In the study, people who had a lower ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids had the longest (or youngest) telomeres and the lowest levels of oxidative stress. Omega-6s have been shown to increase the inlammation that harms cells, while omega-3s reduce it. The trouble is, our diets tend to favor omega-6s. To remedy that, aim to get at least 1.25 grams of omega-3s a day (the amount in about three ounces of salmon), and limit your intake of high-omega-6 vegetable oils.

While exercise has a huge impact on aging, how much you move throughout the rest of the day is critical too. In a recent study, researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands asked diferent groups of people to sit for 14 hours a day, sit for 13 hours and exercise for one hour, and sit for eight to nine hours a day and stand or walk for seven to eight hours. After four days, being completely sedentary increased insulin resistance and cholesterol levels and damaged the endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels. When people exercised, they had healthy endothelial cells, but their insulin resistance and cholesterol still rose. When those people stood and walked more, though, they sidestepped the insulin resistance and cholesterol increase but not endothelial damage. The message: Both exercise and movement throughout the day are necessary for optimal health, says lead author Bernard Duvivier, M.D., Ph.D. If you have a sedentary job, try to replace two hours a day of sitting time with standing and walking, he says. Find something that works for you, whether that’s working at a standing desk, getting on your feet when you take a phone call, going for a long walk at lunch, or a combination of these.

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Eat smaller meals more often “This is a way to control your insulin levels—one of the likely determinants of the rate of aging,” Olshansky says. “When you eat, your body produces insulin, a hormone that prompts your muscles and liver to absorb the glucose from your blood. Too much insulin over time can harm the mitochondria—little powerhouses in our cells that fuel the body—and also lead to the accumulation of damaged proteins,” says Nathan LeBrasseur, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic. “This can trigger the development of disease.” Preventing big spikes in insulin can help minimize cellular harm. Olshansky suggests having six small meals a day. “And stop eating after dinner because the metabolism slows just before sleep,” he says. Or consider eating all your meals and snacks within an eight- to 10-hour window of time each day, a method known as time-restricted feeding. Early research suggests that this approach may have insulin-sensitizing and antiaging beneits, LeBrasseur says. OCTOBER 2018

Work out almost every day

Deal with your tension “Cumulative lifetime stress accelerates epigenetic aging, a predictor of the rate of biological aging,” says Perla Kaliman, Ph.D., a professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain. Meditation is one way to protect yourself from stress. “Our research suggests that the epigenetic clock runs slower in long-term meditators than in those who don’t meditate,” she explains. In the study, the people who meditated daily for at least three years were the ones who beneited. If that sounds daunting, start small. Try the Insight Timer app (free, and It tracks your meditation streaks and milestones to give you an incentive to keep going.



In reality, hair doesn’t fit neatly into the curly, wavy, or straight categories we’ve established over the years. It comes in all textures and widths—and demands very specific care. We asked five women with gorgeous strands to tell us how they care for their unique types. by Didi Gluck photographs by Heather Hazzan





“I’m Puerto Rican, and my hair is coarse and thick and has tons of volume. I learned to love my hair at a really young age because it just took too long to straighten.” HER HEAD TRIP:

I shampoo just once a week to avoid drying out my hair. I detangle by combing conditioner through my hair while I’m still in the shower. I don’t brush my hair once it’s dry, to avoid frizz. I always get my hair cut—preferably when it’s dry—by someone who understands curls. PRODUCT MUSTS: Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner ($19,, Wella Elements Hair Strengthening Serum ($44,


“My hair is thick and wavy. Until recently, I straightened it every day. But now this look is in, so I play up the curl.” HER HEAD TRIP:

I use a microiber towel, a cotton T-shirt, or even a paper towel to blot, so I don’t rough up and ruin the texture. Between shampoos, I’ll co-wash [that’s cleansing only with conditioner] to keep my hair soft and supple. To reduce frizz, I ill a spray bottle with water and add a drop of styling cream to it. I mist the mixture onto damp hair, then dry it with a difuser. PRODUCT MUSTS: DevaCurl One Condition Original ($10,, SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Blow Dry Crème ($12,


“My hair is ine, but I have a lot of it. It can be limp up top and wavy on the bottom. I work out a lot, so I have to shampoo my hair often. To compensate, I’ve all but stopped using a blowdryer, so I don’t strip my hair of all its moisture.” HER HEAD TRIP:

I condition only the ends, so everything doesn’t go lat and limp. Once a week, I use a moisturizing mask for allover hydration to keep my mane shiny and silky. PRODUCT MUSTS:

Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo ($23) and Hydrating Conditioner ($24,, Lush H’Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment mask ($22,




Ansley “I have kinky hair, which demands love and patience. Getting on board with this texture is the most important thing you can do to care for it, because it means you’ll start experimenting to make it look its best instead of trying to ight it.” HER HEAD TRIP:

A lot of my hair-care essentials are found in nature. Once a week, I whip up a homemade mask of avocado, egg yolk, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and jojoba oil and use it after cleansing. I co-wash every other day. At night, I pineapple my hair: Pile it up in a scrunchie on top of my head and tie a silk scarf around it, so it doesn’t rub against the pillow and get fuzzy looking. I then use a pick or ingers to detangle in the morning. PRODUCT MUST:

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Daphne “My mother is Dutch and my father is Indonesian, so my texture is a mix of babyine and straight and thick and wavy. I sleep with my hair down because if I put it up in a scrunchie overnight, it will have a dent in it all day. It really hangs on to anything you do to it.” HER HEAD TRIP:

I always use clothcovered elastics, which are gentler to ine hair and don’t leave marks. My hair care is minimal. I don’t color or use conditioner to avoid stripping it or weighing it down. Once a week I use a clarifying rinse. PRODUCT MUST:

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo ($7, drugstores)





TIP Soaking scallions and onions in acid like vinegar or lemon juice, even for a minute, softens their sharpness.


20 minutes

1 lime 1 scallion, whites and greens separated, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh cilantro ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons fresh mint 1 teaspoon capers, rinsed and chopped 2 hot cherry peppers (like Peppadew), slivered ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

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Make sauce the star A versatile lavor booster will take even the most basic dish to the next level, and it doesn’t need to be complicated. This herby version is a refreshing bite of parsley, cilantro, and mint, and it requires no cooking. Experiment with different spices, chiles , garlic, and olive oil, and inish with a touch of acid.

1 pound shrimp

1. Zest the lime into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon juice, then stir in the scallion whites; set aside. Finely chop cilantro, parsley, and mint. Add to the bowl, along with the capers, peppers, and ¼ cup oil. Stir and season to taste with salt. 2. Heat a grill to high. Toss the shrimp with the remaining oil and season with salt. Grill, turning once, until opaque, about 3 minutes. Serve with sauce.

Serves 4

Put faith in your marinade It’s the quickest way to add depth. Start with olive oil and follow with an acid like vinegar or lemon juice to tenderize, onion for richness, herbs or spices for complexity, mustard for savory notes, and inally a sweetener like honey to caramelize.


35 minutes (plus marinating) 1 Ruby Red grapefruit 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons honey 4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 3 rosemary sprigs 1 pound beets, peeled and cut into ½-inch wedges 1 whole pork tenderloin (1¼ pounds), trimmed Salt and black pepper Chopped fresh parsley, for serving

1. With a vegetable peeler, remove 4 strips of peel from the grapefruit. Squeeze ¾ cup juice from the grapefruit into a small bowl. Whisk in the mustard, oil, and 2 tablespoons honey, then stir in the garlic, rosemary, and grapefruit zest. Divide between 2 large resealable plastic bags. Put the beets in one bag and the pork in the other. Seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours. 2. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. 3. Put the pork on the baking sheet, wiping off excess marinade, then rub the remaining 1 tablespoon honey on top of the pork. Remove the beets from the marinade and scatter around the pork. Season everything with salt and pepper. 4. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the pork registers 145°, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest. Meanwhile, stir the beets and return to the oven. Roast until the beets are tender, about 7 minutes longer. 5. While the pork and beets roast, strain the marinade into a small saucepan. Discard the solids. Bring the marinade to a boil, then boil until reduced to a syrupy glaze, about 8 minutes. Keep warm. 6. Slice the pork and arrange on a plate with the beets and boiled marinade. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Serves 4

TIP If you prefer a deep, dark crust on your pork, sear it on the stove instead.

Balance flavors and textures Every good dish nails the perfect combo of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy, plus crunchy, chewy, creamy, and tender. The best way to master this is by composing a great salad, like the one here. Taste as you create, noticing where to add more acid to balance the oil and nuts to add meatiness to the veggies.


20 minutes

½ cup plain whole milk yogurt ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon poppy seeds ¼ teaspoon Espelette or other dried red chile flakes, plus more for serving Salt 1 medium celery root, trimmed, peeled, and cut into matchsticks 1 Asian pear, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced ½ cup dried apricots, cut in halves ¼ cup roasted salted pistachios ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, sliced

1. In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt, lemon juice, oil, poppy seeds, chile flakes, and a pinch of salt. Adjust seasonings to your preference. 2. Add celery root, pear, apricots, pistachios, and parsley. Toss until well-coated. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Toss again before serving.

Serves 6

S TA R T TO F I N I S H : 45 minutes

3 pounds vegetables, such as carrots, radishes, sweet potatoes, shallots, and garlic, cut into 1½-inch chunks (8 cups) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 ounces prosciutto, torn into small pieces 6 sprigs thyme, plus leaves for garnish Salt and black pepper 6 fresh figs, halved

1. Put a half-sheet pan on the floor of the oven. Preheat oven to 425°. 2. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the oil, prosciutto, thyme, and a pinch each of salt and pepper until coated. Carefully transfer the hot pan to a wire rack, then spread the vegetables in a single layer. 3. Roast on the floor of the oven, stirring once, until browned and tender, about 35 minutes. Put in a dish and top with figs and thyme leaves.

Serves 6

Caramelize your roasted vegetables It’s the golden, crunchy exterior that makes squash, brussels sprouts, and root veggies slightly sweet and totally addictive. The trick: First, preheat the baking pan so your food hits a hot surface and gets a sear. Then place the pan with the veggies on the loor of the oven, which provides the most direct heat to cause caramelization.


25 minutes

Salt and black pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces spicy Italian sausage 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 pound butternut squash, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut into ½-inch slices 1 bunch broccoli rabe, stems trimmed and discarded, tops cut into 3-inch lengths 12 ounces linguine 1 ounce Pecorino Romano, grated

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Squeeze the sausage out of the casings in bits and into the skillet. Cook until the bottoms are browned, about 3 minutes, then push to one side of the skillet. Add the onion and garlic to the other side, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir with the sausage and push to one side of the skillet.

Amp up a simple pasta You add decadence by doing as the Italians do and undercooking your pasta—even less than al dente—then tossing the noodles in simmering sauce. This will make the pasta actually soak up the goodness so that the lavor is bold and intensiied.

3. Add the remaining tablespoon oil to the other side of the skillet and add the squash. Season with salt and pepper and stir to coat with the oil. Stir with the sausage and onion, spread in an even layer, and add ½ cup of the boiling salted water. Cover and cook until squash is tender, about 8 minutes. 4. Add linguine to the boiling water and boil, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, 8 minutes. With tongs, transfer the noodles to the squash mixture. Reserve cooking water. Toss well and add half the cheese. Continue tossing until noodles are al dente, about 2 minutes. If the sauce seems dry, toss in ¼ cup pasta water. 5. Divide among serving plates and top with the remaining cheese and more pepper.

Serves 4

TIP Pick the right pot: If you don’t have a large, deep skillet, use a Dutch oven or a wide pot. You need plenty of room to toss the pasta.




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Start with the good stuff “Feeding America puts an emphasis on healthy food. At Para Los Niños, we put together a farmers market for the

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