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5 Healthy Ways to Detox Post-Turkey Day

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Can we go ahead and call it? Thanksgiving is the most epic of holidays. It’s one of the only times when eating as much as possible is not only acceptable behavior but downright celebrated. The only downside is that all that stuffing tends to leave us, well, stuffed. Before you bid a tearful goodbye to your skinny jeans forever or opt for more drastic measures, turn to this roundup for a little wellness inspiration. Our detox menu will blast away bloat and ensure you kick off the approaching New Year (yeah, remember resolutions?) as the picture of good health. 

1. Take 10

Think staying healthy requires a hefty time commitment? Think again. Each of these wellness breaks only takes ten minutes or less to complete. Make them a part of your daily routine, and we guarantee you’ll see a difference, inside and out.

2. Take it to the Streets

And by streets, we of course mean taking your fitness quest to the great outdoors. When temperatures plummet, runners fall in one of two categories: those who resign themselves to the treadmill, and those who layer up and tough it out. Planning to brave the elements? Here’s a checklist of the apparel, equipment, and grooming goods you’ll need.

3. Hunker Down

Often, it’s not a lack of will power but a lack of free time that keeps us from our daily sweat sesh. The solution? Maintain a small, well-curated collection of tools and weapons for your touch screen that will actually serve you well. Here are seven of our favorite apps to help you streamline your routine and simplify your life.

4. Workout, Anywhere

There’s no need to abandon your exercise while traveling. These easy poses by yoga rebel Tara Stiles, founder of New York studio Strala Yoga, will help you de-stress, beat jet lag, recover from plane-induced tummy troubles, and more. Best of all, you can do them anywhere—even a tiny hotel room.

5. Get Your Chocolate Fix

Who says healthy foods can’t taste good? Created by Dr. Lipman and goop, this rich smoothie combines raw cacao (yes, chocolate), honey, and a couple secret ingredients. Find out how to make this creamy treat and why it’s so good for you.

—Ally

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Pure Yoga’s Loren Bassett on the Best Yoga Poses for Everything

After the relative calm of August, September marks the beginning of the always-bananas fall. It’s no wonder that this is also National Yoga Month—we can all use a reminder to take a few deep breaths. And, while the Birchbox eds are big yogis (at home and on the road), we know there are plenty of you who are yet to be sold. That’s why we’ve asked Pure Yoga to give us some tips on bringing yoga into our everyday.

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We’ve all had days when something happens that makes us want to EEEE! at the top of our lungs or when we feel like we’re moving through molasses. When that happens there are some simple yoga postures that can help. Pure Yoga’s Loren Bassett breaks it down.

When you’re stressed: Child’s Pose and Savasana are beautifully relaxing and grounding postures, calming the nervous system and promoting relaxation.

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Fall’s Must-Try Hairstyle, Work-Appropriate Manis, And More
Looking for a cute fall cut? The verdict is in: The asymmetrical bob is the haircut of the season. [BellaSugar]
Make the most out of your post-workout smoothies using this handy guide. [Well&Good NYC]
Don’t let work limit your mani options. Here’s a list of eye-catching colors that work for the office. [xoVain]
Benefit Cosmetics knows how to throw a party! The brand honored strong females like Cate Blanchett and Halle Berry at its NYFW kickoff cocktail party. [WWD]
We’ve all been stuck on the dreaded bad date. Lauren Conrad saves the day with these tips to escape gracefully. [Refinery29]
Admiring the locks of RiRi, Jennifer Lawrence, and Blake Lively? Add these nine male celebs to your hair envy list. [Huffington Post]
Designer Rebecca Minkoff’s collection hits the runway today! Here’s how she prepared for the big day. [Glamour]
—Ashley
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Fall’s Must-Try Hairstyle, Work-Appropriate Manis, And More

—Ashley

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Packing for college can be really overwhelming. How much should you bring? What do you bring? Well, the answer is simple: only the essentials. That’s why this month we teamed up with Seventeen magazine and their special advisory board of sorority sisters on a curated list of 20 college beauty must-haves. Check back each week for more great content from our newest partner and definitely take advantage of this limited-time special offer just for Birchbox customers: Purchase a Seventeen subscription for $15 and get 100 Birchbox points!

Working Out With Glee Star Jenna Ushkowitz: Seventeen Magazine

From arms to abs, Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz shows Seventeen the proper technique for several strengthening exercises to help you get tone everywhere. One of the coolest things we learned? There’s a workout move called the wood chop. Who knew?! 

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Comic-Con Photo Booth, The New Hunger Games Trailer, and More


Stars from hit shows like The Vampire Diaries, Psych, and True Blood stopped by People's photo booth at Comic-Con to take some seriously cute snaps. [People]
Speaking of Comic-Con, you’ll marvel at actress Hailee Steinfeld’s awesome Sci-Fi-inspired nails. [io9]
This will definitely be the best news of your day: The new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has just been released! [Us Weekly]
A recap of the best looks from Miami Swim Week 2014. [Bella Sugar]
Take your beauty hygiene to the next level by cleaning your makeup in addition to your brushes. [xoVain]
Rihanna poses for her latest perfume Rogue. How does her new campaign compare to her older ads? [The Cut]


—Geraldine
 
Gear up for the sweltering week ahead with these travel-friendly products that are sure to keep you looking fresh from day to night. 

Comic-Con Photo Booth, The New Hunger Games Trailer, and More

—Geraldine
 
The Royal Baby App, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Home, and More
Want the latest scoop on the royal baby? There’s an app for that. [She Finds]
Dior tweeted a little sneak peek of its bathtub photo shoot with Robert Pattinson. Sorry ladies, he’s fully clothed. [Beauty High]
Legendary supermodel and fashion icon Kate Moss opens up about plastic surgery, weight, fashion, and much more. [Allure]
Here’s a rare look into Diane von Furstenberg’s Connecticut estate. Check out that lipstick tree! [Tales of Endearment]
Are artificial sweeteners really that bad for you? Find out once and for all. [Greatist]
Keep your skin summer perfect by learning how to avoid and deal with ingrown hairs. [Bella Sugar]
Down-to-earth celeb mom Jennifer Garner is the new and first celebrity face of Max Mara. [Huffington Post]
—Geraldine
Birchbloggers have more tips for perfect summer skin. For starters, mineral makeup won’t clog pores.

The Royal Baby App, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Home, and More

—Geraldine

Birchbloggers have more tips for perfect summer skin. For starters, mineral makeup won’t clog pores.


Dolce’s New Polishes, Prince Andrew on Twitter, and More


Dolce & Gabbana’s new collection of nail lacquers, Love in Taormina, just hit shelves. We think the brand should change the name to Love At First Sight. [The Cut] 
Kim Sears, girlfriend of Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, is being named as the new “it” style icon of England. [Fashionista]
Here’s a first for the royal family: Prince Andrew opened up a Twitter account. It’s time to start following @TheDukeOfYork. [People]
The royal baby’s official title was announced. Congrats to His or Her Royal Highness Prince or Princess of Cambridge. [Us Weekly]
In sad celeb news, Stacy Keibler ended her two-year relationship with George Clooney. [Glamour]

—Geraldine
 
Stay glowing in the summer heat with the longest lasting blush you’ll ever own.

Dolce’s New Polishes, Prince Andrew on Twitter, and More

—Geraldine
 
Stay glowing in the summer heat with the longest lasting blush you’ll ever own.