Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
This vegetarian cookbook makes healthy food taste positively sinful.
As a former cookbook editor, I have a huge cookbook collection. But this one, from a top London chef, might be my favorite of all time. Every recipe is a winner, bursting with flavor.
Cost: $19.47 at BarnesAndNoble.com
Tom’s Silver Glitters
Comfy, cute and charitable
I’ve always been a big fan of Tom’s shoes, and these are particularly fun. Plus, for every pair you buy, the company donates one pair to children in need. That’s a win-win for everyone’s feet. Available in silver, black, pink and blue glitter.
Cost: $54 at Toms.com
Clean up quickly on the go.
Moist towelettes can take care of sticky hands. But what if you’re all sweaty? This product combines a wet towelette with a dry one, removing perspiration and leaving you dry, as well as looking and smelling clean. Perfect for golfers, hikers, bikers and anyone who sweats.
Cost: $7.50 for six at PaperShower.com
Yurbuds Inspire Pro Earbuds
Sports earphones that stay put -- even during strenuous workouts.
These cool buds twist and lock into place to keep your music (or phone call) going with sweat-proof and water-resistant controls and microphone. Plus, they’re comfy!
Cost: $59.99 at Yurbuds.com
2nd Skin Moist Burn Pads
Prevent scarring and heal faster.
When I got a nasty burn on my wrist recently, I learned that it’s key to cover it up and keep it moist to avoid a permanent scar. The same is true of scrapes and cuts. To the rescue: Infused with sterile water, these pads provide a moist, comfortable barrier against the world while you’re healing.
Cost: $5.99 at Drugstore.com
How much does your weight fluctuate in a year?
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