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Deck Your Halls: Easy Ways to Decorate with Holiday Greenery

By Ellen Miller, November 30, 2016  |  More Posts by Ellen Miller

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Christmas trees, tabletop trees, garlands and assorted greenery. We've got everything you need to infuse your home with some holiday spirit in our floral and produce departments. Read on for decorating inspiration, tips and tricks from a few of our favorite entertaining bloggers.

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5 Cleaner Holiday Makeup Ideas

By Melanie Rud Chadwick, November 30, 2016  |  More Posts by Melanie Rud Chadwick

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‘Tis the season to get a little more glam with your makeup. Ahead, pro eco makeup artist Jo Levy shares five easy ways to create a festive look (emphasis on easy) that are perfect for any and every holiday soiree. Bonus: The products below — and all body care and makeup sold in our Whole Body department — do not contain 75+ ingredients commonly found in conventional cosmetics and are never tested on animals.

1. Don’t Skimp on Skincare

Any kind of makeup, holiday or not, always

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6 Tips to Keep Your Holidays Healthy

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, November 25, 2016  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

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Creamy Spinach Dip Recipe

Family gatherings, traveling, hosting, busy party schedules and, of course, food are the hallmarks of the holiday season. From Pistachio-Citrus Rugelach at a party to the experimental

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Easy Ways to Reinvent Your Hot Cocoa

By Alice K. Thompson, November 25, 2016  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

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Mexican-Style Hot Chocolate Recipe

There’s not much about cold weather that can’t be made better with hot cocoa. Invite friends and family in for a mug, take a thermos on a winter outing, or curl up with a cozy cup anytime for a dose of winter sustenance. Kids love it, of course, but it’s also very grown-up (and extra warming!) with everything from a pinch of spice to a splash of liqueur. From simple to celebratory, here’s the lowdown on this uplifting beverage:

Hot Cocoa 101

Whether you opt for an easy mix or make it from scratch,

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My Favorite Recipes: Holiday Cakes Worth Celebrating

By Molly Siegler, November 25, 2016  |  More Posts by Molly Siegler

As a classically trained chef with a political science degree, Food Editor Molly Siegler puts her culinary chops to work coordinating the creation and curation of recipes and other food-focused content for Whole Foods Market. (Catch Molly’s cooking videos on YouTube!) We asked Molly to share some of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

’Tis the season for desserts. While holiday pies and cookies steal a lot of the limelight, cakes never go out of season. Here are five of my top picks for cakes for any occasion — and remember, now’s the time to

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