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Anna Sheffield's Incredible Immunity-Boosting Green Chile Stew

Eat This BY liz 11/06/2015
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"The state question of New Mexico is 'red or green?'" says Anna Sheffield, who, as a Santa Fe native, knows it refers to something her Southwestern brethren take insanely seriously: chiles. Specifically, hatch chiles, a varietal grown only in the land of enchantment (no, really - that's the state's nickname).Here's one of the Bing Bang designer's favorite recipes, packed with the green ones. She swears it will help you fight off colds - because what's more enchanting than not needing your sick days? READ MORE

Inside the Brooklyn Warehouse Where Rad Indie Brands—Like Kordal—Are Taking It to the Next Level

BY liz 12/16/2015
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On the seventh floor of the massive Pfizer building in Bushwick, some of the borough's most talented emerging designers are sharing space - and new ideas - as a part of Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, or BF + DA. Designers who apply and are accepted into the program get workspace, sure, but also shared materials, mentors, and business experts (including ones that help think about taxes - because if you thought doing your own was bad, just imagine how much worse it gets when you're incorporated). Plus, there's even a cute lunchroom with killer views - it's kind of like a grown-up, designer-centric version of that high school from Fame. READ MORE

Here’s How to Buy Plants Online

BY liz 05/06/2016
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Recreation Center ceramacist Josephine Heilpern isn't quite sure how she became obsessed with plants, but she's in too deep to look back now. After seven years of filling every nook of her Brooklyn apartment (including her own sharply angled planters) with greenery, she's had to turn to the internet to find specimens she doesn't already own. "Buying plants on eBay is a pretty recent discovery, but I'm totally hooked," she explains. "I've never seen a lot of them in person, so it's always a fun surprise." Here's her guide to filling out your frond fam, via FedEx (it's weirdly like online dating). READ MORE

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