A Surefire Way to Stay Accountable

You *know* you ought to take the stairs instead of the elevator and floss every night… and yet, sometimes not doing those good-for-you extra steps is all the more tempting. If you’re a parent and trying to hold yourself accountable to small goals, try this tip from reader Rachel R.S.: Enlist yours kids. When we asked our Facebook fans for […]

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Beauty Bad Habits

A few months back, I posted about my nail-biting habit. I got many great ideas about how to quit from all of you. I thought I’d follow up and let you know that, although I have not kicked the habit entirely (hey, it was 43 years in the making), I have become more mindful of when I’m biting—and, therefore, more […]

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A Flattering Spring Dress for Your Body from Refinery29

Is your spring wardrobe in need of a little pick-me-up? Our friends at Refinery29 have put together a list of 12 spring dresses that will complement every body type. From busty to boyish, maxi to A-line, this list includes dress options that are affordable and splurge-worthy. Plus, it will make springtime dressing a breeze! To see the full list, click […]

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80+ Surprising Items You Can Recycle

Did you know you can recycle those ripped pantyhose? No? What about printer cartridges? Seventy percent of used ink cartridges are thrown into landfills, where it will take approximately 450 years for them to fully decompose. That’s a lot of wasted space!

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An Easy Way to Remember Birthdays

Convenient as Facebook birthday reminders can be, wouldn’t it be nice to remember someone’s big day sometime before the last possible second? If you had a hard time committing important dates to memory, try this trick. As soon as you learn a person’s birthday, mark it in your phone, computer, or email service’s calendar as a recurring yearly event, and […]

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A Clever New Use for Contact Lens Cases

If you’ve ever worn contacts, you very likely have a spare (or two… or five) contact lens cases. Not sure what to do with them? We’ve long been fans of using a clean set as a travel spice holder (see above). A new genius idea: On Instagram, reader @monstersg suggested using the cases as a travel-friendly moisturizer and sunblock holder […]

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How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Nothing brightens a room quite like spring flowers—especially after a long, harsh winter. To extend the life of those beautiful blooms, remember to change the water daily. Resist the urge to be lazy: A simple top-off won’t cut it. For the best results, empty the existing water and refill the vase with a fresh dose of H2O and trim the […]

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