What to Do With Your Old Cell Phones

If you’ve purchased a new phone and are wondering what to do with your old one, turn it into an “emergencies only” cell phone. Even though there’s no subscription plan associated with the phone, because of government mandates, wireless carries are still required to transmit emergency calls made to 911. Just one important note: In the event that you do […]

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Smoothies Under 250 Calories from CookingLight.com

Looking for yummy low-calorie smoothie recipes? Or, a way to sneak veggies in to your little ones? Search no further. Our colleagues at CookingLight.com have compiled a list of smoothie recipes all under 250 calories. Dust off your blender and mix up one of these delicious and healthy treats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. To see the full list, click […]

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How to Cover a Popped Pimple

Despite definitely knowing better, you popped a pimple and it erupted. Rather than lecturing you on how bad it is to pick at your skin—because it is a bad idea­­­­—here’s how to cover it up: A combination of acne-fighting gel, concealer, and translucent loose powder. First, go ahead and apply an acne-fighting gel (like Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion, $17, […]

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Today’s Thought

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Wednesday Trivia: Jobs That Make You Gain Weight

A new study from CareerBuilder and reported by Huffington Post found that the very worst job for waistlines just may in information technology and government—not surprisingly, two jobs that require a whole lot of sitting. And if you feel you may have put on a few pounds since starting your job, take solace in the fact that you’re in good […]

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Easy Substitutions for Common Ingredients

Flour? Check. Sugar? Check. Baking powder…? Missing in action. And cardamom? Not a chance. Maybe you keep limited supplies on hand because you’re only an occasional cook or baker. Maybe you simply don’t have the cabinet space. Or, perhaps, it’s the most likely reason of all: You plumb forgot to restock that missing ingredient when you ran out. But before […]

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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 your 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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