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The Best Colors for a Long-Lasting Manicure

Believe it or not, the color you choose actually affects how long your manicure will remain chip-free. So if you’re headed to the nail salon (or giving yourself a DIY manicure) this weekend, and you need your nails to be in tip-top shape for more than a few days, opt for a sheer or pearlescent shade, and avoid beige or […]

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An Easy Fix for Squeaky Floors

Live in an old (or even not-so-old) house with squeaky floors? If your floors are hard wood, you can use this trick to quiet them temporarily. Simply dust a little bit of talcum powder over the floor and sweep it into the cracks. (Remove the rest with a damp cloth or paper towel.) Do you have any unexpected household fixes?

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Would You Buy It? The Milkmaid from Quirky

Everyday more and more technology is making its way into the kitchen. The latest project from Quirky (announced today on TechCrunch) is no exception. Quirky partnered with GE to ask inventors for the next revolutionary idea that integrated technology into an everyday product. The result is The Milkmaid, a milk jug with a direct line to your smart phone. Here’s a […]

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Save Money (and Water) This Summer

Think twice before installing an automatic sprinkler system (or turning on the one you already have), according to the EPA those systems can use up to 50 percent more water unnecessarily. To save money and water, try using a soaker hose instead. It will gently water your lawn or your flower beds and you can move it throughout the yard as […]

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It’s National Cheese Day! How to Create the Perfect Cheese Plate

Did you know that today is National Cheese Day? In honor of this delicious culinary holiday, here’s how to select the perfect balance of flavors and textures for the cheese plate at your next party. Serve one from each of the following categories: 1. Blue (Gorgonzola, Cashel Blue, or Stilton) 2. Semifirm (Manchego, Fontina, or cave-aged Cheddar) 3. Super-aged (Comté, […]

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Cool Down Quickly With This Trick

If your face tends to get flushed when you exercise (especially as the weather gets warmer), use this trick to diminish the red quickly. Simply wet a towel with cold water and place it on the back of your neck. Not only will it help lower your body temperature, but it will help constrict you blood vessels, which are making […]

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Display Your Kid’s Drawing on Your Key Ring

Whether your child is a budding Picasso or Renoir you can now keep your favorite masterpiece right on your key chain. The Etsy Shop Formia Design offers custom key chains based on the artwork you send in. Take a look at some of her creations: Visit Formia Design on Etsy to find out how you can get a key chain […]

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Introducing Real Simple + Kickstarter

Here at Real Simple we’re fans of just about anything that makes your life easier, especially the problem-solving products that we share every Friday in our Daily Finds newsletter. So we’re especially pleased to announce that we’ve launched a curated page on Kickstarter. (If you’re not familiar, Kickstarter is a platform that allows people to share their ideas and ask for […]

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How to Pick a Sunscreen

Did you come back from the holiday weekend with a pink nose or red shoulders? If so, it’s time to replenish your stash of sunscreen (and remember to use it). Here are the active ingredients to look for as you’re scanning the aisles. 1. Avobenzone: This is the chemical that penetrates your skin and helps absorb harmful UVA rays. You […]

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Keep Bugs Away From Your Backyard Buffet

This weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and if you’re planning any outdoor feasts, you’ll need this trick. To keep bugs away from your favorite dishes, simply place a mesh colander on top of the bowls or plates. Then remove when it’s time to serve. Have a great holiday weekend!

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