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Dry Shampoo Your Hair Like a Pro

Dry shampoo is probably one of the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic beauty items to ever grace the earth… but that dusty look you get after using it (I call it Dusty Head Syndrome) and the time you spend waiting for your hair to absorb the product can definitely put a damper in things. The good news: All you have to do […]

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Meditation for Beginners

With all of the stress and pressures of modern life, anxiety can feel like your constant companion—but that doesn’t have to be the case. Turns out, you already possess everything you need to clear your mind, calm your nerves, and defeat that nagging anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach. How? It’s simple: Meditation. Even if you don’t think […]

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How to Be More Patient

The coffee seems to be dripping in slow motion, the dog’s walking around in circles without actually doing his business, the train can’t come soon enough, and the elevator is taking forever! If this sounds like your thought process in the morning, it sounds like you could use a lesson in patience (can’t we all sometimes?).

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Where to Find Great Short Stories

If you like a good short story, personal essay, investigative piece, or long-form writing in general, keep these two well-curated resources in your arsenal. You’ll thank yourself the next time you’re waiting in a long line!: Kindle Singles Did you know Amazon sells writing in singles form? Think of it like when you used to buy a single on a […]

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Highlighter How-Tos

Highlighters are one of those cosmetics that I’ve written about a million times but never really used until recently. I’ve always found they make me look more greasy than glow-y. But then I discovered two highlighters that changed my outlook figuratively and literally. The first is BeneFit Ooh La Lift ($22, Sephora). I’ve started to place a dab of it in […]

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How to Prevent a Powdered Compact from Shattering

The last thing a traveler needs is a shattered powder compact, as the Jet-setting Michelle Phan, a beauty-video blogger and makeup entrepreneur, can tell you.

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Last-Minute Passover Recipes

Passover begins tonight, April 14, at sundown. Need help with last-minute prepping? Check out our Seder Meal Checklist to double-check that you have all of your (kosher) ducks in a row. Got invited to a seder and only have a tiny bit of time to prep? These seasonal and kosher for Passover recipes all take less than 40 minutes, start […]

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A DIY Dorm Decoration

Filling white walls can be a challenge—especially when your budget can barely cover bedding, let alone picture frames. If you’re looking for an artsy, economical way to make photos or posters pop, consider trying this DIY idea from Dormify, a site that specializes in dorm décor. First, bust out a roll of washi tape, a decorative Japanese tape and DIYer’s […]

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Easy Outfit Idea: Jumpsuits

  If the word “jumpsuit” immediately calls to mind images of your mechanic, read on: You might not know it yet, but this versatile piece could just be your new LBD. Although perhaps a bit intimidating if you’ve yet to try the trend, just think of a jumpsuit as a slight (and slightly cooler) update to the classic cocktail dress. Just like […]

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What is Miso Paste?

One small spoonful of this fermented soybean paste is enough to transform an entire recipe, adding a “Hmm, what is that, exactly?” umami-rich flavor.

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