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4 Highly Successful Women on Crying at Work

Ever had nasty words spread about you at work? And were those words published as front-page news in Politico, with your colleagues describing you as “a source of widespread frustration and anxiety,” “impossible,” and “disengaged or uncaring”? That’s what happened to the first-ever-female New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. She opened up to Cosmopolitan in a recent interview about […]

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Here’s How Stressed Americans Really Are (and How to Manage It)

Feel like you’ve been more stressed out than ever, lately? You’re not alone: About half of Americans feel the same way. In a report titled “The Burden of Stress in America,” released this week by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health, researchers surveyed 2,505 respondents about stress. Amongst the findings? For starters: 49% […]

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7 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Their Kids to Sleepaway Camp

One of our editors sent her 8-year-old daughter to sleepaway camp this weekend. As amazing as the experience can be for kids, the transition can be rough. So we asked our Facebook fans for their best advice for both mother and daughter. Here are some of our favorite answers: “Keep a journal (both of them) detailing what they did while […]

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Waste Not: A Summer Veggie You Can Freeze

Here’s a kernel of wisdom about one of summer’s most coveted items: Fresh corn tastes best within a day of purchase, but unshucked ears can be kept for up to 3 days tightly wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If that window starts to dwindle and your corn is still sitting untouched, place the corn in a resealable […]

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Save Your Dishwasher (and Your Hands) From Broken Glass With This Trick

It’s happened again: You opened up your just-used dishwasher to see a rack full of broken glasses and shards of glass strewn all over the bottom. Before you reach in to blindly fish out the glass (because sticking your hand into a dark appliance to grab sharp objects is a great idea!), try this simple trick. First, put on rubber […]

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5 Easy Tips For Nail Art You Can Actually Do Yourself

New to nail art? Try your hand at the trend with these simple techniques, tricks, and tools. • Dotticure: Create a polka-dot themed mani using a bobby pin or dot tool. Layer bubbles of different sizes for a retro effect. • Nail Stamp Kits: You can get these kits, each with dozens of designs, for under $10—example here. Just paint the color of […]

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The Secrets Of A Long, Healthy Relationship, According To Science

Did you know that happy couples have 5 positive interactions for every negative one? What about the fact that weddings only lead to a boost in happiness for 2 years (on average), and then couples’ happiness levels return to what they were prior to engagement? (Goodbye, honeymoon period!) Happify, an emotional wellbeing site, shared these—hopefully—fun facts and more in their […]

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Do This One Thing for a Better Relationship With Your Daughter-in-Law

Cue the champagne: Your son or daughter has found the one! That said, after the wedding dust has settled, you might find that you and your new daughter-in-law are living less than happily-ever-after. Of course, every MIL and DIL duo is different, and the tension between each pair will vary for any number of reasons. Still, the most frequent complaint […]

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How Much Everyone Else is Spending on Wedding Gifts

With wedding season in full swing, guests everywhere are asking the same question: How much money should I give the newlyweds? Though most guests will spend an average of $109 this year—on par with last year’s figure, $108—the average cost nearly doubles to $200 if the recipient is a close family member, according to the American Express Spending & Savings […]

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The Absolute Best $10 Drugstore Beauty Buys

Every day, loads of high-price products are sent my way for testing purposes—for potential coverage in Real Simple. You could call what I do important investigative work in the name of our readers, or an embarrassment of riches. The truth is, I’m a drugstore girl (and plenty of these products are sent to me daily, too, only they don’t elicit the same […]

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