If your pants quickly develop holes at the thigh area (even though they fit perfect fine), you are definitely not alone—nor are you destined to wear through every pair of slacks you own. Instead, look for pants with less than 4 percent of stretchy material, like spandex. A firm fabric holds you in better and doesn’t pull, with means a […]
With Turkey Day just three days away, take a few minutes now to start making ice for your big feast. That way, when guests start arriving, you’ll have one less thing to stress about. To store the ice, simply store cubes in plastic baggies in the freezer. For big ice cubes (which are perfect for cocktails), consider using your muffin […]
The holidays should be a merry time for all–including the four-legged member of your family. Unfortunately, certain foods–like bones, alcohol, baked goods, and chocolate–can spoil the fun for all if your pet gets ahold of them.
When hosting a big dinner, it’s nearly impossible to have everything come out of the oven at just the right time. If you’re preparing a large meal, use this tip to keep side dishes–like mashed potatoes–warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking.
Flared jeans are perennially in style, and it’s a good thing—the cut fits and flatters every body type by balancing out proportions. Wondering how to pull off the silhouette? Here are three simple tips: • The hem should just touch the floor. Too long and the flares will “break” at your ankles. Too short, and silhouette will have the effect of […]
Have several members of a family on your holiday shopping list? Instead of buying individual presents for each person, consider getting the group one shareable gift. Says New York City event planer David Tutera, “A Blu-ray player or an ice cream maker is a gift that everyone can enjoy together.” Likewise, you can pack up one big basket filled with […]
It’s that time of year again—when you want to enjoy holiday music on your own terms, and no longer be at the mercy of radio stations to play your favorite songs. Fortunately, you’ve got many options. A few of our cost-free picks: If you know exactly what you want to hear: Spotify Love a very specific version of “The Christmas […]
If you’re travelling this holiday season, it might be time to rethink your luggage choice. According to a recent study conducted by T.J. Maxx and and Marshalls, the majority of travelers own black luggage, making it easy to confuse your bag for someone else’s at baggage claim.
Going to a holiday party in someone’s home who you know has hardwood floors? Here’s a reason to opt for flats instead of heels: You could potentially damage your friend’s floors. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, walking on a wood floor in high heels can cause dents. In fact, a 125-pound woman in heels creates an impact of […]