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Remove Red Wine Stains From Linens

If your table linens are dotted with red wine stains thanks to a little extra merriment at the holiday party you hosted, follow this stain-fighting trick to ensure the mess gets properly cleaned up.

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An Easy Styling Tip for Winter Accessories

It can be tricky to look pulled together when bundling up to face the elements. The easiest way to manage this? Make sure your accessories match! Just the way the right jewelry can tie an outfit together, balancing your winter accessories will keep your outer layers looking polished. Try a matching set (hat, gloves and scarf) in a neutral or […]

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A Great Excuse to Get a Massage

Here’s a good—if not a bit luxurious—way to fight back during cold and flu season: Get a massage. Research shows that it can keep your immune system in top fighting form. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, studies in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined the effects of Swedish massage therapy on the body’s hormonal response and immune function, […]

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Don’t Throw Away Greeting Cards

If you were inundated by season’s greetings, don’t toss them. As you purge your home of all things holiday, set aside any old greeting cards to sent to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

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Healthy Snack Ideas for the New Year

January is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, making changes—and it’s also the time when most people are trying to drop a few pounds and eat healthier. Stock your fridge with basic ingredients like sliced turkey, hummus, and nut butter, then use them in creative combinations next time you’re craving a snack instead of reaching for a bag of […]

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An Easy Way To Get Your Finances in Order

If your New Year’s resolution is getting your finances organized, take this advice from Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, and start by setting up calendar reminders for all of your financial to-dos. Says von Toblel, “Create reminders for all of your bills, your taxes, your credit score checks, and your health. I like to […]

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Can You Keep Leftover Champagne?

Once you’ve popped a bottle of sparkling wine, you cannot replace the cork. Thanks to it’s carbonated nature, buying a special stopper is the safest way to keep Champagne’s sparkle alive. Here, a few suggestions.

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Happy New Year (and Oatmeal Month)!

Happy New Year! Is multitasking better one of our resolutions for 2014? Lucky you—today is also the beginning of National Oatmeal Month, which means you can celebrate both occasions in one sitting. We’ve got ten healthy oatmeal breakfast ideas, an easy DIY on homemade oatmeal hand scrub, and then there’s these yummy recipes for oatmeal cookies: Oatmeal and Pie-Spice Cookies […]

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How to Take a Good Selfie

I don’t know about you, but left to my own (electronic) devices, my self portraits are a mess of funky Victoria-Beckham fish faces and triple chins. So, just in time for New Year’s Eve, I asked a beauty photographer how to take a proper selfie: • Optional but probably seriously great first step: Purchase the Camera+ app. It has an […]

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How to Wear Foundation on Dry Skin

Winter dryness can make your regular beauty regimen a pain. If you normally wear foundation but are hesitant to wear it over flaky skin, follow this advice from  Liliana Grajales, a spa director and makeup artist based in South Beach, Miami: • First, apply your daily moisturizer, and let it sink in completely, for at least five minutes. • Using […]

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