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Best Flared Jeans For Petites

If you’re petite, you’re probably more than familiar with the problem of finding the perfect flared jean; invariably, the inseam is too long, but hemming a flared leg to a petite length usually just turns it into a boot-cut. But there’s good news! MiH Jean‘s “Casablanca” style —while not available in petite sizes per se— does come with a shorter inseam […]

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An Easy Way to Open a Clamshell Package

Tearing through the hard plastic packaging that sometimes surrounds a product can be… frustrating, to put it mildly. Fortunately, there’s a surprisingly easy way to cut through the clamshell, no futile scissors required. Flip the package over, with the front facing down. From there, grab a sharp can opener, clamp the rightmost edge of the package, and glide the miracle-worker […]

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An Excuse-Busting Workout Plan

If you can’t seem to make your workout happen, try this strategy instead: Take three 10-minute walks each day.

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How to Make Your Eyes Look Younger

While many beautiful things have been written about eyes—not to mention countless songs—I’m going to throw out another eye truism about which absolutely no one waxes poetic: Eyes are the first place that really show your age. You’ve heard of people with gray hair who still look youthful (mostly men, but that’s a topic for another day), but crinkly eyes? […]

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Dry-Clean Your Separates Together

Do your suit separates tend to fade at different rates? The culprit could be the way you clean them. Because of the chemicals, finishing, and pressing used in dry-cleaning, there’s a good chance the pieces you get cleaned less often will outlast their over-laundered mates. Be sure to clean all of your separates together—after checking, of course, if they really […]

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Avoid This Common Beauty Ingredient

Not all that glitters is gold, and not all that smells good is good for you. The next time you’re shopping for beauty items, check the label and be sure you don’t see the term “fragrance” listed as a standalone ingredient. Says Dr. Mitchell Chasin, a New Jersey-based cosmetic physician and skincare expert, “Skin care companies get away with the […]

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A Simple Strategy to Speed-Up Dinner Prep

Don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner? Make major headway on meals by measuring ahead of time. Rather than fussing with a measuring cup in a time crunch, find five minutes throughout the day (or the night before) to combine all the spices you need for a dish in a plastic bag or a small bowl. In […]

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Bright Idea for Your Wedding Venue from Loverly

[Photo by Stephen Michael Photo on Heart Love Weddings] Not everyone can afford to get married at a magical venue—magical meaning no additional decorating or creative improvising to transform a blank space. The good news is that a little sparkle can go a long way. Consider wrapping strands of lights around trees to create the right ambiance at cocktail hour or […]

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Easy Outfit Idea: Better-Than-Basic Black

It’s hard not to sing the praises of a head-to-toe black ensemble. It’s slimming, it’s chic, it’s simple to put together, and it resists getting dirty and staining. But if you find the concept of all-black-everything a bit blasé, there is one super-simple way to give it a little interest: Just add texture. Wear a pair of black leather pants […]

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Banish Bleach Stains from Your Towels

Have you ever washed and dried a load of bath towels—without a drop of bleach–then discovered a few random white splotches on them? (It can happen with colored sheets too!) You’re probably bleaching them without even realizing it. You see, many products we use in the bathroom, from shower cleaners to toothpaste to acne medication, contain bleaching agents. When you […]

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