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Which Apples Are Best for Cooking?

If you’re headed to the apple orchards this weekend–or even your local supermarket–consult this chart to learn more about the different types and what to use them for.

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The Right Way to Hang Artwork

Home décor can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be hard. If you fall in love with a piece, follow this simple advice to ensuring that your artwork is getting the most out of its display. Nick Olsen, a New York City-based interior decorator, suggests right off the bat to lower your wall hangings: “People tend to hang [art] […]

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A Smart Way to Check a Garment’s Quality

Finding a good deal while shopping is always exciting—but before you buy an item based on its great price tag, use this quick trick for seeing if there’s a good reason for why your potential buy is marked down. Turn the garment or bag inside out, and inspect the lining. According to Christian Siriano, who designs a line of shoes […]

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Never Lose a Sock Again

One of the most frustrating aspects of doing laundry (other than, well, doing laundry) is the number of socks that emerge from the wash without their pair.

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A Simple DIY Face Scrub

With summer officially behind us, it’s time to treat that sun-damaged skin—and you don’t need to buy anything to make a difference. Rather than splurging on face scrubs, you can simply add a pinch of brown sugar to your regular cleanser. Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare and wellness company based […]

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Protect Your Teeth From Soda

When you’re craving a soft drink, the last thing you need is a lecture—actually, a lecture may be the second-to-last thing. A dental bill, on the other hand? That’s definitely at the bottom of the list. According to Anthony Iacopino, a dentist and Winnipeg, Manitoba–based spokesperson for the American Dental Association, “The acid content in soda erodes enamel.” To prevent […]

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The Best Spot to Test Lip Color

When searching for that perfect lip shade, looks can be deceiving when it comes to the color of the product before it leaves the bottle or tube. You may be tempted to check the color on the back of your hand, but there’s an even better spot to try: The tip of a finger. Grab a mirror and see for […]

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Charming Autumn Wedding Idea from Loverly

 [Photo by Laura Babb on Golden Apple Designs] Getting married this fall? Take advantage of the seasonal elements (apples, pumpkins, foliage) while planning out the details. At this festive affair, the autumn’s all-star stepped up to escort guests to their seats. See more fall wedding ideas and place card ideas.

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An Easy Way to Get Rid of Pet Hair

So you’re having guests over, but your couch is covered in Fido or Fluffy’s fur. Don’t panic: Just head to the kitchen and grab your rubber gloves.

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An Easy Way to Streamline Your Skin Care

If you’re confused about the best way to layer your skin care products—think serum, moisturizer, and foundation (or is it moisturizer, foundation, and then serum)—you’ll be happy to know that in the equation, the most important aspect is probably saving your sanity. Miami-based dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo suggests mixing your products in your palm and applying as one, or as she […]

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