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Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Over half of women complain about pain in their breasts when exercising (and not just fuller-figured women!), says Fresh Pair bra fit expert Bobbie Smith. Are you one of them?

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A Quick Way to Combat Dry Skin

With colder weather on the forefront, dry skin is almost inevitable—but here’s a trick to at least soften the blow: Go easy on the soap. By all means, suds up where you need it most, but those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin don’t need to use soap all over the body. According to Roger Ceilley, a clinical professor […]

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How to Peel and Slice a Butternut Squash

It’s butternut squash season—and for soup and salad lovers, that’s very good news. Peeling and trimming this roly-poly winter squash may seem daunting, but that’s no reason to resort to the precut version (which spoils quickly). Just follow these steps… and use a very sharp knife. STEP 1: Using a chef’s knife or serrated knife, cut ½ inch off each end […]

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How to Apply Shimmery Eye Shadow

Shimmer shadow is far less fetching when it collects under your eyes. To get it to stay in place, apply the sparkly stuff only with fingertips, never a brush. While a brush flicks pigment all over the place,  the oil from your fingers helps pigments stay on your skin. As for which shimmer to use: For goofproof glam, choose two […]

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When to Buy a New Pillow

Laying your head on your pillow each night should be an exercise in comfort and serenity—not a guaranteed way to wake up with a neck cramp. Here’s a quick test to see if it’s time for a new one: Fold your pillow in half, squeezing out the air. If it doesn’t spring back to shape, you’re overdue for a new […]

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Do You Always Burn the Garlic?

Garlic–and it’s pungent flavor–is an indispensable ingredient in many dishes, but burning the delicate herb can impart a harsh bitterness to your meal. Here are two ways to ensure you don’t scorch the garlic the next time you cook dinner.

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3 Ways To Wear Florals For Fall

Pretty, feminine, flowery prints are a no-brainer for spring, but they transition just as beautifully into autumn. To keep from looking like you’ve accidentally mixed up your months, try these three simple tips: 1. Florals in a color palette that echos autumn leaves look on-point with the season. Think burgundies, deep oranges, and muted yellows (with some jewel tones thrown […]

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What to Do With Leftover Wine

I hesitate to admit that there’s rarely any leftover wine in my house but, if you do find yourself with a bit of extra vino, here’s two ways ensure nothing goes to waste.

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Save Money on Beauty Products By Buying Generic

Navigating the beauty aisle at drugstores can be tricky—sometimes stores will put a house-brand product right next to a near-identical brand-name one. The bright side? The copycat pick may be the better choice. As a general rule, house-brand cosmetics often contain the same ingredients as their more famous twins. Ron Robinson, the founder of BeautyStat.com, suggests thinking of these products […]

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The Best Time to Go Grocery Shopping

Have you ever been food shopping on a day you don’t normally go, and find that the store feels completely different? It makes sense: Most supermarkets get their deliveries on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, so a bread shelf that looks lonely on a Sunday night may be overstuffed mid-week. That said, while the freshest selections are the aforementioned days, […]

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