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The Best Way to Combat Water Spots

If you have a shower with a glass door, then there’s a good chance you’ve got water spots. How to get rid of them once and for all? The only thing you really need is a bottle of distilled white vinegar. Simply soak a few paper towels in the substance, then lay them over the splotches in a single layer. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Mothballs

Fall has officially arrived. It’s time to bid farewell to your summer clothes and break out the cold weather garb. It might sound contrary to any advice you got from mom, but it’s best to skip the mothballs when you’re packing up and storing your off-season clothes.

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Seasonal Cake Topper Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Of My Affection on Wedding Chicks] From place settings to favors, there are so many ways to incorporate seasonal elements into your wedding details. Ever considered dessert? Turn seasonal gems (hello, apples!) into unique cake toppers.  Get more cake ideas and fall wedding inspiration.

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How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer

You’ve done your research and found a fragrance you adore. The tough part: How to make it actually last the night. If you’re trying to go the evening without your perfume completely fading, there are a few tricks to try. According to Jean Claude Ellena, a perfumer for Hermès, there are three things to attribute to the staying power of […]

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The Secret to Freezing Fresh Herbs

If you always find yourself with leftover fresh herbs when you’re done making a recipe, don’t throw them out, or let them linger (and wilt) in the refrigerator. Instead, make herb ice cubes—perfect for tossing in with pasta, stews and sauces. Here’s how: Fill ice-cube trays two-thirds of the way full with chopped herbs and cover with oil or melted […]

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Never Leave Sneakers in the Car

Here in the Northeast, late summer/early autumn is often an ideal time for outdoor exercise, but unpredictable temperatures should remind you to properly care for your shoes. Though keeping sneakers in the car is a convenient way to be prepared for a spontaneous workout, beware of extreme weather: Both hot and cold weather can wear down the rubber in your […]

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Easy Fall Outfit Idea

Fall weather always poses a fashion conundrum—will it be chilly? Warm? Maybe chilly in the morning and then summer-hot in the afternoon? How do you dress for that? The good news: There is one super-simple outfit you can create in no time that will work in any number of situations (and temperatures). Try pairing slim jeans with a tee and […]

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Is Your Child Safety Seat Safe?

To culminate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21), stop by a National Seat Check Saturday event in your area on September 21.

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When to Replace Potting Soil

The key to healthy plant life is hearty soil—and fortunately, the nourishing earth that sits underneath your plants is easier to maintain than the greenery itself. Here’s how to check if it needs replacing: • If mold or a fungus grows on the soil’s surface (this happens when soil is always moist), repot the plant entirely. Same goes for soil […]

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Yes, You Can Still Wear Your Maxi Dress

Autumn may be right around the corner (and these chilly New York temps certainly signal it’s arrival), but that doesn’t mean you have to put your favorite maxi dress away until next summer.

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