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DIY Gift Idea: Homemade iPhone Photo Case

Feeling crafty? Try this easy iPhone photo case tutorial from Richard Carriere, photography and craft expert for CyberLink. To start, you’ll need a clear iPhone case, a photo of your choice, a hole punch, a pen/pencil, and scissors. • Trace the iPhone case onto the paper, and cut it out. • Place your desired photo (maybe a picture of you […]

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How to Ship Cookies

If you’re sending holiday treats, follow this advice to ensure the goods get to their destination in one piece.

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Fun Maid of Honor Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Brandi Welles on Inspired By This] When it comes to picking your bridal party, chances are you’ve chosen your MOH for countless reasons. Sister? Cousin? BFF? Woman who will throw (or help your mom throw) a fabulous bridal shower? And in our opinion, it’s the small and unique touches that take a shower from typical to untoppable. At […]

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Pricey Alterations That Aren’t Worth the Money

Whether you found a great deal on a slightly irregular coat, or if you’ve got your eye on a beautiful vintage dress, keep in mind that not all alternations are equal. These tailoring fixes are typically not worth the money, as they often require a total overhaul of the whole garment: • Oversized shoulders • A droopy crotch area • […]

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The Ultimate Layer

With the weather still waffling between freezing temps and unexpectedly warm days, it’s time to get creative with layering. The must-have? A vest. When it’s truly frigid, the right vest adds an extra shot of warmth beneath a coat. More temperate? Vests become an outer later that still lets your ensemble underneath shine. Look for options with a bit of […]

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Top 10 Hiding Spots for Holiday Gifts

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, now you need to find a place to hide the presents! According to The National Retail Foundation, shoppers started buying gifts earlier than ever this year. Since all those gifts have to stay under wraps for longer, parents have come up with some very creative hiding spots to outwit wandering eyes and keep the surprise alive. Need some ideas?

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Get Help With Your Holiday Shopping List

Fresh out of creative ideas for your mother-in-law? If your ever-growing holiday shopping list is overwhelming, don’t stress just yet.

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Is Your Nail Polish Expired?

Notice your nail color isn’t as shiny and bright as it used to be? There’s a good chance that your polish is expired, which can happen over time. If a simple shake of your nail polish doesn’t solve discoloration and color separation, it’s probably time to toss the bottle. Says John McCook, a cosmetics chemist and the CEO of Discovery […]

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Don’t Throw Away the Cheese Rind!

After you finish a wedge of hard grating cheese–like Parmesan or pecorino–freeze the rind to use in soups, stews, tomato sauce, and other dishes.

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Do You Have Combination Skin?


You may have noticed how many beauty brands have started labeling products “for combination skin.” So what does that mean, and how do you know if those products are right for you? Unless your face is constantly shiny or perpetually parched, chances are you have combination skin, says Real Simple Beauty Assistant Jenny Jin. One quick way to test if […]

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